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BREAKING NEWS: European Rugby Champions Cup on Sport 24

Sport 24 is breaking even more boundaries and will broadcast the European Rugby Champions Cup LIVE & AS LIVESport 24-  European Rugby Champions Cup

A new era of rugby kicks off this weekend – broadcast on Sport 24 – this is a world first for passengers traveling by aircraft around the world will be able to watch the European Rugby Champions Cup LIVE whilst in transit.

The European Rugby Champions Cup is an annual competition for clubs within the top six nations in European Rugby. The competition replaces the Heineken Cup, and consists of the 20 best teams in Europe who compete from October through to May. The competition will showcase not only the top teams but also some of the finest players in the northern hemisphere. It is one of the most prestigious tournaments in rugby union, with high class rugby in which the new condensed format means it will be tougher and teams will have to be at their very best from their first game.

Format each season: 5 pools of 4 teams: Quarter Finals, Semi Finals & Final.
The five pool winners and the three best runners-up qualifying for the knockout stages

Teams: Saracens, Northampton Saints, Leicester Tigers, Harlequins, Bath, Sale Sharks, Wasps, Toulon, Montpellier, ASM Clermont Auvergne, Racing Metro, Toulouse, Castres Olympique, Leinster Rugby, Munster, Ulster, Benetton Treviso, Glasgow Warriors, Ospreys & Scarlets.

This weekend begins with some compelling of heavyweight clashes between European club rugby’s professional elite:

Friday 17th October 23:00 (GMT) Harlequins v Castres Olympique AS LIVE

Sunday 19th October 01:00 (GMT) Saracens v ASM Clermont Auvergne AS LIVE

Monday 20th October 06:00 (GMT) Leinster Rugby v Wasps AS LIVE

Check out Sport 24′s LIVE coverage schedule on the Sport 24 web site, or you can follow Sport 24 on Twitter for live updates.

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