The joy of the English Saracens, winners of the final of the 2019 Champions Cup against the Irish of Leinster, in Newcastle. - Chris Lishman / Rex / Sipa
- The EPCR, organizer of the Champions Cup and the Challenge Cup, has announced the rescheduling of the quarter-finals 2019-2020, postponed due to coronavirus, the weekend of September 18, 19 and 20.
- The semi-finals will take place on the weekend of September 25, 26 and 27 and the finals on October 16 and 17, probably in Marseille.
- Three French clubs are involved in the Champions Cup (Toulouse, Clermont and Racing 92) and three others in the Challenge Cup (Toulon, Castres and the Union Bordeaux-Bègles).
Didier Lacroix announced it on June 3, as a preamble to his post-Covid 19 back-to-school conference. The Stade Toulousain president hoped to play his Champions Cup quarter-final, originally scheduled for April 5 against Ulster, on June 20. September, in a packed Stadium. For the gauge, it will still be necessary to wait, but for the date, here it is answered. The EPCR, in charge of organizing the European Cups, set the dates for the 2019-2020 final stages during its steering committee on Wednesday.
🚨 Announcement 🚨
📅 The quarter-finals of the Champions Cup will be played on the weekend of September 18-20
All you need to know about the schedule for the final phases ➡️ https://t.co/atthiLRU0P pic.twitter. com / GnKf1xgh6e
The quarters of the Champions Cup (also with the Franco-French shock Clermont - Racing 92) and its little sister the Challenge Cup (including Toulon - Scarlets, Leicester - Castres and UBB - Edinburgh) will take place well on the weekend of the 18 , September 19 and 20. The semi-finals are scheduled for the following weekend. Times and locations will be revealed soon.
🚨 Announcement 🚨
📅 The quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup will be played on the weekend of September 18-20
All you need to know about the schedule for the final phases ➡️ https://t.co/ObJe9bX33t pic.twitter. com / bdwExMjqDO
For the finals, that of the Challenge Cup is scheduled for Friday, October 16, that of the Champions Cup on Saturday, October 17. "The EPCR remains determined to organize these matches in Marseille," says the organizer, as planned before the pandemic and the postponements of matches it has induced.
The 2020-2021 European Cup will start in mid-December
This portion of the 2019-2020 season will become part of the 2020-2021 calendar, since the Top 14 must start on September 5. The 2020-2021 European Cup is set to start on the weekend of 11, 12 and 13 December, in an original format. The Champions Cup should therefore be made up of 24 clubs (compared to 20 today) with eight representatives from each championship.
This provisional widening of the competition would make it possible to "fish" Toulouse and Montpellier, respectively seventh and eighth of the last Top 14, prematurely frozen in early March due to coronavirus.
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