European Cups: 2021/2022 calendar known

The EPCR announced on Wednesday the dates of the European events next season for the European Cup and the European Challenge.


The 2021/2022 European season will start on the weekend of 10, 11 and 12 December 2021. In the Champions Cup, the group phase will be played over four weekends, as it is this season. Then, the round of 16 will take place at the beginning of April, followed by “dry” matches until the final in Marseille on Saturday, May 28.


In 2020/2021, the formula of the final phase had to be reviewed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Are qualified for the Top 14 Toulouse, La Rochelle, Racing 92, Bordeaux-Bègles, Clermont, Stade Français, Castres and Montpellier (winner of the Challenge).

Dates of the European Cups (European Cup and European Challenge)

Day 1: December 10/11/12
Day 2: December 17/18/19
Day 3: January 14/15/16
Day 4: January 21/22/23

Round of 16 (first leg): April 8/9/10
Round of 16 (second leg): April 15/16/17
Quarterfinals: May 6/7/8
Semis: May 13/14/15

European Challenge Final: Friday, May 27, 2022 at the Velodrome
Champions Cup Final: Saturday, May 28, 2022 at the Velodrome

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