The first knockout stages of the Champions Cup will be played this weekend with three French teams still in contention. Discover the program.
The Champions Cup finals kick off this Friday 31 March with two British teams, Leicester Tigers and Edinburgh. On Saturday April 2, other clubs will enter the competition with the Sharks against Munster, the Stormers and Harlequins, Leinster and Ulsters or Stade Rochelais against Gloucester. Stade Rochelais are favorites since the French club's European campaign has been very successful. Les Rochelais finished first in Group B without losing a game.
This is also the case for Stade Toulousain, which finished second due to the number of points scored. The Toulousains will play Sunday at home against the Bulls. They leave with a definite advantage, especially since the stars of the Top 14 team have returned (Ramos, Dupont, Ntamack...). Still on Sunday, there is Montpellier on a less favorable tie. The Héraultais will move to the Sandy Park lawn of the Exeter Chiefs who finished second in group A.
All Champions Cup Round of 16 fixtures are streamed in full on beIN Sports. Stade Rochelais' games against Gloucester and Stade Toulousain's games against the Bulls are also shown on France TV.
Three French teams will compete in the round of 16 of the 2023 European Rugby Cup scheduled for March 31 to April 2. Among them are Stade Rochelais, Montpellier and the leader of the Top 14, Stade Toulousain.
Friday, March 31
Saturday April 1
Sunday, April 2
Discover all the results of the day of the European Rugby Cup
The Rugby Europe Cup Round of 16 schedule runs between March 31 and April 1/2.
Here is the classification of the two groups of the European Rugby Cup. The first eight of each group will qualify for the round of 16 of the competition.
Here is the detail of the winners since the creation of the European Rugby Cup in 1996: