What changes will be applied to register teams in the Champions League and in the Challenge Cup?


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What changes will be applied to register teams in the Champions League and in the Challenge Cup?

There will be no limit of players, those who in the group stage did it in another team and the quota of non-European players will be able to play.

The EPCR released details of the list in good faith that the teams will present to face the quarterfinals of the Champios and the Challenge Cup. There will be no player limit, they will have to have at least 12 players for the scrum, one Player who prior to the pandemic played for another club may do so in a new one and the quota for non-European players is removed.

Before the resumption of the 2019/20 season of the Champions Cup and the Challenge Cup, the body that governs the destinations of the competition confirmed the details of the registration of players for the elimination stages of both tournaments that due to the pandemic remained in the quarterfinals. final. He also made clear the rule amendments regarding team selection for game day.

The 16 clubs that have qualified for the quarterfinals must register their rosters no later than Tuesday, September 1, and to ensure that clubs can select the strongest roster possible for match day under the current circumstances, there will be no limit for the number of players they can register.

In order for scrums to always be contested, clubs must ensure that their updated squads include at least 12 players who are adequately trained and experienced in front row positions.

Since several players have recently changed clubs, it has been exceptionally decided to waive the rule that prohibits players from playing for different clubs in the same competition in the same season.

In other words, a player who has already been selected to a team for match day during the group stage of this season’s Heineken Champions Cup or Challenge Cup will be eligible to play for his new club in the same competition during the stage. eliminatory, provided your registration is approved by EPCR and the corresponding union.

In addition, and also exceptionally, there will be no limit to the number of non-European players that can be selected from a squad of 23 on match day during the knockout phases of both tournaments.

The quarterfinals will be the following:

Champions Cup
19/9
Leinster – Saracens
Clermont – Racing 92

20/9
Toulouse – Ulster
Exeter – Northampton

Challenge Cup
18/9

Bristol – Dragons

19/9
Bourdeaux – Edinburgh
Toulon – Scarlets

20/9
Leicester – Castres

Semifinals: weekend of September 25/26/27
Finals: weekend of October 16/17/18 (venues to be announced).


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