Cardiff will stage European club rugby’s Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals in 2025, the EPCR organisers have announced.
Jake White’s decision to overhaul his squad and coaching staff has paid off with the Vodacom Bulls leading the SA Shield halfway through the season. @Vodacom #URC
The dates and times of the round of 16 fixtures for the Champions and Challenge cup competitions have been confirmed.
The DHL Stormers recovered from an early-season wobble on tour to go on an incredible run which has resurrected their top-four hopes and seen them escape the Champions Cup’s Pool of Death.
While all five South African teams progressed to the Champions and Challenge Cup playoffs, Jake White is wary about what lies in wait for the Vodacom Bulls in the knockout rounds.
Dillyn Leyds dotted down to sustain La Rochelle’s Champions Cup title defence and set up a playoff rematch against the DHL Stormers in Cape Town.
The DHL Stormers, Vodacom Bulls and Sharks will be at home, while the Lions and Cheetahs will take to the road as SA’s full contingent qualified for their second taste of EPCR playoffs.
Jake White says the Vodacom Bulls face a more gruelling travel schedule after they clinched a home last 16 tie in the Champions Cup on Saturday.
John Dobson was beaming after the DHL Stormers secured a home playoff in the Champions Cup on the back of a win against Stade Francais in frigid Paris on Saturday night.
The DHL Stormers came from behind to beat a stubborn Stade Francais side in Paris on Saturday and secure a home Champions Cup playoff.