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European Rugby Champions Cup:
The European Rugby Champions Cup is an annual rugby union tournament organised by European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR). It is the top-tier competition for clubs whose countries' national teams compete in the Six Nations Championship. Clubs qualify for the Heineken Champions Cup via their final positions in their respective national/regional leagues or via winning the second-tier Challenge Cup; those that do not qualify are instead eligible to compete in the second-tier Challenge Cup.

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European Champions Cup: Does dynasty beckon for Exeter after historic win?

After clinching their first Champions Cup, could the next 10 years eclipse even Exeter's previous decade?
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'We never went away' - Exeter boss Baxter praises spirit that inspired climb to European glory

Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter says it is a "privilege" to be part of a club that "never goes away" after his side won the Champions Cup.
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Exeter win first European Champions Cup after holding off Racing 92 in epic final

Exeter Chiefs have just enough to keep Racing 92 at bay and clinch their first Champions Cup title in a thrilling final at Ashton Gate.
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From Championship to Champions Cup final - the inside story of Exeter's incredible rise

Five voices tell the inside story of Exeter's 10-year rise to the top of the European game.
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Nowell fit for Exeter Chiefs' landmark European final

Jack Nowell recovers from a foot injury to take his place in Exeter's starting XV for Saturday's Champions Cup final.
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Champions Cup final: Exeter Chiefs 'overwhelming favourites' - Matt Dawson

Former England scrum-half Matt Dawson says it would be "one of the greatest upsets in European history" if Exeter Chiefs fail to win the Champions Cup.
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Champions Cup final: Exeter and Racing 92 set for final after no positive coronavirus tests

Champions Cup finalists Exeter and Racing 92 return no positive coronavirus tests as they prepare for Saturday's showpiece fixture.
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Champions Cup final: Jack Nowell may feature in European showpiece for Exeter

Exeter report a clean bill of health for Saturday's Heineken Champions Cup final against Racing 92, with wing Jack Nowell back in training.
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Exeter beat Toulouse to reach Champions Cup final for first time

Exeter grind down free-running, fast-starting Toulouse to make the Champions Cup final for the first time in the club's history.
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Stunning Saracens, coronavirus cloud & World Cup plans

BBC Sport reviews a week of rugby, in which a stunning Saracens v Leinster European Champions Cup clash was the highlight.
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Exeter beat Northampton to reach first Champions Cup semi-final

Exeter are into their first Heineken Champions Cup semi-final after easing aside a patched-up but battling Northampton.
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Ulster brushed aside by Toulouse in Champions Cup

Toulouse score five tries to ease past Ulster and advance to the last four of the Heineken Champions Cup.
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Champions Cup: Saracens beat Leinster 25-17 in thrilling quarter-final

Reigning champions Saracens hold off a stirring Leinster fightback to win in a thrilling European quarter-final Dublin.
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Exeter want Premiership and European double, says wing Cuthbert

Exeter winger Alex Cuthbert says Chiefs are targeting a European Champions Cup and Premiership double.
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Slimmed down Champions Cup among planned changes to 2020-21 schedule

The 2020-21 season will see a slimmed-down European Champions Cup and the Premiership Rugby Cup scrapped.
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Dates for Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals confirmed

European Cup bosses confirm the rearranged 2020 Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup final dates.
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Impossible comebacks, dramatic finales & record-breaking teams - vote for the best European Cup final

The finale of this season's European Champions Cup was meant to take place this weekend - in its absence BBC Sport looks back at five classic finals.
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Champions and Challenge Cups postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

The Champions Cup and Challenge Cup semi-finals and finals are postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Sale reach Premiership Rugby Cup final with win over Saracens

Saracens' hope of silverware to relieve a troubled season now rests with the European Champions Cup after defeat at Sale.
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Saracens face Champions Cup misconduct complaint for using an ineligible player

Saracens are subject to a misconduct complaint after playing prop Titi Lamositele when he may have been ineligible.
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Saracens beat Racing 92 to reach Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals

Saracens' place in the Champions Cup quarter-finals is secured after they beat Racing 92 and Gloucester lose in Toulouse.
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Heineken European Champions Cup: Northampton Saints 33-20 Benetton

Northampton Saints recover to earn a bonus-point win over Benetton and keep alive hopes of reaching the Champions Cup knockout stages.
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Saracens keep European hopes alive with win at Ospreys

Saracens to keep alive their hopes of retaining the European Champions Cup with victory over Ospreys - despite playing for 75 minutes with 14 men.
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Anthony Watson injured as Bath lose to Harlequins in Champions Cup

England winger Anthony Watson suffers another injury as he limps out of Bath's 25-19 defeat by Harlequins in the Champions Cup.
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Sale European hopes over after La Rochelle loss

Sale's hopes of making the Champions Cup quarter-finals are over as they finish with 14 men in a 30-23 defeat away to La Rochelle.
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Champions Cup: Exeter seek home quarter-final draw after fourth win

Exeter director of rugby Rob Baxter says his team are focusing on securing a home quarter-final in the Heineken Champions Cup.
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Saracens 15-6 Munster: Title-holders keep European Champions Cup defence alive

Title-holders Saracens keep their Champions Cup defence alive after inflicting Munster's first European defeat of the season.
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Heineken Champions Cup: Connacht score two late tries to snatch 27-24 win over Gloucester

Connacht keep their Champions Cup hopes alive and deal a massive blow to Gloucester's by snatching a 27-24 win in Galway.
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Harlequins 10-34 Ulster: Irish side close on Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals

Ulster move closer to the Champions Cup quarter-finals and extend their lead at the top of Pool Three with a dominant victory at Harlequins.
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Sale 20-22 Exeter Chiefs: Chiefs on course for Heineken Champions Cup quarters

Exeter remain on course for the Champions Cup quarter-finals after extending their lead at the top of Pool Two with a win at Sale.
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Gloucester 26-17 Connacht: Cherry and Whites keep Heineken Champions Cup hopes alive

Gloucester keep their Champions Cup hopes alive after powering to a bonus-point win against Connacht.
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Champions Cup: Bath 17-34 Clermont Auvergne

Clermont Auvergne come from behind to go top of Pool Three and extend Bath's European Champions Cup misery.
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Sale Sharks 25-15 La Rochelle: Sale labour to victory over 14 men in Champions Cup

Sale Sharks produce a less-than-convincing display to beat 14-man La Rochelle in the European Champions Cup.
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Defending champions Saracens return to winning ways in the European Champions Cup with a bonus-point victory over Ospreys in Pool four.
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Holders Saracens are fined an undisclosed sum for not attending the launch of the 2019-20 European Champions Cup.
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Saracens start Champions Cup defence by losing heavily at Racing

Saracens begin their defence of the Heineken Champions Cup with a heavy defeat by Racing 92 in Paris.
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Champions Cup: Holders Saracens in tough pool with Munster, Racing 92 & Ospreys

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Holders Saracens are pooled with former winners Munster, Racing 92 and Ospreys as the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup draws are made.
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