The EPCR and the Rugby Football Union (RFU) have announced that Twickenham Stadium will host the 2021 Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals.
This year there will also be a limited number of fans permitted to attend the matches, in line with the UK government’s roadmap to recovery.
Leinster is in the semi-finals this weekend against La Rochelle and Toulouse plays Bordeaux Begles in the other semi-final.
Up to 10,000 spectators will be able to buy tickets for each game with the Challenge Cup decider scheduled for Friday, 21 May at 20.00 and the Heineken Champions Cup final going ahead on Saturday, 22 May at 16.45 (kick-offs local time).
Marseille had been initially due to stage the finals, but restrictions put in place to limit the transmission of COVID-19 made it impractical to accommodate all ticket holders and the matches have been deferred to 2022 as a consequence.
The finals will return to London in 2023 when they will be played at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Meanwhile, plans are also advanced for the 2021/22 season with confirmation that 24 clubs – including eight representatives from each of the Gallagher Premiership, TOP 14, and Guinness PRO14 – will once again contest the Heineken Champions Cup. Further details regarding the formats and key dates for EPCR’s tournaments will be communicated as soon as practicable.
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