As the 2021/2022 Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup seasons begin this weekend, rugby fans will have the opportunity to follow both competitions in different ways.
In the Champions Cup 24 elite clubs, including nine former European champions, compete in two pools of 12. Also, the new formula of the EPCR Challenge Cup divides 15 clubs into three pools, with two triple European champions, Saracens. and RC Tolan.
While the contest will be broadcast in more than 150 countries around the world, and The streaming platform is back for this seasonThere is no dearth of opportunities to follow these meetings.
BT Sport will broadcast all 48 matches of the Champions Cup group stage in the UK and Ireland, starting with an exciting Pool A match at 9 pm on Friday. There is also a meeting to follow in France on the antennas of beIN Sports which will broadcast all meetings of French clubs present on the European scene.
For its part, France Television will present two posters of the Champions Cup each weekend, such as the first day’s meetings between Union Bordeaux-Bageles and Leicester Tigers (Saturday, at 4:15 pm), as well as the protest between Stade Rochelles and Glasgow. Warriors (Sunday, 4:15 pm). A meeting of the EPCR Challenge Cup will take place on the schedule of France 4, starting with the Lyon-Gloucester rugby match (Friday, 9 pm).
Channel 4 in the UK and Ireland, as well as Virgin Media in Ireland, also offers free coverage of each day’s biggest games, including the Pool B opener between Stade Toulouse and Cardiff Rugby at 1:00 pm on Saturday, as They want to defend their Heineken Champions Cup title.
In addition, BT Sport will broadcast a selection of the best matches from the Challenge Cup, including Gloucester Rugby’s tour of Lyon on Friday at 9 p.m., while S4C will begin its coverage on Saturday with the USAP & Dragons clash of Pool B. At the Ame-Giral Stadium.
Global Champions Cup broadcast coverage ,
UK – BT Sport, Channel 4
Ireland – BT Sport, Virgin Media and Channel 4
France – Sports and Television of France
Italy – Sky Italy
USA – NBC
Spain and Andorra – Telefonica
Germany, Switzerland and Austria – more from Sports TV
Africa – Supersport
New Zealand – Sky
Pacific Islands – Digicel
Middle East & North Africa, Southeast Asia & Australia – JOIN THE GAME
South America – ESPN
Caribbean – Sportsmax
Portugal – Sport TV
Malte – GO
The first day of the Champions Cup will begin this weekend with some exciting matches.
— Champions Cup France (@ChampionsCup_FR) December 7, 2021
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