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Champions Cup Rugby Enters New Era As Investec Is Unveiled As Title Sponsor

Champions Cup Rugby Enters New Era As Investec Is Unveiled As Title Sponsor

It's an exciting time for Champions Cup Rugby, as Investec was revealed as new title sponsor for five seasons, signaling a thrilling new era for the sport.

Aug 31, 2023 by Philip Bendon
Champions Cup Rugby Enters New Era As Investec Is Unveiled As Title Sponsor

European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) announced a new title sponsor for its marquee Champions Cup tournament. 

International bank and wealth manager Investec will sponsor the tournament for the next five seasons in what is a hugely exciting development for the organizers and the sport as a whole. 

Comprising of the top eight teams from three leagues – the Top 14, United Rugby Championship and English Premiership, the tournament is the most renowned international club rugby competition, with teams from Ireland, Wales, England, Scotland, France, Italy and South Africa competing. 

Speaking at the unveiling of the new sponsorship, EPCR Chairman Dominic McKay said: 

“Following a record-breaking season for EPCR with over 1.3 million fans returning to stadiums and getting behind their clubs across the seven countries, in addition to further millions tuning in to our broadcasters worldwide, it’s a brilliant time to welcome Investec into our growing partner family with such positivity surrounding the Investec Champions Cup and EPCR. 

“Our combined passion for the game will enable us to deliver our new ambitious strategy for the Investec Champions Cup as we seek to grow our audiences further around the world in an intentional and sustainable way.” 

Echoing McKay’s excitement, Investec Chief Marketing Officer Abey Mokgwatsane said: 

“We are proud to sponsor the world’s premier club rugby competition. The Investec Champions Cup embodies out-of-the-ordinary sporting achievement and is a fantastic platform to further innovate in diversity, sustainability and financial solutions.” 

The Investec Champions Cup will kick off in early December with back-to-back winner Stade Rochelais reigniting its rivalry with last season’s runner-up, Leinster Rugby, in what is sure to be another monumental clash between two of the world’s best clubs. 

The EPCR finals weekend, featuring the Investec Champions Cup showpiece match, will be staged at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on May 24-25, 2024. Single tickets for the London 24 finals are on sale now. 

For North American and US Territories rugby fans, the Investec Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cups will be streamed live and exclusively on FloRugby. 

2023-2024 Schedule

Round 1 – Dec. 8-10, 2023

Round 2 – Dec. 15-17, 2023

Round 3 – Jan. 12-14, 2024

Round 4 – Jan. 19-21, 2024

Round of 16 – April 5-7, 2024

Quarterfinals – April 12-14, 2024

Semifinals – May 3-5, 2024 

EPCR Challenge Cup final – Friday, May 24, 2024 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Investec Champions Cup final – Saturday, May 25, 2024 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium