European Rugby

EPCR reforms welcomed by PRO12 Rugby

PRO12 Rugby has today welcomed the announcement by EPCR regarding the changes to the qualification process for the European Rugby Champions Cup, taking effect from the 2017-18 season.

Key changes to the qualification format for the Champions Cup will be introduced by EPCR next season in a move which will create a more streamlined pathway to […]

May 18th, 2017|European Rugby, PRW News, Welsh Regions|0 Comments

Wales’ four pro teams excited by European Rugby Draw


The build-up to another exciting season of European Rugby kicked off with the pool draws in both the European Rugby Champions Cup and Challenge Cup competitions announced this week.

Scarlets will fly the flag for Welsh Rugby in the Champions Cup this season having been drawn in pool 3 alongside Aviva Premiership champions Saracens, former European […]

Big home game for Cardiff Blues in European Challenge Cup

USA international Blaine Scully will make his home debut as Cardiff Blues face Harlequins in the European Rugby Challenge Cup at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Thursday evening (kick-off 7.45pm).

Scully, who scored his first try for the region last weekend, comes into the team at full back.

Head Coach Danny Wilson makes just two changes […]

European Rugby returns to thrill crowds in Wales this weekend

European Rugby is back in Wales this weekend with two Pro teams kicking off their campaign with home ties on Sunday as the Ospreys take on Exeter Chiefs in the Champions Cup and the Newport Gwent Dragons are at home to Sale Sharks in the Challenge Cup.

The first European action to kick off will be […]

Excitement building for European Rugby weekend

European Rugby returns this weekend with two of Wales’ pro rugby teams kicking off their campaigns at home as the Ospreys host Exeter in the Champions Cup and the Newport Gwent Dragons face Sale at Rodney Parade in the Challenge Cup.

The Ospreys kick off their campaign on Sunday at the Liberty Stadium at 5.30pm facing […]

Dragons flying the flag in Europe for Welsh Pro Rugby

Pro Rugby Wales and the Welsh Regions wish the Newport Gwent Dragons the very best in their high profile European Challenge Cup semi-final against Edinburgh (Fri 17th KO 7.45pm) at the BT Murrayfield Stadium.

Mark Davies, Chief Executive of Pro Rugby Wales said: “Our very best wishes go to the Newport Gwent Dragons at one of […]

April 17th, 2015|Dragons, European Rugby, PRW News, Welsh Regions|0 Comments

Ryan Jones relishing high profile all-Welsh European derby

Former Wales international Ryan Jones knows a thing or two about big Welsh derbies and says Saturday’s Euro quarter-final at Rodney Parade will be a huge occasion and great profile for regional rugby in Wales.

Jones said: “First and foremost you have to recognise the magnitude of this fixture and what it means to the players, […]

Regions Secure Two Great Euro Wins

The regions claimed two valuable home wins and suffered two away defeats in a weekend of mixed results in European action for the Welsh teams.

Newport Gwent Dragons and Scarlets both secured vital home victories to keep their European campaigns ticking over nicely, while the Ospreys suffered an agonising close defeat out in France and the […]

December 15th, 2014|Cardiff Blues, Dragons, European Rugby, Ospreys, Scarlets|0 Comments

Big Euro Weekend For Regions Ahead Of Festive Derbies

The four Welsh regions are looking forward to doing battle in another massive weekend of European cup rugby after they collected key points from crunch fixtures in Round 3.

As the knockout stages of the European Rugby Champions Cup and Challenge Cup draw closer two home games plus trips to England and France present vital opportunities […]

December 12th, 2014|Cardiff Blues, Dragons, European Rugby, Ospreys, Scarlets|0 Comments

Regions Pick Up Vital European Points

The regions claimed vital points in the European Rugby Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup this weekend with two excellent wins and a thrilling draw.

Strengthened by the return of their internationals the regions produced some great performances, with Cardiff Blues and Newport Gwent Dragons both registering excellent wins, whilst the Ospreys kept their hopes […]

December 8th, 2014|Cardiff Blues, Dragons, European Rugby, Ospreys, Scarlets|0 Comments