Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Home Sport Rugby

Twickenham to host European final

Twickenham has been chosen to host the inaugural final of the European Rugby Champions Cup on May 2, European Professional Club Rugby has announced.

The decision follows a successful bid by the Rugby Football Union in the tender process, which was open to the six countries competing in the successor to the Heineken Cup.

It will be the fifth time Twickenham has hosted European club rugby's annual showpiece with competition now entering a 20th year.

"The RFU's bid will guarantee the best possible financial return to the clubs," a statement released by EPCR read.

London will also provide the setting for the final of the European Rugby Challenge Cup with Twickenham Stoop, home to Harlequins, staging the event on May 1.

"The RFU's bid was extremely strong," EPCR director and executive committee member Bruce Craig said.

"The fact that we're going to London for the 2015 finals is hugely positive for European club rugby."

Tickets for the two finals go on public sale on Monday.

How to Complain

If you have a complaint about the editorial content of the Belfast Telegraph or Sunday Life then contact the Editor here. If you are not satisfied with the response provided then you can contact the Independent Press Standards Organisation here

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?


From Belfast Telegraph