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New Champions Cup dates for 2019/20 announced

Northampton Saints’ Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final clash against Exeter Chiefs is now expected to be played on the weekend of 18/19/20 September.

EPCR today announced the new dates for the postponed knockout stage matches of the competition, with the playing of matches still subject to government guidelines and placing the health and welfare of players, club staff, match officials, and supporters at the forefront.

It is now planned that the quarter-finals of both tournaments will be played on the weekend of 18/19/20 September with the semi-finals scheduled for the weekend of 25/26/27 September.

Exact fixture dates, venues, kick-off times and TV coverage will be announced in the near future.

The European season will conclude with the Heineken Champions Cup final on Saturday, 17 October. EPCR remains committed to staging the match in Marseille – however, the situation is under review in light of public gathering and international travel restrictions which might be in place at the time of the finals.

EPCR and the local organising committee in Marseille intend to clarify the position regarding the finals, including details of ticket refunds where applicable, as soon as possible.

New Heineken Champions Cup dates

  • Quarter-finals: weekend of 18/19/20 September
  • Semi-finals: weekend of 25/26/27 September
  • Final: Saturday, 17 October

Ticket holders: Exeter Chiefs vs Northampton Saints

With Saints’ European quarter-final match due to be played at Sandy Park, all tickets purchased – including those bought through the Saints Ticket Office – are subject to Exeter Chiefs’ reimbursement policy.

Chiefs have specified this will only be applicable if matches are cancelled or have to be played behind closed doors, and will be activated once that time comes.

Exeter have confirmed that all ticket purchasers for the match will be eligible to receive a full ticket refund, paid automatically via the original payment method. Those supporters who purchased coach travel to Exeter will also receive an automatic refund.

To read Exeter Chiefs’ statement in full, please CLICK HERE.

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