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EPCR expands Champions Cup, Challenge Cup with South African entries

Leolin Zas of the Stormers during the United Rugby Championship quarter-final match against Edinburgh on June 4, 2022 (by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

European Professional Club Rugby, organising body of the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup, has announced the expansion of the two club competitions with the inclusion of five South African teams.

The Stormers, Bulls, Sharks and Lions, who have qualified from the United Rugby Championship, will join from the 2022-23 season. The Bloemfontein-based Cheetahs have been invited to participate in the 2022-23 Challenge Cup.

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