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EPCR’s revamped 2020-21 plans offer glimpse of future commercial cycle format

EPCR director general Vincent Gaillard speaks at 2018/19 Heineken Champions Cup launch in Dublin (Photo By Sam Barnes/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Format changes implemented to the Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup by European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) include elements that the organising body is looking to introduce during the next commercial rights cycle.

The EPCR board has unanimously approved the inclusion of 24 teams – instead of 20 – in the top-tier Champions Cup with eight representatives each from the English Premiership, Pro14 and France’s Top 14.

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