Experience European rugby with exclusive Gullivers Sports Travel packages!

And now, Gullivers Sports Travel, with over 50 years of experience crafting unforgettable fan experiences, brings you the chance to witness Edinburgh Rugby battle it out in the EPCR Challenge Cup! From the historic Kingsholm Stadium and ‘The Shed’ to the electric Stade de La Rabine in Vannes, we’ve got exclusive packages designed to put you right in the […]

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Bayonne rematch & Georgian encounter: Edinburgh’s European fixtures announced

The European adventure kicks off on Friday 6 December (kick-off 8pm) with an away trip to Gloucester at Kingsholm Stadium. The campaign opener is repeat of last season’s EPCR Challenge Cup clash and follows on from September’s Scottish Building Society pre-season match-up with the Cherry & Whites at Hive Stadium. The excitement ignites upon Edinburgh’s return to […]

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EPCR Challenge Cup pool draw format confirmed

Both draws will be streamed live on and the event, which will be co-presented by Sarra Elgan and Vincent Pochulu, will start at 11.00 (UK-Irish time) / 12.00 (South African-Italian time) / 14.00 (Georgian time) with the draw for the EPCR Challenge Cup pools, and the Investec Champions Cup draw will follow at approximately […]

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Two-match Euro Pass now on sale!

Edinburgh Rugby fans can secure (and save) on their place at this season’s European Challenge Cup action at Hive Stadium with a two-match EURO PASS – saving 20% – on sale now! GET YOUR EURO PASS HERE! French Top 14 stars Castres Olympique and English giants Gloucester come to the capital in December and January […]

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New Champions Cup qualification for 2023/24

In a change from the previous qualification method employed by the BKT URC for the previous two campaigns, all eight top-ranked teams from the league table will qualify for the Investec Champions Cup with the remaining sides taking their place in the EPCR Challenge Cup. The winners of the regional Shields will no longer be awarded […]

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Edinburgh Rugby to host Gloucester and Castres Olympique in EPCR Challenge Cup

The capital club will also travel to face ASM Clermont Auvergne and URC rivals Scarlets in Pool 3 as tournament organisers EPCR today announced the fixture schedule for the European competition, which kicks off in December. Edinburgh Rugby Managing Director Douglas Struth said: “We’re really excited to see both Gloucester and Castres Olympique visit the […]

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Challenge Cup explainer and live pool draw

The event will start at 12.30pm BST with the draw for the EPCR Challenge Cup pools which will be followed by the Champions Cup draw at approximately 12.50pm BST. Viewers will be able to create a free account on EPCRugby.TV to access the draws which will be presented by Sarra Elgan (BT Sport) and Vincent Pochulu (beIN SPORTS). […]

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Blair: We found a way to win and that’s important

On Castres “I was really impressed with them. They’ve got size, they’ve got cohesion and they don’t do a huge amount of special things as a team, but they stick in there and their set-piece was good, so that put pressure on us, especially in the first half when the breeze was against us. “The […]

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Ritchie relishing European clash with familiar faces

Castres’ Australian forward, Tom Staniforth, and Ritchie were teammates during an exchange year at Strathallan School, during which time the Scotland skipper and towering lock forged a close relationship both on and off the field. “Both Nick de Crespigny and Tom Staniforth are guys I know well at Castres,” explained Ritchie. “We did a school […]

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Meet Castres Olympique

Club history Founded in 1898, the club took its current name in 1906. They play at the Stade Pierre-Fabre which is one of the smallest in Top 14 with a capacity of 12,500. The team wear blue and white kits. The team won five French top-division championships in 1949, 1950, 1993, 2013, and 2018 as well as […]

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