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Twenty-four clubs will compete to emulate champions Stade Toulousain and lift club rugby’s most coveted prize, with eight clubs each from the Gallagher Premiership, United Rugby Championship and TOP 14.

Qualified clubs for 2024/25 Investec Champions Cup
TOP 14: Stade Toulousain, Stade Français Paris, Union Bordeaux-Begles, RC Toulon, Stade Rochelais, Racing 92, Castres Olympique, ASM Clermont Auvergne
United Rugby Championship: Munster Rugby, Vodacom Bulls, Leinster Rugby, Glasgow Warriors, DHL Stormers, Ulster Rugby, Benetton Rugby, Hollywoodbets Sharks
Gallagher Premiership: Northampton Saints, Bath Rugby, Sale Sharks, Saracens, Bristol Bears, Harlequins, Exeter Chiefs, Leicester Tigers

The four Tier 1 clubs in the Investec Champions Cup will be confirmed in advance of the pool draws.

When is the 2024/25 Investec Champions cup pool draw?

The pool draw for the 2024/25 Investec Champions Cup will take place on Tuesday 2 July in Cardiff and will be live streamed on

The broadcast will start with the draw for the EPCR Challenge Cup pools at 11.00am UK-Irish / 12.00 Italian-South African time and will be followed at approximately 11.20am UK-Irish / 12.20 Italian-South African time by the draw for the Investec Champions Cup pools

The EPCR has confirmed that the 2024/25 Investec Champions Cup will continue with the same pool stage format as last season and will kick off in December with two consecutive rounds of action, followed by Rounds 3 and 4 on consecutive weekends in January 2025.

When is the 2025 Investec Champions Cup final?

The final will take place at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on Saturday 24 May 2025.

The Welsh capital has a long and illustrious connection with the tournament, having staged high-profile Heineken Cup/Champions Cup deciders on seven previous occasions – the last being in 2014.

Next year’s event at the 74,000-capacity stadium will celebrate the 30th edition of the elite final in the same city where everything began back in 1996.

2024/25 weekends

Round 1 – 6/7/8 December
Round 2 – 13/14/15 December
Round 3 – 10/11/12 January 2025
Round 4 – 17/18/19 January 2025
Round of 16 – 4/5/6 April 2025
Quarter-finals – 11/12/13 April 2025
Semi-finals – 2/3/4 May

EPCR Challenge Cup final – Principality Stadium, Cardiff; Friday 23 May 2025

Investec Champions Cup final – Principality Stadium, Cardiff; Saturday 24 May

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