The Heineken Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup will be shown live this season

Challenge Cup and Champions Cup trophies s4c

S4C is to broadcast the Heineken Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup this season. 

It will air two matches from the Champions Cup group stages, in addition to all four of Welsh side the Dragons’ matches from the Challenge Cup. 

This will begin with the Dragons’ opening match, away at Perpignan, live at 5.30pm on Saturday 11 December, and be followed by their clash with Lyon at Rodney Parade on Friday 17 December at 8.00pm.

The Champions Cup coverage begins with Cardiff against English champions Harlequins at 8.00pm on 14 January. Meanwhile, Scarlets’ round four match against Bristol Bears in the Champions Cup, will be shown at 5.30pm on Saturday 22 January.

Live Heineken Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup matches on S4C

Round 1
Saturday 11 December – Challenge Cup – Perpignan v Dragons – 5.30pm

Round 2
Friday 17 December – Challenge Cup – Dragons v Lyon – 8.00pm

Round 3
Friday 14 January – Champions Cup - Cardiff v Harlequins – 8.00pm
Saturday 15 January – Challenge Cup – Benetton v Dragons – 3.15pm

Round 4
Saturday 22 January - Champions Cup – Scarlets v Bristol Bears – 5.30pm

Round 5
April 8/9/10 – Challenge Cup - Dragons v Gloucester – (Date and time to be confirmed)

Rhys ap Wiliam will lead the presentation team with Lauren Jenkins the pitchside reporter, and Gareth Roberts and Gwyn Jones in the commentary box. Sioned Harries, Shane Williams and Mike Phillips are among the names who will provide match analysis. Media Atom will produce S4C’s coverage of each match.