Investec Champions Cup

Investec is proud to be the new title sponsor of the Investec Champions Cup. With some of the biggest names in world rugby putting in exhilarating, high-intensity performances this tournament is truly out of the ordinary.

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Toulouse win sixth Investec Champions Cup 

Toulouse clinched a record-extending sixth Champions Cup crown, beating Leinster 31-22 after extra-time in an epic final at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium. 

The French side were never behind in the final but had two potential tries ruled out by a matter of inches in either half and were pegged back by Leinster in an 80-minute battle dominated by penalties.

The final moments were reserved for Dupont who was announced as the Player of the Match and the Investec Player of the Year. 

Investec's return to rugby

European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) and Investec have signed a five-year contract, sealing Investec as the new title partner of the Investec Champions Cup, taking over the reins from Heineken. 

The partnership marks Investec's return to the game and its largest-ever rugby-based sponsorship.

Over the past 25 years, Investec has supported many rugby properties, including England Rugby, Super Rugby Aotearoa, Rugby Championship and the Investec International Rugby Academy.

Investec Champions Cup Pool Stage fixuters Dec 2024 to Jan 2025
Abey Mokgwatsane
Abey Mokgwatsane, Investec chief marketing officer

As an organisation firmly rooted in our purpose to create enduring worth, we look forward to partnering with the EPCR to create transformational value for spectators, players and communities.

 

A partnership driven by passion and purpose

Together, Investec and EPCR will focus on progressing towards a carbon-neutral tournament, advancing the women’s game and developing innovative financial solutions and wellness programmes tailored to players.

Dom McKay - EPCR Chairman
Dominic McKay , EPCR Chairman

Our combined passion for the game will enable us to deliver a new ambitious strategy for the Investec Champions Cup as we seek to grow our audiences further around the world in an intentional and sustainable way.

Investec Champions Cup – FAQs

  • What is the Heineken Cup now called?

    The Investec Champions Cup is the official name of the European Rugby Champions Cup (formerly Heineken Cup).

  • Where to watch the Investec Champions Cup:

    • The Investec Champions Cup is broadcast by:
    • TNT Sports and ITV in the UK
    • SuperSport in South Africa
    • BT Sport, RET in Ireland 
    • beIN Sports in France
    • Sky Sport, ELEVEN, and epcrugby.tv in Italy

     

  • How does the Investec Champions Cup work?

    For the 2023/24 season, 24 qualifying clubs are placed into four pools of six teams. In the pool stage, each team plays four matches (two home, two away). The four highest-ranked teams from each pool at the end of the pool stage progress to a knockout Round of 16, where 16 teams compete for 8 spots. The tournament then progresses to the quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals. 

  • When is the Investec Champions Cup Final?

    The Champions Cup Final will be played on Saturday, 25 May 2024.

    The semi-finals will be played on Saturday, 4 May 2024.

  • Who has won the most Champions Cups?

    Toulouse is the most successful Champions Cup team, with five titles. 

  • Who are the current Investec Champions Cup holders?

    La Rochelle (France) are the current Investec Champions Cup holders, defeating Leinster 26-27 in the 2023 final at Aviva Stadium, Dublin.

  • How many teams compete for the Champions Cup?

    24 teams from England, France, South Africa, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales compete for the Investec Champions Cup.

Investec's official designations

(i) “Title Partner of the Investec Champions Cup”

(ii) “Official Bank & Wealth Management Partner of the Investec Champions Cup”

(iii) “Official Bank & Wealth Management Partner of EPCR Competitions”