As the build-up to the resumption of the 2019/20 Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup season intensifies, the 16 clubs which have qualified for the knockout stages of the tournaments have registered their updated squads.
To ensure that clubs will be able to select the strongest possible match day squads in the current circumstances, there was no limit to the number of players each club was permitted to register.
Also, in order that scrums can always be contested, each squad now includes at least 12 players who are suitably trained and experienced in front row positions.
As previously communicated, players who have already been selected in a match day squad during the pool stage of this season’s Heineken Champions Cup or Challenge Cup will be eligible to play for their new clubs in the same competition during the knockout stage.
In addition, on an exceptional basis, there will be no limit to the number of non-European players who can be selected in a match day squad of 23 during the knockout stages of both tournaments.
Semi-finals: weekend of 25/26/27 September
2020 finals: weekend of 16/17/18 October (venues to be announced)