Rugby Europe, the regional governing body for rugby in Europe, and World Rugby are joining forces to create a new competition, starting in September 2021.
Rugby Europe will launch its first ever club competition for the emerging Rugby Unions in Europe: The Rugby Europe Super Cup. This new competitive annual club competition will see a mix of professional club and franchise teams battling it out for the Super Cup title through an exciting competition format.
For the first edition, the Super Cup will feature 8 leading teams dispatched in two conferences for the initial round robin stage.
The Eastern Conference
- Georgia – THE BLACK LION
- Israel - THE TEL-AVIV HEAT
- Russia – ENISEY-STM (Champion of 2021 Russian Rugby Championship)
- Russia – LOKOMOTIV PENZA (Runners up of the 2021 Russian Rugby Championship)
The Western Conference
- Belgium - THE BRUSSELS DEVILS
- Netherlands - THE DELTA
- Portugal - THE LUSITANOS
- Spain - THE CASTILLA Y LEON IBERIANS
The Rugby Europe Super Cup will create a high-performance pathway for the development of pan-European rugby talent, that will be reflected in the competitiveness of the club and franchise teams, as well as in the Rugby Europe National Teams level of performance.
In future years, it is Rugby Europe’s ambition to extend the Super Cup to new teams and new countries to increase the standards of the game, on and off the field, across the Continent and strengthen the player pathway of the national teams.
For more information, check out the Rugby Europe Website