The Rugby Europe Super Cup starts this week-end with an exciting first round in Eastern and Western Conferences, starting with the clash between the Dutch Delta and the Brussels Devils (Sat. 15.30 CET) followed by the Portuguese Lusitanos hosting the Castilla Y Leon Iberians (Sat. 18.00 CET).
The last game of the weekend will see a Russian derby with Enisei-STM hosting Lokomotiv Penza on Sunday (13.00 CET).
All 27 matches of the competition will be filmed and widely broadcast on TV and digital platforms throughout Europe and the world. The Spanish company Quality Producciones has been selected through a competitive tender process to film and produce the ground breaking Rugby Europe Super Cup.
In Portugal, National TV-Broadcaster RTP will broadcast the games of the Lusitanos and cover the competition on its sport’s programme through highlights and editorial coverage while Rugby TV will show all the other games of the competition.
In Russia, Match-TV will cover the games of the two Russian teams (Enisei-STM and Lokomotiv Penza) live on their different TV-channels, and will broadcast both Semi-finals and the Final of the competition.
In Spain, Rugby Challenge Spain will broadcast live the Castilla y Leon Iberians games, and the knock-out phase of the competition.
In addition all the games will be live-streamed on rugbyeurope.TV, the digital OTT platform of Rugby Europe.
Further Broadcast arrangements announcements will be made in due time.
Rhino, the official ball supplier for Rugby Europe’s competitions since 2016 has designed a dedicated Official ball for the competition. Reg Clark, CEO of Rhino, said: “Rhino is delighted to be involved with the ground-breaking new Rugby Europe Super Cup competition as Official Ball Supplier. The development of rugby at this level in the region is very important and we congratulate Rugby Europe on this initiative. We look forward to taking our already strong partnership to the next level”.
Erreà, the official apparel supplier will kit out all the officials involved across the 27 games. “The Rugby Europe Super Cup is one of the most important new competitions in European Club Rugby and, as Rugby Europe’s Kit Partner, everyone at Erreà is not only looking forward to being present at its inauguration, but also to seeing it grow over the coming seasons and taking its rightful place among Europe’s elite competitions” commented Michael Craddock, the Rugby Development Manager of the Italian manufacturer.
Florent Marty, CEO of Rugby Europe : “The Rugby Europe Super Cup is a key-milestone in the development of European Rugby. Receiving such an early backing from TV partners and sponsors is a great testimony of the strong appetite for international club rugby in new and developing rugby markets. We are thrilled to launch this competition with our partners and TV-broadcasters who support our ambitions to expand the footprint of rugby in Europe and beyond and reach new fans.”
For the first time ever, Rugby Europe the regional governing body for rugby in Europe, has launched an annual club competition for the emerging rugby unions in Europe, gathering 8 professional club and franchise teams from seven European countries.
More details here: www.rugbyeurope.eu/rugby-europe-super-cup/