17 September 2020

Along with live coverage of the Heineken Champions Cup, we'll be showing coverage and highlights of the Autumn Nations Cup


Saturday 17 October

THE BIG TACKLE at 7.25am
Ed Jackson, Topsy Ojo and Nolli Waterman are at Ashton Gate to look ahead to this afternoon's final between Exeter Chiefs and Racing 92. It's Exeter's first time in the final. But it's a third appearance for Racing 92, who would dearly like to convert this time and take the title. Plus, special guests, highlights of the Challenge Cup final between Bristol and Toulon, and features from around the rugby world.

Lee McKenzie presents the 2020 Champions Cup Final as first time finalists Exeter Chiefs look to prevent Racing 92 making it third time lucky, after they lost in the 2016 and 2018 finals. Ed Jackson reports, with Miles Harrison, Nolli Waterman and all-time top Champions Cup try scorer, Chris Ashton providing commentary. Former England captain Dylan Hartley and former Wales, Lions and Racing 92 centre Jamie Roberts join Lee in the studio.


As well as live coverage of Ireland vs Wales (13.11.20) and England vs Ireland (21.11.20), Ireland’s game against Georgia (29.11.20) will also be live on Channel 4.

The competition opens on Friday, 13th November, when Ireland take on Wales at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin live on Channel 4. The cup competition will be held over four weeks and features all Six Nations teams – England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales – who will be joined by Georgia and Fiji.

England will be in one pool with Georgia, Ireland and Wales while France, Georgia, Fiji and Scotland make up the other pool. Channel 4 will carry highlights of the tournament’s conclusion, the finals weekend on 6th December. After playing other teams in their pool, the leaders of each table will play each other in a final. A finals weekend will also see the second placed teams of both groups play each other, both third placed teams play and so on.


Lee McKenzie