• Champions Cup Trophy

    Champions Cup Trophy - 2014-present

    The European Rugby Champions Cup 'Star Cup' concept places the gold star - symbol of Europe and European representation - at the very heart of the design. The trophy features a unique five handle concept which unfolds from the gold inset chalice and provides an overview of the gold star of Europe. The star serves to connect the first 19 years of European club rugby to the new EPCR era.

    When viewed from the side, the five handle design also features a coronet effect to reflect the annual crowning of the 'Kings' of European professional club rugby. Among the engraved detail are 20 stars representing the 20 elite clubs participating in the European Rugby Champions Cup. Nineteen stars running along the back handle simultaneously recognises the 19 European Cup winners from Toulouse in 1996 through to RC Toulon in 2014, while the 20th star sitting at the base of the chalice will honour the 20th champion club who will be crowned in London in May 2015 as well as all future winners.

    Another detail of note suggests that the annual winners of the European Rugby Champions Cup will be standing on the shoulders of giants. The gold base plinth features engravings of the 10 clubs who have previously lifted European club rugby's premier trophy, starting with four-time champions, Toulouse, and followed by the next most successful clubs.

    Represented on the gold base are: Toulouse, Leinster Rugby, Leicester Tigers, Wasps, Munster Rugby, RC Toulon, Bath Rugby, Brive, Northampton Saints and Ulster Rugby.

    Trophy facts
    Height: 70cm
    Weight: 13.5kg
    Material: Sterling silver with 18ct gold plating handles and interior.
    Features: Five handle Star Cup design and cornet reflecting crowning of Kings of Europe.

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    Heineken Cup 1997-2014

    This magnificent trophy is a beautiful piece, deep cup and long handles, a solid silver chalice shape, combining platinum and gold on the edifice.

    The front of the cup conveys the map of Europe with its constituent playing counties mapped into a ball shape delivery of the European continent nations in gold.

    The lid is lifted by the circular ring of European stars embedded in it for symbolism and to give context for where, geographically this trophy will be competed for and won.

    The trophy stands 28 inches in height and stands on a solid marble base.

    Garrard London was established in 1735, Founded by a master silversmith, the skill of the Garrard craftsmen continues to be second to none.

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  • Heineken Cup

    Heineken Cup - 1995/1996

    This Trophy was commissioned and then designed by a French sculptor Michel DeMarthin, who specialised in working in precious metals at his Paris Studio.

    The Cup is Made of almost seven kilos of solid silver and stands around 70 centimetres tall.

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  • European Rugby Cup

    European Rugby Cup

    Commissioned by Asprey & Garrard silversmiths in London

    Only ever presented once at the end of the 1998/99 season, to the winners Ulster Rugby, as when the English clubs withdrew from Europe in its 4th season, the title sponsors Heineken withdrew also, that meant the trophy as it was could not be presented.

    In 1999/2000 the English clubs returned as did Heineken and the Heineken Cup trophy.