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For a time the Heineken Cup seemed finished … but now it has risen from the dead, largely thanks to the French clubs' volte face, and it is the English clubs facing uncertainty.
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Heineken Cup
Apr 10, 2014:  Derek McGrath, European Rugby Cup Ltd's CEO, will step down in October 2014
European Rugby Champions Cup
Apr 10, 2014:  It seemed like it would never arrive but a compromise has been found and we can now look forward to a new-look European rugby tournament next season. Here is the breakdown of exactly what is replacing the Heineken Cup
The future of European rugby
Apr 10, 2014:  The two-year disagreement over the future of European club rugby has been resolved.
The future of European rugby
Apr 6, 2014:  The Italian Federation has been given until Thursday to sign the new European rugby accord, according to reports in the Rugby Paper
The future of European rugby
Mar 27, 2014:  Saracens CEO Edward Griffiths has praised the Welsh regions for their role in brokering a new European deal but has questioned the role of the Welsh Rugby Union
European competitions
Mar 27, 2014:  The compromise deal between BT Sport and Sky Sports for the coverage of the new European club competitions has been revealed by the Daily Telegraph
The future of European rugby
Mar 27, 2014:  An announcement over the future of European rugby was delayed because the Italian board wanted more time to discuss the details
European competitions
Mar 23, 2014:  The new structure for European rugby from the start of next season should be made public this week ... but it's hardly revolutionary
The future of European rugby
Mar 20, 2014:  The revamped European tournament that is set to replace the Heineken Cup will take on a Champions League-style format and experts have predicted it will double the participants income
The future of European rugby
Mar 14, 2014:  A solution for the future of European rugby took a step closer to becoming a reality on Thursday with Sky Sports and BT Sport revealing an agreement is close to being finalised over the broadcasting rights
The future of European rugby
Feb 23, 2014:  The broadcasting side of European rugby is the last hurdle preventing compromise over the future of the Heineken Cup, according to the Observer
The future of European rugby
Feb 20, 2014:  The payment row over European tournament fees looks set to rumble on after European Rugby Cup Ltd (ERC) - the body in charge of the Heineken Cup - voted to once again delay a decision regarding the release of appearance payment
European competitions
Feb 17, 2014:  The Rugby Paper has reported that the proposed agreement on the new European competition is based around a new Swiss-based organisation
European competitions
Feb 13, 2014:  European club and regional rugby representatives have held a "positive meeting" in Paris
The future of European rugby
Feb 6, 2014:  Scarlets boss Simon Easterby has admitted the non-payment of Heineken Cup appearance fees is a worry for the region.
The future of European rugby
Feb 6, 2014:  Premiership Rugby (PRL) is seeking legal advice after the Heineken Cup organisers withheld tournament appearance payments
European competitions
Feb 4, 2014:  WRU chief executive Roger Lewis admitted the ongoing row over the future of the Heineken Cup was a hugely complicated problem
Wales
Jan 26, 2014:  Peter Thomas, the chairman of the Cardiff Blues, has launched a stinging attack on the Welsh Rugby Union
European competitions
Jan 22, 2014:  It appears a resolution of the bitter dispute over the future of the Heineken Cup may have become more likely after a meeting of the Six Nations committee at Heathrow Airport on Tuesday
The future of European rugby
Jan 19, 2014:  The latest episode in the tit-for-tat battle over the future of European domestic rugby appears to have left the English clubs cut adrift once again
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