BT Sport is strengthening its grip on European rugby by securing the rights to broadcast all matches in the European Rugby Champions Cup and the European Rugby Challenge Cup.

The new deal starts from the 2018/19 season and runs until at least 2021/22. Up to 134 matches will be screened over nine weekends featuring at least 22 clubs from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

Andy Haworth, BT's managing director of content and strategy, said: "BT Sport is now the home of elite European rugby, as well as the home of Aviva Premiership Rugby.

"We're proud to have won all of the live rights for this fantastic competition. We're extremely passionate about our rugby coverage and will continue to work hard to grow the profile of the sport."

Since 2014, BT Sport has also shown at least 37 games in both European elite competitions per season along with live Aviva Premiership rugby.