Cardiff Blues managed to hold off Pau in the European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final at Cardiff Arms Park with a 16-10 victory to set up a final clash with Gloucester Rugby at San Mamés Stadium on 11th May.
Newcastle Falcons fly-half Joel Hodgson believes the recent success of the club at Kingsholm will keep them in good stead when they face host Gloucester Rugby in the semi-final of the European Rugby Challenge Cup on Friday.
Marvin O'Connor with a 78th minute try brought Stade Francais painfully close to a victory against Top 14 rivals Pau, who managed to hold on to a three points crucial lead to reach the semi finals of the European Challenge Cup.
Adam Radwan scored a hat-trick while Joel Hodgson contributed with 18 points as Newcastle Falcons trounced RC Enisei 64-7 to make it to the quarter-finals of the European Rugby Challenge Cup at Kingston Park on Sunday.
A late try from Solomoni Rasolea and a conversion from Blair Kinghorn proved vital as Edinburgh edged out Stade Francais 34-33 to secure a berth in the quarter-final of the European Rugby Challenge Cup on Friday.
Stade Francais remain in contention for the play-off as fullback Tony Ensor's last-gasp try helped them complete a 20-26 victory over London Irish in their European Rugby Challenge Cup face-off at Madejski Stadium on Saturday.
Ollie Thorley scored four tries as Gloucester Rugby trounced Zebre 69-12 to boost their chances of making into the quarter-final of the European Rugby Challenge Cup with a 69-12 win over Zebre at Kingsholm on Saturday.
European Rugby Challenge Cup 2017/18 - Points Tables