European Challenge Cup

Video Highlights: European Challenge Cup final between Clermont and La Rochelle

Clermont Auvergne went on to register their third European Challenge Cup title when they defeated La Rochelle 36-16 in the final at St James' Park in Newcastle last weekend. Here are the highlights from the encounter.
14 May 2019

Clermont Finally End Their European Woes with Challenge Cup Victory

So often the bridesmaid and never the bride, Clermont finally lifted European silverware on Friday night, defeating Top 14 rivals, La Rochelle, 36-16. It was Greig Laidlaw's calming influence and calmness from the tee that was the real difference between the two sides.
13 May 2019

Harlequins' comeback bid falls short with 32-27 defeat against Clermont Auvergne

Quins produced a valiant comeback in the final 20 minutes after trailing 32-8 but failed to stop Clermont Auvergne from setting up an all-French European Challenge Cup final with La Rochelle after going down 32-27 at the Stade Marcel Michelin.
22 April 2019

La Rochelle edge past Sale Sharks to reach final of Challenge Cup

La Rochelle managed to hold Sale Sharks as they sealed a 24-20 win at Stade Marcel Deflandre to reach the final of the European Challenge Cup.
21 April 2019

La Rochelle ease past Bristol Bears in Challenge Cup play-off

La Rochelle came up with a five-try performance as they went on to outplay Bristol Bears 39-15 in the quarter-final of the European Rugby Challenge Cup at Stade Marcel Deflandre on Saturday.
1 April 2019

Harlequins edge out Worcester 16-18 to reach Challenge Cup semi-final

Demetri Catrakilis kicked the decisive 75th-minute penalty goal as Harlequins edged out Worcester Warriors 16-18 at Sixways to reach the semi-final of the European Rugby Challenge Cup.
1 April 2019

Nominations for European player of the year announced

The European Professional Club Rugby has announced 15 players across seven different clubs in the nominations for the European Player of the Year award.
26 January 2019

Sale Sharks ease past Perpignan to secure home quarter-final

Sale Sharks came up with a five-try performance as they sealed a home quarter-final in the ongoing European Rugby Challenge Cup after they went on to beat Perpignan 39-10 at AJ Bell Stadium.
21 January 2019

17-try Bristol crush RC Enisei 107-19 on their way to play-off

Bristol Bears came up with a stunning 17-try performance as they trounced RC Enisei 107-19 at Ashton Gate on Saturday to reach the play-off of the European Rugby Challenge Cup.
20 January 2019

Worcester Warriors to face Harlequins in quarter-final after beating Stade Francais 36-31

Dean Hammond scored the decisive try in the added minutes as Worcester Warriors edged out Stade Francais 36-31 in their European Rugby Challenge Cup clash at Sixways on Saturday.
20 January 2019

Clermont Auvergne trounce Dragons 49-7 to secure home play-off

Patricio Fernandez contributed with 19 points as Clermont Auvergne trounced Dragons 7-49 at Rodney Parade on Friday to secure a home play-off spot in the European Rugby Challenge Cup.
19 January 2019

Harlequins reach quarter-finals of Challenge Cup with 17-33 bonus point win over Agen

Harlequins came up with a five try performance as they went on to beat Agen 17-33 at Stade Armandie on Friday to reach the quarter-final of the European Rugby Challenge Cup.
19 January 2019

Late Ryan Mills drop goal steer Worcester to 18-20 win over Ospreys

Fly-half Ryan Mills scored the decisive drop goal in the final minutes as Worcester Warriors went on to edge out Ospreys 18-20 in their Challenge Cup clash at Liberty Stadium on Saturday.
13 January 2019

Harlequins stay at top with 38-20 win over Grenoble

Harlequins scored first half tries as they went on to defeat Grenoble 38-20 in their European Rugby Challenge Cup clash at Twickenham Stoop on Saturday.
13 January 2019

Connacht edge out Sale Sharks 20-18 at the Sportsground

Connacht managed to hold off a second half fightback from Sale Sharks as they sealed a thrilling 20-18 win in their European Challenge Cup clash at The Sportsground on Saturday.
13 January 2019

Bristol Bears remain in contention of play-off after trouncing RC Enisei 9-65

Bristol Rugby kept their chances of making it to the quarter-final in the ongoing European Rugby Challenge Cup alive after they went on to trounce RC Enisei 9-65 at Yug Stadium on Saturday.
12 January 2019

Bordeaux Begles keep play-off hopes alive with 27-34 win over Perpignan

Bordeaux Begles managed to hold off Perpignan as they kept their play-off hopes alive in the ongoing European Rugby Challenge Cup with a 27-34 triumph at Stade Aime Giral on Friday.
12 January 2019

Second half dominance sees La Rochelle outplay Zebre 32-12

La Rochelle have kept their one foot on the quarter-final berth in the ongoing European Challenge Cup after they went on to beat Zebre 32-12 at Stade Marcel Deflandre on Friday.
12 January 2019

Beaumont's Column: This is the strongest position Sale have been in since I joined the club

In his latest column for TRU, Josh Beaumont discusses Sale’s excellent recent run, starting 2019 with a bang, new contracts and he also reflects on a ‘proud moment for all of the family
11 January 2019

Top 3 Challenge Cup Fixtures this weekend

Round Five of the European Challenge Cup is upon us and Joe Harvey has picked a trio fixtures to keep an eye out for this weekend.
11 January 2019