European Challenge Cup

Two-week bans for Farrell, Marler, McIntyre

Saracens fly-half Owen Farrell, Harlequins prop Joe Marler and Wasps prop Simon McIntyre will all serve two-week bans after being cited for foul play during last weekend's European semi-final action.
27 April 2016

Montpellier set for Challenge Cup final clash with Harlequins after win over Dragons

Montpellier set-up a championship clash with Harlequins ahead of next month's Challenge Cup final in Lyon after powering past the Dragons 22-12 at the Altrad Stadium.
23 April 2016

Marler Incident Casts Cloud Over Harlequins Win

Joe Marler could once again find himself the subject of a disciplinary enquiry after appearing to kick hooker Arnaud Heguy in the head during Harlequins' 30-6 romped past Grenoble to reach the European Challenge Cup final.
23 April 2016

Harlequins fly-half Nick Evans returns from broken leg against Grenoble

Nick Evans has battled back from a broken leg three weeks ahead of schedule and in time to feature in Harlequins' European Challenge Cup semi-final against Grenoble.
21 April 2016

Six Grand Slam winners on European player of the year shortlist

Six members of England's RBS Six Nations winning squad are on the 15-man shortlist for the 2016 European player of the year award.
20 April 2016

Grenoble secure final semi-final place with last-gasp win over Connacht

Jonathan Wisniewski kicked Grenoble to a one-point victory in the last European Rugby Challenge Cup as he bagged a 33-32 quarter-final win over Connacht.
9 April 2016

Harlequins progress into last four of the European Challenge Cup

Harlequins moved into the semi-finals of the European Challenge Cup with an admittedly less than convincing 38-30 win over London Irish in a thrilling game at the Stoop.
9 April 2016

Newport Gwent Dragons pile misery on Gloucester with comeback win

Gloucester's up-and-down season continued as Newport Gwent Dragons pulled off a shock 23-21 victory at Kingsholm in the quarter-final of the European Challenge Cup.
9 April 2016

Clinical second half takes Montpellier past Sale

Sale Sharks succumbed to the dead-eye accuracy of the boot of Benoit Paillaugue in the European Challenge Cup quarter-finals as the scrum-half propelled Montpellier to a 25-19 triumph at the AJ Bell Stadium.
8 April 2016

Gloucester look to resume cup success against Dragons

Gloucester will aim to put a run of defeats in domestic competition behind them when they resume European Challenge Cup business on Saturday.
8 April 2016

Steve Diamond wary of Montpellier challenge

Sale Sharks boss Steve Diamond has described his team's European Challenge Cup quarter-final rivals Montpellier as "formidable opposition."
7 April 2016

Robbie Henshaw makes try-scoring return in Connacht win

Robbie Henshaw handed Ireland an RBS 6 Nations fitness boost as Connacht thrashed Enisei-STM 47-5 to qualify for the European Challenge Cup quarter-finals.
23 January 2016

Montpellier thump Quins to reach European Challenge Cup quarter-finals

Montpellier reached the quarter-finals of the European Challenge Cup with a bonus-point win over previously unbeaten Harlequins.
23 January 2016

Sale grab top spot with win over Newport

Sale mercilessly ripped top spot in Pool 2 and a home quarter-final in the European Challenge Cup away from Newport Gwent Dragons with a 38-5 bonus-point victory over the Welsh region at AJ Bell Stadium.
22 January 2016

Ryan Wilson avoids ban for testicle-grabbing incident

Glasgow flanker Ryan Wilson has escaped suspension after the charge that he grabbed the testicles of Northampton scrum-half Lee Dickson were dismissed.
20 January 2016

Harlequins edge Cardiff to secure quarter-final berth

Harlequins sealed a home quarter-final in the European Challenge Cup after withstanding a battling second-half comeback from Cardiff to seal a 34-26 victory over the Blues.
17 January 2016

Late Johnny Leota try seals bonus point win for Sale

A 79th minute try from Sale centre Johnny Leota secured a bonus-point victory over Pau that all but guarantees the Sharks' place in the Challenge Cup quarter-finals.
16 January 2016

Stuart McInally extends Edinburgh tenure ahead of Agen test

Stuart McInally will captain Edinburgh against Agen on Friday having committed himself to the Gunners until the 2018-19 season.
14 January 2016

Coventry rues missed opportunities

London Irish Head Coach, Tom Coventry, put his side’s loss at the hands of Edinburgh down to “critical errors”.
21 December 2015

Falcons back into quarter-finals contention after victory over Connacht

Newcastle Falcons put themselves back in contention for the European Challenge Cup’s quarter-finals with a bonus point victory over Connacht on Sunday.
20 December 2015