European Challenge Cup

Edinburgh similar side to London Irish - Richard Cockerill

Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill believes the Scottish regional side will be of the same category as the bottom teams in the Aviva Premiership.
11 October 2017

BT Sport strikes deal to broadcast European competitions

BT Sport has secured the rights for broadcasting European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup tournaments live in UK and Ireland from the 2018/19 season.
4 July 2017

European Champions Cup draw for 2017/18 season announced

Defending champions Saracens has been drawn in the same pool as last year finalist Clermont Auvergne as the draws for the 2017/18 season of European Champions Cup was announced in Neuchatel, Switzerland on Thursday.
9 June 2017

Lack of possession costed Gloucester - David Humphreys

Gloucester rugby director David Humphreys rued lack of possession from his team as they succumbed to a 17-25 defeat to Stade Francais in the final of the European Challenge Cup at Murrayfield Stadium on Friday.
13 May 2017

Gloucester v Stade Francais - Match Facts

Stade Francais managed to overcome Gloucester to win the European Challenge Cup for the first time with a 17-25 margin in the final at Murrayfield Stadium on Friday.
13 May 2017

Stade Francais clinch maiden Challenge Cup title after defeating Gloucester 17-25

Stade Francais finally managed to win an European competition as they came from behind to defeat Gloucester Rugby 17-25 in the final of the Challenge Cup at Murrayfield Stadium on Friday.
12 May 2017

Gloucester motivated to win Challenge Cup final - David Humphreys

Director of rugby at Gloucester David Humphreys believes the team do not require any additional motivation when they lock horns with Stade Francais in the final of the European Challenge Cup at Murrayfield Stadium on Friday.
12 May 2017

Key points ahead of European Challenge Cup final

As Gloucester Rugby will be locking horns with Stade Francais in the final of the European Challenge Cup at Murrayfield Stadium on Friday, we take a look at few of the key points ahead of the encounter.
11 May 2017

Francois Louw disappointed with Bath's Challenge Cup exit

Bath flanker Francois Louw admitted that his side's 28-25 defeat to Stade Francais in the semi-final of the European Challenge Cup was hard to digest.
24 April 2017

Plisson ends Bath's European Challenge Cup hopes

Jules Plisson contributed with 18 points including a last-minute drop goal as Stade Francais edged out Bath with a 28-25 victory at Stade Jean-Bouin to reach the final of the European Challenge Cup.
23 April 2017

Gloucester survive La Rochelle scare to reach Challenge Cup final

Billy Burns scored all 16 points as Gloucester survived a fightback from La Rochelle to win the European Challenge Cup semi-final encounter by 14-16 at Stade Marcel Deflandre on Saturday.
23 April 2017

Josaia Raisuqe handed 10-week ban

Stade Francais wing Josaia Raisuqe has been handed a 10-week ban following his red-card incident during the recently concluded European Challenge Cup encounter against Ospreys at Principality Stadium.
5 April 2017

Stade Francais overcome Raisuqe red card to edge out Ospreys 21-25

Stade Francais successfully overcame a sin-bin and a red card of Josaia Raisuqe to win the European Challenge Cup quarter-final against Ospreys at Principality Stadium on Sunday.
3 April 2017

Rokoduguni, Faletau steer Bath to European Challenge Cup semi-final

Semesa Rokoduguni and Taulupe Faletau scored two tries each as Bath Rugby completed a 34-20 win against Brive to reach their second European Challenge Cup semi-final in the last four years.
1 April 2017

La Rochelle progress to semi-final of Challenge Cup with 22-32 win over Edinburgh

Jeremie Maurouard scored a double as La Rochelle put on a dominant first half performance to win the European Challenge Cup quarter-final against Edinburgh at Murrayfield Stadium by 22-32 on Friday.
1 April 2017

Todd Blackadder stresses on discipline ahead of Bath's clash against Brive

Bath rugby director Todd Blackadder wants a disciplined effort from his team when they take on Brive in the upcoming European Challenge Cup encounter at Recreation Ground on Saturday.
31 March 2017

Duncan Hodge upbeat about Edinburgh's European clash against La Rochelle

Edinburgh interim head coach Duncan Hodge is hoping that his team can carry on their momentum in the upcoming European Challenge Cup quarter-final clash against La Rochelle on Friday.
30 March 2017

Rising star Brett Connon out to impress and push on at Kingston Park

20-year-old Brett Connon spoke to Talking Rugby about moving his to hometown club, his experiences with the Falcons and representing Ireland.
15 February 2017

Saracens to host Glasgow Warriors in quarter-final of European Champions Cup

As the group stages in both the European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup have come to a conclusion, we take a look at how the quarter-finals have lined up in both the competitions.
23 January 2017

Stade Francais sends Harlequins out of Challenge Cup with 27-17 win

Harlequins' hopes of progressing to the European Challenge Cup quarter-final was dashed after they were defeated 27-17 by Stade Francais in their final group stage encounter at Stade Jean Bouin on Sunday.
23 January 2017