European Challenge Cup

Varndell hat-trick revive Bristol chances after 18-28 win over Pau

Tom Varndell scored hat-trick of tries as Bristol Rugby register their second win of the tournament, defeating Pau by 18-28 in the European Challenge Cup clash at Stade du Hameau on Friday.
17 December 2016

Dragons keep Challenge Cup hopes alive with 22-7 win over Worcester Warriors

Newport Gwent Dragons had to hold off a stiff fight from 14-men Worcester Warriors as they defeated them 22-7 to keep their chances alive in the European Rugby Challenge Cup at Rodney Parade on Friday.
17 December 2016

Six-try Brive defeat RC Enisei by 38-18

Brive ran a six-try riot aided by sin-bins to three RC Enisei players as they won their European Rugby Challenge Cup encounter by 38-18 at Stade Amedee-Domenech on Friday.
17 December 2016

Stade Francais bring Edinburgh's unbeaten run to halt

Stade Francais survived a second half resurgence from Edinburgh as they secured a 26-20 victory in their European Rugby Challenge Cup encounter at Stade Jean Bouin on Thursday.
16 December 2016

Bath claim top position with 38-3 win over Cardiff Blues

Ross Batty scored tries in each half as Bath Rugby ended Cardiff Blues' unbeaten streak in this season of European Rugby Challenge Cup with a 38-3 convincing victory at Recreation Ground on Thursday.
16 December 2016

One-week ban for Edinburgh centre Phil Burleigh

Edinburgh centre Phil Burleigh has been handed a one-week ban and will be missing his club's European Challenge Cup clash against Stade Francais at Stade Jean Bouin on Thursday.
15 December 2016

James Davies handed three-week ban

Scarlets flanker James Davies has received a three-week suspension by a disciplinary panel after admitting foul language and making an obscene gesture in the 31-20 loss at Toulon.
14 December 2016

Seven-try Bristol thrash Pau to secure 41-14 emphatic victory

Bristol Rugby thrashed Pau at the Ashton Gate Stadium on Sunday to secure 41-14 emphatic victory in Europe for the first time in almost eight years.
11 December 2016

Edinburgh stage incredible second-half comeback to upset Stade 28-23 at Murrayfield Stadium

Edinburgh staged an incredible second-half comeback to recover 17 points first-half deficit despite getting reduced down to 14-men to upset Stade Francais 28-23 at Murrayfield Stadium on Saturday.
11 December 2016

Worcester keep European hopes alive with second-half surge to beat Dragons 33-20

Worcester Warriors scored two tries and two penalty tries to bag 26 points in the second-half to overcome Dragons challenge with a 33-20 win at the Sixways Stadium on Saturday.
10 December 2016

Paul Bonnefond's triple strike for Lyon sinks Newcastle Falcons

Centre Paul Bonnefond scored hat-trick of tries as Lyon secured a bonus point 42-12 victory over Newcastle Falcons in their European Challenge Cup clash at Matmut Stadium on Friday.
9 December 2016

Ospreys register third consecutive victory in European Challenge Cup

Ospreys came with a nine-try riot as they trounced Grenoble with a 7-59 victory in their European Challenge Cup clash on Friday.
9 December 2016

Gloucester maintain unbeaten streak in European Challenge Cup

Gloucester Rugby continued their unbeaten run in the European Challenge Cup tournament as they defeated La Rochelle by 35-14 at Kingsholm Stadium on Thursday.
9 December 2016

Wood, Lawes make Northampton Saints return

England duo Tom Wood and Courtney Lawes have made a return to their Aviva Premiership club Northampton Saints ahead of their European Champions Cup clash against Leinster on Friday.
9 December 2016

Frozen pitch postpones Grenoble-Ospreys European Challenge Cup game

The European Challenge Cup game between Grenoble and Ospreys at Stade des Alpes on Thursday was postponed due to a frozen pitch.
9 December 2016

Newcastle targets hosting 2018 European Champions Cup final

Aviva Premiership club Newcastle Falcons confirmed on Monday that the city will bid to host the European competition finals in 2018.
6 December 2016

Europe a developmental tool for Worcester and Newcastle

The European Rugby Challenge Cup is a hard sell at the pool stage.
28 October 2016

Brive emerge victorious by one point despite Andy Short's last-minute heroics

Andy Short's last minute try was not enough for Worcester Warriors as they were beaten by Brive in a close 24-25 encounter in the European Challenge Cup game at Sixways on Saturday.
23 October 2016

Edinburgh edge Harlequins out by 36-35

Edinburgh overcame a late resurgence from Harlequins as they managed to edge out the Aviva Premiership side by 36-35 in the European Challenge Cup game at Murrayfield Stadium on Saturday.
23 October 2016

Edinburgh sign Argentina international Felipe Arregui on short-term contract

Edinburgh coach Duncan Hodge has strengthened his front-row with the addition of Argentina international Felipe Arregui, who has signed a short-term contract with the Pro 12 club.
22 October 2016