European Challenge Cup

Champions Cup and Challenge Cup group-stage games cancelled

Premiership Rugby chief executive Darren Childs has confirmed that EPCR has decided to abandon the final two rounds in the group stage of European Challenge and Champions Cup tournaments.
15 January 2021

Premiership Rugby confirm two-week mid-season break after European competitions suspended

Premiership Rugby has confirmed that the tournament will have a two-week mid-season break following the concerns over the new strain of Covid-19.
12 January 2021

Champions Cup and Challenge Cup competitions suspended temporarily

The European Professional Club Rugby have announced that the next two rounds of the Heineken Champions Cup and European Challenge Cup have been suspended temporarily.
12 January 2021

European competitions will not be cancelled even if French teams pull out - EPCR

European Professional Club Rugby chief executive Vincent Gaillard expressed confidence that the Heineken Champions Cup and European Challenge Cup will be completed even if French clubs pull out of the final two rounds.
11 January 2021

French Government advises cross-border competitions to be suspended

The French government has recommended the rugby clubs to not participate in cross-border competitions against British sides due to concerns over Covid-19.
11 January 2021

How England’s clubs fared in Europe ahead of their Premiership return

As Gallagher Premiership sides prepare for their return to domestic action, TRU’s Joe Harvey has taken a look at how the English clubs have fared in Europe.
21 December 2020

Match Report: Harlequins 7-49 Racing 92

Racing 92 scored a seven-try riot as they trounced Harlequins 49-7 in the second round of the Heineken Champions Cup at Twickenham Stoop.
21 December 2020

Match Report: London Irish 26-17 Pau

James Stokes scored a double as London Irish edged out Pau 26-17 in the second round of the European Challenge Cup at Community Stadium.
21 December 2020

Match Report: Brive 16-18 Zebre

Carlo Canna kicked two decisive penalties in the final 15 minutes as Zebre edged out Brive in the second round of the European Challenge Cup at Stade Amedee-Domenech.
19 December 2020

Match Report: Castres 17-26 Newcastle Falcons

Newcastle Falcons have registered their first win in the European Challenge Cup as they defeated Castres in the second round at Stade Pierre-Antoine on Friday.
19 December 2020

Castres lock Hans N'kinsi handed six-week ban

Castres Olympique lock Hans N'kinsi has been handed a six-week ban following an incident in the recently concluded European Rugby Challenge Cup game against Ospreys.
17 December 2020

Match Report: Agen 8-34 London Irish

London Irish came up with a five-try performance as they trounced Agen in the opening game of the European Rugby Challenge Cup at Stade Armandie.
13 December 2020

Match Report: Stade Francais 20-44 Benetton Treviso

Benetton Treviso scored 25 points in the opening half as they went on to beat Stade Francais 20-44 in their European Challenge Cup clash at Stade Jean-Bouin.
12 December 2020

Match Report: Newcastle Falcons 20-33 Cardiff Blues

A dominant second half performance saw Cardiff Blues hold off Newcastle Falcons 20-33 in the opening round of the European Challenge Cup at Kingston Park on Friday.
12 December 2020

Match Report: Leicester Tigers 39-17 Brive

Leicester Tigers kick-started their European Challenge Cup campaign with a convincing 39-17 win over Brive at Welford Road on Friday.
12 December 2020

Ospreys suffer Alun Wyn Jones blow ahead of Challenge Cup opener

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones will miss Ospreys' upcoming European Challenge Cup opener against Castres after a knee injury.
11 December 2020

European Champions Cup draw for 20201/21 season unveiled

Defending champions Exeter Chiefs will face Glasgow Warriors and Toulouse in the group stage as EPCR unveiled the draws for the 2020/21 season of European Champions Cup.
29 October 2020

Highlights: European Challenge Cup Final - Bristol Bears 32-19 Toulon

Bristol Bears clinched the European Challenge Cup for the first time as they defeated Toulon 32-19 at Stade Maurice-David.
18 October 2020

Match Report: Bristol clinch European Challenge Cup with 32-19 win over Toulon

Bristol Bears came up with a clinical performance as they went on to beat Toulon 32-19 in the final at Stade Maurice-David to win their first ever European Challenge Cup.
17 October 2020

Will Hurrell Exclusive: Bristol are going to have to be really on it

Ahead of Bristol's Challenge Cup final against Toulon on Friday night, Joe Harvey spoke to former Bear Will Hurrell about the club, his recovery from a stroke as well as his work with Plymouth Albion.
15 October 2020