European Challenge Cup

Date announced for 2024/25 Champions and Challenge Cup tournaments draws

The European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) announced that the draws for the Investec Champions Cup and European Challenge Cup will be taking place on 2nd July.
13 June 2024

Sharks beat Gloucester 36-22 to clinch European Challenge Cup

Sharks became the first South African side to clinch a European trophy as they defeated Gloucester 36-22 in the final of the Challenge Cup at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Friday.
25 May 2024

Will Gloucester’s season hinge on Challenge Cup glory?

With one trophy already in the cabinet, will success in the Challenge Cup final vindicate the club’s decision to prioritise silverware over the Premiership?
23 May 2024

Gloucester beat Benetton 40-23 to set up Challenge Cup final clash against Sharks

Gloucester came up with a five try performance as they defeated Benetton 40-23 in the semi-final of the European Challenge Cup at Kingsholm on Saturday.
5 May 2024

Match Centre: European Challenge Cup: Gloucester 23-13 Ospreys

Santiago Carreras starred with six penalty kicks as Gloucester edged out Ospreys 23-13 at Kingsholm on Friday to reach the semi-final of the European Challenge Cup.
13 April 2024

Antonio Pavanello Exclusive: Benetton's General Director on Italy's improvements and striving for success

The Azzurri's performance in the recent Men's Six Nations has given them a platform to build on but there also needs to be a collective push from Italian rugby as a whole.
4 April 2024

Match Centre: Challenge Cup: Gloucester 35-5 Castres

Adam Hastings racked up 15 points as Gloucester defeated Castres 35-5 to secure a home round of of 16 clash in the ongoing European Challenge Cup at Kingsholm on Friday.
20 January 2024

Match Centre: Challenge Cup: Newcastle Falcons 18-57 Benetton

Benetton progressed to the round of 16 in the ongoing European Challenge Cup as they defeated Newcastle Falcons 57-18 in their latest clash at Kingston Park on Friday.
13 January 2024

Match Centre: Challenge Cup: Lions 35-13 Newcastle Falcons

Newcastle Falcons losing streak this season continued as they were defeated by Lions with a 35-13 margin in the second round of the Challenge Cup at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday.
17 December 2023

Match Centre: Challenge Cup: Gloucester 28-17 Clermont Auvergne

Santiago Socino starred with a double as Gloucester managed to hold off Clermont Auvergne with a 28-17 win in the second round of the European Challenge Cup at Kingsholm on Friday.
16 December 2023

Match Centre: Challenge Cup: Newcastle 19-24 Montpellier

Newcastle Falcons' losing streak continued as they were edged out by Montpellier with a 24-19 margin in the opening round of the European Challenge Cup at Kingston Park.
11 December 2023

Match Centre: Challenge Cup: Black Lion 10-15 Gloucester

George Barton kicked all 15 points as Gloucester managed to hold off Black Lion in their opening game of the European Challenge Cup at Mikheil Meskhi Stadium on Saturday.
10 December 2023

Leinster to face Stade Rochelais in Champions Cup opener

Defending champions Stade Rochelais will be kick-starting their Champions Cup campaign with a clash against Leinster as the fixtures for the 2023/24 season was unveiled.
13 July 2023

Paia’aua hopes Toulon can 'learn from past experiences' as they target Challenge Cup crown

Toulon centre Duncan Paia’aua hopes his team can “learn from their past experiences” ahead of this Friday’s Challenge Cup final in Dublin.
17 May 2023

Toulon flanker Charles Ollivon available to face Glasgow after red card decision dismissed

Former France skipper Charles Ollivon will be available for Toulon's European Challenge Cup final game against Glasgow Warriors after his red card was dismissed.
3 May 2023

Players like Johnny Matthews stepping up to the plate and Franco Smith’s high standards have Glasgow Warriors in a good place

The Glasgow hooker has been an essential cog in a Warriors side that have experienced a remarkable turnaround in the last 12 months.
28 April 2023

Graeme Morrison Interview: 'There is a real buzz about things' as Glasgow enter the business end of the season

Former Warrior Morrison has been mightily impressed with Glasgow's turnaround this season as the Scottish club enter the end of their campaign full of hope.
13 April 2023

Newcastle Falcons fullback Elliott Obatoyinbo suspended for three weeks

Newcastle Falcons full-back Elliott Obatoyinbo has been handed a three-week suspension following his red-card incident in the recently concluded Heineken Champions Cup game against Cardiff Rugby.
20 January 2023

Dan Biggar: 'Perhaps the doom and gloom a couple of weeks after the autumn has slowly started to turn'

The recent results of the Welsh clubs in Europe and the return of Warren Gatland to the national side excites Biggar ahead of the Six Nations.
17 January 2023

European Challenge Cup game between Bath and Toulon rescheduled

The European Challenge Cup game between Bath and Toulon to be played at The Recreation Ground on Saturday has been postponed.
14 January 2023