European Challenge Cup

Ulster coach Dan McFarland rues missed opportunity

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland admitted that Leicester's kicking game in the second half put them under pressure as the Irish side were knocked out of the European Challenge Cup with a semi-final defeat to the Tigers.
3 May 2021

Match Centre: Bath Rugby 10-19 Montpellier

Benoit Paillaugue contributed with 11 points while Yacouba Camara scored a try as Montpellier overcame Bath Rugby 19-10 in the semi-final of the European Challenge Cup at Recreation Ground.
2 May 2021

Second half resurgence sees Leicester Tigers reach Challenge Cup final

Leicester Tigers came from behind to beat Ulster 33-24 at Mattioli Woods Welford Road to secure their place in the Challenge Cup final.
30 April 2021

Twickenham Stadium to host Champions and Challenge Cup finals

The finals of the Heineken Champions Cup and European Challenge Cup this season will be played at Twickenham Stadium.
30 April 2021

Will Muir Exclusive: Sevens, the transition to Bath and the opportunity of silverware

The Bath winger admits some of the senior players in the squad have emphasised the importance of the Blue, Black and White lifting their first piece of silverware for 13 years ahead of their Challenge Cup semi-final with Montpellier.
30 April 2021

Tom Varndell Exclusive: "It is going to be a proper battle"

Ahead of Leicester Tigers’ Challenge Cup semi-final against Ulster on Friday night, TRU’s Joe Harvey spoke to former Leicester wing Tom Varndell about the club’s resurgence under Steve Borthwick.
30 April 2021

Rory Best backing Ulster and Leinster to reach Euro finals

The former Ireland international thinks it is important for Ulster to win the Challenge Cup this season whilst he also gives us an insight into the mind of Ronan O'Gara as La Rochelle face Leinster in the Champions Cup.
28 April 2021

Alex Gray Exclusive: Helping Bath win silverware will put me in England’s shop window

After making his return to rugby union in November, Alex Gray sat down with TRU's Joe Harvey to discuss the transition back to the sport, his England ambition and what he learnt from being in the NFL.
16 April 2021

Match Centre: Leicester Tigers 39-15 Newcastle Falcons

Harry Potter scored a double as Leicester Tigers progressed to the semi-final of the European Challenge Cup with a 39-15 win over Premiership rivals Newcastle Falcons at Mattioli Woods Welford Road.
10 April 2021

Match Centre: Bath Rugby 26-13 London Irish

Will Stuart scored a double as Bath Rugby have progressed to the semi-final of the European Challenge Cup with a 26-13 win over London Irish at Recreation Ground on Friday.
10 April 2021

Leicester Tigers are rolling back the years and another European success story is waiting to be written

Charlie Clare and Johnny McPhillips are playing their part in Leicester's rejuvenation under Steve Borthwick and the Tigers now have a European semi-final on their radar.
9 April 2021

Dragons wing Ashton Hewitt sidelined with a knee injury

Dragons winger Ashton Hewitt is set to have a spell on the sidelines following a knee injury.
9 April 2021

George Nott Exclusive: “We are starting to live up to our potential”

Success in Europe this week will keep George Nott smiling as an in-form London Irish target the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup.
8 April 2021

London Irish prop Will Goodrick-Clarke suspended for three weeks

London Irish prop Will Goodrick-Clarke has been handed a three-week ban following his red-card incident in the recently concluded round-of-16 European Challenge Cup clash against Cardiff Blues.
8 April 2021

Match Centre: Harlequins 21-57 Ulster

Ulster ran an eight-try riot as they over powered Harlequins with a 57-21 win in the round-of-16 European Challenge Cup clash at Twickenham Stoop on Sunday.
5 April 2021

Match Centre: Ospreys 24-28 Newcastle Falcons

Newcastle Falcons progressed to the quarter-finals of the European Challenge Cup as they edged out Ospreys 28-24 at Liberty Stadium on Saturday.
4 April 2021

Match Centre: London Irish 41-35 Cardiff Blues

London Irish managed to overcome a red card to William Goodrick-Clarke as they edged out Cardiff Blues at Community Stadium to reach the quarter-finals of the European Challenge Cup.
3 April 2021

Match Centre: Zebre 27-35 Bath Rugby

Bath successfully overcame a hat-trick from Pierre Bruno as they came from behind to beat Zebre 35-27 in their round-of-16 European Challenge Cup clash at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi.
3 April 2021

European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals moved out of Marseille

The organisers of the Heineken Champions Cup and European Challenge Cup have decided to move this season's finals out of Marseille due to Covid-19 restrictions.
1 April 2021

Champions Cup ambition was ‘scoffed’ at but Bristol are rightly at Europe’s top table

Bristol Bears clinched the Challenge Cup last season but challenging for European club rugby’s top honour has always been the aim for Pat Lam.
31 March 2021