European Challenge Cup

EPCR discuss possibility of Club World Cup

The European Professional Club Rugby has confirmed that they are in discussion about unveiling an annual Club World Cup concept.
7 April 2020

European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup play-offs and finals suspended

The European Professional Club Rugby has confirmed that the play-offs and the finals of Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup have been suspended following the pandemic coronavirus.
24 March 2020

European Rugby quarter-finals postponed

The European Professional Club Rugby board has announced that the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup have been postponed following the outbreak of coronavirus disease.
17 March 2020

Harry Randall's late-try help Bristol secure draw against Zebre

Harry Randall scored the decisive try in the final minute while Callum Sheedy kicked a nerveless conversion as Bristol Bears sealed a 7-7 draw against Zebre in their European Rugby Challenge Cup face-off at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi.
19 January 2020

Leicester Tigers secure home quarter-final despite 24-17 defeat to Pau

A dominating first half performance from Pau proved enough as they completed a 24-17 win over Leicester Tigers in their European Rugby Challenge Cup encounter at Stade du Hameau.
19 January 2020

Cardiff Blues' 10-try performance against Calvisano goes in vain

Cardiff Blues came up with a 10-try performance as they dominated Calvisano 64-3 in their European Challenge Cup encounter at Cardiff Arms Park on Saturday.
18 January 2020

Castres beat Worcester Warriors 27-33 to finish top of Pool 1

Rory Kockott scored a hat-trick as Castres finished at the top of Pool 1 with a 27-33 win over Worcester Warriors in the sixth round of the European Challenge Cup at Sixways on Friday.
18 January 2020

Dragons trounce RC Enisei 47-5 to book quarter-finals berth

Dragons have secured a quarter-final berth in the ongoing European Rugby Challenge Cup after they trounced RC Enisei 47-5 at Rodney Parade on Friday.
18 January 2020

Jordan Crane: Some of my fondest memories have come from the last two years

In September, it was announced that Bristol Bears back-row Jordan Crane would be retiring at the end of the season.
15 January 2020

Leicester Tigers maintain winning streak with 30-20 victory over Cardiff Blues

George Ford kicked 15 points as Leicester Tigers completed a 30-20 win over Cardiff Blues in their European Rugby Challenge Cup encounter at Welford Road.
13 January 2020

Worcester Warriors thrash RC Enisei 66-10 to keep Challenge Cup hopes alive

Ollie Lawrence scored a hat-trick as Worcester Warriors kept their hopes alive in the ongoing European Challenge Cup with a 66-10 victory over RC Enisei at Sixways on Saturday.
12 January 2020

Eight-try Wasps outclass Agen with 24-52 win

Wasps scored eight tries as they defeated Agen 24-52 in their European Challenge Cup dead rubber contest at Stade Armandie on Saturday.
12 January 2020

Bordeaux Begles book quarter-final berth with 32-17 win over Edinburgh

Bordeaux Begles scored two tries on either half as they completed a bonus point victory over Edinburgh in their European Challenge Cup clash at Stade Chaban-Delmas on Saturday.
11 January 2020

Bristol Bears edge out Stade Francais 16-18 after Thacker's late-try

Harry Thacker scored a last-gasp try while Callum Sheedy followed with the conversion as Bristol Bears edged out Stade Francais 16-18 in the fourth round of the European Rugby Challenge Cup at Stade Jean Bouin on Saturday.
16 December 2019

Edinburgh edge out Wasps 7-9 in thrilling encounter at Ricoh Arena

Replacement Jaco van der Walt scored the decisive penalty goal in the closing stage as Edinburgh edged out Wasps with a two-point victory in their European Rugby Challenge Cup at Ricoh Arena on Saturday.
15 December 2019

Toulon inch towards quarter-finals with 20-26 win over London Irish

Toulon went on to register their fourth consecutive win in the European Challenge Cup as they edged out Premiership side London Irish 20-26 at Madejski Stadium on Saturday.
15 December 2019

Leicester Tigers maintain impressive run in Challenge Cup with 13-20 victory over Calvisano

Leicester Tigers maintained their unbeaten run in the European Challenge Cup as they earned a hard-fought victory over Calvisano in the fourth round at Pata Stadium on Saturday.
15 December 2019

Pau keep Challenge Cup hope alive after beating Cardiff Blues 34-29

Pau kept their hope of progressing to the knock out stage alive as they edged out Cardiff Blues 34-29 in their European Challenge Cup clash at Stade du Hameau on Saturday.
14 December 2019

Sam Davies takes Dragons to top of Pool 1 after 25-16 win over Worcester

Sam Davies kicked 20 points as Dragons completed a nine-point victory over Premiership side Worcester Warriors in the European Rugby Challenge Cup clash at Rodney Parade on Friday.
14 December 2019

Capon is flourishing at high-flying Bristol

Will Capon dislocated his shoulder 12 months ago, but a year on, the Bristol Bears hooker is relishing his time with one of the most exciting and ambitious teams in Europe.
13 December 2019