European Challenge Cup

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

Seb Negri Column: It is time for us all to look in the mirror

In his latest column for Talking Rugby Union, Italy’s Seb Negri gives his assessment of the Azzurri’s Six Nations and looks ahead to a European weekend with Benetton.
31 March 2021

Schedule for Champions Cup Round of 16 revealed

The schedules for the knock out stage of the European competitions have been unveiled on Tuesday following the draws held in in Lausanne, Switzerland.
10 March 2021

EPCR announces revised format for 2020/21 season

The European Professional Club Rugby has announced the revised format for the remainder of the 2020/21 season of Champions and Challenge Cup competitions.
24 February 2021

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