European Challenge Cup

Pat Lam and Bristol Bears eyeing Challenge Cup success

Bristol Bears Director of Rugby Pat Lam admits the club are targeting success in the European Challenge Cup ahead of their quarter-final with Dragons.
17 September 2020

Clubs allowed to play new signing in European competitions

The organisers of European Champions and Challenge Cups have confirmed that the clubs will be allowed to play the new signings when the play-offs resume next month.
19 August 2020

Dates finalised for quarter-finals of European competitions

The European Professional Club Rugby organisers have unveiled the dates and venues for this season's Champions and Challenge Cups quarter-finals.
17 July 2020

2020 European Champions and Challenge Cup finals moved from Marseille

The finals of the 2019/20 edition of European Champions and Challenge Cups have been moved away from Marseille due to 'insufficient safeguards' in the venue.
10 July 2020

Dates for European Rugby Champions and Challenge Cups Finals announced

The European Professional Club Rugby has announced that the remainder of the Champions and Challenge Cup including the finals will be played in September and October.
25 June 2020

EPCR considering expanded Champions Cup next season

The European Professional Club Rugby on Thursday stated that a 24-club Champions Cup tournament is being considered for the next season.
15 May 2020

European Champions and Challenge Cup play-offs set to be postponed until September

The European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup play-offs is unlikely to be played before September following the pandemic coronavirus crisis.
1 May 2020

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