European Challenge Cup

Brive ends Newport Gwent Dragons' Challenge Cup hopes with 36-19 win

Newport Gwent Dragons crashed out of the European Challenge Cup after they suffered a 36-19 defeat against table toppers Brive at Stade Amedee-Domenech on Saturday.
21 January 2017

Edinburgh target home quarter-final ahead of Myreside debut

Interim head coach of Edinburgh Duncan Hodge said his side is extremely motivated to secure a home quarter-final in the ongoing European Challenge Cup as they switch to Myreside for the first time.
20 January 2017

Timisoara Saracens punished after poor maintenance of playing surface

European Professional Club Rugby have come down hard on Timisoara Saracens after their competition against Stade Francais last weekend was cancelled due to unfit conditions.
19 January 2017

Seven-try Ospreys hammer Lyon with 47-7 win

Ospreys came with a dominant second half performance as they thrashed Lyon by 47-7 at Liberty Stadium on Sunday to secure a quarter-final berth in the ongoing European Challenge Cup tournament.
16 January 2017

Gloucester blank Benetton Treviso with 0-41 win

Gloucester Rugby went on to claim the pole position in Pool 1 of the European Challenge Cup after thrashing Benetton Treviso by 0-41 on Saturday.
15 January 2017

Edinburgh survive late scare from Harlequins to secure five-point win

Edinburgh successfully overcame a late surge from Harlequins as they have strengthened their chance of securing a quarter-final berth in the European Challenge Cup with a close 18-23 victory at Twickenham Stoop on Saturday.
15 January 2017

Bath close in qualification after comfortable 22-57 win over Bristol

Bath ran an eight-try riot as they trounced Bristol by 22-57 in the European Challenge Cup encounter at Ashton Gate which puts them in the box seat for a home quarter-final.
14 January 2017

Grenoble's 31-27 win puts Newcastle Falcons in trouble

Grenoble scored three tries in the final quarter as they sealed a thrilling 31-27 win over Newcastle Falcons in their European Challenge Cup encounter at Stade des Alpes on Friday.
14 January 2017

La Rochelle go to top with 14-24 win over Bayonne

La Rochelle have claimed the top position in the Pool 1 one of the European Challenge Cup competition after securing a 14-24 win over Bayonne at Stade Jean-Dauger on Thursday.
13 January 2017

Cardiff Blues lock George Earle's appeal against eight-week ban fails

Cardiff Blues lock George Earle's appeal against an eight-week ban for an eye gouging incident has failed following an independent hearing.
9 January 2017

Cardiff Blues' George Earle handed eight-week ban

Cardiff Blues lock George Earle has been handed an eight-week ban following his sent-off in the European Challenge Cup encounter against Bath Rugby at Recreation Ground last week.
22 December 2016

Joel Hodgson leads Newcastle Falcons to 48-29 win over Lyon

Fly-half Joel Hodgson had a memorable outing scoring 21 points as Newcastle Falcons kept their hopes of making to the knock-out of the European Challenge Cup alive with a 48-29 victory over Lyon at Kingston Park on Sunday.
19 December 2016

La Rochelle complete revenge victory over Gloucester

Three tries in each half allowed La Rochelle hand a heavy defeat of 42-13 to Gloucester Rugby in their European Challenge Cup tie at Stade Marcel Deflandre on Saturday.
18 December 2016

Ospreys trounce Grenoble with 71-3 victory

Scott Baldwin, Dan Evans and Hanno Dirksen scored doubles while Dan Biggar contrbuted with 21 points as Ospreys trounced Grenoble by 71-3 in their European Challenge Cup game at Liberty Stadium on Saturday.
17 December 2016

Benetton Treviso edge out Bayonne with thrilling 21-17 win

Benetton Treviso managed to overcome double yellow card scare in the second half to edge out Bayonne by 21-17 in the European Challenge Cup encounter at Stadio Comunale di Monigo on Saturday.
17 December 2016

Varndell hat-trick revive Bristol chances after 18-28 win over Pau

Tom Varndell scored hat-trick of tries as Bristol Rugby register their second win of the tournament, defeating Pau by 18-28 in the European Challenge Cup clash at Stade du Hameau on Friday.
17 December 2016

Dragons keep Challenge Cup hopes alive with 22-7 win over Worcester Warriors

Newport Gwent Dragons had to hold off a stiff fight from 14-men Worcester Warriors as they defeated them 22-7 to keep their chances alive in the European Rugby Challenge Cup at Rodney Parade on Friday.
17 December 2016

Six-try Brive defeat RC Enisei by 38-18

Brive ran a six-try riot aided by sin-bins to three RC Enisei players as they won their European Rugby Challenge Cup encounter by 38-18 at Stade Amedee-Domenech on Friday.
17 December 2016

Stade Francais bring Edinburgh's unbeaten run to halt

Stade Francais survived a second half resurgence from Edinburgh as they secured a 26-20 victory in their European Rugby Challenge Cup encounter at Stade Jean Bouin on Thursday.
16 December 2016

Bath claim top position with 38-3 win over Cardiff Blues

Ross Batty scored tries in each half as Bath Rugby ended Cardiff Blues' unbeaten streak in this season of European Rugby Challenge Cup with a 38-3 convincing victory at Recreation Ground on Thursday.
16 December 2016