European Challenge Cup

  • Challenge Cup Preview: Pool Three

    Newcastle and Brive kick off proceedings in Pool Three on Thursday, and Connacht host Spanish champions Cetransa El Salvador at the Sportsground in Galway on...

  • Calvisano hammer Dax

    Italian Super 10 side Calvisano opened their European Challenge Cup campaign with an impressive 54-19 bonus point victory over Dax.

  • Tait family adding value

    England World Cup star Mathew Tait led the acclaim for his younger brother Alex after Newcastle opened their European Challenge Cup campaign with a crushing...

  • James scores on Bath debut

    South African fly-half Butch James enjoyed a copy-book start to his Bath career by inspiring his side to a comfortable 28-6 Challenge Cup win against...

  • Struggling Leeds put Castres to the sword

    Leeds Carnegie shrugged off their Premiership blues to take pole position in Pool Five of the European Challenge Cup at Headingley on Friday with a...

  • Nallet eyes European glory

    Castres and France second row Lionel Nallet has confessed his side will take on Leeds in the European Challenge Cup not totally knowing what to...

  • European Challenge Cup preview

    While everybody waxes lyrical, rushes to the bars/stadiums for, and generally just loves the Heineken Cup, we ought not forget that European rugby's little brother,...

  • The rain in Spain will miss Wilkinson

    Jonny Wilkinson is to be given another week to recover from injury after he sat out Newcastle's 29-24 EDF Energy Cup win against Newport. An...

  • Three Scots for Euro Nations Cup

    This weekend the European Nations Cup resumes, part of a competition stretching over two years. The match officials in Bucharest are Scots.

  • Worcester’s big guns set for European challenge

    Worcester will unleash their high-profile new recruits Rico Gear and Sam Tuitupou on Montauban, Gran Parma and Bucuresti in next season's European Challenge Cup.

  • Grewcock faces lengthy ban

    Bath lock Danny Grewcock is once again in trouble with the disciplinary, this time for puching in the European Challenge Cup final.

  • Borthwick rues missed opportunity

    Bath captain Steve Borthwick admitted his side's 22-16 defeat to Clermont Auvergne in the European Challenge Cup final had been a "huge missed opportunity".

  • Clermont hold on for Challenge Cup glory

    Clermont Auvergne won the European Challenge Cup on Saturday with a 22-16 win over Bath at the Twickenham Stoop, holding off a fierce fightback from...

  • Bory wants to end on a high

    David Bory is determined to leave Bath Rugby with silverware in The Rec trophy cabinet - even if it comes at the expense of his...

  • Clermont march into Challenge Cup final

    Clermont Auvergne stormed into the final of the European Challenge Cup on Saturday with a convincing 46-29 win over the Dragons in France, in a...

  • Cotter and Turner continue good feeling

    A magnificent game of rugby, played in the finest of spirits, was rounded off in the most sporting of ways by Clermont coach Vern Cotter...

  • Bath focus on European honours

    When Bath play Saracens on Sunday in the European Challenge Cup, the West countrymen know that making a success of their season hinges on that...

  • Preview: Clermont v The Dragons

    Newport Gwent Dragons have made three changes for their European Challenge Cup semi-final game against Clermont at Parc des Sports Marcel-Michelin on Saturday.

  • Preview: Saracens v Bath

    Bath coach Steve Meehan has named his side for his side's European Challenge Cup semi-final against Saracens at Vicarage Road on Sunday.

  • Defining moments for the Dragons

    Newport Gwent Dragons are gearing up for "the biggest game in the history of the region" when they clash with Clermont Auvergne at the Stade...

  • Bath blow Bristol out of the water

    Nick Abendanon scored a hat-trick of tries as Bath booked a spot in the semi-finals of the European Challenge Cup by notching up an impressive...

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