About

EPCR CHALLENGE CUP

European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) is the organiser of the Heineken Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup. EPCR’s mission is to create outstanding rugby experiences for all key stakeholders, including leagues, clubs, players, match officials, unions, fans, broadcast and commercial partners, communities and the media. Lyon from France won the title for the 2021/22 season, after which two South African sides were welcomed to the fold.

The history

Established in 2014 with headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, EPCR has the following members: Fédération Française de Rugby (FFR), Federazione Italiana Rugby (FIR), Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU), Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR), Premier Rugby Ltd (PRL), PRO Rugby Championship DAC (URC), Rugby Football Union (RFU), Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) and Welsh Rugby Union (WRU). The Heineken Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup tournaments feature clubs which have qualified on merit from their respective domestic leagues – Gallagher Premiership Rugby, the TOP 14 and the Vodacom United Rugby Championship.

EPCR Challenge Cup 2022_23 table
Pool A
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Bristol Bears
4 4 0 0 121 54 67 19 8 19
2
RC Toulon
4 4 0 0 102 56 46 14 8 19
3
Glasgow Warriors
4 3 0 1 107 82 25 16 10 16
4
Cardiff Rugby
4 3 1 0 154 57 97 23 7 15
5
Connacht
4 3 1 0 135 72 63 19 10 14
6
CA Brive
4 1 3 0 66 157 -91 9 23 6
7
Newcastle Falcons
4 1 3 0 63 132 -69 8 19 5
8
Bath Rugby
4 0 3 1 68 105 -37 8 14 3
9
USAP
4 0 4 0 68 118 -50 10 18 1
10
Zebre Parma
4 0 4 0 56 107 -51 8 17 1

Pool B
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Scarlets
4 4 0 0 124 57 67 16 8 18
2
Benetton
4 3 1 0 120 70 50 16 10 15
3
Emirates Lions
4 2 1 1 98 85 13 11 11 12
4
Stade Français Paris
4 2 2 0 85 86 -1 11 10 10
5
Toyota Cheetahs
4 2 2 0 73 87 -14 8 9 10
6
Dragons RFC
4 1 2 1 98 103 -5 12 11 10
7
Section Paloise
4 1 3 0 64 72 -8 6 6 7
8
Aviron Bayonnais
4 0 4 0 28 130 -102 4 19 0

There are currently no fixtures available.

RESULTS

22 Jan|Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, Parma

Toyota Cheetahs

9 - 6

Section Paloise

22 Jan|Rodney Parade, Newport

Dragons RFC

25 - 30

Emirates Lions

21 Jan|Kingston Park, Newcastle

CA Brive

37 - 24

Cardiff Rugby

21 Jan|Kingston Park, Newcastle

Newcastle Falcons

35 - 21

Connacht

21 Jan|Stadio Comunale di Monigo, Treviso

Benetton

35 - 32

Stade Français Paris