2006 European Challenge Cup

The 2006 European Challenge Cup was the 2nd tier of European club rugby, after the Heineken Cup.

Teams from England, France, Wales, Ireland, Italy, Romania and Scotland play in the competition.

There are 20 teams playing in 5 pools of 4 teams. Pool play is on a home and away basis. The winner of each pool and the 3 highest points scoring 2nd place teams advanced to the quarter-finals.

Teams playing in the 2006/07 European Challenge Cup were:

France

  • Albi
  • Bayonne
  • Clermont
  • Narbonne
  • Montauban
  • Montpellier
  • Brive

England

  • Bristol Rugby
  • Bath Rugby
  • Newcastle Falcons
  • Saracens
  • Worcester Warriors 
  • Harlequins

Italy

  • Parma
  • Petrarca Padova
  • Rugby Viadana

Ireland

  • Connacht

Romania

  • Bucuresti

Wales

  • Newport Gwent Dragons

Scotland

  • Glasgow Warriors
Championship Table
Pool 1
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Newport Gwent Dragons 6 5 1 211 79 5 25
Bristol Rugby 6 5 1 168 69 5 25
Bucuresti 6 1 5 124 230 4 8
Bayonne 6 1 5 106 231 3 7
Pool 2
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Saracens 6 5 0 1 225 101 5 26
Glasgow Warriors 6 4 1 1 204 72 4 22
Narbonne 6 2 4 127 171 2 10
Parma 6 0 6 84 296 1 1
Pool 3
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Brive 6 5 1 225 79 4 24
Newcastle Falcons 6 4 2 181 85 5 21
Montauban 6 3 3 107 98 1 13
Petrarca Padova 6 0 6 47 298 0 0
Pool 4
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Bath Rugby 6 6 0
164 106 2 26
Harlequins 6 4 2
171 109 5 21
Connacht 6 1 5 119 150 4 8
Montpellier 6 1 5 116 205 1 5
Pool 5
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Clermont 6 6 0 210 107 4 28
Worcester Warriors 6 4 2 141 99 4 20
Rugby Viadana 6 2 4 114 145 3 11
Albi 6 0 6 66 180 0 0

Knock-out Stages

The 5 group winners and the 3 best runners-up qualifed for the Quarter-Finals

Quarter-Finals

March 30

March 31


April 1

Clermont

Bath Rugby

Dragons

Saracens

v

v

v

v

Newcastle Falcons

Bristol Rugby

Brive

Glasgow Rugby

Clermont Ferrand

Bath

Newport

Watford

24

51

39

23

19

12

17

19

Semi-Finals

April 21

April 22

Clermont

Saracens

v

v

Dragons

Bath Rugby

Clermont Ferrand

Watford

46

30

29

31

Final

May 19

Clermont

v

Bath Rugby

London

22

16