2007 European Challenge Cup

The 2007 European Challenge Cup was the 2nd tier of European club rugby, after the Heineken Cup.

Teams from England, France, Wales, Ireland, Italy, Romania, Spain and 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 2007/08 European Challenge Cup were:

France

  • Albi
  • Bayonne
  • Auch
  • Castres
  • Montauban
  • Montpellier
  • Brive
  • Dax

England

  • Leeds Carnegie
  • Bath Rugby
  • Newcastle Falcons
  • Sale Sharks
  • Worcester Warriors

Italy

  • Overmach Parma
  • Petrarca Padova
  • Calvisano
  • Gran Palma

Ireland

  • Connacht

Romania

  • Bucuresti

Spain

  • El Salvador
Championship Table
Pool 1
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Bath Rugby 6 6 0 203 65 5 29
Auch 6 3 3 109 147 2 14
Albi 6 2 4 130 177 3 11
Overmach Parma 6 1 5 104 157 3 7
Pool 2
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Worcester Warriors 6 6 0 245 49 5 29
Montauban 6 3 3 175 113 4 16
Bucuresti 6 2 3 1 77 158 0 10
Gran Palma 6 0 5 1 82 259 1 3
Pool 3
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Newcastle Falcons 6 5 1 264 57 4 24
Brive 6 4 2 179 73 5 20
Connacht 6 3 3 172 97 3 15
El Salvador 6 0 6 26 414 0 0
Pool 4
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Sale Sharks 6 5 0 1 244 62 5 27
Montpellier 6 4 1 1 114 115 1 19
Bayonne 6 1 5 100 164 4 8
Petrarca Padova 6 1 5 73 190 1 5
Pool 5
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Castres 6 5 1 160 105 1 21
Leeds Carnegie 6 4 2 157 101 3 19
Calvisano 6 2 4 123 200 1 9
Dax 6 1 5 109 143 4 7

Knock-out Stages

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

Quarter-Finals

April 4

April 5



Sale Sharks

Bath Rugby

Worcester Warriors

Newcastle Falcons

v

v

v

v

Brive

Leeds Carnegie

Montpellier

Castres

Stockport

Bath

Worcester

Newcastle

49

57

36

40

24

5

26

13

Semi-Finals

April 25

April 26

Worcester Warriors

Bath Rugby

v

v

Newcastle Falcons

Sale Sharks

Worcester

Bath

31

36

16

14

Final

May 25

Bath

v

Worcester Warriors

Gloucester

24

16