2001 European Challenge Cup
2001/02 Parker Pen Challenge Cup

The 2001 European Challenge Cup was the 2nd tier of European club rugby, after the Heineken Cup.

There were 32 teams in the competition and they came from 7 different countries.

There were 8 pools of 4 teams. Within each pool teams played each other twice, home and away. The 8 pool winners advanced to quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final.

Teams playing in the 2001/02 European Challenge Cup were:

France

  • Pau
  • Narbonne
  • Agen
  • Béziers
  • Colomiers
  • Montauban
  • Bourgoin
  • Bordeaux-Bègles
  • La Rochelle
  • Dax

England

  • Saracens
  • London Irish
  • Sale Sharks
  • Gloucester
  • Bristol Shoguns
  • Leeds Tykes

Italy

  • L'Aquila
  • Overmach Parma
  • Bologna
  • Gran Parma
  • Viadana
  • Petrarca Padova
  • Rovigo
  • Rugby Roma

Wales

  • Neath
  • Caerphilly
  • Ebbw Vale
  • Pontypridd

Spain

  • UC Madrid
  • Valladolid RAC

Ireland

  • Connacht

Romania

  • Dinamo București

     

Championship Table
Pool 1
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Points
Ebbw Vale 6 4 2 153 90 8
Agen 6 4 2 199 119 8
Montauban 6 4 2 146 123 8
Rovigo 6 0 6 78 244 0
Pool 2
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Points
Pau 6 6 0 217 63 12
Colomiers 6 4 2 259 105 8
Petrarca Padova 6 2 4 114 223 4
UC Madrid 6 0 6 90 289 0
Pool 3
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Points
Pontypridd 6 4 2 139 87 8
Leeds Tykes 6 4 2 188 154 8
Béziers 6 2 4 136 187 4
Overmach Parma 6 2 4 127 162 4
Pool 4
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Points
Sale Sharks 6 6 0 286 79 12
Connacht 6 3 3 157 140 6
Narbonne 6 3 3 128 111 6
Rugby Roma 6 0 6 57 298 0
Pool 5
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Points
Bristol Shoguns 6 5 1 189 115 10
Neath 6 4 2 160 131 8
Viadana 6 2 4 120 210 4
Bourgoin 6 1 5 160 173 2
Pool 6
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Points
London Irish 6 5 1 284 85 11
Dax 6 4 1 1 306 119 9
L'Aquila 6 2 4 107 239 4
Valladolid RAC 6 0 6 53 307 0
Pool 7
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Points
Gloucester 6 6 0 362 62 12
La Rochelle 6 4 2 161 177 8
Caerphilly 6 2 4 170 281 4
Gran Parma 6 0 6 104 277 0
Pool 8
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Points
Saracens 6 6 0 435 66 12
Bordeaux-Bègles 6 4 2 354 117 8
Dinamo București 6 1 5 102 403 2
Bologna 6 1 5 93 398 2


2001 European Challenge Cup Fixtures


September 28

September 29

    

    

    

     

     

     

   

    

    

    

    

September 30

      

        

        

October 6

     

     

       

          

          

        

         

          

        

           

October 7

            

             

             

            

           

October 26

October 27

      

           

          

          

            

            

          

          

October 28

           

          

        

         

         

          

November 3 

     

          

        

        

          

            

        

       

         

      

November 4

       

          

         

          

         

January 4

    

     

January 5

        

          

             

          

            

            

         

          

January 6

     

     

     

      

January 12

       

            

          

             

           

         

         

         

               

           

          

January 13

Connacht

Agen

Pau

Béziers

Overmach Parma

Sale Sharks

Neath

L'Aquila

Dax

Caerphilly

Gloucester

Dinamo București

Saracens

Rovigo

UC Madrid

Bourgoin

        

Ebbw Vale

Montauban

Petrarca Padova

Colomiers

Pontypridd

Rugby Roma

Narbonne

Gran Parma

La Rochelle

Dinamo București

Bordeaux-Bègles

Leeds Tykes

Viadana

Bristol Shoguns

Valladolid RAC

London Irish

     

Ebbw Vale

Petrarca Padova

Pau

Overmach Parma

Connacht

Narbonne

Neath

L'Aquila

Gloucester

La Rochelle

Rovigo

Leeds Tykes

Viadana

Valladolid RAC

Bordeaux-Bègles

Saracens

          

Agen

Montauban

Colomiers

Béziers

Pontypridd

Rugby Roma

Sale Sharks

Caerphilly

Gran Parma

Dinamo București

Bologna

UC Madrid

Bourgoin

Bristol Shoguns

Dax

London Irish

       

Agen

Sale Sharks

L'Aquila

UC Madrid

Pau

Béziers

Connacht

Neath

Bourgoin

Caerphilly

Gloucester

Bologna

Rovigo

Overmach Parma

Dax

Saracens

      

Ebbw Vale

Montauban

Petrarca Padova

Colomiers

Pontyprid

Rugby Roma

Narbonne

Viadana

Gran Parma

La Rochelle

Bologna

Bordeaux-Bègles

Leeds Tykes

Bristol Shoguns

Valladolid RAC

London Irish

v

v

v

v

v

v

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Narbonne

Ebbw Vale

Petrarca Padova

Pontypridd

Leeds Tykes

Rugby Roma

Viadana

Valladolid RAC

London Irish

Gran Parma

La Rochelle

Bologna

Bordeaux-Bègles

Montauban

Colomiers

Bristol Shoguns

      

Rovigo

Agen

UC Madrid

Pau

Overmach Parma

Connacht

Sale Sharks

Gloucester

Caerphilly

Saracens

Bologna

Béziers

Bourgoin

Neath

Dax

L'Aquila

     

Montauban

Colomiers

UC Madrid

Béziers

Sale Sharks

Rugby Roma

Bourgoin

Dax

Caerphilly

Gran Parma

Agen

Pontypridd

Bristol Shoguns

London Irish

Dinamo București

Bologna

        

Rovigo

Ebbw Vale

Petrarca Padova

Overmach Parma

Leeds Tykes

Narbonne

Connacht

Gloucester

La Rochelle

Bordeaux-Bègles

Saracens

Pau

Neath

Viadana

L'Aquila

Valladolid RAC

    

Montauban

Narbonne

London Irish

Petrarca Padova

Colomiers

Leeds Tykes

Rugby Roma

Bristol Shoguns

Viadana

La Rochelle

Gran Parma

Bordeaux-Bègles

Ebbw Vale

Pontypridd

Valladolid RAC

Dinamo București

     

Agen

Rovigo

Pau

UC Madrid

Béziers

Sale Sharks

Connacht

Neath

Caerphilly

Gloucester

Dinamo București

Saracens

Overmach Parma

Bourgoin

L'Aquila

Dax

Athione

Agen

Pau

Béziers

Palma

Sale

Neath

L'Aquila

Dax

Caerphilly

Gloucester

Bucharest

Watford

Rovigo

Madrid

Bourgoin-Jallieu

     

Ebbw Vale

Montauban

Padua

Colomiers

Pontypridd

Rome

Narbonne

Parma

La Rochelle

Bucharest

Bègles

Leeds

Viadana

Bristol

Valladolid

Reading

     

Ebbw Vale

Padua

Pau

Parma

Galway

Narbonne

Neath

L'Aquila

Gloucester

La Rochelle

Rovigo

Leeds

Viadana

Madrid

Bègles

Watford

         

Agen

Montauban

Colomiers

Béziers

Pontypridd

Rome

Sale

Caerphilly

Parma

Bucharest

Bologna

Madrid

Bourgoin-Jallieu

Bristol

Dax

Reading

       

Agen

Sale

L'Aquila

Madrid

Pau

Béziers

Galway

Neath

Bourgoin

Caerphilly

Gloucester

Bologna

Rovigo

Parma

Dax

Watford

   

Ebbw Vale

Montauban

Padua

Colomiers

Pontypridd

Rome

Narbonne

Viadana

Parma

La Rochelle

Bologna

Bègles

Leeds

Bristol

Valladolid

Reading

18

20

35

23

41

93

41

25

22

41

34

49

34

23

16

28

  

28

28

41

12

31

10

10

5

44

12

89

48

26

10

11

48

  

16

12

66

41

30

40

27

29

98

28

3

30

16

5

82

113

  

66

19

45

34

28

17

44

16

25

5

10

10

25

31

94

76

  

34

41

8

29

40

25

61

33

60

29

99

19

10

P

95

113

  

59

40

19

80

41

17

34

33

30

12

33

24

58

43

10

28

6

9

0

12

10

0

14

14

29

30

15

17

14

41

36

34

  

26

26

12

18

10

20

13

48

39

75

11

17

10

6

26

12

  

5

74

10

29

33

0

20

41

14

14

43

27

42

71

23

3

   

7

15

6

19

16

22

6

47

30

83

75

30

27

15

19

10

  

13

16

32

36

12

26

13

29

16

32

0

62

26

P

3

3

  

10

9

28

13

8

62

22

26

31

36

10

25

16

17

14

28

The January 6 match between Overmach Parma and Pontypridd was not played. Pontypridd was awarded the match points.


Quarter-Finals

January 25

       

January 26

January 27

Gloucester

Sale Sharks

Pau

Saracens

v

v

v

v

Ebbw Vale

Bristol Shoguns

London Irish

Pontypridd

Gloucester

Sale

Pau

Watford

46

25

9

15

11

20

38

17

Semi-Finals

April 27

April 28

London Irish

Gloucester

v

v


Pontypridd

Sale Sharks

Reading

Gloucester

27

27

33

28

Final

May 26

Pontypridd

v


Sale Sharks

Oxford

22

25