2009/10 European Challenge Cup
Amlin Cup

The European Challenge Cup, is the 2nd tier of European club rugby, after the Heineken Cup. In 2009/10 it was also known as the Amlin Challenge Cup.

Teams from England, France, Wales, Ireland, Italy, Romania, Spain and Portugal 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 5 pool winners are joined by 3 teams from the Heineken Cup to play quarter-finals, semi-finals anf the final. The 3 teams that 'parachute' in are the 3rd, 4th and 5th placed runners-up after pool play is completed in the Heineken Cup.

Teams playing in the 2009/10 European Challenge Cup (Amlin Cup) were:

France

  • Albi
  • Bayonne
  • Bourgoin
  • Castres Olympique
  • Montauban
  • Montpellier
  • Racing Métro 92
  • Toulon

England

  • Leeds Carnegie
  • London Wasps
  • Newcastle Falcons
  • Saracens
  • Worcester Warriors

Italy

  • Overmach Parma
  • Petrarca Padova
  • Rovigo
  • Roma Olimpic

Ireland

  • Connacht

Romania

  • Bucureşti Oaks

Spain

  • Olympus Madrid
Championship Table
Pool 1
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Bourgoin 6 5 1 141 86 3 23
Leeds Carnegie 6 4 2 160 82 3 19
Overmach Parma 6 2 4 78 145 0 8
Bucureşti Oaks 6 1 5 70 136 3 7
Pool 2
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Connacht 6 6 0 199 63 2 26
Montpellier 6 4 2 158 92 3 19
Worcester Warriors 6 2 4 140 83 5 13
Olympus Madrid 6 0 6 44 303 0 0
Pool 3
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Toulon 6 5 1 218 88 3 23
Saracens 6 5 1 184 83 2 22
Castres Olympique 6 2 4 173 127 3 11
Rovigo 6 0 6 41 318 0 0
Pool 4
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
London Wasps 6 5 1 176 69 3 23
Bayonne 6 4 2 184 73 3 19
Racing Métro 92 6 3 3 177 85 4 16
Roma Olimpic 6 0 6 28 338 0 0
Pool 5
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Newcastle Falcons 6 5 1 146 77 3 23
Montauban 6 5 1 132 96 1 21
Albi 6 2 4 117 137 4 12
Petrarca Padova 6 0 6 95 180 1 1

Fixtures

October 8

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October 10

     

October 11

          

         

October 15

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December 10

December 11  

     

    

     

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December 17

     

December 18

     

December 19

    

     

December 20

     

     

    

January 14

    

    

January 15

    

     

January 16

        

         

         

     

January 21

January 22

     

     

January 23

    

    

    

      

January 24

Worcester Warriors

Bourgoin

Connacht

Castres Olympique

Bayonne

Albi

Bucureşti Oaks

Petrarca Padova

Saracens

London Wasps

        

Toulon

Montpellier

Montauban

Bucureşti Oaks

Olympus Madrid

Rovigo

Roma Olimpic

Racing Métro 92

Leeds Carnegie

Newcastle Falcons

       

Newcastle Falcons

Montpellier

Worcester Warriors

Castres Olympique

Toulon

Bucureşti Oaks

Overmach Parma

London Wasps

Racing Métro 92

Petrarca Padova

      

Bourgoin

Bayonne

Connacht

Montauban

Olympus Madrid

Saracens

Roma Olimpic

Leeds Carnegie

Rovigo

Albi

          

Bourgoin

Saracens

London Wasps

Connacht

Castres Olympique

Albi

Overmach Parma

Worcester Warriors

Bayonne

Petrarca Padova

       

Racing Métro 92

Montpellier

Montauban

Newcastle Falcons

Overmach Parma

Olympus Madrid

Rovigo

Toulon

Roma Olimpic

Leeds Carnegie

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Montpellier

Leeds Carnegie

Olympus Madrid

Toulon

Roma Olimpic

Montauban

Overmach Parma

Newcastle Falcons

Rovigo

Racing Métro 92

       

Saracens

Connacht

Petrarca Padova

Bourgoin

Worcester Warriors

Castres Olympique

London Wasps

Bayonne

Overmach Parma

Albi

     

Montauban

Olympus Madrid

Connacht

Saracens

Rovigo

Leeds Carnegie

Bourgoin

Bayonne

Roma Olimpic

Albi

       

Overmach Parma

London Wasps

Wordester Warriors

Newcastle Falcons

Montpellier

Castres Olympique

Racing Métro 92

Bucureşti Oaks

Toulon

Petrarca Padova

      

Bucureşti Oaks

Toulon

Roma Olimpic

Montpellier

Rovigo

Newcastle Falcons

Leeds Carnegie

Olympus Madrid

Racing Métro 92

Montauban

  

London Wasps

Worcester Warriors

Albi

Petrarca Padova

Bucureşti Oaks

Connacht

Saracens

Castres Olympique

Bayonne

Bourgoin

Worcester

Bourgoin

Galway

Castres

Bayonne

Albi

Bucharest

Padua

Watford

High Wycombe

        

Toulon

Montpellier

Montauban

Bucharest

Madrid

Rovigo

Rome

Colombes

Leeds

Newcastle

     

Newcastle

Montpellier

Worcester

Castres

Toulon

Bucharest

Parma

High Wycombe

Colombes

Padua

     

Bourgoin

Bayonne

Galway

Montauban

Madrid

Watford

Rome

Leeds

Rovigo

Albi

       

Bourgoin

Watford

High Wycombe

Galway

Castres

Albi

Parma

Worcester

Bayonne

Padua

     

Colombes

Montpellier

Montauban

Newcastle

Parma

Madrid

Rovigo

Toulon

Rome

Leeds

17

29

46

17

61

7

21

27

36

18

  

31

19

27

19

5

11

0

16

32

45

  

17

57

21

9

73

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14

22

62

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31

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24

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47

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38

  

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28

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20

47

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54

27

23

  

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27

20

16

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42

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22

19

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33

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17

9

29

12

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23

22

10

21

38

76

57

20

13

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6

24

26

23

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10

9

18

0

35

  

10

12

7

19

42

14

53

0

30

16

  

15

9

16

10

0

16

38

3

14

31

  

17

3

20

3

9

66

56

10

55

18

Knock-out Stages

Three teams from the Heineken Cup 'parachuted' into the 2011/12 European Challenge Cup (Amlin Cup) playoffs. These teams were: Cardiff Blues, Gloucester and Scarlets.

Quarter-Finals

April 10


April 11


Connacht

Toulon

London Wasps

Newcastle Falcons

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v

v

v


Bourgoin

Scarlets

Gloucester

Cardiff Blues

Galway

Toulon

High Wycombe

Newcastle

23

38

42

20

20

12

26

55

Semi-Finals

April 30

May 1

Connacht

London Wasps

v

v


Toulon

Cardiff Blues

Galway

High Wycombe

12

15

19

18

Final

May 23

Cardiff Blues

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Toulon

Marseille

28

21