2011/12 European Challenge Cup
Amlin Cup

The European Challenge Cup, is the 2nd tier of European club rugby, after the Heineken Cup. In 2011/12 it is 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 2011/12 European Challenge Cup were:

France

  • Stade Français
  • Perpignan
  • Toulon
  • Brive
  • Agen
  • Bayonne
  • Lyon
  • Bordeaux-Bègles

England

  • London Wasps
  • Sale Sharks
  • Newcastle Falcons
  • Worcester Warriors
  • Exter Chiefs

Italy

  • Cavalieri Prato
  • Crociati Parma
  • Petrarca Padova
  • Rugby Rovigo

Wales

  • Newport Gwent Dragons
  • Scarlets


Romania

  • București Wolves

Spain

  • La Vila
Championship Table
Pool 1
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Stade Français 6 6 0 241 43 5 29
Worcester Warriors 6 4 2 194 95 4 20
București Wolves 6 2 3 102 184 2 10
Crociati Parma 6 0 5 36 251 0 0
Pool 2
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Toulon 6 5 1 197 73 4 25
Newcastle Falcons 6 4 2 133 82 2 18
Lyon 6 3 3 143 114 2 14
Petrarca Padova 6 0 6 50 254 0 0
Pool 3
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
London Wasps 6 5 1 189 75 4 24
Bayonne 6 5 1 197 61 2 22
Bordeaux-Bègles 6 2 4 82 132 2 10
Rovigo 6 0 6 51 251 1 1
Pool 4
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Exeter Chiefs 6 5 1 202 64 3 23
Perpignan 6 4 2 153 112 2 18
Newport Gwent Dragons 6 3 3 139 100 3 15
Cavalieri Prato 6 0 6 62 280 0 0
Pool 5
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Brive 6 6 0 209 79 3 27
Sale Sharks 6 4 2 225 96 4 20
Agen 6 2 4 168 166 2 10
La Vila 6 0 6 64 325 0 0

Fixtures

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January 19

     

January 21

          

           

           

     

     

January 22

Worcester Warriors

Toulon

Perpignan

Newcastle Falcons

Rugby Rovigo

Bordeaux-Bègles

Cavalieri Prato

La Vila

Brive

București Wolves

      

Bayonne

Dragons

Stade Français

Sale Sharks

Crociati Parma

Petrarca Padova

Lyon

Exeter Chiefs

London Wasps

Agen

    

Newcastle Falcons

Agen

Perpignan

Crociati Parma

Lyon

Rugby Rovigo

Bayonne

La Vila

București Wolves

Exeter Chiefs

      

Stade Français

Bordeaux-Bègles

London Wasps

Brive

Worcester Warriors

Petrarca Padova

Toulon

Cavalieri Prato

Dragons

Sale Sharks

        

Bordeaux-Bègles

Brive

București Wolves

Worcester Warriors

Rugby Rovigo

Cavalieri Prato

Perpignan

La Vila

Newcastle Falcons

Toulon

       

Sale Sharks

Agen

Crociati Parma

Stade Français

Lyon

Petrarca Padova

Exeter Chiefs

Dragons

London Wasps

Bayonne

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Stade Français

Petrarca Padova

Exeter Chiefs

Lyon

Bayonne

London Wasps

Dragons

Agen

Sale Sharks

Crociati Parma

      

Bordeaux-Bègles

Perpignan

București Wolves

La Vila

Worcester Warriors

Newcastle Falcons

Toulon

Cavalieri Prato

Rugby Rovigo

Brive

      

Toulon

Sale Sharks

Cavalieri Prato

Stade Français

Petrarca Padova

Bordeaux-Bègles

London Wasps

Brive

Worcester Warriors

Dragons

       

Crociati Parma

Rugby Rovigo

Bayonne

La Vila

București Wolves

Lyon

Newcastle Falcons

Perpignan

Exeter Chiefs

Agen

     

Bayonne

Agen

Stade Français

Crociati Parma

London Wasps

Exeter Chiefs

Dragons

Sale Sharks

Petrarca Padova

Lyon

        

Brive

La Vila

București Wolves

Worcester Warriors

Newcastle Falcons

Toulon

Perpignan

Cavalieri Prato

Bordeaux-Bègles

Rugby Rovigo

Worcester

Bourgoin-Jallieu

Perpignan

Newcastle

Rovigo

Bordeaux

Prato

Benidorm

Brive-la-Gaillarde

Bucharest

       

Bayonne

Newport

Paris

Stockport

Parma

Padua

Lyon

Exeter

High Wycombe

Agen

      

Newcastle

Agen

Perpignan

Parma

Lyon

Rovigo

Bayonne

Benidorm

Bucharest

Exeter

       

Paris

Bègles

High Wycombe

Brive-la-Gaillarde

Worcester

Padua

Toulon

Prato

Newport

Stockport

         

Bègles

Brive-la-Gaillarde

Bucharest

Worcester

Rovigo

Prato

Perpignan

Villajoyosa

Newcastle

Toulon

         

Stockport

Agen

Parma

Paris

Lyon

Padua

Exeter

Newport

High Wycombe

Bayonne

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27

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Knock-out Stages

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

Quarter-Finals

April 5

April 6

April 7

April 8

Stade Français

Toulon

London Wasps

Brive

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v

v

v


Exeter Chiefs

Harlequins

Biarritz

Scarlets

Paris

Toulon

High Wycombe

Brive-la-Gaillarde

22

37

23

15

17

8

26

11

Semi-Finals

April 27

April 28

Toulon

Biarritz

v

v


Stade Français

Brive

Toulon

Biarritz

32

19

29

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Final

May 15

Biarritz

v


Toulon

London

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