2023 EPCR Challenge Cup Results

The 2023 European Rugby Challenge Cup will be the 8th season of the second tier club rugby competition in Europe. It replaced the Amlin Cup.

Sixteen clubs qualified from the URC and domestic competitions, plus the Toyota Cheetahs and the Black Lion who were invited to take part.

The 18 teams playing in 3 pools of 6 teams each. Teams play the other teams in their pool that are not from the same league, with the exception of the URC teams that may be in the same pool.

The top 4 teams from each pool will then combine with 4 teams from the European Rugby Champions Cup to play a round of 16. This will be a knock-out format down to a finals series.


The teams playing in the competition are:

 France

  • Clermont Auvergne
  • Castres Olympique
  • Oyonnax
  • Montpellier
  • Perpignan
  • Pau

Wales

  • Dragons
  • Ospreys
  • Scarlets

England

  • Gloucester Rugby
  • Newcastle Falcons

South Africa

  • Lions
  • Cheetahs
  • Cheetahs

Scotland

  • Edinburgh Rugby

Italy

  • Zebre Parma
  • Benetton Rugby

Georgia

  • Black Lion

 

Challenge Cup
Pool 1
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Sharks 4 3 1 141 53 5 17
Pau 4 3 1 90 113 12
Cheetahs 4 2 2 112 105 3 11
Zebre Parma 4 2 2 83 92 2 10
Dragons RFC 4 1 3 71 80 3 7
Oyonnax 4 1 3 56 110 2 6
Pool 2
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Benetton Rugby 4 3 1 147 87 3 15
Montpellier 4 3 1 94 54 2 14
Ospreys 4 3 1 111 103 2 14
Lions 4 2 2 94 76 2 10
Newcastle Falcons 4 1 3 82 139 1 5
Perpignan 4 4 45 114 0
Pool 3
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Gloucester Rugby 4 4 99 52 1 17
Clermont Auvergne 4 3 1 122 66 3 15
Edinburgh Rugby 4 2 2 103 92 3 11
Castres Olympique 4 2 2 88 91 2 10
Black Lion 4 1 3 42 86 1 5
Scarlets 4 4 59 126 0


Fixtures and Results

December 8

December 9

  

  

  

  

  

December 10

  

  

December 15

  

December 16

  

  

  

  

December 17

  

  

January 12

  

January 13

  

  

  

  

  

January 14

  

January 19

  

January 20

  

  

  

January 21

Clermont Auvergne

Black Lion

Zebre Parma

Sharks

Castres Olympique

Ospreys

Dragons RFC

Perpignan

Newcastle Falcons

  

Scarlets

Gloucester Rugby

Oyonnax

Edinburgh Rugby

Benetton Rugby

Lions

Pau

Cheetahs

Montpellier

  

Newcastle Falcons

Ospreys

Sharks

Clermont Auvergne

Zebre Parma

Castres Olympique

Edinburgh Rugby

Montpellier

Cheetahs

  

Gloucester Rugby

Scarlets

Black Lion

Pau

Oyonnax

Benetton Rugby

Perpignan

Lions

Dragons RFC

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

  

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

  

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

  

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

v


Edinburgh Rugby

Gloucester Rugby

Cheetahs

Pau

Scarlets

Benetton Rugby

Oyonnax

Lions

Montpellier

  

Black Lion

Clermont Auvergne

Zebre Parma

Castres Olympique

Perpignan

Newcastle Falcons

Dragons RFC

Sharks

Ospreys

  

Benetton Rugby

Perpignan

Oyonnax

Scarlets

Dragons RFC

Black Lion

Gloucester Rugby

Lions

Pau

  

Castres Olympique

Edinburgh Rugby

Clermont Auvergne

Zebre Parma

Cheetahs

Montpellier

Newcastle Falcons

Ospreys

Sharks

Clermont-Ferrand

Tbilisi

Parma

Durban

Castres

Swansea

Newport

Perpignan

Newcastle

  

Llanelli

Gloucester

Oyonnax

Edinburgh

Treviso

Johannesburg

Pau

Bloemfontein

Montpellier

  

Newcastle

Swansea

Durban

Clermont-Ferrand

Parma

Castres

Edinburgh

Montpellier

Amsterdam

  

Gloucester

Llanelli

Tbilisi

Pau

Oyonnax

Treviso

Perpignan

Johannesburg

Newport

31

10

15

45

34

43

24

12

19

  

7

28

14

34

29

35

24

32

38

  

18

25

38

38

20

28

20

13

20

  

35

19

3

28

28

27

23

28

9

18

15

33

5

16

34

7

28

24

  

23

17

21

21

7

13

21

29

5

  

57

3

7

17

17

6

21

3

33

  

5

31

36

27

27

19

32

38

29

  

  Teams from Challenge Cup                                                             Teams from Champions Cup

Pau

Ospreys

Sharks

Zebre Parma

Edinburgh Rugby

Gloucester Rugby

Castres Olympique

Benetton Rugby

 Lions

Clermont Auvergne

Cheetahs

Montpellier

Connacht

Sale Sharks

Bayonne

Ulster

   

Round of 16

April 5

April 6

  

  

  

April 7

   

    

    

Quarter-Finals

April 12

April 13

    

April 14  

  

Semi-Finals

May 4

  

  

Final

May 24

Gloucester Rugby

Clermont Auvergne

Benetton Rugby

Ospreys

Edinburgh Rugby

Montpellier

Sharks

Pau

  

  

Gloucester Rugby

Clermont Auvergne

Sharks

Benetton Rugby

  

  

Sharks

Gloucester Rugby

  

  

Sharks

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

 

 

v

v

v

v

  

  

v

v

 

 

v


Castres Olympique

Cheetahs

Lions

Sale Sharks

Bayonne

Ulster

Zebre Parma

Connacht

  

  

Ospreys

Ulster

Edinburgh

Connacht

  

  

Clermont Auvergne

Benetton Rugby

  

  

Gloucester Rugby

Gloucester

Clermont-Ferrand

Treviso

Swansea

Edinburgh

Montpellier

Durban

Pau

   

   

Gloucester

Clermont-Ferrand

Durban

Treviso

   

    

London

Gloucester

  

    

London

30

27

27

23

33

17

47

30

  

  

23

53

36

39

  

  

32

40

25

22

17

15

15

40

3

40

  

  

13

14

30

24

  

  

31

23

               

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