2021 EPCR Challenge Cup Results

The 2021 European Rugby Challenge Cup will be the 6th season of the second tier club rugby competition in Europe. It replaced the Amlin Cup.

There will be 15 teams playing in 3 pools of 5 teams each. Teams will play each of the other teams in their pool once. 

The top 3 teams from each pool and the best 4th placed team will then combine with 6 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

  • Toulon
  • Lyon
  • Biarritz Olympique
  • Brive
  • Perpignan
  • Pau

England

  • Saracens
  • London Irish
  • Worcester Warriors
  • Newcastle Falcons
  • Gloucester Rugby

Italy

  • Zebre Parma
  • Benetton Rugby

Wales

  • Dragons

Scotland

  • Edinburgh Rugby

 

Challenge Cup
Pool A
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Toulon 4 3 1 107 57 4 16
Newcastle Falcons 4 3 1 73 89 2 14
Biarritz Olympique 4 2 1 1 59 47 2 12
Worcester Warriors 4 1 2 1 85 91 2 9
Zebre Parma 4 4 75 115 2 2
Pool B
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Lyon  4 4 122 57 2 18
Gloucester Rugby 4 3 1 161 84 4 16
Benetton Rugby 4 2 2 75 95 8
Perpignan 4 1 3 54 138 4
Dragons 4 4 74 112 2 2
Pool C
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Edinburgh Rugby 4 3 1 161 47 3 15
London Irish 4 2 1 1 78 82 2 12
Saracens 4 2 2 118 78 3 11
Brive 4 1 2 1 41 146 6
Pau 4 1 3 75 120 1 5


Fixtures and Results

December 10

   

December 11

  

  

  

  

December 17

  

  

December 18

  

December 19

  

January 14

  

January 15

   

   

  

  

January 21

  

January 22

  

  

January 23

  

April 8


April 9

Newcastle Falcons

Lyon

Zebre Parma

Saracens

Perpignan

Pau

  

Toulon

Dragons

Gloucester Rugby

Worcester Warriors

Pau

London Irish

  

Brive

Biarritz Olympique

Perpignan

Benetton Rugby

London Irish

Worcester Warriors

  

Edinburgh Rugby

Lyon

Zebre Parma

Gloucester Rugby

Toulon

Saracens

  

Brive

Edinburgh Rugby

Biarritz Olympique

Benetton Rugby

Newcastle Falcons

Dragons

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


Worcester Warriors

Gloucester Rugby

Biarritz Olympique

Edinburgh Rugby

Dragons

London Irish

  

Zebre Parma

Lyon

Benetton Rugby

Biarrritz Olympique

Saracens

Brive

 

Pau

Newcastle Falcons

Lyon

Dragons

Edinburgh Rugby

Toulon

  

Brive

Benetton Rugby

Worcester Warriors

Perpignan

Newcastle Falcons

London Irish

  

Saracens

Pau

Toulon

Perpignan

Zebre Parma

Gloucester Rugby

Newcastle

Lyon

Parma

Barnet

Perpignan

Pau

  

Toulon

Newport

Gloucester

Worcester*

Pau*

Brentford*

   

Brive

Biarritz

Perpignan

Treviso

Brentford

Worcester

  

Edinburgh

Lyon

Parma

Gloucester

Toulon*

Barnet

  

Brive

Edinburgh

Biarritz

Treviso

Newcastle

Newport

31

19

13

18

22

17

  

28

 28

 54

 0

28

0

  

33

13

6

23

21

23

  

66

25

26

68

28

45

  

5

54

20

17

25

21

26

13

26

21

16

33

  

14

 41

 25

 0

0

0


25

17

37

9

20

34

  

3

10

36

19

0

24

  

55

5

17

7

22

26

The match between Pau and Saracens was cancelled due to positive COVID-19 tests in the Saracens team. Pau were awarded a 28-0 bonus point win.

The Worcester Warriors v Biarritz Olympique and London Irish v Brive matches were postponed due to new travel measures introduced between the UK and France. Matches were recorded as a 0-0 draw and each team received 2 points.

The match between Toulon and Newcastle Falcons was cancelled due to positive COVID-19 tests in the Newcastle team. Toulon were awarded a 28-0 bonus point win.

  

  Teams from Challenge Cup                                                Teams from Champions Cup

  • Lyon
  • Toulon
  • Edinburgh
  • Gloucester Rugby
  • Newcastle Falcons
  • London Irish
  • Biarritz Olympique
  • Saracens
  • Benetton Rugby
  • Worcester Warriors
  • Cardiff Rugby
  • Wasps
  • Castres Olympique
  • Glasgow Warriors
  • Northampton Saints
  • Bath

   

Round of 16

April 15

   

   

  

April 16

  

  

April 17 

    

Quarter-Finals

May 6

May 7

   

May 8

  

Semi-Finals

May 14

   

   

Final

May 27

London Irish

Biarritz Olympique

Lyon

Newcastle Falcons

Toulon

Edinburgh Rugby

Gloucester Rugby

Saracens

   

   

Gloucester Rugby

Lyon

Edinburgh Rugby

Toulon

  

   

Lyon

Toulon

  

  

Lyon

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

 

 

v

v

v

v

  

  

v

v

 

 

v


Castres Olympique

Wasps

Worcester Warriors

Glasgow Warriors

Benetton Rugby

Bath

Northampton Saints

Cardiff Rugby

  

  

Saracens

Glasgow Warriors

Wasps

London Irish

  

   

Wasps

Saracens

   

   

Toulon

Brentford

Biarritz

Lyon

Newcastle

Toulon

Edinburgh

Gloucester

Barnet

  

  

Gloucester

Lyon

Edinburgh

Toulon

  

   

Lyon

Toulon

   

   

Marseille

64

29

31

17

36

41

31

40

  

  

15

35

30

19


  

20

25

  

  

30

27

39

17

27

17

19

21

33

  

  

44

27

34

 18


  

18

16

  

  

12

               

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