About

EPCR CHALLENGE CUP

European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) is the organiser of the Heineken Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup. EPCR’s mission is to create outstanding rugby experiences for all key stakeholders, including leagues, clubs, players, match officials, unions, fans, broadcast and commercial partners, communities and the media. Toulon from France won the title for the 2022/23 season, with two sides from South Africa, the Emirates Lions and Toyota Cheetahs, taking part in the competition.

The history

Established in 2014 with headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, EPCR has the following members: Fédération Française de Rugby (FFR), Federazione Italiana Rugby (FIR), Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU), Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR), Premier Rugby Ltd (PRL), PRO Rugby Championship DAC (URC), Rugby Football Union (RFU), Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) and Welsh Rugby Union (WRU). The Heineken Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup tournaments feature clubs which have qualified on merit from their respective domestic leagues – Gallagher Premiership Rugby, the TOP 14 and the Vodacom United Rugby Championship.

EPCR Challenge Cup 2023_24 table
Pos Team
1
Castres Olympique
2
Newcastle Falcons
3
Scarlets
4
Montpellier Hérault Rugby
5
Ospreys
6
Gloucester Rugby
7
Emirates Lions
8
USAP
9
ASM Clermont Auvergne
10
Oyonnax
11
Benetton
12
Black Lion
13
Dragons RFC
14
Toyota Cheetahs
15
Section Paloise
16
Edinburgh
17
Zebre Parma
18
Hollywoodbets Sharks

FIXTURES

Zebre Parma

09 Dec | Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, Parma

15:00

Toyota Cheetahs

Black Lion

09 Dec | Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi

17:00

Gloucester Rugby

Hollywoodbets Sharks

09 Dec | Hollywoodbets Kings Park, Durban

17:15

Section Paloise

Castres Olympique

09 Dec | Stade Pierre-Fabre, Castres

17:15

Scarlets

Ospreys

09 Dec | Swansea.com Stadium, Swansea

19:30

Benetton

RESULTS

08 Dec|Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin, Clermont

ASM Clermont Auvergne

31 - 18

Edinburgh

19 May|Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Glasgow Warriors

19 - 43

RC Toulon

08 Apr|Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow

Glasgow Warriors

31 - 21

Emirates Lions

08 Apr|Stadio Comunale di Monigo, Treviso

Benetton

27 - 23

Cardiff Rugby

07 Apr|Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli

Scarlets

32 - 30

ASM Clermont Auvergne