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Challenge Cup

Overview Honours Roll Team appearances Related trophies Sources Current Season

Overview

It is the second level of european club cups. After the 2014 reform the cup is played by the 18 teams from the 3 professional championships (Premiership, Top 14 and Pro14) not qualified for Champions Cup and by 2 invited teams.
Until 2019 the 2 invited teams were the winners of the Continental Shield.


Team appearances

Challenge Cup
TeamTeam
appearances
First
appearance
Last
appearance
Connacht 19 1996/97 2018/19
Brive 17 1998/99 2019/20
Newcastle Falcons 17 1997/98 2017/18
Agen 15 1996/97 2019/20
London Irish 15 1996/97 2019/20
Worcester Warriors 14 2004/05 2019/20
Bayonne 13 2004/05 2019/20
Bordeaux Begles 13 1996/97 2019/20
Gloucester 13 1996/97 2017/18
Sale Sharks 13 1996/97 2018/19
Pau 12 1998/99 2019/20
Petrarca Padova 12 1996/97 2011/12
Rovigo 12 1998/99 2014/15
Bristol Bears 11 1996/97 2019/20
Grenoble 11 1997/98 2018/19
Narbonne 11 1996/97 2006/07
Stade Français 11 1997/98 2019/20
Bucuresti Wolves 10 2005/06 2014/15
Castres 10 1996/97 2019/20
Dragons 10 2006/07 2019/20
Harlequins 10 2000/01 2018/19
Montpellier 10 1997/98 2015/16
Clermont Auvergne 9 1996/97 2018/19
Rugby Parma 9 2000/01 2009/10
La Rochelle 8 1997/98 2018/19
Saracens 8 1997/98 2009/10
Toulon 8 1996/97 2019/20
Viadana 8 2000/01 2013/14
Bath 7 2002/03 2016/17
Bourgoin 7 1996/97 2010/11
Dax 7 1997/98 2008/09
Wasps 7 2002/03 2019/20
Biarritz 6 1997/98 2013/14
Bridgend Ravens 6 1996/97 2002/03
Calvisano 6 1999/00 2019/20
Cardiff Blues 6 2009/10 2019/20
Ebbw Vale 6 1996/97 2002/03
Edinburgh Rugby 6 1997/98 2019/20
Gran Parma 6 2001/02 2007/08
Montauban 6 2001/02 2009/10
Northampton Saints 6 1996/97 2018/19
Perpignan 6 1997/98 2018/19
Rugby Roma Olimpic 6 1998/99 2009/10
Yorkshire Carnegie 6 2001/02 2010/11
Béziers 5 1997/98 2004/05
Caerphilly 5 1998/99 2002/03
El Salvador R.C. 5 2003/04 2010/11
Enisei STM 5 2015/16 2019/20
L'Aquila 5 2001/02 2005/06
Zebre 5 2014/15 2019/20
Benetton Treviso 4 2000/01 2018/19
Colomiers 4 1997/98 2003/04
Dinamo Bucuresti 4 1996/97 2002/03
I Medicei 4 2010/11 2013/14
Lyon OU 4 2011/12 2017/18
Mont de Marsan 4 2000/01 2012/13
Newport 4 1996/97 1999/00
Albi 3 2006/07 2009/10
Auch 3 2000/01 2007/08
Exeter Chiefs 3 2010/11 2014/15
Glasgow Warriors 3 1996/97 2006/07
Neath 3 1997/98 2001/02
Oyonnax 3 2013/14 2017/18
Scarlets 3 2009/10 2019/20
South of Scotland 3 2002/03 2005/06
Valladolid RAC 3 2001/02 2004/05
Amatori Catania 2 2004/05 2005/06
Aurillac 2 1999/00 2000/01
CRC Pozuelo 2 2001/02 2002/03
Crociati 2 2010/11 2011/12
Dunvant 2 1996/97 1999/00
Leonessa 2 2003/04 2004/05
London Welsh 2 2012/13 2014/15
Mogliano 2 2012/13 2013/14
Ospreys 2 2016/17 2018/19
Périgueux 2 1998/99 2000/01
Pontypridd 2 2001/02 2002/03
Racing 92 2 1998/99 2009/10
Rotherham Titans 2 2000/01 2003/04
Spain XV 2 1998/99 1999/00
Timisoara Saracens 2 2016/17 2018/19
Toulouse 2 2012/13 2017/18
Aberavon 1 1998/99 1998/99
Academica Coimbra 1 2004/05 2004/05
Bedford Blues 1 1999/00 1999/00
Bizkaia Gernika 1 2012/13 2012/13
Bologna 1 2001/02 2001/02
Club Alcobendas 1 2002/03 2002/03
Cross Keys 1 2000/01 2000/01
Farul Constanta 1 1997/98 1997/98
Krasny Yar 1 2017/18 2017/18
La Vila 1 2011/12 2011/12
Leicester Tigers 1 2019/20 2019/20
Leinster 1 2012/13 2012/13
Lusitanos XV 1 2013/14 2013/14
Mogliano II 1 2002/03 2002/03
Munster 1 2010/11 2010/11
Newbridge 1 1996/97 1996/97
Nice 1 1997/98 1997/98
Olympus Madrid 1 2009/10 2009/10
Orrell 1 1996/97 1996/97
Piacenza 1 2000/01 2000/01
Portugal XV 1 1998/99 1998/99
Richmond 1 1997/98 1997/98
Steaua Bucuresti 1 1999/00 1999/00
Swansea 1 1996/97 1996/97
Treorchy 1 1996/97 1996/97

Related trophies

Continental Shield
Season:WinnersRunners upFormatResult
2017/18Enisei STM (2)Heidelberger RKFinal24-20
2016/17Enisei STM (1)Krasny YarFinal36-8
TeamTitlesRunners up
Enisei STM20
Krasny Yar01
Heidelberger RK01


Sources

www.epcrugby.com - European professional club rugby site (former www.ercrugby.com)
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Rugby_Challenge_Cup - Wikipedia pages about Challenge Cup
Every site was scanned using also web.archive.org