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#European Challenge Cup

# european-challenge-cup - Sunday 20 September, 2020

Castres hit out at EPCR 'amateurism' following Challenge Cup disqualification
# Castres Aside
# Castres Aside

Castres hit out at EPCR 'amateurism' following Challenge Cup disqualification

Sep 20th 2020, 11:33 AM 9,471 Views 1 Comment

The French club confirmed that three players and one manager tested positive for Covid-19.

# european-challenge-cup - Saturday 20 April, 2019

Clermont complete all-French Challenge Cup final after La Rochelle edge past Sale Sharks
# Finalists
# Finalists

Clermont complete all-French Challenge Cup final after La Rochelle edge past Sale Sharks

Apr 20th 2019, 9:41 PM 6,901 Views 2 Comments

Harlequins fell to Clermont this evening after La Rochelle progressed past Sale Sharks earlier on Saturday.

# european-challenge-cup - Friday 29 March, 2019

As it happened: Sale Sharks v Connacht, Challenge Cup quarter-final
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Sale Sharks v Connacht, Challenge Cup quarter-final

Mar 29th 2019, 6:45 PM 51,462 Views 57 Comments

We went minute-by-minute as Andy Friend’s side continued their European campaign at the AJ Bell Stadium.

# european-challenge-cup - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

'Everything he touches seems to turn to gold': Carty's rich vein of form
# Playing With Confidence
# Playing With Confidence

'Everything he touches seems to turn to gold': Carty's rich vein of form

Mar 26th 2019, 5:04 PM 7,893 Views 26 Comments

Andy Friend says the out-half’s confidence is spreading in the Connacht dressing room.

Roux a major doubt as Connacht look to rotate for Challenge Cup quarter-final
# Out West
# Out West

Roux a major doubt as Connacht look to rotate for Challenge Cup quarter-final

Mar 26th 2019, 3:00 PM 3,952 Views 5 Comments

Andy Friend’s side are fighting on two fronts and the head coach will look to shuffle his pack for Friday’s trip to Sale Sharks.

# european-challenge-cup - Thursday 13 December, 2018

Academy players to start as Connacht make 6 changes for trip to France to face Perpignan
# Starting XV
# Starting XV

Academy players to start as Connacht make 6 changes for trip to France to face Perpignan

Dec 13th 2018, 12:37 PM 7,907 Views 5 Comments

Andy Friend’s side won out 22-10 at the Sportsground last weekend.

# european-challenge-cup - Thursday 7 June, 2018

EPCR stands by decision to block German club from Challenge Cup
# Regulation 14
# Regulation 14

EPCR stands by decision to block German club from Challenge Cup

Jun 7th 2018, 3:24 PM 10,444 Views 17 Comments

EPCR say they made Dr Hans-Peter Wild, benefactor of Heidelberger RK and now chairman of Stade Francais, aware of the regulations last year.

# european-challenge-cup - Friday 11 May, 2018

Cardiff pull off magnificent comeback with last-minute penalty to snatch Challenge Cup
# Anscombeth The Hour
# Anscombeth The Hour

Cardiff pull off magnificent comeback with last-minute penalty to snatch Challenge Cup

May 11th 2018, 10:28 PM 12,952 Views 18 Comments

Gareth Anscombe was the Cardiff hero in Bilbao.

# european-challenge-cup - Saturday 21 April, 2018

Challenge Cup kings Gloucester book ticket to Bilbao with emphatic win
# Cherry And Whites
# Cherry And Whites

Challenge Cup kings Gloucester book ticket to Bilbao with emphatic win

Apr 21st 2018, 12:20 AM 7,414 Views 2 Comments

A third European Challenge Cup crown is a win away for Gloucester after they easily disposed of Newcastle Falcons on Friday.

# european-challenge-cup - Saturday 31 March, 2018

As it happened: Connacht v Gloucester, Challenge Cup quarter-final
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Connacht v Gloucester, Challenge Cup quarter-final

Mar 31st 2018, 12:13 PM 40,443 Views 19 Comments

We were live from the Sportsground as Kieran Keane’s side looked to reach the last four.

# european-challenge-cup - Saturday 13 January, 2018

O'Halloran wonder try seals draw at Sixways and a quarter-final slot for Connacht
# Job Done
# Job Done

O'Halloran wonder try seals draw at Sixways and a quarter-final slot for Connacht

Jan 13th 2018, 5:35 PM 29,986 Views 23 Comments

Connacht battled the Warriors to a draw and sealed their place in the Challenge Cup last eight.

# european-challenge-cup - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Injury rules Connacht lock out of European showdown with Worcester
# Cannon Fall
# Cannon Fall

Injury rules Connacht lock out of European showdown with Worcester

Jan 9th 2018, 7:39 PM 6,339 Views 0 Comments

James Cannon won’t be involved at Sixways on Saturday after being injured against Munster.

# european-challenge-cup - Saturday 9 December, 2017

Connacht come from 19 points down to score brilliant comeback win in Brive
# French Invasion
# French Invasion

Connacht come from 19 points down to score brilliant comeback win in Brive

Dec 9th 2017, 10:04 PM 14,279 Views 19 Comments

Kieran Keane’s side remain firmly on course for a home quarter-final in the Challenge Cup.

# european-challenge-cup - Friday 8 December, 2017

Academy flanker handed first start for Connacht's trip to France
# The Green Party
# The Green Party

Academy flanker handed first start for Connacht's trip to France

Dec 8th 2017, 12:44 PM 6,234 Views 7 Comments

Cillian Gallagher has been given the nod by Kieran Keane for tomorrow’s Challenge Cup outing.

# european-challenge-cup - Saturday 26 August, 2017

What do you think of Connacht's new away and European kits?
# New Clobber
# New Clobber

What do you think of Connacht's new away and European kits?

Aug 26th 2017, 4:03 PM 7,400 Views 13 Comments

They’re different anyway.

# european-challenge-cup - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

Home comforts for Leinster and Ulster while Munster head to France for European opener
# Schedule
# Schedule

Home comforts for Leinster and Ulster while Munster head to France for European opener

Aug 22nd 2017, 3:52 PM 10,017 Views 5 Comments

EPCR have announced the 2017-18 fixture details.

# european-challenge-cup - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Fixture clash with Swansea means Ospreys move European quarter to Cardiff
# Venue Switch
# Venue Switch

Fixture clash with Swansea means Ospreys move European quarter to Cardiff

Feb 28th 2017, 1:52 PM 5,257 Views 4 Comments

The 74,500-seater venue will host the Challenge Cup quarter-final in April.

# european-challenge-cup - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Connacht among the five top seeds for next week's Champions Cup draw
# The Line-up
# The Line-up

Connacht among the five top seeds for next week's Champions Cup draw

Jun 23rd 2016, 3:13 PM 10,334 Views 18 Comments

The pool draws for the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup will take place in Neuchâtel on Wednesday.

# european-challenge-cup - Friday 22 April, 2016

England international Joe Marler could be in trouble again following return from 'gypsy boy' ban
# Hot Water
# Hot Water

England international Joe Marler could be in trouble again following return from 'gypsy boy' ban

Apr 22nd 2016, 9:59 PM 11,942 Views 34 Comments

The prop was involved in another controversial incident in tonight’s European Challenge Cup semi-final match.

# european-challenge-cup - Saturday 9 April, 2016

As it happened: Grenoble v Connacht, Challenge Cup quarter-final
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Grenoble v Connacht, Challenge Cup quarter-final

Apr 9th 2016, 9:10 PM 88,899 Views 48 Comments

We stepped on our seatbelts and went minute-by-minute for the battle between province and adopted province in the Challenge Cup knock-out stages.

# european-challenge-cup - Friday 8 April, 2016

Training ground injury forces Lam to rethink his Connacht team for Grenoble
# French Connection
# French Connection

Training ground injury forces Lam to rethink his Connacht team for Grenoble

Apr 8th 2016, 12:39 PM 9,863 Views 13 Comments

Jake Heenan has been ruled out of the European showdown in the Stade des Alpes.

# european-challenge-cup - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

'The fans who have been in this for the long haul are pinching themselves, wondering if it's real'
# Euro Vision
# Euro Vision

'The fans who have been in this for the long haul are pinching themselves, wondering if it's real'

Apr 5th 2016, 3:57 PM 9,703 Views 6 Comments

Connacht set for Grenoble mission with a home European semi-final very much on their minds.

# european-challenge-cup - Friday 22 January, 2016

Connacht welcome Robbie Henshaw back to their starting XV
# Team News
# Team News

Connacht welcome Robbie Henshaw back to their starting XV

Jan 22nd 2016, 12:56 PM 7,905 Views 14 Comments

All four players named in the Ireland squad midweek are set to start.

# european-challenge-cup - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Boost for Connacht's European hopes as Henshaw primed for comeback
# Handy Timing
# Handy Timing

Boost for Connacht's European hopes as Henshaw primed for comeback

Jan 20th 2016, 10:10 AM 4,329 Views 9 Comments

Centre expected to get the green light for return when he meets doctors on Friday.

# european-challenge-cup - Saturday 21 November, 2015

Pat Lam's Connacht notch another win in Galway as Brive are banished
# West's Awake
# West's Awake

Pat Lam's Connacht notch another win in Galway as Brive are banished

Nov 21st 2015, 7:06 PM 12,216 Views 14 Comments

Rory Parata, Ben Marshall and Kieran Marmion all scored tries but there was no bonus point.

# european-challenge-cup - Friday 20 November, 2015

Just the 13 changes for Connacht ahead of home Challenge Cup opener
# Ch Ch Ch Ch Changes!
# Ch Ch Ch Ch Changes!

Just the 13 changes for Connacht ahead of home Challenge Cup opener

Nov 20th 2015, 12:39 PM 7,157 Views 6 Comments

Pat Lam’s men are still thawing out after their prolonged trip to Siberia.

EPCR say rescheduled games will not take place before mid-December
# Postponed
# Postponed

EPCR say rescheduled games will not take place before mid-December

Nov 20th 2015, 9:45 AM 3,544 Views 0 Comments

However, they remain adamant the games will be played.

# european-challenge-cup - Thursday 19 November, 2015

Cardiff hooker Matthew Rees sent-off for vicious stamp on Nick Easter
# Disgusting
# Disgusting

Cardiff hooker Matthew Rees sent-off for vicious stamp on Nick Easter

Nov 19th 2015, 10:27 PM 12,719 Views 11 Comments

Easter was lucky to escape serious injury.

# european-challenge-cup - Saturday 14 November, 2015

Ulster's opener is off after postponement of all European rugby games in France
# Paris
# Paris

Ulster's opener is off after postponement of all European rugby games in France

Nov 14th 2015, 12:32 PM 7,596 Views 12 Comments

The games involving Toulouse, Agen and La Rochelle will go ahead in England.

Hot water bottles and blankets aplenty on the Connacht bench in Siberia this morning
# Snapshots
# Snapshots

Hot water bottles and blankets aplenty on the Connacht bench in Siberia this morning

Nov 14th 2015, 11:56 AM 15,842 Views 7 Comments

Temperatures were below -20ºC in Krasnoyarsk as they overcame Enisei-STM in the Challenge Cup.

Connacht brave sub-zero temperatures to secure bonus-point win in Siberia
# Big Freeze
# Big Freeze

Connacht brave sub-zero temperatures to secure bonus-point win in Siberia

Nov 14th 2015, 10:22 AM 14,790 Views 9 Comments

Job done for Pat Lam’s men in Krasnoyarsk.

Live: Enisei-STM vs Connacht in the European Challenge Cup
# Live
# Live

Live: Enisei-STM vs Connacht in the European Challenge Cup

Nov 14th 2015, 7:45 AM 11,874 Views 13 Comments

Pat Lam’s side played in sub-zero temperatures in Siberia.

# european-challenge-cup - Friday 13 November, 2015

Lam predicts -22°C temperatures as he names Connacht side for Siberian showdown
# Brrrrr!
# Brrrrr!

Lam predicts -22°C temperatures as he names Connacht side for Siberian showdown

Nov 13th 2015, 12:34 PM 8,086 Views 9 Comments

AJ MacGinty makes his first start in “massive mental challenge” against Enisei-STM.

# european-challenge-cup - Thursday 12 November, 2015

'Everyone in world rugby knows this is one of the prime jobs' - Jake White keen on England gig
# Come And Get Me Plea
# Come And Get Me Plea

'Everyone in world rugby knows this is one of the prime jobs' - Jake White keen on England gig

Nov 12th 2015, 9:56 PM 4,002 Views 3 Comments

However, the Montpellier boss does not want to be involved in a drawn out process.

Letter from Russia: We've been to Siberia but we've never been to Scotland
# From Russia With Lam
# From Russia With Lam

Letter from Russia: We've been to Siberia but we've never been to Scotland

Nov 12th 2015, 11:05 AM 9,620 Views 3 Comments

The Connacht players have been out and about in Krasnoyarsk ahead of Saturday’s Challenge Cup opener.

# european-challenge-cup - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

'We have to take ourselves to a dark place': Ulster preparing for the best Oyonnax can offer
# Suftum
# Suftum

'We have to take ourselves to a dark place': Ulster preparing for the best Oyonnax can offer

Nov 11th 2015, 8:07 PM 6,220 Views 4 Comments

Less than three years on from their first ever win in France, Les Kiss’ men are hoping to win there twice in five weeks.

Letter from Russia - Where's Eddie the Eagle?
# Effin Eddie
# Effin Eddie

Letter from Russia - Where's Eddie the Eagle?

Nov 11th 2015, 11:50 AM 7,814 Views 6 Comments

Connacht have been forced to leave their mascot behind but they have improvised.

Brrrr, it's cold out here! Connacht have touched down in sub-zero Siberia
# Not In Kansas Any More
# Not In Kansas Any More

Brrrr, it's cold out here! Connacht have touched down in sub-zero Siberia

Nov 11th 2015, 8:34 AM 9,278 Views 9 Comments

Pat Lam’s side face Enisei-STM in their Challenge Cup opener on Saturday.

# european-challenge-cup - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

Connacht set off on Russian expedition without internationals Henshaw and White
# Around The World
# Around The World

Connacht set off on Russian expedition without internationals Henshaw and White

Nov 10th 2015, 1:04 PM 8,668 Views 15 Comments

Pat Lam’s men begin their 12,000km round journey this evening.

# european-challenge-cup - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Connacht facing 12,000km round trip to Siberia in the European Challenge Cup
# From Russia With Chilblains
# From Russia With Chilblains

Connacht facing 12,000km round trip to Siberia in the European Challenge Cup

Sep 3rd 2015, 1:13 PM 18,699 Views 22 Comments

It was expected their game against Enisei-STM would be in Sochi, rather than Siberia.

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