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#European Challenge Cup

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Job done for Pat Lam’s men in Krasnoyarsk.

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

# european-challenge-cup - Friday 14 August, 2015

Leinster and Toulon set for December double-header in Champions Cup

Leinster open up against Wasps, Munster face Treviso while Ulster take on Oyonnax.

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