Rugby - European Challenge Cup

The "little brother" of the Champions Cup, this competition can provide a route to the senior competition if the winner or runner-up is not already qualified. All the top-tier club, provincial and regional squads from England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales not involved in the Champions Cup compete, plus the winners and runner-up from the third-tier Continental Shield.

YEAR
WINNERS
RUNNERS-UP
1997
BOURGOIN (Fra)
Castres (Fra)
1998
COLOMIERS (Fra)
Agen (Fra)
1999
MONTFERRAND (Fra)
Bourgoin (Fra)
2000
PAU (Fra)
Castres (Fra)
2001
HARLEQUINS (Eng)
Narbonne (Fra)
2002
SALE (Eng)
Pontypridd (Wal)
2003
WASPS (Eng) 
Bath (Eng)
2004
HARLEQUINS (Eng)
Montferrand (Fra)
2005
SALE (Eng)
Pau (Fra)
2006
GLOUCESTER (Eng)
L Irish (Eng)
2007
CLERMONT (Fra)
Bath (Eng)
2008
BATH (Eng)
Worcester (Eng)
2009
NORTHAMPTON (Eng)
Bourgoin (Fra)
2010
CARDIFF BLUES (Wal)
Toulon (Fra)
2011
HARLEQUINS (Eng) S Francais (Fra)
2012
BIARRITZ (Fra) Toulon (Fra)
2013
LEINSTER (Ire) S Francais (Fra)
2014 NORTHAMPTON (Eng) Bath (Eng)
2015 GLOUCESTER (Eng) Edinburgh (Sco)
2016 MONTPELLIER (Fra) Harlequins (Eng)
2017 S FRANCAIS (Fra) Gloucester (Eng)
2018 CARDIFF BLUES (Wal) Gloucester (Eng)
2019 CLERMONT (Fra) La Rochelle (Fra)
2020 BRISTOL (Eng) Toulon (Fra)

Finals at:  
Beziers 1997
Toulouse 1998, 2000 (SD)
Lyon  1999 (Gl), 2016 (Parc O)
Reading 2001, 2003, 2004
Oxford 2001, 2005
London (Stoop)   2006, 07, 09, 12, 15
Gloucester 2008
Marseille 2010
Cardiff (Arms P) 2011, 2014
Dublin (RDS) 2013
Edinburgh 2017
Bilbao 2018
Newcastle 2019
Aix-en-Provence 2020


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