About

EPCR CHALLENGE CUP

European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) is the organiser of the Investec 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. The Hollywoodbets Sharks won the title for the 2023/24 season, where they were joined by two other sides from South Africa, the Emirates Lions and Toyota Cheetahs, 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 Invested 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 PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Gloucester Rugby
4 4 0 0 99 52 47 9 7 17
2
Hollywoodbets Sharks
4 3 1 0 141 53 88 21 6 17
3
Benetton
4 3 1 0 147 87 60 19 12 15
4
ASM Clermont Auvergne
4 3 1 0 122 66 56 17 7 15
5
Montpellier Hérault Rugby
4 3 1 0 94 54 40 15 7 14
6
Ospreys
4 3 1 0 111 103 8 15 14 14
7
Section Paloise
4 3 1 0 90 113 -23 10 15 12
8
Edinburgh
4 2 2 0 103 92 11 15 12 11
9
Toyota Cheetahs
4 2 2 0 112 105 7 14 13 11
10
Emirates Lions
4 2 2 0 94 76 18 10 8 10
11
Castres Olympique
4 2 2 0 88 91 -3 13 10 10
12
Zebre Parma
4 2 2 0 83 92 -9 11 9 10
13
Dragons RFC
4 1 3 0 71 80 -9 7 12 7
14
Oyonnax
4 1 3 0 56 110 -54 8 16 6
15
Black Lion
4 1 3 0 42 86 -44 3 10 5
16
Newcastle Falcons
4 1 3 0 82 139 -57 8 20 5
17
Ulster
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18
Connacht
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19
Aviron Bayonnais
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20
Sale Sharks
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21
Scarlets
4 0 4 0 59 126 -67 7 18 0
22
USAP
4 0 4 0 45 114 -69 4 10 0

Pool 1
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Hollywoodbets Sharks
4 3 1 0 141 53 88 21 6 17
2
Section Paloise
4 3 1 0 90 113 -23 10 15 12
3
Toyota Cheetahs
4 2 2 0 112 105 7 14 13 11
4
Zebre Parma
4 2 2 0 83 92 -9 11 9 10
5
Dragons RFC
4 1 3 0 71 80 -9 7 12 7
6
Oyonnax
4 1 3 0 56 110 -54 8 16 6

Pool 2
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Benetton
4 3 1 0 147 87 60 19 12 15
2
Montpellier Hérault Rugby
4 3 1 0 94 54 40 15 7 14
3
Ospreys
4 3 1 0 111 103 8 15 14 14
4
Emirates Lions
4 2 2 0 94 76 18 10 8 10
5
Newcastle Falcons
4 1 3 0 82 139 -57 8 20 5
6
USAP
4 0 4 0 45 114 -69 4 10 0

Pool 3
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Gloucester Rugby
4 4 0 0 99 52 47 9 7 17
2
ASM Clermont Auvergne
4 3 1 0 122 66 56 17 7 15
3
Edinburgh
4 2 2 0 103 92 11 15 12 11
4
Castres Olympique
4 2 2 0 88 91 -3 13 10 10
5
Black Lion
4 1 3 0 42 86 -44 3 10 5
6
Scarlets
4 0 4 0 59 126 -67 7 18 0

There are currently no fixtures available.

RESULTS

24 May|Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London

Gloucester Rugby

22 - 36

Hollywoodbets Sharks

04 May|Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester

Gloucester Rugby

40 - 23

Benetton

04 May|Twickenham Stoop, London

Hollywoodbets Sharks

32 - 31

ASM Clermont Auvergne

14 Apr|Stadio Comunale di Monigo, Treviso

Benetton

39 - 24

Connacht

13 Apr|Hollywoodbets Kings Park, Durban

Hollywoodbets Sharks

36 - 30

Edinburgh