European Cup


Challenge Cup expands their reach

Qualifying competition for the 2015/16 European Challenge Cup which will now include clubs from Russia, Portugal and Spain.

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Toulon in new court battle

REACTION: Toulon's abrasive and controversial boss Mourad Boudjellal has once again threatened to go to court, because a decision did not go his way.

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Foul-mouthed Armitage banned

Two-time defending European champions Toulon suffered a blow as utility back Delon Armitage was banned for 12 weeks.

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Slap on the wrist for cursing Castro

Martin Castrogiovanni has been ordered to pay €10,000 to charity and banned for four matches (ban suspended) for his rant about Richard Cockerill.

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Gouging Quins lock faces music

Charlie Matthews could face a ban of up to one year after he was cited for allegedly making contact with the eye of Leinster flank Dominic Ryan.

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Scarlets hope to stop English exodus

Scarlets coach Wayne Pivac says he is hopeful of holding on to Wales stars Liam Williams, Jake Ball and Rhys Priestland after a triumphant win over Ulster.
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Clermont looking to lock up Pool One

Clermont are looking to secure Pool One after back-to-back victories over Munster, but there are still two tricky games against Saracens and Sale to come.
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Munster poach a late point in France

Ian Keatley kicked Munster to an injury time losing bonus point to go down 19-26 against Clermont at Stade Marcel-Michelin.
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Saints' double hat-trick heroics

Northampton Saints ran riot in Italy to top Pool Five going into the new year - and they did it in record style.

Biggar baffled by crazy game

Dan Biggar says the Ospreys 'won't feel sorry for themselves' despite falling to their second defeat 18-15 and facing elimination from the Champions Cup.

Toulon turn tables on Tigers

Two-time defending champions Toulon notched up a comprehensive 23-8 victory over Leicester in the European Champions Cup on Saturday.

O'Connor extends Toulon stay

James O’Connor will only join the Queensland Reds until month after being granted a brief extension to help injury-hit Toulon.

Long way to go for Burgess

Code-hopper Sam Burgess was happy with his starting debut for Bath against Montpellier, but knows he still has plenty to work on.

Robshaw ruled out for a month

England captain Chris Robshaw will be sidelined for up to four weeks after injuring a shoulder playing for Harlequins.

Castro to face the music

European Professional Club Rugby's Disciplinary Officer has lodged misconduct complaints against Toulon players Martin Castrogiovanni and Delon Armitage.

Banahan hat-trick sinks Montpellier

Bath secured the 32-12 bonus-point win they so needed against Montpellier at The Rec, to keep their European hopes very much alive.

Euro Cup: Irish pressure-pot

Ireland's trio of former winners face a make-or-break weekend when the fourth round of European Champions Cup matches get underway.

Swiel's chance on the big stage

Sharks flyhalf Tim Swiel may make his European Cup starting debut for Harlequins with team-mate Nick Evans not available for the Leinster clash.
Fixtures Time
Sun, 25 January
Clermont Auvergne v Saracens
  • 18h15
Sat, 24 January
Scarlets v Toulon
  • 19h30
Results Score
Team P W D L Pts
Clermont Auvergne 4 3 0 1 14
Saracens 4 3 0 1 13
Munster 4 2 0 2 10
Sale Sharks 4 0 0 4 2
Harlequins 4 3 0 1 13
Leinster 4 3 0 1 13
London Wasps 4 2 0 2 12
Castres 4 0 0 4 1
Toulon 4 3 0 1 13
Scarlets 4 2 0 2 8
Leicester Tigers 4 2 0 2 8
Ulster 4 1 0 3 6
Toulouse 4 4 0 0 16
Glasgow Warriors 4 2 0 2 10
Bath 4 2 0 2 10
Montpellier 4 0 0 4 2
Northampton Saints 4 3 0 1 15
Racing Metro 4 3 1 0 14
Ospreys 4 1 1 2 8
Treviso 4 0 0 4 0