The European Challenge Cup kicks off this Friday as 20 teams battling it out for the trophy; including four tournament winners: Pau, Wasps, Cardiff Blues and Stade Francais and for the first time in the Challenge Cup, previous European Cup Winners ester Tigers.
TOP TOURNAMENT STATS
- Most tournament appearances from this seasons clubs – Brive
- Tournament all time try scorer - Tom Varndell – 25
- Leading points scorer for payers currently registered for 2019/2020 tournament –Jules Plisson– 198
- First person to win the tournament as Head Coach and player – Franck Azema (1999 and 2019).
This season’s European Challenge Cup will see the introduction Sirius Match Ball for the first season. Used successfully at Rugby World Cup 2019, the Sirius is the most technically advanced rugby match ball in World Rugby. For more info on the Sirius, Read More.
RUN UP OF THIS WEEKEND:
Friday 15th November: Enisei – STM vs Worcester Warriors – 19:00
Friday 15th November: Agen vs Edinburgh Rugby – 20:00
Friday 15th November: Stade Francais Paris vs Brive – 20:45
Friday 15th November: Bayonne vs RC Toulon – 20:45
Saturday 16th November: Rugby Calvisano vs Cardiff Blues – 14:30
Saturday 16th November: Dragons vs Castres Olympique – 15:00
Saturday 16th November: Leicester Tigers vs Pau – 15:00
Saturday 16th November: Bristol Bears vs Zebre Rugby Club – 15:00
Saturday 16th November: Scarlets vs London Irish – 19:45
Saturday 16th November: Bordeaux-Begles vs Wasps – 21:00