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Gilbert kit into the Semi-Finals with Dragons….

Gilbert Rugby News — Published on April 12 , 2016

European Rugby Challenge Cup - quarter-finals review

Results from Quarter Finals:

Sale Sharks 19 – 25 Montpellier

Gloucester Rugby 21 – 23 Newport Gwent Dragons

Harlequins 38 – 30 London Irish

Grenoble 33 – 32 Connacht Rugby

For the first time since 2011 the Aviva Premiership, the PRO12 and the TOP 14 all have representatives in the semi-finals.

A try from Newport Gwent Dragons scrum-half Charlie Davies 4 minutes from time sent the Dragons through to the European Challenge Cup for the second year in a row with an impressive win over Gloucester Rugby, ending their record breaking 15 game winning streak in Europe.

Three-time winners, Harlequins, are into the semi-finals for the fifth time in the club's history following an 8 point victory over London Irish in an exciting high scoring game at the Twickenham Stoop.

Montpellier have reached the Challenge Cup semi-final for the first time; the TOP 14 club won the European Shield – then a third-tier competition – in 2004 but have booked their place in the second-tier Challenge Cup after a hard fought victory away at Sale Sharks.

Jonathan Wisniewski kicked Connacht to a one point defeat in the European Rugby Challenge Cup to bag a win against the odds for Grenoble and earn the Top 14 club an away semi-final trip to Harlequins; their first semi-final appearance in a European tournament.

CHALLENGE CUP SEMI-FINALS (Kick-offs local time)

Friday, 22 April
Harlequins v Grenoble
Twickenham Stoop (19.45)
BT Sport / beIN Sports

Saturday, 23 April
Montpellier v Newport Gwent Dragons
Altrad Stadium (18.30)
France 4 / Sky Sports

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