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Challenge Cup

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Overview

It is the second level of european club cups. After the 2014 reform the qualifiers are as follows:

Nation Qualified teams
England Every team in Premiership not qualified for Champions Cup
France Every team in Top 14 not qualified for Champions Cup
Ireland, Italy, Wales or Scotland Every team in Pro12 not qualified for Champions Cup
Other countries The Continental Shield finalists.


Since the 2016/17 the non professional teams qualifier became a cup, the Continental Shield.


Team appearances

Challenge Cup
TeamTeam
appearances
First
appearance
Last
appearance
Connacht 18 1996/97 2017/18
Newcastle Falcons 17 1997/98 2017/18
Brive 16 1998/99 2017/18
London Irish 14 1996/97 2017/18
Agen 13 1996/97 2017/18
Gloucester 13 1996/97 2017/18
Bayonne 12 2004/05 2016/17
Petrarca Padova 12 1996/97 2011/12
Rovigo 12 1998/99 2014/15
Sale Sharks 12 1996/97 2017/18
Worcester Warriors 12 2004/05 2017/18
Bordeaux Begles 11 1996/97 2017/18
Narbonne 11 1996/97 2006/07
Bucuresti Wolves 10 2005/06 2014/15
Grenoble 10 1997/98 2016/17
Montpellier 10 1997/98 2015/16
Pau 10 1998/99 2017/18
Bristol Rugby 9 1996/97 2016/17
Castres 9 1996/97 2015/16
Harlequins 9 2000/01 2016/17
Rugby Parma 9 2000/01 2009/10
Stade Français 9 1997/98 2017/18
Clermont Auvergne 8 1996/97 2010/11
Dragons 8 2006/07 2017/18
Saracens 8 1997/98 2009/10
Viadana 8 2000/01 2013/14
Bath 7 2002/03 2016/17
Bourgoin 7 1996/97 2010/11
Dax 7 1997/98 2008/09
La Rochelle 7 1997/98 2016/17
Toulon 7 1996/97 2011/12
Biarritz 6 1997/98 2013/14
Bridgend Ravens 6 1996/97 2002/03
Ebbw Vale 6 1996/97 2002/03
Gran Parma 6 2001/02 2007/08
Montauban 6 2001/02 2009/10
Rugby Roma Olimpic 6 1998/99 2009/10
Wasps 6 2002/03 2013/14
Yorkshire Carnegie 6 2001/02 2010/11
Béziers 5 1997/98 2004/05
Caerphilly 5 1998/99 2002/03
Calvisano 5 1999/00 2015/16
Cardiff Blues 5 2009/10 2017/18
Edinburgh Rugby 5 1997/98 2017/18
El Salvador R.C. 5 2003/04 2010/11
L'Aquila 5 2001/02 2005/06
Northampton Saints 5 1996/97 2013/14
Perpignan 5 1997/98 2012/13
Colomiers 4 1997/98 2003/04
Dinamo Bucuresti 4 1996/97 2002/03
I Medicei 4 2010/11 2013/14
Lyon OU 4 2011/12 2017/18
Mont de Marsan 4 2000/01 2012/13
Newport 4 1996/97 1999/00
Albi 3 2006/07 2009/10
Auch 3 2000/01 2007/08
Benetton Treviso 3 2000/01 2016/17
Enisei STM 3 2015/16 2017/18
Exeter Chiefs 3 2010/11 2014/15
Glasgow Warriors 3 1996/97 2006/07
Neath 3 1997/98 2001/02
Oyonnax 3 2013/14 2017/18
South of Scotland 3 2002/03 2005/06
Valladolid RAC 3 2001/02 2004/05
Zebre 3 2014/15 2017/18
Amatori Catania 2 2004/05 2005/06
Aurillac 2 1999/00 2000/01
CRC Pozuelo 2 2001/02 2002/03
Crociati 2 2010/11 2011/12
Dunvant 2 1996/97 1999/00
Leonessa 2 2003/04 2004/05
London Welsh 2 2012/13 2014/15
Mogliano 2 2012/13 2013/14
Périgueux 2 1998/99 2000/01
Pontypridd 2 2001/02 2002/03
Racing 92 2 1998/99 2009/10
Rotherham Titans 2 2000/01 2003/04
Scarlets 2 2009/10 2011/12
Spain XV 2 1998/99 1999/00
Toulouse 2 2012/13 2017/18
Aberavon 1 1998/99 1998/99
Academica Coimbra 1 2004/05 2004/05
Bedford Blues 1 1999/00 1999/00
Bizkaia Gernika 1 2012/13 2012/13
Bologna 1 2001/02 2001/02
Club Alcobendas 1 2002/03 2002/03
Cross Keys 1 2000/01 2000/01
Farul Constanta 1 1997/98 1997/98
Krasny Yar 1 2017/18 2017/18
La Vila 1 2011/12 2011/12
Leinster 1 2012/13 2012/13
Lusitanos XV 1 2013/14 2013/14
Mogliano II 1 2002/03 2002/03
Munster 1 2010/11 2010/11
Newbridge 1 1996/97 1996/97
Nice 1 1997/98 1997/98
Olympus Madrid 1 2009/10 2009/10
Orrell 1 1996/97 1996/97
Ospreys 1 2016/17 2016/17
Piacenza 1 2000/01 2000/01
Portugal XV 1 1998/99 1998/99
Richmond 1 1997/98 1997/98
Steaua Bucuresti 1 1999/00 1999/00
Swansea 1 1996/97 1996/97
Timisoara Saracens 1 2016/17 2016/17
Treorchy 1 1996/97 1996/97

Related trophies

Continental Shield
Season:WinnersRunners upFormatResult
2016/17Enisei STM (1)Krasny YarFinal36-8
TeamTitlesRunners up
Enisei STM10
Krasny Yar01


Sources

www.epcrugby.com - European professional club rugby site (former www.ercrugby.com)
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Rugby_Challenge_Cup - Wikipedia pages about Challenge Cup
Every site was scanned using also web.archive.org