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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 19 1996/97 2018/19
Newcastle Falcons 17 1997/98 2017/18
Brive 16 1998/99 2017/18
Agen 14 1996/97 2018/19
London Irish 14 1996/97 2017/18
Gloucester 13 1996/97 2017/18
Sale Sharks 13 1996/97 2018/19
Worcester Warriors 13 2004/05 2018/19
Bayonne 12 2004/05 2016/17
Bordeaux Begles 12 1996/97 2018/19
Petrarca Padova 12 1996/97 2011/12
Rovigo 12 1998/99 2014/15
Grenoble 11 1997/98 2018/19
Narbonne 11 1996/97 2006/07
Pau 11 1998/99 2018/19
Bristol Bears 10 1996/97 2018/19
Bucuresti Wolves 10 2005/06 2014/15
Harlequins 10 2000/01 2018/19
Montpellier 10 1997/98 2015/16
Stade Français 10 1997/98 2018/19
Castres 9 1996/97 2015/16
Clermont Auvergne 9 1996/97 2018/19
Dragons 9 2006/07 2018/19
Rugby Parma 9 2000/01 2009/10
La Rochelle 8 1997/98 2018/19
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
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
Northampton Saints 6 1996/97 2018/19
Perpignan 6 1997/98 2018/19
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
Benetton Treviso 4 2000/01 2018/19
Colomiers 4 1997/98 2003/04
Dinamo Bucuresti 4 1996/97 2002/03
Enisei STM 4 2015/16 2018/19
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
Zebre 4 2014/15 2018/19
Albi 3 2006/07 2009/10
Auch 3 2000/01 2007/08
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
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
Ospreys 2 2016/17 2018/19
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
Timisoara Saracens 2 2016/17 2018/19
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
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
Treorchy 1 1996/97 1996/97

Related trophies

Continental Shield
Season:WinnersRunners upFormatResult
2017/18Enisei STM (2)Heidelberger RKFinal24-20
2016/17Enisei STM (1)Krasny YarFinal36-8
TeamTitlesRunners up
Enisei STM20
Krasny Yar01
Heidelberger RK01


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