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European Challenge Cup

European Challenge Cup 2005/06

Overview
The final was played at Twickenham Stadium in London, England.

Final results

Group phase
Group 1
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1Northampton Saints2565011949698321250Qualified for quarter finals
2Narbonne18640212511312161120To repechage
3Bristol Rugby16630320315053262131
4Viadana1600681244-16393901

Matches
Group phase
22/10/2005Narbonne - Bristol Rugby20-13
22/10/2005Northampton Saints - Viadana47-25
28/10/2005Viadana - Narbonne14-20
30/10/2005Bristol Rugby - Northampton Saints36-28
09/12/2005Viadana - Bristol Rugby23-39
10/12/2005Northampton Saints - Narbonne32-20
16/12/2005Narbonne - Northampton Saints7-22
18/12/2005Bristol Rugby - Viadana89-5
14/01/2006Narbonne - Viadana29-14
14/01/2006Northampton Saints - Bristol Rugby45-8
22/01/2006Bristol Rugby - Narbonne18-29
22/01/2006Viadana - Northampton Saints0-20

Group 2
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1London Irish27660023981158321130Qualified for quarter finals
2Agen15630316314320231530To repechage
3Pau116204107153-46121921
4Rugby Parma4610574206-13283000

Matches
Group phase
22/10/2005Pau - London Irish13-20
22/10/2005Rugby Parma - Agen23-50
29/10/2005Agen - Pau23-6
30/10/2005London Irish - Rugby Parma64-0
10/12/2005Pau - Rugby Parma29-3
11/12/2005London Irish - Agen29-21
17/12/2005Agen - London Irish24-32
17/12/2005Rugby Parma - Pau20-11
14/01/2006Pau - Agen36-12
14/01/2006Rugby Parma - London Irish11-19
21/01/2006Agen - Rugby Parma33-17
21/01/2006London Irish - Pau75-12

Group 3
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1Gloucester2966003315327849650Qualified for quarter finals
2Bayonne20640220293109311140To repechage
3Bucuresti Wolves5610571253-18274001
4Toulon5610564269-20593901

Matches
Group phase
22/10/2005Bayonne - Gloucester10-26
22/10/2005Bucuresti Wolves - Toulon16-20
29/10/2005Gloucester - Bucuresti Wolves106-3
29/10/2005Toulon - Bayonne19-28
10/12/2005Bucuresti Wolves - Bayonne10-38
10/12/2005Toulon - Gloucester3-74
16/12/2005Bayonne - Bucuresti Wolves45-6
17/12/2005Gloucester - Toulon66-5
13/01/2006Bayonne - Toulon62-0
14/01/2006Bucuresti Wolves - Gloucester13-27
21/01/2006Gloucester - Bayonne32-19
21/01/2006Toulon - Bucuresti Wolves17-23

Group 4
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1Newcastle Falcons28660032481243441040Qualified for quarter finals
2Brive18630320316934301942To repechage
3Border Reivers156303155177-22192321
4L'Aquila16006103358-255145501

Matches
Group phase
22/10/2005L'Aquila - Border Reivers25-32
22/10/2005Newcastle Falcons - Brive51-19
29/10/2005Brive - L'Aquila64-22
30/10/2005Border Reivers - Newcastle Falcons11-26
10/12/2005L'Aquila - Newcastle Falcons0-86
11/12/2005Border Reivers - Brive25-22
17/12/2005Brive - Border Reivers34-28
18/12/2005Newcastle Falcons - L'Aquila90-14
14/01/2006L'Aquila - Brive19-47
15/01/2006Newcastle Falcons - Border Reivers47-20
21/01/2006Border Reivers - L'Aquila39-23
21/01/2006Brive - Newcastle Falcons17-24

Group 5
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1Worcester Warriors24650118110378241231Qualified for quarter finals
2Connacht20640219011971251431To repechage
3Amatori Catania106204116257-141154111
4Montpellier86105170178-8262322

Matches
Group phase
22/10/2005Connacht - Amatori Catania62-17
22/10/2005Worcester Warriors - Montpellier36-18
28/10/2005Montpellier - Connacht13-19
29/10/2005Amatori Catania - Worcester Warriors14-19
09/12/2005Montpellier - Amatori Catania74-12
10/12/2005Worcester Warriors - Connacht30-20
17/12/2005Connacht - Worcester Warriors22-21
18/12/2005Amatori Catania - Montpellier37-34
14/01/2006Connacht - Montpellier43-10
14/01/2006Worcester Warriors - Amatori Catania44-8
20/01/2006Amatori Catania - Connacht28-24
20/01/2006Montpellier - Worcester Warriors21-31

Repechage
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1Bayonne20640220293109311140Qualified to quarter finals
2Connacht20640219011971251431
3Brive18630320316934301942
4Narbonne18640212511312161120
5Agen15630316314320231530


Final phase
Quarter finalsSemifinalsFinal
Gloucester
4/1/2006 - 46-13Gloucester
4/22/2006 - 31-23
BriveGloucester
Northampton Saints5/21/2006 - 36-34
4/1/2006 - 25-34
Worcester Warriors
Worcester WarriorsGloucester
Newcastle Falcons
3/31/2006 - 23-3Newcastle Falcons
4/23/2006 - 22-27
Connacht
London IrishLondon Irish
4/2/2006 - 48-5
London Irish
Bayonne