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European Challenge Cup

European Challenge Cup 2008/09

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

Final results

Group phase
Group 1
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1London Irish2966003003426644350Qualified for quarter finals
2Connacht19640215914019201930To repechage
3Rovigo5610579199-12072501
4Dax4610555220-16552900

Matches
Group phase
10/10/2008Dax - Connacht12-30
11/10/2008London Irish - Rovigo78-3
17/10/2008Connacht - London Irish10-27
18/10/2008Rovigo - Dax24-11
05/12/2008Dax - London Irish0-38
06/12/2008Rovigo - Connacht20-35
11/12/2008London Irish - Dax59-7
12/12/2008Connacht - Rovigo30-3
16/01/2009Dax - Rovigo22-20
17/01/2009London Irish - Connacht75-5
23/01/2009Connacht - Dax49-3
24/01/2009Rovigo - London Irish9-23

Group 2
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1Northampton Saints2966002786920937750Qualified for quarter finals
2Bristol Rugby146303140168-28142111To repechage
3Montpellier96204101159-58101801
4Toulon5610584207-12372201

Matches
Group phase
09/10/2008Toulon - Northampton Saints3-56
10/10/2008Montpellier - Bristol Rugby33-15
17/10/2008Bristol Rugby - Toulon39-11
18/10/2008Northampton Saints - Montpellier51-7
04/12/2008Montpellier - Toulon14-10
06/12/2008Northampton Saints - Bristol Rugby66-3
13/12/2008Toulon - Montpellier30-9
14/12/2008Bristol Rugby - Northampton Saints21-25
15/01/2009Montpellier - Northampton Saints24-28
16/01/2009Toulon - Bristol Rugby19-37
24/01/2009Northampton Saints - Toulon52-11
25/01/2009Bristol Rugby - Montpellier25-14

Group 3
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1Worcester Warriors2465012559416136840Qualified for quarter finals
2Bourgoin15630315811543181112To repechage
3Petrarca Padova136303112206-94112801
4Bucuresti Wolves5610587197-11082601

Matches
Group phase
11/10/2008Petrarca Padova - Worcester Warriors6-55
12/10/2008Bucuresti Wolves - Bourgoin10-21
17/10/2008Bourgoin - Petrarca Padova28-29
19/10/2008Bucuresti Wolves - Worcester Warriors17-53
05/12/2008Bourgoin - Worcester Warriors29-14
07/12/2008Bucuresti Wolves - Petrarca Padova14-20
13/12/2008Petrarca Padova - Bucuresti Wolves15-17
13/12/2008Worcester Warriors - Bourgoin27-6
17/01/2009Petrarca Padova - Bourgoin25-24
17/01/2009Worcester Warriors - Bucuresti Wolves38-19
23/01/2009Bourgoin - Bucuresti Wolves50-10
24/01/2009Worcester Warriors - Petrarca Padova68-17

Group 4
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1Brive2465012438915433831Qualified for quarter finals
2Newcastle Falcons196402178908824821To repechage
3Rugby Parma16630316512045191322
4El Salvador R.C.0600646333-28755200

Matches
Group phase
11/10/2008Newcastle Falcons - El Salvador R.C.63-0
12/10/2008Rugby Parma - Brive34-29
16/10/2008Brive - Newcastle Falcons36-22
19/10/2008El Salvador R.C. - Rugby Parma21-59
05/12/2008Brive - El Salvador R.C.84-6
06/12/2008Rugby Parma - Newcastle Falcons14-20
14/12/2008El Salvador R.C. - Brive5-55
14/12/2008Newcastle Falcons - Rugby Parma21-16
17/01/2009Newcastle Falcons - Brive9-10
17/01/2009Rugby Parma - El Salvador R.C.29-0
22/01/2009Brive - Rugby Parma29-13
25/01/2009El Salvador R.C. - Newcastle Falcons14-43

Group 5
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1Saracens2666002004315720120Qualified for quarter finals
2Viadana136303120126-681101To repechage
3Bayonne12630399122-2391100
4Mont de Marsan1600654182-12841801

Matches
Group phase
10/10/2008Bayonne - Viadana10-21
12/10/2008Saracens - Mont de Marsan53-3
17/10/2008Mont de Marsan - Bayonne8-26
18/10/2008Viadana - Saracens12-35
06/12/2008Bayonne - Saracens6-16
06/12/2008Mont de Marsan - Viadana15-21
13/12/2008Viadana - Mont de Marsan25-6
14/12/2008Saracens - Bayonne36-0
16/01/2009Bayonne - Mont de Marsan33-19
18/01/2009Saracens - Viadana36-19
23/01/2009Mont de Marsan - Saracens3-24
24/01/2009Viadana - Bayonne22-24

Repechage
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1Newcastle Falcons196402178908824821Qualified to quarter finals
2Connacht19640215914019201930
3Bourgoin15630315811543181112
4Bristol Rugby146303140168-28142111
5Viadana136303120126-681101


Final phase
Quarter finalsSemifinalsFinal
Northampton Saints
4/11/2009 - 42-13Northampton Saints
5/1/2009 - 16-13
ConnachtNorthampton Saints
Saracens5/22/2009 - 15-3
4/12/2009 - 32-13
Saracens
Newcastle FalconsNorthampton Saints
London Irish
4/9/2009 - 30-32Bourgoin
5/2/2009 - 22-11
Bourgoin
Worcester WarriorsBourgoin
4/11/2009 - 29-18
Worcester Warriors
Brive