Champions

Champions of the Challenge Cup

2016/17 Gloucester Rugby v Stade Francais Paris Match Report Champions Star
17 - 25
12th May 2017 at BT Murrayfield Stadium
2015/16 Harlequins v Montpellier Match Report Champions Star
19 - 26
13th May 2016 at Grand Stade de Lyon (28,556)
2014/15 Edinburgh Rugby v Gloucester Rugby Match Report Champions Star Champions Star
13 - 19
01 May 2015 at Twickenham Stoop
2013/14 Bath Rugby v Northampton Saints Match Report Champions Star Champions Star
16 - 30
23 May 2014 at Cardiff Arms Park (12,483)
2012/13 Leinster Rugby v Stade Francais Paris Match Report Champions Star
34 - 13
17 May 2013 at The RDS Arena, Dublin (20,396)
2011/12 Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque v RC Toulon Match Report Champions Star
21 - 18
18 May 2012 at The Twickenham Stoop (9,376)
2010/11 Harlequins v Stade Francais Paris Match Report Champions Star Champions Star Champions Star
19 - 18
20 May 2011 at Cardiff City Stadium (12,236)
2009/10 Cardiff Blues v RC Toulon Match Report Champions Star
28 - 21
23 May 2010 at Stade Velodrome, Marseille (48,990)
2008/09 Northampton Saints v Bourgoin Match Report Champions Star
15 - 3
22 May 2009 at The Twickenham Stoop (9,260)
2007/08 Bath Rugby v Worcester Warriors Match Report Champions Star
24 - 16
25 May 2008 at Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester (16,157)
2006/07 ASM Clermont Auvergne v Bath Rugby Match Report Champions Star Champions Star
22 - 16
19 May 2007 at The Twickenham Stoop (10,134)
2005/06 Gloucester Rugby v London Irish Match Report Champions Star
36 - 34
21 May 2006 at The Twickenham Stoop (12,053)

2004/05 Sale Sharks v Pau Match Report Champions Star Champions Star
27 - 3
21 May 2005 at Kassam Stadium, Oxford (7,230)
***2004/05 Auch v Worcester Match Report Champions Star
23 - 10
21 May 2005 at Kassam Stadium, Oxford (2,823)
2003/04 NEC Harlequins v AS Montferrand Match Report Champions Star Champions Star
27 - 26
22 May 2004 at Madejski Stadium, Reading (13,123)
***2003/04 Montpellier v Viadana Match Report Champions Star
25 - 19
21 May 2004 at Stadio Lanfranchi, Parma (2,553)
2002/03 London Wasps v Bath Rugby Match Report Champions Star
48 - 30
25 May 2003 at Madejski Stadium, Reading (18,074)
***2002/03 Castres Olympique v Caerphilly Match Report Champions Star
40 - 12
25 May 2003 at Madejski Stadium, Reading (4,000)
2001/02 Sale Sharks v Pontypridd Match Report Champions Star
25 - 22
26 May 2002 at Kassam Stadium, Oxford (12,000)
**2000/01 Harlequins v Narbonne Match Report Champions Star
42 - 33
20 May 2001 at Madejski Stadium, Reading (11,211)
**1999/00 Pau v Castres Olympique Match Report Champions Star
34 - 21
28 May 2000 at Les Sept Deniers, Toulouse (6,000)
**1998/99 AS Montferrand v Bourgoin Match Report Champions Star
35 - 16
27 February 1999 at Stade Gerland, Lyon (31,986)
*1997/98 Colomiers v Agen Match Report Champions Star
43 - 5
1 February 1998 at Les Sept Deniers, Toulouse (12,500)
*1996/97 Bourgoin v Castres Olympique Match Report Champions Star
18 - 9
26 January 1997 at Stade de la Mediterranee, Beziers (10,000)

A second-tier European professional club rugby tournament - now officially named the European Rugby Challenge Cup - was established in 1996.

For the 1996/97 and 1997/98 seasons, the name of the tournament was the *European Conference.

For the 1998/99, 1999/2000 and 2000/01 seasons, the name of the tournament was changed to the **European Shield.

From 2001/02 until 2013/14, the tournament was named the Challenge Cup.

For the 2002/03, 2003/04 and 2004/05 seasons, a third-tier tournament known again as the ***European Shield was established. This was competed for by clubs defeated in the first round of the Challenge Cup.