2006–07 European Challenge Cup

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2006–07 European Challenge Cup
Tournament details
Countries  England
 France
 Ireland
 Italy
 Romania
 Scotland
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and Knockout
Date 20 October 2006 - 19 May 2007
Tournament statistics
Top point scorer(s) Glen Jackson (Saracens)
(111 points)
Top try scorer(s) Nick Abendanon (Bath)
Aled Brew (Newport Gwent Dragons)
(7 tries)
Final
Champions France Clermont Auvergne (2nd title)
Runner-up England Bath
Official website http://www.ercrugby.com/eng/
2005–06 (Previous) (Next) 2007–08

The 2006–07 European Challenge Cup was the 11th year of the European Challenge Cup, the second tier rugby union cup competition below the Heineken Cup. The tournament was held between October 2006 and May 2007.

Group stage[edit]

Pool 1[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff TB LB Pts
Wales Newport Gwent Dragons 6 5 0 1 29 10 19 211 79 132 4 1 25
England Bristol Rugby 6 5 0 1 26 6 20 168 69 99 4 1 25
Romania Bucureşti 6 1 0 5 15 35 −20 124 230 −106 3 1 8
France Bayonne 6 1 0 5 14 33 −19 106 231 −125 2 1 7

Pool 2[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff TB LB Pts
England Saracens 6 5 1 0 35 9 26 225 101 124 5 0 26
Scotland Glasgow Warriors 6 4 1 1 25 10 15 204 72 132 3 1 22
France Narbonne 6 2 0 4 16 20 −4 127 171 −44 1 1 10
Italy Parma 6 0 0 6 6 43 −37 84 296 −212 0 1 1

Pool 3[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff TB LB Pts
France Brive 6 5 0 1 32 11 21 225 79 146 3 1 24
England Newcastle Falcons 6 4 0 2 29 11 18 181 85 96 4 1 21
France Montauban 6 3 0 3 13 13 0 107 98 9 1 0 13
Italy Petrarca Padova 6 0 0 6 6 45 −39 47 298 −251 0 0 0

Pool 4[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff TB LB Pts
England Bath Rugby 6 6 0 0 21 9 12 164 106 58 2 0 26
England NEC Harlequins 6 4 0 2 18 13 5 171 109 62 3 2 21
Ireland Connacht Rugby 6 1 0 5 15 16 −1 119 150 −31 2 2 8
France Montpellier 6 1 0 5 13 29 −16 116 205 −89 0 1 5

Pool 5[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff TB LB Pts
France Clermont 6 6 0 0 27 13 14 210 107 103 4 0 28
England Worcester Warriors 6 4 0 2 22 13 9 141 99 42 3 1 20
Italy Rugby Viadana 6 2 0 4 12 20 −8 114 145 −31 1 2 11
France Albi 6 0 0 6 7 22 −15 66 180 −114 0 0 0

Seeding and runners-up[edit]

Seed Pool Winners Pts TF +/-
1 France Clermont 28 27 +103
2 England Saracens 26 35 +124
3 England Bath 26 21 +58
4 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons 25 29 +132
5 France Brive 24 32 +146
Seed Pool Runners-up Pts TF +/-
6 England Bristol 25 29 +132
7 Scotland Glasgow Warriors 22 25 +132
8 England Newcastle Falcons 21 29 +96
- England Harlequins 21 18 +62
- England Worcester Warriors 20 22 +42

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarter finals[edit]

30 March 2007
18:00
Clermont France 24 – 19 England Newcastle Falcons
31 March 2007
12:00
Bath Rugby England 51 – 12 England Bristol Rugby
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 10,600
31 March 2007
15:00
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 39 – 17 France Brive
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 7,112
1 April 2007
15:00
Saracens England 23 – 19 Scotland Glasgow Rugby
Vicarage Road
Attendance: 4,259

Semi finals[edit]

21 April 2007
13:30
Clermont France 46 – 29 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
22 April 2007
12:30
Saracens England 30 – 31 England Bath Rugby
Vicarage Road
Attendance: 5,359

Final[edit]

19 May 2007
17:30
Clermont France 22 – 16 England Bath Rugby
Tries: Malzieu 43' c
Marsh 53' m
James 59' c
Con: James (2/3) 43', 59'
Pen: James 19'
Report Try: Maddock 63' c
Con: Barkley (1/1) 64'
Pen: Barkley (3) 13', 37', 75'
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 10,134
Referee: Nigel Owens

See also[edit]