2007–08 European Challenge Cup

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2007–08 European Challenge Cup
Tournament details
Countries  England
 France
 Ireland
 Italy
 Romania
 Spain
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and Knockout
Date 8 November 2007 - 25 May 2008
Tournament statistics
Top point scorer(s) Olly Barkley (Bath)
(91 points)
Top try scorer(s) Ollie Phillips (Newcastle)
(8 tries)
Final
Champions England Bath (1st title)
Runner-up England Worcester Warriors
Official website http://www.ercrugby.com/eng/
2006–07 (Previous) (Next) 2008–09

The 2007–08 European Challenge Cup was the 12th year of the European Challenge Cup, the second tier rugby union cup competition below the Heineken Cup. The tournament was held between November 2007 and May 2008.

Pool 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
England Bath Rugby 6 6 0 0 28 6 +22 203 65 +138 5 0 29
France Auch 6 3 0 3 11 19 −8 109 147 −38 1 1 14
France Albi 6 2 0 4 15 21 −6 130 177 −47 1 2 11
Italy Overmach Parma 6 1 0 5 10 18 −8 104 157 −53 0 3 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 Worcester Warriors 6 6 0 0 36 6 +30 245 49 +196 5 0 29
France Montauban 6 3 0 3 28 12 +16 175 113 +62 3 1 16
Romania Bucureşti 6 2 1 3 7 22 −15 77 158 −81 0 0 10
Italy Gran Parma 6 0 1 5 7 38 −31 82 259 −177 0 1 3

Pool 3[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff TB LB Pts
England Newcastle Falcons 6 5 0 1 34 3 +31 264 57 +207 3 1 24
France Brive 6 4 0 2 21 5 +16 179 73 +106 3 2 20
Ireland Connacht 6 3 0 3 25 10 +15 172 97 +75 2 1 15
Spain El Salvador 6 0 0 6 3 65 −62 26 414 −388 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 Sale Sharks 6 5 1 0 34 8 +26 244 62 +182 5 0 27
France Montpellier 6 4 1 1 12 14 −2 114 115 −1 1 0 19
France Bayonne 6 1 0 5 16 20 −4 100 164 −64 2 2 8
Italy Petrarca Padova 6 1 0 5 7 27 −20 73 190 −117 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 Castres Olympique 6 5 0 1 19 12 +7 160 105 +55 1 0 21
England Leeds Carnegie 6 4 0 2 18 10 +8 157 101 +56 2 1 19
Italy Calvisano 6 2 0 4 13 29 −16 123 200 −77 1 0 9
France Dax 6 1 0 5 15 14 +1 109 143 −34 1 3 7

Seeding and runners-up[edit]

Seed Pool Winners Pts TF +/-
1 England Worcester Warriors 29 36 +196
2 England Bath 29 28 +138
3 England Sale Sharks 27 34 +182
4 England Newcastle Falcons 24 34 +207
5 France Castres Olympique 21 19 +55
Seed Pool Runners-up Pts TF +/-
6 France Brive 20 21 +106
7 England Leeds Carnegie 19 18 +56
8 France Montpellier 19 12 −1
- France Montauban 16 28 +62
- France Auch 14 11 −38

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarter finals[edit]

4 April 2008
19:30
Sale Sharks England 49 – 24 France Brive
Edgeley Park
Attendance: 6,192
5 April 2008
14:15
Bath England 57 – 5 England Leeds Carnegie
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 7,569
5 April 2008
15:00
Worcester Warriors England 36 – 26 France Montpellier
Sixways Stadium
Attendance: 5,210
5 April 2008
20:00
Newcastle Falcons England 40 – 13 France Castres Olympique
Kingston Park
Attendance: 6,005

Semi finals[edit]

25 April 2008
20:00
Worcester Warriors England 31 – 16 England Newcastle Falcons
Sixways Stadium
Attendance: 6,795
26 April 2008
12:30
Bath England 36 – 14 England Sale Sharks
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 8,216

Final[edit]

25 May 2008
12:00
Bath England 24 – 16 England Worcester Warriors
Tries: Fa'amatuainu 31' c
Abendanon 35' m
Con: Barkley (1/2) 32'
Pen: Barkley 15', 53'
James 75'
Drop: Barkley 67'
Report Try: Delport 79' c
Con: Carlisle (1/1) 79'
Pen: Drahm 23', 39', 45'
Kingsholm Stadium
Attendance: 16,157
Referee: Christophe Berdos

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