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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.

2006–07 European Challenge Cup
Tournament details
Countries England
 France
 Ireland
 Italy
 Romania
 Scotland
Tournament format(s)Round-robin and Knockout
Date20 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
ChampionsFrance Clermont Auvergne (2nd title)
Runners-upEngland Bath
← 2005–06 (Previous)
(Next) 2007–08 →

Group stageEdit

Pool 1Edit

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

Pool 2Edit

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

Pool 3Edit

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

Pool 4Edit

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

Pool 5Edit

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

Seeding and runners-upEdit

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

Knockout stageEdit

Quarter finalsEdit

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

Semi finalsEdit

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

FinalEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Home". www.ercrugby.com. Retrieved 14 September 2017.