We are taking a look back at some of the greatest Challenge Cup finals, with today’s decider coming in 2012 as Biarritz Olympique finally got over the line in a European final as they defeated fellow French outfit RC Toulon.
Biarritz Olympique 21 RC Toulon 18
Biarritz ended their European final pain with Challenge Cup final success as Dimitri Yachvili kicked all 21 points to give them a narrow victory over RC Toulon at Twickenham Stoop.
In a match played in driving rain, it was the kicking that proved crucial as Yachvili landed all seven of his penalty attempts, with four of them coming in an opening period that ended with Biarritz 12-9 ahead.
Toulon fly-half Jonny Wilkinson kept his side in the match with five penalties of his own in addition to a drop goal that made the tie 18-18 with 14 minutes left to play.
But Yachvili had the final say with another sweetly struck penalty kick in the 74th minute that proved to be the match-winner.
🎥 Relive the best bits of their epic clash with Gloucester in the 2018 final in the San Mames Stadium in Bilbao 👇 pic.twitter.com/XpW9Hx9ai7
— Challenge Cup (@ERChallengeCup) August 21, 2021