Following the conclusion of the EPCR Challenge Cup pool stage, please CLICK HERE for the updated tables with confirmation of the clubs which have qualified for the knockout stage of the tournament.

The six highest-ranked clubs in each pool have secured their places in the Round of 16 which will be played on the weekend of 31 March-1/2 April, and the 12 clubs are supplemented by Lyon, Racing 92, ASM Clermont Auvergne and Sale Sharks who have qualified from the Heineken Champions Cup.

The exact dates and kick-off times of the Round of 16 fixtures will be announced as soon possible.


Round of 16 – 31 March-1/2 April
R16 1: RC Toulon v Toyota Cheetahs
R16 2: Glasgow Warriors v Dragons RFC
R16 3: Cardiff Rugby v Sale Sharks
R16 4: Bristol Bears v ASM Clermont Auvergne
R16 5: Stade Francais Paris v Lyon
R16 6: Emirates Lions v Racing 92
R16 7: Benetton Rugby v Connacht Rugby
R16 8: Scarlets v CA Brive
NB The four highest-ranked clubs from each of the EPCR Challenge Cup pools have home advantage.

Quarter-finals – 7/8/9 April
QF 1: Winner R16 1 v Winner R16 5
QF 2: Winner R16 7 v Winner R16 3
QF 3: Winner R16 2 v Winner R16 6
QF 4: Winner R16 8 v Winner R16 4
NB The highest-ranked clubs from the pool stage will have home advantage.

Semi-finals – 28/29/30 April
SF 1: winner QF 1 v winner QF 2
SF 2: winner QF 3 v winner QF 4
NB The matches will be played in Europe and the highest-ranked clubs from the pool stage will have home venue advantage.

2023 EPCR Challenge Cup final: Friday 19 May; Aviva Stadium, Dublin