Championship Rugby

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The Cham­pi­ons and Chal­lenge cups started last month and there were two week­end of mas­sive rugby. The best teams from Europe clashed over two week­ends and the groups are start­ing to take shape now. De­spite a couple of up­sets there are no real sur­prises in the early group lead­ers. Sara­cens, Le­in­ster and Toulon are all top of their groups in the Cham­pi­ons Cup and New­cas­tle, Ed­in­burgh and Cardiff lead theirs in the Chal­lenge cup.

Stade Fran­cais are sit­ting at the bot­tom af­ter a sur­prise de­feat 34 29 to the only Rus­sian team in the Chal­lenge com­pe­ti­tion Krasny Yar. In the Cham­pi­ons Cup Ex­eter won a fa­mous away vi­tory at Mont­pel­lier 24 27 which means they are sec­ond place in a tough group which also con­tains Le­in­ster.

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