After the first round, the European Challenge Cup has already selected the best participants for the quarter-final. Eight of the twenty teams that began with the Cup, go to the second round. The teams will determine the semifinal in March, after four meetings. The fixture list includes the Bristol team will have to measure their strength against Bath, Clermont Auvergne aligned with Newcastle Falcons, in addition to Newport Gwent Dragons find competing against Brive while Saracens will have to face Glasgow Warriors. Even when it's a little early to play favorites, home teams seem to have a small advantage over their opponents.
All matches will take place between March 30 and April 1, with Bath, Clermont and Newton to host three of the four games, respectively. The April 1 game between Saracens and Glasgow will be played at Watford. The second round will be very exciting because the English club Gloucester who beat Harlequins 36-34 in the final of 2006 is not taking part in the tournament this year, which means that all teams have equal chances of winning. While everything is prepared for the second round, the athletes also markets move, new contracts and rehires for next season can not wait and everyone is looking to strengthen their teams with the best. One of the most listened to news is the signing of Bristol Rugby, the scrum-half Haydn Thomas Gloucester team for two seasons. All teams are ready for action, because the performance displayed in the Challenge Cup will determine which team will be part of the most important event in European rugby, the Heineken Cup Julie Smith is one of the most recognized authors in and currently writes for Instant Action Sports. This article may be copied in its entirety on your website without any change or alteration in its content.