2023 Glasgow Warriors vs RC Toulonnais - EPCR Challenge Cup Final

Toulon Rugby Won Its First Heineken Champions Cup At Aviva Stadium In 2013

Toulon Rugby Won Its First Heineken Champions Cup At Aviva Stadium In 2013

As Toulon Rugby faces Glasgow Warriors in the 2023 EPCR Challenge Cup at Aviva Stadium, here's a look back at the 2013 Heineken Champions Cup Final.

May 19, 2023 by Joe Harrington

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RC Toulon returns to Aviva Stadium to play for the EPCR Challenge Cup Final against Glasgow at 3 p.m. EST on May 19, but it's not the first time the storied French rugby team has played in one of Dublin's most famous rugby stadiums for a championship.

Although Toulon is playing for the Challenge Cup this season, the club has won the Heineken Champions Cup three times, including the last time the stadium hosted the Heineken Champions Cup in 2013. Aviva Stadium is hosting Leinster Rugby vs. La Rochelle at 11:45 a.m. EST on May 20 for the 2023 Heineken Champions Cup, 

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European Challenge Cup Final 2023: What To Know About EPCR Rugby

The Aviva Stadium Is Hosting The Heineken Champions Cup Final: What To Know

While Toulon hopes to finally break through after four runner-up finishes and win the EPCR Challenge Cup in 2023, here's what to know about the 2013 Heineken Champions Cup. 

Toulon Rugby Beats Clermont Auvergne To Win 2013 Heineken Champions Cup

The 2013 Heineken Champions Cup Final, held on May 18th at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, showcased a highly anticipated clash between Toulon and Clermont Auvergne. 

The match captivated rugby fans worldwide with its intensity and drama. Toulon, led by the legendary Jonny Wilkinson, claimed victory with a narrow 16-15 scoreline. 

The final moments were especially thrilling.

The decisive moment came in the 80th minute when Toulon's talismanic fly-half, Wilkinson, stepped up to take a crucial penalty kick. With nerves of steel, Wilkinson converted the kick, securing the win for Toulon, further etching his name into rugby history ten years after landing the winning drop goal in the 2003 Rugby World Cup.

This triumph marked Toulon's first-ever European title. 

Watch The End Of Toulon Rugby 2013 Heineken Champions Cup Win

How To Watch Glasgow Warriors v Toulon In EPCR European Challenge Cup Final

The European Challenge Cup will stream live on FloRugby and the FloSports app.

Video replays, highlights, news and updates can also be found on FloRugby and the FloSports app. 

What Channel Is the Challenge Cup Final On?

The Challenge Cup Final will be broadcast on several channels in Europe, including BT Sports, France TV and beIN Sports, among others. But the only way to watch the EPCR Challenge Cup is on FloRugby or the FloSports app.

Where Is The European Challenge Cup Final 2023?

Aviva Stadium in Dublin will host both finals. The 2022 final was in Marseille, France, and the 2024 final will be at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. 

Where Is Aviva Stadium?

Aviva Stadium, the home stadium of Leinster, is located in the centre of Dublin on Lansdown Road. 

RC Toulon Rugby History 

The RC Toulon rugby team, commonly known as Toulon, is a professional rugby union club located in Toulon, France. 

Founded in 1908, the club has a storied history and competes in the French Top 14 league, one of the most prestigious domestic rugby competitions in the world. Toulon is renowned for its strong tradition and passionate fan base. The team boasts an impressive record, having achieved four Top 14 titles and European success, including winning the Heineken Cup three times. 

Glasgow Warriors Rugby History

The Glasgow Warriors rugby team is a professional rugby union club based in Glasgow, Scotland. Established in 1872, the Warriors compete in the United Rugby Championship, formerly known as the Pro14, which brings together teams from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Italy, and South Africa. 

The club has a strong following and plays its home matches at Scotstoun Stadium in Glasgow. The Warriors have a rich history and have enjoyed success both domestically and in European competitions. Known for their attacking style of play and passionate fanbase, the Glasgow Warriors are a prominent force in Scottish and European rugby.

European Challenge Cup Final Tickets

There are still tickets available on Ticketmaster for the event, but they are limited. Prices on Ticketmaster begin at €55, or about $69 dollars in the U.S. Aviva Stadium has a 51,700 capacity. Tickets went on sale last year. 

For more ticket information, visit the EPCR’s website.

What Is The European Challenge Cup

The Challenge Cup is Europe’s second-tier competition in Europe. The competition features 18 clubs, and those clubs can not compete in the Heineken Champions Cup due to league position or regulation. 

Glasgow Warriors Rugby Results In European Challenge Cup   

Here’s how Glasgow got here: 

  • Glasgow 22, Bath 19
  • Glasgow 26, Perpignan 18
  • Glasgow 40, Perpignan 26
  • Glasgow 19, Bath 19
  • Glasgow 73, Dragon RFC 33
  • Glasgow 32, Emirates Lions 21
  • Glasgow 35, Scarlets 17

RC Toulon Rugby Results In European Challenge Cup 

Here’s how Toulon got here: 

  • RC Toulon 24, Parma Zebra 21
  • RC Toulon 29, Bath 7
  • RC Toulon 35, Bath 23
  • RC Toulon 14, Parma Zebra 5
  • RC Toulon 36, Toyota Cheetahs 21
  • RC Toulon 48, Lou Rugby 23
  • RC Toulon 23, Benetton 0