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Gloucester Rugby start LV= Cup campaign with trip to Wales

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23 July 2012

Gloucester Rugby

Gloucester Rugby start LV= Cup campaign with trip to Wales

Gloucester Rugby will kick off their 2012-13 LV= Cup campaign with a Friday night trip to take on the Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium.

It’s been a tournament that has treated Gloucester reasonably well in recent seasons. Finalists in 2009 and 2010, they lifted the trophy in 2011 and will be looking to make a good impression this time around.

After the Ospreys fixture, Gloucester play their first home game of the tournament against Aviva Premiership newcomers London Welsh.

The round 3 and round 4 fixtures see Gloucester travel to Northampton Saints before rounding the pool stages off with a derby against local rivals Bath Rugby at Kingsholm. 

Pool 1                  

Harlequins                                                                                         

Exeter Chiefs                                                                   

Gloucester Rugby                                                          

Newport Gwent Dragons                                            

Pool 2                  

Leicester Tigers                                               

Sale Sharks                                                                       

Worcester Warriors                                                       

Cardiff Blues    

Pool 3

Saracens

London Irish

London Wasps

Scarlets

Pool 4

Northampton Saints

Bath Rugby

London Welsh

Ospreys

2012-13 LV= Cup Fixtures

Round 1 –November 9-11

Northampton Saints v Harlequins

London Welsh v Exeter Chiefs (Sunday November 11, KO 1600. S4C)

Bath Rugby v Newport Gwent Dragons

Ospreys v Gloucester Rugby (Friday November 9, KO 1945. Sky Sports HD)

London Irish v Sale Sharks

Cardiff Blues v London Wasps

Worcester Warriors v Scarlets

Saracens v Leicester Tigers

Round 2 –November 16-18

Harlequins v Bath Rugby

Exeter v Ospreys

Newport Gwent Dragons v Northampton Saints (Friday November 16, KO 1945. Sky Sports HD)

Gloucester Rugby v London Welsh

Sale Sharks v Saracens

Leicester Tigers v London Irish

Scarlets v Cardiff Blues (Saturday November 17, KO 1830. S4C)

London Wasps v Worcester Warriors

Round 3 – January 25-27

Harlequins v London Welsh

Bath Rugby v Exeter Chiefs

Newport Gwent Dragons v Ospreys

Northampton Saints v Gloucester Rugby

Sale Sharks v Scarlets

Leicester Tigers v London Wasps

Saracens v Cardiff Blues

London Irish v Worcester Warriors

Round 4 –February 1-3

London Welsh v Newport Gwent Dragons

Gloucester Rugby v Bath Rugby

Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints

Ospreys v Harlequins

London Wasps v Sale Sharks

Scarlets v Leicester Tigers

Worcester Warriors v Saracens

Cardiff Blues v London Irish

Semi Finals –March 8/9/10

Final – March 17 (venue tbc)

Competition format:

The LV= Cup is a 16-team competition involving the 12 Aviva Premiership Rugby clubs and 4 Welsh regions

– Played in four pools of four with three English clubs and one Welsh region in each pool

– English clubs have been allocated to the pools depending on their finish in last season's Aviva Premiership Rugby competition

– Welsh regions have been allocated to the pools to avoid repeating fixtures from the Heineken and Amlin Challenge cups where possible

– Teams in Pool 1 play teams in Pool 4 and teams in Pool 2 play teams in Pool 3

– Each team plays four pool matches – two home and two away – with the top team from each pool qualifying for the semi-finals.

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