Gloucester Rugby’s European Challenge Cup fixtures have today been confirmed. It had already been determined that the Cherry and Whites would play Lyon, Benetton and USAP but the dates for these games have now been cemented. The final round of the group stage is an away trip to Dragons which is still TBC.
Lyon (A) Friday 10th December 9pm (French time)
Benetton (H) Friday 17th December 8pm
USAP (H) Saturday 22nd January 5:30pm
Dragons (A) TBC
A modified Challenge Cup format will see 15 clubs competing in three pools over five pool stage rounds
Clubs will only play against opponents from their own pool, and one club in each pool will have a bye during each round. The exact dates and kick-off times for the Round 5 fixtures on 8/9/10 April 2022 will be announced later in the season.
The three highest-ranked clubs from each pool, and the highest-ranked fourth-placed club, as well as six Heineken Champions Cup clubs, will qualify for the Round of 16 which will be played on the weekend of 15/16/17 April 2022, followed by quarter-finals and semi-finals, with the final at the Stade Vélodrome, Marseille on 27 May 2022.
Ticket information for the home games will follow at a later date. These home games are included in the 2021-22 Club Membership.