EPCR have today confirmed the pool stage fixtures for the 2020-21 Heineken Champions Cup pool stage.
Gloucester Rugby were drawn in Pool B of this season’s re-structured tournament, which will see the Cherry & Whites face Lyon and Ulster for a place in the knock-out stages.
The Cherry & Whites will head to Lyon in round 1, before hosting Ulster at Kingsholm the following week. In January, Gloucester Rugby will travel to Northern Ireland in the return fixture with Ulster, with the final round being hosted at Kingsholm as Lyon travel to Gloucester.
Each pool stage game will be televised by BT Sport.
Round 1 | Sunday 13 December 2020
Lyon v Gloucester Rugby (2pm) | Matmut Stadium
Round 2 | Saturday 19 December 2020
Gloucester Rugby v Ulster (3.15pm) | Kingsholm Stadium
Round 3 | Saturday 16 January 2021
Ulster v Gloucester Rugby (1pm) | Kingspan Stadium
Round 4 | Sunday 24 January 2021
Gloucester Rugby v Lyon (1pm) | Kingsholm Stadium
What is the new format?
Europe’s top-tier competition have changed the format for next season only, with each side being assigned a ‘Tier’ ranking based on final positions in the domestic competitions.
Gloucester Rugby who are in Tier 4 will take on the two Tier 1 sides in their pool that do not play in the same domestic league.
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