"Gloucester and Falcons" - EPCR Challenge Cup Fixtures Confirmed For Two Premiership Clubs - Ruck

“Gloucester and Falcons” – EPCR Challenge Cup Fixtures Confirmed For Two Premiership Clubs

The EPCR Challenge Cup dates have been confirmed today, in what is lining up to be a historic competition for European rugby’s secondary title.

For the first time ever, a Georgian club will run out in the competition, with Black Lion set to mark this historic occasion. Currently, there are two sides from the Gallagher Premiership seeded in the 2023/24 EPCR Challenge Cup, in the form of Newcastle Falcons (Pool 2) and 2015 Challenge Cup winners Gloucester Rugby (Pool 3).

Montpellier Captain’s Run, Twickenham, London, England 20/5/2021 A view of the Challenge Cup Trophy Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan/PPAUK

More Premiership sides may well join the Challenge Cup in the latter knock-out stages, if they are unsuccessful in their progression throughout the Champions Cup. The fifth placed side in each Champions Cup Pool will drop down for a second shot at silverware in the Challenge Cup, and join the Premiership duo of Gloucester and Newcastle.

Here are the confirmed fixtures for the two Premiership sides.

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10/12 – Montpellier Herault Rugby (H) 15:15 KO

16/12 – Emirates Lions (A) 17:15 KO

12/01 – Benetton Rugby (H) 20:00 KO

21/01 – USA Perpignan (A) 14:00 KO

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09/12 – Black Lion (A) 16:00 KO

15/12 – ASM Clermont Auvergne (H) 20:00 KO

13/01 – Edinburgh Rugby (A) 17:30 KO

19/01 – Castres Olympique (H) 20:00 KO