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Connacht Challenge Cup Fixtures 2022/23

Connacht Rugby Challenge Cup fixture dates announced for the 2022/23.

Rnd 1 – 9/10/11 Dec (H) Newcastle Facons

Rnd 2 – 16/17/18 December 2022 (A) Brive

Rnd 3 – 13/14/15 Jan 2023 (H) Brive

Rnd 4 – 20/21/22 Jan 2023 (A) Newcastle Falcons

The 2020 winners, Bristol Bears, will be hoping for a repeat performance when they start their EPCR Challenge Cup Pool A campaign against USAP at Stade Aimé Giral on the weekend of 9/10/11 December, while last season’s defeated finalists, RC Toulon, travel to Zebre Parma in Round 1.

Click HERE for the 2022/23 EPCR Challenge Cup pool stage fixtures

The Lions from Johannesburg will make their debut in the tournament against Worcester Warriors at Sixways, while the Cheetahs, who will play their two ‘home’ matches in Pool B at Stadio Lanfranchi in Parma, go head-to-head with Section Paloise at Stade du Hameau in the south-west of France in Round 1.

HEINEKEN CHAMPIONS CUP
• 24 elite clubs (nine tournament winners with 36 EPCR titles between them)
• Two pools of 12
• Four pool stage rounds
• Eight highest-ranked clubs from each pool qualify for the knockout stage
• Knockout stage: Round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and final
• Ninth and 10th ranked clubs from each pool qualify for the EPCR Challenge Cup
Click HERE for the Heineken Champions Cup pools

EPCR CHALLENGE CUP
• 20 clubs (seven tournament winners with 14 EPCR titles between them)
• Two pools of 10
• Four pool stage rounds
• Six highest-ranked clubs from each pool qualify for the knockout stage
• Knockout stage: Round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and final
Click HERE for the EPCR Challenge Cup pools

2022/23 key dates
Round 1 – 9/10/11 December 2022
Round 2 – 16/17/18 December 2022
Round 3 – 13/14/15 January 2023
Round 4 – 20/21/22 January 2023
Round of 16 – 31 March – 1/2 April 2023
Quarter-finals – 7/8/9 April 2023
Semi-finals – 28/29/30 April 2023
EPCR Challenge Cup final – Friday 19 May 2023; Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Heineken Champions Cup final – Saturday 20 May 2023; Aviva Stadium, Dublin

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