European Pools Draw Tuesday 12 noon

London Irish will find out their opposition in the pool stages of the inaugural European Rugby Challenge Cup when the pool draws are made in Switzerland tomorrow, Tuesday 10th June.

There will be five pools, each containing four teams. The teams in each pool will play each other twice home and away. The best placed team in each pool, and the three best second placed teams will qualify for the knockout stages of the competition.

The draws for both the European Rugby Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup tournaments will take place at the Stade de la Maladière, Neuch√Ętel, Switzerland on Tuesday and will be streamed live on - site only available from Tuesday.

The European Rugby Challenge Cup draw will take place at 12 noon followed by the European Rugby Champions Cup draw at 12.30pm.

European Rugby Challenge Cup qualification

For the purposes of creating the tiers, the clubs are ranked based on their finishing positions in the Top 14, Aviva Premiership, Pro12 and PRO D2 Leagues.

Rank Top 14
1 Stade Francais
2 Bordeaux-Bègles
3 Brive
4 Bayonne
5 Grenoble
6 Oyonnax
7 Lyon
8 La Rochelle-ASR

Rank Premiership
1 Exeter Chiefs
2 Gloucester Rugby
3 London Irish
4 Newcastle Falcons
5 London Welsh

Rank Pro 12
1 Cardiff Blues
2 Edinburgh Rugby
3 NG Dragons
4 Connacht Rugby
5 Zebre

Rank Qualifying


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