Exiles drawn in Pool One of European Rugby Challenge Cup

London Irish have been drawn in Pool 1 for this season’s European Rugby Challenge Cup alongside Cardiff Blues, Grenoble and the FIRA 1 qualifier.

The Exiles will play against all three teams home and away with fixtures scheduled for the weekends below.

Round 1: 16th to 19th, October, 2014
Round 2: 23rd to 26th October, 2014
Round 3: 4th to 7th December, 2014
Round 4: 11th to 14th December, 2014
Round 5: 15th to 18th January, 2015
Round 6: 22nd to 25th January, 2015
Quarter-finals: 2nd to 5th April, 2015
Semi-finals: 16th to 19th April, 2015
Final: 1st to 3rd May, 2015

London Irish Director of Rugby, Brian Smith said: “It is a challenging pool and will mean and will mean no drop in intensity from Premiership matches to European matches. We will be taking the tournament very seriously and we are excited about the challenges ahead.”

Pool 1: Cardiff Blues, London Irish, Grenoble FIRA 1
Pool 2: Exeter, Bayonne, Connacht, La Rochelle
Pool 3: Stade Francais, Newport, Newcastle Falcons, FIRA 2
Pool 4: Edinburgh, Bordeaux-Begles, London Welsh, Lyon
Pool 5: Gloucester, Brive, Zebre, Oyonnax

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Harlequins
Twickenham
Saturday 06 Sep 2014
KO: 16:30

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