European Rugby has confirmed that London Irish will take on Castres Olympique in the Round of 16 of the 2021/22 EPCR Challenge Cup at the Brentford Community Stadium on Friday 15 April (5:30pm kick-off).

The Exiles’ seeding and opponents were confirmed this weekend upon completion of Round 5 of the EPCR Challenge Cup whilst Declan Kidney’s men played out a bye week.

In what is Irish’s second consecutive qualification to the knockout stages of the EPCR Challenge Cup, next weekend’s match-up will see them play out a home Round of 16 fixture after finishing second in Pool C of the EPCR Challenge Cup.

Castres Olympique completed their Heineken Champions Cup campaign without a win but picked up one try bonus and four losing bonus points to finish 11th in Pool B, and consequently dropped down to the Challenge Cup.

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