The draw for the European Challenge and Champions Cup will take place in Neuchâtel, Switzerland on Wednesday 17 June. 

The event, which starts at 13.15 (UK and Irish time), will be streamed live at on with further coverage on Sky Sports News, and beIN Sports 1. The draw for the Challenge Cup pools will be followed by the pool draw for the Champions Cup. 

London Irish will look to build on a successful Challenge Cup campaign last year. Drawn against Cardiff Blues, FC Genoble and Rovigo Delta, the Exiles’ finished top of the pool to secure the Club’s first knock-out rugby in six years.

The Exiles’ went on to host Edinburgh in the quarter-finals, agonisingly missing out in the last play of the game.

Along with London Irish; Sale Sharks, Harlequins, Gloucester, Newcastle Falcons and Worcester Warriors all qualify for the Challenge Cup from the Aviva Premiership. 

The Premiership sides will be joined by Montpellier, La Rochelle, Brive, Genoble, Castres, Pau and Agen from the Top 14 and Connacht, Edinburgh, Newport, Cardiff and Zebre from the Pro12. Calvisano (Italy) and Enisei-STM (Russia) also qualify. 

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