Warriors meet holders Gloucester in European Rugby Challenge Cup

Warriors have been drawn alongside local rivals and last season’s champions Gloucester Rugby in Pool 4 of the 2015/16 European Rugby Challenge Cup.

Dean Ryan’s men will also travel to France to face La Rochelle and have a trip to Italy to look forward to as Zebre complete the pool.

Warriors return to European Rugby after securing an instant return to the Aviva Premiership with victory over Bristol Rugby in the Greene King IPA Championship final last month.

It means supporters will be able to see at least four derbies against Gloucester next season as Warriors aim to make their mark in the European Rugby Challenge Cup.

2015/16 European Rugby Challenge Cup Draw

Pool 1
Connacht
Brive
Newcastle Falcons
Enisei-Stm

Pool 2
Sale Sharks
Newport Gwent Dragons
Castres
Pau

Pool 3
Montpellier
Harlequins
Cardiff Blues
Calvisano

Pool 4
La Rochelle
Gloucester Rugby
Zebre
Warriors

Pool 5
Edinburgh
London Irish
Grenoble
Agen

2015/16 Tournament Weekends
Round 1: 12/13/14/15 November
Round 2: 19/20/21/22 November
Round 3: 10/11/12/13 December
Round 4: 17/18/19/20 December
Round 5: 14/15/16/17 January 2016
Round 6: 21/22/23/24 January 2016
Quarter-finals: 7/8/9/10 April 2016
Semi-finals: 22/23/24 April 2016
Finals: 13/14 May 2016