European Challenge Cup fixtures confirmed for January

Warriors’ clashes with Connacht and Brive confirmed

Warriors’ European Challenge Cup fixtures have been confirmed for January as they chase a place in the knockout stages of the competition.

On Saturday 13 January, Warriors host Connacht Rugby at Sixways in an all-important clash before their final Pool 5 match at Brive on Saturday 20 January.

Sitting second in their group, Warriors have picked up 12 points in their first four games and must finish top of the group, or as one of the three best second-placed teams in the pools, if they are to progress to the quarter-finals.

As things stand, Warriors are currently one of the eight teams set to qualify with Edinburgh Rugby, Connacht, Pau, Newcastle Falcons, Cardiff Blues, Gloucester Rugby and Stade Francais also set to make it to the next round.

But Carl Hogg’s side must pick up results in January to book a place in the knockout stages for the first time since 2009.

That year, they made it to the semi-finals before being knocked out by Bourgoin, a team who they had beaten and finished above in the pool stages. They also beat Brive in the quarter-finals that season.

In the 2007/08 campaign, Warriors made it all the way to the final of the competition, winning every pool game and beating Newcastle Falcons and Montpellier on the way, before losing 24-16 to Bath Rugby.

Tickets for the home clash with Connacht Rugby are priced from just £10 for Adults and £5 for Juniors and are available now by clicking here, calling 01905 459309 or visiting the Ticket Office.

Warriors European Challenge Cup Fixtures
Saturday 13 January | Warriors vs Connacht Rugby | Sixways | Kick-off 3pm GMT
Saturday 20 January | Brive vs Warriors | Stade Amedee-Domenech | Kick-off 3.30pm French time, 2.30pm GMT