European dates out next week

The Ospreys' Champions Cup schedule for the season will be confirmed on Tuesday 22nd August at 3pm.

The dates, venues, kick-off times and television coverage for the matches in Rounds 1 to 4 will be revealed on Ospreys channels and on and on EPCR's social media channels.

The dates, venues, kick-off times and broadcast details for the matches in Rounds 5 and 6 will be announced in December following the conclusion of the Round 4 fixtures.

Once the Pool Draws for both tournaments are completed, the fixtures are decided by means of a scheduling process which includes consultation with the 40 participating clubs, league bodies and broadcasters across each territory.

EPCR is challenged with producing a balanced and fair schedule which takes into account club preferences, restrictions at many shared stadia, date requests associated with moves to larger venues as well as ensuring that its broadcasters across Europe can cover as many compelling matches as possible from Thursday evening through to Sunday.

EPCR is able to move the scheduling process forward in earnest once the fixtures of all three of Europe's professional leagues are announced. 

2017/18 Champions Cup pools

Pool 1: Wasps, La Rochelle, Ulster Rugby, Harlequins
Pool 2: ASM Clermont Auvergne, Saracens, Ospreys, Northampton Saints
Pool 3: Exeter Chiefs, Leinster Rugby, Montpellier, Glasgow Warriors
Pool 4: Munster Rugby, Racing 92, Leicester Tigers, Castres Olympique
Pool 5: Scarlets, RC Toulon, Bath Rugby, Benetton Rugby

2017/18 Challenge Cup pools

Pool 1: Newcastle Falcons, Dragons, Bordeaux-Bègles, Enisei-STM
Pool 2: Cardiff Blues, Sale Sharks, Lyon, Toulouse
Pool 3: Gloucester Rugby, Pau, Zebre Rugby, Agen
Pool 4: Stade Francais Paris, Edinburgh Rugby, London Irish, Krasny Yar
Pool 5: Brive, Connacht Rugby, Worcester Warriors, Oyonnax

EPCR weekends

Round 1: 12/13/14/15 October
Round 2: 19/20/21/22 October
Round 3: 7/8/9/10 December
Round 4: 14/15/16/17 December
Round 5: 11/12/13/14 January 2018
Round 6: 18/19/20/21 January 2018
Quarter-finals: 29/30/31 March – 1 April 2018
Semi-finals: 20/21/22 April 2018

2018 Bilbao Finals

Challenge Cup final: Friday 11 May, San Mamés Stadium
Champions Cup final: Saturday 12 May, San Mamés Stadium