European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) have announced the fixture weekends for the Heineken Champions Cup pool stages.
Cardiff get the competition underway with a repeat of the 1995/96 Heineken Cup Final as reigning French and European champions Toulouse come to the Arms Park on the weekend of 10/11/12 December, before the Blue and Black’s travel to English champions Harlequins the following weekend.
After the festive fixtures Dai Young’s men will host the Quins on the weekend of 14/15/16 January, and then complete the pool stage away at Toulouse the following weekend.
Cardiff take our place in Pool B with the top eight sides from each pool qualifying for a two-legged round of 16 on the second and third weekends of April.
Exact fixture dates will be available in the coming weeks after further discussions between EPCR and the respective television broadcasters.
Cardiff Heineken Champions Cup pool stage fixtures
10/11/12 December – Toulouse (H)
17/18/19 December – Harlequins (A)
14/15/16 January – Harlequins (H)
21/22/23 January – Toulouse (A)