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European Challenge Cup 2019/20 pools draw

The draws for the composition of the pools for the 2019/20 Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup will take place at the Centre de Congrès Beaulieu in Lausanne, Switzerland on Wednesday, June 19th.

The key event which starts at 13.00 (UK and Irish time) will be streamed live on

The draw for the Challenge Cup pools will be followed immediately by the pool draw for the Heineken Champions Cup at approximately 13.20.

Bristol Bears reached the quarter-final stage of last season’s competition, eventually falling to Top 14 giants, La Rochelle at Stade Marcel-Deflandre.

The following clubs have qualified for the 2019/20 Challenge Cup:

TOP 14 – Castres Olympique, Stade Francais Paris, RC Toulon, Bordeaux-Bègles, Pau, Agen, Bayonne, Brive
Gallagher Premiership Rugby – Wasps, Bristol Bears, Worcester Warriors, Leicester Tigers, London Irish
Guinness PRO14 – Scarlets, Cardiff Blues, Edinburgh Rugby, Dragons, Zebre Rugby Club
Qualifiers from Continental Shield – Enisei-STM, Rugby Calvisano

The event comperes in Lausanne will be Sarra Elgan (BT Sport) and Matthieu Lartot (France Télévisions) with Bryan Habana (Channel 4) and Dimitri Yachvili (beIN SPORTS) conducting the draws.

Event: Pool Draws for the Challenge Cup and Heineken Champions Cup
Date: Wednesday 19 June
Time: 13.00 (UK and Irish time) Challenge Cup draw followed by the Heineken Champions Cup draw at 13.20 approximately
Venue: Centre de Congrès Beaulieu Lausanne, Avenue des Bergières 10, Lausanne 1004, Switzerland