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Will Carpenter writes

Posted Friday, August 17th 2018

European Challenge Cup fixtures confirmed

Bristol Bears kick off their European Challenge Cup campaign on Saturday, 13th October when Italian side Zebre Rugby are the visitors to Ashton Gate for a 3pm kick-off.

Pat Lam’s side make the return trip to Parma the following weekend (Saturday, 20th October, 3pm).

Next up, La Rochelle head to BS3 on Saturday, 8th December (3pm), before a trip to France and Stade Marcel Deflandre on Saturday, 15th December (9pm local time).

The Challenge Cup resumes early in the New Year, with Bristol Bears making the long trip to play Enisei-STM on Saturday, 12th January, with the venue for this fixture still to be confirmed.

Pool Four is concluded on Saturday, 19th January (3pm) when the Russian side make the return trip to Ashton Gate.

Bristol Bears' European Challenge Cup pool fixtures

Bristol Bears v Zebre Rugby - Saturday, 13th October, 3pm - Ashton Gate
Zebre Rugby v Bristol Bears - Saturday, 20th October, 3pm - Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Bristol Bears v La Rochelle - Saturday, 8th December, 3pm - Ashton Gate
La Rochelle v Bristol Bears - Saturday, 15th December, 9pm (local time) - Stade Marcel Deflandre
Enisei-STM v Bristol Bears - Saturday, 12th January, 3pm - venue TBC
Bristol Bears v Enisei-STM - Saturday, 19th January, 3pm - Ashton Gate