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Heineken Champions Cup fixture dates and TV coverage announced

Bristol Bears will kick off their Heineken Champions Cup campaign with a home Anglo-Welsh clash with Scarlets at Ashton Gate on Saturday, December 11th (5.30pm KO).

Pat Lam's side then take on Stade Francais in Paris on Sunday, December 19th (6.30pm KO), before welcoming the French giants to BS3 for a Saturday evening clash on January 15th (8pm KO).

The Bears' final Pool B fixture sees them travel to Parc y Scarlets on Saturday, January 22nd (5.30pm KO).

 
The Heineken Champions Cup will once again be competed for by 24 elite clubs in two pools of 12 with eight representatives from each of Europe’s leading professional leagues.

The eight highest-ranked clubs from each pool will qualify for the knockout stage which will consist of a Round of 16 on a home and away basis, quarter-finals and semi-finals, with the final in Marseille on 28 May 2022.

A Round of 16 will be played on the weekend of April 15/16/17, 2022, followed by quarter-finals and semi-finals, with the final at the Stade Vélodrome, Marseille on May 27, 2022.

Clubs will only play against opponents from their own pool, and one club in each pool will have a bye during each round. A limited number of fixtures will see clubs playing against opponents from the same league.


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