Bath Rugby will take on Glasgow Warriors and RC Toulon in the 2022/23 Challenge Cup pool stage.
The draw was held at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium, the venue for both the Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals, on Tuesday 28 June and was also streamed live on www.epcrugby.com.
Exact dates, venues, kick-off times and TV coverage will be confirmed as soon as practicable.
Who are our opponents?
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Key Player: Rory Darge
2021/22 United Rugby Championship: 8th + Quarter-finals in Finals Series
2021/22 Challenge Cup finish: Quarter-finals
Incoming Attack Coach Joe Maddock was on the scoresheet in Bath’s 25-19 European win over Glasgow Warriors in 2008. Since then, the sides have faced each other four times and have recorded two wins apiece. Jonathan Joseph is the only player amongst the current squad to have featured for Bath against Glasgow, scoring at Scotstoun in 2014.
Location: Toulon, France
Stadium: Stade Mayol
Key Player: Cheslin Kolbe
2021/22 Top 14 finish: 8th
2021/22 Challenge Cup finish: Runners-up
Last season’s Challenge Cup runners-up Toulon last visited the Rec in 2017 with the Blue, Black and White avenging their defeat at Stade Mayol the week before. Beno Obano crossed the whitewash in the first minute of the 26-21 win with Jonathan Joseph, Tom Dunn and Charlie Ewels also involved.
Key Challenge Cup dates
Round 1 – 9/10/11 December 2022
Round 2 – 16/17/18 December 2022
Round 3 – 13/14/15 January 2023
Round 4 – 20/21/22 January 2023
Round of 16 – 31 March/ 1/2 April 2023
Quarter-finals – 7/8/9 April 2023
Semi-finals – 28/29/30 April 2023
EPCR Challenge Cup final – Friday 19 May 2023 at Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Matchday ticket information will be confirmed in due course while supporters are now able to join the season ticket waiting list for the 2023/24 season. If any season tickets for the 2022/23 become available, those who register their interest will be contacted.