The complete fixture was confirmed for what will be the Champions Cup 2021/22, the most important European competition at club level. It will begin on the weekend of December 10, 11 and 12, and will end on Saturday, May 28 in Marseille.
Unlike the Challenge Cup, which will change its format for next season, the Champions Cup will once again be contested by 24 clubs, in two groups of 12 with eight representatives from each of the most important professional leagues in Europe.
The eight best-ranked clubs in each group will advance to a knockout phase, which will be in a round of 16 with home and away matches until reaching the grand final in Marseille on May 28, 2022.
The first round of the tournament will take place on the weekend of December 10, 11 and 12. Among the highlights of the opening day are the matches between Castres-Harlequins, Bordeaux-Leicester and Cardiff-Toulouse.
Here are the dates for all the rounds of the Champions Cup:
Round 1-10 / 11/12 December 2021
Castres-Harlequins, La Rochelle-Glasgow Warriros, Clermont-Ulster, Bordeaux-Leicester, Northampton-Racing 92, Ospreys-Sale, Exeter-Montpellier, Leinster-Bath, Wasps-Munster, Connacht-Stade Francais, Bristol-Scarlets, Cardiff- Toulouse
Round 2 – 17/18/19 December 2021
Toulouse-Wasps, Stade Francais-Bristol, Montpellier-Leinster, Racing 92-Ospreys, Ulster-Northampton, Munster-Castres, Bath-La Rochelle, Glasgow Warriors-Exeter, Scarlets-Bordeaux, Sale-Clermont, Harlequins-Cardiff
Round 3 – 14/15/16 January 2022
La Rochelle-Bath, Clermont-Sale, Castres-Munster, Bordeaux-Scarlets, Connacht-Leicester, Ospreys-Racing 92, Exeter-Glasgow, Northampton-Ulster, Leinster-Montpellier, Cardiff-Harlequins, Wasps-Toulouse, Bristol-Stade Francais .
Round 4 – 21/22/23 January 2022
Racing 92-Northampton, Toulouse-Cardiff, Stade Francais-Connacht, Montpellier-Exeter, Sale-Ospreys, Bath-Leinster, Glasgow-La Rochelle, Scarlets-Bristol, Leicester-Bordaeux, Harlequins-Castres, Munster-Wasps, Ulster-Clermont .
First leg of the 16th finals- 8/9/10 April 2022
Second leg of the 16th finals- 15/16/17 April 2022
Quarterfinals – 6/7/8 May 2022
Semifinals – 13/14/15 May 2022
Final – Saturday 28 May 2022; Vélodrome Stadium, Marseille