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Cup rugby returns to Welford Road

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The Anglo-Welsh Cup takes centre stage on Saturday (3pm) when Cardiff Blues are the visitors to Welford Road.

Tigers, the defending Anglo-Welsh Cup champions, are second in Pool 4 after beating Gloucester Rugby 26-24 at Welford Road in their opening fixture and losing narrowly to Bath Rugby at The Rec in Round 2.

In the format of the Anglo-Welsh Cup, each team in Pool 4 plays each team in Pool 1 once, while Pool 2 play against Pool 3 with every club having two games at home and two away.

The game against Cardiff is included on the Tigers season ticket. Match tickets are now on sale. Click below to book your place.

After hosting Cardiff, Tigers go to Wasps on Sunday, February 4 in the final round of the pool stages.

Newcastle Falcons top Tigers’ group after winning their opening two games with bonus points, 53-41 away to Wasps and 57-0 at home to Cardiff Blues.

The Ospreys are third in Pool 4 after winning 26-16 away to Cardiff and losing 36-12 to Wasps, while London Irish are bottom with two match points from defeats to Bath and Gloucester.

It is all to play for in Pool 1, where Bath, Gloucester and Wasps are separated by just two points, with Cardiff bottom.

Exeter and Harlequins top Pool 2 after they secured bonus-point wins in their opening two fixtures. Exeter beat Northampton 43-28 at home before a 40-0 victory at Scarlets.

Quins, meanwhile, edged a thriller at Allianz Park, coming from behind to beat Saracens 30-29 before a 45-37 win against Worcester at the Twickenham Stoop.

Sale have also won both of their games, but lie third in Pool 2 after failing to claim any try bonus points. They won 24-21 at Worcester and beat Saracens 29-22 at the AJ Bell Stadium in Round 2. Dragons prop up Pool 2 with one win, 23-18 against Scarlets.  

There is just one win between the four teams in Pool 3, with Northampton top after beating Dragons 41-7 at Franklin’s Gardens. Worcester and Saracens both have two points from two losing bonus points, with Scarlets bottom on one point.

Click here for the Anglo-Welsh Cup tables.