Tournament organisers EPCR have confirmed key dates for the 2018/19 Champions Cup.
Leicester Tigers have qualified for next season’s competition and will learn their opponents when the pool draw takes place at the IOC Olympic Museum in Lausanne on Wednesday, June 20.
EPCR have also confirmed that the 2018/19 Champions Cup will kick off with two rounds in October, followed by Rounds 3 and 4 in December, and as is customary, the pool stages will reach their conclusion in the new year with Rounds 5 and 6 in January 2019.
The quarter-final matches will be played at the end of March 2019 with the semi-finals scheduled for 19/20/21 April in advance of the final weekend in Newcastle.
The exact fixture dates for the 2018/19 season are set to be announced in August.
Pool Draws for 2018/19 season
Wednesday, June 20 – IOC Olympic Museum, Lausanne
EPCR weekends for 2018/19 season
Round 1: 12/13/14 October
Round 2: 19/20/21 October
Round 3: 7/8/9 December
Round 4: 14/15/16 December
Round 5: 11/12/13 January 2019
Round 6: 18/19/20 January 2019
Quarter-finals: 29/30/31 March 2019
Semi-finals: 19/20/21 April 2019
2019 Newcastle finals
Challenge Cup final: Friday 10 May, St James’ Park
Continental Shield final: TBC, Kingston Park
Champions Cup final: Saturday 11 May, St James’ Park