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LV= Cup fixtures details for the new season

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Leicester Tigers will open the LV= campaign in the new season with a game away to London Irish.

Tigers host Sale Sharks in Round 2 and there is a Welford clash with East Midlands neighbours Northampton Saints in Round 3 before Leicester complete their pool fixtures away to Cardiff Blues.

Tigers are drawn in Pool 3 and, following the rules of the Anglo-Welsh competition, will face each of the teams in Pool 2.

It means Tigers open their LV= Cup campaign away to London Irish on the weekend of November 1 before they welcome Sale to Welford Road on Sunday, November 9.

Tigers are at home to the Saints on the weekend of January 31 before travelling to Cardiff on the weekend of February 7.

To qualify for the semi-finals, Tigers will have to finish top of Pool 3, above Wasps, Newcastle Falcons and Scarlets.

Pool fixtures in the LV= Cup are included in Tigers season tickets. Season tickets are available now from the Welford Road ticket office, on 0844 856 1880 and online. Keep an eye on the Tigers website for details of when LV= Cup match tickets go on sale.

Pool 1
Bath Rugby
Gloucester Rugby
Newport Gwent Dragons

Pool 2
Northampton Saints
Sale Sharks
London Irish
Cardiff Blues

Pool 3
Leicester Tigers
Newcastle Falcons

Pool 4
Exeter Chiefs
London Welsh

2014/15 LV= Cup fixtures

Round 1 – 31 October/01/02 November
Bath Rugby v London Welsh
Gloucester Rugby v Ospreys
Newport Gwent Dragons v Exeter Chiefs
Saracens v Harlequins - Sunday November 2, KO 13:00. Live on Sky Sports
Cardiff Blues v Scarlets
London Irish v Leicester Tigers
Northampton Saints v Newcastle Falcons
Sale Sharks v Wasps

Round 2 – 07/08/09 November
Exeter Chiefs v Bath Rugby
Harlequins v Newport Gwent Dragons
London Welsh v Gloucester Rugby
Ospreys v Saracens
Leicester Tigers v Sale Sharks - Sunday, November 9, KO 15:15. Live on Sky Sports
Newcastle Falcons v Cardiff Blues
Scarlets v Northampton Saints
Wasps v London Irish

Round 3 – 30/31 January/01 February
Exeter Chiefs v Gloucester Rugby
Harlequins v Bath Rugby
London Welsh v Saracens
Ospreys v Newport Gwent Dragons
Leicester Tigers v Northampton Saints
Newcastle Falcons v Sale Sharks
Scarlets v London Irish
Wasps v Cardiff Blues

Round 4 – 06/07/08 February
Bath Rugby v Ospreys
Gloucester Rugby v Harlequins
Newport Gwent Dragons v London Welsh
Saracens v Exeter Chiefs
Cardiff Blues v Leicester Tigers
Northampton Saints v Wasps
London Irish v Newcastle Falcons
Sale Sharks v Scarlets

Semi Finals – 13/14/15 March
LV= Cup Final - 22 March (venue to be confirmed).

  • English clubs have been allocated to the 4 Pools based on their finishing positions from the preceding season's Premiership competition.
  • The Welsh Regions have been allocated based on their standing in the Guinness Pro 12 and to avoid repeating fixtures resulting from the EPCR draws.
  • Teams in Pool 1 play teams in Pool 4; teams in Pool 2 play teams in Pool 3
  • The pool winner with the best playing record will be at home against the pool winner with the fourth best playing record in Semi Final 1.
  • The Pool Winner with the second best playing record will be at home against the pool winner with the third best playing record in Semi Final 2.