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Rugby Calvisano opener for Blues in Europe

14th August 2015

Cardiff Blues will kick-off the new European season with an away clash against Rugby Calvisano at Peroni Stadium in November.

Cardiff Blues face Montpellier, Harlequins and Rugby Calvisano in Pool 3 of the 2015/16 European Rugby Challenge Cup after the draw took place in Switzerland in June.

Organisers of the European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) event have confirmed Cardiff Blues will start the new Euro bid against Italian side Rugby Calvisano on Saturday, November 14 (kick-off 3pm).

In Round 2 Cardiff Blues will welcome English Premiership side Harlequins to the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park before facing Montpellier in back to back games in Rounds 3 and 4 in December.

An away game against Harlequins will take place at the Twickenham Stoop Stadium in mid-January before the pool stages are completed with a home match against Rugby Calvisano at the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.

Details of Round 5 and 6 will be confirmed by EPCR after Round 4 in December.

European Rugby Challenge Cup Fixtures 2015/16:

Round 1: Rugby Calvisano vs Cardiff Blues, Peroni Stadium- Saturday, November 14 (kick-off 3pm)
Round 2: Cardiff Blues vs Harlequins, BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park – Thursday, November 19 (kick-off 7.45pm)
Round 3: Cardiff Blues vs Montpellier, BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park – Friday, December 11 (kick-off 7.30pm)
Round 4: Montpellier vs Cardiff Blues, Altrad Stadium- Thursday, December 17 (kick-off 8.45pm)
Round 5: Harlequins vs Cardiff Blues, Twickenham Stoop Stadium – 14/15/16/17 January
Round 6: Cardiff Blues vs Rugby Calvisano, BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park – 21/22/23/24 January