DHL Stormers’ Investec Champions Cup challenge set

PUBLISHED: July 2, 2024

The DHL Stormers will face English teams Harlequins and Sale Sharks and French sides Racing 92 and RC Toulon in the pool phase of the 2024/25 Investec Champions Cup.

The DHL Stormers were drawn in Pool Four, which also includes Vodacom United Rugby Championship winners Glasgow Warriors – the only team that the DHL Stormers will not face in the pool stage.

Both English teams in Pool Four have visited DHL Stadium for Investec Champions Cup clashes. Harlequins were knocked out in the Round of 16 in the 2022/23 season and Sale Sharks were in Cape Town in January this year for a pool match which the DHL Stormers won 31-24.

All teams will play four matches in their pool, with the four best in each progressing to the Round of 16. The fifth-placed side in each will qualify for the EPCR Challenge Cup Round of 16.

The pool stage matches will take place on the 6/7/8 December, 13/14/15 December, 10/11/12 January and 17/18/19 January.

The final will take place on 24 May 2025 at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.

Following their stunning win in the URC final, Glasgow Warriors will be hoping to make a deep run in the Investec Champions Cup in 2024/25.

Harlequins will be aiming to build on their historic run to last season’s semifinals, which saw them win their first two Investec Champions Cup knockout matches.

Three-time winners RC Toulon, knocked out at the pool stage last term, will be eyeing a big improvement this time round – as will Racing 92 and DHL Stormers, both of whom went out in the Round of 16.

Sale Sharks finished fifth in their 2023/24 pool and were then knocked out of the EPCR Challenge Cup in the Round of 16. However, they did reach the semifinals of the Gallagher Premiership.