DHL Stormers start Champions Cup in France

PUBLISHED: October 9, 2022

The DHL Stormers will take on Clermont Auvergne at the Stade Marcel-Michelin in their first-ever Heineken Champions Cup fixture on December 10.

The following week London Irish will visit DHL Stadium on 17 December, with the two reverse fixture taking place in January.

With BT Sport, SuperSport and beIN SPORTS broadcasting every match live in EPCR’s flagship tournament, the 2022/23 season which features the historic inclusion of the leading South African clubs is set to raise the bar even higher for professional club rugby following the announcement of the Heineken Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup pool stage fixture dates, kick-off times and TV coverage.

The journey to next May’s Heineken Champions Cup final in Dublin will kick-off on Friday, 9 December when London Irish, making a return to the top flight for the first time since 2012, are pitted against the TOP 14 holders, Montpellier Hérault Rugby, at the Gtech Community Stadium in Pool B.

DHL Stormers Heineken Champions Cup pool fixtures

Saturday, 10 December
v Clermont Auvergne
Kick-off: 16h15
Venue: Stade Marcel Michelin

Saturday, 17 December
v London Irish
Kick-off: 19h30
Venue: DHL Stadium

Sunday, 15 January
v London Irish
Kick-off: 13h00
Venue: Gtech Community Stadium

Saturday, 21 January
v Clermont Auvergne
Kick-off: 19h30
Venue: DHL Stadium

• 24 elite clubs (nine tournament winners with 36 EPCR titles between them)
• Two pools of 12
• Four pool stage rounds
• Eight highest-ranked clubs from each pool qualify for the knockout stage
• Ninth and 10th ranked clubs from each pool qualify for the EPCR Challenge Cup knockout stage
• Knockout stage: Round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and final