Wasps’ Heineken Champions Cup Opponents Confirmed

Date: 28 Oct 2020

 

Wasps have been drawn against Montpellier Hérault Rugby and Dragons in the 2020/21 Heineken Champions Cup.

Wasps were drawn into Pool A as a Tier 1 competitor from the Gallagher Premiership, having finished in the top two. That meant that they will face the Tier 4 clubs which have been drawn in the same pool, but which are not in the same league.

This saw Wasps’ Tier 4 opposition in Pool A drawn as French Top 14 side Montpellier and Welsh Pro 14 team Dragons. Wasps will play both clubs home and away during the pool stage. The dates for these fixtures will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Heineken Champions Cup pool draw was conducted differently this year, as 24 teams were split into two pools of 12.

The four highest-ranked clubs in each pool will qualify for the quarter-finals, and the clubs ranked numbers five to eight in each pool will compete in the knockout stage of the Challenge Cup. 

The tournament will be played over eight weekends with four rounds of matches in the pool stage followed by a knockout stage consisting of home and away quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final in Marseille on 22 May 2021. 

Pool A

Wasps Tier 1 Gallagher Premiership

Union Bordeaux Bègles Tier 1 Top 14

Leinster Rugby Tier 1 Guinness Pro 14

Bath Rugby Tier 2 Gallagher Premiership

Toulon Tier 2 Top 14

Edinburgh Rugby Tier 2 Guinness Pro 14

Sale Sharks Tier 3 Gallagher Premiership

La Rochelle Tier 3 Top 14

Scarlets Tier 3 Guinness Pro 14

Northampton Saints Tier 4 Gallagher Premiership

Montpellier Hérault Rugby Tier 4 Top 14

Dragons Tier 4 Guinness Pro 14

 

Pool B

Exeter Chiefs Tier 1 Gallagher Premiership

Lyon Tier 1 Top 14

Ulster Rugby Tier 1 Guinness Pro 14

Bristol Bears Tier 2 Gallagher Premiership

Racing 92 Tier 2 Top 14

Munster Rugby Tier 2 Guinness Pro 14

Harlequins Tier 3 Gallagher Premiership

Clermont Auvergne Tier 3 Top 14

Connacht Rugby Tier 3 Guinness Pro 14

Gloucester Rugby Tier 4 Gallagher Premiership

Toulouse as Tier 4 Top 14

Glasgow Warriors Tier 4 Guinness Pro 14