Wasps to face Falcons, Ospreys, Tigers and London Irish in the Anglo-Welsh Cup

Date: 15 Aug 2017


The 2017/18 Anglo Welsh Cup fixtures have today been confirmed, with Wasps set to face Newcastle Falcons, Ospreys, London Irish and Leicester Tigers.

Wasps have been placed in Pool 1 of the competition and will play the sides from Pool 4.

Newcastle are the competition’s first opponents for the men in black and gold as they host the Falcons at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday 4 November, kick off 3pm.

Round two sees Wasps travel to the Liberty Stadium as they take on Ospreys on Friday 10 November, kick off 7.30pm.

The competition then takes a break, recommencing at the end of January when Wasps return to Anglo-Welsh Cup action on the weekend of 26 January, taking on London Irish at the Madejski Stadium.

The final pool stage game sees Wasps host Leicester Tigers at the Ricoh Arena on the weekend of 2 February, where a place in the knockout stages could be up for grabs for both sides.

For the full list of 2017/18 fixtures click here

Competition format:
The Anglo Welsh Cup is a 16-team competition involving the 12 Aviva Premiership Rugby clubs and 4 Welsh regions, played in four pools of four with three English clubs and one Welsh region in each pool.

English clubs have been allocated to the pools depending on their finish in last season's Aviva Premiership Rugby competition.

Welsh Regions have been allocated based on their standing in the Pro 12 and to avoid repeating fixtures resulting from the EPCR draws.

Each team plays four pool matches - two home and two away - with the top team from each pool qualifying for the semi-finals.

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.

For the full list of 2017/18 fixtures click here

2017/18 Anglo Welsh Cup pools 
(Teams in Pool 1 play teams in Pool 4 and teams in Pool 2 play teams in Pool 3) 

Pool 1 
Wasps
Bath Rugby
Gloucester Rugby
Cardiff Blues

Pool 2
Exeter Chiefs 
Harlequins
Sale Sharks 
Dragons

Pool 3 
Saracens
Northampton Saints
Worcester Warriors
Scarlets 

Pool 4  
Leicester Tigers 
Newcastle Falcons
London Irish
Ospreys

Fixtures 
Round 1 – 4 November KO 15:00
Wasps v Newcastle Falcons

Round 2 – 10 November KO 19:30 
Ospreys v Wasps

Round 3 – 26/27/28 January KO TBC
London Irish v Wasps 

Round 4 – 2/3/4 February KO TBC
Wasps v Leicester Tigers

Semi Finals – 10/11/12 March

Final – 17 March 
Final venue to be confirmed.

For the full list of 2017/18 fixtures click here