Challenge Cup draw to take place in July

Rob LloydNewyddion

Scarlets will find out their opponents for the 2024-25 EPCR Challenge Cup next month.

The pool draws for the Challenge and Champions Cup will take place in Cardiff on Tuesday, July 2 and will be live streamed on

The broadcast will start with the draw for the EPCR Challenge Cup pools at 11am UK time and will be followed at approximately 11.20am by the draw for the Investec Champions Cup pools.

Following the recent announcement of Cardiff’s Principality Stadium as the venue for the 2025 Finals weekend, EPCR is pleased to confirm that the EPCR Challenge Cup final will be played on Friday, May 23 next year with the showpiece Investec Champions Cup final set to go ahead the following day on Saturday, May 24.

Cardiff has a long and illustrious connection with the tournaments having staged high-profile Heineken Cup/Champions Cup deciders on seven previous occasions – the last being in 2014 – and next year’s event at the 74,000-capacity stadium will celebrate the 30th edition of the elite final.

The Challenge Cup decider has been held in the Welsh capital on two previous occasions – 2011 and 2014 – and 2025 will be the first time that the two Cardiff finals are played at the same venue. Tickets for the matches are currently on sale via

The 2024/25 Investec Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup tournaments will continue with the same pool stage format as last season and will kick off in December with two consecutive rounds of action, followed by Rounds 3 and 4 on consecutive weekends in January 2025 (See dates below).


TOP 14: Section Paloise, USAP, Lyon, Aviron Bayonnais, Montpellier Hérault Rugby or

Grenoble Rugby, RC Vannes

United Rugby Championship: Ospreys, Emirates Lions, Edinburgh Rugby, Connacht

Rugby, Cardiff Rugby, Scarlets, Dragons RFC, Zebre Parma

Gallagher Premiership: Gloucester Rugby, Newcastle Falcons

**Invited: Two clubs to be confirmed

2024/25 weekends

Round 1 – 6/7/8 December

Round 2 – 13/14/15 December

Round 3 – 10/11/12 January 2025

Round 4 – 17/18/19 January 2025

Round of 16 – 4/5/6 April 2025

Quarter-finals – 11/12/13 April 2025

Semi-finals – 2/3/4 May

2025 EPCR Challenge Cup final – Principality Stadium, Cardiff; Friday 23 May

2025 Investec Champions Cup final – Principality Stadium, Cardiff; Saturday 24 May

** Invited clubs to be announced shortly