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Worcester Warriors' Amlin Challenge Cup clash with USA Perpignan to be televised
Richard Hill’s men are paired in Pool Two of the competition this season alongside USA Perpignan, Bizkaia Gernika RT and VEA Femi-CZ Rovigo.
Warriors welcome Perpignan to Sixways for a highly-anticipated clash on Thursday, December 6 (7.45pm) with the game already selected to be televised by Sky Sports and Eurosport France.
Worcester make the return trip to the south of France the following weekend as they play at the Stade Aime Giral in Perpignan on Saturday, December 15 (9pm local time) in a match that will also be televised by French television.
Warriors kick-off their quest for European glory this season on Saturday, October 13 with a trip to northern Spain to face Bizkaia Gernika RT at the Urbieta Rugby Sport Center in Guernica (4pm local time).
The first home game of the competition at Sixways follows a week later as Warriors entertain Italian outfit VEA Femi-CZ Rovigo on Saturday, October 20 (3pm).
Worcester conclude the competition with a trip to Rovigo and the Stadio Mario Battaglini in early January before finishing on home soil against Bizkaia Gernika RT. The dates for rounds five and six will only be announced after the completion of round four in December.
Hill said: “The opening game against Bizkaia Gernika RT will be somewhat of a trip into the unknown so we need to make sure we hit the ground running in Europe this season when we make the journey to Spain.
“Our games with Perpignan will both be special occasions. The fixture with Stade Francais under the floodlights last season was certainly a memorable one for players, coaches and supporters alike and I’m sure there will be much excitement about this season’s game with Perpignan at Sixways.”
Worcester Warriors – Amlin Challenge Cup 2012/13
Bizkaia Gernika RT vs Warriors Saturday, October 13 Urbieta Rugby Sport Center
Warriors vs VEA Femi-CZ Rovigo Saturday, October 20 Sixways
Warriors vs USA Perpignan Thursday, December 6 Sixways
USA Perpignan vs Warriors Saturday, December 15 Stade Aime Giral
VEA Femi-CZ Rovigo vs Warriors 10,11,12,13 January Stadio Mario Battaglini
Warriors vs Bizkaia Gernika RT 17,18,19,20 January Sixways