Warriors Head South For First Euro Challenge Match

Glasgow Warriors will kick off their European Challenge Cup campaign with a trip down south to face Guinness Premiership side Saracens.The fixtures for the Pool stages of the 11th European Challenge Cup tournament, featuring 20 professional clubs from seven countries, were released by ERC today.Warriors head coach Sean Lineen said: "Saracens are a real quality opposition._We've played them before and when we played the away fixture previously, I think we gave them too much respect but learned very quickly that we could compete well against them and nearly turned the scoreline around the following week when we played them in Glasgow._Having them first-up will really focus the players' attention and we're all looking forward to it."The other first round fixture in The Warriors Pool a?" Pool 2 a?" sees Italian side SKG Gran Parma travel to France to take on Narbonne.Round one will take place on the weekend of 20/21/22 October.EUROPEAN CHALLENGE CUP 2006 / 2007THE POOLSPool 1: Newport Gwent Dragons, Bayonne, Bristol Rugby, BucurestiPool 2: Glasgow Warriors, Narbonne, Saracens, SKG Gran Parma Pool 3: Newcastle Falcons, Brive, Petrarca Padova, MontaubanPool 4: Connacht Rugby, Montpellier, Bath Rugby, NEC HarlequinsPool 5: ASM Clermont Auvergne, Worcester Warriors, Arix Viadana, AlbiTHE FIXTURESROUND 1 a?" 20 / 21 / 22 October Pool 1 Bucuresti v Bristol RugbyPool 1 Newport Gwent Dragons v BayonnePool 2 SKG Gran Parma v NarbonnePool 2 Saracens v Glasgow WarriorsPool 3 Newcastle Falcons v Petrarca PadovaPool 3 Montauban v BrivePool 4 Montpellier v Bath RugbyPool 4 Connacht Rugby v NEC HarlequinsPool 5 Albi v ASM Clermont AuvergnePool 5 Worcester Warriors v Arix ViadanaROUND 2 a?" 27 / 28 / 29 OctoberPool 1 Bristol Rugby v Newport Gwent DragonsPool 1 Bayonne v BucurestiPool 2 Narbonne v SaracensPool 2 Glasgow Warriors v SKG Gran ParmaPool 3 Petrarca Padova v MontaubanPool 3 Brive v Newcastle FalconsPool 4 Bath Rugby v Connacht RugbyPool 4 NEC Harlequins v MontpellierPool 5 ASM Clermont Auvergne v Worcester WarriorsPool 5 Arix Viadana v AlbiROUND 3 a?" 8 / 9 / 10 DecemberPool 1 Newport Gwent Dragons v BucurestiPool 1 Bayonne v Bristol RugbyPool 2 Saracens v SKG Gran ParmaPool 2 Glasgow Warriors v NarbonnePool 3 Montauban v Newcastle FalconsPool 3 Brive v Petrarca PadovaPool 4 Connacht Rugby v MontpellierPool 4 NEC Harlequins v Bath RugbyPool 5 Worcester Warriors v AlbiPool 5 Arix Viadana v ASM Clermont AuvergneROUND 4 a?" 15 / 16 / 17 DecemberPool 1 Bucuresti v Newport Gwent DragonsPool 1 Bristol Rugby v BayonnePool 2 SKG Gran Parma v SaracensPool 2 Narbonne v Glasgow WarriorsPool 3 Newcastle Falcons v MontaubanPool 3 Petrarca Padova v BrivePool 4 Montpellier v Connacht RugbyPool 4 Bath Rugby v NEC HarlequinsPool 5 Albi v Worcester WarriorsPool 5 ASM Clermont Auvergne v Arix ViadanaROUND 5 a?" 12 / 13 / 14 January, 2007Pool 1 Newport Gwent Dragons v Bristol RugbyPool 1 Bucuresti v BayonnePool 2 SKG Gran Parma v Glasgow WarriorsPool 2 Saracens v NarbonnePool 3 Montauban v Petrarca PadovaPool 3 Newcastle Falcons v BrivePool 4 Connacht Rugby v Bath RugbyPool 4 Montpellier v NEC HarlequinsPool 5 Worcester Warriors v ASM Clermont AuvergnePool 5 Albi v Arix ViadanaROUND 6 a?" 19 / 20 / 21 JanuaryPool 1 Bristol Rugby v BucurestiPool 1 Bayonne v Newport Gwent DragonsPool 2 Glasgow Warriors v SaracensPool 2 Narbonne v SKG Gran ParmaPool 3 Petrarca Padova v Newcastle FalconsPool 3 Brive v MontaubanPool 4 Bath Rugby v MontpellierPool 4 NEC Harlequins v Connacht RugbyPool 5 ASM Clermont Auvergne v AlbiPool 5 Arix Viadana v Worcester WarriorsQUARTER-FINALS a?" 30 / 31 March / 1 AprilSEMI-FINALS a?" 20 / 21 / 22 AprilEUROPEAN CHALLENGE CUP FINAL a?" 18 / 19 / 20 MayGlasgow Warriors will kick off their European Challenge Cup campaign with a trip down south to face Guinness Premiership side Saracens.The fixtures for the Pool stages of the 11th European Challenge Cup tournament, featuring 20 professional clubs from seven countries, were released by ERC today.Warriors head coach Sean Lineen said: "Saracens are a real quality opposition._We've played them before and when we played the away fixture previously, I think we gave them too much respect but learned very quickly that we could compete well against them and nearly turned the scoreline around the following week when we played them in Glasgow._Having them first-up will really focus the players' attention and we're all looking forward to it."The other first round fixture in The Warriors Pool a?" Pool 2 a?" sees Italian side SKG Gran Parma travel to France to take on Narbonne.Round one will take place on the weekend of 20/21/22 October.EUROPEAN CHALLENGE CUP 2006 / 2007THE POOLSPool 1: Newport Gwent Dragons, Bayonne, Bristol Rugby, BucurestiPool 2: Glasgow Warriors, Narbonne, Saracens, SKG Gran Parma Pool 3: Newcastle Falcons, Brive, Petrarca Padova, MontaubanPool 4: Connacht Rugby, Montpellier, Bath Rugby, NEC HarlequinsPool 5: ASM Clermont Auvergne, Worcester Warriors, Arix Viadana, AlbiTHE FIXTURESROUND 1 a?" 20 / 21 / 22 October Pool 1 Bucuresti v Bristol RugbyPool 1 Newport Gwent Dragons v BayonnePool 2 SKG Gran Parma v NarbonnePool 2 Saracens v Glasgow WarriorsPool 3 Newcastle Falcons v Petrarca PadovaPool 3 Montauban v BrivePool 4 Montpellier v Bath RugbyPool 4 Connacht Rugby v NEC HarlequinsPool 5 Albi v ASM Clermont AuvergnePool 5 Worcester Warriors v Arix ViadanaROUND 2 a?" 27 / 28 / 29 OctoberPool 1 Bristol Rugby v Newport Gwent DragonsPool 1 Bayonne v BucurestiPool 2 Narbonne v SaracensPool 2 Glasgow Warriors v SKG Gran ParmaPool 3 Petrarca Padova v MontaubanPool 3 Brive v Newcastle FalconsPool 4 Bath Rugby v Connacht RugbyPool 4 NEC Harlequins v MontpellierPool 5 ASM Clermont Auvergne v Worcester WarriorsPool 5 Arix Viadana v AlbiROUND 3 a?" 8 / 9 / 10 DecemberPool 1 Newport Gwent Dragons v BucurestiPool 1 Bayonne v Bristol RugbyPool 2 Saracens v SKG Gran ParmaPool 2 Glasgow Warriors v NarbonnePool 3 Montauban v Newcastle FalconsPool 3 Brive v Petrarca PadovaPool 4 Connacht Rugby v MontpellierPool 4 NEC Harlequins v Bath RugbyPool 5 Worcester Warriors v AlbiPool 5 Arix Viadana v ASM Clermont AuvergneROUND 4 a?" 15 / 16 / 17 DecemberPool 1 Bucuresti v Newport Gwent DragonsPool 1 Bristol Rugby v BayonnePool 2 SKG Gran Parma v SaracensPool 2 Narbonne v Glasgow WarriorsPool 3 Newcastle Falcons v MontaubanPool 3 Petrarca Padova v BrivePool 4 Montpellier v Connacht RugbyPool 4 Bath Rugby v NEC HarlequinsPool 5 Albi v Worcester WarriorsPool 5 ASM Clermont Auvergne v Arix ViadanaROUND 5 a?" 12 / 13 / 14 January, 2007Pool 1 Newport Gwent Dragons v Bristol RugbyPool 1 Bucuresti v BayonnePool 2 SKG Gran Parma v Glasgow WarriorsPool 2 Saracens v NarbonnePool 3 Montauban v Petrarca PadovaPool 3 Newcastle Falcons v BrivePool 4 Connacht Rugby v Bath RugbyPool 4 Montpellier v NEC HarlequinsPool 5 Worcester Warriors v ASM Clermont AuvergnePool 5 Albi v Arix ViadanaROUND 6 a?" 19 / 20 / 21 JanuaryPool 1 Bristol Rugby v BucurestiPool 1 Bayonne v Newport Gwent DragonsPool 2 Glasgow Warriors v SaracensPool 2 Narbonne v SKG Gran ParmaPool 3 Petrarca Padova v Newcastle FalconsPool 3 Brive v MontaubanPool 4 Bath Rugby v MontpellierPool 4 NEC Harlequins v Connacht RugbyPool 5 ASM Clermont Auvergne v AlbiPool 5 Arix Viadana v Worcester WarriorsQUARTER-FINALS a?" 30 / 31 March / 1 AprilSEMI-FINALS a?" 20 / 21 / 22 AprilEUROPEAN CHALLENGE CUP FINAL a?" 18 / 19 / 20 May