French first up in European Challenge Cup

Edinburgh Rugby will kick-off this season's European Rugby Challenge Cup campaign with a double helping of French Top 14 opposition in Pool 4.

The men in black and red will take to the road against Bordeaux-Bègles on Friday 17 October before returning to host Lyon at BT Murrayfield Stadium on Friday 24 October (kick-off 7.45pm).

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The traditional December double-headers will pitch the club against English Premiership outifit, London Welsh, on the weekends of 4 and 11 December, with the Scots having home advantage in the first encounter.

The final rounds of the pool are the reverse of the openers, and will see Edinburgh Rugby travel to Lyon on the weekend of weekend 15 January, before completing their part in the group stages on home soil, against Bordeaux-Bègles in the final round, the weekend of 22 January.

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EUROPEAN RUGBY CHALLENGE CUP FIXTURES

Round 1: Friday 17 October – Bordeaux-Bègles v Edinburgh Rugby (kick-off 8pm), Stade André-Moga

Round 2: Friday 24 October – Edinburgh Rugby v Lyon (kick-off 7.45pm), BT Murrayfield Stadium

Round 3: W/O 4 December – Edinburgh Rugby v London Welsh (kick-off tbc), BT Murrayfield Stadium

Round 4: W/O 11 December – London Welsh v Edinburgh Rugby (kick-off tbc), Kassam Stadium, Oxford

Round 5: W/O 15 January – Lyon v Edinburgh Rugby (kick-off tbc), Matmut Stadium

Round 6: W/O 22 January – Edinburgh Rugby v Bordeaux-Bègles (kick-off tbc), BT Murrayfield Stadium