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NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will kick off their European Rugby Challenge Cup campaign against Stade Francais in Paris.

The region will travel to the Stade Jean Bouin on Saturday, October 18 (kick-off 7.45pm) before hosting Newcastle Falcons the following Friday (kick-off 7.30pm).

They will hope that their qualification hopes will still be alive in the December double-header against either Calvisano or Bucharest, who clash for a place in Pool Three in September.

Dragons’ fixtures

  • Round one: Stade Francais (away) – Saturday, October 18 (7.45pm)
  • Round two: Newcastle (home) – Friday, October 24 (7.30pm)
  • Round three: Calvisano/Bucharest (away) – December 4/5/6/7
  • Round four: Calvisano/Bucharest (home) –December 11/12/13/14
  • Round five: Newcastle (away) – January 15/16/17/18
  • Round six: Stade Francais (home) – January 22/23/24/25