In the Heineken Cup pools also announced today, the Blues will begin their European campaign with an away fixture against old rivals Ulster followed by a home tie against Stade Francais. The back to back fixtures against Gloucester are set for December.
Round 1: 22/23/24 October: Ulster (away)
Round 2: 29/30/31 October: Stade Francais (home)
Round 3: 3/4/5 December: Gloucester (away)
Round 4: 10/11/12 December: Gloucester (home)
Round 5: 7/8/9 January: Stade Francais (away)
Round 6: 14/15/16 January: Ulster (home)
The exact dates and times of matches will be released in mid-August (two months before the tournament kicks off) after consultation between European Rugby Cup Ltd and their broadcast partners.