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Gloucester vs Cardiff Blues: Everything you need to know about the European Challeng Cup

The European Challenge Cup final sees Premiership side Gloucester attempt to win the tournament for the third time, but a resurgent Cardiff Blues stand in their way at the San Mames Stadium in Bilbao.


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Edinburgh vs Cardiff Blues
Time: 17:00 GMT
Date: 31/3/2018

After seeing off Newcastle Falcons in their semi-final, Gloucester will feature in their third final in four years, having won the Challenge Cup back in 2015 in defeating Edinburgh before losing out to Stade Francais last year.

The big day has arrived. Gloucester will be bidding to win silverware tonight as they meet Cardiff Blues in what should be a fascinating European Challenge Cup final.

Fans have made the long journey from Gloucestershire to paint Bilbao cherry and white and will be hoping to cheer their team onto victory at the San Mames Stadium.

Rugby writer Rob Iles has been travelling with the Kingsholm Supporters’ Mutual on the coach, leaving Kingsholm at 3.30am on Thursday morning, and has been speaking to fans ahead of the clash.

It is the third time Gloucester have reached the final of the competition in the last four seasons, beating Edinburgh in the final in 2015 and losing to Stade Francais last year.

The big game gets underway at 8pm BST (9pm local time) but we’ll bring you all the build-up before then as the atmosphere builds up and of course all the updates from the action on the pitch as it happens, as well as the post-match reaction.

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