NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will go toe-to-toe with Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips in the Amlin Challenge Cup after being drawn against Bayonne.

The Dragons will also take on former Heineken Cup winners Wasps, who they beat in the LV= Cup last year, and Italian minnows Rugby Mogliano.

Pool 1: Gloucester Rugby, London Irish, Bordeaux-Bègles, Mont-de-Marsan

Pool 2: Perpignan, Worcester Warriors, Femi-CZ VEA Rovigo, Bizkaia Gernika RT

Pool 3: London Wasps, Newport Gwent Dragons, Bayonne, Rugby Mogliano

Pool 4: Bath Rugby, Cammi Rugby Calvisano, Agen, Bucharest Wolves

Pool 5: Stade Français Paris, *Newcastle Falcons, I Cavalieri Prato, Grenoble

*Newcastle Falcons’ participation is subject to an appeal to the Rugby Football Union by London Welsh

Amlin Challenge Cup Dates

Round 1 11/12/13/14 October 2012

Round 2 18/19/20/21 October 2012

Round 3 6/7/8/9 December 2012

Round 4 13/14/15/16 December 2012

Round 5 10/11/12/13 January 2013

Round 6 17/18/19/20 January 2013

Quarter-finals 4/5/6/7 April 2013

Semi-finals 25/26/27/28 April 2013

Amlin Challenge Cup final – RDS, Friday, 17 May 2013 (8.00)