NEC Harlequins have been drawn against last seasons Spanish Champions Dulciora El Salvador in the opening round of the 2003/04 European Challenge Cup.
Quins will travel to Spain for the first leg, which will be played in Valladolid (north of Madrid) over the weekend of 6th / 7th December 2003. The return leg will take place at the Stoop the following week (13th / 14th December 2003).
Should Quins win through to the second round then they will face one of two 'lucky losers' in round two, which will take place over the weekends of 10th / 11th January 2004 and 17th / 18th January 2004.
The full first round draw is as follows:
Dulciora El Salvador Vs NEC Harlequins
Rugby Rovigo Vs Castres Olympique
Brive Vs Viadana
Rotherham Vs Narbonne
Montauban Vs London Irish
Beziers Vs Connacht
Rugby Parma Vs Pau
Rugby Roma Vs Saracens
Montpellier Vs Glasgow Rugby
Leonessa Vs Montferrand
La Moraleja Alcobendas Vs Newcastle Falcons
Colomiers Vs Petrarca Padova
L'Aquila Rugby Vs Bath Rugby
GR.A.N. Rugby Parma Vs Grenoble
Harlequins fan Ed Atkin won the Etihad Airways 'Up and Under' competition at the Northampton Saints game. As a result, he and a friend have won a holiday to Abu Dhabi courtesy of Etihad Airways and the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority.