Champions Cup Fixtures For Rounds 1-4 Announced
Champions Cup holders, Saracens will kick off their 2017/18 campaign against long-time rivals, Northampton Saints, at Franklin’s Gardens on Sunday, 15 October.
Scarlets, last season’s Guinness PRO12 winners, will take on French giants RC Toulon live on Sky Sports in a Sunday, 15 October fixture which will feature Leigh Halfpenny’s return to his old stamping ground.
Premiership champions, Exeter Chiefs, host Glasgow Warriors at Sandy Park on Saturday, 14 October in Pool 3, while last season’s tournament runners-up and TOP 14 winners, ASM Clermont Auvergne, continue their search for ultimate European glory against the Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday, 15 October.
Last season’s semi-finalists Munster will travel to France in the opening round to take on Castres, before an emotional return to Donnacha Ryan as they host his new side Racing in Thomond Park in Round 2.
All 40 matches in Rounds 1 to 4 of the Champions Cup will be broadcast live in the UK and Ireland on either BT Sport or Sky Sports, and all games will be covered in France either live or delayed by beIN Sports.