Huge clashes to start Champions Cup

14th Aug 2014, 14:36

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Opening fixtures: Champions Cup

Opening fixtures: Champions Cup

Top 14 winners and defending European champions, Toulon, will kick off their Pool 3 campaign at Stade Mayol against Scarlets.

Top 14 winners and defending European champions, Toulon, will kick off their Pool 3 campaign at Stade Mayol against Scarlets, with reigning Aviva Premiership champions, Northampton Saints, travelling to Racing Métro in Pool 5 as the 20th season of European competition gets underway.

Full fixtures lists:

Champions Cup and Challenge Cup

PRO12 title holders, Leinster, are at home against Wasps in Round 1, while Saracens renew their Anglo-French rivalry with ASM Clermont Auvergne who they famously defeated in last season's European Cup semi-final.

All 20 games in Rounds 1 and 2 will be broadcast live on either BT Sport or Sky Sports, with BT Sport kicking off their European coverage with the Pool 2 game between Harlequins and Castres Olympique at the Twickenham Stoop on Friday, 17 October.



Opening fixtures for the Champions Cup:

Friday, October 17

Pool 2: Harlequins v Castres
Kickoff: 19:45
Venue: The Stoop

Saturday, October 18

Pool 1: Sale v Munster
Kickoff: 13:00
Venue: AJ Bell Stadium

Pool 1: Saracens v Clermont
Kickoff: 15:15
Venue: Allianz Park

Pool 4: Glasgow Warriors v Bath
Kickoff: 15:15
Venue: Scotstoun Stadium

Pool 5: Racing Métro v Northampton Saints
Kickoff: 18:15
Venue: Stade Yves-du-Manoir

Pool 3: Leicester Tigers v Ulster
Kickoff: 19:45
Venue: Welford Road

Saturday, October 18

Pool 5: Ospreys v Treviso
Kickoff: 13:00
Venue: Liberty Stadium

Pool 4: Toulouse v Montpellier
Kickoff: 14:00
Venue: Stade Ernest Wallon

Pool 3: Toulon v Scarlets
Kickoff: 16:15
Venue: Stade Félix Mayol

Pool 2: Leinster v Wasps
Kickoff: 17:15
Venue: RDS Arena