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Leinster and Toulon set for December double-header in Champions Cup

Leinster open up against Wasps, Munster face Treviso while Ulster take on Oyonnax.

Leinster v Toulon is the game everybody is waiting for.
Leinster v Toulon is the game everybody is waiting for.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

LEINSTER WILL FACE Champions Toulon in the December double header in this season’s European Champions Cup.

The sides will meet in round three at Stade Mayol on Sunday December 13 at 3.15pm on Sky Sports, with the return game in Dublin (Stadium TBC) on Saturday the 19th at 5.15pm, also shown on Sky.

They will open their campaign at home to Wasps on Saturday November 15, before travelling away to Bath the following Saturday, ahead of the huge double header with the champions before Christmas.

They will then face Bath at home in round five, before completing the pool stage the following weekend away to Wasps, just like they did last season.

Meanwhile Munster will be targeting maximum points on the opening weekend, at home to Treviso on Saturday November 14 at 5.15, before travelling to Top 14 champions Stade Francais the following Sunday afternoon.

General view of a lineout in the rain Munster and Leicester renew their rivalry in round three. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Their December double-header will be against Leicester Tigers, with a 7.45 kick off in Thomond Park on Saturday December 12, with a Sunday evening kick-off in Welford Road the following week.

They conclude their campaign in rounds five and six at home to Stade Francais, before travelling to Italy to face Treviso on the final weekend, with kickoff times for those rounds yet to be announced.

Ulster also have a tough December double-header, as they welcome Toulouse to Kingspan Stadium on Friday December 11, before the return game the following Sunday afternoon.

They open their campaign away to French newcomers Oyonnax at 1pm Irish time on Saturday November 14, before hosting Saracens the following Friday night on BT Sport.

They then travel to Saracens in round five after Christmas, before finishing the pool at home to Oyonnax.

Meanwhile, Connacht’s Challenge Cup fixtures are yet to be confirmed, with the teams still working out the fine details due to their Russian opponents Enisei STM being based in Sochi for their home games.

For full details of the kick-off dates, times and TV coverage for the first four rounds, click here.

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