Champions Cup: Leinster to kick off Sky Sports' coverage
Last Updated: 22/08/17 3:56pm
Last year's semi-finalists Leinster will kick off Sky Sports' coverage of the Champions Cup on Saturday October 14.
EPCR confirmed the first four rounds of fixtures on Tuesday, with the Dublin-based side taking on Vern Cotter's Montpellier at the RDS with a 1pm kick-off. Harlequins then take on last season's Top 14 surprise package La Rochelle, and Bath host Italian side Treviso at the Recreation Ground in the last of Saturday's games on Sky Sports.
Munster, who were beaten by eventual champions Saracens in their semi-final last season, are on our screens on Sunday October 15 as they face Castres at Stade Pierre-Antoine, while later in the day Leigh Halfpenny's new club Scarlets will travel to Stade Mayol for the challenge of three-time champions Toulon.
In the second round we will be in Glasgow to bring you the Warriors' clash with Leinster on Saturday October 21, after which we have a double header as Castres travel to Leicester, and Racing 92 test their credentials with a showdown with Munster at Thomond Park.
On Sunday October 22, Premiership champions Exeter head to France for an encounter with Montpellier, then La Rochelle and Ulster wrap up our second-round coverage at Stade Marcel-Deflandre.
We are back in Glasgow in the third round as Montpellier make the visit on Friday December 8, while on Saturday we kick things off with Scarlets v Treviso in west Wales. We then head to the south of France for Toulon against Bath, and later in the day we have Northampton v Ospreys as well as an all-French affair between Castres and Racing 92.
Our fourth-round coverage gets underway with a double-header on Saturday December 16, with Montpellier taking on Glasgow and the Scarlets visiting Treviso.
We are then in Paris for Racing 92's clash with Castres, before bringing you the enticing head to head between Bath and Toulon at the Recreation Ground. The final fixture on our screens in Round 4 sees Wasps take on La Rochelle at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday December 17.
We also have some exciting Challenge Cup fixtures to bring you, including Pau v Gloucester, Cardiff Blues v Sale Sharks, and Gloucester v Agen.
Round 1 on Sky Sports
Leinster v Montpellier, 1pm, Saturday October 14
Harlequins v La Rochelle, 5.30pm, Saturday October 14
Bath v Benetton Treviso, 5.30pm, Saturday October 14
Castres v Munster, 2pm, Sunday October 15
Toulon v Scarlets, 4.15pm, Sunday October 15
Round 2 on Sky Sports
Glasgow Warriors v Leinster, 1pm, Saturday October 21
Leicester Tigers v Castres, 5.30pm, Saturday October 21
Munster v Racing 92, 5.30pm, Saturday October 21
Montpellier v Exeter, 2pm, Sunday October 22
LA Rochelle v Ulster, 4.15pm, Sunday October 22
Round 3 on Sky Sports
Glasgow Warriors v Montpellier, 7.45pm, Friday December 8
Scarlets v Benetton Treviso, 1pm, Saturday December 9
Toulon v Bath, 4.15pm, Saturday December 9
Northampton Saints v Ospreys, 5.30pm, Saturday December 9
Castres v Racing 92, 6.30pm, Saturday December 9
Round 4 on Sky Sports
Benetton Treviso v Scarlets, 2pm, Saturday December 16
Montpellier v Glasgow Warriors, 2pm, Saturday December 16
Racing v Castres, 4.15pm, Saturday December 16
Bath v Toulon, 5.30pm, Saturday December 16
Wasps v La Rochelle, 1pm, Sunday December 17