Saracens - 2013%2f14 LV=Cup fixtures announced

Jul 17, 2013

2013%2f14 LV=Cup fixtures announced


The fixtures and pools for the 2013/14 LV=Cup have been announced with Saracens due to face Wasps, Northampton Saints, Newcastle Falcons and the Scarlets in the tournament.

Saracens begin the competition with a trip to Wasps before welcoming Welsh region the Scarlets to Allianz Park on Sunday 17th November. Round three sees Sarries at home to Newcastle Falcons on Saturday 25th January before the group stage is completed with a trip to Northampton Saints.

2013-14 LV= Cup

Pool 1 

Saracens

Gloucester Rugby

London Irish

Newport Gwent Dragons

Pool 2 

Leicester Tigers

Exeter Chiefs

Sale Sharks

Cardiff Blues

Pool 3 

Harlequins

Bath Rugby

Worcester Warriors

Ospreys

Pool 4 

Northampton Saints

London Wasps

Newcastle Falcons

Scarlets

Fixtures 

Round 1 – 8/9/10 November

London Wasps v Saracens

Northampton Saints v Gloucester Rugby

Newcastle Falcons v London Irish

Scarlets v Newport Gwent Dragons

Exeter Chiefs v Harlequins

Leicester Tigers v Ospreys (Friday November 8, KO 19:45, Live on Sky Sports)

Sale Sharks v Bath Rugby

Cardiff Blues v Worcester Warriors

Round 2 – 15/16/17 November

London Irish v Northampton Saints

Newport Gwent Dragons v London Wasps

Saracens v Scarlets

Gloucester Rugby v Newcastle Falcons

Bath Rugby v Exeter Chiefs (Sunday November 17, KO 15:00 Sky Sports)

Worcester Warriors v Leicester Tigers

Harlequins v Sale Sharks

Ospreys v Cardiff

Round 3 – 24/25/26 January

Scarlets v Gloucester Rugby

London Wasps v London Irish

Saracens v Newcastle Falcons

Newport Gwent Dragons v Northampton Saints

Bath Rugby v Cardiff Blues

Exeter Chiefs v Ospreys

Harlequins v Leicester Tigers

Sale Sharks v Worcester Warriors

Round 4 – 31/1/2 January/February

Gloucester Rugby v London Wasps

London Irish v Scarlets

Newcastle Falcons v Newport Gwent Dragons

Northampton Saints v Saracens

Leicester Tigers v Bath Rugby

Worcester Warriors v Exeter Chiefs

Cardiff Blues v Harlequins

Ospreys v Sale Sharks

Semi Finals – 7/8/9 March

The pool winner with the best playing record will be at home against the pool winner with the fourth best playing record in Semi Final 1.

The Pool Winner with the second best playing record will be at home against the pool winner with the third best playing record in Semi Final 2.

LV= Cup Final - 16 March - final venue to be confirmed.

Competition format

- The LV= Cup is a 16-team competition involving the 12 Aviva Premiership Rugby clubs and 4 Welsh regions

- Played in four pools of four with three English clubs and one Welsh region in each pool

- English clubs have been allocated to the pools depending on their finish in last season's Aviva Premiership Rugby competition

- Welsh regions have been allocated to the pools to avoid repeating fixtures from the Heineken and Amlin Challenge cups where possible

- Teams in Pool 1 play teams in Pool 4 and teams in Pool 2 play teams in Pool 3

- Each team plays four pool matches - two home and two away - with the top team from each pool qualifying for the semi-finals.

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