Aug 19, 2016
Double winners Saracens open Champions Cup campaign against RC Toulon
Saracens, last season's winners of an historic Champions Cup and Aviva Premiership double, will get their 2016/17 European campaign underway with a truly heavyweight clash against three-time champions, RC Toulon, at Stade Félix Mayol on Saturday, 15 October (kick-off 16h15).
In round two, Allianz Park will welcome Scarlets on Saturday, 22 October for an evening kick-off of 17h30. Then Saracens will face Sale Sharks back to back, with the Men in Black hosting Steve Diamond’s side on Saturday, 10 December (kick-off 17h30) before travelling to the AJ Bell Stadium a week later to face the Sharks on Sunday, 18 December (kick-off 17h30).
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 while all games will be covered in France either live or delayed by beIN Sports and France Télévisions.
The dates, kick-off times and TV coverage for the Round 5 and 6 fixtures in both tournaments will be announced in December following the completion of the Round 4 matches.
Round 1 | Toulon vs Saracens, Stade Felix Mayol, Sat 15 October, kick-off 16h15
Round 2 | Saracens vs Scarlets, Allianz Park, Sat 22 October, kick-off 17h30
Round 3 | Saracens vs Sale Sharks, Allianz Park, Sat 10 December, kick-off 17h30
Round 4 | Sale Sharks vs Saracens, AJ Bell Stadium, Sun 18 December, kick-off 17h30
Round 5 | Scarlets vs Saracens, Parc y Scarlets, weekend of 12/13/14/15 January 2017 TBC
Round 6 | Saracens vs Toulon, Allianz Park, weekend of 19/20/21/22 January 2017 TBC