Jun 20, 2018
Saracens to face Glasgow, Cardiff and Lyon in Champions Cup pool
Saracens have been drawn in Pool 3 for the 2018/19 Heineken Champions Cup.
Mark McCall’s two-time winners have been grouped with Pro 14 clubs Glasgow Warriors and Cardiff Blues, alongside French side Lyon – the venue of the Men in Black’s first ever European success.
Sarries, who exited at the quarter-final stage of the competition to eventual winners Leinster last season, will kick-off their pool campaign with back-to-back fixtures in October before games in December and the New Year.
The draw took place in Lausanne, Switzerland and was hosted by Sarra Elgan (BT Sport) and Raphaël Ibañez (France Télévisions), with Dimitri Yachvili (beIN SPORTS) and Austin Healey (BT Sport) conducting the draws.
EPCR key dates – 2018/19 season
Round 1: 12/13/14 October
Round 2: 19/20/21 October
Round 3: 7/8/9 December
Round 4: 14/15/16 December
Round 5: 11/12/13 January 2019
Round 6: 18/19/20 January 2019
Quarter-finals: 29/30/31 March 2019
Semi-finals: 19/20/21 April 2019
2019 Newcastle finals
Challenge Cup final: Friday 10 May, St James’ Park
Champions Cup final: Saturday 11 May, St James’ Park