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Champions Cup fixtures 2019/20: Saracens begin defence against Racing 92, Gloucester welcome Toulouse in opener

BT Sport's coverage of the new Champions Cup season will kick off on Friday 15 November at Kingsholm with Gloucester taking on Toulouse.

The Heineken Champions Cup returns on 15 November as Gloucester and Toulouse raise the curtain on another season of European rugby BT Sport.

The Pool 4 clash is one of a number of mouth-watering encounters from an action-packed first weekend in Europe's premier club competition. 

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Reigning champions Saracens, who beat Leinster in last season's final to become the most successful English side ever in Europe, begin the defence of their crown against French giants Racing 92. 

The London club will be bidding to win a fourth Champions Cup to match Toulouse and Leinster's record haul of four trophies.

Meanwhile last season's vanquished finalists take on Benetton, who last season became the first Italian club to qualify by right for Europe’s top tier.

In another eye-catching match-up from round one, Challenge Cup winners Clermont return to Champions Cup action against Harlequins, who they beat in the last four of Europe's second tier competition. 

Two-time Champions Cup winners Munster and Welsh side Ospreys join Saracens and Racing 92 in Pool 4 and play each other in the first round.

Bath host Irish province Ulster at the Rec, completing Pool 4 along with Toulouse and Gloucester.

Elsewhere, Premiership runners-up Exeter travel to France to face La Rochelle, Glasgow welcome Sale, Northampton host Lyon and Connacht play Montpellier.

Heineken Champions Cup fixtures - Round One (full fixture list below)

Friday 15 November

  • Gloucester v Toulouse, Pool 5 (7.45pm, BT Sport)

Saturday 16 November

  • Glasgow Warriors v Sale Sharks, Pool 2 (1pm, BT Sport)
  • Bath v Ulster, Pool 3 (1pm, BT Sport)
  • Leinster v Benetton, Pool 1 (3.15pm, BT Sport)
  • La Rochelle v Exeter Chiefs, Pool 2 (4.15pm, BT Sport)
  • Ospreys v Munster, Pool 4 (5.30pm, BT Sport)
  • Clermont v Harlequins, Pool 3 (6.30pm, BT Sport)

Sunday 17 November:

  • Northampton Saints v Lyon, Pool 1 (1pm, BT Sport)
  • Connacht v Montpellier, Pool 5 (1pm, BT Sport)
  • Racing 92 v Saracens, Pool 4 (4.15pm, BT Sport)

A full list of BT Sport's live games for the opening six rounds of the season is available below.

BT Sport's 2019/20 Champions Cup fixtures

 Date  Pool  Match Kick-off time
            Round 1
15/11/2019 5 Gloucester v Toulouse 19.45
16/11/2019 2 Glasgow Warriors v Sale Sharks 13.00
16/11/2019 3 Bath v Ulster 13.00
16/11/2019 1 Leinster v Benetton 15.15
16/11/2019 2 La Rochelle v Exeter Chiefs 16.15
16/11/2019 4 Ospreys v Munster 17:30
16/11/2019 3 Clermont v Harlequins 18.30
17/11/2019 1 Northampton Saints v Lyon 13.00
17/11/2019 5 Connacht v Montpellier 13.00
17/11/12019 4 Racing 92 v Saracens  16.15
              Round 2
22/11/2019 3 Ulster v Clermont 19.45
23/11/2019 4 Saracens v Ospreys 13.00
23/11/2019 1 Benetton v Northampton Sants 14.00
23/11/2019 5 Toulouse v Connacht 14.00
23/11/2019 2 Exeter Chiefs v Glasgow Warriors 15.15
23/11/2019 1 Lyon v Leinster 16.15
23/11/2019 3 Harlequins v Bath 17.30
23/11/2019 4 Munster v Racing 92 17.30
24/11/2019 2 Sale Sharks v La Rochelle 13.00
24/11/2019 5 Montpellier v Gloucester  16.15
             Round 3
06/12/2019 3 Bath v Clermont 19.45
07/12/2019 1 Northampton Saints v Leinster 13.00
07/12/2019 1 Lyon v Benetton 14.00
07/12/2019 3 Ulster v Harlequins 15.15
07/12/2019 2 La Rochelle v Glasgow Warriors 16.15
07/12/2019 4 Ospreys v Racing 92 17.30
07/12/2019 4 Munster v Saracens 17.30
08/12/2019 5 Gloucester v Connacht 13.00
08/12/2019 2 Sale Sharks v Exeter Chiefs 15.15
08/12/2019 5 Toulouse v Montpellier 16.15
            Round 4
13/12/2019 3 Harlequins v Ulster 19.45
13/12/2019 4 Racing 92 v Ospreys  20.45
14/12/2019 5 Connacht v Gloucester 12.45
14/12/2019 1 Benetton v Lyon 13.45
14/12/2019 4 Saracens v Munster 15.00
14/12/2019 5 Montpellier v Toulouse 16.00
14/12/2019 2 Glasgow Warriors v La Rochelle 17.15
14/12/2019 1 Leinster v Northampton Saints 17.15
15/12/2019 2 Exeter Chiefs v Sale Sharks 13.00
15/12/2019 3 Clermont v Bath 16.15
           Round 5
10/01/2020 3 Bath v Harlequins 19.45
10/01/2020 2 La Rochelle v Sale Sharks 20.45
11/01/2020 4 Ospreys v Saracens 13.00
11/01/2020 2 Glasgow Warriors v Exeter Chiefs 15.15
11/01/2020 5 Connacht v Toulouse 15.15
11/01/2020 5 Gloucester v Montpellier 17.30
11/01/2020 1 Leinster v Lyon 17.30
12/01/2020 1 Northampton Saints v Benetton 13.00
TBC 3 Clermont v Ulster TBC
TBC 4 Racing 92 v Munster TBC
          Round 6
18/01/2020 1 Lyon v Northampton Saints  14.00
18/01/2020 1 Benetton v Leinster 14.00
18/01/2020 3 Ulster v Bath 15.15
18/01/2020 3 Harlequins v Clermont 15.15
18/01/2020 2 Exeter Chiefs v La Rochelle 17.30
18/01/2020 2 Sale Sharks v Glasgow Warriors 17.30
19/01/2020 4 Munster v Ospreys 13.00
19/01/2020 4 Saracens v Racing 92 13.00
19/01/2020 5 Toulouse v Gloucester 16.15
19/01/2020 5 Montpellier v Connacht 16.15

Knockout rounds

Quarter-finals: 3/4/5 April, 2020.

Semi-finals:1/2/3 May, 2020.

Final: Saturday, 23 May 2020.

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