Leinster to face Stade Rochelais in Champions Cup opener

La Rochelle defeated Leinster 27-26 in the final of last season's Champions Cup
La Rochelle defeated Leinster 27-26 in the final of last season's Champions Cup

Defending champions Stade Rochelais will be kick-starting their Champions Cup campaign with a clash against Leinster as the fixtures for the 2023/24 season was unveiled.

Both Champions Cup and the Challenge Cup will be starting on the weekend of 8-10 December with the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London hosting the final on 24th and 25th May 2024.

Following the game against Leinster, Stade Rochelais will be facing DHL Stormers, Leicester Tigers and Sale Sharks. Premiership champions Saracens will be taking on Vodacom Bulls in their tournament opener followed by clashes against Connacht, Union Bordeaux-Begles and Lyon.

The Pool 3 will see Munster facing Aviron Bayonnais before taking on Exeter, Toulon and Northampton.

“We are delighted to announce the details of EPCR’s 2023/24 tournament pool stage fixtures five months before the tournaments get under way again in December," said EPCR Chairman Dominic McKay.

"This has been a collaborative process and we thank the clubs, leagues and our broadcast partners for their assistance in finalising the schedule in such a short period of time.

"We know the fans will be hugely excited about the fixtures and they are now able to plan their weekends well in advance. There are some intriguing clashes in the pool stages with world-class rugby for all to see.”

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