Leinster host Saracens in Champions Cup

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Leinster host Saracens in Champions Cup


Brad Barritt
Saracens beat Leinster in the 2018-19 Heineken Champions Cup final

Reigning champions Saracens will travel to Leinster in the first quarter-final when this season’s Heineken Champions Cup resumes on Saturday, 19 September.

The last eight includes an all-Premiership meeting when Exeter host Northampton on Sunday, 20 September.

Clermont Auvergne will host fellow French side Racing 92, while Ulster will travel to France to face Toulouse.

Ireland’s Leinster will be looking to avenge last season’s20-10 final defeatto Sarries.

Saracens, winners of the tournament in three of the last four seasons, will berelegated to the English Championship in 2020-21after persistent salary cap breaches.

The Challenge Cup quarter-finals will also take place across the same weekend, with Bristol Bears hosting Welsh side Dragons in the first game on Friday, 18 September, while Leicester take on Castres Olympique on the Sunday.

It has not yet been decided whether spectators will be allowed to attend matches, but European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) says it will adhere to the guidelines at the time.

“All matches will be subject to government guidelines and/or restrictions with EPCR prioritising the health and welfare of players, club staff, match officials, media, supporters and the wider rugby community,” said EPCR in a statement after announcing the draws.

Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals

Saturday, 19 September

Leinster v Saracens (15:00 BST)

Clermont Auvergne v Racing 92 (17:30)

Sunday, 20 September

Toulouse v Ulster (12:30)

Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints (17:30)

Challenge Cup quarter-finals

Friday, 18 September

Bristol Bears v Dragons (19:45 BST)

Saturday, 19 September

Bordeaux Begles v Edinburgh (12:30)

Toulon v Scarlets (20:00)

Sunday, 20 September

Leicester Tigers v Castres Olympique (15:00)

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