Champions Cup dates and kick-off times for Round One of the 2023-24 competition

Dylan Coetzee
All the team participating in the 2023/2024 Champions Cup.

All the team participating in the 2023/2024 Champions Cup.

The time has come for the best clubs in the world to collide in the ever-exciting Champions Cup, which is set to return this weekend with some mouth-watering fixtures.

A new format has been adopted this season with the competition returning to the pool format with the 24 teams (eight from each of the Premiership, United Rugby Championship and Top 14) being split into four groups of six teams.

Each side will play home and away games against four of the teams in their pool with the top four from each advancing to the knockout stages.

Round One kicks off this weekend with some tasty fixtures including the Bulls hosting Saracens and La Rochelle facing Leinster in a repeat of the last two finals.

Friday

Glasgow Warriors v Northampton Saints
Venue: Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow
Kick-off: 20:00 GMT
Pool: 3

Connacht v Bordeaux-Begles
Venue: The Sportsground, Galway
Kick-off: 20:00 GMT
Pool: 1

Saturday

Toulon v Exeter Chiefs
Venue: Stade Felix Mayol, Toulon
Kick-off: 14:00 local (13:00 GMT)
Pool: 3

Bath v Ulster
Venue: The Rec, Bath
Kick-off: 15:15 GMT
Pool: 2

Toulouse v Cardiff
Venue: Stade Ernest Wallon, Toulouse
Kick-off: 16:15 local (15:15 GMT)
Pool: 2

Bulls v Saracens
Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Kick-off: 19:30 local (17:30 GMT)
Pool: 1

Munster v Bayonne
Venue: Thomond Park, Limerick
Kick-off: 17:30 GMT
Pool: 3

Bristol Bears v Lyon
Venue: Ashton Gate, Bristol
Kick-off: 20:00 GMT
Pool: 1

Sunday

Sale Sharks v Stade Francais
Venue: Salford Stadium, Salford
Kick-off: 15:00 GMT
Pool: 4

La Rochelle v Leinster
Venue: Stade Marcel Deflandre, La Rochelle
Kick-off: 16:15 local (15:15 GMT)
Pool: 4

Leicester Tigers v Stormers
Venue: Welford Road, Leicester
Kick-off: 15:15 GMT
Pool: 4

Racing 92 v Harlequins
Venue: Paris La Defense Arena, Paris
Kick-off: 18:30 local (17:30 GMT)
Pool: 2

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