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Saints’ opposition confirmed for 2023/24 Champions Cup pool stage

Northampton Saints have been drawn into Pool 3 of the 2023/24 Champions Cup, and will lock horns with Munster Rugby, Aviron Bayonnais, Glasgow Warriors and RC Toulon during the competition’s opening rounds. 

The draw – which took place at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium earlier today – saw the 24 teams in the Champions Cup drawn into four pools of six teams, with Saints set to head to either Ireland, Scotland and France next season. 

Saints will face familiar foes in reigning URC champions Munster for the second consecutive season, while the men in Black Green and Gold will take on Glasgow in a competitive fixture for the first time since 2016. And Phil Dowson’s side are also set to lock horns with Bayonnais for the first time in the Club's history as well as TOP 14 giants Toulon – a side they haven’t faced since 2009. Fellow Gallagher Premiership side Exeter Chiefs were also drawn into Pool 3 but Saints will not face the English side during the pool stages.

The Champions Cup will be played over eight weekends, with four pool stage rounds and four knockout stage rounds, culminating in the London 2024 finals which will be staged at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium next May. To view a summary of the new EPCR tournament formats, please CLICK HERE.

EPCR will now begin working on the fixture schedule – exact dates, kick-off times and TV coverage will be announced in the coming weeks.

The fixtures for the 2023/24 Gallagher Premiership season and Premiership Rugby Cup will be announced on Tuesday 18 July.

If you have purchased or renewed your Season Ticket for the 2023/24 campaign, all of Saints’ home clashes in the Pool stage of the Champions Cup are included in your package.

Pool 1
Saracens
Union Bordeaux-Bégles
Vodacom Bulls
Bristol Bears
Connacht Rugby
Lyon

Pool 2
Stade Toulousain
Cardiff Rugby
Bath Rugby
Racing 92
Harlequins
Ulster Rugby

Pool 3
Munster Rugby
Aviron Bayonnais
Glasgow Warriors
Exeter Chiefs
RC Toulon
Northampton Saints

Pool 4
Stade Rochelais
Stade Français Paris
Leicester Tigers
DHL Stormers
Leinster Rugby
Sale Sharks

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