Glasgow and Edinburgh's Champions Cup fixtures confirmed
Glasgow Warriors open the 2018/19 Heineken Champions Cup at home against Saracens, while Edinburgh begin their return to top-tier European rugby away against former Scotland Head Coach Vern Cotter's Montpellier.
The Warriors' match against Saracens will be played on Sunday 14 October (kick-off 3.15pm) before they travel to face Cardiff Blues at the Arms Park a week later. The game on Sunday 21 October will also kick-off at 3.15pm.
The Warriors will face Lyon in the back-to-back games in December, with Dave Rennie's squad travelling to France for the first match on Saturday 15 December, before hosting the Top 14 side at Scotstoun on Saturday 15 December (kick-off 1pm).
Glasgow's penultimate Pool 3 match is at home to Cardiff Blues on Sunday 13 January (kcik-off 3.15pm), before a trip to Allianz Park to face Saracens on Saturday 20 January (kick-off 1pm) to conclude the pool stages.
All of Glasgow's games in this season's Heineken Champions Cup will be shown live on BT Sport.
Back in the top tier of European Cup competition
Edinburgh’s Heineken Champions Cup fixtures for the 2018/19 season have been confirmed by tournament organisers EPCR today.
The capital side’s return to Europe’s premier rugby competition for the first time since the 2013/14 season, kicks-off with a trip to the Altrad Stadium to face last season’s Top 14 runners-up Montpellier on Saturday 13 October (kick-off 4.15pm) before hosting French powerhouse RC Toulon at BT Murrayfield on Saturday 20 October (kick-off 3.15pm) in the first Heineken Champions Cup tie played at Scotland’s national stadium in over four years.
December then sees Edinburgh face off against English Premiership outfit Newcastle Falcons in a festive double-header. Richard Cockerill’s side welcome the Falcons to BT Murrayfield on Friday 7 December (kick-off 7.45pm) before making the 125-mile trip south to Kingston Park nine days later on Sunday 16 December (kick-off 3.15pm).
As the competition moves into the new year Richard Cockerill brings his side to his former club and three-times Heineken Champions Cup winners, RC Toulon, on Saturday 12 January (kick-off 6.30pm).
Edinburgh then close out the pool stages with a home clash against Montpellier on Friday 18 January (kick-off 7.45pm) in a match which sees former Scotland Head Coach Vern Cotter return to Scotland’s national stadium for the first time since leaving his position in 2017.
All matches will be broadcast live on BT Sport, whilst details of ticket and travel packages will be announced in due course.