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Where to watch the Aviva Premiership Rugby teams in European action

Where to watch the Aviva Premiership Rugby teams in European action

There is never a dull moment when European competition rolls into town and this weekend provides another thrilling set of fixtures to feast your eyes on.

Saturday’s appetiser of four games involving Aviva Premiership Rugby teams is strong enough but Sunday’s line-up is one of the best you could wish for.

The organisers have left the best until last as Exeter Chiefs face in-form PRO14 giants Leinster in the most eagerly-awaited tie of the round.

The Chiefs are desperate to make a splash in the Champions Cup this season following their Aviva Premiership Rugby success last term and their credentials will be sorely tested against the red-hot Irish province.

Both sides have a 100 per cent winning record in Pool 3 and are sitting pretty domestically, making this the must-watch match of the week and you can catch all the action from 5.15pm on BT Sport 2.

The match from Sandy Park comes hot on the heels of another belting tie, as defending champions Saracens host Clermont Auvergne in a repeat of May’s final.

The Wolfpack are on a lean run of form and arrive at Allianz Park seeking their first win in six but Clermont have problems of their own due to an injury crisis at half-back.

Both teams have a 100 per cent winning record to protect in the Champions Cup and BT Sport 2 is the place to watch all the action, with the game kicking off at 3.15pm.

BT Sport is certainly the place to be on Sunday, with two more cracking ties taking place at lunchtime.

Wasps’ exciting trip to La Rochelle starts at 1pm on BT Sport 2, while Harlequins’ battle with Ulster is on at the same time on BT Sport 3.

There are four more intriguing ties on Saturday and it all starts in the Challenge Cup, with Newcastle Falcons facing Bordeaux.

Dean Richards’ men are top of Pool 1 and could take a giant stride towards the knock-out stages with a win.

BT Sport 2 is the place to be, with the coverage beginning at 3pm.

Sky Sports has a fascinating double header too, with Bath Rugby making the daunting trip across the Channel to face three-time winners Toulon.

With four wins from five games, Bath arrive in good form while Toulon sit seventh in the Top 14 but still pose a significant threat.

Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action are both showing the game, which starts at 3.15pm, and Northampton Saints’ battle with Ospreys follows at 5.15pm.

Elsewhere on Saturday, coverage of Munster’s battle with Leicester Tigers stars at 7.15pm on BT Sport 2.

Saturday 9 December

Newcastle Falcons v Bordeaux, programme starts at 3pm, kick-off at 3.15pm (BT Sport 2)

Toulon v Bath Rugby, programme starts at 3pm, kick-off at 3.15pm (Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Main Event)

Northampton Saints v Ospreys, programme starts at 5.15pm, kick-off at 5.30pm (Sky Sports Action)

Munster v Leicester Tigers, programme starts at 7.15pm, kick-off at 7.45pm (BT Sport 2)

Sunday 10 December

La Rochelle v Wasps, programme starts at 12.30pm, kick-off at 1pm (BT Sport 2)

Harlequins v Ulster, programme starts at 12.30pm, kick-off at 1pm (BT Sport 3)

Saracens v Clermont Auvergne, programme starts at 3pm, kick-off 3.15pm (BT Sport 2)

Exeter Chiefs v Leinster, programme starts at 5.15pm, kick-off at 5.30pm (BT Sport 2)

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