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Best of Social: Gallagher Premiership Rugby clubs ready for European outings

Best of Social: Gallagher Premiership Rugby clubs ready for European outings

The first round of European rugby fixtures is nearly upon us with some huge clashes in the offing.

Wasps start their European Rugby Champions Cup campaign away against holders Leinster on Friday night as Dai Youngs men look to start their European adventures with a bang.

Meanwhile Bath Rugby host Toulouse on Saturday, while Gallagher Premiership Rugby high flyers Exeter Chiefs play Munster Rugby at Sandy Park.

Leicester Tigers face a tricky trip to Ulster Rugby at 5.30pm on Saturday, while Gloucester host Castres Olympique on Sunday.

Newcastle Falcons will play their first European Champions Cup match in 14 years when they visit three-times champions Toulon, while double winners Saracens take on Glasgow Warriors.

Elsewhere in the European Rugby Challenge Cup Sale will travel to Perpignan, Northampton Saints take on ASM Clermont Auvergne, Harlequins tackle Agen, Bristol Bears play Zebre and Worcester Warriors travel to Stade Francais Paris.

Here’s what’s been going on social media:

Wasps South African centre Juan de Jongh is expecting an epic clash in Ireland.

The Wasps academy have been refining their skills in the dressing room.

Bath looked back to the last time they met Toulouse.

There was some big news off the field with Semesa Rokoduguni signing a new long-term contract.

And Matt Garvey spilled the beans on some of his Bath teammates.

Exeter Chiefs’ Gareth Steenson is feeling positive ahead of their clash with Munster.

Someone’s not happy at Leicester Tigers…

Speed machine Jordon Olowofela’s says he’s feeling confident ahead of Leicester’s clash with Ulster.

Gloucester were reminiscing about the last time they were against French opposition.

Ben Kay had a hot take on Falcons’ Sinoti Sinoti.

Billy Vunipola took Saracens behind the scenes ahead of their match against Glasgow Warriors.

And Saracens had a quick reminder of the last time they met.

Sale Sharks boss Steve Diamond gave an update on Faf de Klerk.

Northampton Saints are hoping for an eggs-ellent win over ASM Clermont Auvergne.

Joe Marchant will be hoping to turn a few heads again at Harlequins.

Bristol Bears were a little late for Throwback Thursday.

Worcester Warriors Jono Lance had a lively press conference.

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