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European Rugby Round Three Social Media Preview

European Rugby Round Three Social Media Preview

The Champions Cup and Challenge Cup returns this weekend as the 12 Gallagher Premiership sides battle for European success on the continent.

Newcastle Falcons will aim to continue their stunning start to their European campaign and secure a hat-trick of victories in the competition against Edinburgh Rugby on their first return to the competition in 13 years.

Meanwhile, a thrilling all Gallagher Premiership clash headlines Saturday’s action as second and third placed Exeter Chiefs and Gloucester Rugby face off to keep their Champions Cup aspirations alive.

Elsewhere, Bath Rugby will look to kick start their European adventure against two-time reigning champions Leinster at the Rec as Todd Blackadder’s men aim to clinch their first Champions Cup win this season.

Wasps are yet to win in the Champions Cup, but Dai Young will expect his side to put on a show when they face Top 14 opposition Toulouse in Coventry.

History appears to be on their side as Wasps haven’t been beaten in their last 12 home games against Top 14 sides.

Gallagher Premiership leaders Saracens haven’t tasted defeat this season in any competition and they will aim to maintain their unblemished record against Cardiff Blues at Allianz Park.

Leicester Tigers bring the curtain down on a thrilling weekend of action when they face last season’s finalists Racing 92 in Nanterre.

Meanwhile, five Gallagher Premiership teams find themselves in Challenge Cup action as both Sale Sharks and Worcester Warriors target a hat-trick of victories against Bordeaux and Pau respectively.

Northampton Saints welcome Dragons to Franklin’s Gardens, while Harlequins travel to Benetton.

Bristol Bears are vying for a second win in Europe since their return to the top flight against La Rochelle at Ashton Gate.

With a bumper weekend of European action, this is how all the clubs have been preparing for their European adventures on social media.

Alex Goode believes Saracens can go all the way.

Bath are preparing for the challenge of Leinster.

Wasps were busy sorting their Christmas presents out ahead of their clash with Toulouse.

Nic White says Exeter are ready for the challenge of Gloucester.

Gloucester summed up everyone’s levels of excitement ahead of the weekend’s action.

Former Tigers back Austin Healey looked ahead to the challenge of Racing 92.

Newcastle Falcons will be hoping for much more of this in Edinburgh.

Sale are aiming for a triple European success, these were the scenes from their last win.

Worcester Warriors are set for a thriller in France – just look at those views.

Northampton Saints hope to give their wing Taqele Naiyaravoro a perfect Birthday present.

Quins’ Gabriel Ibitoye is hoping for much the same as last week’s win over Exeter.

Bristol Bears kept everyone waiting for their team news…

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