Thursday, 26 July 2012

Heineken Cup 2012/2013 fixtures

Heineken Cup 2012/2013 fixtures were announced yesterday (25.07.2012). The most important club tournament in Europe, as usual, promises very exciting events. There will be clash of the titans in the first round. Aviva Premiership champions – Harlequins will play with very strong French team Biarritz Olympique. French champions – Toulouse will face Leicester Tigers. Apart from this, there will be, of course, more interesting games in the first weekend. This year’s finalist – Ulster will play with Castres. Best European team – Leinster will challenge competition newcomers Exeter Chiefs. Munster will travel to Paris to meet with Racing Metro. Sale Sharks’ opponent on the new stadium will be Cardiff Blues.

History will be made in the round two. For the first time ever Heineken Cup game will be played in Belgium. Saracens and Racing Metro will entertain spectators in Brussels.

Complete schedule of Heineken Cup 2012/2013

Round One
Friday, 12 October
Ulster v Castres
Ospreys v Treviso
Saturday, 13 October
Racing Metro v Munster
Edinburgh v Saracens
Leinster v Exeter Chiefs
Clermont v Scarlets
Harlequins v Biarritz
Sunday, 14 October
Northampton Saints v Glasgow Warriors
Sale Sharks v Cardiff Blues
Toulouse v Leicester Tigers
Toulon v Montpellier 

Round Two
Friday, 19 October
Glasgow Warriors v Ulster
Castres v Northampton Saints
Saturday, 20 October
Scarlets v Leinster
Treviso v Toulouse
Saracens v Racing Metro
Exeter Chiefs v Clermont
Connacht v Harlequins 

Biarritz v Zebre
Sunday, 21 October
Munster v Edinburgh
Cardiff Blues v Toulon
Leicester Tigers v Ospreys
Montpellier v Sale Sharks 

Round Three
Friday, 7 December
Northampton Saints v Ulster
Connacht v Biarritz
Saturday, 8 December
Toulouse v Ospreys
Scarlets v Exeter Chiefs
Sale Sharks v Toulon
Leicester Tigers v Treviso
Munster v Saracens
Racing Metro v Edinburgh 

Zebre v Harlequins
Sunday, 9 December
Cardiff Blues v Montpellier
Clermont v Leinster 

Round Four
Friday 14 December
Edinburgh v Racing Metro
Biarritz v Connacht
Saturday, 15 December
Ospreys v Toulouse
Treviso v Leicester Tigers
Leinster v Clermont Auvergne
Exeter Chiefs v Scarlets
Ulster v Northampton Saints
Montpellier v Cardiff Blues 

Harlequins - Zebre
Sunday, 16 December
Castres v Glasgow Warriors
Saracens v Munster
Toulon v Sale Sharks

Round 5

Clermont Auvergne - Exeter Chiefs
Edinburgh Rugby - Munster Rugby
Harlequins - Connacht Rugby
Leinster Rugby - Scarlets
Northampton Saints - Castres Olympique
Ospreys - Leicester Tigers
Racing Métro 92 - Saracens
Sale Sharks - Montpellier
Toulon - Cardiff Blues
Toulouse - Benetton Treviso
Ulster Rugby - Glasgow Warriors
Zebre - Biarritz Olympique

Round 6
Benetton Treviso - Ospreys
Biarritz Olympique - Harlequins
Cardiff Blues - Sale Sharks
Castres Olympique - Ulster Rugby
Connacht Rugby - Zebre
Exeter Chiefs - Leinster Rugby
Glasgow Warriors - Northampton Saints
Leicester Tigers - Toulouse
Montpellier - Toulon
Munster Rugby - Racing Métro 92
Saracens - Edinburgh Rugby
Scarlets - ASM Clermont Auvergne