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Sky Sports reveals first European Rugby fixtures for Champions and Challenge Cups

Sky Sports has announced fixtures for the first 40 live games from the European Rugby Champions Cup and Challenge Cup. 

The first Challenge Cup fixture sees Harlequins facing off French rivals Montpellier at Twickenham on November 12. On the Saturday, Oyonnax will face Ulster in the first Challenge Cup game to be shown on Sky Sports. 

Other first round fixtures for Sky Sports customers includes Saracens facing four times European champions Toulouse at home, Ospreys against Exeter Chiefs and Racing Metro take on Glasgow in Paris. 

Related: How can I watch Sky Sports?Sky Sports executive producer for rugby union, Gus Williamson said: “This is another huge season of rugby on Sky Sports with live action every month of the year from international and domestic competitions around the world.  

“The first set of European fixtures has provided some fascinating match-ups and Sky Sports will show the current Aviva Premiership, Guinness PRO12 and French Top 14 champions over the first two rounds.  It’s going to be another great year of European Rugby and Sky Sports will be there every step of the way.” 

Sky Sports also has the rights to home and away matches between Leinster and reigning Champions Cup title holders RC Toulonnais and current Guinness PRO12 champions Glasgow playing Northampton Saints. 

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European Rugby Champions Cup 2015/16


  • Oyonnax vs Ulster Saturday 14  November 1pm 
  • Racing Metro vs Glasgow Warriors Saturday 14 November  3:15pm
  • Saracens vs Toulouse Saturday 14 November  5:15pm
  • Munster vs Treviso Saturday 14 November  5:15pm
  • Ospreys vs Exeter Chiefs  Sunday 15 November  5:15pm 
  • Treviso vs Leicester Tigers Sunday 22 November  3:15pm
  • Glasgow Warriors vs Northampton Saints Saturday 21 November  5:15pm
  • Scarlets vs Racing Metro Saturday 21 November  5:15pm
  • Clermont Auvergne vs Ospreys Sunday 22 November  1pm
  • Stade Français vs Munster Sunday 22 November  3:15pm         


  • Glasgow Warriors vs Scarlets Sat 12 Dec  1pm
  • Exeter Chiefs vs Clermont Auvergne Sat 12 Dec  5:15pm
  • Ospreys vs Bordeaux Bègles Sat 12 Dec  5:15pm
  • Oyonnax vs Saracens  Sun 13 Dec  3:15pm
  • Toulon vs Leinster  Sun 13 Dec  1pm
  • Saracens vs Oyonnax Sun 13 Dec  3:15pm
  • Leinster vs Toulon Sat 19 Dec  1pm
  • Bordeaux Bègles vs Ospreys Sat 19 Dec  5:15pm
  • Toulouse vs Ulster Sun 20 Dec  1pm
  • Clermont Auvergne vs Exeter Chiefs Sun 20 Dec  3:15pm

European Rugby Challenge Cup 2015/16


  • Harlequins vs Montpellier Thu 12 Nov  7:45pm
  • Dragons vs Sale Sharks    Sun 15 Nov  3:15pm 
  • Cardiff Blues vs Harlequins  Thu 19 Nov  7:45pm


  • Worcester Warriors vs Gloucester Thu 10 Dec 7:45pm
  • Gloucester vs Worcester Warriors Thu 17 Dec 7:45pm


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