Saracens and Castres await in Champions Cup

Saracens and Castres await in Champions Cup

Edinburgh Rugby will face English Premiership side Saracens and French Top 14 club Castres in the 2022/23 Heineken Champions Cup group stages following today’s draw at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium, the venue of this season’s EPCR European Finals.

The capital side will face the English and French domestic runners-up home and away in the group stages with Rounds 1 and 2 taking place on w/o 9 and w/o 16 December, and Rounds 3 and 4 taking place on w/o 13 January and 20 January.

Exact dates, kick-off times and broadcast details for all fixtures will be confirmed at a later date by tournament organisers EPCR.

Securing your 2022/23 Season Ticket Membership remains the only way to guarantee your place at DAM Health Stadium for both Champions Cup fixtures which are included in the Membership package (One pre-season game, nine URC fixtures and two Heineken Champions Cup matches).

With an interest free, direct debit payment plan (up to four monthly payments) and student tickets starting at £99, there is a Season Ticket Membership for everyone to join another massive campaign in the Scottish capital.

Reacting to today’s Heineken Champions Cup draw, Head Coach Mike Blair said: “First and foremost, it’s absolutely brilliant to see Champions Cup rugby back in Edinburgh.

“As a club, we’ve had some memorable days in European rugby’s top competition and so to host both Saracens and Castres at DAM Health Stadium will be a massive occasion for the city and our supporters.

“As a group, we always want to test ourselves against the best teams in Europe. That’s why we train every day and that’s why we work tirelessly throughout the season – it will be a fantastic opportunity for our squad to play at home and away against two clubs that had brilliant seasons in 2021/22.

“Although both Saracens and Castres were runners-up in their respective domestic competitions, they both put together terrific seasons and on another day, we could be facing two Champions in this year’s competition.

“Saracens are of course a team we know well having played them down in London in last season’s Challenge Cup. It will be brilliant to welcome them to the Scottish capital for what should be a mouth-watering rematch.

“Champions Cup rugby is always a special occasion and I can’t wait to see our fans pack out DAM Health Stadium for two massive European matches. Our squad will be fired up and ready to represent the city and our fans at European’s top table.”


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