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European Champions Cup fixtures confirmed

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Leicester Tigers will open their 2015/16 European campaign at home to Stade Francais in November and face back-to-back fixtures with Munster before Christmas.Tournament organisers EPCR have confirmed the dates and times for fixtures in the opening four rounds of the new season’s European tournaments following discussions with their broadcast partners across Europe.   Tigers will host Stade Francais on Friday, November 13 in what promises to be another memorable evening at Welford Road in the opening fixture of the new season’s European Rugby Champions Cup.   After a trip to Benetton Treviso in Round 2 on November 21, Tigers go to Thomond Park in Limerick and welcome Munster in the return fixture at Welford Road on Sunday, December 20 (5.15pm).   Tigers have faced all three sides regularly in cross-border competition, with memorable fixtures against Stade and Munster including the victorious European Cup Finals in 2001 and 2002. Treviso have been drawn in the same pool as Tigers for a fourth time in six years.   Dates and times for the home game against Benetton Treviso and the trip to Paris to face Stade Francais in Round 6 will be confirmed after Round 4 has been completed at Christmas.   All home fixtures in the pool rounds of the European Rugby Champions Cup are included in Tigers season tickets.   Match tickets will be available soon from the Tigers ticket office at Welford Road and online. Look out for updates on the Tigers website during the next few days.   Leicester Tigers fixtures in European Rugby Champions Cup Round 1: Leicester Tigers v Stade Francais Paris, Friday November 13, 7.45pm Round 2: Benetton Treviso v Leicester Tigers, Saturday November 21, 2.00pm local time Round 3: Munster Rugby v Leicester Tigers, Saturday December 12, 7.45pm Round 4: Leicester Tigers v Munster, Sunday December 20, 5.15pm Round 5: Leicester Tigers v Benetton Treviso, tbc, January 15/16/17 Round 6: Stade Francais Paris v Leicester Tigers, tbc, January 22/23/24   Click here for the full Tigers fixture list for 2015/16.    RC Toulon, who completed an historic hat-trick of titles last season, begin their defence at home to Bath Rugby in Pool 5 on Sunday, November 15, while in Pool 1, defending Aviva Premiership champions Saracens host Toulouse. All 40 matches in Rounds 1-4 will be broadcast live in the UK and Ireland on either BT Sport or Sky Sports. Click here for the full 2015/16 European Rugby Champions Cup fixtures