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Sky Sports kicks off European Rugby season at Harlequins

By Mike Berry contact

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Guinness premiership, Rugby union, Rugby

Harlequins entertain Montpellier in the first game of the European Rugby Champions Cup
Harlequins entertain Montpellier in the first game of the European Rugby Champions Cup
Harlequins will host the first of at least 40 live games from the European Rugby Champions Cup and Challenge Cup on Sky Sports.

Sky Sports will be the first place for pub-goers to see the stars from the Rugby World Cup in European action starting on 12 November when Harlequins entertain Montpellier.

The first round offers exciting fixtures for pub viewers including Saracens at home to four times European champions Toulouse, Ospreys against Exeter Chiefs, and Dan Carter’s new team Racing Metro take on Glasgow in Paris. 

During the first four rounds, viewers can also enjoy both the home and away tie between Leinster and reigning champions Toulon, as well as current Guinness PRO12 champions Glasgow who host Northampton Saints.

Analysis will be provided by World Cup winners Jonny Wilkinson and Will Greenwood as well as Shane Horgan and Scott Quinnell.

Rugby action

Sky Sports pub viewers can enjoy another huge season of live rugby with action every month of the year starting with the QBE and Guinness Internationals, Guinness PRO12, French Top14 and all the best action from the Southern Hemisphere including The Rugby Championship, Super 15 and the home nations summer tours.

Sky Sports executive producer for rugby union, Gus Williamson said: "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."

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