Saracens, last season's winners of an historic Champions Cup and Aviva Premiership double, will get their 2016/17 European campaign underway with a truly heavyweight clash with three-time champions Toulon at Stade Félix Mayol on Saturday, October 15.
It will be an all-Irish affair at the GUINNESS PRO12 final on Saturday as, after 22 rounds of tough competition, the two teams that finished top of the table after the regular season - Leinster and Connacht - will face each other at the iconic BT Murrayfield.
Connacht, who have made the GUINNESS PRO12 play-offs for the first time, will be looking for a repeat of their round 22 win over reigning champions Glasgow Warriors when the two meet again at the Sportsground on Saturday.
With just two points separating the two sides at the top of the GUINNESS PRO12, it is all to play for in Galway as Connacht and defending champions Glasgow Warriors both look to nail down a home semi-final.
A cracking last-minute penalty from Benetton Treviso's Jayden Hayward denied Connacht in Italy tonight, but the losing bonus point in the 22-21 defeat was enough to secure a prized GUINNESS PRO12 semi-final berth for Pat Lam's men.