European Cup kicks off in style

Defending champions Munster will play Leicester Tigers in what promises to be a fantastic opening-round European Cup fixture.

The Irish side travel to Weltford Road to face a team who have an impressive record in the competition, having won 47 of their 67 ties.

Leicester’s form in the Premiership has been solid, winning three of their five games, the latest victory coming against the fellow cup contenders, the Northampton Saints.

Munster though are a formidable side in a competition and have been involved every year since it’s inception. They’ve reached three finals, three semi finals and won 53 of their 77 matches in the showpiece European club tournament.

European Cup fixtures – 21 october

Pool 1

Treviso v Perpignan
London Wasps v Castres

Pool 2

Agen v Edinburgh
Leinster v Gloucester

Pool 3

Ospreys v Sale
Calvisano v Stade Francais

Pool 4

Bourgoin v Cardiff
Leicester v Munster

Pool 5

London Irish v Llanelli
Ulster v Toulouse

Pool 6

Border Reivers v Parma
Biarritz v Northampton