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Northampton Saints to face Leinster, Lyon and Benetton Rugby in Heineken Champions Cup

Northampton Saints have been drawn alongside Leinster, Lyon OU, and Benetton Rugby in the Heineken Champions Cup. Credit: PA

Northampton Saints have been draw into Pool 1 in the Heineken Champions Cup alongside Leinster, Lyon OU, and Benetton Rugby following today’s draw in Lausanne.

The men in Black, Green and Gold earned a return to the top table of European rugby by virtue of their fourth-place finish in last season’s Gallagher Premiership, and their reward will be visits to France, Ireland, and Italy in 2019/20.

The first two rounds of the competition will take place on the weekends commencing 15 and 22 of November, before the Pool stages are concluded with further matches in December and January.

The Heineken Champions Cup final is already set for Saturday 23 May 2019 at the Stade de Marseille.