EPCR have today confirmed the fixture dates, kick-off times and broadcasters for rounds 1 to 4 of the 2017/18 European Champions Cup.
Drawn in Pool 4, Munster open their new campaign away to Castres Olympique, whom they face for the first time since 2012, at the Stade Pierre-Antoine on Sunday October 15th at 1pm (Irish).
For the second consecutive season Munster go head-to-head with Racing 92 in the pool stages and will welcome Ronan O’Gara and Donnacha Ryan back to Thomond Park in round 2, on Saturday October 21st at 5.30pm.
In completing the familiar look to Pool 4, for the third season in a row Munster are home and away to Leicester Tigers in December.
As with the previous two years, Munster host Tigers at Thomond Park in round 3, Saturday December 9th at 7.45pm, ahead of the return encounter at Welford Road the following weekend, Sunday December 17th at 5.30pm.
Details of round 5 and 6 fixtures will be confirmed by EPCR following the completion of round 4 in December.