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Saracens book Wembley date with Toulouse
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July 22, 2013
Toulon's Jonny Wilkinson and Joe van Niekerk lift the Heineken Cup, Clermont Auvergne v Toulon, Heineken Cup Final, Aviva Stadium, Dublin, May 18, 2013
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Saracens are set to play at Wembley Stadium twice next season after it was confirmed their Heineken Cup clash with Toulouse will be staged at the 90,000 capacity venue.

Saracens' record at Wembley

  • Saracens 19-16 Northampton (Sep 12, 2009)
  • Saracens 24-23 South Africa (Nov 17, 2009)
  • Saracens 25-20 Worcester (Feb 13, 2010)
  • Saracens 37-18 Harlequins (Apr 17, 2010)
  • Saracens 23-25 Leinster (Oct 16, 2010)
  • Saracens 13-6 Wasps (Dec 26, 2010)
  • Saracens 31-26 Ospreys (Dec 10, 2011)
  • Saracens 9-9 Leicester (Sep 15, 2012)
  • Saracens 19-24 Harlequins (Mar 31, 2012)
  • Saracens v Toulouse (Oct 18, 2013)
  • Saracens v Harlequins (Mar 22, 2014)

Earlier this month the iconic football ground was announced as the venue for Saracens' Premiership clash with Harlequins on March 22 and now Heineken Cup officials have confirmed it will also play host to their second round showdown with their French rivals on Friday, October 18.

Tournament organisers European Rugby Cup Ltd confirmed the opening fixtures for next season's competition earlier today that will see Toulon kick off their defence of the title against Glasgow at the Stade Mayol on Sunday, October 13. Another of the early tournament highlights will see Racing Metro entertain Harlequins at Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes in Round 3 on Saturday, 7 December.

Current Aviva Premiership champions, Leicester Tigers, will begin their campaign with what promises to be a fiercely-contested Pool 5 tie at Ulster's re-vamped Ravenhill ground on Friday, October 11, while last season's Amlin Challenge Cup champions, Leinster, will face the Ospreys in Round 1 on Saturday, October 12 at the Liberty Stadium.

In addition, Leinster have moved their Round 4 game against Pool 1 rivals Northampton Saints to the Aviva Stadium with the repeat of the dramatic 2011 tournament final set to go ahead on Saturday, December 14.

Cardiff Blues will stage a first European club game on an artificial pitch when they host Toulon at the Cardiff Arms Park - venue for the 2014 Amlin Challenge Cup final - in Round 2 on Saturday, October 19, and Saracens will follow suit with their Round 4 game against Zebre Rugby at Allianz Park on Saturday, December 14.

Last season's Top 14 champions, Castres Olympique, are at home against Northampton in Round 1 on Saturday, October 12, and the following day sees a crunch French derby between Racing and last season's beaten finalists ASM Clermont Auvergne.

Cardiff's Millennium Stadium was confirmed as the venue for the final last week but the long-term future of the competition remains in doubt with European stakeholders still yet to agree on the format of the competition and how revenues should be shared beyond this season.

Round 1:

Friday, October 11, 2013
Pool 3: Connacht v Saracens, Sportsground, KO 20:00
Pool 5: Ulster v Leicester, Ravenhill, KO 20:00
Pool 3: Toulouse v Zebre, Stade Ernest Wallon, KO 21:00

Saturday, October 12, 2013
Pool 6: Edinburgh v Munster, Murrayfield, KO 13:35
Pool 5: Treviso v Montpellier, Stadio Comunale di Monigo, KO 14:35
Pool 4: Harlequins v Scarlets, Twickenham Stoop, 15:40
Pool 1: Castres v Northampton, Stade Pierre Antoine, KO 16:40
Pool 1: Ospreys v Leinster, Liberty Stadium, KO 19:00
Pool 6: Gloucester v Perpignan, Kingsholm, KO 18:00

Sunday, October 13, 2013
Pool 2: Exeter v Cardiff Blues, Sandy Park, KO 12:45
Pool 2: Toulon v Glasgow, Stade Felix Mayol, KO 16:00
Pool 4: Racing Metro v Clermont Auvergne, Stade Yves du Manoir, KO 21:00

Round 2:

Friday, October 18
Pool 3: Saracens v Toulouse, Wembley, KO 19:45
Pool 5: Leicester v Treviso, Welford Road, KO 20:00

Saturday, October 19
Pool 2: Cardiff Blues v Toulon, Arms Park, KO 13:35
Pool 3: Zebre v Connacht, Stadio XXV Aprile, KO 14:35
Pool 1: Leinster v Castres, RDS, KO 15:40
Pool 5: Montpellier v Ulster, Stade Yves du Manoir, KO 16:40
Pool 4: Scarlets v Racing Metro, Parc Y Scarlets, KO 18:00
Pool 6: Munster v Gloucester, Thomond Park, KO 18:00

Sunday, October 20
Pool 1: Northampton v Ospreys, Franklin's Gardens, KO 12:45
Pool 6: Perpignan v Edinburgh, Stade Aime Giral, KO 13:45
Pool 2: Glasgow v Exeter, Scotstoun Stadium, KO 14:00

Round 3:

Friday, December 6
Pool 2: Cardiff Blues v Glasgow, Arms Park, KO 20:00
Pool 1: Castres v Ospreys, Stade Pierre Antoine, KO 21:00

Saturday, December 7
Pool 2: Exeter v Toulon, Sandy Park, KO 13:35
Pool 3: Zebre v Saracens, Stadium XXV Aprile, KO 14:35
Pool 4: Clermont Auvergne v Scarlets, Stade Marcel Michelin, KO 14:35
Pool 1: Northampton Saints v Leinster, Franklin's Gardens, KO 18:00
Pool 5: Ulster v Treviso, Ravenhill, KO 18:00

Sunday, December 8
Pool 6: Munster v Perpignan, Thomond Park, KO 12:45
Pool 6: Edinburgh v Gloucester, Murrayfield, KO 13:00
Pool 5: Leicester v Montpellier, Welford Road, KO 15:00
Pool 3: Toulouse v Connacht, Stade Ernest Wallon, KO 16:00

Round 4:

Friday, December 13
Pool 1: Ospreys v Castres, Liberty Stadium, KO 20:00
Poo 2: Glasgow v Cardiff Blues, Scotstoun Stadium,. KO 20:00

Saturday, December 14
Pool 2: Toulon v Exeter, Stade Felix Mayol, KO 14:35
Pool 5: Treviso v Ulster, Stadio Comunale di Mongio, KO 14:35
Pool 3: Saracens v Zebre, Allianz Park, KO 15:00
Pool 4: Scarlets v Clermont Auvergne, KO Parc Y Scarlets
Pool 6: Perpignan v Munster, Stade Aime Giral, KO 16:40
Pool 1: Leinster v Northampton, Aviva Stadium, KO 18:00
Pool 3: Connacht v Toulouse, The Sportsground, KO 18:00

Sunday, December 15
Pool 4: Harlequins v Racing Metro, Twickenham Stoop, KO 12:45
Pool 6: Gloucester v Edinburgh, Kingsholm, KO 15:00
Pool 5: Montpellier v Leicester, Stade Yves du Manoir, KO 16:00

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Finals - Cardiff 2014
Amlin Challenge Cup - Cardiff Arms Park; Friday, May 23, 2014 (20.00)
Heineken Cup - Millennium Stadium; Saturday, May 24, 2014 (17.00)

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