RUGBY: Ulster face Bordeaux in France in European Champions Cup opener

Ulster commence their European Champions Cup Pool 5 campaign against Bordeaux in France.
Ulster commence their European Champions Cup Pool 5 campaign against Bordeaux in France.
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Ulster kick off their European Champions Cup Pool 5 campaign against Bordeaux in France on October 16.

Their opener will be followed by home games at the Kingspan Stadium with Exeter six days later and Clermont Avergne on December 10.

Before Christmas, Ulster make the trip to France for the return game against Clermont Avergne on December 18.

In the New Year, Ulster will face Exeter at Sandy Park Stadium on January 13/14/15 before the 1999 champions complete their pool games at home against Bordeaux on January 20/22/22.

Ulster clashed with Clermont in the 2011/12 competition, winning at Ravenhill before losing out in the return game.

Meanwhile, Leinster commence their Pool 4 fixtures against Castres at the RDS on October 15.

On the same day Connacht host four-time winners Toulouse at the Sportsground.

In Pool 1, Munster square off against Racing 92 at the Stade Yves-Du-Manoir on October 16.