Leinster open up their Heineken Champions Cup campaign in the Aviva as they host Bath. The four time champions are looking to equal Toulouse for most Champions Cups with five and they'll need to get off to a fast start in the new format. Here's all the information you need about the match and how to watch Leinster vs Bath.
How to watch Leinster vs Bath
Leinster face Bath on Saturday 11th December and kick off is at 3:15pm.
If you're wondering how to watch Leinster v Bath, the match is live on BT Sport 2 and their coverage started at 3pm.
These two sides have had polar opposite seasons so far. Leinster sit atop of the URC table having only lost one match while Bath have failed to win a single game and are at the foot of the Premiership table. Bath have had an absolute nightmare of a season. An independent review had to advise Bath to hire a specialist defence coach, rather than have head coach Neal Hatley do the job of head coach, forwards coach and defence coach, so it's safe to say it's a messy situation over in Bath.
6⃣ of the starting XV are set for their @ChampionsCup debuts! 👏#WeAreBath 🔵⚫️⚪️
— Bath Rugby (@BathRugby) December 10, 2021
England international Charlie Ewels captains the side in the second row as star names like Sma Underhill, Taulupe Faletau, Cameron Redpath and Danny Cipriani all miss out.
Leinster bounced back from their shock defeat at home to Ulster with a resounding win at home against Connacht. Leinster did struggle at times to contain The Westerners but tries either side of halftime turned the tide in Leinster's favour and they won 47-19.
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Here is your #LeinsterRugby squad to take on @BathRugby in our #HeinekenChampionsCup opener tomorrow. 🙌#LEIvBAT #FromTheGroundUp pic.twitter.com/w0RsmwEdQu
— Leinster Rugby (@leinsterrugby) December 10, 2021
Rhys Ruddock captains the side as Ciaran Frawley comes in for Robbie Henshaw. There was a last minute Covid scare in the squad this morning as three players returned positive PCR tests. However 94 members of the squad and staff were tested yesterday, with only one coming back as positive.