The Heineken Champions Cup has reached the crucial back-to-back matches, with two terrific tussles kicking us off on Friday night as Edinburgh Rugby host Newcastle Falcons and Ulster Rugby travel to Wales to take on Scarlets. 

Pool 5 leaders Newcastle Falcons will be desperate to continue their stunning form in this season’s Heineken Champions Cup, having defeated French heavyweights RC Toulon and Montpellier in the opening two rounds of the competition. 

In order to do so, they will need to get past Edinburgh at BT Murrayfield, who breezed past Toulon after a narrow loss to Montpellier in Round 1. That match is live on BT Sport from 19:45 GMT, while the two French sides clash at Stade Felix-Mayol on Saturday at 15:15, live on BT Sport and beIN SPORTS. 

2018 Champions Cup semi-finalists Scarlets will again feature on Friday night, when they host Ulster, having been beaten by Leicester Tigers in the opening Round 2 match of the weekend. That Pool 4 tie from Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli gets underway at 19:45 GMT, live on BT Sport. 

Saturday sees all four Pool 1 sides in action, with defending champions Leinster Rugby looking to bounce back from defeat in Toulouse when they take on Bath Rugby at the Recreation Ground, live on BT Sport from 15:15 GMT.  

Wasps host Pool 1 leaders Toulouse at 17:30 GMT (live on BT Sport and beIN SPORTS), having played out a thrilling 35-35 draw in their last Heineken Champions Cup match at the Ricoh Arena. 

Gloucester Rugby will again be live on free-to-air television in the UK when they take on Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park on Saturday, with both sides desperate for a victory to boost their hopes of progressing from Pool 2. That all-English game will be on Channel 4 from 13:00 GMT, as well as Virgin Media and BT Sport. 

Pool 2 leaders Munster Rugby will attempt to defend their unbeaten record in this season’s competition on Sunday, when they entertain Castres Olympique at Thomond Park at 13:00 GMT. At the same time, two-time European Cup winners Saracens will attempt to make it three wins from as many matches when they host Cardiff Blues at Allianz Park. Both matches are live on BT Sport. 

Rounding off the weekend, 2018 finalists Racing 92 will be looking to continue their excellent form when they take on two-time winners Leicester Tigers at the stunning Paris La Defense Arena. The Pool 4 encounter will be live on FR2, beIN SPORTS and BT Sport from 15:15 GMT.