Heineken Champions Cup: Saturday’s previews and team news

Three matches go ahead in the European Cup pool stages on Saturday; Games involving French and English clubs have been postponed; Racing 92 handed a 28-0 win after Ospreys unable to field a team

Last Updated: 17/12/21 4:23pm

Joe Marchant is back for Harlequins as they face Cardiff

We preview the three Heineken Champions Cup matches still going ahead in the second round of pool matches on Saturday, with Harlequins hosting Cardiff, Glasgow Warriors facing Exeter Chiefs and Munster taking on Castres…
Harlequins vs Cardiff (1pm, Pool B)The build-up: Cardiff are still without a large proportion of their squad for the second round of Champions Cup pool stage matches, although will have been encouraged by the battling performance their patched-up side produced in last week’s 39-7 loss to reigning European kings Toulouse.They now travel to Gallagher Premiership champions Harlequins, who had to hold off a late fightback away to Castres before emerging 20-18 victors against the French side in their Pool B opener. European Cup matches postponed over French travel restrictions Most European matches involving French and British clubs this weekend have been postponed, tournament organiser EPCR has announced. Quins will be seeking to score a rare European success in this Anglo-Welsh clash, having won just one, drawn two and lost five of their previous eight Champions Cup games against Cardiff.Team news: Quins make four changes to their starting XV from the win in Castres, including Joe Marchant returning to the back line on the wing. Will Hobson and Mak Wilson could make their European debuts from the repla …