Saints to face Quins, Dragons, Gloucester and Exeter in LV= Cup

HEARTBREAK - Calum Clark and Tom May show their disappointment at the end of last season's LV= Cup Final defeat at the hands of Leicester Tigers
HEARTBREAK - Calum Clark and Tom May show their disappointment at the end of last season's LV= Cup Final defeat at the hands of Leicester Tigers

SAINTS will face Harlequins, Dragons, Gloucester and Exeter as they aim to reach a third LV= Cup final in four years.

The draw sees Jim Mallinder’s men start with a game against Aviva Premiership champions Quins at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday, November 10.

That’s followed by a trip to south Wales to take on the Dragons on the weekend commencing November 16 with a home game against Gloucester on the weekend of Jaunary 25-27.

The clash with Exeter takes place a week later, with Saints aiming to finish above Bath, Ospreys and London Welsh in pool 4.

The top-placed side in the fixture-comparative standings will advance to the semi-finals on the weekend of March 8-10.

The tournament final will take place the following weekend, on Sunday, March 17 at a venue to be confirmed by the tournament organisers at a later date.