SARACENS boss Mark McCall has welcomed another showdown with Ulster after the teams were drawn together in the pool stage of the European Rugby Champions Cup.
The two teams, who met at the quarter-final stage in 2013 and 2014, are joined in Pool 1 by four-time winners Toulouse and fellow French Top 14 side Oyonnax.
“Playing in the Champions Cup you expect to be playing the best in Europe,” said McCall. “Ulster are a team we know very well, one of the best in Europe, and we’ve had some classic battles with them.”
POOL STAGE DRAW
▀ POOL ONE: Saracens, Ulster, Toulouse, Oyonnax
▀ POOL TWO: Clermont Auvergne, Ospreys, Exeter, Bordeaux
▀ POOL THREE: Glasgow, Northampton, Racing 92, Scarlets
▀ POOL FOUR: Stade Francais, Munster, Leicester, Treviso
▀ POOL FIVE: Bath, Toulon, Leinster, Wasps
First matches 14-15 November