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This month is all about the start of the Heineken Cup, which means domestic rugby will go on the backburner for a couple of weeks.
But there are a number of big games to watch for in the coming month. Here are the games worth keeping an eye out for.
London Wasps vs. Worcester Warriors - Two attacking mid-table teams who will duke it out in a high-scoring affair.
Exeter Chiefs vs. Harlequins - How will the champions fare against Exeter in the Devon fortress of Sandy Park?
Northampton Saints vs. Saracens - Two title contenders square off in a clash of styles.
Gloucester v Leicester Tigers - Leicester will be hoping to get their season back on track when they journey to take on a young, talented Gloucester outfit.
Biarritz vs. Toulon - Toulon will be looking to rebound from last weekend's hammering, but Biarritz is a hard place to go in search of a win.
Racing Metro vs. Montpellier - A playoff six-pointer as two mid-table sides square off trying to stay in the race for the knockout stages.
Stade Francais vs. Toulouse - This used to be the biggest game on the French calendar, and while it's lost some of its glamour, it remains a must-watch game.
Clermont vs. Biarritz - Biarritz are one of the teams chasing leaders Clermont, so don't expect them to hold anything back in this top-of-the-table bout.
Leinster vs. Munster - Always a big occasion, both sides will be trying to use this as a springboard to launch successful European campaigns.
Llanelli Scarlets vs. Newport-Gwent Dragons - Welsh derbies are passionate affairs, and this will be no different. Expect the Dragons to give everything trying to beat one of Wales' top sides.
Edinburgh vs. Llanelli Scarlets - These are two sides blessed with try-scoring backs, so expect a seesaw battle with lots of scoring.
Treviso vs. Glasgow - If Treviso want to move up the table, these are the games they should be winning, but don't expect Glasgow to roll over, as they will be in search of much-needed points.