Saracens will start the 2023-24 Premiership season with a trip to Exeter Chiefs.

The defending champions head to Devon on October 14, with the campaign starting later because of the World Cup in France.

And they will be looking to defend their first title since being relegated for breaches of the salary cap in 2020, having beaten Sale Sharks 35-25 in an entertaining final at Twickenham in May.

There will be no relegation from the top flight this season, with only 10 teams competing following the demise of London Irish, Wasps and Worcester over the past 12 months.

A team could be promoted from the Championship for 2024-25 if they meet required standards.

The Premiership final will take place on Saturday, June 8 at Twickenham.

*Sarries start their EPCR Champions Cup pool stage with a trip to South Africa to take on Vodacom Bulls on December 9, before welcoming Irish club Connacht to StoneX Stadium a week later.

They face a huge match with Bordeaux-Begles in France on January 14, before their final pool match at home against Lyon (January 20).

All four matches will be broadcast live on TNT Sports, with the new multi-pool format played over eight weekends and four knockout stage rounds culminating in the final at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in May 2024.

*Sarries will begin their Premiership Cup campaign at Coventry on September 9 and host Gloucester a week later.

They entertain Nottingham on September 23, then visit Harlequins in front of the TNT Sports cameras on October 1.

The pool stage ends with a visit from Hartpury on October 7, with winners progressing to the semi-finals on the weekend of February 16-18 and the higher-ranked sides at home.

The final is on the weekend of March 15-17 at the home of the highest-ranked club.

Saracens 2023-24 Fixtures

Premiership - Oct 14: Exeter (a, 130pm); Oct 21: Bath (h, 3pm); Oct 27: Gloucester (a, 745pm); Nov 4: Leicester (h, 305pm); Nov 12: Newcastle (a, 3pm); Nov 18: Harlequins (a, 530pm); Nov 25: Bristol (h, 3pm); Dec 2: Northampton (h, 530pm); Dec 22: Sale (a, 745pm); Dec 30: Newcastle (h, 3pm); Jan 6: Leicester (a, 305pm); Jan 26: Exeter (h, tbc); March 23: Harlequins (h, tbc); March 29: Northampton (a, tbc); April 19: Gloucester (h, tbc); April 26: Bath (a, tbc); May 10: Bristol (a, tbc); May 18: Sale (h, tbc).

EPCR Champions Cup - Dec 9: Vodacom Bulls (Loftus Versfeld, 730pm); Dec 16: Connacht (h, 1pm); Jan 14: Union Bordeaux-Begles (Stade Chaban-Delmas, 630pm); Jan 20: Lyon (h, 8pm).

Premiership Cup - Sept 9: Coventry (Butt's Park Arena, 4pm); Sept 16: Gloucester (h, 2pm); Sept 23: Nottingham (h, 2pm); Oct 1: Harlequins (Twickenham Stoop, 230pm); Oct 7: Hartpury (h, 2pm). 

*Fixtures subject to change.