Tough Draw For Munster In Champions Cup

Written 4 weeks ago by Sport Midlands


The draw for the Pool stage for next season’s European Champions Cup has taken place in Lausanne.

Munster have been handed a difficult draw in Pool 4, alongside reigning champions Saracens, who lifted their third European crown in Newcastle last month.

Simon Zebo’s Racing 92 and the Ospreys are also in that pool.

Leo Cullen’s Leinster are in Pool 1 with Lyon, Northampton Saints, who they beat in the 2011 European decider, and Benetton.

Ulster will meet Clermont Auvergne, Harlequins and Bath in Pool 3.

Connacht are back in the competition for the first time in three years, and they are set to be in Pool 5 alongside Toulouse, Gloucester and Montpellier.

The other group of four – Pool 2 – sees top seeds Exeter Chiefs with Glasgow Warriors, La Rochelle and Sale Sharks.