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Heineken Cup draw - full details

Heineken Cup

Heineken Cup champions Munster have been drawn alongside England's Sale and French sides Clermont Auvergne and Montauban in next season's pool stages.

Guinness Premiership champions Wasps drew Magners League champions Leinster, Castres and Edinburgh in Pool Two.

And Leicester are in possibly the toughest pool with French side Perpignan and Welsh side the Ospreys.

The draw in Dublin was seeded for the first time, with 24 teams from six nations split into four tiers.

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Last season's runners-up Toulouse are in Pool Five with Bath, Newport Gwent Dragons and Glasgow, while Gloucester are pitted against French giants Biarritz, Cardiff Blues and Calvisano of Italy.

English side Harlequins will fancy their chances of advancing after being drawn with French giants Stade Francais, Llanelli Scarlets and Ulster in Pool Four.


Heineken Cup 2008/09 draw:

Pool 1
Munster (Ire)
Sale (Eng)
Clermont Auvergne (Fra)
Montauban (Fra)

Pool 2
Wasps (Eng)
Leinster (Ire)
Castres (Fra)
Edinburgh (Sco)

Pool 3
Leicester (Eng)
Perpignan (Fra)
Ospreys (Wal)
Treviso (Ita)

Pool 4
Stade Francais (Fra)
Llanelli Scarlets (Wal)
Ulster (Ire)
Harlequins (Eng)

Pool 5
Toulouse (Fra)
Bath (Eng)
Newport Gwent Dragons (Wal)
Glasgow (Sco)

Pool 6
Biarritz (Fra)
Gloucester (Eng)
Cardiff Blues (Wal)
Calvisano (Ita)


Heineken Cup fixtures:

Round One: 10-12 October

Round Two: 17-19 October

Round Three: 5-7 December

Round Four: 12-14 December

Round Five: 16-18 January

Round Six: 23-25 January

Quarter-finals: 10-12 April

Semi-finals: 1-3 May

Final: 22-24 May (Murrayfield)




see also
Tough Euro draw for Scottish pair
17 Jun 08 |  Rugby Union
Munster return to summit
25 May 08 |  Rugby Union
Skipper O'Connell hails Munster
25 May 08 |  Rugby Union
Munster 16-13 Toulouse
24 May 08 |  Rugby Union
Heineken Cup 2008/9
02 May 08 |  Rugby Union
European rugby archive
16 Aug 06 |  Rugby Union
Heineken Cup tables
09 Aug 06 |  Tables


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