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Northampton Saints draw is not easy - Soane Tonga'uiha

Soane Tonga'uiha
Tonga'uiha was nominated for European Player of the Year

Northampton Saints forward Soane Tonga'uiha says their Heineken Cup pool will present big challenges.

Saints have been drawn against 2008 winners Munster, French side Castres and Welsh region Scarlets in Pool One.

Tonga'uiha told BBC Radio Northampton: "Making the final this year has steered us in the right direction but it's definitely not one of the easy ones.

"We all like a bit of a challenge. Hopefully we can get two hands on the trophy this time."

In Munster, they face a side who ended their Heineken Cup hopes at the quarter-final stage in 2009.

"Munster have made a few changes and so have we," said Tonga'uiha.

"We struggled with Castres last year but we got two wins. With Scarlets, we can see how they played against Leicester last year and they're a great outfit."

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see also
Teams learn draw for Heineken Cup
07 Jun 11 |  Rugby Union
Leinster 33-22 Northampton
22 May 11 |  Rugby Union
Munster 33-19 Northampton
10 Apr 10 |  Munster

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