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Familiar Look To Champions Cup Pool Draw

8th June 2017 By The Editor

Following this afternoon’s Pool Draw, top seeds Munster will face familiar opposition in next season’s Champions Cup, drawn against Racing 92, Leicester Tigers and Castres Olympique in Pool 4.

Following this afternoon’s Pool Draw, top seeds Munster will face familiar opposition in next season’s Champions Cup, drawn against Racing 92, Leicester Tigers and Castres Olympique in Pool 4.

Prior to the main draw, Munster were one of two domestic league runners up sides drawn into Tier 1, alongside Premiership runners up Wasps with Toulon remaining in Tier 2.

Donnacha Ryan and Ronan O’Gara will come face to face with their old club when Munster take on Racing 92 for the second consecutive season, while the province and Leicester share a pool for the third consecutive season.  Munster face Castres in the Champions Cup for the first time since 2011/12.

The draw took place in the last ten minutes in Neuchatel, Switzerland, and was conducted by Champions Cup winners Austin Healy and Ieuan Evans.

European Champions Cup 2017/18 Pool Draw

POOL 1 POOL 2 POOL 3 POOL 4 POOL 5
 Wasps  Clermont  Exeter  Munster  Scarlets
 La Rochelle  Saracens  Leinster  Racing 92  Toulon
 Ulster  Ospreys  Montpellier  Leicester  Bath
 Harlequins  Northampton  Glasgow  Castres  Treviso

EPCR key dates – 2017/18 season

Round 1: 12/13/14/15 October
Round 2: 19/20/21/22 October
Round 3: 7/8/9/10 December
Round 4: 14/15/16/17 December
Round 5: 11/12/13/14 January 2018
Round 6: 18/19/20/21 January 2018
Quarter-finals: 29/30/31 March – 1 April 2018
Semi-finals: 20/21/22 April 2018

Bilbao Finals 2018
Challenge Cup final: Friday 11 May, San Mamés Stadium
Champions Cup final: Saturday 12 May, San Mamés Stadium

Finalised dates, venues and kick-off times will be confirmed in due course.

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