Heineken Cup pool draw 2012/2013

The draw for the Heineken Cup pool stages of the 2012/2013 competition.

Connacht Rugby will play Harlequins for the second season in a row, they also face trips to France to play Bairritz and to Parma to face new club Zebre.

Last years runners up Ulster are drawn with Northampton, Glasgow Warriors & Castres.

The reigning champions Leinster will face Clermont for the fourth year in row, they are joined by Scarlets & Exeter Chiefs in pool five. Which could turn out to be a very difficult pool.

Munster have got what may look like the easiest pool in Edinburgh, Saracens and Racing Metro.

Pool 1 Munster, Edinburgh, Saracens, Racing metro 92.
Pool 2 Toulouse, Leicester Tigers, Ospreys, Benneton
Pool 3 Biarritz, Harlequins, Connacht Rugby, Zebre
Pool 4 Northampton Saints, Ulster, Glasgow Warriors, Castres
Pool 5 Leinster, Clermont, Scarlets, Exeter Chiefs
Pool 6 Cardiff Blues, Toulon, Sale Sharks, Montpellier

2012/13 Heineken Cup Dates

Round 1 12/13/14 October 2012

Round 2 19/20/21 October 2012

Round 3 7/8/9 December 2012

Round 4 14/15/16 December 2012

Round 5 11/12/13 January 2013

Round 6 18/19/20 January 2013

Quarter-finals 5/6/7 April 2013

Semi-finals 26/27/28 April 2013

Dublin 2013 European club rugby finals

Amlin Challenge Cup final – RDS, Friday, 17 May 2013 (8.00pm)

Heineken Cup final– Aviva Stadium, Saturday, 18 May 2013 (5.00pm)


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