Next season's Champions Cup draw to take place on Wednesday

The 24 clubs in four tiers based on rankings, will be drawn into two pools of 12

The draw for next season’s Champions Cup takes place in Lausanne, Switzerland at lunctime on Wednesday. File photograph: Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images

The draw for next season’s Champions Cup takes place in Lausanne, Switzerland at lunctime on Wednesday. File photograph: Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images

 

All four provinces will again go into the draw for next season’s Heineken Champions Cup which takes place in Lausanne, Switzerland on Wednesday at 12.00pm (Irish time).

The draw, which will be live-streamed on the competition’s official website, will be run on the same lines as last season, with the 24 clubs first placed into four tiers based on their rankings, before being drawn into two pools of 12 - Pool A and Pool B.

Clubs from the same league in the same tier cannot be drawn into the same pool.

Pool draw tiers

Tier 1: Harlequins, Exeter Chiefs, Leinster Rugby, Munster Rugby, Stade Toulousain, Stade Rochelais

Tier 2: Bristol Bears, Sale Sharks, Ulster Rugby, Connacht Rugby, Racing 92, Union Bordeaux-Bègles

Tier 3: Northampton Saints, Leicester Tigers, Scarlets, Ospreys, ASM Clermont Auvergne, Stade Français Paris

Tier 4: Bath Rugby, Wasps, Cardiff Rugby, Glasgow Warriors, Castres Olympique, Montpellier Hérault Rugby

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