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Provinces learn their opponents as Champions Cup and Challenge Cup pool draws made

The draws took place at the Aviva Stadium this afternoon.

Benjamin Kayser and Heineken Ireland managing director, Maarten Schuurman, at today's draw.
Benjamin Kayser and Heineken Ireland managing director, Maarten Schuurman, at today's draw.
Image: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

THE DRAWS FOR the 2022/23 Champions Cup and Challenge Cup have taken place at the Aviva Stadium today. 

Under the new Champions Cup format, clubs are drawn into two pools with four tiers in each, and they must play two teams home and away. 

This year’s beaten finalists, Leinster, will face Racing 92 and Gloucester in Pool A.

Munster, under new head coach Graham Rowntree, are set to take on old foes Toulouse and Northampton Saints in Pool B. 

Also in Pool B, Ulster, will meet reigning champions La Rochelle and Sale Sharks. 

munster-rugby-are-drawn-out Munster are drawn out. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

In the Challenge Cup, meanwhile, Connacht have been drawn in Pool A alongside Brive and Newcastle Falcons. 

Round One of both tournaments will take place on 9/10/11 December, with exact details yet to be finalised.

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