Saracens land tough Euro draw while Quins paired with Wasps

HEINEKEN Cup runners-up Saracens have been drawn in a testing pool alongside last year’s runners-up Clermont Auvergne in the inaugural European Rugby Champions Cup.

Sarries must also take on Irish heavyweights Munster and ever-improving Sale Sharks in Europe’s new premier club competition.

Harlequins and London Wasps have been paired in pool two with Leinster and Castres, while holders Toulon take on Leicester Tigers.

Sister competition, the European Rugby Challenge Cup, sees London Irish play Cardiff Blues, Grenoble and a qualifier.

EUROPEAN DRAW

Champions Cup
P1: Sarries, Munster, Sale, Clermont
P2: Leinster, Castres, Wasps, Quins
P3: Toulon, Leicester, Ulster, Scarlets
P4: Glasgow, M’pellier, Bath, Toulouse
P5: N’pton, R Metro, Ospreys, Treviso

Challenge Cup
P1: Cardiff, L Irish, Grenoble, Qualifier
P2: Exeter, Bayonne, Connacht,

La Rochelle
P3: Stade Francais, Newport G D, Newcastle, Qualifier
P4: E’burgh, Bordeaux, L Welsh, Lyon
P5: Gloucester, Brive, Zebre, Oyonnax