Munster learn Champions Cup pool opponents for next season

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The draw for next season's Champions Cup has been made.

Munster have found out who they will be playing in next season’s Heineken Champions Cup after today’s draw in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Johann van Graan’s side have been drawn in Pool 2 along with French outfit Castres Qlympique and English duo Exeter Chiefs and Gloucester.

It will be a swift return to Thomond Park for South African second row Gerbrandt Grobler who will be playing for Gloucester next season after leaving Munster.

The first round of pool fixtures take place on the weekend of October 12th to 14th. Next season’s final is penned in for St James’ Park in Newcastle.

Elsewhere, champions Leinster have been drawn in Pool 1 along with Wasps, Toulouse and Bath.

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Ulster have also been handed a tough draw. They will face off against Scarlets, Racing 92 and Leicester Tigers. Connacht will play Bordeaux-Begles, Perpignan and Sale Sharks in the Challenge Cup

Champions Cup Draw in Full.

Pool 1

Leinster

Wasps

Toulouse

Bath

Pool

Pool 2

Munster

Castres Olympique

Exeter Chiefs

Gloucester

Pool 3

Saracens

Glasgow Warrious

Lyon

Cardiff Blues

Pool 4

Montpellier

Newcastle Falcons

Edinburgh

Toulon