Munster face tough task after Champions Cup Draw is complete


Munster have been drawn into Pool 4 of the 2019/2020 Champions Cup this afternoon in what is a tough draw for last years semi-finalists.

The 2019/2020 Champions Cup Pool Draw. Credit: EPC Rugby

Johann Van Grann’s side have been handed a very difficult draw on paper, facing current holders Saracens who beat Munster in last year’s semi-final, as well as a Racing 92 outfit with some Munster stock of its own in Simon Zebo, Donnacha Ryan and Mike Prendergast. Pro 14 side Ospreys make up Pool 4 in what some are calling the “Group of Death”

The first round fixtures in the Heineken Champions Cup will take place on the weekend of November 15-17. This is in order to avoid a clash with the Rugby World Cup in Japan and is a later than usual start.

Complete Heineken Champions Cup Pools 2019/2020

Pool 1: Leinster, Lyon, Northampton, Benetton

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Pool 2: Exeter, Glasgow, La Rochelle, Sale

Pool 3: Clermont, Ulster, Harlequins, Bath

Pool 4: Saracens, Munster, Racing 92, Ospreys

Pool 5: Toulouse, Gloucester, Connacht, Montpellier

EPCR weekends – 2019/20 season
Round 1: November 15-17, 2019
Round 2: November 22-24, 2019
Round 3: December 6-8, 2019
Round 4: December 13-15, 2019
Round 5: January 10-12, 2020
Round 6: January 17-19, 2020
Quarter-finals: April 3-5, 2020
Semi-finals: May 1-3, 2020

2020 finals – Stade de Marseille
Challenge Cup final – Friday, May 22
Heineken Champions Cup final, Saturday, May 23

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