The seedings for next year’s Heineken Cup have been released. Pool one features the three Irish provinces, as well as three French heavyweights, including this year’s finalists. Pool two sees a healthy English contingent, while the bulk of the RaboDirect teams find themselves in Pools three and four.
The draw will be made later this summer, with this potentially the last time the tournament will be held in its current format.
Full Heineken Cup seedings:
Pool 1: Ulster, Munster, Leinster, Clermont, Toulon, Toulouse
Pool 2: Leicester, Northampton, Saracens, Perpignan, Harlequins, Cardiff
Pool 3: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Ospreys, Scarlets, Montpellier, Connacht.
Pool 4: Gloucester, Zebre, Treviso, Exeter, Castres, Racing Metro.
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