At last, it’s a proper seeding system – no more ridiculous pools with three top sides that robs the competition of some of the finest teams before the knockout stages.
The groups look much more even for next season, although Pool 3 looks particularly exciting.
Heineken Cup 2008/09 draw:
Clermont Auvergne (Fra)
Stade Francais (Fra)
Newport Gwent Dragons (Wal)