Thursday, 14 June 2012

Heineken Cup pool draw

The draw for the 2012/2013 Heineken Cup pools took place on 12.06.2012 in Dublin. Munster, Edinburgh, Saracens and Racing Metro 92 will play in pool 1. Toulouse, Leicester Tigers, Ospreys and Benetton Treviso in pool 2. In pool 3, we will see Biarritz Olympique, Harlequins, Connacht Rugby and a new Italian team Zebre.  Pool 4 includes Northampton Saints, Ulster Rugby, Glasgow Warriors and Castre Olympique. The champions – Leinster will play in pool 5 with Clermont Auvergne, Scarlets and Exeter Chiefs. 

Sale Sharks have been drawn in pool 6 and will face the Welsh team – Cardiff Blues and two French clubs – RC Toulon and Montpellier. Although there are no easy games in Heineken Cup, the draw is quite fortunate for Sharks. It looks that the match with Toulon will be very interesting. Fans will have the chance to see the legendary Jonny Wilkinson and also Andrew Sheridan who played for Sale Sharks for many years.
The first round is scheduled for 12th, 13th, and 14th of October.