Reigning Heineken Cup Champions Leinster have been drawn in Pool 3 of next season’s tournament and will face Bath, Glasgow Warriors and Montpellier as they try to defend the title they won in Cardiff just over a fortnight ago.
The draw for the 17th tournament was made today at Twickenham Stadium, where the final will be held next May.
In Pool 1 former European Champions Munster will line-up against this year’s finalists Northampton Saints.
Connacht in their first season in the competition have been drawn against English sides Harlequins and Gloucester as well as four times winners of the Heineken Cup, Toulouse.
Full reaction from the clubs to follow.
2011/12 Heineken Cup Pool Draw:
Pool 1: Munster, Northampton Saints, Scarlets, Castres
Pool 2: Cardiff Blues, London Irish, Edinburgh, Racing Metro 92
Pool 3: Leinster, Bath Rugby, Glasgow Warriors, Montpellier
Pool 4: Leicester Tigers, Clermont Auvergne, Ulster, Aironi
Pool 5: Biarritz Olympic, Ospreys, Saracens, Benetton Treviso
Pool 6: Toulouse, Harlequins, Gloucester, Connacht


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