Munster learn opponents for 2023/24 Heineken Champions Cup

The final of the competition will be held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium next May with Munster seeking a first European success since 2008.

Munster will face Bayonne, Exeter Chiefs, Toulon and Northampton Saints in the pool stages of the 2023/24 Champions Cup.

Munster were drawn in Pool 3 which also includes the Glasgow Warriors. The URC Champions were drawn as a Tier 1 side alongside champions La Rochelle, Toulouse and Saracens.

13 May 2023; Jack Crowley of Munster celebrates after kicking a dropgoal to win the game during the United Rugby Championship Semi-Final match between Leinster and Munster at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

The four highest-ranked clubs from each of the pools will qualify for the knockout stage.

Fixture details will be confirmed at a later date.

Munster are two-time European Champions, winning the Heineken Cup in 2006 and again two years later before the competition was rebranded to the Champions Cup. That 2008 win over Toulouse was their last trip to the final with Leinster claiming four titles in the meantime.

The Irish province were beaten by Ronan O’Gara’s La Rochelle in the second successive final last month.

Draw

Pool 1

Saracens

Union Bordeaux-Bègles

Vodacom Bulls

Bristol Bears

Connacht Rugby

Lyon

Pool 2

Stade Toulousain

Cardiff Rugby

Bath Rugby

Racing 92

Harlequins

Ulster Rugby

Pool 3

Munster Rugby

Aviron Bayonnais

Glasgow Warriors

Exeter Chiefs

RC Toulon

Northampton Saints

Pool 4

Stade Rochelais

Stade Francais Paris

Leicester Tigers

DHL Stormers

Leinster Rugby

Sale Sharks

2023/24 WEEKENDS

Round 1 – 8/9/10 December 2023

Round 2 – 15/16/17 December 2023

Round 3 – 12/13/14 January 2024

Round 4 – 19/20/21 January 2024

Round of 16 – 5/6/7 April 2024

Quarter-finals – 12/13/14 April 2024

Semi-finals – 3/4/5 May 2024

EPCR Challenge Cup final – Friday 24 May 2024, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Champions Cup final – Saturday 25 May 2024, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

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