Munster Learn Pool Opponents for 2021/22 Champions Cup

Munster will face Castres and Wasps in Pool B of the 2021/22 Champions Cup after the draw was made earlier today.

Munster Rugby will have French side Castres and English side Wasps for company in the pool stages of the Champions Cup in December.

Munster fell to eventual champions Toulouse in the quarter-final in a titanic tussle at Thomond Park last year. The Irish Province have yet to contest a final of the European Competition since they last won the Heineken Cup in 2008.

3 April 2021; Munster players, including Gavin Coombes, JJ Hanrahan and Mike Haley, dejected after their side’s defeat in the Heineken Champions Cup Round of 16 match between Munster and Toulouse at Thomond Park in Limerick. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Wasps narrowly missed out on a semi-final spot last year when Clermont’s Kotaro Matsushima scored a try in the 83rd minute of their quarter-final clash. This will be Castres first time in the Champions Cup since 2019, but will be avid to remain in the top league with a solid campaign this year.

The Champions Cup will continue it’s 12 team pool format for the 2021 Season, the tournament is set to be played over 9 weekends with 4 rounds of matches in the pool stage starting in December.

From there, the 8 highest ranked clubs from each pool will progress to the knockout stage, which will consist of a Round of 16 with both home and away fixtures, made up by quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final in Marseille on May 28th, 2022.

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