Heineken Cup champions Munster will face Sale Sharks, ASM Clermont Auvergne and Montauban in Pool 1 following the Pool draw for the 14th season of European club rugby's premier tournament, which kicks-off on the weekend of 10/11/12th October, 2008.
The draw was conducted using the new merit-based ERC European Ranking system based on the qualified teams' performances over the past four seasons in the Heineken Cup and knock-out stages of the European Challenge Cup.
The 24 teams who have qualified for the 2008-2009 competition were graded into four Tiers of six teams each with each of the six Pools having one team from each of the four Tier levels.
POOL 1: Munster, Sale Sharks, ASM Clermont Auvergne, Montauban
POOL 2: London Wasps, Leinster, Castres Olympique, Edinburgh
POOL 3: Leicester Tigers, Perpignan, Ospreys, Benetton Treviso
POOL 4: Stade Francais Paris, Llanelli Scarlets, Ulster Rugby, Harlequins
POOL 5: Toulouse, Bath Rugby, Newport Gwent Dragons, Glasgow Warriors
POOL 6: Biarritz Olympique, Gloucester Rugby, Cardiff Blues, Rugby Calvisano