Clermont line up champs Leinster

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 12:10
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Clermont Auvergne will get an early opportunity next season to avenge their Heineken Cup semifinal defeat to champions Leinster.

Clermont Auvergne will get an early opportunity next season to avenge their Heineken Cup semifinal defeat to champions Leinster.

The Dublin-based side will take on Clermont, English newcomers the Exeter Chiefs and Scarlets in Pool Five next season as they look to secure an unprecedented third consecutive title.

The draw for European club rugby's elite competition took place on Tuesday at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin where the 18th Heineken Cup final will be staged on Saturday, 18 May 2013.

Last season's runners-up Ulster will be in Pool Four alongside Northampton Saints, Glasgow Warriors and Castres Olympique, while two-time winners, Munster, are up against Edinburgh, Saracens and Racing Metro 92 in Pool One.

Current English Premiership champions, Harlequins, are in Pool Three with Biarritz Olympique, Connacht and Italian newcomers, Zebre.

In tandem with the draw, ERC also announced that the Amlin Challenge Cup Final, which gets the Dublin 2013 finals weekend underway, will kick off at the RDS on Friday, 17 May.

2012/13 Heineken Cup Pool Draw

Pool One: Munster, Edinburgh, Saracens, Racing Metro 92

Pool Two: Toulouse, Leicester Tigers, Ospreys, Benetton Treviso

Pool Three: Biarritz Olympique, Harlequins, Connacht Rugby, Zebre

Pool Four: Northampton Saints, Ulster, Glasgow Warriors, Castres Olympique

Pool Five: Leinster, ASM Clermont Auvergne, Scarlets, Exeter Chiefs

Pool Six: Cardiff Blues, RC Toulon, Sale Sharks, Montpellier

2012/13 Heineken Cup Dates

Round One:  12/13/14 October 2012

Round Two:  19/20/21 October 2012

Round Three:  7/8/9 December 2012

Round Four:  14/15/16 December 2012

Round Five:  11/12/13 January 2013

Round Six:  18/19/20 January 2013

Quarterfinals:  5/6/7 April 2013

Semifinals:  26/27/28 April 2013

Dublin 2013 European club rugby Finals

Amlin Challenge Cup final:  RDS, Friday, 17 May 2013

Heineken Cup final:  Aviva Stadium, Saturday, 18 May 2013

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FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 28 April 2017
Highlanders v Stormers 07h35 Dunedin
Cardiff Blues v Zebre 18h05 Cardiff
Edinburgh v Dragons 18h35 Myreside
Leinster v Glasgow Warriors 18h35 RDS Arena
Newcastle Falcons v Worcester Warriors 19h00 Kingston Park
Sat, 29 April 2017
Chiefs v Sunwolves 07h35 Hamilton
Reds v Waratahs 09h45 Suncorp Stadium
Force v Lions 11h55 Perth
Ospreys v Ulster 14h00 Liberty Stadium
Bath v Gloucester 14h00 Recreation Ground
Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints 14h00 Sandy Park
Saracens v Bristol 14h00 Allianz Park
Harlequins v Wasps 14h00 Twickenham Stoop
Leicester Tigers v Sale Sharks 14h00 Welford Road
Cheetahs v Crusaders 15h15 Bloemfontein
Treviso v Munster 17h05 Stadio Monigo
Kings v Rebels 17h30 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Connacht v Scarlets 18h35 Sportsground
Jaguares v Sharks 19h40 Buenos Aires
Sun, 30 April 2017
Brumbies v Blues 06h05 Canberra
RESULT SCORE
Sun, 23 April 2017
Clermont Auvergne v Leinster 27 | 22
Sat, 22 April 2017
Sharks v Rebels 9 | 9
Bulls v Cheetahs 20 | 14
Munster v Saracens 10 | 26
Force v Chiefs 7 | 16
Crusaders v Stormers 57 | 24
Highlanders v Sunwolves 40 | 15
Fri, 21 April 2017
Lions v Jaguares 24 | 21
Waratahs v Kings 24 | 26
Hurricanes v Brumbies 56 | 21
Mon, 17 April 2017
UP-Tuks v Maties 28 | 21
Sun, 16 April 2017
Bristol v Wasps 21 | 36
Northampton Saints v Saracens 25 | 27
Sat, 15 April 2017
Connacht v Leinster 24 | 37
Treviso v Edinburgh 21 | 6
EUROPEAN CUP
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Pool 1
Team P W D L Pts
Munster 6 5 0 1 24
Glasgow Warriors 6 4 0 2 19
Leicester Tigers 6 2 0 4 8
Racing Metro 6 1 0 5 5
Pool 2
Team P W D L Pts
Wasps 6 4 1 1 22
Toulouse 6 3 2 1 18
Connacht 6 4 0 2 18
Zebre 6 0 0 6 0
Pool 3
Team P W D L Pts
Saracens 6 5 1 0 24
Toulon 6 3 0 3 16
Scarlets 6 2 1 3 11
Sale Sharks 6 1 0 5 4
Pool 4
Team P W D L Pts
Leinster 6 4 1 1 23
Montpellier 6 3 0 3 16
Castres 6 2 1 3 12
Northampton Saints 6 2 0 4 9
Pool 5
Team P W D L Pts
Clermont Auvergne 6 5 0 1 26
Bordeaux 6 3 0 3 14
Exeter Chiefs 6 2 0 4 12
Ulster 6 2 0 4 10