Munster get an absolute dog of a Champions Cup group
Munster rarely do it easy, or get a chance to do it easy.
2019/20, as well as blasting off with a World Cup jamboree in Japan, features all four Irish provinces in the Champions Cup.
The draw for that competition took place on Wednesday afternoon in Lausanne, Switzerland and was preceded by the Challenge Cup draw.
Here is how it all worked out for each of the provinces.
POOL 1 - Lyon, Northampton Saints, Benetton Treviso.
POOL 4 - Saracens, Racing 92, Ospreys.
POOL 5 - Toulouse, Gloucester, Montpellier.
POOL 3 - Clermont, Harlequins, Bath.
Pool 4 is definitely next season's GROUP OF ABSOLUTE, DIRTY DEATH:
EPCR weekends – 2019/20 season
- Round 1: 15/16/17 November 2019
- Round 2: 22/23/24 November 2019
- Round 3: 6/7/8 December 2019
- Round 4: 13/14/15 December 2019
- Round 5: 10/11/12 January 2020
- Round 6: 17/18/19 January 2020
- Quarter-finals: 3/4/5 April 2020
Semi-finals: 1/2/3 May 20202020 finals – Stade de Marseille
Challenge Cup final – Friday 22 May
Heineken Champions Cup final – Saturday 23 May
It should be a cracking Champions Cup competition, again.