ERC confirm tiers for 2013/14

29th May 2013, 17:52

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Tier 1: Toulon

Tier 1: Toulon

The ERC has announced the respective tiers for teams ahead of next week's Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup Pool draws.

The ERC has officially announced the respective tiers for teams ahead of next Wednesday's Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup Pool draws.

Heineken Cup winners Toulon make their debut in Tier 1 alongside Clermont, Toulouse, Ulster, Munster and Challenge Cup winners Leinster.

Due to France having more teams in the elite competition, Racing will be drawn last into a pool with another outfit from the Top 14 competition.

Biarritz, Stade Francais, London Wasps, Bath and Brive occupy the top Tier of the Challenge Cup.

2013/14 Heineken Cup clubs and tiers

Tier 1 - Leinster, Toulon, Toulouse, Clermont Auvergne, Ulster, Munster

Tier 2 - Northampton Saints, Harlequins, Cardiff Blues, Saracens, Leicester Tigers, Perpignan

Tier 3 - Edinburgh, Ospreys, Scarlets, Glasgow Warriors, Montpellier, Connacht

Tier 4 - Gloucester, Castres Olympique, Racing Metro 92, Exeter Chiefs, Benetton Treviso, Zebre

The draw for the 2013/14 Heineken Cup pools will take place at the Aviva Stadium on Wednesday, 5 June following the Amlin Challenge Cup draw at 2.30pm


2013/14 Amlin Challenge Cup clubs and tiers

Tier 1 - Biarritz Olympique, Stade Francais, London Wasps, Bath, Brive

Tier 2 - London Irish, Sale Sharks, Dragons, England (TBC), Rugby Viadana

Tier 3 - Bayonne, I Cavalieri Prato, Worcester Warriors, Bordeaux-Bègles, Cammi Rugby Calvisano

Tier 4 - Grenoble, Mogliano Rugby, Oyonnax, Bucharest Wolves, Spanish representative

The draw for the 2013/14 Amlin Challenge Cup pools will take place at the Aviva Stadium on Wednesday, 5 June at 2.30pm