Saracens drawn with Toulon in Champions Cup

Date published: June 29 2016

The 2016/17 Champions Cup pool draw has been made, with last season’s winners Saracens alongside Toulon, Scarlets and Sale.

Saracens, who won the domestic and European double in 2015/16, will be looking to back that up when they kick off their Pool 3 campaign.

Pool 1 will see beaten finalists Racing 92 face tough opposition in Glasgow, Leicester and Munster in what is arguably the ‘Pool of Death’.

PRO12 champions Connacht are alongside big-spending Wasps, Toulouse and Zebre while Challenge Cup winners Montpellier face Leinster, Northampton and Castres in what should be a tight Pool 4 in the competition.

But perhaps the pick of the European groups comes in Pool 5 as Exeter Chiefs prepare to face Clermont, Ulster and Bordeaux-Bègles.

Champions Cup Pools 2016/2017

Pool 1: Racing 92, Glasgow Warriors, Leicester Tigers, Munster

Pool 2: Connacht, Wasps, Toulouse, Zebre

Pool 3: Saracens, Toulon, Scarlets, Sale Sharks

Pool 4: Leinster, Montpellier, Northampton Saints, Castres

Pool 5: Exeter Chiefs, Clermont, Ulster, Bordeaux-Bègles