Munster's campaign to defend their B&I Cup title will commence away to English championship side Plymouth the weekend of October 12th.
Munster are placed in pool 7 and will face English sides Plymouth
, and Welsh side Aberavon
The competition has increased to 32 teams for the new season with eight pools of four and all four Irish provinces will be in action with Connacht including a side for the first time.
Munster’s B&I Cup Fixtures (weekends of)
Round 1 12-14 Oct.
Plymouth v Munster
Round 2 19-21 Oct.
Munster v Aberavon
Round 3 7-9 Dec.
Rotherham v Munster
Round 4 14-16 Dec.
Munster v Rotherham
Round 5 11-13 Jan. 2013
Aberavon v Munster
Round 6 19th Jan. 2013
Munster v Plymouth
British and Irish Cup Pools
Pool 1: Cardiff, Bridgend, Bristol, Ulster
Pool 2: Bedford, Bedwas, Stirling County, Neath
Pool 3: Carmarthen Quins, Dundee HSFP, Cornish Pirates, Swansea
Pool 4: Connacht, Cross Keys, Newport, Newcastle
Pool 5: Jersey, Pontypridd, Leinster, Leeds
Pool 6: Gala, Llanelli, London Scottish, Moseley
Pool 7: Aberavon, Munster, Plymouth, Rotherham
Pool 8: Doncaster, Llandovery, Melrose, Nottingham