11 Dec, 16:22
Anticipation is building in the Munster camp ahead of the second half of the crucial Heineken Cup double-header against Perpignan.
The structure has changed for next season with the competition reducing team numbers from 32 to 24, playing in six pools of 4.
The top side in each pool will progress to knockout stage, along with the two best runners-up and the eight quarter-finalists will be ranked with teams ranked 1-4 having home advantage.
Munster A are at home in the first round against Scottish side Stirling County and then travel for rounds 2 and 3 to Nottingham Rugby, who were pool opponents in 2010/11, and then Plymouth Albion who Munster defeated home and away in season 2012/13. Former Munster outhalf Declan Cusack now plays his club rugby with Plymouth Albion.
Pool 1: Leinster A, Wales 3, Moseley, Ealing Trailfinders
Pool 2: London Welsh, Wales 2, London Scottish, Edinburgh Academicals
Pool 3: Bedford Blues, Rotherham Titans, Wales 4, Connacht
Pool 4: Munster A, Nottingham Rugby, Plymouth Albion, Stirling County
Pool 5: Bristol Rugby, Wales 1, Leeds Carnegie, Gala
Pool 6: Cornish Pirates, Ulster Ravens, Ayr, Jersey RFC
Pool 4 Fixtures:
Round 1: Plymouth Albion v Nottingham Rugby, Munster A v Stirling County
Round 2: Nottingham Rugby v Munster A, Stirling County v Plymouth Albion
Round 3: Stirling County v Nottingham Rugby, Plymouth Albion v Munster A
Round 4: Nottingham Rugby v Stirling County, Munster A v Plymouth Albion
Round 5: Plymouth Albion v Stirling County, Munster A v Nottingham Rugby
Round 6: Nottingham Rugby v Plymouth Albion, Stirling County v Munster A