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Munster Discover Champions Cup Pool Opposition

21st July 2021 By The Editor

Munster Discover Champions Cup Pool Opposition

Munster Rugby will face Wasps Rugby and Castres Olympique in Pool B of the 2021/22 Champions Cup.

Munster Rugby will face Wasps Rugby and Castres Olympique in Pool B of the 2021/22 Champions Cup.

The province’s four Pool games will feature home and away matches against Wasps and Castres in December and January with details of the competition format below.

The exact dates of the Heineken Champions Cup pool stage fixtures, as well as venues, kick-off times and TV coverage, will be announced as soon as possible following consultation with clubs and EPCR’s partner broadcasters.

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Champions Cup Format

The Heineken Champions Cup will once again be competed for by 24 clubs with eight representatives from the Gallagher Premiership, the Guinness PRO14 and the Top 14 having secured their places. (See qualifiers and rankings below)

The clubs have been divided into two pools of 12 – Pool A and Pool B – by means of a draw and the tournament will be played over nine weekends with four rounds of matches in the pool stage starting in December.

The eight highest-ranked clubs from each pool will qualify for the knockout stage which will consist of a Round of 16 on a home and away basis, quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final in Marseille on 28 May 2022.

2021/22 key dates

Round 1 – 10/11/12 December

Round 2 – 17/18/19 December

Round 3 – 14/15/16 January 2022

Round 4 – 21/22/23 January 2022

Round of 16 (1st leg) – 8/9/10 April 2022

Round of 16 (2nd leg) – 15/16/17 April 2022

Quarter-finals – 6/7/8 May 2022

Semi-finals – 13/14/15 May 2022

Challenge Cup final – Friday 27 May 2022; Stade Vélodrome, Marseille

Heineken Champions Cup final – Saturday 28 May 2022; Stade Vélodrome, Marseille

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