REVEALED: Next season’s Champions Cup pools ARE IN!
Former European Cup winners Ieuan Evans and Austin Healey made the draw for the 2017/18 Champions Cup competition at Hotel Beau-Rivage in Neuchatel, Switzerland.
The Challenge Cup was also drawn and is as follows:
The Champions Cup draw followed the draw for the Challenge Cup.
The mechanics of the Champions Cup draw are as follows:
CHAMPIONS CUP RANKINGS
For the purposes of creating the Tiers, the Premiership, PRO12 and TOP 14 clubs are ranked based on their league performances and on their performances in the knockout phases. For clubs which did not qualify for the knockout phases of their leagues, or which were eliminated at the same stage of the knockout phase, rankings are decided by league table finishing positions.