Analysis: Why the World Cup schedule could hurt the Irish provinces in next season's Champions Cup
In two of the three opening seasons of the Heineken Cup, Irish teams failed to make it beyond the pool stages. Since then, it's happened only once.
- 'Overall it's a very competitive Pool' - head coach Leo Cullen reacts to Leinster's Champions Cup draw
- 'It's such a tough draw' - van Graan admits Munster face 'massive challenge' to emerge from group of death
- Cian Tracey: 'Defending champions, Zebo factor and condensed schedule - many threats for Munster after tough draw'