Connacht have learned who they will be facing in the next season of the Heineken Champions Cup.
In Pool 5 of the Heineken Champions Cup Connacht will face off against French teams Toulouse and Montpellier as well as Premiership side Gloucester in the 2019/2020 season.
Toulouse and Connacht have scrapped four times in the pool stages of the last five seasons, but the haven’t met Montpellier since the 2009/10 Challenge Cup.
The English side has come west more recently as the Connacht and Gloucester faced off at the Sportsground for the 2017/18 Challenge Cup quarter-finals.
The full list of sides for the 2019/20 Heineken Champions Cup is:
Leinster, Lyon, Northampton Saints, Benetton
Exeter Chiefs, Glasgow Warriors, La Rochelle, Sale Sharks
Clermont Auvergne, Ulster, Harlequins, Bath
Saracens, Munster, Racing 92, Opsreys
Toulouse, Gloucester, CONNACHT, Montpellier
Round 1: 15/16/17 November 2019
Round 2: 22/23/24 November 2019
Round 3: 6/7/8 December 2019
Round 4: 13/14/15 December 2019
Round 5: 10/11/12 January 2020
Round 6: 17/18/19 January 2020
Quarter-finals: 3/4/5 April 2020
Semi-finals: 1/2/3 May 2020
Final: 23 May 2020
photo credit: Connacht Rugby