Now that the 2006 season is over, fans are turning their attention to next season. Which teams will be included in the Pools Draw for the 2006/07 European Challenge Cup?

The European Challenge Cup will kick-off next season on the weekend of 20 / 21 / 22 October. The format for the Pool stages of the tournaments is unchanged from the 2005/06 season.

There will be 5 Pools of 4 teams competiting for the 2006/07 European Challenge Cup.

The teams that are confirmed are as follows:

FRANCE (7)

ASM Clermont Auvergne
Brive
Narbonne
Montpellier
Bayonne
Montauban
Albi

ENGLAND (6)

Newcastle Falcons
Worcester Warriors
Bath Rugby
Saracens
Bristol Rugby
NEC Harlequins

ITALY (3)

Viadanna
Petrarca Padova
GRAN Parma

IRELAND (1)

Connacht

ROMANIA (1)

Bucuresti

SCOTLAND (1)

Glasgow Warriors

WALES (1)

Newport Gwent Dragons