The draw to decide the 2007 / 2008 Heineken Cup Pools will take place on Wednesday, 20 June, at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.

ERC Chairman Jean-Pierre Lux will conduct the draw which will decide the composition of the six Pools of four teams each for the 2007 / 2008 Heineken Cup Pool stages. 
 
POOL DRAW FORMAT

The six top seeds from the six nations will be kept apart at the head of the six Pools.


The confirmed top seeds are: London Wasps (England), Stade Français Paris (France), Leinster (Ireland), Benetton Treviso (Italy), Glasgow Warriors (Scotland) and the Ospreys (Wales).


No two teams from the same country will be drawn in the same Pool except for the seventh English club who could face any of their six domestic rivals.


Step 1 – Six top seeded teams drawn into six separate Pools
Step 2 – Five English teams drawn into five separate Pools
Step 3 – Five French teams drawn into five separate Pools
Step 4 – Three Welsh teams drawn into three separate Pools
Step 5 – Two Irish teams drawn into two separate Pools
Step 6 – The remaining Italian and Scottish teams drawn into two separate Pools
Step 7 – Seventh English team drawn into final Pool spot


HEINEKEN CUP 2007 / 2008 QUALIFIERS


ENGLAND (7)
London Wasps (seeded)
Leicester Tigers
Gloucester Rugby
Bristol Rugby
Saracens
London Irish
NEC Harlequins


FRANCE (6)
Stade Francais Paris (seeded)
ASM Clermont Auvergne
Toulouse
Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque
Perpignan
Bourgoin


IRELAND (3)
Leinster (seeded)
Ulster Rugby
Munster


ITALY (2)
Benetton Treviso (seeded)
Viadana


SCOTLAND (2)
Glasgow Warriors (seeded)
Edinburgh


WALES (4)
Ospreys (seeded)
Cardiff Blues
Llanelli Scarlets
Newport Gwent Dragons