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European Cup Draws To Be Held In Lausanne On June 19

European Cup Draws To Be Held In Lausanne On June 19

A view of the Heineken Champions Cup trophy before the Leinster and Saracens teams emerge from the tunnel for the recent final at St. James' Park in Newcastle ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The road to the 2020 Heineken Champions Cup and European Challenge Cup finals will be paved out in two weeks’ time for 40 teams who will all be hoping to make it to Marseille for European finals weekend.

The Centre de Congrès Beaulieu in Lausanne will play host to the eagerly-awaited pool draws, with Europe’s top sides, including 2019 runners-up Leinster, Munster, Ulster and Connacht in the Champions Cup, being pitted against each other on Wednesday, June 19.

The draw for the European Challenge Cup pools, which will commence at 2pm local time/1pm Ireland & UK time, will be followed immediately by the pool draw for the Heineken Champions Cup at approximately 1.20pm Ireland & UK time.

The following teams have qualified for the 2019/20 Heineken Champions Cup:

Gallagher Premiership – Saracens, Exeter Chiefs, Gloucester Rugby, Northampton Saints, Harlequins, Bath Rugby, Sale Sharks
GUINNESS PRO14 – Leinster, Glasgow Warriors, Munster, Ulster, Connacht, Benetton Rugby, Ospreys
Top 14 – Toulouse, Clermont Auvergne, Lyon, La Rochelle, Racing 92, Montpellier

The following teams have qualified for the 2019/20 Challenge Cup:

Top 14 – Castres Olympique, Stade Francais, Toulon, Bordeaux-Bègles, Pau, Agen, Bayonne, Brive
Gallagher Premiership – Wasps, Bristol Bears, Worcester Warriors, Leicester Tigers, London Irish
GUINNESS PRO14 – Scarlets, Cardiff Blues, Edinburgh, Dragons, Zebre
Qualifiers from Continental Shield – Enisei-STM, Calvisano

BT Sport’s Sarra Elgan and Mathieu Lartot from France Télévisions will be presenting the event with Dimitri Yachvili of beIN Sports and Channel 4’s Bryan Habana conducting the draws for the pool stages.

Both draws will be live streamed on the EPCR website and social media channels alongside a live blog throughout the day.