The Champions Cup pools for the 2021/22 season have been confirmed.
The 24 have been placed into one of four tiers based on their ranking, with the draw placing clubs into two pools of 12 – Pool A and Pool B.
Clubs from the same league in the same tier have not been drawn into the same pool.
Teams ranked 1 and 2 from each league will be Tier 1, those ranked 3 and 4 will be in Tier 2, ranks 5 and 6 will be in Tier 3, while number 7 and number 8 ranked clubs will be Tier 4.
The 24 sides will each play four games during the course of the pool stage.
Tier 1 and Tier 4 clubs that are drawn in the same pool, but are not from the same domestic league, will play one another home and away during the pool stage.
The same goes for Tier 2 and Tier 3 clubs which are drawn in the same pool but are not from the same domestic league.
The Pools are:
Tier 1: Harlequins, Exeter Chiefs, Leinster Rugby, Munster Rugby, Stade Toulousain, Stade Rochelais
Tier 2: Bristol Bears, Sale Sharks, Ulster Rugby, Connacht Rugby, Racing 92, Union Bordeaux-Bègles
Tier 3: Northampton Saints, Leicester Tigers, Scarlets, Ospreys, ASM Clermont Auvergne, Stade Français Paris
Tier 4: Bath Rugby, Wasps, Cardiff Rugby, Glasgow Warriors, Castres Olympique, Montpellier Hérault Rugby