GLASGOW WARRIORS will face Vern Cotter's Montpellier, Aviva Premiership champions Exter Chiefs and Pro12 rivals Leinster in the Champions Cup pool stages next season.

The draw was made on Thursday, pitting Dave Rennie's side in Pool 3 alongside the French, English and Irish sides. 

Elsewhere in the draw, defending champions Saracens were drawn against Clermont to set up a repeat of last season's final at Murrayfield. 

Glasgow secured passage to the knockout stages of the competition for the first time last season, finishing second ahead of Leicester Tigers and Racing 92 in Pool 1 before falling to a quarter-final defeat against Sarries.

Meanwhile, Edinburgh will face reigning champions Stade Francais, English side London Irish and Russians Krasny Yar in Pool 4 of the Challenge Cup. 

The capital club topped their pool last season before being knocked out by French side La Rochelle at the quarter-final stage. 

Stade won the trophy for the first time after a 25-16 win over Gloucester in Edinburgh last month.


Round 1: 12/13/14/15 October 2017

Round 2: 19/20/21/22 October 2017

Round 3: 7/8/9/10 December 2017

Round 4: 14/15/16/17 December 2017

Round 5: 11/12/13/14 January 2018

Round 6: 18/19/20/21 January 2018

Quarter-finals: 29/30/31 March / 1 April 2018

Semi-finals: 20/21/22 April 2018

Challenge Cup final: Friday 11 May 2018 (San Mamés Stadium, Bilbao)

Champions Cup final: Saturday 12 May 2018 (San Mamés Stadium, Bilbao)