European draw pits Glasgow Warriors against Stuart Hogg’s Exeter Chiefs

Edinburgh draw Wasps, Bordeaux Begles and Agen in second-tier Challenge Cup

Stuart Hogg is set for a quick return to Glasgow Warriors after new club Exeter Chiefs were drawn in the same pool for next season's Champions Cup. Image: Craig Watson

GLASGOW WARRIORS will come face to face with departed hero Stuart Hogg in the pool stage of the Heineken Champions Cup next season, after his new club, Exeter Chiefs, were placed in the same pool during this afternoon’s draw. La Rochelle and Sale Sharks were also drawn in pool two.

While there is no such thing as an easy match in this competition, Dave Rennie’s men will feel that they have a great opportunity to match last season’s achievement of reaching the knock-out stages.

Dave Rennie’s men faced the Chiefs in the pool stage two seasons ago, when they were well beaten 24-15 at Sandy Park on the opening weekend of the tournament, then finished a generally disappointing campaign on a high with a thrilling 28-21 win over the Devon side in the final pool match, which put paid to Rob Baxter’s teams quest to make the last eight.

The full draw is –

Pool 1: Leinster Rugby, Lyon, Northampton Saints, Benetton Rugby

Pool 2: Exeter Chiefs, Glasgow Warriors, La Rochelle, Sale Sharks

Pool 3: ASM Clermont Auvergne, Ulster Rugby, Harlequins, Bath Rugby

Pool 4: Saracens, Munster Rugby, Racing 92, Ospreys

Pool 5: Toulouse, Gloucester Rugby, Connacht Rugby, Montpellier

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Meanwhile, Edinburgh have been drawn against Wasps, Bordeaux Begles and Agen in the second-tier European Challenge Cup.

The full draw is –

Pool 1: Castres Olympique, Worcester Warriors, Dragons, Enisei-STM

Pool 2: Scarlets, RC Toulon, London Irish, Bayonne

Pool 3: Wasps, Edinburgh Rugby, Bordeaux-Begles, Agen

Pool 4: Stade Francais Paris, Bristol Bears, Zebre Rugby Club, Brive

Pool 5: Cardiff Blues, Leicester Tigers, Pau, Rugby Calvisano

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David has worked as a freelance rugby journalist since 2004 covering every level of the game in Scotland for publications including The Herald/Sunday Herald, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday/Evening News, The Daily Record, The Daily Mail/Mail on Sunday and The Sun.