Mercer On Heineken Cup Draw

ImageGlasgow Warriors have been grouped in the same Pool as Toulouse, Bath and Newport-Gwent Dragons for the 2008/2009 Heineken Cup.

Warriors coach Gary Mercer admits it was going to be a difficult group for Glasgow, but the team could draw inspiration from the heroics produced last season in Europe's premier competition.

You can watch all the Warriors matches at Firhill Arena in the Heineken Cup Pool stages by signing up for a Glasgow season ticket._

Mercer said: "We have been drawn in a tough group with Toulouse and Bath. We were in a tough group last year with Biarritz and Saracens, but we proved ourselves to be a good team at home"

'there will be some good battles within the group stages; I am excited about the draw"

Tier One seeds: Munster, Toulouse, Biarritz Olympique, Leicester Tigers, Stade Fran_ais Paris, London Wasps
Tier Two seeds: Leinster, Bath Rugby, Gloucester Rugby, Perpignan, Sale Sharks, Llanelli Scarlets
Tier Three seeds: Ospreys, Cardiff Blues, ASM Clermont Auvergne, Newport Gwent Dragons, Ulster Rugby, Castres Olympique
Tier Four seeds: Glasgow Warriors, Benetton Treviso, Edinburgh, Rugby Calvisano, Harlequins, Montauban

Round One: 10-12 October
Round Two: 17-19 October
Round Three: 5-7 December
Round Four: 12-14 December
Round Five: 16-18 January
Round Six: 23-25 January
Quarter-finals: 10-12 April
Semi-finals: 1-3 May
Final: 22-24 May (Murrayfield)