Ospreys face Aviva Premiership champions in

The Ospreys have been drawn against some familiar opposition for next season's Heineken Cup, having been pulled out of the hat with Aviva Premiership champions Saracens, Biarritz from the French T14, and Celtic League rivals Benetton Treviso.

The draw sees the Ospreys come up against two previous Quarter-Final conquerors in Pool Five, Saracens who came out on top 19-10 in 2008, and Biarritz who won a 2010 clash by the narrowest of margins, clinching a 29-28 win in the San Sebastian sun on their way to their second Heineken Cup final.

It is the first time that the Ospreys have been paired with either side in the pool stages, but the region was drawn with Benetton Treviso, who joined the Celtic League ahead of last season, once before in the 2008/09 season, winning both games.


Heineken Cup 2011-12 Pool draw:

Pool 1: Munster, Northampton, Scarlets, Castres
Pool 2: Cardiff Blues, London Irish, Edinburgh, R Metro
Pool 3: Leinster, Bath, Glasgow, Montpellier
Pool 4: Leicester, Clermont Auvergne, Ulster, Aironi
Pool 5: Biarritz, Ospreys, Saracens, Benetton Treviso
Pool 6: Toulouse, Harlequins, Gloucester, Connacht