European Challenge Cup runners-up Worcester Warriors will face Bourgoin, Petrarca Rugby and Bucuresti Oaks as they look to go one better in the competition in the 2008/09 campaign.
Mike Ruddock’s men were narrowly beaten to the Euro crown last season by Bath Rugby in the showpiece final at Gloucester’s Kingsholm Stadium.
Warriors will now face trips to France, Italy and Romania after the draw was made for this season in Dublin.
EUROPEAN CHALLENGE CUP POOLS 2008/09
POOL 1: London Irish, Connacht Rugby, Dax*/Albi*, Rugby Rovigo
POOL 2: Northampton Saints, Bristol Rugby, Montpellier, Toulon
POOL 3: Bourgoin, Worcester Warrior, Petrarca Rugby, Bucuresti Oaks
POOL 4: Newcastle Falcons, Brive, Overmach Rugby Parma, Cetransa El Salvador
POOL 5: Saracens, Vidana, Bayonne, Stade Montois Rugby