The Heineken Cup pool draw for 2012-13 took place earlier today with Ulster being drawn in the same pool as Northmpton, Glasgow and Castres.
Not the worst of draws but still tricky enough with Northampton the team to beat out of that group.
Heineken Cup pool draw
Pool One: Munster, Edinburgh, Saracens, Racing Metro 92
Pool Two: Toulouse, Leicester, Ospreys, Benetton Treviso
Pool Three: Biarritz, Harlequins, Connacht, Zebre
Pool Four: Northampton, Ulster, Glasgow Warriors, Castres
Pool Five: Leinster, Clermont Auvergne, Scarlets, Exeter
Pool Six: Cardiff Blues, Toulon, Sale, Montpellier
The Heineken Cup Fixture Weekends
Round 1 12/13/14 October 2012
Round 2 19/20/21 October 2012
Round 3 7/8/9 December 2012
Round 4 14/15/16 December 2012
Round 5 11/12/13 January 2013
Round 6 18/19/20 January 2013
Quarter-finals 5/6/7 April 2013
Semi-finals 26/27/28 April 2013
Heineken Cup final – Aviva Stadium, Saturday, 18 May 2013 (5.00pm)
The actual fixtures, i.e. who Ulster play on each particular weekend, should be sorted out by mid July though my guess is Glasgow away, Castes at home, Northampton back to back, Castres away and finishing with Glasgow at home is the likely breakdown that SKY wil lgo for.