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Club Rugby

Amlin Challenge Cup: Sale and Worcester meet in pool stage

Draw for the pool stage of the tournament announced

Sale and Worcester have been drawn together in Pool One of next season's Amlin Challenge Cup alongside French giants Biarritz.

Biarritz, who won the tournament in 2012, and former winners Sale will also face Top 14 club Oyonnax and losing finalists Worcester.

Bath were drawn against Newport Gwent Dragons, Bordeaux and Italian side Mogliano in Pool Two while Newcastle, who were promoted to the Aviva Premiership last season, will face Brive, Calvisano and Bucharest in Pool Three

Former winners Wasps have two French teams in their pool, as they will face Bayonne and Grenoble as well as Italian side Viadana in Pool Four

Stade Francais, defeated finalists last season against Leinster, were drawn against London Irish, Cavalieri Prato and Madrid-based Olympus Rugby XV.