Defending champions Saracens has been drawn in the same pool as last year finalist Clermont Auvergne as the draws for the 2017/18 season of European Champions Cup was announced in Neuchatel, Switzerland on Thursday.
England international Tom Wood has been handed a six-week ban by the Rugby Football Union disciplinary panel following his red card incident during the European Champions Cup play-off final against Stade Francais last week.
Northampton Saints made an incredible comeback after being 6-22 behind while also overcoming a red card to Tom Wood to win the European Champions Cup play-off final against Stade Francais at Franklin's Gardens on Saturday.
Northampton Saints have managed to keep their hopes alive of a possible European Champions Cup berth next year after they defeated Connacht 21-15 in the qualification play-off at Franklin's Gardens on Saturday.
Stade Francais came up with a dominant second half performance where they amassed six tries as they completed a 46-21 victory at Stade Jean Bouin on Friday to keep their chances of qualifying to European Champions Cup alive.