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# pools

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# plans
'It will be phenomenal' - Pro16 expansion even more timely before RWC2023
The four new South African franchises are set to join next year.
Munster draw Clermont and Quins as Champions Cup pool draw is confirmed
Leinster will face Northampton Saints and Montpellier, while Connacht take on Pat Lam’s Bristol and Racing 92.
# Tough tests
Munster and Ulster handed daunting pools in first-ever Rugby Champions Cup
Here are the pools for the 2014/15 European Rugby Champions Cup.
# West's awake
Here are the pools for the 2014/15 European Rugby Challenge Cup
Connacht have been drawn alongside Exeter, Bayonne and La Rochelle in the second-tier competition.
# Cooling Off
Has Ireland run out of paddling pools?
They’re like gold dust out there.
Poo in the pool? 11 of the worst things about going swimming
That smell of chlorine is from us. Sorry.
# Game on
Heineken Cup: Provincial captains talk up their side's trophy chances
This year’s competition was officially launched at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Tuesday.
# access
Grants to improve access for people with disabilities at swimming pools announced
A total of 19 swimming pools across the country are due to receive grants to provide better access for people with disabilities and improve energy efficiency.