B&I Cup: Pool 1 draw for Ulster Ravens
Following the 2012/13 British & Irish Cup draw, the Ulster Ravens have been grouped in Pool 1 along with Bridgend, Bristol and Cardiff.
The expanded tournament will now see 32 teams compete across eight pools.
All 12 Welsh Premier Division clubs – double from the 2011/12 season – will play in the competition, as well as 12 English Championship sides.
With four Scottish clubs taking part as well as the addition of Connacht A, both Ireland and Scotland have an extra team each participating.
The six pool games will be held during October, December and January.
The pool groups are as follows -
Pool 1: Cardiff, Bridgend, Bristol, Ulster Ravens
Pool 2: Bedford, Bedwas, Stirling County, Neath
Pool 3: Carmarthen Quins, Dundee HSFP, Cornish Pirates, Swansea
Pool 4: Connacht, Cross Keys, Newport, Newcastle
Pool 5: Jersey, Pontypridd, Leinster, Leeds
Pool 6: Gala, Llanelli, London Scottish, Moseley
Pool 7: Aberavon, Munster, Plymouth, Rotherham
Pool 8: Doncaster, Llandovery, Melrose, Nottingham