Stephen Jones in action during the Leicester Tigers V Llanelli Scarlets Heineken Cup semi-final at Walkers Stadium
Scarlets star Stephen Jones is unfazed by the daunting task awaiting Phil Davies's side in next season's Heineken Cup.
The Scarlets have been drawn in the Group of Death alongside reigning champions London Wasps. With ex-champs Munster and Challenge Cup victors Clermont Auvergne making up the group, Pool 5 is without doubt the toughest combination drawn.
"Our results last season speak for themselves," said former Clermont No10 Jones. "We shouldn't have to fear anyone and it is games like those against Wasps, Clermont and Munster which you want as a player. I'm already looking forward to them."
Scarlets Chief Executive Stuart Gallacher added: "It doesn't come any tougher than this draw. Pool 6 is pretty tough with Leinster, Leicester and Toulouse alongside Edinburgh but the Scarlets have without doubt been handed a tough assignment."
The Pool draw was made at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, today (Wednesday, 20 June) when it was also announced that next season's final will be played at the Millennium Stadium on the weekend of 24 / 25 May, 2008. It will be the fifth tournament final staged in the Welsh capital.
As part of the build-up to next month's Cardiff 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals weekend, ERC has joined forces with the WRU, Cardiff Blues and adidas to develop an annual grassroots community rugby programme targeting young players.
The Ulster Rugby full back, Jared Payne (No 15), has been suspended for two (2) weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in Dublin arising from the Heineken Cup quarter-final match against Saracens at Ravenhill Stadium on Saturday, 5 April.