"We know the Edinburgh Gunners well from our Celtic League encounters in recent years and I know that if recent games are anything to go by then we can look forward to another exciting encounter.
"Agen are a typically strong French side who finished ahead of Bourgoin in the French league table this year and we know from recent experience how hard a place France is to play.
"Leinster return to Kingsholm to face Gloucester in what will be the first time in the Heineken Cup. We faced them in a pre-season friendly there in 2003 and they are a strong West Country outfit with a proud following.
"The Leinster support has been like a sixteenth man for us in recent years and last year we twice broke our attendance records in Bath and then in the quarter final in Toulouse. I know that our loyal supporters will also be looking forward to this year's travels.
"We are under no illusion as to how competitive Pool 2 will be next year, but we are all looking forward to what is sure to be an exciting campaign."