Having abandoned its regionalized pools the cup has opened up with some fascinating encounters. Typified by the interest already show in the Warriors - Ospreys encounter, which will also be the showpiece BBC live television match on the opening weekend, October 27.
Mike Ruddock, Warriors Director of Rugby commented; 'We're looking forward to taking park in this years EDF Cup and there can be no better start than a home match against last years runners up in the Ospreys.
Adding, "They proved last year how good they are by winning the Celtic league, runners up in the EDF and performing well in Europe. It's going to be a mighty challenge, but one we are all looking forward to."
EDF Energy Cup draw:
Group A: Newport Gwent Dragons, Wasps, Gloucester, Newcastle
Group B: Cardiff, Bath, Sale, Leicester
Group C: Ospreys, Harlequins, Worcester, London Irish
Group D: Llanelli, Leeds, Saracens, Bristol