LONDON Irish face a glamorous trip to reigning champions Stade Francais after they drew the Parisian giants in Pool Four of the European Challenge Cup.

Nick Kennedy's men will battle a side featuring international stars such as Sergio Parisse, Rabah Slimani and Jules Plisson when they return to the competition next season.

Having secured promotion back to the Aviva Premiership, Exiles will also face Edinburgh Rugby and Russian debutants Krasny Yar in Europe's second-tier competition.

Pool One is made up of Newcastle Falcons, Newport-Gwent Dragons, Bordeaux and Enisei-STM, while Cardiff Blues, Sale, Lyon and French giants Toulouse will battle it out in Pool Two.

Gloucester, Pau, Agen and Zebre fill Pool Three, with Pool Five comprising Brive, Connacht, Worcester Warriors and Oyonnax.