1997–98 European Challenge Cup pool stage

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1997–98 European Challenge Cup pool stage
Season 1997–98 European Challenge Cup
Date 7 September 1997 - 12 October 1997
Qualifiers
Seed 1 France Colomiers
Seed 2 France Agen
Seed 3 France Stade Français
Seed 4 England Newcastle Falcons
Seed 5 France Montferrand
Seed 6 France Castres Olympique
Seed 7 England Gloucester
Seed 8 Ireland Connacht
1996–97
(Previous)
1998–99
(Next)

The pool stage of the 1997–98 European Challenge Cup.

Pool 1[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
France Agen 6 6 0 0 27 12 +15 219 105 +114 12
England Bristol Shoguns 6 2 0 4 16 22 −6 115 180 −65 4
Wales Ebbw Vale 6 2 0 4 12 17 −5 117 155 −38 4
France La Rochelle 6 2 0 4 11 15 −4 128 139 −11 4
7 September 1997
15:00
Bristol Shoguns England 33 – 14 France La Rochelle
Memorial Ground
7 September 1997
18:00
Ebbw Vale Wales 16 – 27 France Agen
Eugene Cross Park

13 September 1997
14:30
Ebbw Vale Wales 28 – 15 England Bristol Shoguns
Eugene Cross Park
14 September 1997
17:00
La Rochelle France 20 – 33 France Agen
Stade Marcel Deflandre

20 September 1997
14:15
Agen France 45 – 18 England Bristol Shoguns
Stade Armandie
20 September 1997
17:00
La Rochelle France 25 – 24 Wales Ebbw Vale
Stade Marcel Deflandre

27 September 1997
14:00
Agen France 21 – 15 France La Rochelle
Stade Armandie
27 September 1997
14:00
Bristol Shoguns England 18 – 16 Wales Ebbw Vale
Memorial Ground

3 October 1997
19:30
Bristol Shoguns England 24 – 42 France Agen
Memorial Ground
4 October 1997
14:00
Ebbw Vale Wales 21 – 19 France La Rochelle
Eugene Cross Park

11 October 1997
20:00
Agen France 51 – 12 Wales Ebbw Vale
Stade Armandie
12 October 1997
15:00
La Rochelle France 35 – 7 England Bristol Shoguns
Stade Marcel Deflandre

Pool 2[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
France Montferrand 6 5 0 1 28 11 +17 203 120 +83 10
Wales Newport 6 3 0 3 20 27 −7 172 192 −20 6
England Sale Sharks 6 3 0 3 18 13 5 163 117 +46 6
France Montpellier 6 1 0 5 12 27 −15 90 199 −109 2
7 September 1997
14:00
Newport Wales 42 – 17 France Montpellier
Rodney Parade
7 September 1997
15:00
Montferrand France 25 – 16 England Sale Sharks
Stade Marcel Michelin

13 September 1997
14:05
Montferrand France 58 – 32 Wales Newport
Stade Marcel Michelin
14 September 1997
15:00
Montpellier France 30 – 12 England Sale Sharks
Stade Sabathe

21 September 1997
15:00
Montpellier France 16 – 18 France Montferrand
Stade Sabathe
21 September 1997
15:00
Sale Sharks England 61 – 27 Wales Newport

27 September 1997
14:00
Newport Wales 26 – 31 France Montferrand
Rodney Parade
28 September 1997
15:00
Sale Sharks England 43 – 3 France Montpellier
Heywood Road

4 October 1997
14:00
Newport Wales 17 – 11 England Sale Sharks
Rodney Parade
4 October 1997
19:00
Montferrand France 56 – 10 France Montpellier
Stade Marcel Michelin

12 October 1997
15:00
Montpellier France 14 – 28 Wales Newport
Stade Sabathe
12 October 1997
15:00
Sale Sharks England 20 – 15 France Montferrand
Heywood Road

Pool 3[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
France Stade Français 6 5 0 1 48 18 +30 337 131 +206 10
England London Irish 6 4 0 2 18 14 4 169 133 +36 8
France Dax 6 3 0 3 14 20 −6 139 180 −41 6
Romania Farul Constanţa 6 0 0 6 10 38 −28 94 295 −201 0
6 September 1997
20:00
Dax France 32 – 20 Romania Farul Constanţa
Stade Maurice Boyau
7 September 1997
14:30
London Irish England 25 – 41 France Stade Français
The Avenue

12 September 1997
20:00
Dax France 34 – 19 England London Irish
Stade Maurice Boyau
13 September 1997
17:00
Stade Français France 83 – 10 Romania Farul Constanţa
Stade Jean Bouin

20 September 1997
16:00
Stade Français France 65 – 19 France Dax
Stade Jean Bouin
20 September 1997
16:30
Farul Constanţa Romania 9 – 26 England London Irish
Stadionul de Rugby Farul

27 September 1997
15:00
London Irish England 24 – 11 France Dax
The Avenue
27 September 1997
16:30
Farul Constanţa Romania 28 – 85 France Stade Français
Stadionul de Rugby Farul

4 October 1997
15:00
London Irish England 46 – 10 Romania Farul Constanţa
The Avenue
4 October 1997
20:00
Dax France 20 – 35 France Stade Français
Stade Maurice Boyau

11 October 1997
15:00
Stade Français France 28 – 29 England London Irish
Stade Jean Bouin
11 October 1997
16:30
Farul Constanţa Romania 17 – 23 France Dax
Stadionul de Rugby Farul

Pool 4[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
Ireland Connacht 6 5 0 1 11 13 −2 144 97 +47 10
England Northampton Saints 6 3 0 3 17 13 +4 161 116 +45 6
France Bordeaux-Begles 6 3 0 3 10 6 +4 112 110 +2 6
France Nice 6 1 0 5 14 20 −6 94 188 −94 2
6 September 1997
20:00
Nice France 24 – 25 France Bordeaux-Begles
Stade du Ray
9 September 1997
15:00
Connacht Ireland 43 – 13 Northampton Saints
The Sports Ground

13 September 1997
15:00
Northampton Saints England 25 – 13 France Bordeaux-Begles
Franklin's Gardens
14 September 1997
15:00
Nice France 20 – 16 Ireland Connacht
Stade du Ray

20 September 1997
17:00
Northampton Saints England 66 – 7 France Nice
Franklin's Gardens
20 September 1997
20:00
Bordeaux-Begles France 9 – 15 Ireland Connacht
Stade Andre Moga

27 September 1997
15:00
Connacht Ireland 28 – 25 France Nice
The Sports Ground
27 September 1997
20:00
Bordeaux-Begles France 23 – 16 England Northampton Saints
Stade Andre Moga

4 October 1997
15:00
Connacht Ireland 22 – 15 France Bordeaux-Begles
The Sports Ground
4 October 1997
20:00
Nice France 10 – 26 England Northampton Saints
Stade du Ray

11 October 1997
15:00
Northampton Saints England 15 – 20 Ireland Connacht
Franklin's Gardens
11 October 1997
20:00
Bordeaux-Begles France 27 – 8 France Nice
Stade Andre Moga

Pool 5[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
France Colomiers 6 6 0 0 40 13 +27 290 121 +169 12
England Richmond 6 4 0 2 28 15 +13 196 133 +63 8
Wales Bridgend RFC 6 2 0 4 12 37 −25 130 259 −129 4
France Grenoble 6 0 0 6 9 24 −15 112 215 −103 0
7 September 1997
14:30
Grenoble France 33 – 35 Wales Bridgend
Stade Lesdiguieres
7 September 1997
15:00
Colomiers France 34 – 18 England Richmond
Stade Selery

13 September 1997
15:00
Richmond England 43 – 14 Wales Bridgend
The Athletic Ground
14 September 1997
15:00
Colomiers France 60 – 10 France Grenoble
Stade Selery

20 September 1997
14:00
Bridgend Wales 24 – 49 France Colomiers
Brewery Field
20 September 1997
15:00
Richmond England 37 – 8 France Grenoble
The Athletic Ground

27 September 1997
18:00
Bridgend Wales 12 – 44 England Richmond
Brewery Field
27 September 1997
20:00
Grenoble France 24 – 29 France Colomiers
Stade Lesdiguieres

4 October 1997
16:00
Colomiers France 69 – 20 Wales Bridgend
Stade Selery
4 October 1997
20:00
Grenoble France 16 – 29 England Richmond
Stade Lesdiguieres

11 October 1997
14:30
Bridgend Wales 25 – 21 France Grenoble
Brewery Field
12 October 1997
14:15
Richmond England 25 – 49 France Colomiers
The Athletic Ground

Pool 6[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
England Gloucester 6 5 0 1 19 12 +7 170 101 +69 10
France Toulon 6 3 1 2 12 7 +5 136 104 +32 7
France Béziers 6 2 1 3 18 14 +4 150 147 +3 5
Italy Petrarca Rugby 6 0 2 4 13 29 −16 108 212 −104 2
6 September 1997
20:00
Toulon France 19 – 14 France Béziers
Stade Félix Mayol
7 September 1997
15:00
Gloucester England 43 – 10 Italy Petrarca Rugby
Kingsholm

13 September 1997
15:00
Gloucester England 18 – 15 France Toulon
Kingsholm
13 September 1997
20:30
Béziers France 40 – 23 Italy Petrarca Rugby
Stade de la Méditerranée

20 September 1997
14:15
Béziers France 27 – 29 England Gloucester
Stade de la Méditerranée
21 September 1997
15:30
Petrarca Rugby Italy 13 – 54 France Toulon
Stadio Plebiscito

27 September 1997
20:30
Petrarca Rugby Italy 26 – 26 France Béziers
Stadio Plebiscito
28 September 1997
19:00
Toulon France 16 – 13 England Gloucester
Stade Félix Mayol

4 October 1997
15:00
Gloucester England 38 – 17 France Béziers
Kingsholm
4 October 1997
20:00
Toulon France 20 – 20 Italy Petrarca Rugby
Stade Félix Mayol

11 October 1997
20:30
Béziers France 26 – 12 France Toulon
Stade de la Méditerranée
12 October 1997
15:30
Petrarca Rugby Italy 16 – 29 England Gloucester
Stadio Plebiscito

Pool 7[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
England Newcastle Falcons 6 5 0 1 36 8 +28 264 98 +166 10
France Biarritz 6 3 0 3 10 17 −7 123 153 −30 6
France Perpignan 6 2 0 4 12 13 −1 98 138 −40 4
Scotland Edinburgh 6 2 0 4 9 29 −20 109 205 −96 4
7 September 1997
16:00
Newcastle Falcons England 37 – 10 France Biarritz
Kingston Park Stadium
7 September 1997
19:00
Perpignan France 21 – 9 Scotland Edinburgh
Stade Aimé Giral

14 September 1997
15:00
Edinburgh Scotland 15 – 32 France Biarritz
Goldenacre
14 September 1997
15:00
Newcastle Falcons England 60 – 3 France Perpignan
Kingston Park Stadium

20 September 1997
20:00
Biarritz France 18 – 6 France Perpignan
Parc des Sports Aguilera
21 September 1997
15:00
Edinburgh Scotland 16 – 40 England Newcastle Falcons
Goldenacre

27 September 1997
20:00
Biarritz France 25 – 27 Scotland Edinburgh
Parc des Sports Aguilera
27 September 1997
20:30
Perpignan France 13 – 27 England Newcastle Falcons
Stade Aimé Giral

4 October 1997
20:30
Perpignan France 40 – 6 France Biarritz
Stade Aimé Giral
5 October 1997
15:00
Newcastle Falcons England 72 – 24 Scotland Edinburgh
Kingston Park Stadium

11 October 1997
14:15
Biarritz France 32 – 28 England Newcastle Falcons
Parc des Sports Aguilera
12 October 1997
15:00
Edinburgh Scotland 18 – 15 FrancePerpignan
Goldenacre

Pool 8[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
France Castres 6 5 0 1 26 10 +16 206 97 +109 10
England Saracens 6 5 0 1 23 13 10 197 128 +69 10
France Narbonne 6 2 0 4 19 14 +5 168 138 +30 4
Wales Neath 6 0 0 6 10 41 −31 93 301 −208 0
7 September 1997
15:00
Neath Wales 12 – 36 France Castres
The Gnoll
7 September 1997
18:00
Narbonne France 16 – 18 England Saracens
Parc des Sports et de l'Amitié

13 September 1997
18:00
Neath Wales 10 – 50 France Narbonne
The Gnoll
14 September 1997
15:00
Saracens England 26 – 21 France Castres
Vicarage Road

20 September 1997
20:00
Castres France 24 – 19 France Narbonne
Stade Pierre Antoine
21 September 1997
15:00
Saracens England 69 – 30 Wales Neath
Vicarage Road

27 September 1997
14:15
Castres France 32 – 18 England Saracens
Stade Pierre Antoine
27 September 1997
19:30
Narbonne France 52 – 21 Wales Neath
Parc des Sports et de l'Amitié

4 October 1997
18:00
Neath Wales 12 – 26 England Saracens
The Gnoll
4 October 1997
19:30
Narbonne France 14 – 25 France Castres
Parc des Sports et de l'Amitié

11 October 1997
20:00
Castres France 68 – 8 Wales Neath
Stade Pierre Antoine
12 October 1997
15:00
Saracens England 40 – 17 France Narbonne
Vicarage Road

Qualifiers[edit]

Seed Pool Winners Pts TF +/−
1 France Colomiers 12 40 +169
2 France Agen 12 27 +114
3 France Stade Français 10 48 +206
4 England Newcastle Falcons 10 36 +166
5 France Montferrand 10 28 +83
6 France Castres Olympique 10 26 +109
7 England Gloucester 10 19 +69
8 Ireland Connacht 10 11 +47

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