1998–99 Heineken Cup

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1998–99 Heineken Cup
Tournament details
Countries  France
 Ireland
 Italy
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and Knockout
Date 18 September 1998 to 30 January 1999
Tournament statistics
Teams 16
Matches played 55
Attendance 322,340 (5,861 per match)
Top point scorer(s) Simon Mason (Ulster)
(144 points)
Top try scorer(s) Thomas Lombard (Stade Français)
Michel Marfaing (Toulouse)
Émile Ntamack (Toulouse)
(7 tries)
Final
Venue Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance 49,000
Champions Ireland Ulster (1st title)
Runner-up France Colomiers
Official website http://www.ercrugby.com/eng/
1997–98 (Previous) (Next) 1999–2000

The 1998–99 Heineken Cup was the fourth edition of the Heineken Cup. Competing teams from France, Ireland, Italy, Wales, and Scotland, were divided into four pools of four, in which teams played home and away matches against each other. Cardiff and Swansea did not compete due to a dispute with their union, the Welsh Rugby Union, whereas teams from England did not compete due to a dispute between European Rugby and the Rugby Football Union. The pool winners and runners-up qualified for the knock-out stages.


Teams[edit]

France Wales Scotland Ireland Italy
  • France Stade Français
  • France Bègles-Bordeaux
  • France Perpignan
  • France Toulouse
  • France Colomiers
  • Wales Llanelli
  • Wales Neath
  • Wales Ebbw Vale
  • Wales Pontypridd
  • Scotland Edinburgh
  • Scotland Glasgow
  • Ireland Leinster
  • Ireland Munster
  • Ireland Ulster
  • Italy Petrarca
  • Italy Treviso

Pool stage[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 1998-99 Heineken Cup pool stage.

In the pool matches teams received 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for a defeat.

Pool 1[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 27 10 17 219 117 102 10
Wales Llanelli 6 3 0 3 12 22 −10 113 180 −67 6
Ireland Leinster 6 2 0 4 17 12 5 141 124 17 4
France Bègles-Bordeaux 6 2 0 4 11 23 −12 127 179 −52 4

Pool 2[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
France Perpignan 6 5 0 1 35 13 22 238 108 130 10
Ireland Munster 6 4 1 1 17 13 4 144 108 36 9
Wales Neath 6 1 1 4 14 27 −13 118 194 −76 3
Italy Safilo Petraca Rugby Padova 6 1 0 5 8 21 −13 79 169 −90 2

Pool 3[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
Ireland Ulster 6 4 1 1 23 20 3 197 168 29 9
France Toulouse 6 4 0 2 31 11 20 234 103 131 8
Scotland Edinburgh Reivers 6 2 1 3 21 14 7 179 146 33 5
Wales Ebbw Vale 6 1 0 5 11 41 −30 114 307 −193 2

Pool 4[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
France Colomiers 6 4 0 2 22 10 12 176 121 55 8
Wales Pontypridd 6 3 0 3 13 16 −3 160 141 19 6
Italy Benetton Treviso 6 3 0 3 13 13 0 142 150 −8 6
Scotland Glasgow Caledonians 6 2 0 4 10 19 −9 121 187 −66 4

Seeding[edit]

Seed Pool Winners Pts TF +/−
1 France Perpignan 10 35 +130
2 France Stade Français 10 27 +102
3 Ireland Ulster 9 23 +29
4 France Colomiers 8 22 +55
Seed Pool Runners-up Pts TF +/−
5 Ireland Munster 9 17 +36
6 France Toulouse 8 31 +131
7 Wales Pontypridd 6 13 +19
8 Wales Llanelli 6 12 −67

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]

11 December 1998
19:15
Ulster Ireland 15 – 13 France Toulouse
Ravenhill
Attendance: 11,500
12 December 1998
15:00
Perpignan France 34 – 17 Wales Llanelli
Stade Aime Giral
Attendance: 10,000
12 December 1998
15:30
Stade Francais France 71 – 14 Wales Pontypridd
Stade Jean-Bouin
Attendance: 5,000
13 December 1998
15:00
Colomiers France 23 – 9 Ireland Munster
Stade Selery
Attendance: 8,000

Semi-finals[edit]

9 January 1999
13:00
Ulster Ireland 33 – 27 France Stade Francais
Ravenhill
Attendance: 20,000
9 January 1999
14:45
Colomiers France 10 – 6 France Perpignan
Stadium Municipal
Attendance: 30,000

Final[edit]

30 January 1999
14:45
Ulster Ireland 21 – 6 France Colomiers
Pen: Mason (6)
Drop: Humphreys
Report Pen: Labit
Mickael Carre
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 49,000
Referee: Clayton Thomas (Wales)