1999–2000 Heineken Cup

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1999–2000 Heineken Cup
Tournament details
Countries  England
 France
 Ireland
 Italy
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and Knockout
Date 19 November 1999 - 27 May 2000
Tournament statistics
Teams 24
Matches played 79
Attendance 626,065 (7,925 per match)
Top point scorer(s) Ronan O'Gara (Munster)
(131 points)
Top try scorer(s) Christophe Dominici (Stade Français)
Conan Sharman (Edinburgh)
Chris Wyatt (Llanelli)
(5 tries)
Final
Venue Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance 68,441
Champions England Northampton Saints (1st title)
Runner-up Ireland Munster
Official website http://www.ercrugby.com/eng/
1998–99 (Previous) (Next) 2000–01

The 1999–2000 Heineken Cup was the fifth edition of the Heineken Cup. Competing teams from France, Ireland, Italy, Wales, England and Scotland, were divided into six pools of four, in which teams played home and away matches against each other. The pool winners and two best runners-up qualified for the knock-out stages.


Teams[edit]

France England Wales Scotland Ireland Italy
  • France Stade Français
  • France Toulouse
  • France Bourgoin
  • France Colomiers
  • France Montferrand
  • France Grenoble
  • England Leicester Tigers
  • England Bath
  • England London Wasps
  • England Saracens
  • England Harlequins
  • England Northampton
  • Wales Swansea
  • Wales Llanelli
  • Wales Pontypridd
  • Wales Cardiff
  • Wales Neath
  • Scotland Glasgow
  • Scotland Edinburgh
  • Ireland Leinster
  • Ireland Munster
  • Ireland Ulster
  • Italy Petrarca
  • Italy Treviso

Pool stage[edit]

In the pool matches teams received

  • 2 points for a win
  • 1 points for a draw
For more details on this topic, see 1999-00 Heineken Cup pool stage.

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 4 0 2 22 9 13 192 109 83 8
Ireland Leinster 6 4 0 2 12 17 −5 150 138 12 8
Scotland Glasgow Rugby 6 2 0 4 14 23 −9 130 179 −49 4
England Leicester Tigers 6 2 0 4 12 11 1 127 173 −46 4

Pool 2[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
France Toulouse 6 5 0 1 24 5 19 200 73 127 10
England Bath 6 4 0 2 15 8 7 170 80 90 8
Wales Swansea 6 3 0 3 14 13 1 126 137 −11 6
Italy Petrarca Padova 6 0 0 6 11 38 −27 76 282 −206 0

Pool 3[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
Wales Llanelli 6 5 0 1 17 8 9 152 86 66 10
England Wasps 6 5 0 1 16 9 7 163 99 64 10
France Bourgoin 6 2 0 4 14 14 0 140 162 −22 4
Ireland Ulster 6 0 0 6 4 20 −16 71 179 −108 0

Pool 4[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
Ireland Munster 6 5 0 1 19 14 5 188 132 56 10
England Saracens 6 3 0 3 24 15 9 206 153 53 6
France Colomiers 6 2 0 4 13 20 −7 144 194 −50 4
Wales Pontypridd 6 2 0 4 13 20 −7 106 165 −59 4

Pool 5[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
Wales Cardiff 6 4 1 1 14 13 1 168 141 27 9
France Montferrand 6 4 0 2 19 6 13 154 85 69 8
Italy Benetton Treviso 6 2 0 4 6 16 −10 100 167 −67 4
England Harlequins 6 1 1 4 8 12 −4 120 149 −29 3

Pool 6[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
England Northampton 6 5 0 1 19 7 12 184 87 97 10
France Grenoble 6 3 0 3 13 15 −2 110 140 −30 6
Scotland Edinburgh Reivers 6 3 0 3 13 19 −6 112 158 −46 6
Wales Neath 6 1 0 5 13 17 −4 128 149 −21 2

Seeding[edit]

Seed Pool Winners Pts TF +/−
1 France Toulouse 10 24 +127
2 England Northampton Saints 10 19 +97
3 Ireland Munster 10 19 +56
4 Wales Llanelli 10 17 +66
5 Wales Cardiff 9 14 +27
6 France Stade Français 8 22 +83
Seed Pool Runners-up Pts TF +/−
7 England London Wasps 10 16 +64
8 France Montferrand 8 19 +69
- England Bath 8 15 +90
- Ireland Leinster 8 12 +12
- England Saracens 6 24 +53
- Scotland Edinburgh Reivers 6 13 −30

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]

15 April 2000
13:00
Munster Ireland 27 – 10 France Stade Francais
Report
Thomond Park
Attendance: 13,400
Referee: Steve Lander
15 April 2000
15:00
Llanelli Wales 22 – 3 Wales Cardiff
Report
Stradey Park
Attendance: 11,000
15 April 2000
16:15
Toulouse France 31 – 18 France Montferrand
Report
Stade Municipal
Attendance: 37,000
16 April 2000
15:00
Northampton England 25 – 22 England London Wasps
Report
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 9,685

Semi-finals[edit]

6 May 2000
15:45
Toulouse France 25 – 31 Ireland Munster
Report
Stade Chaban Delmas
Attendance: 28,000
7 May 2000
15:00
Northampton England 31 – 28 Wales Llanelli
Report
Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 15,118

Final[edit]

27 May 2000
15:00
Northampton Saints England 9 – 8 Munster
Pen: Grayson (3) Report Try: Wallace
Drop: Holland
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 68,441
Referee: Joël Dumé (France)