2001–02 European Challenge Cup pool stage

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2001–02 Parker Pen Shield pool stage
Season 2001–02 Parker Pen Shield
Date 28 September 2001 – 13 January 2002
Qualifiers
Seed 1 England Saracens
Seed 2 England Gloucester
Seed 3 England Sale Sharks
Seed 4 France Pau
Seed 5 England London Irish
Seed 6 England Bristol Shoguns
Seed 7 Wales Ebbw Vale
Seed 8 Wales Pontypridd
2000–01
(Previous)
2005–06
(Next)

The 2001–02 European Challenge Cup pool stage (known as the Parker Pen Shield for sponsorship reasons) was the opening stage of the 6th season of the European Challenge Cup, the second-tier competition for European rugby union clubs. It began when Connacht hosted Narbonne on 28 September 2001 and ended with four matches on 13 January 2002.

Thirty two teams participated in this phase of the competition; they were divided into eight pools of four teams each, with each team playing the others home and away. Competition points were award for games won (2 points) and drawn (1 point). There were no points for losing, nor were there bonus points as in the more modern bonus point system. The eight pool winners advanced to the knockout stage. These teams then competed in a single-elimination tournament that ended with the final at the Kassam Stadium in Oxford on 26 May 2002.

Results[edit]

All kickoff times are local to the match location.[1]

Key to colours
     Winner of each pool, advance to quarterfinals. Seed # in parentheses

Pool 1[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
Wales Ebbw Vale (7) 6 4 0 2 15 10 5 153 90 63 8
France Agen 6 4 0 2 25 13 12 199 119 80 8
France Montauban 6 4 0 2 16 9 7 146 123 23 8
Italy Rovigo 6 0 0 6 8 32 −24 78 244 −166 0
Source : www.ercrugby.com
Points breakdown:
*2 points for a win
*1 point for a draw
Ebbw Vale, Agen and Montauban finished on the same Competition Points. In head-to-head matches
Ebbw Vale beat Agen 68-30 on aggregate, having won one game and lost the other
Ebbw Vale beat Montauban 31-24 on aggregate, having won one game and lost the other
Agen beat Montauban 60-41 on aggregate, having won one game and lost the other
hence Ebbw Vale top the table
29 September 2001
19:30
Agen France 20 - 9 Wales Ebbw Vale
Report
Stade Armandie
Attendance: 2,000
30 September 2001
15:00
Rovigo Italy 23 - 41 France Montauban
Report

6 October 2001
19:30
Ebbw Vale Wales 28 - 26 Italy Rovigo
Report
Eugene Cross Park
Attendance: 1,500
6 October 2001
19:30
Montauban France 28 - 26 France Agen
Report
Stade Sapiac
Attendance: 5,000

26 October 2001
19:30
Ebbw Vale Wales 16 - 5 France Montauban
Report
Eugene Cross Park
Attendance: 2,500
28 October 2001
15:00
Rovigo Italy 3 - 43 France Agen
Report

3 November 2001
19:30
Agen France 66 - 7 Italy Rovigo
Report
Stade Armandie
Attendance: 2,500
3 November 2001
19:30
Montauban France 19 - 15 Wales Ebbw Vale
Report

4 January 2002
19:30
Agen France 34 - 13 France Montauban
Report
Stade Armandie
Attendance: 3,000
6 January 2002
14:30
Rovigo Italy 10 - 26 Wales Ebbw Vale
Report

12 January 2002
15:00
Ebbw Vale Wales 59 - 10 France Agen
Report
Eugene Cross Park
Attendance: 1,800
12 January 2002
19:30
Montauban France 40 - 9 Italy Rovigo
Report
Stade Sapiac
Attendance: 3,000

Pool 2[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
France Pau (4) 6 6 0 0 27 3 24 217 63 154 12
France Colomiers 6 4 0 2 32 9 23 259 105 154 8
Italy Petrarca Padova 6 2 0 4 14 26 −12 114 223 −109 4
Spain UC Madrid 6 0 0 6 8 43 −35 90 289 −199 0
Source : www.ercrugby.com
Points breakdown:
*2 points for a win
*1 point for a draw
29 September 2001
19:30
Pau France 35 - 0 Italy Petrarca Padova
Report
30 September 2001
12:30
UC Madrid Spain 16 - 36 France Colomiers
Report
Complejo Deportivo Sur
Attendance: 800

6 October 2001
15:00
Petrarca Padova Italy 41 - 12 Spain UC Madrid
Report
Stadio Plebiscito
Attendance: 1,000
6 October 2001
19:00
Colomiers France 12 - 18 France Pau
Report
Stade Selery
Attendance: 4,000

27 October 2001
15:00
Petrarca Padova Italy 12 - 74 France Colomiers
Report
Stadio Plebiscito
Attendance: 1,000
27 October 2001
19:30
Pau France 66 - 10 Spain UC Madrid
Report

3 November 2001
19:00
Colomiers France 45 - 6 Italy Petrarca Padova
Report
Stade Selery
Attendance: 3,200
4 November 2001
UC Madrid Spain 10 - 30 France Pau
Report
Complejo Deportivo Sur
Attendance: 300

5 January 2002
12:30
UC Madrid Spain 29 - 36 Italy Petrarca Padova
Report
Complejo Deportivo Sur
Attendance: 300
5 January 2002
19:30
Pau France 40 - 12 France Colomiers
Report
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 4,265

12 January 2002
15:00
Petrarca Padova Italy 19 - 28 France Pau
Report
Stadio Plebiscito
Attendance: 1,000
12 January 2002
19:00
Colomiers France 80 - 13 Spain UC Madrid
Report
Stade Selery
Attendance: 3,100

Pool 3[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
Wales Pontypridd (8) 6 4 0 2 12 7 5 139 87 52 8
England Leeds Tykes 6 4 0 2 21 15 6 188 154 34 8
France Béziers 6 2 0 4 15 19 −4 136 187 −51 4
Italy Overmach Parma 6 2 0 4 11 18 −7 127 162 −35 4
Source : www.ercrugby.com
Points breakdown:
*2 points for a win
*1 point for a draw
Pontypridd and Leeds finished on the same Competition Points.
In head-to-head matches, Pontypridd beat Leeds 55-46 on aggregate,
having won one game and lost the other.
Béziers and Overmach Parma finished on the same Competition Points.
In head-to-head matches, Béziers beat Overmach Parma 63-60 on aggregate,
having won one game and lost the other.
29 September 2001
15:00
Béziers France 23 - 12 Wales Pontypridd
Report
Stade de la Méditerranée
Attendance: 4,000
29 September 2001
19:30
Overmach Parma Italy 41 - 10 England Leeds Tykes
Report
Stadio de Rugby

6 October 2001
14:30
Pontypridd Wales 31 - 10 Italy Overmach Parma
Report
Sardis Road
Attendance: 2,500
7 October 2001
14:30
Leeds Tykes England 48 - 17 France Béziers
Report
Headingley Stadium
Attendance: 2,229

27 October 2001
15:00
Overmach Parma Italy 41 - 29 France Béziers
Report
Stadio de Rugby
28 October 2001
14:30
Leeds Tykes England 30 - 27 Wales Pontypridd
Report
Headingley Stadium
Attendance: 2,642

3 November 2001
17:30
Pontypridd Wales 28 - 16 England Leeds Tykes
Report
Sardis Road
Attendance: 4,200

5 January 2002
15:00
Béziers France 25 - 26 England Leeds Tykes
Report
Stade de la Méditerranée
Attendance: 3,500
6 January 2002
14:30
Overmach Parma Italy P - P Wales Pontypridd
Report
Stadio de Rugby
  • Parma refused to travel.[2] Pontypridd were awarded the match points.[3]

12 January 2002
17:30
Pontypridd Wales 41 - 8 France Béziers
Report
Sardis Road
Attendance: 3,000
13 January 2002
14:30
Leeds Tykes England 58 - 16 Italy Overmach Parma
Report
Headingley Stadium
Attendance: 1,431

Pool 4[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
England Sale Sharks (3) 6 6 0 0 40 7 33 286 79 207 12
Ireland Connacht 6 3 0 3 15 17 −2 157 140 17 6
France Narbonne 6 3 0 3 13 9 4 128 111 17 6
Italy Rugby Roma 6 0 0 6 7 42 −35 57 298 −241 0
Source : www.ercrugby.com
Points breakdown:
*2 points for a win
*1 point for a draw
28 September 2001
19:00
Connacht Ireland 18 - 6 France Narbonne
Report
Ericsson Park, Athlone
Attendance: 1,500
29 September 2001
15:00
Sale Sharks England 93 - 0 Italy Rugby Roma
Report
Heywood Road
Attendance: 2,807

6 October 2001
14:30
Rugby Roma Italy 10 - 20 Ireland Connacht
Report
Stadio Tre Fontane
Attendance: 800
6 October 2001
19:30
Narbonne France 10 - 13 England Sale Sharks
Report

27 October 2001
14:30
Connacht Ireland 30 - 33 England Sale Sharks
Report
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 1,200
27 October 2001
19:30
Narbonne France 40 - 0 Italy Rugby Roma
Report

3 November 2001
14:30
Rugby Roma Italy 17 - 22 France Narbonne
Report
Stadio Tre Fontane
Attendance: 2,800
3 November 2001
15:00
Sale Sharks England 44 - 6 Ireland Connacht
Report
Heywood Road
Attendance: 1,000

4 January 2002
20:00
Sale Sharks England 41 - 16 France Narbonne
Report
Heywood Road
Attendance: 2,561
5 January 2002
14:30
Connacht Ireland 61 - 13 Italy Rugby Roma
Report

12 January 2002
14:30
Rugby Roma Italy 17 - 62 England Sale Sharks
Report

Pool 5[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
England Bristol Shoguns (6) 6 5 0 1 21 12 9 189 115 74 10
Wales Neath 6 4 0 2 16 13 3 160 131 29 8
Italy Viadana 6 2 0 4 13 25 −12 120 210 −90 4
France Bourgoin 6 1 0 5 19 19 0 160 173 −13 2
Source : www.ercrugby.com
Points breakdown:
*2 points for a win
*1 point for a draw
29 September 2001
14:30
Neath Wales 41 - 14 Italy Viadana
Report
The Gnoll
Attendance: 3,000
30 September 2001
15:00
Bourgoin France 28 - 34 England Bristol Shoguns
Report
Stade Pierre Rajon
Attendance: 4,000

7 October 2001
14:30
Viadana Italy 26 - 10 France Bourgoin
Report
Via Learco Guerra
Attendance: 1,000
7 October 2001
15:00
Bristol Shoguns England 10 - 6 Wales Neath
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 3,006

27 October 2001
14:30
Neath Wales 27 - 20 France Bourgoin
Report
The Gnoll
Attendance: 3,000
28 October 2001
14:30
Viadana Italy 16 - 42 England Bristol Shoguns
Report
Via Learco Guerra
Attendance: 1,100

4 November 2001
15:00
Bourgoin France 25 - 27 Wales Neath
Report
4 November 2001
15:00
Bristol Shoguns England 31 - 15 Italy Viadana
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 2,543

5 January 2002
14:30
Neath Wales 33 - 29 England Bristol Shoguns
Report
The Gnoll
Attendance: 4,500
5 January 2002
15:00
Bourgoin France 60 - 16 Italy Viadana
Report
Stade Pierre Rajon
Attendance: 1,500

12 January 2002
14:30
Viadana Italy 33 - 26 Wales Neath
Report
Via Learco Guerra
13 January 2002
15:00
Bristol Shoguns England 43 - 17 France Bourgoin
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 2,695

Pool 6[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
England London Irish (5) 6 5 1 0 37 8 29 284 85 199 11
France Dax 6 4 1 1 42 9 33 306 119 187 9
Italy L'Aquila 6 2 0 4 11 34 −23 107 239 −132 4
Spain Valladolid RAC 6 0 0 6 7 46 −39 53 307 −254 0
Source : www.ercrugby.com
Points breakdown:
*2 points for a win
*1 point for a draw
29 September 2001
15:00
L'Aquila Italy 25 - 14 Spain Valladolid RAC
Report
29 September 2001
19:30
Dax France 22 - 29 England London Irish
Report
Stade Maurice Boyau
Attendance: 4,000

7 October 2001
12:30
Valladolid RAC Spain 11 - 26 France Dax
Report
Estadio Pepe Rojo
Attendance: 1,600
7 October 2001
15:00
London Irish England 48 - 12 Italy L'Aquila
Report
Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 2,200

27 October 2001
15:00
L'Aquila Italy 29 - 41 France Dax
Report
28 October 2001
12:30
Valladolid RAC Spain 5 - 71 England London Irish
Report
Ciuadad Universitaria
Attendance: 2,800

4 November 2001
15:00
Dax France 94 - 19 Italy L'Aquila
Report
Stade Maurice Boyau
Attendance: 1,337
4 November 2001
15:00
London Irish England 76 - 10 Spain Valladolid RAC
Report
Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 2,414

4 January 2002
19:00
L'Aquila Italy 8 - 32 England London Irish
Report
Stadio Tommaso Fattori
Attendance: 400
6 January 2002
15:00
Dax France 95 - 3 Spain Valladolid RAC
Report
Stade Maurice Boyau
Attendance: 4,000

13 January 2002
12:30
Valladolid RAC Spain 10 - 14 Italy L'Aquila
Report
Ciuadad Universitaria
Attendance: 1,300
13 January 2002
15:00
London Irish England 28 - 28 France Dax
Report
Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 3,240

Pool 7[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
England Gloucester (2) 6 6 0 0 47 9 38 362 62 300 12
France La Rochelle 6 4 0 2 21 14 7 161 177 −16 8
Wales Caerphilly 6 2 0 4 18 38 −20 170 281 −111 4
Italy Gran Parma 6 0 0 6 11 36 −25 104 277 −173 0
Source : www.ercrugby.com
Points breakdown:
*2 points for a win
*1 point for a draw
29 September 2001
14:30
Caerphilly Wales 41 - 30 Italy Gran Parma
Report
Virginia Park
Attendance: 1,000
29 September 2001
15:00
Gloucester England 34 - 15 France La Rochelle
Report
Kingsholm
Attendance: 7,000

6 October 2001
15:00
Gran Parma Italy 5 - 48 England Gloucester
Report
Sergio Lanfranchi Stadium
Attendance: 1,000
6 October 2001
19:30
La Rochelle France 44 - 39 Wales Caerphilly
Report

27 October 2001
15:00
Gloucester England 98 - 14 Wales Caerphilly
Report
Kingsholm
Attendance: 7,336
27 October 2001
17:00
La Rochelle France 28 - 14 Italy Gran Parma
Report
Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Attendance: 2,000

3 November 2001
14:30
Caerphilly Wales 16 - 47 England Gloucester
Report
Virginia Park
Attendance: 3,500
3 November 2001
18:00
Gran Parma Italy 25 - 30 France La Rochelle
Report

5 January 2002
14:30
Caerphilly Wales 29 - 32 France La Rochelle
Report
5 January 2002
15:00
Gloucester England 99 - 0 Italy Gran Parma
Report
Kingsholm
Attendance: 6,567

12 January 2002
14:30
Gran Parma Italy 30 - 31 Wales Caerphilly
Report
Sergio Lanfranchi Stadium
Attendance: 1,000
12 January 2002
19:30
La Rochelle France 12 - 36 England Gloucester
Report
Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Attendance: 5,000

Pool 8[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
England Saracens (1) 6 6 0 0 64 7 57 435 66 369 12
France Bordeaux-Bègles 6 4 0 2 53 15 38 354 117 237 8
Romania Dinamo București 6 1 0 5 15 58 −43 102 403 −301 2
Italy Bologna 6 1 0 5 9 61 −52 93 398 −305 2
Source : www.ercrugby.com
Points breakdown:
*2 points for a win
*1 point for a draw
29 September 2001
14:00
Dinamo București Romania 49 - 17 Italy Bologna
Report
29 September 2001
14:00
Saracens England 34 - 14 France Bordeaux-Bègles
Report
Vicarage Road
Attendance: 4,381

6 October 2001
14:00
Dinamo București Romania 12 - 75 England Saracens
Report
Complexul Cultural Sportiv
Attendance: 2,000
6 October 2001
19:00
Bordeaux-Bègles France 89 - 11 Italy Bologna
Report

28 October 2001
15:00
Bordeaux-Bègles France 82 - 23 Romania Dinamo București
Report
Stade André Moga
Attendance: 5,473
28 October 2001
15:00
Saracens England 113 - 3 Italy Bologna
Report
Vicarage Road
Attendance: 1,000

3 November 2001
14:00
Dinamo București Romania 5 - 83 France Bordeaux-Bègles
Report
3 November 2001
15:00
Bologna Italy 10 - 75 England Saracens
Report
Stadio Arcoveggio
Attendance: 1,200

5 January 2002
15:00
Bologna Italy 19 - 62 France Bordeaux-Bègles
Report
Stadio Arcoveggio
Attendance: 150
6 January 2002
15:00
Saracens England 113 - 3 Romania Dinamo București
Report
Vicarage Road
Attendance: 3,582

12 January 2002
15:00
Bologna Italy 33 - 10 Romania Dinamo București
Report
Stadio Arcoveggio
12 January 2002
19:00
Bordeaux-Bègles France 24 - 25 England Saracens
Report

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Challenge Cup Fixtures". European Rugby Cup. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Parma refuse to travel". BBC. 9 January 2002. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Parker Pen Shield 2001/2". BBC. 10 June 2004. Retrieved 26 January 2013.