2004–05 Heineken Cup

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2004–05 Heineken Cup
Heineken Cup 2005.jpg
Official logo
Tournament details
Countries  England
 France
 Ireland
 Italy
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and Knockout
Date 22 October 2004 - 25 May 2005
Tournament statistics
Teams 24
Matches played 79
Attendance 918,039 (11,621 per match)
Top point scorer(s) Andy Goode (Leicester)
(114 points)
Top try scorer(s) Shane Horgan (Leinster)
(8 tries)
Final
Venue Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance 51,326
Champions France Toulouse (3rd title)
Runner-up France Stade Français
Official website http://www.ercrugby.com/eng/
2003–04 (Previous) (Next) 2005–06

The 2004-5 Heineken Cup was the tenth edition of the Heineken Cup. Competing teams, from England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales, were divided into six pools of four, in which teams played home and away matches against each other. The winners of the pools, together with the two best runners-up, qualified for the knock-out stage.

Format[edit]

In the pool matches teams received:

  • four points for a win
  • two points for a draw
  • a bonus point for scoring four or more tries
  • a bonus point for losing by seven or fewer points

The teams that qualified for the knockout stage are indicated in bold type on a green background. Their seeds in the knockout stage are indicated next to the team name.

The French club Toulouse won a nail-biting final over fellow French side Stade Français by 18-12 after extra time. Toulouse became the first club to win the event three times.

Teams[edit]

France England Wales Ireland Scotland Italy
  • France Stade Français
  • France Toulouse
  • France Biarritz Olympique
  • France Castres
  • France Bourgoin
  • France Perpignan
  • England Leicester Tigers
  • England London Wasps
  • England Bath
  • England Northampton Saints
  • England Harlequins
  • England Newcastle Falcons
  • England Gloucester
  • Wales Llanelli Scarlets
  • Wales Neath-Swansea Ospreys
  • Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
  • Wales Cardiff Blues
  • Ireland Leinster
  • Ireland Munster
  • Ireland Ulster
  • Scotland Glasgow
  • Scotland Edinburgh
  • Italy Calvisano
  • Italy Benetton Treviso

Pool stage[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2004-05 Heineken Cup pool stage.

Pool 1[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff TB LB Pts
France Biarritz Olympique (4) 6 5 0 1 20 9 11 163 92 71 2 0 22
England Leicester Tigers (8) 6 4 0 2 24 9 15 196 118 78 2 1 19
England London Wasps 6 3 0 3 21 14 7 174 138 36 2 2 16
Italy Ghial Rugby Calvisano 6 0 0 6 10 43 −33 79 264 −185 0 0 0

Pool 2[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff TB LB Pts
Ireland Leinster (1) 6 6 0 0 33 10 23 257 100 157 2 0 26
England Bath 6 3 0 3 15 11 4 149 122 27 1 2 15
Italy Benetton Treviso 6 3 0 3 14 21 −7 136 181 −45 2 0 14
France Bourgoin 6 0 0 6 9 29 −20 98 237 −139 0 2 2

Pool 3[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff TB LB Pts
France Toulouse (2) 6 5 0 1 21 9 12 181 104 77 3 1 24
England Northampton Saints (7) 6 5 0 1 11 7 4 128 101 27 1 0 21
Wales Llanelli Scarlets 6 2 0 4 15 17 −2 132 157 −25 3 2 13
Scotland Glasgow 6 0 0 6 11 25 −14 107 186 −79 0 2 2

Pool 4[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff TB LB Pts
Ireland Munster (5) 6 5 0 1 12 4 8 121 74 47 1 1 22
France Castres 6 3 1 2 16 13 3 157 121 36 2 0 16
Wales Neath-Swansea Ospreys 6 3 0 3 11 10 1 135 115 20 1 1 14
England NEC Harlequins 6 0 1 5 7 19 −12 81 184 −103 0 1 3

Pool 5[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff TB LB Pts
England Newcastle Falcons (6) 6 5 0 1 10 11 −1 113 104 9 1 0 21
France Perpignan 6 3 0 3 15 10 5 133 107 26 2 1 15
Wales Newport Gwent Dragons 6 3 0 3 17 12 5 124 99 25 2 1 15
Scotland Edinburgh 6 1 0 5 10 19 −9 92 152 −60 1 2 7

Pool 6[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff TB LB Pts
France Stade Français (3) 6 5 0 1 20 9 11 179 90 89 3 0 23
England Gloucester 6 3 0 3 14 12 2 144 128 16 1 1 14
Ireland Ulster 6 3 0 3 5 13 −8 88 139 −51 0 1 13
Wales Cardiff Blues 6 1 0 5 8 13 −5 98 152 −54 0 3 7

Seeding and runners-up[edit]

Seed Pool Winners Pts TF +/−
1 Ireland Leinster 26 33 +157
2 France Toulouse 24 21 +77
3 France Stade Français 23 20 +89
4 France Biarritz Olympique 22 20 +71
5 Ireland Munster 22 12 +47
6 England Newcastle Falcons 21 10 +9
Seed Pool Runners-up Pts TF +/−
7 England Northampton Saints 21 11 +27
8 England Leicester Tigers 19 24 +78
France Castres Olympique 16 16 +36
England Bath 15 15 +27
France Perpignan 15 15 +26
England Gloucester 14 14 +16

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]

1 April 2005
20:30 HAEC
Toulouse France 37 – 9 England Northampton Saints
Try: Michalak 21' c
Heymans 32' c
Clerc 49' c
Labit 68' c
Con: Élissalde (4/4)
Pen: Michalak 43', 56'
Drop: Michalak 41'
Report Pen: Drahm (3) 23', 37', 46'
Stade Municipal, Toulouse
Attendance: 37,000
Referee: Nigel Williams (Wales)

2 April 2005
16:00 HAEC
Stade Français France 48 – 8 England Newcastle Falcons
Try: Blin (2) 9' m, 18' c
Sarraméa (3) 30' c, 78' c, 79' m
Poulain 63' c
Arias 68' c
Con: Skrela (3)
Liebenberg (2)
Pen: Skrela (1) 2'
Report Try: Burke 72' m
Pen: Burke 14'
Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)

2 April 2005
17:15 IST
Leinster Ireland 13 – 29 England Leicester Tigers
Try: Horgan 73' c
Con: Holwell (1)
Pen: Holwell (2) 17', 55'
Report Try: Smith 32' c
Gibson 56' c
Con: Goode (2/2)
Pen: Goode (4) 11', 30', 40', 64'
Drop: Goode (1) 67'
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 48,500
Referee: Joël Jutge (France)

3 April 2005
16:00 CEST
Biarritz Olympique France 19 – 10 Ireland Munster
Try: Gaitan 15' c
Con: Yachvili (1/1)
Pen: Yachvili (4) 12', 30', 40', 59'
Report Try: Wallace 45' c
Con: Burke (1/1)
Pen: Burke (1) 67'
Estadio Anoeta, San Sebastián
Attendance: 32,000
Referee: Chris White (England)

Semi-finals[edit]

23 April 2005
16:00 HAEC
Stade Français France 20 – 17 France Biarritz Olympique
Try: Fillol 72' c
Dominici 80' + 5' c
Con: Fillol (2/2)
Pen: Fillol (2) 27', 50'
Report Try: Traille 64' m
Pen: Yachvili (4) 7', 17', 24', 53'
Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 41,000
Referee: Tony Spreadbury (England)

24 April 2005
15:30 BST
Leicester Tigers England 19 – 27 France Toulouse
Try: Varndell 80' + 4' c
Con: Goode (1/1)
Pen: Goode (4) 10', 26', 33', 59'
Report Try: Maka 2' c
Élissalde 49' c
Michalak 73' c
Con: Élissalde (3/3)
Pen: Élissalde (2) 15', 64'
Walkers Stadium, Leicester
Attendance: 31,883
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)

Final[edit]

22 May 2005
15:00 BST
Stade Français France 12 – 18 (a.e.t) France Toulouse
Pen: Skrela (4) 9', 13', 27', 40'
Report Pen: Élissalde (3) 23', 34', 48'
Michalak (2) 80'+6, 81'
Drop: Michalak 91'
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 51,326
Referee: Chris White (England)

Toulouse became the competition's first three-time champions.