2005–06 Powergen Cup

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2005–06 Powergen Cup
Tournament details
Countries  England
 Wales
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and knockout
Date September 2005 - April 2006
Tournament statistics
Teams 16
Final
Venue Twickenham
Attendance 57,212
Champions England London Wasps (6th title)
Runner-up Wales Llanelli Scarlets
2004–05 (Previous) (Next) 2006–07

The 2005-06 Powergen Cup was the 35th annual rugby union cup competition in England. Originally contested between clubs of the English leagues, this was the first season for which the competition was open to the Welsh regions, forming the Anglo-Welsh Cup. The cup is contested between the twelve teams of the English Premiership and the four Welsh regional sides from the Magners League. The format of the cup is similar to that of the Heineken Cup, beginning with pool stages, with the top placed teams entering knockout stages. Each pool consists of a Welsh region and three English sides, with each team playing the others in the group once, and the top team of each group advancing to the semi-finals.

Pool matches were played in September, October and December 2005. Bath Rugby, London Wasps, Llanelli Scarlets and Leicester Tigers emerged as winners of their respective pools. London Wasps defeated Llanelli Scarlets 26 points to 10 in the final at Twickenham Stadium on April 9.

Group stages[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L F A BP Pts
England Bath Rugby 3 3 0 0 73 42 0 12
England Gloucester 3 2 0 1 69 34 1 9
Wales Ospreys 3 1 0 2 70 78 2 6
England Bristol Rugby 3 0 0 3 44 102 1 1
1 October 2005
Bath England 25 – 10 England Bristol

Attendance: 8,993
1 October 2005
Gloucester England 23 – 7 Wales Ospreys

Attendance: 6,154

9 October 2005
Bristol England 6 – 34 England Gloucester

Attendance: 5,018
9 October 2005
Ospreys Wales 20 – 27 England Bath

Attendance: 5,018

3 December 2005
Bath England 21 – 12 England Gloucester

Attendance: 8,563
4 December 2005
Bristol England 28 – 43 Wales Ospreys

Attendance: 7,684

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L F A BP Pts
England London Wasps 3 3 0 0 112 53 2 14
Wales Cardiff Blues 3 1 0 2 79 87 2 6
England London Irish 3 1 0 2 66 85 1 5
England Saracens 3 1 0 2 60 92 1 5
1 October 2005
Cardiff Blues Wales 37 – 20 England Saracens

Attendance: 8,212
2 October 2005
London Irish England 26 – 30 England London Wasps

Attendance: 6,829

7 October 2005
London Wasps England 40 – 19 Wales Cardiff Blues

Attendance: 6,427
9 October 2005
Saracens England 32 – 13 England London Irish

Attendance: 6,103

4 December 2005
London Irish England 27 – 23 Wales Cardiff Blues

Attendance: 6,024
4 December 2005
London Wasps England 42 – 8 England Saracens

Attendance: 6,377

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L F A BP Pts
Wales Llanelli Scarlets 3 3 0 0 74 50 0 12
England Newcastle Falcons 3 1 1 1 72 49 2 8
England Sale Sharks 3 1 0 2 77 68 2 6
England Leeds Tykes 3 0 1 2 35 91 0 2
2 October 2005
Leeds Tykes England 7 – 28 Wales Llanelli Scarlets

Attendance: 2,582
2 October 2005
Newcastle Falcons England 34 – 9 England Sale Sharks

Attendance: 4,917

7 October 2005
Sale Sharks England 45 – 10 England Leeds Tykes

Attendance: 4,572
9 October 2005
Llanelli Scarlets Wales 22 – 20 England Newcastle Falcons

Attendance: 7,195

2 December 2005
Leeds Tykes England 18 – 18 England Newcastle Falcons

Attendance: 3,316
2 December 2005
Llanelli Scarlets Wales 24 – 23 England Sale Sharks
Stradey Park, Llanelli
Attendance: 6,835

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L F A BP Pts
England Leicester Tigers 3 2 0 1 86 56 2 10
England Northampton Saints 3 2 0 1 70 43 1 9
Wales Newport Gwent Dragons 3 2 0 1 64 57 0 8
England Worcester Warriors 3 0 0 3 33 97 0 0
30 September 2005
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 24 – 15 England Leicester Tigers
Rodney Parade, Newport
Attendance: 6,327
1 October 2005
Worcester Warriors England 7 – 22 England Northampton Saints

Attendance: 7,561

8 October 2005
Leicester Tigers England 42 – 16 England Worcester Warriors

Attendance: 8,642
8 October 2005
Northampton Saints England 42 – 16 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons

Attendance: 11,695

3 December 2005
Leicester Tigers England 29 – 16 England Northampton Saints

Attendance: 11,072
3 December 2005
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 33 – 10 England Worcester Warriors

Attendance: 4,017

Semi finals[edit]

4 March 2006
London Wasps England 22 – 17 England Leicester Tigers
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 50,811
4 March 2006
Llanelli Scarlets Wales 27 – 26 England Bath
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 50,811

Final[edit]

9 April 2006
London Wasps England 26 – 10 Wales Llanelli Scarlets
Twickenham, London
Attendance: 57,212

See also[edit]

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