2006–07 EDF Energy Cup

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2007–08 EDF Energy Cup
Tournament details
Countries  England
 Wales
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and knockout
Date September 2006 - April 2007
Tournament statistics
Teams 16
Final
Venue Twickenham
Attendance 43,312
Champions England Leicester Tigers (6th title)
Runner-up Wales Ospreys
2005–06 (Previous) (Next) 2007–08

The 2006–07 EDF Energy Cup marked the 36th season of the English Rugby Union cup competition. It was the second season under the new Anglo-Welsh format and the first with EDF Energy as title sponsor. The competition began on September 1 and concluded with the final on Sunday April 15 at Twickenham, where Leicester Tigers beat the Ospreys 41-35.

The teams competing remained the same as the previous season with the exception of newly promoted NEC Harlequins, replacing Leeds Tykes, who were relegated to National Division One.

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L F A Pts
Wales Ospreys 3 3 0 0 114 46 14
England Gloucester 3 2 0 1 112 86 10
England Bristol Rugby 3 1 0 2 50 112 4
England Bath Rugby 3 0 0 3 51 83 0
29 September 2006
19:10
Ospreys Wales 49 – 19 England Gloucester
Tries: S. Williams
B. Williams
Parker (2)
Marshall
Henson
Con: Henson (5)
Pen: Henson (3)
Report Try: Richards
Con: Mercier
Pen: Mercier (4)
Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Attendance: 7,557
Referee: Hugh Watkins Wales
1 October 2006
15:00
Bristol Rugby England 22 – 15 England Bath Rugby
Tries: Hobson
Pozzebon
Stanojevic
Con: Gray (2)
Drop: Gray
Report Tries: Bell
Stephenson
Con: Malone
Pen: Malone
Memorial Stadium, Bristol
Attendance: 10,103
Referee: Sean Davey England

7 October 2006
14:30
Bath Rugby England 24 – 31 Wales Ospreys
Tries: Cheeseman (2) 57' c, 60' m
Con: Walshe
Pen: Walshe (4) 6', 20', 34', 48'
Report Tries: Vaughton 17' m
Hook 22' c
Terblanche 52' c
Con: Connor (2)
Pen: Connor 30'
Drop: Connor 27'
Terblanche 73'
Hook 76'
The Recreation Ground, Bath
Attendance: 10,600
Referee: Dave Pearson England
7 October 2006
15:00
Gloucester England 63 – 25 England Bristol Rugby
Tries: Foster 28' c
Richards 38' c
Goodridge (2) 46' m, 56' c
Lamb 55' c
Bailey 65' c
Forrester 69' c
Lawson 80' c
Con: Mercier (7)
Pen: Mercier (3) 4', 14', 25'
Report Tries: Stortoni 32' c
Sambucetti 72' m
Reay 78' c
Con: Gray (2)
Pen: Gray (2) 9', 23'
Kingsholm, Gloucester
Attendance: 6,743
Referee: Ashley Rowden England

2 December 2006
17:30
Gloucester England 30 – 12 England Bath Rugby
Tries: Penalty try 7' c
Balding 18' c
Merriman 52' m
Walker 70' m
Con: Walker (2)
Pen: Walker (2) 40', 65'
Report Tries: Parkes 34' m
Cheeseman 55' c
Con: Malone
Kingsholm, Gloucester
Attendance: 7,453
Referee: Dave Pearson England
2 December 2006
17:30
Ospreys Wales 34 – 3 England Bristol Rugby
Tries: Marshall 13' c
Hook 43' c
Bennett 49' m
Walker 52' m
B. Williams 75' c
Con: Hook (3)
Pen: Hook 3'
Report Pen: Strange 5'
Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Attendance: 6,093
Referee: Tim Hayes Wales

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L F A Pts
Wales Cardiff Blues 3 3 0 0 107 56 13
England London Irish 3 1 0 2 56 78 5
England Saracens 3 1 0 2 79 91 4
England London Wasps 3 1 0 2 58 75 4
30 September 2006
14:30
Cardiff Blues Wales 36 – 20 England London Wasps
Tries: Jenkins
Czekaj
Luveitasau
Con: Blair (3)
Pen: Blair (4)
Drop: Robinson
Report Tries: Lewsey
Brooks
Con: Staunton (2)
Pen: Staunton
Drop: Staunton
Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff
Attendance: 10,237
Referee: Nigel Owens Wales
30 September 2006
15:00
London Irish England 36 – 24 England Saracens
Tries: Rees (2)
Horak
Leguizamón
Flutey
Con: Everitt (4)
Pen: Everitt
Report Tries: Penalty try
Ratuvou
Con: Jackson
Pen: Jackson (4)
Madejski Stadium, Reading
Attendance: 7,172
Referee: Bruce Robertson England

8 October 2006
15:30
London Wasps England 23 – 13 England London Irish
Tries: Dallaglio 7' c
Voyce 45' c
Con: Cipriani (2)
Pen: Cipriani 26'
King (2) 60', 72'
Report Try: Flutey 21' c
Con: Everitt
Pen: Everitt 15'
Flutey 68'
Adams Park, High Wycombe
Attendance: 7,249
Referee: Andrew Small England
8 October 2006
16:10
Saracens England 29 – 40 Wales Cardiff Blues
Tries: de Vedia 17' c
Johnston 73' c
Con: Jackson (2)
Pen: Jackson (5) 6', 25', 28', 31', 40'
Report Tries: Stcherbina 3' c
Shanklin (2) 14' m, 49' m
Lewis 47' c
Luveitasau 66' c
Con: Blair (3)
Pen: Blair (3) 22', 56', 65'
Vicarage Road, Watford
Attendance: 5,742
Referee: Tony Spreadbury England

1 December 2006
19:40
Cardiff Blues Wales 31 – 7 England London Irish
Tries: M. Williams 31' c
Czekaj (2) 37' m, 79' c
Con: Blair (2)
Pen: Blair (4) 17', 20', 26', 70'
Report Try: Bishop 13' c
Con: Geraghty
Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff
Attendance: 7,245
Referee: Nigel Owens Wales
1 December 2006
19:40
Saracens England 26 – 15 England London Wasps
Tries: Russell 42' c
Hill 46' c
Con: Castaignède (2)
Pen: Castaignède (3) 23', 34', 65'
Drop: Castaignède 55'
Report Tries: Voyce (2) 13' m, 59' m
Ward 29' m
Vicarage Road, Watford
Attendance: 6,616
Referee: Chris White England

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L F A Pts
England Sale Sharks 3 3 0 0 77 37 12
England Newcastle Falcons 3 2 0 1 51 55 8
Wales Llanelli Scarlets 3 1 0 2 40 53 5
England NEC Harlequins 3 0 0 3 52 75 3
29 September 2006
Sale Sharks England 28 – 5 England Newcastle Falcons
Report

Referee: Andrew Small
1 October 2006
Llanelli Scarlets Wales 26 – 7 England NEC Harlequins
Report
Stradey Park, Llanelli
Attendance: 6,148
Referee: Tim Hayes

6 October 2006
Newcastle Falcons England 25 – 9 Llanelli Scarlets Wales
Report
Kingston Park
Attendance: 4,368
Referee: C White
6 October 2006
NEC Harlequins England 27 – 28 Sale Sharks England
Report
Kingston Park
Attendance: 4,368
Referee: C White

2 December 2006
Sale Sharks England 21 – 5 Wales Llanelli Scarlets
Report

Referee: Rob Debney
2 December 2006
Newcastle Falcons England 21 – 18 England NEC Harlequins
Report

Referee: Rob Debney

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L F A Pts
England Leicester Tigers 3 2 0 1 81 55 10
England Worcester Warriors 3 2 0 1 67 57 8
Wales Newport Gwent Dragons 3 1 0 2 53 71 4
England Northampton Saints 3 1 0 2 37 55 4
30 September 2006
Northampton Saints England 12 – 24 England Worcester Warriors
Report
Franklin's Gardens
Referee: D Richards
30 September 2006
Leicester Tigers England 41 – 17 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Report
Welford Road
Referee: W Barnes

7 October 2006
Worcester Warriors England 20 – 35 Wales Leicester Tigers
Report

Referee: R Maybank
7 October 2006
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 26 – 7 England Northampton Saints
Report
Rodney Parade, Newport
Attendance: 5,628
Referee: Nigel Owen

2 December 2006
Northampton Saints England 18 – 5 England Leicester Tigers
Report

2 December 2006
Worcester Warriors England 23 – 10 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Report

Semi-finals[edit]

24 March 2007
14:30
Leicester Tigers England 29 – 19 England Sale Sharks
Tries: Tuilagi 38' c
Hipkiss 67' c
Con: Goode (2)
Pen: Burke (2) 4', 31'
Goode (2) 56', 62'
Drop: Goode 74'
Report Tries: Chabal 41' m
I. Fernández Lobbe 70' m
Pen: Larrechea 2'
Thomas (2) 46', 64'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 27,558
Referee: Nigel Owens Wales

24 March 2007
17:15
Cardiff Blues Wales 10 – 27 Wales Ospreys
Try: Blair 70' c
Con: Blair
Pen: Blair 14'
Report Tries: Parker 27' c
Byrne 46' m
Con: Hook
Pen: Hook (4) 23', 52', 61', 69'
Drop: Hook 72'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 40,293
Referee: Wayne Barnes England

Final[edit]

15 April 2007
14:30
Leicester Tigers England 41 – 35 Wales Ospreys
Tries: Varndell (2) 13' c, 63' c
Croft 15' c
Kay 26' c
Tuilagi 30' c
Con: Burke (4)
Goode
Pen: Goode (2) 54', 70'
Report Tries: Byrne 44' c
S. Williams (2) 49' m, 57' c
Walker 74' c
Con: Hook (3)
Pen: Hook (3) 2', 11', 37'
Twickenham, London
Attendance: 43,312
Referee: Alan Lewis Ireland

Broadcast rights[edit]

Television rights for the league are held exclusively by BBC Sport. The BBC show EDF Energy Cup games as part of Grandstand, Scrum V and on Welsh-language channel S4C.

See also[edit]

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