2007–08 European Challenge Cup pool stage

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2007–08 European Challenge Cup pool stage
Season 2007–08 European Challenge Cup
Date 8 November 2007 - 20 January 2008
Qualifiers
Seed 1 England Worcester Warriors
Seed 2 England Bath
Seed 3 England Sale Sharks
Seed 4 England Newcastle Falcons
Seed 5 France Castres Olympique
Seed 6 France Brive
Seed 7 England Leeds Carnegie
Seed 8 France Montpellier
2006–07
(Previous)
2008–09
(Next)

The 2007–08 European Challenge Cup pool stage was the opening stage of the 12th season of the European Challenge Cup, the second-tier competition for European rugby union clubs. It began on 8 November 2007 when Sale Sharks hosted Montpellier and ended with the Newcastle Falcons / El Salvador game on 20 January 2008.

Twenty teams participated in this phase of the competition; they were divided into five pools of four teams each, with each team playing the others home and away. Competition points were earned using the standard bonus point system. The five pool winners and the best three runners-up advanced to the knockout stage. These teams then competed in a single-elimination tournament that ended with the final at Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester on 25 May 2008.

Results[edit]

All times are local to the game location.

Key to colours
     Winner of each pool, advance to quarterfinals. Seed # in parentheses
     Three highest-scoring second-place teams 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 TB LB Pts
England Bath Rugby (2) 6 6 0 0 28 6 +22 203 65 +138 5 0 29
France Auch 6 3 0 3 11 19 −8 109 147 −38 1 1 14
France Albi 6 2 0 4 15 21 −6 130 177 −47 1 2 11
Italy Overmach Parma 6 1 0 5 10 18 −8 104 157 −53 0 3 7
10 November 2007
15:00
Rugby Parma FC Italy 23 – 28 France Albi
Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 4,000
10 November 2007
20:45
Auch France 6 – 28 England Bath
Stade Patrice Brocas
Attendance: 3,562

17 November 2007
14:15
Bath England 28 – 0 Italy Rugby Parma FC
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 10,025
17 November 2007
19:30
Albi France 30 – 31 France Auch
La Maison des Sports
Attendance: 4,767

7 December 2007
19:00
Albi France 18 – 26 England Bath
La Maison des Sports
Attendance: 4,000
8 December 2007
15:00
Rugby Parma FC Italy 25 – 20 France Auch
Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 530

15 December 2007
14:15
Bath England 59 – 15 France Albi
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 9,282
15 December 2007
18:30
Auch France 24 – 20 Italy Rugby Parma FC
Stade Patrice Brocas
Attendance: 1,500

12 January 2008
15:00
Rugby Parma FC Italy 13 – 31 England Bath
Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 1,000
12 January 2008
17:30
Auch France 15 – 13 France Albi
Stade Patrice Brocas
Attendance: 3,000

19 January 2008
14:15
Bath England 31 – 13 France Auch
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 9,484
19 January 2008
19:30
Albi France 26 – 23 Italy Rugby Parma FC
La Maison des Sports
Attendance: 4,200

Pool 2[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff TB LB Pts
England Worcester Warriors (1) 6 6 0 0 36 6 +30 245 49 +196 5 0 29
France Montauban 6 3 0 3 28 12 +16 175 113 +62 3 1 16
Romania Bucureşti 6 2 1 3 7 22 −15 77 158 −81 0 0 10
Italy Gran Parma 6 0 1 5 7 38 −31 82 259 −177 0 1 3
9 November 2007
18:30
Montauban France 65 – 6 Italy Gran Parma
Stade de Sapiac
Attendance: 3,000
10 November 2007
14:00
Bucureşti Romania 8 – 18 England Worcester Warriors
Arcul de Triumf
Attendance: 800

17 November 2007
15:00
Gran Parma Italy 23 – 23 Romania Bucureşti
Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 220
17 November 2007
15:00
Worcester Warriors England 41 – 18 France Montauban
Sixways Stadium
Attendance: 6,876

8 December 2007
13:00
BucureştiRomania 19 – 17 France Montauban
Bucharest
Attendance: 1,000
8 December 2007
15:00
Worcester Warriors England 50 – 0 Italy Gran Parma
Sixways Stadium
Attendance: 7,169

14 December 2007
18:30
Montauban France 34 – 6 Romania Bucureşti
Stade de Sapiac
Attendance: 2,500
15 December 2007
15:00
Gran Parma Italy 16 – 66 England Worcester Warriors
Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 520

11 January 2008
18:30
Montauban France 7 – 24 England Worcester Warriors
Stade de Sapiac
Attendance: 2,000
13 January 2008
14:30
Bucureşti Romania 21 – 20 Italy Gran Parma
Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 250

19 January 2008
15:00
Gran Parma Italy 17 – 34 France Montauban
Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 300
19 January 2008
15:00
Worcester Warriors England 46 – 0 Romania Bucureşti
Sixways Stadium
Attendance: 6,380

Pool 3[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff TB LB Pts
England Newcastle Falcons (4) 6 5 0 1 34 3 +31 264 57 +207 3 1 24
France Brive (6) 6 4 0 2 21 5 +16 179 73 +106 3 2 20
Ireland Connacht 6 3 0 3 25 10 +15 172 97 +75 2 1 15
Spain El Salvador 6 0 0 6 3 65 −62 26 414 −388 0 0 0
9 November 2007
19:30
Brive France 15 – 6 Ireland Connacht
Stadium Municipal, Brive
Attendance: 4,850
10 November 2007
16:30
El Salvador Spain 10 – 71 England Newcastle Falcons
Campo de Pepe Rojo
Attendance: 4,000

15 November 2007
19:45
Newcastle Falcons England 25 – 19 France Brive
Kingston Park
Attendance: 5,140
16 November 2007
18:30
Connacht Ireland 75 – 8 Spain El Salvador
Sportsground
Attendance: 1,943

7 December 2007
18:30
Connacht Ireland 16 – 13 England Newcastle Falcons
Sportsground
Attendance: 2,856
9 December 2007
15:00
Brive France 71 – 0 Spain El Salvador
Stadium Municipal, Brive
Attendance: 2,000

16 December 2007
12:30
El Salvador Spain 8 – 40 France Brive
Campo de Pepe Rojo
Attendance: 3,000
16 December 2007
15:00
Newcastle Falcons England 39 – 0 Ireland Connacht
Kingston Park
Attendance: 7,426

11 January 2008
19:00
Brive France 12 – 19 England Newcastle Falcons
Stadium Municipal, Brive
Attendance: 7,500
13 January 2008
12:30
El Salvador Spain 0 – 60 Ireland Connacht
Campo de Pepe Rojo
Attendance: 3,500

18 January 2008
18:30
Connacht Ireland 15 – 22 France Brive
Sportsground
Attendance: 3,544
20 January 2008
15:00
Newcastle Falcons England 97 – 0 Spain El Salvador
Kingston Park
Attendance: 4,872

Pool 4[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff TB LB Pts
England Sale Sharks (3) 6 5 1 0 34 8 +26 244 62 +182 5 0 27
France Montpellier (8) 6 4 1 1 12 14 −2 114 115 −1 1 0 19
France Bayonne 6 1 0 5 16 20 −4 100 164 −64 2 2 8
Italy Petrarca Padova 6 1 0 5 7 27 −20 73 190 −117 0 1 5
8 November 2007
19:45
Sale Sharks England 49 – 6 France Montpellier
Edgeley Park
Attendance: 6,606
9 November 2007
19:30
Bayonne France 37 – 20 Italy Petrarca Padova
Stade Jean Dauger
Attendance: 6,000

17 November 2007
15:00
Petrarca Padova Italy 14 – 53 England Sale Sharks
Stadio Plebiscito
Attendance: 2,850
17 November 2007
20:45
Montpellier France 18 – 12 France Bayonne
Stade Yves du Manoir, Montpell
Attendance: 5,000

8 December 2007
15:00
Petrarca Padova Italy 13 – 19 France Montpellier
Stadio Plebiscito
Attendance: 1,000
8 December 2007
20:45
Bayonne France 12 – 51 England Sale Sharks
Stade Jean Dauger
Attendance: 8,000

13 December 2007
19:45
Sale Sharks England 32 – 10 France Bayonne
Edgeley Park
Attendance: 7,285
14 December 2007
19:30
Montpellier France 31 – 3 Italy Petrarca Padova
Stade Yves du Manoir, Montpell
Attendance: 4,200

11 January 2008
19:45
Sale Sharks England 45 – 6 Italy Petrarca Padova
Edgeley Park
Attendance: 6,708
12 January 2008
20:45
Bayonne France 24 – 26 France Montpellier
Stade Jean Dauger
Attendance: 4,000

19 January 2008
15:00
Petrarca Padova Italy 17 – 5 France Bayonne
Stadio Plebiscito
Attendance: 900
19 January 2008
20:45
Montpellier France 14 – 14 England Sale Sharks
Stade Yves du Manoir, Montpell
Attendance: 12,250

Pool 5[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff TB LB Pts
France Castres Olympique (5) 6 5 0 1 19 12 +7 160 105 +55 1 0 21
England Leeds Carnegie (7) 6 4 0 2 18 10 +8 157 101 +56 2 1 19
Italy Calvisano 6 2 0 4 13 29 −16 123 200 −77 1 0 9
France Dax 6 1 0 5 15 14 +1 109 143 −34 1 3 7
9 November 2007
20:00
Leeds Carnegie England 35 – 18 France Castres
Headingley Stadium
Attendance: 2,138
11 November 2007
15:00
Calvisano Italy 54 – 19 France Dax
Centro Sportivo San Michele
Attendance: 1,600

16 November 2007
20:00
Dax France 20 – 23 England Leeds Carnegie
Stade Maurice Boyau
Attendance: 4,000
17 November 2007
18:00
Castres France 61 – 28 Italy Calvisano
Stade Pierre Antoine
Attendance: 6,000

8 December 2007
16:00
Castres France 25 – 15 France Dax
Stade Pierre Antoine
Attendance: 5,400
9 December 2007
15:00
Leeds Carnegie England 45 – 5 Italy Calvisano
Headingley Stadium
Attendance: 2,107

15 December 2007
20:45
Dax France 15 – 16 France Castres
Stade Maurice Boyau
Attendance: 3,500
16 December 2007
15:00
Calvisano Italy 27 – 26 England Leeds Carnegie
Centro Sportivo San Michele
Attendance: 1,500

11 January 2008
20:00
Leeds Carnegie England 25 – 18 France Dax
Headingley Stadium
Attendance: 2,011
12 January 2008
15:00
Calvisano Italy 9 – 27 France Castres
Centro Sportivo San Michele
Attendance: 1,500

17 January 2008
20:45
Castres France 13 – 3 England Leeds Carnegie
Stade Pierre Antoine
Attendance: 6,800
18 January 2008
19:00
Dax France 22 – 0 Italy Calvisano
Stade Maurice Boyau
Attendance: 2,000

Seeding and runners-up[edit]

Seed Pool Winners Pts TF +/-
1 England Worcester Warriors 29 36 +196
2 England Bath 29 28 +138
3 England Sale Sharks 27 34 +182
4 England Newcastle Falcons 24 34 +207
5 France Castres Olympique 21 19 +55
Seed Pool Runners-up Pts TF +/-
6 France Brive 20 21 +106
7 England Leeds Carnegie 19 18 +56
8 France Montpellier 19 12 −1
- France Montauban 16 28 +62
- France Auch 14 11 −38

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