2008–09 Heineken Cup pool stage

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2008–09 Heineken Cup pool stage
Season 2008–09 Heineken Cup
Date 10 October 2008 - 25 January 2009
Qualifiers
Seed 1 Wales Cardiff Blues
Seed 2 Ireland Munster
Seed 3 England Harlequins
Seed 4 England Leicester Tigers
Seed 5 England Bath
Seed 6 Ireland Leinster
Seed 7 Wales Ospreys
Seed 8 France Toulouse
2007–08
(Previous)
2009–10
(Next)
Main article: 2008-09 Heineken Cup

The pool stage of the 2008–09 Heineken Cup began on 10 October 2008, with the final match played on 25 January 2009. This was the first year for which qualified teams were seeded for the group stage.

Ranking system[edit]

The 24 teams were ranked according to previous progress in the Heineken Cup, with teams from the same tier and same country being placed in separate pools. The brackets show each team's ERC Ranking before the start of the 2008-2009 season.

Tier 1 Ireland Munster (1) France Toulouse (2) France Biarritz (3) England Leicester Tigers (4) France Stade Français (5) England London Wasps (6)
Tier 2 Ireland Leinster (7) England Bath (8) England Gloucester (9) France Perpignan (10) England Sale Sharks (12) Wales Scarlets (13)
Tier 3 Wales Ospreys (15) Wales Cardiff Blues (17) France Clermont (18) Wales Newport Gwent Dragons (20) Ireland Ulster (21) France Castres (22)
Tier 4 Scotland Glasgow Warriors (24) Italy Benetton Treviso (25) Scotland Edinburgh (28) Italy Calvisano (32) England Harlequins (35) France Montauban

The draw for the pool stage took place on 17 June 2008 in Dublin.[1]

Pool stage[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2008–09 Heineken Cup pool stage.

The draw for the pool stages took place on 17 June 2008 in Dublin.

Key to colours
     Winner of each pool,
advance to quarterfinals. Seed # in parentheses
     Two 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
Ireland Munster (2) 6 5 0 1 18 6 12 161 98 63 2 1 23
England Sale 6 3 0 3 14 11 3 136 115 21 2 1 15
France Clermont 6 3 0 3 14 13 1 137 129 8 1 0 13
France Montauban 6 1 0 5 5 21 −16 81 173 −92 0 2 6
  • Munster qualified for the quarter-finals as Pool 1 winners following a bonus point fifth round home win over Sale.[2]
10 October 2008
20:00
Munster Ireland 19 – 17 France Montauban
Try: B. Murphy 37' c
Conv: R. O'Gara (1/1)
Pen: R. O'Gara (4) 31', 52', 64', 77'
Report Try: S. Jonnet 55' m
Conv: P. Mitu (0/1)
Pen: P. Mitu (4) 3', 45', 54', 76'
Thomond Park, Limerick
Attendance: 23,500
Referee: Wayne Barnes
11 October 2008
14:35
Clermont France 15 – 32 England Sale Sharks
Pen: Brock James (5) 32', 36', 49', 59', 69' Report Tries: D. Doherty 20' c
L. McAlister 52' c
R. Keil 73' c
M. Cueto 77' m
Conv: L. McAlister (3/4)
Pen: L. McAlister (2) 6', 15'

19 October 2008
13:00
Sale Sharks England 16 – 24 Ireland Munster
Try: D. Schofield 57' c
Conv: L. McAlister (1/1)
Pen: L. McAlister (3) 4', 24', 54'
Report Tries: P. Warwick 15' c
D. Wallace 64' m
Conv: R. O'Gara (1/2)
Pen: R. O'Gara (2) 41', 80'
Drop Goals: P. Warwick 18'
R. O'Gara 76'
Edgeley Park, Stockport
Attendance: 10,928
19 October 2008
16:00
Montauban France 19 – 24 France Clermont
Try: A. Battut 57' c
Conv: P. Mitu (1/1)
Pen: Mitu (4) 8', 14', 17', 38'
Report Tries: N. Vonowale (2) 3' c, 71' c
A. Audebert 25' c
Conv: Brock James (3/3)
Pen: Brock James (1) 11'
Stade Sapiac, Montauban
Attendance: 8,000

5 December 2008
19:45
Sale Sharks England 36 – 6 France Montauban
Tries: J. Fernández (2) 4' c, 23' m
A. Tuilagi 54' c
E. Lewis-Roberts 59' c
D. Tait 78' c
Conv: C. Hodgson (4/5)
Pen: C. Hodgson (1) 34'
Report Pen: C. Rosalen 47'
Drop: C. Rosalen 9'
Edgeley Park, Stockport
Attendance: 6,962
7 December 2008
16:00
Clermont France 25 – 19 Ireland Munster
Try: Brock James 47' c
Conv: Brock James (1/1)
Pen: Brock James (6) 7', 21', 31', 39', 42', 55'
Report Try: M. Horan 25' c
Conv: R. O'Gara (1/1)
Pen: R. O'Gara (4) 19', 35', 74', 80'

13 December 2008
15:30
Munster Ireland 23 – 13 France Clermont
Tries: D. Wallace 39' m
M. Horan 78' m
N. Ronan 80' c
Conv: R. O'Gara (1/3)
Pen: R. O'Gara (2) 20', 26'
Report Try: J. Malzieu 60' c
Conv: Brock James (1/1)
Pen: Brock James 22', 62'
Thomond Park, Limerick
Attendance: 25,633
13 December 2008
19:00
Montauban France 16 – 12 England Sale Sharks
Try: V. Delasau 30' c
Conv: C. Rosalan (1/1)
Pen: C. Rosalen (2) 6', 49'
P. Mitu (1) 77'
Report Pen: C. Hodgson (4) 4', 40', 51', 55'
Stade Sapiac, Montauban
Attendance: 7,668

16 January 2009
20:00
Munster Ireland 37 – 14 England Sale Sharks
Tries: P. O'Connell 4' m
J. Flannery 12' c
D. Wallace 41' c
I. Dowling 57' m
T. O'Leary 65' m
P. Warwick 73' m
Conv: R. O'Gara (2/6)
Pen: P. Warwick (1/1) 80'+1'
Report Try: C. Hodgson 51' m
Conv: C. Hodgson (0/1)
Pen: C. Hodgson (1/3) 7'
L. McAlister (2/2) 19', 50'
Thomond Park, Limerick
Attendance: 26,000
16 January 2009
21:00
Clermont France 43 – 10 France Montauban
Tries: J. Malzieu 1' m
L. Jacquet 13' m
P. Mignoni (2) 33' m, 60' c
A. Audebert 50' c
T. Domingo 66' c
J. Senio 73' c
Conv: Brock James (4/7)
Report Try: J. dalla Riva 73' c
Conv: R. Lespinas (1/1)
Pen: P. Mitu (1/2) 23'

24 January 2009
15:35
Sale Sharks England 26 – 17 France Clermont
Tries: O. Ripol 11' c
D. Peel 66' m
D. Tait 73' m
Conv: L. McAlister (1/3)
Pen: L. McAlister (3/4) 30', 40'+1', 61'
Report Tries: T. Combezou 26' c
N. Nalaga 33' c
Conv: S. Bai (2/2)
Pen: S. Bai (1/2) 14'
A. Floch (0/1)
Edgeley Park, Stockport
Attendance: 7,466
25 January 2009
13:00
Montauban France 13 – 39 Ireland Munster
Try: S. Murray 59' c
Conv: P. Mitu (1/1)
Pen: J. Audy (2/3) 11', 19'
Report Tries: T. O'Leary 22' c
L. Mafi (2) 43' m, 55' c
B. Murphy (2) 68' c, 80' c
Conv: R. O'Gara (3/4)
P. Warwick (1/1)
Pen: R. O'Gara (2/2) 29', 67'
Stade Sapiac, Montauban
Attendance: 9,300

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 (6) 6 4 0 2 15 3 12 140 70 70 2 2 20
England Wasps 6 4 0 2 9 12 −3 114 112 2 0 1 17
Scotland Edinburgh 6 2 0 4 8 8 0 91 103 −12 1 0 9
France Castres 6 2 0 4 6 15 −9 73 133 −60 0 1 9
11 October 2008
13:35
Edinburgh Rugby Scotland 16 – 27 Ireland Leinster
Try: Penalty try 49' c
Conv: C. Paterson (1/1)
Pen: P. Godman (1) 14'
C. Paterson (2) 38', 69'
Report Tries: R. Elsom 18' c
B. O'Driscoll 23' c
F. Contepomi 34' m
S. Horgan 35' m
Conv: F. Contepomi (2/4)
Pen: F. Contepomi (1) 70'
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 5,372
12 October 2008
15:00
London Wasps England 25 – 11 France Castres
Tries: P. Sackey 8' c
T. Voyce 21' c
J. Lewsey 59' m
Conv: D. Cipriani (2/3)
Pen: D. Cipriani (2) 14', 34'
Report Try: L. Nallet 75' m
Conv: A. Lagardère (0/1)
Pen: C. McIntyre (2) 25', 45'
Adams Park, High Wycombe
Attendance: 8,800

18 October 2008
17:30
Leinster Ireland 41 – 11 England London Wasps
Tries: B. O'Driscoll (2) 7' c, 14' m
L. Fitzgerald 42' c
F. Contepomi 56' c
R. Elsom 63' c
R. Kearney 67' m
Conv: F. Contepomi (4/6)
Pen: F. Contepomi (1) 30'
Report Try: J. Staunton 35' m
Conv: D. Cipriani (0/1)
Pen: D. Cipriani (2) 10', 34'
RDS Arena, Dublin
Attendance: 18,300
18 October 2008
18:30
Castres France 6 – 13 Scotland Edinburgh
Pen: C. McIntyre (2) 8', 10' Report Try: M. Robertson 13' c
Conv: C. Paterson (1/1)
Pen: C. Paterson (2) 44', 50'
Stade Pierre-Antoine, Castres
Attendance: 8,600

5 December 2008
19:30
Edinburgh Rugby Scotland 16 – 25 England London Wasps
Try: M. Robertson 61' c
Conv: C. Paterson (1/1)
Pen: C. Paterson (3) 35', 43', 45'
Report Try: T. Rees 78' c
Conv: D. Cipriani (1/1)
Pen: D. Cipriani (6) 7', 20', 24', 29', 58', 70'
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 7,711
6 December 2008
13:35
Leinster Ireland 33 – 3 France Castres
Tries: B. Jackman 46' c
B. O'Driscoll 65' c
S. Keogh 76' c
Conv: J. Sexton (1/1)
D. Holwell (2/2)
Pen: J. Sexton (4) 13', 18', 28', 55'
Report Pen: A. Lagardère 48'
RDS Arena, Dublin
Attendance: 16,500

12 December 2008
21:00
Castres France 18 – 15 Ireland Leinster
Pen: A. Lagardère (6) 15', 23', 28', 65', 68', 73' Report Tries: G. Dempsey 6' c
J. Sexton 32' m
Conv: J. Sexton (1/2)
Pen: F. Contepomi (1) 53'
Stade Pierre-Antoine, Castres
Attendance: 6,788
14 December 2008
13:00
London Wasps England 19 – 11 Scotland Edinburgh Rugby
Tries: D. Walder 11' c
Conv: D. Walder (1/1)
Pen: D. Walder (4) 42', 49', 63', 73'
Report Tries: H. Southwell 29' m
Conv: P. Godman (0/1)
Pen: P. Godman (1) 40'
D. Blair (1) 67'
Adams Park, High Wycombe
Attendance: 7,596

16 January 2009
19:30
Edinburgh Rugby Scotland 32 – 14 France Castres
Tries: B. Cairns 18' c
P. Godman 44' m
R. Ford 62' c
A. Kelly 80' c
Conv: P. Godman (1/2)
C. Paterson (2/2)
Pen: P. Godman (1/2) 5'
C. Paterson (1/1) 60'
Report Tries: R. Terrain 9' c
J. Tekori 33' c
Conv: R. Teulet (2/2)
Pen: T. Bouquié (0/1)
Murrayfield Stadium, Murrayfield
Attendance: 2,331
17 January 2009
17:35
London Wasps England 19 – 12 Ireland Leinster
Try: S. Betsen 14' c
Conv: D. Cipriani (1/1)
Pen: D. Cipriani (3/5) 11', 22', 60'
D. Walder (1/1) 80'
Report Pen: F. Contepomi (4/5) 10', 34', 40', 62'
Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham
Attendance: 33,282

25 January 2009
13:00
Leinster Ireland 12 – 3 Scotland Edinburgh
Pen: F. Contepomi (4/4) 14', 18', 24', 35' Report Pen: C. Paterson (1/1) 30'
RDS Arena, Dublin
Attendance: 18,240
25 January 2009
14:00
Castres France 21 – 15 England London Wasps
Tries: T. Bouquié (2) 14' c, 76' c
C. Masoe 24' c
Conv: R. Teulet (3/3)
Pen: R. Teulet (0/1)
T. Bouquié (0/1)
Report Tries: D. Cipriani 31' c
D. Waldouck 67' m
Conv: D. Cipriani (1/2)
Pen: D. Cipriani (1/2) 18'
Stade Pierre-Antoine, Castres
Attendance: 7,233

Pool 3[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff TB LB Pts
England Leicester Tigers (4) 6 4 0 2 23 6 17 191 90 101 3 2 21
Wales Ospreys (7) 6 4 0 2 17 3 14 155 71 84 2 2 20
France Perpignan 6 4 0 2 17 10 7 154 120 34 1 1 18
Italy Benetton Treviso 6 0 0 6 5 43 −38 72 291 −219 0 0 0
10 October 2008
21:00
Perpignan France 27 – 16 Italy Benetton Treviso
Tries: Penalty try 22' c
J. Porical 40' c
J-P. Grandclaude 52' c
Conv: J. Porical (3/3)
Drop: D. Mele (2) 38', 45'
Report Try: E. Mulieri 12' c
Conv: A. Marcato (1/1)
Pen: A. Marcato (2) 5', 33'
M. Goosen (1) 74'
Stade Aimé Giral, Perpignan
Attendance: 11,151
12 October 2008
13:00
Leicester Tigers England 12 – 6 Wales Ospreys
Pen: T. Flood (4) 6', 20', 22', 33' Report Pen: J. Hook (1) 57'
Drop: S. Williams (1) 39'
Welford Road, Leicester
Attendance: 17,498

18 October 2008
14:35
Benetton Treviso Italy 16 – 60 England Leicester Tigers
Try: B. de Jager 49' c
Conv: A. Marcato (1/1)
Pen: A. Marcato (3) 31', 40', 48'
Report Tries: T. Flood (2) 14' c, 35' m
J. Crane (2) 20' m, 78' c
J. Murphy (3) 54' c, 80' c, 80+2' c
G. Murphy 58' m
Penalty try 65' c
Conv: T. Flood (3/6)
D. Hougaard (3/3)
Pen: T. Flood (1) 52'
18 October 2008
15:30
Ospreys Wales 15 – 9 France Perpignan
Pen: D. Biggar (5) 20', 29', 55', 66', 73' Report Pen: J. Porical (3) 4', 19', 32'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 10,761

6 December 2008
15:00
Ospreys Wales 68 – 8 Italy Benetton Treviso
Tries: T. Bowe (4) 8' m, 21' c, 35' c, 76' c
J. Thomas 18' c
N. Walker (2) 21' c, 33' c
L. Byrne 42' c
S. Williams 66' c
E. Shervington 74' c
Conv: J. Hook (9/10)
Pen:
Report Try: M. Goosen 5' m
Pen: A. Marcato 38'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 7,105
6 December 2008
17:30
Leicester Tigers England 38 – 27 France Perpignan
Tries: T. Flood 18' c
A. Mauger 40' c
J. Crane 63' m
M. Smith 67' c
Conv: T. Flood (3/4)
Pen: T. Flood (4) 3', 14', 42', 48'
Report Tries: M. Mermoz 37' c
O. Tonita 51' c
Penalty try 80' c
Conv: D. Mele (3/3)
Pen: D. Mele (2) 25', 34'
Welford Road, Leicester
Attendance: 17,371

13 December 2008
14:35
Benetton Treviso Italy 16 – 36 Wales Ospreys
Try: B. Williams 34' c
Conv: A. Marcato (1/1)
Pen: A. Marcato (3) 29', 35', 44'
Report Tries: S. Parker (2) 13' m, 76' c
A-W. Jones 17' c
J. Thomas 25' c
F. Tiatia 56' c
Conv: J. Hook (4/5)
Pen: J. Hook (1) 10'
14 December 2008
16:00
Perpignan France 26 – 20 England Leicester Tigers
Tries: G. Britz (2) 13' c, 46' c
Conv: D. Carter (2/2)
Pen: D. Carter (4/6) 11', 24', 35', 76'
Report Tries: T. Croft 37' c
S. Hamilton 66' c
Conv: T. Flood (2/2)
Pen: T. Flood (2/3) 2', 55'
Stade Aimé Giral, Perpignan
Attendance: 14,466

17 January 2009
15:00
Leicester Tigers England 52 – 0 Italy Benetton Treviso
Tries: S. Hamilton (2) 4' c, 13' m
Penalty try 22' c
A. Mauger (2) 25' c, 37' c
M. Smith 30' c
G. Murphy 49' c
J. Murphy 55' m
Conv: T. Flood (6/8)
Report
Welford Road, Leicester
Attendance: 16,746
17 January 2009
16:35
Perpignan France 17 – 15 Wales Ospreys
Try: H. Tuilagi 53' m
Conv: S. Meyer (0/1)
Pen: S. Meyer (4/4) 15', 20'. 35', 39'
Report Tries: S. Williams 59' m
J. Vaughton 67' c
Conv: J. Hook (1/2)
Pen: J. Hook (1/1) 76'
Stade Aimé Giral, Perpignan
Attendance: 13,356

24 January 2009
17:35
Ospreys Wales 15 – 9 England Leicester Tigers
Pen: J. Hook (5/6) 7', 10', 46', 61', 73' Report Pen: D. Hougaard (3/4) 15', 56', 67'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 18,285
24 January 2009
18:35
Benetton Treviso Italy 16 – 48 France Perpignan
Try: B. Williams 56' c
Conv: A. Marcato (1/1)
Pen: A. Marcato (2/2) 29', 36'
Report Tries: G. Guirado 4' m
N. Durand 15' c
F. Sid (2) 25' c, 65' c
A. Plante 40'+3' m
O. Olibeau 44' m
C. Manas 61' c
J. Porical 75' m
Conv: S. Meyer (1/2)
J. Porical (3/5)
D. Mele (0/1)
Pen: S. Meyer (0/1)

Pool 4[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff TB LB Pts
England Harlequins (3) 6 5 0 1 16 12 4 144 115 29 2 0 22
France Stade Français 6 3 0 3 13 11 2 131 109 22 1 2 15
Ireland Ulster 6 2 1 3 13 13 0 113 134 −21 0 1 11
Wales Scarlets 6 1 1 4 12 18 −6 124 154 −30 0 2 8
  • Harlequins qualified for the quarter-finals as Pool 4 winners following the Scarlets' fifth round home win over Stade Français.[3]
11 October 2008
15:30
Scarlets Wales 22 – 29 England Harlequins
Tries: M. Stoddart 1' m
M. Jones 8' m
Conv: S. Jones (0/2)
Pen: S. Jones (4) 24', 33', 40', 51'
Report Tries: D. Care 57' c
U. Monye 65' c
Conv: C. Malone (2/2)
Pen: C. Malone (5) 15', 45', 47', 60', 66'
Stradey Park, Llanelli
Attendance: 8,236
Referee: Christophe Berdos
11 October 2008
15:30
Ulster Rugby Ireland 10 – 26 France Stade Français
Tries: P. Wallace 74' c
Conv: N. O'Connor (1/1)
Pen: N. O'Connor (1) 49'
Report Tries: G. Bousses 23' c
D. Szarzewski 60' c
Conv: L. Beauxis (2/2)
Pen: L. Beauxis (1) 15'
Drop: J. Hernández (2) 10', 26'
L. Beauxis (1) 63'
Ravenhill, Belfast
Attendance: 10,397

18 October 2008
14:35
Stade Français France 37 – 15 Wales Scarlets
Tries: J. Saubade 45' m
S. Parisse (2) 49' c, 52' c
L. Beauxis 80' c
Conv: L. Beauxis (4/4)
Pen: L. Beauxis (3) 6', 28', 38'
Report Tries: M. Jones 18' m
C. Thomas 75' c
Conv: S. Jones (0/1)
C. Thomas (1/1)
Pen: S. Jones (1) 14'
Stade Jean-Bouin, Paris
Attendance: 10,240
18 October 2008
15:00
Harlequins England 42 – 21 Ireland Ulster
Tries: J. Turner-Hall 15' m
T. Williams (2) 26' m, 61' m
D. Care 33' c
Penalty Try 40' c
M. Brown 43' c
Conv: C. Malone (3/6)
Pen: C. Malone (2) 7', 66'
Report Tries: T. Nagusa 2' c
P. Wallace 52' c
A. Trimble 57' c
Conv: N. O'Connor (3/3)
Twickenham Stoop Stadium, London
Attendance: 12,368

5 December 2008
20:00
Ulster Rugby Ireland 26 – 16 Wales Scarlets
Tries: D. Cave 25' c
S. Danielli 34' m
D. Pollock 64' m
Conv: I. Humphreys (1/3)
Pen: I. Humphreys (3) 7', 40', 59'
Report Tries: C. Thomas 79' c
Conv: S. Jones (1/1)
Pen: S. Jones (3) 10', 28', 47'
Ravenhill, Belfast
Attendance: 8,729
6 December 2008
16:30
Stade Français France 10 – 15 England Harlequins
Tries: J. Leguizamón 47' c
Conv: J. Hernández (1/1)
Pen: J. Hernández 38'
Report Tries: T. Williams 12' c
J. Turner-Hall 25' m
Conv: N. Evans (1/2)
Pen: N. Evans 68'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 76,569

12 December 2008
20:00
Scarlets Wales 16 – 16 Ireland Ulster
Tries: D. Daniel 46' c
Conv: S. Jones (1/1)
Pen: S. Jones (3) 20', 53', 78'
Report Tries: I. Humphreys 23' m
P. Wallace 32' m
Conv: I. Humphreys (0/2)
Pen: I. Humphreys 71'
Drop: I. Humphreys 12'
Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli
Attendance: 8,026
13 December 2008
17:30
Harlequins England 19 – 17 France Stade Français
Tries: J. Turner-Hall 28' c
Conv: N. Evans (1/1)
Pen: N. Evans (3) 2', 20', 48'
Drop: N. Evans 80'+4'
Report Tries: N. Oelschig 10' m
Conv: N. Oelschig (0/1)
Pen: N. Oelschig (3) 6', 12', 35'
Drop: J. Hernández 72'
Twickenham Stoop Stadium, London
Attendance: 12,638

17 January 2009
14:35
Ulster Rugby Ireland 21 – 10 England Harlequins
Tries: D. Cave 1' c
R. Best 78' m
Conv: I. Humphreys (1/1)
C. Schifcofske (0/1)
Pen: I. Humphreys (3/3) 8', 29', 39'
Report Try: Penalty try 60' c
Conv: N. Evans (1/1)
Pen: N. Evans (1/1) 43'
C. Malone (0/1)
Ravenhill, Belfast
Attendance: 8,861
18 January 2009
15:00
Scarlets Wales 31 – 17 France Stade Français
Tries: D. Lyons 4' c
J. Davies (2) 54' m, 70' c
Conv: S. Jones (2/3)
Pen: S. Jones (4/4) 9', 14', 32', 60'
Report Tries: G. Boussès (2) 16' m, 64' m
Mirco Bergamasco 80' c
Conv: L. Beauxis (1/3)
Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli
Attendance: 7,417

24 January 2009
13:35
Harlequins England 29 – 24 Wales Scarlets
Tries: C. Robshaw 21' m
G. Robson 28' c
J. Percival 52' c
T. Williams 67' c
Conv: N. Evans (3/4)
Pen: N. Evans (1/1) 21'
Report Tries: M. Stoddart 56' c
M. Rees 59' c
G. Evans 79' c
Conv: S. Jones (3/3)
Pen: S. Jones (1/1) 11'
Twickenham Stoop Stadium, London
Attendance: 11,083
24 January 2009
14:35
Stade Français France 24 – 19 Ireland Ulster
Tries: J. Leguizamón 54' m
M. Gasnier 77' c
Conv: L. Beauxis (1/2)
Pen: L. Beauxis (4/6) 28', 29', 49', 58'
Report Tries: P. Steimetz 37' m
N. Brady 80' m
Conv: N. O'Connor (0/1)
C. Schifcofske (0/1)
Pen: N. O'Connor (1/3) 15'
C. Schifcofske (2/3) 46', 72'
Stade Jean-Bouin, Paris
Attendance: 8,450

Pool 5[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff TB LB Pts
England Bath (5) 6 4 1 1 13 8 5 107 92 15 2 1 21
France Toulouse (8) 6 4 1 1 12 8 4 121 88 33 1 1 20
Scotland Glasgow 6 2 0 4 14 17 −3 134 150 −16 1 3 12
Wales Newport Gwent Dragons 6 1 0 5 8 14 −6 83 115 −32 0 3 7
11 October 2008
14:30
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 32 – 22 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Tries: G. Wyatt 38' m, 57' m
C. Charvis 62' c
Conv: J. Arlidge (1/3)
Pen: J. Arlidge (3) 22', 28', 43'
Drop: J. Arlidge (2) 40', 73'
Report Tries: L. Fa'atau 5' c
M. Evans 53' c
A. Kellock 65' m
Conv: C. Gregor (2/3)
Pen: C. Gregor (1) 19'
Rodney Parade, Newport
Attendance: 5,238
12 October 2008
16:00
Toulouse France 18 – 16 England Bath Rugby
Pen: D. Skrela (6) 16', 37', 41', 60', 72', 80+1' Report Tries: M. Claassens 48' m
N. Abendanon 79' m
Conv: Butch James (0/2)
Pen: Butch James (2) 11', 63'
Stade Municipal, Toulouse
Attendance: 31,885

17 October 2008
20:00
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 16 – 22 France Toulouse
Tries: L. Fa'atau 76' c
Conv: D. Parks (1/1)
Pen: D. Parks (3) 5', 15', 31'
Report Tries: D. Skrela 26' c
B. Kelleher 45' m
Y. Jauzion 51' c
Conv: D. Skrela (2/3)
Drop: M. Kunavore (1) 42'
Firhill Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 4,820
Referee: Alan Lewis
19 October 2008
13:00
Bath Rugby England 13 – 9 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Tries: A. Higgins 67' c
Conv: Butch James (1/1)
Pen: Butch James (2) 13', 23'
Report Pen: J. Arlidge (1) 41'
S. Connor (2) 71', 76'
Recreation Ground, Bath
Attendance: 10,600

6 December 2008
14:35
Toulouse France 26 – 7 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Tries: Y. Jauzion 12' c
C. Poitrenaud 50' c
M. Médard 58' m
F. Fritz 65' c
Conv: F. Michalak (3/4)
Report Tries: S. Jones 79' c
Conv: S. Connor (1/1)
Stade Ernest-Wallon, Toulouse
Attendance: 18,695
7 December 2008
12:00
Bath Rugby England 35 – 31 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Tries: A. Beattie 33' m
M. Stephenson (2) 44' c, 58' c
S. Berne 61' c
Conv: Butch James (3/4)
Pen: Butch James (3) 16', 38', 49'
Report Tries: T. Evans (3) 6' c, 35', 52' m
H. O'Hare 72' m
R. Jackson 74' c
Conv: C. Gregor (3/5)
Recreation Ground, Bath
Attendance: 10,600

13 December 2008
14:30
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 13 – 26 France Toulouse
Tries: R. Thomas 34' c
Conv: J. Arlidge (1/1)
Pen: J. Arlidge (2/2) 40', 48'
Report Tries: M. Médard (2) 3' c, 55' m
C. Heymans 42' m
Conv: D. Skrela (1/1)
F. Michalak (0/2)
Pen: F. Michalak (2/2) 12', 25'
Drop: F. Michalak (1/1) 30'
Rodney Parade, Newport
Attendance: 6,108
14 December 2008
14:00
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 19 – 25 England Bath
Tries: C. Gregor 20' c
Conv: D. Parks (1/1)
Pen: D. Parks (3/3) 5', 20', 51'
R. Jackson (1/1) 66'
Report Tries: M. Banahan (2) 9' m, 58' m
S. Berne 48' m
J. Maddock 74' c
Conv: Butch James (1/4)
Pen: Butch James (2/2) 2', 75'
Firhill Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 3,306

17 January 2009
14:35
Toulouse France 26 – 33 Scotland Glasgow
Tries: Penalty try 72' c
V. Clerc 75' c
Conv: Y. Jauzion (1/1)
G. du Toit (1/1)
Pen: J. Élissalde (3/3) 17', 46', 54'
G. du Toit (1/2) 80'+1'
Report Tries: G. Morrison 12' c
K. Brown 26' c
M. Evans 69' c
Conv: D. Parks (3/3)
Pen: D. Parks (3/6) 10', 15', 67'
Drop: D. Parks (1/1) 38'
Stade Municipal, Toulouse
Attendance: 18,720
18 January 2009
13:00
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 12 – 15 England Bath
Tries: R. Fussell 45' c
W. Evans 60' m
Conv: J. Arlidge (1/2)
Report Tries: J. Maddock 4' m
S. Hooper 66' c
Conv: Butch James (1/2)
Pen: Butch James (1/1) 27'
Rodney Parade, Newport
Attendance: 6,108

25 January 2009
15:00
Bath England 3 – 3 France Toulouse
Pen: Butch James (1/2) 2'
Drop: S. Berne (0/1)
Report Pen: J. Élissalde (1/6) 22'
Recreation Ground, Bath
Attendance: 10,600
25 January 2009
15:00
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 13 – 10 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Try: R. Jackson 46' c
Conv: C. Gregor (1/1)
Pen: C. Gregor (2/4) 5', 10'
Report Try: T. WIllis 32' c
Conv: J. Arlidge (1/1)
Pen: J. Arlidge (0/2)
S. Connor (1/1) 69'
Firhill Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 2,300

Pool 6[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff TB LB Pts
Wales Cardiff Blues (1) 6 6 0 0 23 9 14 202 99 103 3 0 27
France Biarritz 6 3 0 3 14 4 10 121 88 33 1 2 15
England Gloucester 6 3 0 3 17 12 5 156 109 47 2 1 15
Italy Calvisano 6 0 0 6 8 37 −29 87 270 −183 0 0 0

Notes:

  • Cardiff Blues qualified for the quarter-finals as Pool 6 winners with a fifth round away win over Gloucester.[4] The bonus point win in the final round of the group stages secured their position as top seed and a home quarter-final.
  • Cardiff Blues become only the sixth side in the competition's history to win all six of their pool matches.
  • Biarritz place above Gloucester by virtue of having scored more tries in their two head-to-head matches: 4 to 2.
11 October 2008
14:35
Calvisano Italy 20 – 56 Wales Cardiff Blues
Tries: J. Purll 28' c
L. Ghirladini 62' c
Conv: G. Fraser (1/1)
N. Raineri (1/1)
Pen: G. Fraser (1) 15'
P. Griffen (1) 34'
Report Tries: M. Molitika 9' m
Penalty Try 23' c
J. Spice 42' c
T. Shanklin 47' c
B. Blair 50' c
N. Robinson 58' c
L. Halfpenny 66' m
G. Thomas 68' m
Conv: B. Blair (5/8)
Pen: B. Blair (2) 19', 33'
11 October 2008
17:30
Gloucester England 22 – 10 France Biarritz
Try: J. Simpson-Daniel 38' c
Conv: O. Barkley (1/1)
Pen: O. Barkley (4) 3', 9', 30', 57'
R. Lamb (1) 78'
Report Try: J-B. Gobelet 42' c
Conv: J. Peyrelongue (1/1)
Drop: J. Peyrelongue (1) 10'
Kingsholm, Gloucester
Attendance: 11,723

18 October 2008
18:30
Biarritz France 41 – 10 Italy Calvisano
Tries: S. Vahafolau 15' c
M. Lund (2) 30' c, 55' c
J-B. Gobelet 60' m
B. August (2) 67' c, 76' m
Conv: J. Peyrelongue (4/6)
Pen: J. Peyrelongue (1) 25'
Report Try: L. Nitoglia 75' c
Conv: D. Forcucci (1/1)
Pen: N. Raineri 47'
19 October 2008
15:00
Cardiff Blues Wales 37 – 24 England Gloucester
Tries: L. Halfpenny (2) 3' c, 38' c
G. Thomas 39' c
N. Robinson 62' c
Conv: B. Blair (4/4)
Pen: B. Blair (3) 12', 20', 71'
Report Tries: O. Morgan 23' c
I. Balshaw (2) 31' c, 49' c
Conv: O. Barkley (3/3)
Pen: O. Barkley (1) 18'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 27,114

5 December 2008
20:00
Cardiff Blues Wales 21 – 17 France Biarritz
Pen: B. Blair (5) 22', 35', 43', 55', 71'
Drop: N. Robinson (2) 40', 50'
Report Tries: D. Traille 18' c
J. Peyrelongue 53' c
Conv: J. Peyrelongue (2/2)
Pen: J. Peyrelongue (1) 32'
Arms Park, Cardiff
Attendance: 11,210
6 December 2008
14:35
Calvisano Italy 17 – 40 England Gloucester Rugby
Tries: L. Nitoglia 48' c
A. McKenzie 68' c
Conv: P. Buso (1/1)
G. Fraser (1/1)
Pen: P. Buso 14'
Report Tries: R. Lamb 11' c
L. Narraway 25' c
M. Bortolami 37' m
M. Foster 43' c
Penalty Try 71' c
M. Tindall 75' c
Conv: O. Barkley (5/6)

13 December 2008
18:30
Biarritz France 6 – 10 Wales Cardiff Blues
Pen: D. Traille 29'
J. Peyrelongue 35'
Report Tries: J. Robinson 11' c
Conv: B. Blair (1/1)
Pen: B. Blair (1) 9'
13 December 2008
15:00
Gloucester England 48 – 5 Italy Calvisano
Tries: M. Foster 28' c
L. Narraway 40' c
L. Vainikolo (2) 52' c, 66' c
M. Watkins (2) 62' c, 74' c
Conv: R. Lamb (6)
Pen: R. Lamb (2) 2', 5'
Report Try: G. Fraser 21' m
Kingsholm, Gloucester
Attendance: 13,970

17 January 2009
14:35
Calvisano Italy 15 – 23 France Biarritz
Pen: G. Fraser (4/5) 5', 8', 38', 40'+4'
N. Raineri (0/1)
Drop: G. Fraser (1/1) 50'
Report Tries: C. Damiani 42' c
B. August 61' c
Conv: D. Yachvili (2/2)
Pen: D. Yachvili (3/4) 20', 27', 36'
18 January 2009
15:00
Gloucester England 12 – 16 Wales Cardiff Blues
Pen: O. Barkley (4/4) 4', 21', 30', 60' Report Try: B. Davies 76' c
Conv: L. Halfpenny (1/1)
Pen: L. Halfpenny (3/5) 16', 42', 71'
Kingsholm, Gloucester
Attendance: 14,916

23 January 2009
20:00
Cardiff Blues Wales 62 – 20 Italy Calvisano
Tries: G. Thomas (2) 14' m, 74' c
B. Blair 21' c
L. Halfpenny 33' c
X. Rush 44' c
T. Thomas (2) 55' c, 65' c
M. Williams 68' c
M. Molitika 71' m
Conv: B. Blair (7/9)
Pen: B. Blair (1/1) 25'
L. Halfpenny (0/1)
Report Tries: G. García 8' c
M. Pratichetti 57' c
Conv: G. Fraser (2/2)
Pen: G. Fraser (2/3) 20', 47'
Arms Park, Cardiff
Attendance: 11,203
23 January 2009
21:00
Biarritz France 24 – 10 England Gloucester
Tries: I. Harinordoquy 5' c
D. Yachvili 13' c
J. Peyrelongue 47' c
Conv: D. Yachvili (3/3)
Pen: D. Yachvili (1/1) 3'
Report Try: J. Simpson-Daniel 17' c
Conv: O. Barkley (1/1)
Pen: O. Barkley (1/1) 25'

Seeding and runners-up[edit]

The winners of each of the six pools are seeded 1 to 6 first by points, then tries scored, and finally score difference. The runners-up are similarly sorted, and the best two are seeded seven and eight and progress to the quarter-finals alongside the six winners. The top four seeds are given home matches in the quarter-finals, with seed 1 playing seed 8, seed 2 playing seed 7 etc.

Seed Pool Winners Pts TF +/-
1 Wales Cardiff Blues 27 23 +103
2 Ireland Munster 23 18 +63
3 England Harlequins 22 16 +29
4 England Leicester Tigers 21 23 +101
5 England Bath 21 13 +15
6 Ireland Leinster 20 15 +70
Seed Pool Runners-up Pts TF +/-
7 Wales Ospreys 20 17 +84
8 France Toulouse 20 12 +33
- England Wasps 17 7 +8
- France Biarritz 15 14 +33
- England Sale 15 14 +21
- France Stade Français 15 13 +22

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