2009–10 Heineken Cup pool stage

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2009–10 Heineken Cup pool stage
Season 2009–10 Heineken Cup
Date 9 October 2009 - 24 January 2010
Qualifiers
Seed 1 Ireland Munster
Seed 2 France Biarritz
Seed 3 France Toulouse
Seed 4 Ireland Leinster
Seed 5 France Clermont
Seed 6 France Stade Français
Seed 7 Wales Ospreys
Seed 8 England Northampton
2008–09
(Previous)
2010–11
(Next)

The pool stage of the 2009–10 Heineken Cup was the opening phase of the annual competition, in which 24 teams were arranged into six pools contesting of four teams each and then competed in a home-and-away double round robin. Eight teams, specifically the six pool winners and the two best runners-up, qualified for the quarter-finals, starting a knock-out phase that will end with the final at Stade de France in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis.

For the first time, the third- through fifth-ranking runners-up parachuted into the knockout stage of the European Challenge Cup.[1] Also for the first time, the winner of the Heineken Cup will receive an automatic berth in the following season's competition.[1] The draw for the pools took place on 9 June 2009 in Paris.[2][3]

Seeding within pools[edit]

The seeding system was the same as in the 2008–09 tournament. The 24 competing teams were ranked based on past Heineken Cup and European Challenge Cup performance, with each pool receiving one team from each quartile, or Tier.[4] The requirement to have only one team per country in each pool, however, still applied (with the exception of the inclusion of the seventh English team).[5]

The brackets show each team's European Rugby Club Ranking at the start of the 2009–10 season.

Tier 1 Ireland Munster (1) England Leicester Tigers (2) Ireland Leinster (3) France Toulouse (4) England Bath (5) France Biarritz (6)
Tier 2 Wales Cardiff Blues (8) France Stade Français (9) England Gloucester (10) France Perpignan (11) Wales Ospreys (13) England London Irish (14)
Tier 3 England Northampton Saints (15) England Sale Sharks (16) France Clermont (17) Wales Scarlets (18) Ireland Ulster Rugby (20) Wales Newport Gwent Dragons (21)
Tier 4 England Harlequins (23) Scotland Glasgow Warriors (24) Scotland Edinburgh (26) Italy Benetton Treviso (28) France Brive (29) Italy Viadana (36)

Seeding for the knockout phase[edit]

The winners of each of the six pools were seeded 1 to 6 first by competition points, then tries scored, and finally score difference. The runners-up were similarly sorted, and the best two were seeded seven and eight and progressed 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.

After the two second-place teams advancing to the Heineken Cup quarter-finals were determined, the next three second-place finishers parachuted into the quarter-finals of the Amlin Challenge Cup. These teams became the 5th through 7th seeds in the Challenge Cup knockout phase, and played their quarter-finals away.

Pools[edit]

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.
     Third- through fifth-highest-scoring second-place teams
parachute into the knockout stage of the European Challenge Cup.
Seed # in brackets [ ].

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 (1) 6 5 0 1 19 10 9 185 94 91 3 1 24
England Northampton Saints (8) 6 4 0 2 16 8 8 138 104 34 2 1 19
France Perpignan 6 2 0 4 12 10 2 108 123 −15 1 2 11
Italy Benetton Treviso 6 1 0 5 7 26 −19 68 178 −110 0 1 5
10 October 2009
13:30
Benetton Treviso Italy 9 – 8 France Perpignan
Pen: Goosen (3/4) 22', 39', 63' Report Try: Porical 77' m
Pen: Porical (1/2) 54'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo, Treviso
Attendance: 2,800
Referee: Andrew Small (England)
10 October 2009
18:00
Northampton Saints England 31 – 27 Ireland Munster
Tries: Ashton (2) 17' m, 45' c
Geraghty 40' c
Con: Geraghty (2/3)
Pen: Geraghty (4/6) 10', 34', 38', 75'
Report Tries: Wallace 25' m
O'Leary 68' c
Con: O'Gara (1/2)
Pen: O'Gara (4/5) 32', 36', 49', 61'
Drop: Warwick 20'

16 October 2009
21:00
Perpignan France 29 – 13 England Northampton Saints
Tries: Penalty try 17' c
Marty 39' c
Con: Porical (2/2)
Pen: Porical (5/6) 7', 23', 51', 66', 70'
Report Tries: Ashton 27' m
Mujati 45' m
Pen: Geraghty (1/1) 22'
Stade Aimé Giral, Perpignan
Attendance: 12,854
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
17 October 2009
13:35
Munster Ireland 41 – 10 Italy Benetton Treviso
Tries: Warwick 30' c
Dowling (2) 40' m, 68' c
Leamy 42' m
Fogarty 54' m
Wallace 64' c
de Villiers 76' m
Con: O'Gara (3/7)
Report Tries: Williams 15' m
Vilk 25' m
Thomond Park, Limerick
Attendance: 26,000
Referee: Jérôme Garces (France)

11 December 2009
20:00
Munster Ireland 24 – 23 France Perpignan
Pen: O'Gara (7/9) 3', 10', 25', 36', 46', 63', 75'
Drop: O'Gara (1/2) 55'
Report Tries: Vivalda 5' m
Durand 12' c
Burger 70' m
Con: Porical (1/2)
Pen: Porical (1/1) 52'
Mélé (1/1) 65'
Thomond Park, Limerick
Attendance: 26,000
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
12 December 2009
15:00
Northampton Saints England 30 – 18 Italy Benetton Treviso
Tries: Foden 40' m
Ansbro 43' m
Ashton (2) 46' c, 53' c
Con: Geraghty (2/4)
Pen: Geraghty (1/2) 12'
Myler (1/1) 67'
Report Tries: Vermaak 5' c
Goosen 58' m
Con: Botes (1/2)
Drop: Goosen (2) 17', 34'
Franklin's Gardens, Northampton
Attendance: 12,071
Referee: Pascal Gauzère (France)

19 December 2009
14:30
Benetton Treviso Italy 18 – 21 England Northampton Saints
Tries: Mulleri 51' m
Penalty try 73' c
Con: Botes (1/2)
Pen: Goosen 58'
Botes 55'
Report Tries: Dowson 37' c
Clarke 45' c
Lawes 69' c
Con: Myler (2/2)
Geraghty (1/1)
Stadio Comunale di Monigo, Treviso
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)
20 December 2009
16:00
Perpignan France 14 – 37 Ireland Munster
Tries: Guirado 67 m
Con: Mélé (1/1)
Pen: Mélé (3/5) 4', 30', 35'
Report Tries: Fogarty 22' c
Hurley 58' c
de Villiers 69' c
Howlett 80' c
Con: O'Gara (3/3)
Warwick (1/1)
Pen: O'Gara (3/3) 13', 44', 49'
Stade Aimé Giral, Perpignan
Attendance: 14,282
Referee: Dave Pearson (England)

16 January 2010
14:35
Benetton Treviso Italy 7 – 44 Ireland Munster
Try: Zanni 24' c
Con: Goosen (1/1)
Report Try: Hurley 3' m
Earls (2) 6' m, 63' c
O'Callaghan 11' c
Warwick 33' c
Ryan 80' c
Con: O'Gara (3/5)
Warwick (1/1)
Pen: O'Gara (2/2) 15', 29'
17 January 2010
15:00
Northampton Saints England 34 – 0 France Perpignan
Try: Ashton 43' c
Dowson 54' c
Dickson 61' c
Clarke 80' c
Con: Geraghty (3/3)
Myler (1/1)
Pen: Geraghty (2/3) 26', 35'
Report
Franklin's Gardens, Northampton
Attendance: 13,081
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)

22 January 2010
20:00
Munster Ireland 12 - 9 England Northampton Saints
Pen: O'Gara (4/5) 3', 40', 56', 70' Report Pen: Reihana (1/2) 32'
Geraghty (1/2) 53'
Myler (1/1) 74'
Thomond Park, Limerick
Attendance: 26,000
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
22 January 2010
21:00
Perpignan France 34 - 6 Italy Benetton Treviso
Tries: Geli 40' m
Tincu (2) 47' c, 70' m
Vivalda 67' c
Grandclaude 76' c
Pen: Laharrague (1) 25'
Con: Laharrague (2/4)
Porical (1/1)
Report Pen: Goosen (1) 19'
Botes (1) 53'
Stade Aimé Giral, Perpignan
Attendance: 9,554
Referee: Peter Allan (Scotland)

Pool 2[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff TB LB Pts
France Biarritz (2) 6 5 0 1 19 8 11 188 97 91 3 0 23
England Gloucester [6] 6 4 0 2 12 12 0 119 129 −10 1 0 17
Scotland Glasgow Warriors 6 2 0 4 9 14 −5 120 140 −20 0 1 9
Wales Newport Gwent Dragons 6 1 0 5 12 18 −6 108 169 −61 0 2 6
9 October 2009
20:00
Gloucester England 19 – 17 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Try: Qera 23' c
Con: Robinson (1/1)
Pen: Robinson (4/5) 44', 52', 54', 74'
Report Try: Arlidge 30' c
Bearman 35' c
Con: Arlidge (2/2)
Pen: Arlidge (1/2) 58'
Kingsholm, Gloucester
Attendance: 11,846
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)
10 October 2009
15:45
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 18 – 22 France Biarritz
Pen: Parks (5/6) 5', 9', 16', 27', 42'
Drop: Parks 58'
Report Try: Lund 49' c<
Con: Yachvili (1/1)
Pen: Yachvili (3/4) 19', 30', 65'
Drop: Traille 22'
Bosch 40'
Firhill Arena, Glasgow
Attendance: 3,111
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)

16 October 2009
19:30
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 22 – 14 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Try: Jones 12' c
Charteris 38' m
M. Thomas 40' c
Con: Arlidge (2/3)
Drop: Arlidge (1/1) 37'
Report Try: Beattie 24' c
Tkachuk 55' c
Con: Parks (2/2)
Rodney Parade, Newport
Attendance: 6,119
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
17 October 2009
14:35
Biarritz France 42 – 15 England Gloucester
Try: Ngwenya (3) 36' m, 40' c, 50' c
Erinle 60' c
Courrent 78' c
Con: Yachvili (4/5)
Pen: Yachvili (3/4) 2', 14', 27'
Report Try: Voyce 56' m
Boer 67' c
Con: Burns (1/2)
Pen: Robinson (1/1) 9'
Parc des Sports Aguiléra, Biarritz
Attendance: 10,200
Referee: Alan Lewis (Ireland)

11 December 2009
19:30
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 33 – 11 England Gloucester
Try: M. Evans 33' m
Stortoni 37' c
Con: Parks (1/2)
Pen: Parks (7/8) 3', 7', 14', 21', 26', 44', 75'
Report Try: Sharples 23' m
Pen: Robinson (2/2) 11', 16'
Firhill Arena, Glasgow
Attendance: 4,462
Referee: Christophe Berdos (France)
13 December 2009
13:45
Biarritz France 49 – 13 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Try: Penalty try 19' c
Yachvili 29' c
Ngwenya 31' c
Balshaw (2) 45' m, 55' c
Courrent 78' c
Con: Yachvili (4/5)
Courrent (1/1)
Pen: Yachvili (3/4) 5', 15', 27'
Report Try: Riley 59' c
Con: Arlidge (1/1)
Pen: Arlidge (2/2) 10', 28'
Parc des Sports Aguiléra, Biarritz
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Peter Allan (Scotland)

19 December 2009
13:35
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 8 – 26 France Biarritz
Try: Fussell 5' m
Pen: Arlidge (1/1) 40'
Report Try: Yachvili (2) 59' c, 79' c
Con: Yachvili (2/2)
Pen: Yachvili (3/3) 3', 16', 40'
Drop: Traille (1/1) 52'
Parc y Scarlets, Pemberton
Attendance: 672
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
  • This match was moved to the Scarlets' home ground due to a frozen pitch at the Dragons' home of Rodney Parade.
20 December 2009
12:45
Gloucester England 19 – 6 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Try: Sharples 57' m
Brown 70' m
Pen: Robinson (3/3) 42', 51', 65'
Report Pen: Parks (1/2) 13'
Drop: Parks (1/1) 26'
Kingsholm, Gloucester
Attendance: 10,342
Referee: Jérôme Garces (France)

15 January 2010
19:30
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 29 – 25 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Try: Dewey 1' c
Beattie 3' m
Thomson 63' m
Con: Jackson (1/2)
Pen: Jackson (3/3) 10', 30', 37
Gregor (1/1) 19'
Report Try: Sidoli 5' m
Harris 24' c
Gomer-Davies 34' c
Con: Connor (1/2)
Tovey (1/1)
Pen: Connor (1/1) 50'
Arlidge (1/1) 61'
Firhill Arena, Glasgow
Attendance: 2,626
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)
16 January 2010
15:00
Gloucester England 23 – 8 France Biarritz
Try: Vainikolo 20' c
Molenaar 66' c
Con: Robinson (2/2)
Pen: Robinson (3/4) 11', 33', 46'
Report Try: Harinordoquy 75' m
Con: Tranier (0/1)
Pen: Courrent (1/2) 27'
Kingsholm, Gloucester
Attendance: 10,103
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)

24 January 2010
13:45
Biarritz France 41 - 20 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Try: Coetzee 36' m
Ngwenys 64' c
Penalty try 68' c
Bolakoro 79' c
Con: Courrent (3/4)
Pen: Courrent (5/7) 3', 28', 52', 56', 62'
Report Try: T. Evans 10' c
Cusiter 49' c
Con: Parks (2/2)
Pen: Parks (2/3) 22', 24'
24 January 2010
12:45
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 23 - 32 England Gloucester
Try: Gomer-Davies 33' c
Smith 80' c
Con: Arlidge (1/1)
Tovey (1/1)
Pen: Arlidge (2) 20', 27'
Drop: Arlidge 40'
Report Try: Qera (3) 22' c, 43' m, 65' c
Penalty try 69' c
Con: Robinson (3/4)
Pen: Robinson (2) 8', 60'
Rodney Parade, Newport
Attendance: 5,653
Referee: Christophe Berdos (France)

Pool 3[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff TB LB Pts
France Clermont Auvergne (5) 6 4 0 2 24 11 13 201 120 81 3 2 21
Wales Ospreys (7) 6 4 1 1 21 11 10 188 121 67 2 0 20
England Leicester Tigers 6 3 1 2 23 10 13 187 123 64 3 1 18
Italy Viadana 6 0 0 6 6 42 −36 83 295 −212 0 0 0
10 October 2009
16:00
Clermont Auvergne France 36 – 18 Italy Viadana
Try: Bai 1' c
Russell (2) 17' c, 73' c
Debaty 57' m
Privat 59' m
Con: Parra (3/4)
James (1/1)
Pen: Parra (1/1) 12'
Report Pen: Hola (3/4) 5', 62', 66'
Law (3/4) 25', 33', 50'
Stade Marcel Michelin, Clermont-Ferrand
Attendance: 13,970
Referee: Peter Allan (Scotland)
11 October 2009
12:45
Leicester Tigers England 32 – 32 Wales Ospreys
Try: J. Murphy 2' m
Twelvetrees 38' c
González Amorosino 47' c
Staunton 74' c
Con: Staunton (2/3)
Twelvetrees (1/1)
Pen: Staunton (1/4) 10'
Twelvetrees (1/2) 66'
Report Try: Williams 22' c
Bowe 31' c
Con: Biggar (2/2)
Pen: Biggar (5/5) 13', 21', 34', 42', 63'
Drop: Biggar (1/2) 25'
Welford Road, Leicester
Attendance: 20,029
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)

17 October 2009
14:30
Viadana Italy 11 – 46 England Leicester Tigers
Try: Robertson 26' m
Pen: Hola (2/3) 21', 52'
Report Try: J. Murphy 9' m
Hamilton (3) 30' c, 60' m, 75' m
Croft 36' c
González Amorosino 67' c
Penalty try 79' c
Con: Staunton (2/3)
Twelvetrees (2/4)
Pen: Staunton (1/1) 5'
Stadio Luigi Zaffanella, Viadana
Attendance: 4,320
Referee: Pascal Gauzère (France)
18 October 2009
12:45
Ospreys Wales 25 – 24 France Clermont Auvergne
Try: Bowe 9' m
R. Jones 28' c
Davies 40'+1' c
Con: Biggar (2/3)
Pen: Biggar (1/2) 64'
Drop: Hook 2'
Report Try: Baby 42' c
Domingo 50' c
Lapandry 53' c'
Con: James (3/3)
Drop: James 20'
Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Attendance: 9,238
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)

12 December 2009
14:30
Viadana Italy 7 – 62 Wales Ospreys
Try: Quinnell 53' c
Con: Law (1/1)
Report Try: A.W. Jones 15' c
Walker 22' c
Januarie 31' c
Collins 33' c
Hibbard (2) 42' c, 59' c
Bowe 60' c
Owen 67' c
Con: Biggar (8/8)
Pen: Biggar (2/2) 5', 38'
Stadio Luigi Zaffanella, Viadana
Attendance: 8,348
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
13 December 2009
16:00
Clermont Auvergne France 40 – 30 England Leicester Tigers
Try: Lapandry 10' c
Nalaga (2) 25' c, 40' m
Parra 56' c
Cudmore 73' m
Con: James (3/5)
Pen: James (2/2) 1', 45'
Drop: Floch 35'
Report Try: Allen 70' c
Flood 72' c
Staunton 77' c
Con: Flood (3/3)
Pen: Flood (3/3) 6', 22', 29'

19 December 2009
14:30
Ospreys Wales 45 – 19 Italy Viadana
Try: Bowe (2) 24' c, 70' c
Tiatia 32' c
Parker 37' c
Owen 42'c
Walker 74' c
Con: Biggar (6/6)
Pen: Biggar (1/1) 7'
Report Try: Quinnell 72' c
Con: Law (1/1)
Pen: Law (4/5) 9', 40', 49', 58'
Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Attendance: 7,974
Referee: Christophe Berdos (France)
19 December 2009
18:00
Leicester Tigers England 20 – 15 France Clermont Auvergne
Try: Allen 29' c
Hamilton 75' c
Con: Flood (2/2)
Pen: Flood (2/3) 13', 21'
Report Pen: James (2/5) 40', 77'
Drop: James (3/3) 19', 25', 65'
Welford Road, Leicester
Attendance: 21,286
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

16 January 2010
14:00
Leicester Tigers England 47 – 8 Italy Viadana
Try: Hipkiss (2) 6' c, 70' c
Woods 20' c
Flood 32' c
Hamilton (2) 34' c, 39' c
Mauger 74' m
Con: Flood (5/5)
Vesty (1/2)
Report Try: Canavosio 55' m
Pen: Law (1/1) 8'
Welford Road, Leicester
Attendance: 21,726
Referee: James Jones (Wales)
16 January 2010
16:45
Clermont Auvergne France 27 – 7 Wales Ospreys
Try: Malzieu 61' m
Nalaga 77' c
Con: James (1/2)
Pen: James (4/7) 15', 22', 34', 69'
Drop: James (1/3) 39'
Report Try: Bowe 6' c
Con: Biggar (1/1)
Stade Marcel Michelin, Clermont-Ferrand
Attendance: 15,482
Referee: Dave Pearson (England)

23 January 2010
14:35
Viadana Italy 20 – 59 France Clermont Auvergne
Try: García 66' c
Krause 78' c
Con: Hola (2/2)
Pen: Law (1/2) 42'
Drop: Johannson (1/1) 8'
Report Try: Parra 1' c
Rougerie (2) 21' c, 34' c
Nalaga (2) 25' m, 55' m
Vermeulen 48' c
Malzieu 51' c
Penalty try 63' c
Bonnaire 77' c
Con: James (6/8)
Floch (1/1)
Stadio Luigi Zaffanella, Viadana
Attendance: 1,800
Referee: Andrew Small (England)
23 January 2010
13:35
Ospreys Wales 17 – 12 England Leicester Tigers
Try: Bowe 38' m
Pen: Biggar (3/4) 13', 25', 54'
Drop: Biggar (1/3) 8'
Report Pen: Flood (3/4) 6', 11', 50'
Drop: Staunton (1/2) 22'
Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Attendance: 15,626
Referee: Alan Lewis (Ireland)

Pool 4[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff TB LB Pts
France Stade Français (6) 6 4 0 2 11 7 4 124 95 29 1 1 18
Ireland Ulster 6 4 0 2 11 6 5 127 94 33 0 1 17
Scotland Edinburgh 6 3 0 3 3 10 −7 64 94 −30 0 1 13
England Bath 6 1 0 5 6 8 −2 84 116 −32 0 3 7
9 October 2009
19:30
Ulster Ireland 26 – 12 England Bath
Try: Nagusa 13' c
Faloon 52' c
Con: Humphreys (2/2)
Pen: Humphreys (3/4) 10', 56', 78'
Drop: Humphreys 42'
Report Pen: Davis (4/4) 8', 20', 48', 54'
Ravenhill, Belfast
Attendance: 10,914
Referee: James Jones (Wales)
10 October 2009
14:35
Stade Français France 31 – 7 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Arias 7' c
Parisse 9' c
Papé 23' c
Beauxis 29' c
Con: Dupuy (4/4)
Pen: Oelschig (1/1) 59'
Report Try: Cairns 72' c
Con: Godman (1/1)
Stade Jean-Bouin, Paris
Attendance: 8,933
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

17 October 2009
15:45
Edinburgh Scotland 17 – 13 Ireland Ulster
Try: Visser 70' m
Pen: Godman (4/6) 2', 21', 67', 80'
Report Try: Nagusa 22' c
Con: Humphreys (1/1)
Pen: Humphreys (2/3) 29', 45'
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Attendance: 5,747
Referee: Dave Pearson (England)
18 October 2009
15:00
Bath England 27 – 29 France Stade Français
Try: Little 20' m
Carraro 25' c
Con: Little (1/2)
Pen: Little (5/5) 11', 30', 34', 45', 71'
Report Try: Phillips 75' m
Pen: Dupuy (7/8) 18', 27', 38', 47', 53', 69', 79'
Drop: Beauxis (1/4) 6'
Recreation Ground, Bath
Attendance: 11,700
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)

12 December 2009
13:35
Ulster Ireland 23 – 13 France Stade Français
Try: Brady 20' c
Danielli 48' c
Con: Humphreys (2/2)
Pen: Humphreys (3/4) 13', 34', 47'
Report Try: Arias 74' c
Con: Oelschig (1/1)
Pen: Beauxis (2/3) 18', 28'
Ravenhill, Belfast
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Dave Pearson (England)
13 December 2009
15:00
Bath England 16 – 9 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Dixon 2' m
Stephenson 29' m
Con: Little (0/2)
Pen: Little (2/2) 6', 72'
Report Pen: Paterson (3/3) 12', 20', 37'
Drop: Godman (0/1)
Recreation Ground, Bath
Attendance: 11,600
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)

19 December 2009
13:35
Edinburgh Scotland 9 – 6 England Bath
Pen: Paterson (3/3) 2', 32', 62'
Report Pen: Little (2/3) 21', 30'
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Attendance: 5,238
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
20 December 2009
15:00
Stade Français France 29 – 16 Ireland Ulster
Try: Szarzewski 9' c
Kayser 66' c
Con: Beauxis (2/2)
Pen: Beauxis (5/5) 4', 16', 22', 32', 60'
Report Try: Trimble 69' c
Con: Humphreys (1/1)
Pen: Humphreys (3/3) 2', 14', 37'
Stade Jean-Bouin, Paris
Attendance: 3,700
Referee: Chris White (England)

15 January 2010
20:00
Ulster Ireland 21 – 13 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Cave 28' m
Boss 55' c
Con: Humphreys (1/2)
Pen: Humphreys (2/2) 45', 69'
O'Connor (1/1) 80'
Report Try: Thompson 61' c
Con: Paterson (1/1)
Pen: Paterson (2/2) 22', 36'
Ravenhill, Belfast
Attendance: 8,262
Referee: Christophe Berdos (France)
16 January 2010
14:35
Stade Français France 15 – 13 England Bath
Try: Arias (2) 22' m, 33' c
Con: Beauxis (1/2)
Report Try: Claassens 35' c
Con: Little (1/1)
Pen: Little (2/2) 19', 41'
Stade Jean-Bouin, Paris
Attendance: 11,800
Referee: Alan Lewis (Ireland)

23 January 2010
15:45
Bath England 10 – 28 Ireland Ulster
Try: Banahan 20' c
Con: Little (1/1)
Pen: Little (1/2) 53'
Report Try: Trimble 42' m
Cave 49' c
Wallace 77' c
Con: O'Connor (2/3)
Pen: O'Connor (3/3) 5', 19', 33'
Recreation Ground, Bath
Attendance: 10,845
Referee: Jérôme Garces (France)
23 January 2010
15:45
Edinburgh Scotland 9 – 7 France Stade Français
Pen: Paterson (3/5) 11', 36' 45'
Report Try: Papé 27' c
Con: Beauxis (1/1)
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Attendance: 3,792
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)

Pool 5[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff TB LB Pts
France Toulouse (3) 6 5 0 1 13 9 4 143 92 51 2 1 23
Wales Cardiff Blues [5] 6 4 0 2 14 10 4 149 104 45 1 1 18
England Sale Sharks 6 3 0 3 15 16 −1 126 153 −27 1 1 14
England Harlequins 6 0 0 6 13 20 −7 102 171 −69 0 2 2
10 October 2009
13:35
Cardiff Blues Wales 20 – 6 England Harlequins
Try: James 43' c
Halfpenny 79' c
Con: Blair (2/2)
Pen: Blair (2/3) 3', 19'
Report Pen: Evans (2/3) 7', 64'
Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 11,127
Referee: Alan Lewis (Ireland)
11 October 2009
16:00
Toulouse France 36 – 17 England Sale Sharks
Try: Médard 2' c
Clerc (2) 13' c, 28' c
Donguy (2) 41' m, 67' c
Con: Élissalde (3/4)
Michalak (1/1)
Pen: Élissalde (1/1) 24'
Report Try: O'Donnell 76' c
Cohen 80' c
Con: Macleod (2/2)
Pen: Macleod (1/1) 5'
Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
Attendance: 28,534
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)

16 October 2009
20:00
Sale Sharks England 27 – 26 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Koyamaibole 33' c
Schofield 37' c
Gaskell 42' c
Con: Hodgson (3/3)
Pen: Hodgson (1/2) 24'
Drop: Hodgson (1/1) 69'
Report Try: Powell 49' c
Sowden-Taylor 77' c
Con: Blair (2/2)
Pen: Blair (3/3) 1', 10', 65
Halfpenny (1/3) 29'
Edgeley Park, Stockport
Attendance: 8,156
Referee: Christophe Berdos (France)
17 October 2009
18:00
Harlequins England 19 – 23 France Toulouse
Try: Monye (2) 28' m, 54' m
Pen: Evans (3/3) 8', 22', 33'
Report Try: Donguy 45' c
Sowerby 49' c
Con: Élissalde (2/2)
Pen: Élissalde (1/1)
Michalak (1/2) 63'
Fritz (1/1) 79'
Twickenham Stoop Stadium, London
Attendance: 12,032
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)

12 December 2009
15:45
Cardiff Blues Wales 15 – 9 France Toulouse
Pen: Blair (4/4) 8', 34', 45', 64'
Halfpenny (1/1) 78'
Report Pen: Fritz (1/3) 53'
Michalak (1/1) 66'
Drop: Skrela (1/3) 71'
Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 10,511
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)
13 December 2009
12:45
Harlequins England 19 – 29 England Sale Sharks
Try: Evans 19' c
Strettle 35' m
Easter 44' m
Con: Evans (2/3)
Report Try: Peel 7' c
Macleod 10' c
Seymour 21' c
Cohen 51' m
Con: Hodgson (3/4)
Pen: Hodgson (1/2) 40'
Twickenham Stoop Stadium, London
Attendance: 10,533
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

19 December 2009
14:35
Toulouse France 23 – 7 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Dusautoir 25' m
Pen: Michalak (5/6) 12', 45', 60', 69', 76'
Drop: Michalak (1/1) 54'
Report Try: Filise 30' c
Con: Blair (1/1)
Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
Attendance: 30,530
Referee: Alan Lewis (Ireland)
20 December 2009
15:00
Sale Sharks England 21 – 17 England Harlequins
Try: Koyamaibole 3' m
Roberts 56' c
Con: Hodgson (1/1)
Pen: Hodgson (3/3) 40', 44' 66'
Report Try: Evans 7' c
Croall 29' c
Con: Evans (2/2)
Pen: Evans 62'
Edgeley Park, Stockport
Attendance: 7,764
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)

16 January 2010
15:45
Cardiff Blues Wales 36 – 19 England Sale Sharks
Try: Rees 42' c
Davies 46' c
Rush 80'+2' c
Con: Blair (3/3)
Pen: Blair (4/4) 3', 21', 34', 55'
Halfpenny (1/3) 30'
Report Try: Koyamaibole 8' m
Tait 49' c
Gaskell 78' c
Con: Hodgson (2/3)
Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 9,172
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
17 January 2010
16:00
Toulouse France 33 – 21 England Harlequins
Try: Fritz 36' c
Boulihou 48' c
Heymans 58' m
Médard 65' m
Con: Élissalde (2/2)
Michalak (0/2)
Pen: Élissalde (2) 31', 33'
Report Try: Brown 22' c
Monye (2) 75', 80'
Con: Evans (3/3)
Stade Ernest-Wallon, Toulouse
Attendance: 17,535
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

24 January 2010
15:00
Harlequins England 20 - 45 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Lowe 1' m
Easter 23' m
Care 38' c
Con: Clegg (1/3)
Pen: Clegg (1/1) 10'
Report Try: G Thomas 14' c
Blair 19' c
Sweeney 29' c
Rush 33' c
Roberts (2) 49' c, 72' c
Con: Blair (6/6)
Pen: Blair (1/4) 57'
Twickenham Stoop Stadium, London
Attendance: 10,788
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
24 January 2010
15:00
Sale Sharks England 13 - 19 France Toulouse
Try: Tait 66' c
Con: Hodgson (1/1)
Pen: Hodgson (2/2) 3', 17'
Report Try: Lacombe 41' c
Con: Élissalde (2) 9', 38'
Pen: Élissalde (2/2) 52', 70'
Edgeley Park, Stockport
Attendance: 7,820
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)

Pool 6[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff TB LB Pts
Ireland Leinster (4) 6 4 1 1 19 6 13 154 60 94 3 1 22
Wales Scarlets [7] 6 4 0 2 12 20 −8 116 147 −31 1 0 17
England London Irish 6 3 1 2 16 8 8 140 94 46 2 1 17
France Brive 6 0 0 6 7 20 −13 68 177 −109 0 1 1
  • Scarlets win the tiebreaker over London Irish by virtue of a head-to-head sweep.
9 October 2009
20:00
Leinster Ireland 9 – 12 England London Irish
Pen: Sexton (3/3) 2', 11', 74' Report Pen: Hodgson (1/1) 9'
Hewat (1/2) 39'
Lamb (2/2) 65', 78'
RDS Arena, Dublin
Attendance: 18,500
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
10 October 2009
15:00
Scarlets Wales 24 – 12 France Brive
Tries: Williams 40' m
R. Thomas 78' c
Con: S. Jones (1/2)
Pen: S. Jones (3/6) 4', 21', 53'
Priestland (1/1) 68'
Report Pen: Goode (3/3) 2', 9', 27'
Orquera (1/1) 55'
Parc y Scarlets, Pemberton
Attendance: 8,062
Referee: Dave Pearson (England)

17 October 2009
15:00
London Irish England 25 – 27 Wales Scarlets
Tries: Danaher 7' m
Seveali'i 27' c
Tagicakibau 67' c
Con: Lamb (2/3)
Pen: Lamb (1/2) 17'
Drop: Lamb 10'
Report Tries: Evans 12' c
M. Jones 29' c
Con: S. Jones (2/2)
Pen: S. Jones (5/7) 26', 39', 54', 72', 78'
Madejski Stadium, Reading
Attendance: 11,947
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)
17 October 2009
16:45
Brive France 13 – 36 Ireland Leinster
Try: Vosloo 66' c
Con: Goode (1/1)
Pen: Goode (2/2) 3', 29'
Report Tries: Kearney 15' c
McLaughlin (2) 68' c, 80' c
Con: Sexton (2/2)
Berne (1/1)
Pen: Sexton (5/5) 9', 24', 34', 40', 42'
Stade Amédée-Domenech, Brive-la-Gaillarde
Attendance: 11,300
Referee: James Jones (Wales)

12 December 2009
18:00
Scarlets Wales 7 – 32 Ireland Leinster
Try: Davies 46' c
Con: S. Jones (1/1)
Report Tries: Horgan 4' c
D'Arcy 24 c
Berne 29' m
O'Brien 72' c
Con: Berne (3/4)
Pen: Berne (2/2) 19', 56'
Parc y Scarlets, Pemberton
Attendance: 9,012
Referee: Chris White (England)
12 December 2009
19:00
Brive France 3 – 36 England London Irish
Pen: Palisson (1/1) 40' Report Tries: Malone 5' c
Homer (2) 19' m, 78' c
S. Armitage 49' c
Thorpe 69' c
Con: Malone (3/4)
Lamb (1/1)
Pen: Malone (1/1) 37'

19 December 2009
15:00
London Irish England 34 – 13 France Brive
Tries: Homer 10' c,
Mapusua 33' c,
Seveali'i 59' c
D. Armitage 80' c
Con: Malone (3/3)
Lamb (1/1)
Pen: Malone (2 ) 17', 29'
Report Tries: Namy 77' c
Con: Orquera (1/1)
Pen: Orquera (2) 13' 15'
Madejski Stadium, Reading
Attendance: 9,275
Referee: James Jones (Wales)
19 December 2009
15:45
Leinster Ireland 39 – 7 Wales Scarlets
Tries: Kearney (2) 5' m, 22' m
Horgan 38'
D'Arcy (2) 46'c, 58' c
O'Driscoll (2) 56' m, 72'm
Con: Berne (2/7)
Report Try: Priestlend 66' c
Con: S. Jones (1/1)
RDS Arena, Dublin
Attendance: 18,500
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)

16 January 2010
18:00
Leinster Ireland 27 – 10 France Brive
Try: Penalty try 26' c
Nacewa 45' m
D'Arcy 67' c
O'Driscoll 80' m
Con: Sexton (2/4)
Pen: Sexton (1/1) 43'
Report Try: Uys 60' m
Spedding 76' m
Con: Agulla (2/2)
Pen: Orquera (0/1)
RDS Arena, Dublin
Attendance: 17,836
Referee: Andrew Small (England)
17 January 2010
12:45
Scarlets Wales 31 – 22 England London Irish
Try: Davies (2) 9' c, 80' c
McCusker (2) 62' c, 67' c
Con: Priestland (4/4)
Pen: Priestland (1/5) 39'
Report Try: Homer 3' m
Paice 15' c
Hala'ufia 50' c
Con: Lamb (2/3)
Pen: Lamb (1/1) 29'
Parc y Scarlets, Pemberton
Attendance: 7,017
Referee: Jérôme Garces (France)

23 January 2010
19:00
Brive France 17 – 20 Wales Scarlets
Try: Bonrepaux 19' m
Agulla 24' m
Cooke 58' c
Con: Orquera (1/3)
Report Try: Welch 36' c
Stoddart 46' c
Con: S. Jones (2/2)
Pen: S. Jones (2) 28', 64'
Stade Amédée-Domenech, Brive-la-Gaillarde
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)
23 January 2010
18:00
London Irish England 11 – 11 Ireland Leinster
Try: Malone 65' m
Pen: Malone (2/4) 34', 77'
Report Try: Nacewa 37' m
Pen: Sexton (1/2) 4'
Drop: Sexton 78'
Twickenham, London[6]
Attendance: 37,323
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

Seeding and runners-up[edit]

  • Bare numbers indicate Heineken Cup quarter-final seeding.
  • Numbers with "C" indicate Challenge Cup quarter-final seeding.
Seed Pool Winners Pts TF +/−
1 Ireland Munster 24 19 +91
2 France Biarritz 23 19 +91
3 France Toulouse 23 14 +51
4 Ireland Leinster 22 19 +94
5 France Clermont 21 24 +81
6 France Stade Français 18 11 +29
Seed Pool Runners-up Pts TF +/−
7 Wales Ospreys 20 17 +67
8 England Northampton 19 16 +34
5C Wales Cardiff Blues 18 14 +45
6C England Gloucester 17 12 −10
7C Wales Scarlets 17 12 −29
Ireland Ulster 17 11 +33

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Format and qualification changes for Europe" (Press release). European Rugby Cup. 15 June 2009. Archived from the original on 19 June 2009. Retrieved 16 June 2009. 
  2. ^ BBC Sport: Clubs learn Heineken Cup groups
  3. ^ ERC
  4. ^ "ERC European Rankings (May 2009)". European Rugby Cup. Retrieved 15 May 2009. 
  5. ^ "ERC Draw Regulations (May 2009)". European Rugby Cup. Retrieved 15 May 2009. [dead link]
  6. ^ [1]

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