2010–11 Heineken Cup pool stage

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2010–11 Heineken Cup pool stage
Season 2010–11 Heineken Cup
Date 8 October 2010 - 23 January 2011
Qualifiers
Seed 1 England Northampton Saints
Seed 2 Ireland Leinster
Seed 3 France Perpignan
Seed 4 France Biarritz
Seed 5 France Toulouse
Seed 6 France Toulon
Seed 7 England Leicester Tigers
Seed 8 Ireland Ulster
2009–10
(Previous)
2011–12
(Next)

The 2010–11 Heineken Cup pool stage was the first stage of the current season of the Heineken Cup, Europe's top competition for rugby union clubs. It involved 24 teams competing for eight quarter-final berths; the quarter-finalists will then participate in a knockout tournament that will ultimately end with the final on 21 May 2011 at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

The draw for the pool stage took place on 8 June 2010 in Cardiff.[1] The competing teams were arranged into six pools consisting of four teams each, with the six pool winners and two best runners-up qualifying for the knockout stages. The third- through fifth-best runners-up parachuted into the knockout stage of the Amlin Challenge Cup.

The pool stage began with three matches on 8 October 2010 and ended with four matches on 23 January 2011.

Seeding[edit]

The seeding system was the same as in the 2009–10 tournament. The 24 competing teams are ranked based on past Heineken Cup and European Challenge Cup performance, with each pool receiving one team from each quartile, or Tier.[2] The requirement to have only one team per country in each pool, however, still applies (with the exception of the inclusion of the seventh French team).[3]

The brackets show each team's European Rugby Club Ranking at the end of the 2009–10 season. Aironi inherited the ranking of Viadana, the principal shareholders in the new Magners League team.

Tier 1 Ireland Munster (1) France Toulouse (2) Ireland Leinster (3) England Leicester Tigers (4) Wales Cardiff Blues (5) France Biarritz (6)
Tier 2 England London Wasps (7) France Clermont (9) Wales Ospreys (10) England Northampton Saints (11) England Bath (12) Wales Scarlets (14)
Tier 3 France Perpignan (15) England London Irish (16) England Saracens (17) Ireland Ulster (19) Scotland Glasgow Warriors (21) Scotland Edinburgh (22)
Tier 4 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons (24) Italy Benetton Treviso (28) France Castres (29) France Toulon (30) Italy Aironi (34) France Racing Métro (40)

Tiebreakers[edit]

The competition organiser, European Rugby Cup, has elaborate tiebreaking rules for both the Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup, with a total of seven possible steps.[4]

The first three apply only if tied teams are in the same pool:

  • Competition points earned in head-to-head matches
  • Total tries scored in head-to-head matches
  • Point differential in head-to-head matches

The remaining steps are used if tied teams are in different pools, or if the above steps cannot break a tie between teams in the same pool:

  • Tries scored in all pool matches
  • Point differential in all pool matches
  • Best disciplinary record (fewest players receiving red or yellow cards in all pool matches)
  • Coin toss

Results[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 Amlin Challenge Cup.
Seed # in brackets [ ].

All kickoff times are local to the match location.

Pool 1[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff TB LB Pts
England Northampton Saints (1) 6 6 0 0 16 7 +9 155 87 +68 1 0 25
Wales Cardiff Blues 6 3 0 3 6 8 −2 107 113 −6 0 2 14
France Castres 6 2 0 4 10 12 −2 105 115 −10 0 3 11
Scotland Edinburgh 6 1 0 5 10 10 0 98 150 −52 0 4 8
8 October 2010
20:00
Northampton Saints England 18 – 14 France Castres Olympique
Try: Reihana 31' m
Foden 41' c
Con: Reihana (0/1)
Geraghty (1/1)
Pen: Reihana (0/3)
Geraghty (1/2) 62'
Myler (1/1) 78'
Report Try: Tekori 21' m
Con: Bernard (0/1)
Pen: Bernard (2/5) 60', 70'
Drop: McIntyre (1/1) 34'
Franklin's Gardens, Northampton
Attendance: 12,835
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
9 October 2010
17:45
Cardiff Blues Wales 18 – 17 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Czekaj 34' c
Laulala 69' m
Con: Parks (1/2)
Pen: Parks (2/6) 26', 36'
Report Try: Jacobsen 22' c
Cairns 72' c
Con: Paterson (2/2)
Pen: Paterson (1/1) 2'
Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 10,521
Referee: Romain Poite (France)

15 October 2010
21:00
Castres Olympique France 27 – 20 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Inigo 36' c
Andreu 39' m
Con: Teulet (1/2)
Pen: Teulet (4/5) 12', 17', 26', 33'
Drop: Bai 21'
Report Try: Molitika 43' c
Andrews 79' c
Con: Sweeney (2/2)
Pen: Blair (2/2) 28', 35'
Stade Pierre-Antoine, Castres
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Alan Lewis (Ireland)
16 October 2010
13:00
Edinburgh Scotland 27 – 31 England Northampton Saints
Try: Jacobsen 10' c
Talei 26' c
Cairns 31' c
Con: Paterson (3/3)
Pen: Paterson (2/2) 3', 49'
Report Try: Hartley 8' c
Downey 40' m
Diggin 53' c
Con: Myler (2/3)
Pen: Myler (4/4) 22', 29', 37', 61'
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Attendance: 4,905
Referee: Jérôme Garces (France)

11 December 2010
18:45
Castres Olympique France 21 – 16 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Inigo 59' m
Malonga 63' c
Con: Bernard (1/2)
Pen: Teulet (3/4) 3', 7', 18'
Report Try: Webster 71' c
Con: Paterson (1/1)
Pen: Paterson (2/3) 17', 36'
Laidlaw (1/1) 39'
Stade Pierre Antoine
Attendance: 7,570
Referee: JP Doyle (England)
11 December 2010
17:45
Northampton Saints England 23 – 15 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Diggin 20' c
Ashton 42' c
Con: Myler (2/2)
Pen: Myler (3/3) 39', 54', 66'
Report Pen: Parks (5/6) 3', 31', 34', 38', 70'
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 13,499
Referee: Romain Poite (France)

20 December 2010[5]
14:00
Edinburgh Scotland 24 - 22 France Castres Olympique
Try: Visser 7' c
Jones 21' c
Webster 76' c
Con: Paterson (2/2)
D. Blair (1/1)
Pen: D. Blair 46'
Report Try: Capo 12' c
Penalty try 66' c
Tillous-Borde 71' m
Con: Bai (2/3)
Pen: Bernard 2'
Murrayfield
Attendance: 0[5]
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
  • This match was postponed from the original date of 19 December due to heavy snow in Edinburgh. The rescheduled match was held behind closed doors due to snow-related access issues in the stadium area.[5]
19 December 2010
15:00
Cardiff Blues Wales 19 – 23 England Northampton Saints
Try: Mustoe 43' c
Con: Parks (1/1)
Pen: Parks (3) 14', 30', 36'
Report Try: Clark 73' m
Pen: Myler (6) 2', 19', 40', 49', 54', 60'
Cardiff City Stadium
Attendance: 7,124
Referee: Jérôme Garces (France)

14 January 2011
19:30
Cardiff Blues Wales 14 - 9 France Castres Olympique
Try: Halfpenny 27' m
Pen: Parks 12', 16', 43'
Report Pen: Bai 6', 51'
Bernard 79'
Cardiff City Stadium
Attendance: 7,024
Referee: Andrew Small (England)
14 January 2011
20:00
Northampton Saints England 37 - 0 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Mujati 4' c
Diggin (4) 30' m, 72' m, 77' c, 79' c
Con: Myler (2/4)
Ford (1/1)
Pen: Myler (2) 16', 41'
Report
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 13,165
Referee: Christophe Berdos (France)

22 January 2011
18:45
Castres Olympique France 12 – 23 England Northampton Saints
Try: Bernard 30' c
Tillous-Borde 76' m
Con: Bernard (1/2)
Report Try: Ansbro 11' m
Dowson 27' c
Foden 56' m
Con: Myler (1/3)
Pen: Myler (1/1) 69'
Drop: Myler 25'
Stade Pierre Antoine
Attendance: 5,025
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)
22 January 2011
17:45
Edinburgh Scotland 14 – 21 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Cairns 28' m
Pen: Paterson (3/4) 12', 40', 45'
Report Pen: Parks (2/4) 3', 43'
Halfpenny (5/5) 18', 60', 64', 66', 75'
Murrayfield
Attendance: 2,379
Referee: Pascal Gauzere (France)

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 (2) 6 5 0 1 21 9 +12 179 104 +75 3 1 24
France Clermont [6] 6 4 0 2 14 9 +5 114 94 +20 2 1 19
France Racing Métro 6 2 0 4 9 17 −8 104 151 −47 0 1 9
England Saracens 6 1 0 5 9 18 −9 107 155 −48 0 2 6
9 October 2010
13:30
Leinster Ireland 38 – 22 France Racing Métro 92
Try: O'Brien 30' c
Kearney 33' m
Strauss 48' m
Heaslip 62' c
McFadden 79' m
Con: Nacewa (2/5)
Pen: Nacewa (3/4) 4', 28', 38'
Report Try: VuliVuli 55' c
Con: Fillol (1/1)
Pen: Fillol (3/3) 12', 41', 66'
Steyn (2/3) 36', 51'
RDS Arena, Dublin
Attendance: 17,936
Referee: Dave Pearson (England)
9 October 2010
16:30
ASM Clermont Auvergne France 25 – 10 England Saracens
Try: Cudmore 10' c
Malzieu 24' m
Nalaga 79' c
Con: Parra (2/3)
Pen: Floch (0/1)
James (0/1)
Parra (2/3) 48', 65'
Report Try: Strettle 43' c
Con: Hougaard (1/1)
Pen: Hougaard (1/4) 21'
Stade Marcel Michelin, Clermont-Ferrand
Attendance: 16,007
Referee: Peter Allan (Scotland)

16 October 2010
14:30
Racing Métro 92 France 16 – 9 France ASM Clermont Auvergne
Try: Bobo 39' c
Con: Wisniewski (1/1)
Pen: Wisniewski (3/4) 9', 33', 58'
Report Pen: Williams (3/3) 22', 35', 71'
16 October 2010
17:45
Saracens England 23 – 25 Ireland Leinster
Try: Goode 12' m
Con: Hougaard
Pen: Hougaard (2/3) 15', 33'
Goode (4/4) 55', 62', 68', 74'
Report Try: Sexton 52' c
Con: Sexton (1/1)
Pen: Sexton (6/6) 6', 19', 26', 35', 44', 63'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 45,892
Referee: Christophe Berdos (France)

11 December 2010
15:30
Saracens England 21 - 24 France Racing Métro 92
Try: Cato 5' m
Barritt 76' c
Con: Farrell (1/2)
Pen: Farrell (3/4) 12', 57', 64'
Report Try: Hernández 24' c
Bobo 66' m
Con: Wisniewski (1/2)
Pen: Wisniewski (1/1) 14'
Steyn (2/2) 18', 54'
Drop: Wisniewski (1/2) 65'
Vicarage Road, Watford
Attendance: 6,064
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
12 December 2010
16:00
ASM Clermont Auvergne France 20 - 13 Ireland Leinster
Try: Malzieu 6' c
Floch 53' c
Con: Parra (2/2)
Pen: Parra (2/3) 24', 60'
Report Try: Horgan 3' c
Con: Sexton (1/1)
Pen: Sexton (2/2) 11', 57'
Stade Marcel Michelin
Attendance: 16,106
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)

17 December 2010
21:00
Racing Métro 92 France 14 – 19 England Saracens
Try: Bergamasco 47' c
Durand 52' c
Con: Wisniewski (2/2)
Report Try: Barritt 34' c
Con: Farrell (1/1)
Pen: Farrell (3/4) 3', 38', 80'
Drop: Farrell (1/1) 8'
Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
Attendance: 8,405
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
18 December 2010
17:45
Leinster Ireland 24 - 8 France ASM Clermont Auvergne
Try: Healy (2) 7' c, 43' c
O'Brien 50' c
Con: Sexton (3/3)
Pen: Sexton (1/1)
Report Try: Nalaga 68' m
Pen: Parra (1/3)
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 44,873
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

14 January 2011
21:00
ASM Clermont Auvergne France 28 – 17 France Racing Métro 92
Try: Canale 25' c
Domingo 55' c
White 61' c
Rougerie 72' c
Con: James (3/3)
Parra (1/1)
Report Try: le Roux 15' c
Jané 64' c
Con: Hernández (2/2)
Pen: Hernández (1/2) 6'
Stade Marcel Michelin
Attendance: 15,263
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
15 January 2011
13:30
Leinster Ireland 43 - 20 England Saracens
Try: O'Brien 6' m
D. Ryan (2) 11' c, 37' c
McFadden 50' c
Nacewa 60' c
O'Malley 63' c
Con: Sexton (5/6)
Pen: Sexton (1/1) 28'
Report Try: Short 24' c
Brown 32' m
Mordt 80' m
Con: Farrell (1/3)
Pen: Farrell (1/1) 56'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 18,500
Referee: Romain Poite (France)

21 January 2011
21:00
Racing Métro 92 France 11 – 36 Ireland Leinster
Try: Vakatawa 15' m
Pen: Hernández (2/3) 2', 36'
Report Try: Nacewa 11' c
O'Brien 19' c
Sexton (2) 23' c, 62' m
O'Driscoll 68' c
Con: Sexton (4/5)
Pen: Sexton (1/1) 54'
Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
Attendance: 8,326
Referee: Greg Garner (England)
21 January 2011
20:00
Saracens England 14 – 24 France ASM Clermont Auvergne
Try: Strettle 31' m
Pen: Farrell (3/3) 21', 26', 53'
Report Try: Fofana 2' c
Wepener 34' m
Lavea 62' c
Paulo 77' m
Con: Floch (1/2)
Lavea (1/2)
Vicarage Road
Attendance: 5,812
Referee: Alan Lewis (Ireland)

Pool 3[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff TB LB Pts
France Toulon (6) 6 4 0 2 13 13 0 143 134 +9 1 0 17
Ireland Munster [7] 6 3 0 3 17 9 +8 143 122 +21 2 2 16
Wales Ospreys 6 3 0 3 7 11 −4 117 113 +4 0 2 14
England London Irish 6 2 0 4 9 13 −4 107 141 −34 0 1 9
9 October 2010
14:30
Toulon France 19 – 14 Wales Ospreys
Try: Sackey 76' c
Con: Wilkinson (1/1)
Pen: Wilkinson (4/6) 14', 31', 42', 74'
Report Try: Williams 60' m
Con: Biggar (0/1)
Pen: Biggar (3/5) 2', 40'+1', 53'
Stade Félix-Mayol, Toulon
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: Alan Lewis (Ireland)
9 October 2010
17:45
London Irish England 23 – 17 Ireland Munster
Try: Ojo 41' m
Con: Lamb (0/1)
Pen: Lamb (4/4) 8', 11', 20', 37'
D. Armitage (1/2) 73'
Drop: Lamb 33'
Report Try: Tuitupou 80' m
Con: O'Gara (0/1)
Pen: O'Gara (4/5) 5', 39', 55', 69'
Madejski Stadium, Reading
Attendance: 20,188
Referee: Christophe Berdos (France)

15 October 2010
20:00
Ospreys Wales 27 – 16 England London Irish
Try: Bowe 4' m
Williams 53' c
Con: Biggar (0/1)
Hook (1/1)
Pen: Biggar (4/4) 15', 32', 35', 40'
Hook (1/1) 58'
Report Try: Tagicakibau 42' c
Con: Lamb (1/1)
Pen: Lamb (3/5) 8', 13', 61'
Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Attendance: 12,437
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)
16 October 2010
15:30
Munster Ireland 45 – 18 France Toulon
Try: Leamy 9' c
Buckley 20' c
Howlett (2) 36' c, 62' c
O'Driscoll 59' c
Coughlan 79' c
Con: O'Gara (6/6)
Pen: O'Gara (1/2) 47'
Report Try: Genevois 1' c
van Niekerk 75' m
Con: Contepomi (1/1)
Wilkinson (0/1)
Pen: Contepomi (1/3) 30'
Drop: Wilkinson 49'
Thomond Park, Limerick
Attendance: 26,000
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)

12 December 2010
13:00
Munster Ireland 22 - 16 Wales Ospreys
Try: Howlett 10' m
Wallace 58' c
Murphy 63' c
Con: O'Gara (2/3)
Pen: O'Gara (1/3) 40'
Report Try: Bowe 42' c
Con: Biggar (1/1)
Pen: Biggar (3/5) 1', 12', 67'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 26,000
Referee: Christophe Berdos (France)
12 December 2010
15:00
London Irish England 13 - 19 France Toulon
Try: D. Armitage 38' c
Con: Lamb (1/1)
Pen: Lamb (1/3) 56'
Bowden (1/1) 79'
Report Try: Wulf 38' c
Con: Wilkinson (1/1)
Pen: Wilkinson (4/4) 16', 18', 65', 75'
Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 12,240
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

18 December 2010
15:30
Ospreys Wales 19 - 15 Ireland Munster
Try: Phillips 25' c
Con: Biggar (1/1)
Pen: Biggar (4) 17', 36', 55', 68'
Report Try: Buckley 23' c
Earls 58' m
Con: O'Gara (1/2)
Pen: O'Gara 5'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 12,189
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
18 December 2010
16:30
Toulon France 38 - 17 England London Irish
Try: Missoup 23' c
Ivaldi 40' c
Contepomi 68' c
May 72' c
Loamanu 75' c
Con: Contepomi (5/5)
Pen: Contepomi 6'
Report Try: Malone 53' c
Corbisiero 64' c
Con: Malone (2/2)
Pen: Malone 50'
Stade Félix Mayol
Attendance: 11,525
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)

16 January 2011
15:00
London Irish England 24 - 12 Wales Ospreys
Try: Tagicakibau 19' m
Ojo 41' c
Con: Bowden (1/2)
Pen: Bowden 15',28',38'
Lamb 78'
Report Pen: Biggar 18',31',44'
Hook 65'
Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 12,116
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
16 January 2011
16:00
Toulon France 32 - 16 Ireland Munster
Try: Loamanu 22' c
Sackey 37' c
Con: Wilkinson (2/2)
Pen: Wilkinson (6/8) 8', 14', 16', 34', 41', 59'
Report Try: Wallace 76' c
Con: O'Gara (1/1)
Pen: O'Gara (3/3) 2', 25', 40'
Stade Félix Mayol
Attendance: 13,900
Referee: Dave Pearson (England)

22 January 2011
15:30
Munster Ireland 28 – 14 England London Irish
Try: Varley 46' c
Ronan 70' c
Earls 73' c
Hurley 79' c
Con: O'Gara (4/4)
Report Try: Mapusua 58' c
Tagicakibau 67' c
Con: Bowden (1/1)
Lamb (1/1)
Thomond Park
Attendance: 26,000
Referee: Peter Allan (Scotland)
22 January 2011
15:30
Ospreys Wales 29 – 17 France Toulon
Try: Walker 61' c
A.W. Jones 76' c
Con: Hook (2/2)
Pen: Biggar (3/4) 5', 29', 38'
Hook (2/2) 56', 71'
Report Try: Lamont 9' c
Henjak 19' c
Con: Wilkinson (2/2)
Pen: Wilkinson (1/2) 45'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 10,192
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)

Pool 4[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff TB LB Pts
France Biarritz (4) 6 4 0 2 16 9 +7 140 85 +55 4 2 22
Ireland Ulster (8) 6 5 0 1 15 8 +7 145 93 +52 2 0 22
England Bath 6 2 0 4 20 8 +12 147 108 +39 2 4 14
Italy Aironi 6 1 0 5 4 30 −26 65 211 −146 0 0 4
  • Biarritz won the tiebreaker over Ulster with a 6–4 advantage in head-to-head competition points.
8 October 2010
19:30
Ulster Ireland 30 – 6 Italy Aironi
Try: Trimble 21' m
Humphreys 44' m
Danielli 60' c
Pienaar 67' c
Con: Pienaar (0/2)
Humphreys (2/2)
Pen: Pienaar (2/3) 2', 39'
Report Pen: Mercier (2/3) 5', 17'
Ravenhill, Belfast
Attendance: 7,777
Referee: Chris White (England)
10 October 2010
13:00
Bath England 11 – 12 France Biarritz Olympique
Try: Claassens 6' m
Con: Barkley (0/1)
Pen: Barkley (2/4) 3', 63'
Report Pen: Yachvili (4/4) 41', 50', 54', 70'
The Recreation Ground, Bath
Attendance: 11,631
Referee: James Jones (Wales)

16 October 2010
14:30
Aironi Italy 6 – 22 England Bath
Pen: Mercier (2/2) 21', 54'
Report Try: Biggs 12' m
Carraro 23' m
Abendanon 36' c
Watson 67' m
Con: Barkley (1/4)
Stadio Luigi Zaffanella, Viadana
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
17 October 2010
16:00
Biarritz Olympique France 35 – 15 Ireland Ulster
Try: Ngwenya (2) 44' c, 76' m
Carizza 60' c
Marconnet 66' c
Con: Yachvili (3/4)
Pen: Yachvili (3/3) 36', 53', 57'
Report Try: Trimble 67' m
Ferris 80' c
Con: Pienaar (1/2)
Pen: Pienaar (1/2) 12'

11 December 2010
13:30
Ulster Ireland 22 - 18 England Bath
Try: Wannenburg 34' c
Con: Humphreys (1/1)
Pen: Humphreys (5/6) 12', 39', 53', 60', 64'
Report Try: Cuthbert 7' c
Moody 23' m
Con: Barkley (1/2)
Pen: Barkley (2/2) 2', 43'
Ravenhill
Attendance: 8,247
Referee: Jérôme Garces (France)
11 December 2010
14:30
Aironi Italy 28 - 27 France Biarritz Olympique
Try: Marshall 38' m
Toniolatti 48' c
Pratichetti 63' c
Con: Tebaldi (2/3)
Pen: Tebaldi (2) 3', 31'
Drop: J. Laharrague 78'
Report Try: Terrain 7' m
Ngwenya 16' c
Balshaw 42' m
Gimenez 58' c
Con: Yachvili (2/4)
Pen: Yachvili 73'
Stadio Luigi Zaffanella
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)

17 December 2010
19:00
Biarritz Olympique France 34 - 3 Italy Aironi
Try: Bosch 10' c
Penalty try 22' c
Ngwenya 46' c
August 56' c
Con: Yachvili (4/4)
Pen: Yachvili (2/2) 2', 16'
Report Pen: Bocchino (1/2) 60'
Parc des Sports Aguiléra
Attendance: 6,816
Referee: Andrew Small (England)
18 December 2010
13:30
Bath England 22 - 26 Ireland Ulster
Try: Carraro 1' m
Banahan 69' m
Pen: Barkley (4) 8', 14', 24', 67'
Report Try: D'Arcy 11' c
Spence 56' c
Con: Humphreys (2/2)
Pen: Humphreys (4) 16' 38', 59', 71'
The Recreation Ground
Attendance: 11,900
Referee: Pascal Gauzere (France)

15 January 2011
14:30
Bath England 55 – 16 Italy Aironi
Try: Biggs (2) 9' m, 27' c
Watson (2) 20' c, 77' c
Banahan (4) 29' c, 53' c, 58' c, 70' m
Con: Barkley (6/8)
Pen: Barkley (1/1) 2'
Report Try: Sole 36' c
Con: Marshall (1/1)
Pen: Marshall (3/3) 4', 14', 49'
The Recreation Ground
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Neil Paterson (Scotland)
15 January 2011
15:30
Ulster Ireland 9 – 6 France Biarritz Olympique
Pen: Humphreys (3/4) 48', 56', 77'
Report Pen: Yachvili (2/2) 18', 39'
Ravenhill
Attendance: 10,566
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

22 January 2011
14:30
Aironi Italy 6 – 43 Ireland Ulster
Pen: Tebaldi 37'
Drop: Marshall 26'
Report Try: Trimble 23' c
Wannenburg (2) 41' c, 46' c
Penalty try 57' c
Henry 67' c
Danielli 78' m
Con: Humphreys (5/6)
Pen: Humphreys (1/2) 3'
Stadio Luigi Zaffanella
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Christophe Berdos (France)
22 January 2011
14:30
Biarritz Olympique France 26 – 19 England Bath
Try: Yachvili 9' c
Balshaw (2) 17' c, 41' c
Ngwenya 63' m
Con: Yachvili (3/4)
Report Try: Hooper 46' m
Biggs (2) 73' c, 80' c
Con: Vesty (2/2)
Parc des Sports Aguiléra
Attendance: 9,337
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)

Pool 5[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff TB LB Pts
France Perpignan (3) 6 4 1 1 23 9 +14 196 112 +84 4 0 22
England Leicester Tigers (7) 6 4 1 1 25 10 +15 215 118 +97 3 1 22
Wales Scarlets 6 3 0 3 16 24 −8 149 191 −42 3 0 15
Italy Benetton Treviso 6 0 0 6 11 32 −21 109 248 −139 0 1 1
Notes
  • Perpignan won the tiebreaker over Leicester Tigers with a 6–3 edge in head-to-head competition points.
9 October 2010
14:30
Benetton Treviso Italy 29 – 34 England Leicester Tigers
Try: Benvenuti (2) 10' c, 51' c
Con: Burton (2/2)
Pen: Burton (3/5) 26', 43', 62'
Drop: Burton 36'
Benvenuti 67'
Report Try: Smith 2' m
Newby 21' m
Castrogiovanni 46' c
Youngs 56' c
A. Tuilagi 78' c
Con: Twelvetrees (3/5)
Pen: Twelvetrees (1/2) 14'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo, Treviso
Attendance: 5,800
Referee: Pascal Gauzere (France)
9 October 2010
15:30
Scarlets Wales 43 – 34 France Perpignan
Try: Priestland (2) 35' c, 39' c
King 45' c
S. Jones 47' c
Con: S. Jones (4/4)
Pen: S. Jones (5/6) 3', 13', 20', 28', 67'
Report Try: Grandclaude 6' m
Candelon 16' c
Plante 55' c
Toniţa 69' m
Chouly 78' c
Con: Porical (3/5)
Pen: Porical (1/2) 40'
Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli
Attendance: 8,911
Referee: Andrew Small (England)

17 October 2010
14:00
Perpignan France 35 – 14 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: Porical 11' c
Hume 55' c
Penalty try 64' c
Britz 69' c
Chouly 74' c
Con: Porical (3/3)
Mélé (1/1)
Boulogne (1/1)
Report Try: Benvenuti (2) 35' c, 41' c
Con: Botes (2/2)
Stade Aimé Giral, Perpignan
Attendance: 11,368
Referee: JP Doyle (England)
17 October 2010
15:00
Leicester Tigers England 46 – 10 Wales Scarlets
Try: Castrogiovanni 16' c
Youngs 41' c
Waldrom 48' c
Croft (2) 51' c, 61' c
Smith 73' m
Con: Flood (5/5)
Twelvetrees (0/1)
Pen: Flood (2/3) 31', 34'
Report Try: Stoddart 13' c
Con: S. Jones (1/1)
Pen: S. Jones (1/1) 39'
Welford Road, Leicester
Attendance: 19,160
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)

11 December 2010
14:30
Perpignan France 24 - 19 England Leicester Tigers
Try: Plante 40' c
Porical 50' m
Con: Porical (1/2)
Pen: Porical (4/7) 17', 38', 69', 72'
Report Try: Murphy 53' c
Con: Flood (1/1)
Pen: Flood (4/5) 2', 21', 35', 73'
Stade Aimé Giral
Attendance: 13,705
Referee: Alan Lewis (Ireland)
11 December 2010
17:45
Scarlets Wales 35 - 27 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: Lamont (2) 1' c, 59' m
King 23' c
Turnbull 44' c
Con: S. Jones (1/1)
Priestland (2/3)
Pen: S. Jones 5'
Priestland (2) 25', 36'
Report Try: Garcia 19' c
Benvenuti 46' c
Semenzato 53' c
Con: Burton (3/3)
Pen: Burton 9'
Drop: Burton 14'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 6,421
Referee: Greg Garner (England)

18 December 2010
14:30
Benetton Treviso Italy 15 - 38 Wales Scarlets
Try: Barbieri 40' c
Filippucci 53' m
Con: de Waal (1/2)
Pen: de Waal 2'
Report Try: Day 28' c
Newton 37' m
Maule 59' c
Fa'amatuainu 76' c
Con: Priestland (3/4)
Pen: Priestland 10', 18', 72'
Newton 45'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 3,800
Referee: Peter Allan (Scotland)
19 December 2010
15:00
Leicester Tigers England 22 - 22 France Perpignan
Try: A. Tuilagi 32' c
Con: Twelvetrees (1/1)
Pen: Twelvetrees (5) 11', 28', 47', 56', 65'
Report Try: Mélé 42' c
Con: Laharrague (1/1)
Pen: Laharrague (4) 29', 40', 62', 79'
Drop: Laharrague 8'
Welford Road
Attendance: 19,519
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)

15 January 2011
14:30
Benetton Treviso Italy 9 – 44 France Perpignan
Pen: de Waal (3/3) 13', 25', 28'
Report Try: Le Corvec 46' c
Sid 56' c
N. Laharrague 60' c
Candelon (2) 71' c, 80' c
Con: Porical (4/4)
N. Laharrague (1/1)
Pen: Porical (3/5) 7', 30' 34'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Alan Lewis (Ireland)
15 January 2011
17:45
Scarlets Wales 18 – 32 England Leicester Tigers
Try: Stoddart 19' c
Lamont 80'+1' m
Con: S. Jones (1/2)
Pen: S. Jones (2/3) 32', 46'
Report Try: A. Tuilagi 51' m
Youngs 61' m
Mafi 78' c
Con: Flood (1/3)
Pen: Flood (5/6) 10', 17', 42', 68', 71'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 12,392
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)

23 January 2011
14:00
Leicester Tigers England 62 – 15 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: Crane (3) 18' m, 32' c, 42' c
Hamilton (2) 28' c, 71' c
A. Tuilagi 39' c
Waldrom 48' c
M. Tuilagi 78' c
Mafi 80' m
Con: Flood (7/9)
Pen: Flood (1/1) 9'
Report Try: WIlliams 51' c
Sgarbi 60' m
Con: Burton (1/2)
Drop: Burton 1'
Welford Road
Attendance: 17,601
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
23 January 2011
15:00
Perpignan France 37 – 5 Wales Scarlets
Try: Porical 5' m
Tuilagi 10' c
Sid 31' c
Cazenave 47' c
Britz 67' m
Con: Porical (2/3)
Laharrague (1/2)
Pen: Laharrague (2/2) 40'+2', 52'
Report Try: Davies 45' m
Stade Aimé Giral
Attendance: 13,719
Referee: Dave Pearson (England)

Pool 6[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff TB LB Pts
France Toulouse (5) 6 5 0 1 15 6 +10 155 85 +70 1 1 22
England London Wasps [5] 6 4 0 2 15 6 +8 145 106 +59 2 1 19
Scotland Glasgow Warriors 6 3 0 3 10 15 −5 116 141 −25 0 0 12
Wales Newport Gwent Dragons 6 0 0 6 5 18 −13 77 161 −84 0 2 2
8 October 2010
19:30
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 21 – 13 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Try: Morrison 24' c
Thomson 44' m
Con: Jackson (1/2)
Pen: Jackson (3/3) 21', 24', 31'
Weir (0/1)
Report Try: Hughes 18' c
Con: M. Jones (1/1)
Pen: M. Jones (2/3) 40', 43'
Firhill Arena, Glasgow
Attendance: 2,597
Referee: Jérôme Garces (France)
10 October 2010
16:00
Toulouse France 18 – 16 England London Wasps
Pen: Skrela (6/7) 11', 17', 30', 60', 64', 73'
Report Try: Lemi 65' c
Con: Walder (1/1)
Pen: Walder (2/3) 5', 13'
Drop: Walder 37'
Stade Municipal, Toulouse
Attendance: 26,928
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)

16 October 2010
17:45
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 19 – 40 France Toulouse
Try: Harries 68' c
Con: M. Jones (1/1)
Pen: M. Jones (4/5) 1', 12', 21', 33'
Report Try: Dusautoir 43' c
Médard 63' c
Picamoles 74' m
Con: Skrela (2/3)
Pen: Skrela (4/4) 14', 19', 23', 28'
Fritz (2/2) 36', 41'
Drop: Skrela (1/1) 4'
Rodney Parade, Newport
Attendance: 6,401
Referee: Andrew Small (England)
17 October 2010
13:00
London Wasps England 38 – 26 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Try: Simpson 7' m
Varndell 25' c
Jacobs 39' c
Waldouck 63' c
Con: Walder (3/4)
Pen: Walder (4/5) 18', 21', 34', 50'
Report Try: Jackson 28' c
Hall 67' c
Con: Jackson (1/1)
Hall (1/1)
Pen: Jackson (4/5) 16', 32', 48', 59'
Adams Park, High Wycombe
Attendance: 6,759
Referee: Pascal Gauzere (France)

10 December 2010
20:00
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 16 - 28 France Toulouse
Try: Martín Aramburú 24' c
Con: Jackson (1/1)
Pen: Jackson (3/5) 1', 11', 38'
Report Try: Fritz 7' c
Jauzion 22' c
Heymans 35' m
Con: Skrela (2/3)
Pen: Skrela (3/3) 17', 32', 51'
Firhill Arena
Attendance: 2,946
Referee: James Jones (Wales)
12 December 2010
13:00
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 16 - 23 England London Wasps
Try: Smith 8' c
Con: Tovey (1/1)
Pen: Tovey (2/4) 1', 26'
Drop: Tovey (1/1) 28'
Report Try: Jacobs 23' c
Lemi 45' m
Varndell 55' m
Con: Walder (1/3)
Pen: Walder (2/4) 18', 33'
Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff[6]
Attendance: 3,432
Referee: Peter Allan (Scotland)

21 December 2010[7]
19:00
Toulouse France 36 - 10 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Try: Médard 10' c
Lacombe 23' c
Poitrenaud 55' c
Dusautoir 64' c
Clerc 67' m
Con: Skrela (4/5)
Pen: Skrela 43'
Report Try: van der Merwe 41' c
Con: Jackson (1/1)
Pen: Jackson 17'
Stade Ernest Wallon, Toulouse
Attendance: 18,418
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
  • This match was postponed twice from its originally scheduled kickoff of 18 December. Weather-related travel delays prevented Glasgow from arriving in Toulouse until hours before the planned kickoff, causing a postponement to 19 December. The team's equipment, which was travelling on a separate flight, was further delayed, leading to the second postponement.[7]
19 December 2010
13:00
London Wasps England 37 - 10 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Try: Ward 49' c
van Gisbergen 65' c
Varndell 70' c
Berry 73' c
Con: Walder (4/4)
Pen: Walder (3) 40', 42', 53'
Report Try: Brew 78' c
Con: Jones (1/1)
Pen: Jones 8'
Adams Park
Attendance: 1,236
Referee: Christophe Berdos (France)

15 January 2011
14:30
Toulouse France 17 – 3 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Try: Dusautoir (2) 12' m, 69' c
Clerc 35' m
Con: Skrela (1/3)
Report Pen: Tovey 38'
Stade Ernest Wallon
Attendance: 17,766
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)
16 January 2011
13:00
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 20 - 10 England London Wasps
Try: Gregor 49' m
Pen: Jackson (4/6) 2', 15', 43', 65'
Drop: Jackson 75'
Report Try: Varndell 11' c
Con: Walder (1/1)
Pen: Walder (1/2) 6'
Firhill Arena
Attendance: 2,564
Referee: James Jones (Wales)

23 January 2011
15:00
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 16 – 23 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Try: Brew 49' c
Con: Tovey (1/1)
Pen: Tovey (2/4) 38', 45'
Drop: Tovey 15'
Report Try: Gregor 55' m
van der Merwe (2) 64' m, 71' c
Con: Jackson (1/3)
Pen: Jackson (2/2) 4', 32'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 5,284
Referee: JP Doyle (England)
23 January 2011
15:00
London Wasps England 21 – 16 France Toulouse
Try: Haughton 34' c
Lemi 80' m
Con: Walder (1/2)
Pen: Walder (3/3) 26', 38', 48'
Report Try: Jauzion 11' c
Con: Skrela
Pen: Skrela (3/3) 51', 62', 65'
Adams Park
Attendance: 10,014
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)

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 England Northampton Saints 25 16 +68
2 Ireland Leinster 24 21 +75
3 France Perpignan 22 23 +84
4 France Biarritz 22 16 +55
5 France Toulouse 22 15 +70
6 France Toulon 17 11 +21
Seed Pool Runners-up Pts TF +/−
7 England Leicester Tigers 22 25 +97
8 Ireland Ulster 22 15 +52
5C England London Wasps 19 15 +39
6C France Clermont 19 14 +20
7C Ireland Munster 16 17 +21
Wales Cardiff Blues 14 6 –6

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wasps, Glasgow and Dragons to face champions Toulouse - BBC Sport
  2. ^ "ERC European Rankings (May 2009)". European Rugby Cup. Retrieved 15 May 2009. 
  3. ^ "ERC Draw Regulations (May 2009)". European Rugby Cup. Retrieved 15 May 2009. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Key Tournament Rules". European Rugby Cup. Archived from the original on 8 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-10. 
  5. ^ a b c "Edinburgh to meet Castres on Monday behind closed doors". BBC Sport. 2010-12-19. Archived from the original on 21 December 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-19. 
  6. ^ Fixture moved from Rodney Parade due to frozen pitch
  7. ^ a b "Glasgow face Toulouse on Tuesday after two call-offs". BBC Sport. 2010-12-19. Archived from the original on 16 December 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-19. 

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