2011–12 Heineken Cup pool stage

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2011–12 Heineken Cup pool stage
Season 2011–12 Heineken Cup
Date 11 November 2011 - 22 January 2012
Qualifiers
Seed 1 Ireland Munster
Seed 2 Ireland Leinster
Seed 3 Scotland Edinburgh
Seed 4 England Saracens
Seed 5 France Clermont Auvergne
Seed 6 France Toulouse
Seed 7 Wales Cardiff Blues
Seed 8 Ireland Ulster
2010–11
(Previous)
2012–13
(Next)

The 2011–12 Heineken Cup pool stage was the first stage of the 17th season of the Heineken Cup, Europe's top competition for rugby union clubs. It involved 24 teams competing for eight quarter-final berths, awarded to the winners of each of six pools plus the two top-ranked second-place teams. The nest three best runners-up were parachuted into the Amlin Challenge Cup.

The pool stage began with two matches on the evening of 11 November 2011, and ended on Sunday 22 January 2012. The quarter-finalists then participates in a knockout tournament that ultimately ended with the final on Saturday 19 May at Twickenham Stadium in London.

Seeding[edit]

The seeding system was the same as in the 2010–11 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. The requirement to have only one team per country in each pool, however, still applies (with the exception of the inclusion of the seventh English team).[1]

The brackets show each team's European Rugby Club Ranking at the end of the 2010–11 season.

Tier 1 Ireland Leinster (1) France Toulouse (2) Ireland Munster (3) Wales Cardiff Blues (4) France Biarritz (5) England Leicester Tigers (6)
Tier 2 England Northampton Saints (7) France Clermont Auvergne (10) Wales Ospreys (11) England Bath (12) England Harlequins (13) England London Irish (15)
Tier 3 Ireland Ulster (16) England Saracens (17) England Gloucester (18) Scotland Glasgow Warriors (20) Wales Scarlets (21) Scotland Edinburgh (24)
Tier 4 Ireland Connacht (25) Italy Benetton Treviso (30) France Castres (31) France Montpellier (32) France Racing Métro (33) Italy Aironi (37)

Pool stage[edit]

The draw for the pool stage took place on 7 June 2011. Competition organiser European Rugby Cup (ERC) announced the fixtures, dates, and kickoff times for the first four rounds of pool play on 20 July 2011.[2]

Under ERC rules, tiebreakers within each pool are as follows.[3]

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

ERC has four additional tiebreakers, 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
Key to colours
     Winner of each pool, advance to quarterfinals.
     Two highest-scoring second-place teams advance to quarterfinals.
     Third- through fifth- highest-scoring second-place teams parachute into the knockout stage
of the European Challenge Cup.

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
Ireland Munster [1] 6 6 0 0 14 10 +4 163 118 +45 1 0 25
Wales Scarlets (7) 6 3 0 3 12 9 +3 119 124 −5 1 2 15
England Northampton Saints 6 2 0 4 18 16 +2 176 160 +16 2 2 12
France Castres 6 1 0 5 10 19 −9 111 167 −56 1 2 7
12 November 2011
15:00
Scarlets Wales 31 – 23 France Castres
Try: Lamont 42' c
Morgan 50' c
J. Davies 73' m
Con: S. Jones (2/2)
Pen: S. Jones (3/4) 6', 11', 35'
Priestland (1/1) 80'
Report Try: Andreu 60' c
Masoe 78' c
Con: Teulet (2/2)
Pen: Teulet (3/3) 2', 31', 46'
Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli
Attendance: 7,860
Referee: Greg Garner (England)
12 November 2011
18:00
Munster Ireland 23 – 21 England Northampton Saints
Try: Varley 2' c
Howlett 40' c
Con: O'Gara (2/2)
Pen: O'Gara (2/3) 38', 41'
Drop: O'Gara (1/1) 80'
Report Try: Ashton 8' c
Downey 56' m
Con: Lamb (1/2)
Pen: Lamb (3/4) 12', 20', 44'
Thomond Park, Limerick
Attendance: 26,500
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

18 November 2011
20:00
Northampton Saints England 23 – 28 Wales Scarlets
Try: Pisi 67' c
Wood 79' c
Con: Lamb (2/2)
Pen: Lamb (3/5) 19', 23', 32'
Report Try: L. Williams 2' c
Shingler 19' c
Gilbert 38' c
Priestland 62' c
Con: Priestland (4/4)
19 November 2011
16:40
Castres France 24 – 27 Ireland Munster
Try: Mach 11' m
Lakafia 35' c
Con: Bernard (1/2)
Pen: Bernard (4/4) 2', 5', 53', 70'
Report Try: Howlett 22' c
O'Mahony 44' c
Chambers 66' c
Con: O'Gara (3/3)
Pen: O'Gara (1/2) 40'
Drop: O'Gara (1/3) 80'
Stade Ernest-Wallon, Toulouse
Attendance: 13,500
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)

10 December 2011
15:40
Scarlets Wales 14 – 17 Ireland Munster
Try: Shingler 5' m
Pen: Priestland (2/4) 9', 50'
S. Jones (1/1) 68'
Report Try: Ronan 30' m
Pen: O'Gara (4/4) 27', 39', 55', 62'
Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli
Attendance: 13,183
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
10 December 2011
14:30
Castres France 41 – 22 England Northampton Saints
Try: Malonga 2' c
Martial (2) 40' c, 68' c
Diarra 77' m
Con: Teulet (3/4)
Pen: Teulet (5/5) 17', 30', 34', 48', 63'
Report Try: Sorensen 9' c
Elliott (2) 31' m, 44' m
Manoa 55' m
Con: Myler (1/3)
Stade Pierre-Antoine, Castres
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)

18 December 2011
12:45
Munster Ireland 19 – 13 Wales Scarlets
Try: Coughlan 51' c
Con: O'Gara (1/1)
Pen: O'Gara (4/5) 4', 34', 43', 62'
Report Try: Owens 65' c
Con: Priestland (1/1)
Pen: S. Jones (1/2) 12'
Priestland (1/2) 56'
Thomond Park, Limerick
Attendance: 25,600
Referee: Dave Pearson (England)
18 December 2011
15:00
Northampton Saints England 45 – 0 France Castres
Try: Foden (2) 62' c, 79' c
Artemyev 66' c
Haywood 70' c
Tonks 77' m
Con: Myler (4/5)
Pen: Myler (4/4) 12', 44', 47', 50'
Report
Franklin's Gardens, Northampton
Attendance: 11,670
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)

14 January 2012
13:30
Scarlets Wales 17 – 29 England Northampton Saints
Try: Iongi 33' m
Pen: Priestland (4/4) 9', 13', 21', 52'
Report Try: Tonga'uiha 45' c
Foden 78' c
Con: Myler (1/1)
Lamb (1/1)
Pen: Myler (5/5) 17', 35', 50', 54', 57'
Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli
Attendance: 9,869
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
14 January 2012
15:40
Munster Ireland 26 – 10 France Castres
Try: Murphy 7' c
du Preez 67' c
Con: O'Gara (2/2)
Pen: O'Gara (4/5) 15', 22', 25', 51'
Report Try: Caballero 17' c
Con: Bernard (1/1)
Pen: Bernard (1/2) 42'
Thomond Park, Limerick
Attendance: 25,600
Referee: Andrew Small (England)

21 January 2012
18:00
Northampton Saints England 36 – 51 Ireland Munster
Try: penalty try (2) 15' c, 55' c
Armstrong 79' c
Con: Lamb (2/2)
Myler (1/1)
Pen: Lamb (4/5) 5', 11', 39', 66'
Drop: Lamb (1/1) 29'
Report Try: Botha 30' c
Murphy 42' c
Zebo (3) 48' m, 71' c, 76' c
Con: O'Gara (3/4)
Keatley (1/1)
Pen: O'Gara (6/6) 13', 19', 28', 37', 64', 68'
Stadium mk, Milton Keynes
Attendance: 22,220
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
21 January 2012
19:00
Castres France 13 – 16 Wales Scarlets
Try: Forestier 70' c
Con: Teulet (1/1)
Pen: Kockott (2/3) 33', 39'
Report Try: Gilbert 11' m
Shingler 58' m
Pen: Priestland (1/3) 9'
S. Jones (1/2) 77'
Stade Pierre-Antoine, Castres
Attendance: 6,500
Referee: JP Doyle (England)

Pool 2[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff TB LB Pts
Scotland Edinburgh [3] 6 5 0 1 17 11 +6 156 138 +18 2 0 22
Wales Cardiff Blues [7] 6 5 0 1 9 5 +4 145 110 +35 0 1 21
England London Irish 6 1 0 5 7 11 −4 116 139 −23 1 4 9
France Racing Métro 6 1 0 5 13 19 −6 160 190 −30 1 4 9
11 November 2011
21:00
Racing Métro France 20 – 26 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Imhoff 30' m
Pen: Germain (4/5) 4', 15', 55', 69'
Drop: Hernández (1/1) 7'
Report Try: Filise 12' c
Cuthbert 36' c
Con: Parks (2/2)
Pen: Parks (4/5) 17', 53', 58', 68'
12 November 2011
13:30
London Irish England 19 – 20 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Samson 29' c
Con: Homer (1/1)
Pen: Homer (4/5) 6', 8', 23', 45'
Report Try: Jones 15' c
McInally 59' c
Con: Leonard (1/1)
Laidlaw (1/1)
Pen: Leonard (1/3) 37'
Laidlaw (1/1) 68'
Madejski Stadium, Reading
Attendance: 6,712
Referee: Romain Poite (France)

18 November 2011
20:00
Cardiff Blues Wales 24 – 18 England London Irish
Try: Rhys Thomas 6' c
L. Williams 39' m
Con: Parks (1/2)
Pen: Parks (4/5) 3', 28', 50', 69'
Report Pen: Homer (6/7) 25', 33', 38', 53', 63', 74'
Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 10,358
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
18 November 2011
20:00
Edinburgh Scotland 48 – 47 France Racing Métro
Try: T. Visser (2) 1' c, 76' c
Laidlaw 8' c
Talei 63' c
Brown 68' c
Grant 73' c
Con: Laidlaw (6/6)
Pen: Laidlaw (2/2) 6', 40'
Report Try: Saubade 12' c
Imhoff 15' c
Wisniewski 22' c
Chavancy (2) 31' c, 47' c
Con: Hernández (1/1)
Wisniewski (4/4)
Pen: Wisniewski (4/4) 5', 41', 53', 66'
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Attendance: 5,200
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)

9 December 2011
20:00
Cardiff Blues Wales 25 – 8 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Cuthbert 73' c
Con: Parks (1/1)
Pen: Parks (4/5) 40', 46', 51', 54'
Drop: Parks (2/3) 14', 63'
Report Try: Jones 61' m
Pen: Laidlaw (1/2) 16'
Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 6,102
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
10 December 2011
16:40
Racing Métro France 14 – 34 England London Irish
Try: Bobo 17' m
Pen: Germain (2/3) 3', 16'
Drop: Wisniewski (1/1) 22'
Report Try: Spratt 23' c
Ansbro 53' c
Thompstone (2) 56' c, 72' c
Con: Jarvis (4/4)
Pen: Armitage (1/1) 14'
Jarvis (1/2) 42'

16 December 2011
20:00
Edinburgh Scotland 19 – 12 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: T. Visser 14' c
Con: Laidlaw (1/1)
Pen: Laidlaw (3/5) 3', 11', 36'
Drop: Laidlaw (1/1) 30'
Report Pen: Parks (3/3) 18', 60', 69'
Halfpenny (1/1) 79'
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Attendance: 4,384
Referee: Pascal Gauzere (France)
17 December 2011
15:00
London Irish England 19 – 25 France Racing Métro
Try: Paice 80' c
Con: Homer (1/1)
Pen: Homer (4/4) 4', 13', 20', 28'
Report Try: Bobo 54' c
Con: Wisniewski (1/1)
Pen: Wisniewski (3/3) 11', 15', 22'
Drop: Wisniewski (3/3) 32', 39', 50'
Madejski Stadium, Reading
Attendance: 7,011
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)

13 January 2012
21:00
Racing Métro France 24 – 27 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Steyn 22' c
Imhoff 41' c
Battut 54' c
Con: Hernández (2/2)
Descons (1/1)
Pen: Wisniewski (1/2) 69'
Report Try: Rennie 14' c
Talei 28' c
Denton 47' c
Con: Laidlaw (3/3)
Pen: Laidlaw (1/2) 72'
Drop: Godman (1/1) 80'
14 January 2012
15:40
London Irish England 15 – 22 Wales Cardiff Blues
Pen: Jarvis (4/5) 8', 36', 39', 63'
Armitage (1/1) 53'
Report Try: Warburton 42' c
Con: Halfpenny (1/1)
Pen: Halfpenny (5/6) 6', 40', 60', 65', 78'
Madejski Stadium, Reading
Attendance: 9,923
Referee: Neil Paterson (Scotland)

22 January 2012
15:15
Cardiff Blues Wales 36 – 30 France Racing Métro
Try: L. Williams 6' c
Cuthbert (2) 30' c, 41' c
Con: Halfpenny (3/3)
Pen: Halfpenny (5/6) 11', 27', 38', 51', 73'
Report Try: Matavesi 21' m
Bobo 33' c
Con: Descons (1/1)
Pen: Wisniewski (2/2) 5', 8'
Descons (2/3) 24', 49'
Steyn (2/2) 40', 60'
Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 8,091
Referee: Andrew Small (England)
22 January 2012
15:15
Edinburgh Scotland 34 – 11 England London Irish
Try: T. Visser 10' c
Thompson 35' c
Talei 71' c
Jones 77' c
Con: Laidlaw (4/4)
Pen: Laidlaw (2/2) 20', 31'
Report Try: Joseph 66' m
Pen: Jarvis (2/2) 9', 23'
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Attendance: 10,892
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)

Pool 3[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 1 0 18 7 +11 172 88 +84 2 0 24
Scotland Glasgow Warriors 6 2 1 3 8 12 −4 106 133 −27 0 2 12
England Bath 6 2 0 4 11 15 −4 122 151 −29 0 3 11
France Montpellier 6 1 2 3 8 11 −3 84 112 −28 0 2 10
12 November 2011
14:30
Montpellier France 16 – 16 Ireland Leinster
Try: Ouedraogo 22' c
Con: Paillaugue (1/1)
Pen: Paillaugue (2/2) 2', 25'
Trinh-Duc (1/1) 56'
Report Try: Cronin 66' c
Con: Sexton (1/1)
Pen: Sexton (3/4) 5', 16', 80'
Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
Attendance: 20,182
Referee: Dave Pearson (England)
13 November 2011
12:45
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 26 – 21 England Bath
Try: Hogg 60' c
Gray 80' c
Con: Weir (2/2)
Pen: Weir (4/6) 2', 34', 39', 73'
Report Pen: Heathcote (6/6) 2', 18', 44', 56', 62', 67'
Donald (1/1) 78'
Firhill Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 4,208
Referee: Christophe Berdos (France)

20 November 2011
12:45
Leinster Ireland 38 – 13 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Try: R. Kearney 4' c
O'Malley (2) 25' c, 30' c
D'Arcy 39' c
Boss 80' c
Con: Sexton (4/4)
Madigan (1/1)
Pen: Sexton (1/2) 15'
Report Try: Pyrgos 73' c
Con: Weir (1/1)
Pen: Weir (2/2) 2', 22'
RDS Arena, Dublin
Attendance: 17,924
Referee: Andrew Small (England)
20 November 2011
15:00
Bath England 16 – 13 France Montpellier
Try: Woodburn 8' m
Flatman 17' m
Pen: Donald (2/2) 4', 43'
Report Try: Bustos Moyano 46' c
Con: Bustos Moyano (1/1)
Pen: Bustos Moyano (2/4) 26', 52'
The Rec, Bath
Attendance: 11,785
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)

11 December 2011
12:45
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 20 – 15 France Montpellier
Try: Martín Aramburú 73' m
Pen: Weir (4/6) 12', 20', 33', 35'
Jackson (1/1) 67'
Report Try: Escande 28' c
Matadigo 80' m
Con: Bustos Moyano (1/2)
Pen: Bustos Moyano (1/1) 17'
Firhill Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 5,287
Referee: Greg Garner (England)
11 December 2011
12:45
Bath England 13 – 18 Ireland Leinster
Try: Banahan 64' c
Con: Barkley (1/1)
Pen: Barkley (2/2) 15', 35'
Report Pen: Sexton (6/7) 40', 45', 54', 62', 73', 80'
The Rec, Bath
Attendance: 12,200
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)

17 December 2011
16:40
Montpellier France 13 – 13 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Try: Audrin 33' c
Con: Perraux (1/1)
Pen: Perraux (2/4) 46', 51'
Report Try: Lamont 61' c
Con: Weir (1/1)
Pen: Jackson (1/2) 44'
Weir (1/2) 77'
Stade Yves-du-Manoir, Montpellier
Attendance: 7,917
Referee: Andrew Small (England)
17 December 2011
18:00
Leinster Ireland 52 – 27 England Bath
Try: Kearney 3' c
Fitzgerald (2) 24' c, 41' c
Sexton 32' c
Reddan 50' c
Ruddock 56' c
Madigan 77' c
Con: Sexton (6/6)
Nacewa (1/1)
Drop: Sexton (1/1) 10'
Report Try: Donald 62' c
Attwood 74' c
Williams 80' c
Con: Barkley (3/3)
Pen: Barkley (2/2) 7', 14'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 46,365
Referee: Romain Poite (France)

14 January 2012
14:00
Montpellier France 24 – 22 England Bath
Try: Berard 1' c
Tulou 66' c
Nagusa 80' c
Con: Paillaugue (2/2)
Bustos Moyano (1/1)
Pen: Paillaugue (1/1) 45'
Report Try: Caldwell (2) 39' c, 52' c
Banahan 71' m
Con: Barkley (1/1)
Heathcote (1/2)
Pen: Barkley (1/2) 8'
Stade Yves-du-Manoir, Montpellier
Attendance: 10,106
Referee: Dudley Phillips (Ireland)
15 January 2012
12:45
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 16 – 23 Ireland Leinster
Try: Gregor 63' c
Con: Weir (1/1)
Pen: Weir (3/3) 6', 32', 49'
Report Try: R. Kearney 43' c
Boss 70' c
Con: McFadden (2/2)
Pen: Sexton (1/2) 27'
McFadden (2/2) 40', 55'
Firhill Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 6,479
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

21 January 2012
13:30
Bath England 23 – 18 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Try: Biggs 10' c
Skirving 43' c
Con: Barkley (2/2)
Pen: Barkley (3/3) 15', 68', 75'
Report Try: Seymour 53' c
Harley 62' m
Con: Wight (1/2)
Pen: Weir (2/3) 3', 13'
The Rec, Bath
Attendance: 11,015
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
21 January 2012
13:30
Leinster Ireland 25 – 3 France Montpellier
Try: O'Brien 8' c
R. Kearney 15' c
Healy 41' m
Con: McFadden (2/3)
Pen: McFadden (2/2) 12', 39'
Report Pen: Bustos Moyano (1/1) 66'
RDS Arena, Dublin
Attendance: 18,500
Referee: Greg Garner (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 Clermont Auvergne [5] 6 4 0 2 26 5 +21 215 69 +146 2 2 20
Ireland Ulster [8] 6 4 0 2 16 8 +8 158 87 +71 3 1 20
England Leicester Tigers 6 4 0 2 13 8 +5 123 117 +6 1 0 17
Italy Aironi 6 0 0 6 4 38 −34 51 274 −223 0 0 0
12 November 2011
14:30
Aironi Italy 12 – 28 England Leicester Tigers
Pen: Orquera (4/4) 24', 31', 48', 70'
Report Try: Croft 12' c
A. Tuilagi 22' c
Morris 80' m
Con: Flood (2/3)
Pen: Flood (3/4) 2', 4', 46'
Stadio Brianteo, Monza
Attendance: 8,151
Referee: Neil Paterson (Scotland)
12 November 2011
15:40
Ulster Ireland 16 – 11 France Clermont Auvergne
Try: Humphreys 69' c
Con: Humphreys (1/1)
Pen: Humphreys (3/4) 12', 40', 50'
Report Try: Nakaitaci 5' m
Pen: Skrela (2/2) 17', 38'
Ravenhill, Belfast
Attendance: 9,385
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)

18 November 2011
21:00
Clermont Auvergne France 54 – 3 Italy Aironi
Try: Byrne 10' c
Vosloo 18' c
James 34' c
Bonnaire 50' c
Bardy 53' c
Buttin 57' m
Fofana 70' c
Malzieu 75' c
Con: Parra (4/4)
James (3/4)
Report Pen: Orquera (1/1) 13'
19 November 2011
18:00
Leicester Tigers England 20 – 9 Ireland Ulster
Try: Smith 66' m
Pen: Flood (5/6) 7', 16', 22', 45', 80'
Report Pen: Humphreys (3/4) 2', 10', 19'
Welford Road, Leicester
Attendance: 21,473
Referee: Romain Poite (France)

9 December 2011
19:30
Ulster Ireland 31 – 10 Italy Aironi
Try: Ferris 16' c
D'Arcy 40' m
Trimble 42' m
Marshall 56' c
Jackson 68' c
Con: Humphreys (3/5)
Report Try: D'Apice 78' c
Con: Olivier (1/1)
Pen: Tebaldi (1/3) 20'
Ravenhill, Belfast
Attendance: 7,494
Referee: Andrew Small (England)
11 December 2011
16:00
Clermont Auvergne France 30 – 12 England Leicester Tigers
Try: Malzieu 37' c
Fofana (2) 52' c, 65' c
Con: Parra (3/3)
Pen: Parra (3/4) 2', 19', 29'
Report Try: B. Youngs 16' m
penalty try 70' c
Con: Flood (1/2)

17 December 2011
13:30
Leicester Tigers England 23 – 19 France Clermont Auvergne
Try: M. Tuilagi 16' c
Salvi 47' c
Con: Flood (2/2)
Pen: Flood (3/5) 43', 61', 72'
Report Try: Sivivatu 39' c
Con: Parra (1/1)
Pen: Parra (2/2) 20', 55'
Drop: Skrela (1/1) 1'
Parra (1/1) 14'
Welford Road, Leicester
Attendance: 20,202
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
17 December 2011
14:30
Aironi Italy 20 – 46 Ireland Ulster
Try: Sinoti 56' c
Quartaroli 60' m
Biagi 74' m
Con: Orquera (1/1)
Pen: Orquera (1/1) 17'
Report Try: Trimble 5' c
penalty try 22' c
Court 37' c
Gilroy 69' c
Diack 77' c
Macklin 80' m
Con: Humphreys (3/3)
Pienaar (2/3)
Pen: Humphreys (2/2) 15', 33'
Stadio Luigi Zaffanella, Viadana
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Greg Garner (England)

13 January 2012
20:00
Ulster Ireland 41 – 7 England Leicester Tigers
Try: Trimble (2) 5' c, 39' m
Gilroy 69' c
P. Marshall 72' c
Con: Pienaar (3/4)
Pen: Pienaar (5/5) 11', 32', 53', 56', 63'
Report Try: Murphy 13' c
Con: Twelvetrees (1/1)
Ravenhill, Belfast
Attendance: 11,900
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
14 January 2012
14:30
Aironi Italy 0 – 82 France Clermont Auvergne
Report Try: Sivivatu (3) 14' c, 16' c, 50' c
Byrne (2) 20' m, 40' c
Lapandry (2) 24' c, 45' c
Malzieu (3) 32' c, 71' c, 78' c
James 34' c
Vermeulen 47' c
Con: Parra (4/5)
James (7/7)
Stadio Brianteo, Monza
Attendance: 4,921
Referee: Leighton Hodges (Wales)

21 January 2012
15:40
Leicester Tigers England 33 – 6 Italy Aironi
Try: Waldrom 42' m
Woods 47' c
Murphy 55' m
Ford 70' c
Con: Twelvetrees (1/3)
Ford (1/1)
Pen: Twelvetrees (3/3) 21', 32', 40'
Report Pen: Olivier (2/2) 13', 26'
Welford Road, Leicester
Attendance: 19,652
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
21 January 2012
16:40
Clermont Auvergne France 19 – 15 Ireland Ulster
Try: Paulo 62' c
Con: Parra (1/1)
Pen: Parra (4/4) 14', 21', 48', 73'
Report Pen: Pienaar (5/7) 17', 32', 45', 56', 70'

Pool 5[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff TB LB Pts
England Saracens [4] 6 5 0 1 13 10 +3 145 107 +38 1 1 23
France Biarritz (5) 6 3 0 3 18 7 +11 143 105 +38 3 3 18
Wales Ospreys 6 2 1 3 13 16 −3 142 147 −5 1 2 13
Italy Benetton Treviso 6 1 1 4 12 23 −11 122 193 −71 0 1 7
12 November 2011
15:40
Ospreys Wales 28 – 21 France Biarritz
Try: Bowe 62' c
Con: Biggar (1/1)
Pen: Biggar (7/7) 19', 26', 42', 45', 50', 57', 67'
Report Try: Balshaw (2) 59' m, 69' c
Con: Bosch (1/2)
Pen: Bosch (2/3) 47', 53'
Drop: Traille (1/1) 4'
Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Attendance: 7,732
Referee: Andrew Small (England)
13 November 2011
15:00
Saracens England 42 – 17 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: Farrell 22' c
Strettle 46' c
Wyles 60' m
Joubert 64' c
Smit 77' c
Con: Farrell (4/5)
Pen: Farrell (3/5) 3', 19', 40'
Report Try: Sbaraglini 73' c
Padro 79' c
Con: de Waal (2/2)
Pen: de Waal (1/1) 27'
Vicarage Road, Watford
Attendance: 5,077
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)

19 November 2011
14:30
Biarritz France 15 – 10 England Saracens
Try: Harinordoquy 56' m
Ngwenya 64' c
Con: Peyrelongue (1/2)
Pen: Peyrelongue (1/1) 63'
Report Try: Goode 80' c
Con: Farrell (1/1)
Pen: Farrell (1/3) 51'
19 November 2011
14:30
Benetton Treviso Italy 26 – 26 Wales Ospreys
Try: Rizzo 42' c
de Jager 47' m
Botes 57' m
Con: Burton (1/3)
Pen: Burton (3/3) 3', 21', 37'
Report Try: Bowe 18' c
Ry. Jones 53' c
Con: Biggar (2/2)
Pen: Biggar (3/5) 24', 46', 62'
Morgan (1/1) 79'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo, Treviso
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Pascal Gauzere (France)

10 December 2011
14:30
Benetton Treviso Italy 30 – 26 France Biarritz
Try: Rizzo 16' c
Barbieri 20' c
Van Zyl 31' c
Con: Burton (3/3)
Pen: Burton (3/4) 40', 46', 77'
Report Try: Taele 25' m
Bosch 37' c
Traille 58' c
Lesgourgues 63' c
Con: Baby (1/2)
Peyrelongue (2/2)
Stadio Comunale di Monigo, Treviso
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: JP Doyle (England)
10 December 2011
18:00
Saracens England 31 – 26 Wales Ospreys
Try: Gill 2' c
Joubert 14' c
Wyles 45' m
Con: Farrell (2/3)
Pen: Farrell (4/6) 10', 33', 39', 72'
Report Try: Beck (2) 12' c, 57' c
Con: Biggar (2/2)
Pen: Biggar (4/6) 7', 22', 41', 74'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 41,063
Referee: Pascal Gauzere (France)

16 December 2011
20:00
Ospreys Wales 13 – 16 England Saracens
Try: Gough 65' c
Con: Biggar (1/1)
Pen: Biggar (2/4) 11', 25'
Report Try: Joubert 26' c
Con: Farrell (1/1)
Pen: Farrell (3/4) 5', 16', 35'
Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Attendance: 7,098
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
16 December 2011
21:00
Biarritz France 29 – 12 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: Balshaw 44' c
Haylett-Petty 51' m
Lauret 72' c
Heguy 79' c
Con: Peyrelongue (3/4)
Pen: Peyrelongue (1/1) 37'
Report Pen: Burton (4/4) 5', 12', 31', 33'

13 January 2012
20:00
Ospreys Wales 44 – 17 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: Bowe 2' c
Beck (2) 18' m, 31' c
penalty try (2) 45' c, 77' c
Fotuali'i 68' m
Con: Biggar (3/4)
Morgan (1/2)
Pen: Biggar (2/2) 8', 16'
Report Try: Gori 11' c
Padro 50' c
Con: Burton (1/1)
Botes (1/1)
Pen: Burton (1/1) 5'
Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Attendance: 5,411
Referee: JP Doyle (England)
15 January 2012
15:00
Saracens England 20 – 16 France Biarritz
Try: Spencer 19' m
Pen: Farrell (5/5) 12', 26', 36', 63', 78'
Report Try: Yachvili 58' c
Con: Yachvili (1/1)
Pen: Yachvili (3/4) 10', 13', 68'
Vicarage Road, Watford
Attendance: 6,789
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)

22 January 2012
14:00
Benetton Treviso Italy 20 – 26 England Saracens
Try: Barbieri 12' c
Iannone 20' c
Con: Burton (2/2)
Pen: Burton (1/1) 46'
Drop: Burton (1/1) 25'
Report Try: Botha 16' c
Strettle 41' c
Con: Farrell (2/2)
Pen: Farrell (4/4) 10', 37', 48', 62'
22 January 2012
14:00
Biarritz France 36 – 5 Wales Ospreys
Try: Ngwenya (3) 4' c, 10' c, 63' c
Baby 51' m
Balshaw 58' c
Con: Yachvili (4/5)
Pen: Yachvili (1/1) 25'
Report Try: Hibbard 62' m

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 [6] 6 4 0 2 16 11 +5 150 105 +45 1 1 18
England Harlequins (6) 6 4 0 2 11 7 +4 122 94 +28 0 1 17
England Gloucester 6 3 0 3 10 12 −2 111 122 −11 1 2 15
Ireland Connacht 6 1 0 5 5 12 −7 68 130 −62 0 2 6
11 November 2011
20:00
Harlequins England 25 – 17 Ireland Connacht
Try: Dickson 31' c
Con: Evans (1/1)
Pen: Evans (6/6) 4', 9', 19', 37', 75', 77'
Report Try: O'Halloran 13' c
Duffy 57' c
Con: Nikora (1/1)
O'Connor (1/1)
Pen: Nikora (1/1) 7'
Twickenham Stoop, London
Attendance: 11,856
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
13 November 2011
16:00
Toulouse France 21 – 17 England Gloucester
Try: Matanavou 37' m
Poitrenaud 72' c
Con: Beauxis (1/1)
Pen: McAlister (2/3) 34', 51'
Beauxis (1/1) 65'
Report Try: Sharples 31' c
Trinder 68' c
Con: Burns (2/2)
Pen: Burns (1/3) 11'
Stade Ernest-Wallon, Toulouse
Attendance: 18,500
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)

19 November 2011
15:40
Gloucester England 9 – 28 England Harlequins
Pen: Burns (3/5) 10', 26', 48'
Report Try: Brown 5' c
Hopper 39' m
Easter 72' c
Con: Evans (2/3)
Pen: Evans (3/3) 17', 41', 60'
Kingsholm, Gloucester
Attendance: 12,320
Referee: Christophe Berdos (France)
19 November 2011
18:00
Connacht Ireland 10 – 36 France Toulouse
Try: penalty try 69' c
Con: Nikora (1/1)
Pen: Nikora (1/1) 34'
Report Try: Bouilhou 21' c
penalty try 46' c
Nyanga 76' c
Con: Beauxis (3/3)
Pen: Beauxis (4/4) 5', 14', 32', 38'
Drop: Beauxis (1/1) 11'
The Sportsground, Galway
Attendance: 9,120
Referee: Greg Garner (England)

9 December 2011
20:00
Harlequins England 10 – 21 France Toulouse
Try: Brown 48' c
Con: Evans (1/1)
Pen: Evans (1/1) 9'
Report Try: Matanavou (2) 17' m, 66' c
Con: McAlister (1/2)
Pen: McAlister (3/4) 5', 20', 56'
Twickenham Stoop, London
Attendance: 14,282
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
10 December 2011
13:30
Connacht Ireland 10 – 14 England Gloucester
Try: Duffy 33' c
Con: O'Connor (1/1)
Pen: O'Connor (1/2) 43'
Report Try: Simpson-Daniel 30' m
Pen: Burns (3/5) 6', 16', 71'
The Sportsground, Galway
Attendance: 5,115
Referee: Neil Paterson (Scotland)

17 December 2011
15:40
Gloucester England 23 – 19 Ireland Connacht
Try: Taylor 20' c
May 75' c
Con: Taylor (1/1)
Burns (1/1)
Pen: Taylor (1/1) 7'
Burns (2/2) 57', 68'
Report Try: O'Halloran 11' c
Con: O'Connor (1/1)
Pen: O'Connor (4/5) 30', 37', 45', 72'
Kingsholm, Gloucester
Attendance: 10,786
Referee: Leighton Hodges (Wales)
18 December 2011
16:00
Toulouse France 24 – 31 England Harlequins
Try: Maestri 37' c
Doussain 69' m
Con: Doussain (1/2)
Pen: McAlister (1/4) 3'
Doussain (3/4) 45', 48', 60'
Report Try: Brown (2) 11' m, 61' c
Gray 22' c
Con: Evans (2/3)
Pen: Evans (4/4) 5', 63', 72', 75'
Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
Attendance: 32,000
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)

14 January 2012
16:40
Toulouse France 24 – 3 Ireland Connacht
Try: Matanavou (2) 20' m, 68' c
Médard 34' m
Picamoles 46' c
Con: Beauxis (2/2)
Report Pen: O'Connor (1/2) 14'
Stade Ernest-Wallon, Toulouse
Attendance: 18,508
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
14 January 2012
18:00
Harlequins England 20 – 14 England Gloucester
Try: Hopper 18' c
Brown 73' c
Con: Evans (2/2)
Pen: Evans (2/2) 12', 46'
Report Try: Simpson-Daniel 29' m
Pen: Burns (3/3) 10', 25', 53'
Twickenham Stoop, London
Attendance: 12,772
Referee: Pascal Gauzere (France)

20 January 2012
20:00
Connacht Ireland 9 – 8 England Harlequins
Pen: O'Connor (3/4) 5', 12', 15'
Report Try: S. Smith 8' m
Pen: Evans (1/2) 60'
The Sportsground, Galway
Attendance: 5,420
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
20 January 2012
20:00
Gloucester England 34 – 24 France Toulouse
Try: May (2) 3' c, 74' c
Qera 27' c
Sharples 46' c
Con: Burns (4/4)
Pen: Burns (2/4) 57', 73'
Report Try: Dusautoir 7' c
Matanavou (2) 16' c, 64' c
Con: Beauxis (3/3)
Pen: Beauxis (1/3) 14'
Kingsholm, Gloucester
Attendance: 13,077
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heineken Cup Pool Draw. European Rugby Cup. 7 June 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Leinster face demanding away trip in Heineken Cup Round 1" (Press release). European Rugby Cup. 20 July 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Key Tournament Rules". European Rugby Cup. Archived from the original on 8 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-10. 

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