2012–13 Heineken Cup pool stage

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2012–13 Heineken Cup pool stage
Season 2012–13 Heineken Cup
Date 12 October 2012 – 20 January 2013
Qualifiers
Seed 1 England Harlequins
Seed 2 France Clermont
Seed 3 France Toulon
Seed 4 England Saracens
Seed 5 Ireland Ulster
Seed 6 England Leicester Tigers
Seed 7 France Montpellier
Seed 8 Ireland Munster
2011–12
(Previous)
2013–14
(Next)

The 2012–13 Heineken Cup pool stage was the first stage of the 18th 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 next three best runners-up were parachuted into the Amlin Challenge Cup.

The pool stage began with two matches on 12 October 2012 and ended on 20 January 2013. The first four rounds of fixtures were released on 26 July 2012.[1] The quarter-finalists then participated in a knockout tournament that ultimately ended with the final on Saturday 18 May 2013 at Aviva Stadium in Dublin.[2]

Seeding[edit]

The seeding system was the same as in the 2011–12 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. The requirement to have only one team per country in each pool, however, still applied (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 2011–12 season.

Tier 1 Ireland Leinster (1) France Toulouse (2) France Biarritz (3) Ireland Munster (4) Wales Cardiff Blues (5) England Northampton Saints (6)
Tier 2 France Clermont Auvergne (7) Ireland Ulster (8) England Leicester Tigers (9) England Harlequins (11) France Toulon (12) Scotland Edinburgh (13)
Tier 3 Wales Ospreys (14) Wales Scarlets (18) Scotland Glasgow Warriors (19) England Saracens (20) Ireland Connacht (24) England Sale Sharks (25)
Tier 4 Italy Benetton Treviso (27) France Castres (28) France Racing Métro (29) France Montpellier (30) England Exeter Chiefs (34) Italy Zebre (NR)

Pool stage[edit]

The draw for the pool stage took place on 12 June 2012 at Aviva Stadium.

Under rules of the competition organiser, European Rugby Cup, tiebreakers within each pool are as follows.[4]

  • 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 PF PA Diff TF TA TB LB Pts
England Saracens (3) 6 5 0 1 180 76 +104 15 6 2 1 23
Ireland Munster (8) 6 4 0 2 133 73 +60 14 4 2 2 20
France Racing Métro 6 3 0 3 103 125 −22 7 11 0 0 12
Scotland Edinburgh 6 0 0 6 36 178 −142 3 18 0 0 0
13 October 2012
14:35
Racing Métro France 22–17 Ireland Munster (1 BP)
Try: Machenaud 31' c
Con: Barkley (1/1)
Pen: Barkley (4/5) 18', 38', 50', 76'
Bergamasco (1/1) 78'
Report Try: Dougall 14' c
Zebo 71' c
Con: O'Gara (1/1)
Keatley (1/1)
Pen: O'Gara (1/1) 8'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 21,102
Referee: Greg Garner (England)
13 October 2012
13:35
Edinburgh Scotland 0–45 England Saracens (1 BP)
Report Try: Tomkins 13' c
Farrell 59' m
Ashton 65' c
Goode 68' c
Hodgson 75' c
Con: Hodgson (4/5)
Pen: Hodgson (4/4) 23', 30', 39', 50'
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Attendance: 6,543
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)

20 October 2012
16:40
Saracens England 30–13 France Racing Métro
Try: Wyles 21' c
Borthwick 28' c
Fraser 76' c
Con: Hodgson (3/3)
Pen: Hodgson (3/4) 8', 36', 58'
Report Try: Imhoff 61' c
Con: Estebanez (1/1)
Pen: Barkley (1/2) 1'
Germain (1/1) 69'
King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels
Attendance: 18,212
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
21 October 2012
12:45
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 33–0 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Murray 50' c
P. O'Mahony 70' c
Dougall 73' m
Varley 80' m
Con: Keatley (2/4)
Pen: Keatley (3/5) 3', 23', 56'
Report
Thomond Park, Limerick
Attendance: 22,146
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)

8 December 2012
18:00
Munster Ireland 15–9 England Saracens (1 BP)
Pen: O'Gara (5/5) 4', 28', 38', 49', 53'
Report Pen: Farrell (3/7) 36', 43', 78'
Thomond Park, Limerick
Attendance: 25,600
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (France)
8 December 2012
19:00
Racing Métro France 19–9 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Imhoff 19' m
Ben Arous 60' m
Pen: Barkley (2/2) 10', 30'
Machenaud (1/1) 77'
Report Pen: Laidlaw (3/6) 1', 39', 65'

14 December 2012
20:00
Edinburgh Scotland 3–15 France Racing Métro
Pen: Francis (1/5) 28'
Report Pen: Barkley (1/2) 4'
Germain (4/5) 7', 53', 61', 68'
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Attendance: 4,598
Referee: Dudley Phillips (Ireland)
16 December 2012
15:00
Saracens England 19–13 Ireland Munster (1 BP)
Try: Strettle 20' c
Con: Farrell (1/1)
Pen: Farrell (4/6) 8', 56', 59', 76'
Report Try: Howlett 25' c
Con: O'Gara (1/1)
Pen: O'Gara (2/4) 16', 50'
Vicarage Road, Watford
Attendance: 16,223
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (France)

12 January 2013
16:40
Racing Métro France 28–37 England Saracens
Try: Ducalcon 6' c
Imhoff (2) 16' m, 20' c
Con: Descons (2/3)
Pen: Descons (3/3) 25', 29', 56'
Report Try: Wyles 45' c
Con: Farrell (1/1)
Pen: Farrell (10/10) 10', 19', 23', 27', 34', 38', 52', 62', 74', 80'
Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes
Attendance: 35,085
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
13 January 2013
12:45
Edinburgh Scotland 17–26 Ireland Munster
Try: Fife (2) 71' c, 76' c
Con: Laidlaw (2/2)
Pen: Laidlaw (1/1) 32'
Report Try: penalty try 53' c
Murray 61' c
Con: O'Gara (2/2)
Pen: O'Gara (4/5) 2', 25', 29', 35'
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Attendance: 6,220
Referee: Romain Poite (France)

20 January 2013
12:45
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 29–6 France Racing Métro
Try: Murray 24' c
Zebo (3) 28' m, 47' c, 54' m
Sherry 35' m
Con: Keatley (2/5)
Report Pen: Germain (2/2) 12', 31'
Thomond Park, Limerick
Attendance: 25,600
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
20 January 2013
12:45
(1 BP) Saracens England 40–7 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Ashton (2) 26' m, 45' m
Stevens 52' c
Hodgson 74' c
Wyles 80' c
Con: Farrell (3/5)
Pen: Farrell (3/5) 9', 14', 21'
Report Try: Tonks 31' c
Con: Laidlaw (1/1)
Vicarage Road, Watford
Attendance: 5,673
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)

Pool 2[edit]

Team P W D L PF PA Diff TF TA TB LB Pts
England Leicester Tigers (5) 6 4 1 1 119 103 +16 13 9 2 0 20
France Toulouse 6 4 0 2 132 84 +48 15 4 2 1 19
Wales Ospreys 6 2 1 3 120 124 −4 11 15 1 1 12
Italy Benetton Treviso 6 1 0 5 107 167 −60 9 20 0 1 5
12 October 2012
20:00
(1 BP) Ospreys Wales 38–17 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: Walker 19' c
Dirksen (2) 44' c, 72' m
Beck 80' c
Con: Biggar (3/4)
Pen: Biggar (4/4) 3', 7', 14', 63'
Report Try: Vosawai 55' c
McLean 57' c
Con: Burton (2/2)
Pen: Burton (1/1) 17'
Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Attendance: 8,746
Referee: Neil Paterson (Scotland)
14 October 2012
16:00
Toulouse France 23–9 England Leicester Tigers
Try: Fickou 37' m
Pen: McAlister (6/7) 17', 26', 47', 54', 57', 61'
Report Pen: Flood (3/3) 14', 22', 34'
Stade Municipal, Toulouse
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

20 October 2012
14:35
Benetton Treviso Italy 21–33 France Toulouse
Pen: Burton (7/7) 2', 9', 11', 14', 24', 33', 46'
Report Try: penalty try 53' m
Picamoles 58' c
Clerc 63' c
Con: McAlister (2/3)
Pen: McAlister (4/6) 6', 20', 30', 43'
21 October 2012
15:00
(1 BP) Leicester Tigers England 39–22 Wales Ospreys
Try: Tuilagi (2) 31' c, 79' c
Flood 70' c
Youngs 75' m
Con: Flood (2/4)
Pen: Flood (5/6) 28', 44', 49', 52', 66'
Report Try: Ry. Jones 1' c
Con: Biggar (1/1)
Pen: Biggar (5/5) 10', 41', 57', 61', 72'
Welford Road, Leicester
Attendance: 20,224
Referee: Romain Poite (France)

8 December 2012
14:35
(1 BP) Toulouse France 30–14 Wales Ospreys
Try: Fritz 7' c
Nyanga 15' m
Clerc 55' m
Johnston 62' m
Huget 74' m
Con: McAlister (1/3)
Pen: Doussain (1/1) 80'
Report Try: Fotuali'i 32' c
Bevington 77' c
Con: Biggar (1/1)
Morgan (1/1)
Stade Ernest-Wallon, Toulouse
Attendance: 17,865
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
9 December 2012
15:00
(1 BP) Leicester Tigers England 33–25 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: penalty try 16' c
Tuilagi 24' m
Salvi (2) 29' c, 38' c
Smith 55' c
Con: Ford (4/5)
Report Try: Budd 31' c
Cittadini 45' c
Loamanu 64' m
Con: Di Bernardo (2/3)
Pen: Di Bernardo (2/2) 61', 68'
Welford Road, Leicester
Attendance: 18,432
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)

15 December 2012
14:35
(1 BP) Benetton Treviso Italy 13–14 England Leicester Tigers
Try: penalty try 27' c
Con: Di Bernardo (1/1)
Pen: Di Bernardo (2/3) 35', 45'
Report Try: Thompstone 12' c
penalty try 77' c
Con: Ford (2/2)
15 December 2012
13:35
Ospreys Wales 17–6 France Toulouse
Try: Walker 61' m
Pen: Biggar (3/3) 2', 33', 60'
Drop: Biggar (1/1) 20'
Report Pen: Doussain (1/2) 27'
Drop: Doussain (1/1) 40'
Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Attendance: 10,110
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)

13 January 2013
15:00
Ospreys Wales 15–15 England Leicester Tigers
Try: Bearman 31' c
Spratt 75' m
Con: Biggar (1/2)
Pen: Biggar (1/5) 28'
Report Try: B. Youngs 67' c
Morris 72' m
Con: Flood (1/2)
Pen: Flood (1/1) 38'
Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Attendance: 13,126
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
13 January 2013
16:00
(1 BP) Toulouse France 35–14 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: Botha 6' c
Albacete 29' c
Clerc 44' c
Fritz 61' c
Huget 80' c
Con: McAlister (5/5)
Report Try: Benvenuti 10' m
Pen: Botes (3/4) 3', 20', 39'
Stade Ernest-Wallon, Toulouse
Attendance: 15,382
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)

20 January 2013
15:00
Leicester Tigers England 9–5 France Toulouse (1 BP)
Pen: Flood (3/4) 6', 31', 38'
Try: Huget 48' m
Welford Road, Leicester
Attendance: 24,000
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
20 January 2013
16:00
Benetton Treviso Italy 17–14 Wales Ospreys (1 BP)
Try: Zanni 74' c
Pratichetti 79' c
Con: Burton (2/2)
Pen: Burton (1/1) 4'
Try: Isaacs 58' m
Pen: Biggar (2/2) 8', 14'
Drop: Biggar (1/1) 47'

Pool 3[edit]

Team P W D L PF PA Diff TF TA TB LB Pts
England Harlequins (1) 6 6 0 0 243 71 +172 28 6 4 0 28
France Biarritz 6 3 0 3 123 101 +22 14 7 2 1 15
Ireland Connacht 6 3 0 3 96 138 −42 5 13 0 0 12
Italy Zebre 6 0 0 6 72 224 −152 6 27 0 1 1
13 October 2012
14:35
Zebre Italy 10–19 Ireland Connacht
Try: Ferrarini 72' c
Con: Halangahu (1/1)
Pen: Halangahu (1/2) 7'
Report Try: Muldoon 62' c
Con: Parks (1/1)
Pen: Parks (4/5) 4', 17', 40', 60'
Stadio XXV Aprile, Parma
Attendance: 1,800
Referee: Leighton Hodges (Wales)
13 October 2012
18:00
(1 BP) Harlequins England 40–13 France Biarritz Olympique
Try: Care 6' c
Buchanan 44' c
Turner-Hall 67' c
Stegmann 78' c
Con: Evans (1/1)
Botica (3/3)
Pen: Botica (4/5) 18', 31', 51', 64'
Report Try: Héguy 23' c
Con: Peyrelongue (1/1)
Pen: Peyrelongue (2/2) 14', 28'
The Stoop, London
Attendance: 13,815
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)

20 October 2012
19:00
(1 BP) Biarritz Olympique France 38–17 Italy Zebre
Try: Barcella 4' c
Lesgourgues (2) 10' c, 52' c
Ngwenya 17' m
Taele 45' m
Héguy 59' c
Con: Barraque (3/5)
Peyrelongue (1/1)
Report Try: van Schalkwyk 76' m
Pen: Halangahu (3/3) 7', 24', 48'
Garcia (1/1) 29'
20 October 2012
18:00
Connacht Ireland 22–30 England Harlequins
Try: McSharry 6' c
Con: Parks (1/1)
Pen: Parks (5/5) 10', 17', 25', 27', 44'
Report Try: Care (2) 30' m, 37' c
Con: Botica (1/2)
Pen: Botica (6/7) 4', 10', 15', 40', 55', 63'
Sportsground, Galway
Attendance: 8,199
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)

7 December 2012
20:00
Connacht Ireland 22–14 France Biarritz Olympique
Try: Vainikolo 5' c
Con: Parks (1/1)
Pen: Parks (3/4) 46', 51', 77'
Drop: Parks (2/3) 23', 72'
Report Try: Harinordoquy 80' m
Pen: Yachvili (3/5) 2', 19', 38'
Sportsground, Galway
Attendance: 6,583
Referee: Greg Garner (England)
8 December 2012
14:35
Zebre Italy 14–57 England Harlequins (1 BP)
Try: Sarto 36' c
Chillon 74' c
Con: Orquera (2/2)
Report Try: Smith (2) 26' c, 33' c
Easter 42' c
penalty try (2) 56' c, 63' c
Hopper 58' c
Buchanan 70' m
Botica 75' c
Con: Evans (6/7)
Botica (1/1)
Pen: Evans (1/2) 25'
Stadio XXV Aprile, Parma
Attendance: 1,600
Referee: Neil Paterson (Scotland)

14 December 2012
21:00
Biarritz Olympique France 17–0 Ireland Connacht
Try: Balshaw 30' c
Burotu 79' c
Con: Yachvili (2/2)
Pen: Yachvili (1/2) 2'
Report
15 December 2012
15:00
(1 BP) Harlequins England 53–5 Italy Zebre
Try: Casson 8' c
penalty try 37' c
Botica 42' c
Easter 50' c
Smith 57' c
Care 64' m
Dickson 75' c
Con: Evans (6/7)
Pen: Evans (2/2) 3', 31'
Report Try: Trevisan 26' m
The Stoop, London
Attendance: 12,036
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)

12 January 2013
13:35
(1 BP) Harlequins England 47–8 Ireland Connacht
Try: penalty try 34' c
Williams (2) 41' c, 52' m
Monye 64' m
Lowe 78' c
Botica 80' c
Con: Evans (2/4)
Botica (2/2)
Pen: Evans (3/4) 8', 13', 39'
Report Try: O'Connor 62' m
Pen: Jarvis (1/1) 10'
The Stoop, London
Attendance: 13,270
Referee: Neil Paterson (Scotland)
12 January 2013
14:35
Zebre Italy 6–32 France Biarritz Olympique (1 BP)
Pen: Orquera (2/3) 12', 16'
Report Try: Baby 7' c
Bosch (2) 31' c, 56' c
Burotu 75' m
Con: Yachvili (3/3)
Pen: Yachvili (2/2) 6', 11'
Stadio XXV Aprile, Parma
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)

18 January 2013
20:00
Connacht Ireland 25–20 Italy Zebre (1 BP)
Try: penalty try 45' c
Con: Parks (1/1)
Pen: Parks (4/5) 10', 15', 33', 71'
Drop: Parks (2/2) 24', 74'
Report Try: Trevisan 59' m
Pen: Halangahu (5/5) 12', 27', 49', 51', 69'
Sportsground, Galway
Attendance: 5,803
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (France)
18 January 2013
21:00
(1 BP) Biarritz Olympique France 9–16 England Harlequins
Pen: Yachvili (3/5) 11', 45', 53'
Report Try: Guest 29' c
Con: Evans (1/1)
Pen: Evans (3/3) 16', 56', 73'

Pool 4[edit]

Team P W D L PF PA Diff TF TA TB LB Pts
Ireland Ulster (6) 6 5 0 1 126 55 +71 12 5 2 1 23
England Northampton Saints 6 3 0 3 94 109 −15 9 11 1 2 15
France Castres 6 3 0 3 77 98 −21 6 6 0 2 14
Scotland Glasgow Warriors 6 1 0 5 70 105 −35 7 12 0 2 6
12 October 2012
20:00
(1 BP) Ulster Ireland 41–17 France Castres Olympique
Try: Trimble 8' c
P. Marshall (2) 21' c, 42' m
Pienaar 80' c
Con: Jackson (3/4)
Pen: Jackson (5/5) 7', 16', 36', 45', 60'
Report Try: Andreu 32' c
Garvey 51' c
Con: Teulet (2/2)
Pen: Teulet (1/1) 4'
Ravenhill, Belfast
Attendance: 11,451
Referee: Andrew Small (England)
14 October 2012
12:45
(1 BP) Northampton Saints England 24–15 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Try: G. Pisi (2) 36' m, 40' c
Myler 43' m
Artemyev 70' c
Con: Myler (1/3)
Lamb (1/1)
Report Try: Strauss 24' c
Lamont 28' m
Con: Horne (1/1)
Pen: Horne (1/1) 18'
Franklin's Gardens, Northampton
Attendance: 12,115
Referee: Romain Poite (France)

19 October 2012
21:00
Castres Olympique France 21–16 England Northampton Saints (1 BP)
Try: Bonnefond 7' c
Claassen 51' m
Con: Teulet (1/1)
Pen: Teulet (1/2) 14'
Kockott (1/2) 32'
Drop: Talès (1/1) 61'
Report Try: G. Pisi 59' c
Con: Myler (1/1)
Pen: Myler (3/3) 16', 23', 72'
Stade Ernest-Wallon, Toulouse
Attendance: 11,425
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
19 October 2012
20:00
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 8–19 Ireland Ulster
Try: Matawalu 77' m
Pen: Horne (1/4) 20'
Report Try: Henry 60' c
Con: Jackson (1/1)
Pen: Jackson (4/6) 23', 27', 63', 75'
Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 6,194
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)

7 December 2012
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 6–9 France Castres Olympique
Pen: Wight (2/3) 12', 22'
Report Pen: Kockott (3/7) 20', 36', 57'
Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 3,348
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
7 December 2012
20:00
Northampton Saints England 6–25 Ireland Ulster (1 BP)
Pen: Lamb (2/5) 20', 40'
Report Try: Trimble 9' m
Bowe 33' m
Payne 44' c
Tuohy 78' m
Con: Jackson (1/4)
Pen: Jackson (1/3) 23'
Franklin's Gardens, Northampton
Attendance: 13,475
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)

15 December 2012
18:00
(1 BP) Ulster Ireland 9–10 England Northampton Saints
Pen: Jackson (3/4) 30', 38', 42'
Report Try: van Velze 17' c
Con: Myler (1/1)
Pen: Myler (1/1) 6'
Ravenhill, Belfast
Attendance: 10,977
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
16 December 2012
13:45
Castres Olympique France 10–8 Scotland Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Caballero 73' c
Con: Kirkpatrick (1/1)
Pen: Teulet (1/3) 5'
Report Try: Barclay 38' m
Pen: Horne (1/2) 1'
Stade Pierre-Antoine, Castres
Attendance: 8,224
Referee: Andrew Small (England)

11 January 2013
20:00
Northampton Saints England 18–12 France Castres Olympique (1 BP)
Pen: Myler (3/3) 19', 30', 50'
Lamb (3/3) 65', 71', 78'
Report Pen: Kockott (4/5) 16', 33', 68', 80'
Franklin's Gardens, Northampton
Attendance: 11,891
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
11 January 2013
20:00
Ulster Ireland 23–6 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Try: Williams 19' c
Payne 73' m
Cave 78' m
Con: Pienaar (1/3)
Pen: Pienaar (2/4) 6', 62'
Report Pen: Weir (2/4) 48', 55'
Ravenhill, Belfast
Attendance: 10,940
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (France)

19 January 2013
13:35
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 27–20 England Northampton Saints (1 BP)
Try: Strauss 46' c
Matawalu 66' c
Horne 80' c
Con: Wight (2/2)
Horne (1/1)
Pen: Jackson (2/2) 1', 11'
Report Try: Waldouck 30' c
G. Pisi 58' m
Foden 71' m
Con: Myler (1/1)
Pen: Myler (1/1) 13'
Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 4,193
Referee: Leighton Hodges (Wales)
19 January 2013
14:35
(1 BP) Castres Olympique France 8–9 Ireland Ulster
Try: Lamerat 8' m
Pen: Kockott (1/2) 18'
Report Pen: Pienaar (3/5) 11', 35', 63'
Stade Pierre-Antoine, Castres
Attendance: 7,632
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

Pool 5[edit]

Team P W D L PF PA Diff TF TA TB LB Pts
France Clermont (2) 6 6 0 0 213 64 +149 23 3 4 0 28
Ireland Leinster 6 4 0 2 124 96 +28 12 5 2 2 20
England Exeter Chiefs 6 2 0 4 93 166 −73 6 19 0 1 9
Wales Scarlets 6 0 0 6 79 183 −104 6 20 0 2 2
13 October 2012
16:40
(1 BP) Clermont France 49–16 Wales Scarlets
Try: Sivivatu 31' c
penalty try 41' c
Byrne 47' c
Chouly 53' c
Bonnaire 70' m
Nalaga 79' c
Con: Parra (4/5)
James (1/1)
Pen: Parra (3/3) 7', 16', 38'
Report Try: J. Davies 3' c
Con: Priestland (1/1)
Pen: Priestland (2/2) 19', 46'
Drop: Priestland (1/1) 21'
13 October 2012
15:40
Leinster Ireland 9–6 England Exeter Chiefs (1 BP)
Pen: J. Sexton (3/5) 10', 53', 73'
Report Pen: Steenson (2/4) 39', 64'
RDS Arena, Dublin
Attendance: 18,500
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (France)

20 October 2012
13:35
(1 BP) Scarlets Wales 13–20 Ireland Leinster
Try: Maule 53' c
Con: Priestland (1/1)
Pen: Priestland (2/5) 47', 74'
Report Try: Nacewa 10' m
Pen: J. Sexton (4/6) 1', 19', 57', 72'
Drop: J. Sexton (1/1) 43'
Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli
Attendance: 9,555
Referee: Greg Garner (England)
20 October 2012
18:00
Exeter Chiefs England 12–46 France Clermont (1 BP)
Pen: Steenson (4/4) 2', 9', 25', 31'
Report Try: Nalaga (2) 17' c, 80' c
Fofana (2) 48' c, 73' c
Bonnaire 51' m
Sivivatu 71' c
Con: Parra (3/4)
Skrela (2/2)
Pen: Parra (2/3) 36', 45'
Sandy Park, Exeter
Attendance: 9,819
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)

8 December 2012
13:35
(1 BP) Scarlets Wales 16–22 England Exeter Chiefs
Try: penalty try 66' c
Con: Thomas (1/1)
Pen: Priestland (2/3) 7', 30'
Thomas (1/1) 55'
Report Try: Thomas 4'
Con: Steenson (1/1)
Pen: Steenson (5/5) 11', 22', 35', 48', 58'
Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli
Attendance: 7,512
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)
9 December 2012
16:00
Clermont France 15–12 Ireland Leinster (1 BP)
Pen: Parra (4/4) 3', 18', 23', 34'
Drop: James (1/1) 39'
Report Pen: J. Sexton (4/5) 6', 27', 32', 53'

15 December 2012
15:40
Exeter Chiefs England 30–20 Wales Scarlets
Try: Whitten 3' c
Alcott 15' c
Scaysbrook 78' c
Con: Steenson (3/3)
Pen: Steenson (3/5) 7', 39', 61'
Report Try: Owens 34' c
S. Williams 42' c
Con: Thomas (2/2)
Pen: Thomas (2/3) 10', 24'
Sandy Park, Exeter
Attendance: 9,258
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
15 December 2012
15:40
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 21–28 France Clermont
Try: Jennings 65' c
McFadden 78' m
Con: J. Sexton (1/2)
Pen: J. Sexton (3/4) 17', 25', 46'
Report Try: Fofana 34' c
Con: Parra (1/1)
Pen: Parra (7/8) 7', 19', 31', 43', 51', 62', 69'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 48,964
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)

12 January 2013
18:00
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 33–14 Wales Scarlets
Try: Healy 7' c
Jennings 23' m
Fitzgerald 32' c
R. Kearney 43' c
Madigan 79' c
Con: J. Sexton (3/4)
Madigan (1/1)
Report Try: Li. Williams 40' m
Pen: Thomas (2/2) 3', 57'
Drop: Li. Williams (1/1) 11'
RDS Arena, Dublin
Attendance: 18,200
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
12 January 2013
19:00
(1 BP) Clermont France 46–3 England Exeter Chiefs
Try: Fofana 12' c
Buttin (2) 21' c, 73' c
Chouly 60' c
Skrela 69' c
Nalaga 79' m
Con: Parra (4/4)
Skrela (1/2)
Pen: Parra (2/2) 11', 16'
Report Pen: Steenson (1/3) 24'

19 January 2013
18:00
Exeter Chiefs England 20–29 Ireland Leinster (1 BP)
Try: Clark 16' c
penalty try 32' c
Con: Steenson (2/2)
Pen: Steenson (2/2) 39', 69'
Report Try: D'Arcy 3' c
R. Kearney 27' m
O'Driscoll 44' c
Heaslip 52' c
Con: J. Sexton (3/4)
Pen: J. Sexton (1/1) 74'
Sandy Park, Exeter
Attendance: 10,198
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
19 January 2013
18:00
Scarlets Wales 0–29 France Clermont (1 BP)
Report Try: Nalaga 6' c
Parra 16' c
Stanley 36' c
Rougerie 65' m
Con: Parra (2/2)
Skrela (1/2)
Pen: Parra (1/1) 9'
Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli
Attendance: 7,167
Referee: Neil Paterson (Scotland)

Pool 6[edit]

Team P W D L PF PA Diff TF TA TB LB Pts
France Toulon (4) 6 5 0 1 186 84 +102 23 8 3 0 23
France Montpellier (7) 6 5 0 1 168 109 +59 17 9 2 0 22
Wales Cardiff Blues 6 1 0 5 143 184 −41 12 20 1 1 6
England Sale Sharks 6 1 0 5 78 198 −120 7 22 0 0 4
14 October 2012
12:45
Sale Sharks England 34–33 Wales Cardiff Blues (1 BP)
Try: Cipriani 55' m
Jennings 63' c
Buckley 74' c
Con: Miller (2/3)
Pen: Macleod (4/4) 12', 26', 36', 40'
Miller (1/1) 77'
Report Try: Cuthbert (3) 15' c, 18' c, 37' c
Con: Halfpenny (3/3)
Pen: Halfpenny (4/4) 2', 45', 59', 78'
Salford City Stadium, Salford
Attendance: 5,853
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
14 October 2012
21:00
(1 BP) Toulon France 37–16 France Montpellier
Try: Gunther 15' m
Botha 30' c
D. Armitage (2) 46' m, 65' c
Bastareaud 77' c
Con: Wilkinson (2/4)
Giteau (1/1)
Pen: Wilkinson (2/2) 9', 37'
Report Try: Gorgodze 71' c
Con: Paillaugue (1/1)
Pen: Perraux (2/2) 7', 44'
Paillaugue (1/1) 60'
Stade Mayol, Toulon
Attendance: 12,547
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)

21 October 2012
12:45
Cardiff Blues Wales 14–22 France Toulon
Try: Halfpenny 1' m
Pen: Halfpenny (3/5) 38', 61', 73'
Report Try: S. Armitage 63' c
Con: Wilkinson (1/1)
Pen: Wilkinson (5/6) 10', 14', 41', 55', 75'
Arms Park, Cardiff
Attendance: 9,624
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
21 October 2012
16:00
Montpellier France 33–18 England Sale Sharks
Try: Trinh-Duc 49' c
Nagusa 55' c
Tomas 59' c
Con: Bustos Moyano (3/3)
Pen: Bustos Moyano (4/5) 6', 14', 20', 34'
Report Try: Cueto 3' m
Vernon 74'
Con: Miller (1/2)
Pen: Miller (2/3) 26', 43'

8 December 2012
15:40
Sale Sharks England 6–17 France Toulon
Pen: Cipriani (2/4) 7', 33'
Report Try: Smith 29' m
Pen: Wilkinson (4/6) 16', 36', 51', 75'
Salford City Stadium, Salford
Attendance: 9,154
Referee: Leighton Hodges (Wales)
9 December 2012
12:45
Cardiff Blues Wales 24–35 France Montpellier
Pen: Patchell (7/8) 2', 12', 22', 34', 42', 68', 70'
Drop: Patchell (1/2) 27'
Report Try: Audrin 30' c
Gorgodze 64' m
Nagusa 78' m
Con: Paillaugue (1/3)
Pen: Paillaugue (6/7) 9', 15', 25', 38', 63', 73'
Arms Park, Cardiff
Attendance: 6,014
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)

15 December 2012
19:00
(1 BP) Montpellier France 34–21 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Nagusa 15' c
van Vuuren 26' c
Audrin 41' c
Beattie 56' c
Con: Bustos Moyano (4/4)
Pen: Bustos Moyano (2/2) 7', 73'
Report Try: Warburton 4' m
Cuthbert 51' c
Con: Patchell (1/2)
Pen: Patchell (3/5) 10', 60', 67'
Stade Yves-du-Manoir, Montpellier
Attendance: 11,209
Referee: Greg Garner (England)
16 December 2012
16:00
(1 BP) Toulon France 62–0 England Sale Sharks
Try: Orioli 30' c
Michalak 36' c
van Niekerk (2) 45' c, 66' c
Kubriashvili 50' c
S. Armitage 57' c
D. Armitage 61' m
Wulf 74' c
Smith 79' m
Con: Michalak (6/7)
Wilkinson (1/2)
Pen: Michalak (1/1) 5'
Report
Stade Mayol, Toulon
Attendance: 13,935
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)

11 January 2013
20:00
Sale Sharks England 6–27 France Montpellier (1 BP)
Pen: Cipriani (2/2) 16', 36'
Report Try: Artru 9' c
Beattie 32' m
Berard 48' m
penalty try 77' c
Con: Paillaugue (1/3)
Escande (1/1)
Pen: Paillaugue (1/2) 46'
Salford City Stadium, Salford
Attendance: 6,088
Referee: Leighton Hodges (Wales)
12 January 2013
14:35
(1 BP) Toulon France 45–25 Wales Cardiff Blues (1 BP)
Try: Wulf 20' c
Chiocci 26' c
Orioli 35' m
Mermoz 42' c
Palisson 48' c
Bastareaud 53' m
Fresia 62' c
Con: Wilkinson (4/6)
Giteau (1/1)
Report Try: Halfpenny (2) 17' m, 80' c
Cuthbert 65' m
Hewitt 78' m
Con: Halfpenny (1/4)
Pen: Halfpenny (1/1) 1'
Stade Mayol, Toulon
Attendance: 13,509
Referee: JP Doyle (England)

19 January 2013
15:40
Cardiff Blues Wales 26–14 England Sale Sharks
Try: L. Williams 44' c
Paterson 73' c
Con: Halfpenny (2/2)
Pen: Halfpenny (4/6) 10', 25', 32', 80'
Report Try: Taylor 3' c
Croall 41' c
Con: Miller (2/2)
Arms Park, Cardiff
Attendance: 7,473
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)
19 January 2013
16:40
Montpellier France 23–3 France Toulon
Try: Combezou 8' c
Paillaugue 46' c
Con: Paillaugue (2/2)
Pen: Paillaugue (3/3) 15', 19', 22'
Report Pen: Wilkinson (1/2) 4'
Stade Yves-du-Manoir, Montpellier
Attendance: 14,370
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leinster open hat-trick bid against Exeter Chiefs". European Rugby Cup. 26 July 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "2012/13 Heineken Cup Pool Draw" (Press release). European Rugby Cup. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Heineken Cup Pool Draw. European Rugby Cup. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Key Tournament Rules". European Rugby Cup. Archived from the original on 8 October 2010. Retrieved 10 October 2010. 

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