2013–14 LV Cup

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2013–14 LV Cup
Tournament details
Countries  England
 Wales
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and knockout
Date 9 November 2013 – 16 March 2014
Tournament statistics
Teams 16
Matches played 35
Attendance 282,621 (8,075 per match)
Tries scored 168 (4.8 per match)
Final
Venue Sandy Park, Exeter[1]
Attendance 10,744
Champions Exeter Chiefs (1st title)
Runner-up Northampton Saints
Official website www.lv.com
2012–13 (Previous) (Next) 2014–15

The 2013–14 LV Cup (styled as the LV= Cup) is the 43rd season of England's national rugby union cup competition, and the ninth to follow the Anglo-Welsh format.

The competition consists of the four Welsh Pro 12 teams and the 12 English Premiership clubs arranged into pools consisting of three English and one Welsh team. English clubs have been allocated to the pools depending on their finish in the 2012-13 Aviva Premiership. Welsh regions have been allocated to the pools to avoid repeating fixtures from the Heineken and Amlin Challenge Cups where possible. Teams are guaranteed two home and two away pool matches, with teams in Pools 1 and 4 playing each other and teams in Pools 2 and 3 playing each other, with the top team from each pool qualifying for the semi finals.[2] The competition will take place during the Autumn Internationals window and during the Six Nations thus allowing teams to develop their squad players.

Harlequins are defending champions this season after claiming the cup with a 32-14 victory over Sale Sharks in the final at Sixways Stadium in Worcester.[3] It was the third victory for Harlequins in the competition, and the first since the current Anglo-Welsh format was adopted in 2005.

Pool stages[edit]

Points system[edit]

The points scoring system for the pool stages will be as follows:[4]

  • 4 points for a win
  • 2 points for a draw
  • 1 bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match (TB)
  • 1 bonus point for a loss by seven points or less (LB)

Pool 1 v Pool 4[edit]

Pool 1
Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
England Saracens 4 3 0 1 132 59 73 15 8 3 1 16
England Gloucester 4 2 0 2 69 54 15 8 7 1 1 10
England London Irish 4 1 0 3 83 100 −17 12 9 1 1 6
Wales Newport Gwent Dragons 4 1 0 3 49 92 −43 4 12 0 0 4
Updated 2 February 2014 Source: Premiership Rugby
Pool 4
Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
England Northampton Saints 4 4 0 0 126 56 70 15 4 2 0 18
England Newcastle Falcons 4 2 0 2 69 82 −13 7 8 1 0 9
Wales Scarlets 4 2 0 2 54 100 −46 6 13 0 0 8
England London Wasps 4 1 0 3 56 95 −39 8 14 0 1 5
Updated 2 February 2014 Source: Premiership Rugby

Round 1[edit]

8 November 2013
19:30
(BP) London Wasps England 21–24 England Saracens (BP)
Try: Everard 15' c
Cochrane 61' c
Jacobs 71' c
Con: Carlisle (3/3)
Report Try: Ransom 29' m
Tompkins 40' c
Barrington 51' c
Wilson 55' m
Con: Spencer (2/4)
Adams Park
Attendance: 5,200
Referee: Neil Hennesey (WRU)

8 November 2013
19:30
Scarlets Wales 21–13 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Try: Knight 57' m
McCusker 62' c
Con: Lewis (1/1)
Pen: Thomas (2/3) 7', 18'
Lewis (1/2) 73'
Report Try: Burton 66' c
Con: Burton (1/1)
Pen: Burton (1/3) 44'
R. Jones (1/1) 70'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 5,971
Referee: Matthew Carley (RFU)

9 November 2013
17:00
(BP) Northampton Saints England 33–6 England Gloucester
Try: K. Pisi (2) 23' m, 29' c
Day (2) 72' c, 78' m
Con: Dickson (1/2)
Olver (1/2)
Pen: Dickson (3/3) 4', 17', 53'
Report Pen: Burns (2/2) 7', 12'
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 12,870
Referee: Steve Lee (RFU)

10 November 2013
15:00
Newcastle Falcons England 29–21 England London Irish
Try: Fury 33' c
Mayhew 53' c
Con: Clegg (2/2)
Pen: Clegg (5/6) 6', 12', 17', 47', 71'
Report Try: Fowlie 13' m
Lewington 44' c
Con: Geraghty (1/2)
Pen: Geraghty (2/3) 19', 27'
Dorrian (1/1) 66'
Kingston Park
Attendance: 3,742
Referee: Darren Gamage (RFU)

Round 2[edit]

16 November 2013
12:00
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 20–8 England London Wasps
Try: Pewtner 30' c
Hewitt 71' c
Con: R. Jones (2/2)
Pen: R. Jones (2/2) 2', 21'
Report Try: Everard 27' m
Pen: Carlisle (1/2) 5'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,150
Referee: Steve Lee (RFU)

16 November 2013
16:30
Gloucester England 20–3 England Newcastle Falcons
Try: Cook 8' c
Tindall 61' c
Con: Burns (2/2)
Pen: Burns (2/3) 30', 42'
Report Pen: Clegg (1/1) 18'
Kingsholm
Attendance: 11,168
Referee: Neil Hennessy (WRU)

17 November 2013
15:00
London Irish England 18–39 England Northampton Saints
Try: Kenny 41' c
Low 58' m
Con: Dorrian (1/2)
Pen: Dorrian (2/3) 35', 40+1'
Report Try: Packman 26' c
Waller 37' c
Nutley 64' c
Con: Dickson (3/3)
Pen: Dickson (6/7) 3', 18', 21', 33', 54', 61'
Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 5,792
Referee: Rhys Thomas (WRU)

17 November 2013
15:00
(BP) Saracens England 51–10 Wales Scarlets
Try: Hankin 7' c
Wilson 12' c
Wray 39' c
George 47' c
Earle 71' c
Streather 78' c
Con: Spencer (4/4)
Mordt (2/2)
Pen: Spencer (3/3) 22', 30', 34'
Report Try: Harris 25' c
Con: Lewis (1/1)
Pen: Lewis (1/1) 20'
Allianz Park
Attendance: 4,166
Referee: Martin Fox (RFU)

Round 3[edit]

24 January 2014
19:30
Scarlets Wales 13–7 England Gloucester (BP)
Try: Hughes 33' m
A. Warren 76' m
Pen: Lewis (1/1) 59'
Report Try: B. Burns 54' c
Con: B. Burns (1/1)
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 5,487
Referee: Neil Hennessy (WRU)

25 January 2014
14:30
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 16–34 England Northampton Saints (BP)
Try: L. Jones 40' c
Con: Tovey (1/1)
Pen: Tovey (3/5) 12', 14', 26'
Report Try: Penalty try 21' c
Autagavaia 27' m
Haywood 45' c
Denman 52' m
Van Velze 68' c
Con: Dickson (3/5)
Pen: Dickson (1/1) 7'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 6,011
Referee: Andrew Small (RFU)

25 January 2014
15:00
London Wasps England 22–15 England London Irish (BP)
Try: Davies 3' c
Jackson 19' m
Bassett 23' c
Con: Carlisle (2/3)
Pen: Carlisle (1/2) 66'
Report Try: Tagicakibau 11' m
Hala'ufia 35' m
Hagan 62' m
Adams Park
Attendance: 5,039
Referee: Darren Gamage (RFU)

26 January 2014
15:00
(BP) Saracens England 41–8 England Newcastle Falcons
Try: Wray (2) 47' m, 51' c
Ransom 63' c
Jubb 78' c
Con: Spencer (3/4)
Pen: Spencer (5/5) 3', 9', 12', 21', 40+1'
Report Try: Catterick 14' m
Pen: Hodgson (1/3) 29'
Allianz Park
Attendance: 5,559
Referee: Greg MacDonald (RFU)

Round 4[edit]

31 January 2014
19:45
(BP) Newcastle Falcons England 29–0 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Try: Godman 6' c
Wilson (2) 19' m, 26' c
McKenzie 77' c
Con: Godman (2/3)
Clegg (1/1)
Pen: Godman (1/1) 40+1'
Report
Kingston Park
Attendance: 3,326
Referee: Daniel Jones (WRU)

1 February 2014
15:00
(BP) Gloucester England 36–5 England London Wasps
Try: Trinder (2) 13' m, 16' c
Cox (2) 19' c, 58' c
Murphy 72' c
Con: Cook (4/5)
Pen: Cook (1/2) 40+1'
Report Try: Johnson 23' m
Kingsholm
Attendance: 10,750
Referee: Greg MacDonald (RFU)

1 February 2014
15:00
Northampton Saints England 20–16 England Saracens (BP)
Try: Wilson 13' c
Manoa (2) 51' m, 69' m
Con: Hooley (1/2)
Pen: Hooley (1/2) 56'
Report Try: Spencer 33' c
Con: Spencer (1/1)
Pen: Spencer (3/3) 25', 59', 65'
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 13,256
Referee: JP Doyle (RFU)

1 February 2014
16:00
(BP) London Irish England 29–10 Wales Scarlets
Try: Fenby 3' m
Geraghty 25' c
Hagan 35' m
Tagicakibau 40' m
Dorrian 74' c
Con: Geraghty (1/4)
Humphreys (1/1)
Report Try: Earle 70' c
Con: Owen (1/1)
Pen: Lewis (1/1) 6'
Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 5,214
Referee: Steve Lee (RFU)

Pool 2 v Pool 3[edit]

Pool 2
Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
England Exeter Chiefs 4 3 0 1 112 67 45 13 9 2 0 14
England Sale Sharks 4 2 0 2 107 96 11 13 9 2 2 12
Wales Cardiff Blues 4 2 0 2 85 63 22 9 9 1 1 10
England Leicester Tigers 4 2 0 2 83 89 −6 8 11 1 0 9
Updated 2 February 2014 Source: Premiership Rugby
Pool 3
Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
England Bath 4 4 0 0 123 65 58 15 7 3 0 19
Wales Ospreys 4 1 0 3 88 132 −44 10 16 2 0 6
England Harlequins 4 1 0 3 56 91 −35 7 10 0 1 5
England Worcester Warriors 4 1 0 3 48 99 −51 6 10 0 1 5
Updated 2 February 2014 Source: Premiership Rugby

Round 1[edit]

8 November 2013
19:30
(BP) Cardiff Blues Wales 16–21 England Worcester Warriors
Try: Young 52' c
Con: Humberstone (1/1)
Pen: G. Davies (2/2) 8', 11'
Humberstone (1/2) 65'
Report Try: O'Donnell 12' c
Stephenson 26' c
Stelling 37' c
Con: Mieres (3/3)
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 6,823
Referee: Gwyn Morris (WRU)

8 November 2013
19:45
(BP) Leicester Tigers England 39–16 Wales Ospreys
Try: Waldrom 27' m
Harrison 61' c
Wells 69' m
Noone 79' c
Con: O. Williams (2/4)
Pen: O. Williams (5/6) 5', 7', 14', 43', 49'
Report Try: S. Williams 72' c
Con: S. Davies (1/1)
Pen: S. Davies (3/5) 16', 20', 33'
Welford Road
Attendance: 18,098
Referee: David Rose (RFU)

8 November 2013
19:45
(BP) Sale Sharks England 20–27 England Bath
Try: Paterson 28' c
Haley 76' c
Con: Ford (1/1)
Macleod (1/1)
Pen: Ford (1/1) 1'
Macleod (1/1) 69'
Report Try: Perenise 21' c
Banahan 63' c
Attwood 80+2' c
Con: Heathcote (3/3)
Pen: Heathcote (1/3) 37'
Drop: Heathcote 55'
Salford City Stadium
Attendance: 3,572
Referee: Simon Rees (WRU)

9 November 2013
15:00
Exeter Chiefs England 19–5 England Harlequins
Try: Naqelevuki 59' c
Con: Sweeney (1/1)
Pen: Sweeney (4/5) 7', 16', 46', 54'
Report Try: Sackey 4' m
Sandy Park
Attendance: 9,333
Referee: Dean Richards (RFU)

Round 2[edit]

15 November 2013
19:30
Ospreys Wales 13–21 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Spratt 37' c
Con: Morgan (1/1)
Pen: Morgan (2/3) 20', 27'
Report Try: Dacey 24' m
Cook 70' c
Con: Humberstone (1/2)
Pen: Humberstone (2/2) 7', 16'
Drop: Humberstone (1) 73
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 5,706
Referee: Greg MacDonald (RFU)

15 November 2013
19:45
(BP) Harlequins England 26–31 England Sale Sharks (BP)
Try: Botica 8' c
Walker 52' c
Con: Botica (2/2)
Pen: Botica (4/4) 40+2', 43', 62', 72'
Report Try: Seymour 17' c
Miller 33' c
Gaskell 47' c
Cipriani 68' c
Con: Macleod (4/4)
Pen: Macleod (1/1) 23'
The Stoop
Attendance: 12,049
Referee: Ian Tempest (RFU)

15 November 2013
19:45
(BP) Worcester Warriors England 18–21 England Leicester Tigers
Try: Symons 5' m
Abbott 16' m
Scotland-Williamson 79' m
Pen: Warwick (1/4) 52'
Report Try: Noone 45' m
Penalty try 67' c
Con: Williams (1/2)
Pen: Williams (2/3) 19', 33'
Drop: Williams 40'
Sixways
Attendance: 9,855
Referee: Gwyn Morris (WRU)

17 November 2013
13:00
(BP) Bath England 37–15 England Exeter Chiefs
Try: Banahan 1' c
Garvey 2' c
Roberts 32' c
Beech 70' c
Con: Ford (3/3)
Heathcote (1/1)
Pen: Ford (2/2) 39', 49'
Heathcote (1/1) 79'
Report Try: Phillips 59' m
Bateman 76' c
Con: Sweeney (1/1)
Pen: Slade (1/1) 7'
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 11,323
Referee: Andrew Small (RFU)

Round 3[edit]

25 January 2014
14:00
Sale Sharks England 20–6 England Worcester Warriors
Try: Easter 56' c
Ingall 70' c
Con: Ford (2/2)
Pen: Ford (2/2) 4', 41'
Report Pen: Davies (2/4) 49', 61'
Salford City Stadium
Attendance: 3,462
Referee: Steve Lee (RFU)

25 January 2014
15:00
(BP) Bath England 24–13 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Faosiliva 7' m
Young 26' c
Henson 48' c
Mercer 74' m
Con: Heathcote (2/4)
Report Try: Fish 76' c
Con: Humberstone (1/1)
Pen: Humberstone (2/3) 5', 35'
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 11,847
Referee: Dean Richards (RFU)

25 January 2014
15:00
(BP) Exeter Chiefs England 36–22 Wales Ospreys (BP)
Try: Cowan-Dickie (2) 14' m, 48' c
Scaysbrook 44' c
Phillips 59' c
Armand 70' c
Con: Sweeney (4/5)
Pen: Sweeney (1/1) 22'
Report Try: Howells 8' m
Allen 17' m
Jenkins 51' c
Grabham 55' m
Con: Morgan (1/4)
Sandy Park
Attendance: 8,760
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)

25 January 2014
15:00
Harlequins England 20–6 England Leicester Tigers
Try: Sackey 11' m
Fa'asavalu 17' m
Guest 51' c
Con: Botica (1/3)
Pen: Botica (1/2) 37'
Report Pen: Lamb (2) 4', 32'
The Stoop
Attendance: 7,842
Referee: Gwyn Morris (WRU)

Round 4[edit]

31 January 2014
19:05
(BP) Cardiff Blues Wales 35–5 England Harlequins
Try: Paulo 29' c
Evans 34' c
Fish 42' c
T Williams 46' c
Breeze 79' c
Con: Humberstone (5/5)
Report Try: Lindsay-Hague 39' m
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 5,967
Referee: Matthew Carley (RFU)

31 January 2014
19:30
(BP) Ospreys Wales 37–36 England Sale Sharks (2 BP)
Try: Natoga (3) 8' c, 45' c, 80' c
Baker 60' c
Con: Davies (4/4)
Pen: Davies (3/3) 7', 21', 67'
Report Try: Fihaki (3) 2' c, 12' c, 35' c
Ingall 30' c
Haley 47' m
Con: Ford (4/5)
Pen: Ford (1/1) 54'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 3,189
Referee: Craig Evans (WRU)

31 January 2014
19:45
Leicester Tigers England 17–35 England Bath (BP)
Try: Matera 8' c
Scully 22' c
Con: Williams (2/2)
Pen: Williams (1/2) 31'
Report Try: Fa'osiliva 16' m
Banahan 35' c
Devoto 58' c
Fearns 66' c
Con: Henson (3/4)
Pen: Henson (3/3) 1', 26', 52'
Welford Road
Attendance: 20,616
Referee: Wayne Barnes (RFU)

1 February 2014
15:00
Worcester Warriors England 3–42 England Exeter Chiefs (BP)
Pen: Pennell (1/1) 27'
Report Try: James 4' m
Steenson 37' c
Thomas (2) 68' c, 77' c
Sweeney 79' c
Con: Steenson (4/5)
Pen: Steenson (3/4) 21', 24', 48'
Sixways
Attendance: 5,447
Referee: Leighton Hodges (WRU)

Knock–out stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
9 March – Recreation Ground
  England Bath 19  
  England Exeter Chiefs 22  
 
16 March – Sandy Park
      England Exeter Chiefs 15
    England Northampton Saints 8
8 March – Franklin's Gardens
  England Northampton Saints 26
  England Saracens 7  

Qualification criteria[edit]

The top teams from each pool qualify for the knockout stages. The pool winners will be decided by the following criteria:[4]

1. The pool winner will be the club with the highest number of match points in each pool. The pool winners will be ranked 1 to 4 by reference to the number of match points earned in the pools.
2. If two or more clubs in the same pool end the pool stage equal on match points, then the order in which they have finished will be determined by:
i. the greater number of matches won by the club and
ii. if the number of matches won is equal, the club with the greater total number of tries scored and
iii. if the total number of tries scored is equal, the club with the greater points difference (points scored for, less points scored against) and
iv. if the points difference is equal, the club with the fewer number of red cards and
v. if the number of red cards is the same, by the toss a coin.

Each of the four qualifying clubs shall be ranked as above and shall play each other as follows:

Semi-final 1 – 1st ranked club v 4th ranked club
Semi-final 2 – 2nd ranked club v 3rd ranked club

The first club listed in each of the semi-final matches shall be the home club.

Qualifiers
Rank Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 England Bath 4 4 0 0 123 65 58 15 7 3 0 19
2 England Northampton Saints 4 4 0 0 126 56 70 15 4 2 0 18
3 England Saracens 4 3 0 1 132 59 73 15 8 3 1 16
4 England Exeter Chiefs 4 3 0 1 112 67 45 13 9 2 0 14

Semi-finals[edit]

8 March 2014
12:30
Northampton Saints England 26 – 7 England Saracens
Try: G Pisi (3) 51' m, 64' m, 77' c
Con: Myler (1/3)
Pen: Hooley (2/2) 5', 9'
Drop: Myler 59'
Report Try: Ransom 20' c
Con: Spencer (1/1)
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 11,062
Referee: Leighton Hodges (WRU)

9 March 2014
13:00
Bath England 19 – 22 England Exeter Chiefs
Try: Houston 1' c
Con: Heathcote (1/1)
Pen: Heathcote (4/5) 19', 35', 47', 63'
Report Try: Arscott (2) 26' m, 51' c
Vainikolo 57' c
Con: Slade (2/3)
Pen: Slade (1/3) 8'
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 9,225
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth (RFU)

Final[edit]

16 March 2014
15:00
Exeter Chiefs England 15–8 England Northampton Saints
Try: Whitehead 3' m
Mumm 49' c
Con: Slade (1/2)
Pen: Slade (1/1) 36'
Report Try: Manoa 69' m
Pen: Dickson (1/1) 11'
Sandy Park, Exeter[1]
Attendance: 10,744
  • In previous seasons, the winner of the Anglo-Welsh Cup (if English) was awarded with a place in the following season's Heineken Cup. This is no longer the case with the advent of the Rugby Champions Cup.[5]


See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Exeter Chiefs: Sandy Park to host LV= Cup final". BBC. 5 November 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Blues to face Worcester, Bath, Harlequins and Ospreys in LV=Cup". Premiership Rugby. 17 July 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Harlequins 32-14 Sale Sharks". Premiership Rugby. 17 March 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "About the LV= Cup". LV=. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Future of European Rugby resolved" (Press release). Rugby Football Union. 10 April 2014. Retrieved 10 April 2014.