2014–15 European Rugby Champions Cup pool stage

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2014–15 European Rugby Champions Cup pool stage
Season 2014–15 European Rugby Champions Cup
Date 17 October 2014 – January 2015
Qualifiers
Seed 1 France Racing Métro
Seed 2 France Toulon
Seed 3 France Clermont
Seed 4 Ireland Leinster
Seed 5 England Bath
Seed 6 England Northampton Saints
Seed 7 England Wasps
Seed 8 England Saracens
2013–14
(Previous)
2015–16
(Next)

The 2014–15 European Rugby Champions Cup pool stage was the first stage of the 20th season of European club rugby union, and the first to be organised under the new European Rugby Champions Cup format, which replaced the Heineken Cup as the top European competition for clubs.

It involved 20 teams competing, across 5 pools of 4 teams, for 8 quarter-final places – which were awarded to the 5 pool winners and the 3 top-ranked pool runners-up.

The pool stage began on the weekend of 17–19 October 2014, and was completed on the weekend of 23–25 January 2015.

Seeding[edit]

The 20 teams were seeded through a new system based solely on clubs' performance in their domestic leagues for the previous season, whereas the previous tournament, the Heineken Cup, seeded teams based on performance in European competition over 4 previous seasons.

  • English teams were seeded by performance in the 2013–14 Aviva Premiership. Club seeding was based on regular season competition (Rounds 1 – 22) only.
  • French teams were seeded by performance in the 2013–14 Top 14. Clubs were seeded based on performance in the regular season and subsequent play-off phase
  • Irish, Italian, Scottish and Welsh teams were seeded by performance in the 2013–14 Pro12. Clubs were seeded based on performance in the regular season and subsequent play-offs.

Where teams were seeded based on play-off performance, if teams were eliminated in the same round of a knock-out tournament, their league position at the end of the regular season determined which team received a higher seed.

Rank Top 14 Premiership Pro 12
1 France Toulon England Saracens Ireland Leinster Rugby
2 France Castres Olympique England Northampton Saints Scotland Glasgow Warriors
3 France Montpellier England Leicester Tigers Ireland Munster
4 France Racing Métro England Harlequins Ireland Ulster
5 France Clermont England Bath Wales Ospreys
6 France Toulouse England Sale Sharks Wales Scarlets
7 England Wasps Italy Benetton Treviso

Teams were then placed into 4 Tiers, each containing 5 teams, based on their seeding. A draw determined which two second seeded teams completed Tier 1, and based on this, the fourth seeded teams were allocated to either Tier 2 and Tier 3.

The brackets show each team's seeding and their league (for example, 1 Top 14 indicates the team was seeded 1st from the Top 14).

Tier 1 Ireland Leinster (1 Pro12) England Saracens (1 AP) France Toulon (1 Top 14) England Northampton Saints (2 AP) Scotland Glasgow Warriors (2 Pro12)
Tier 2 France Castres Olympique (2 Top 14) Ireland Munster (3 Pro12) England Leicester Tigers (3 AP) France Montpellier (3 Top 14) France Racing Métro (4 Top14)
Tier 3 England Harlequins (4 AP) Ireland Ulster (4 Pro12) Wales Ospreys (5 Pro12) England Bath (5 AP) France Clermont (5 Top 14)
Tier 4 Wales Scarlets (6 Pro12) England Sale Sharks (6 AP) France Toulouse (6 Top 14) England Wasps (7 Play-off) Italy Benetton Treviso (7 Pro12)

Pool stage[edit]

The draw took place on 10 June 2014, at the Stade de la Maladière in Neuchâtel.[1][2]

Teams played each other twice, both at home and away, in the group stage, that began on the weekend of 17–19 October 2014, and continued through to 23–25 January 2015.[3]

The pool stage of the competition used the same competition point system as previous European competitions, where, based on the result of the match, teams receive:[4]

  • 4 points for a win,
  • 2 points for a draw,
  • 1 attacking bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match,
  • 1 defensive bonus point for losing a match by seven points or less.

Based on these competition points, the five pool winners from each group progressed to the quarter-finals, along with the three best pool runners-up from the competition. If at any point in the competition there was a tie between two or more teams from the same pool, the following criteria were used as tie-breakers:[4]

  1. The club with the greater number of competition points from only matches involving tied teams.
  2. If equal, the club that scored the most tries in those matches.
  3. If equal, the club with the best aggregate points difference from those matches.

If this did not separate teams, and/or the tie related to teams that did not played each other (i.e., in different pools), the following tie breakers were used:

  1. The club that scored the most tries in the pool stage.
  2. If equal, the club with the best aggregate points difference from the pool stage.
  3. If equal, the club with the fewest players suspended in the pool stage.
  4. If equal, the drawing of lots will determine a club's ranking.

Fixtures were announced on Thursday 14 August 2014. Alongside the exact dates and kick-off times for rounds 1 and 2.[5] Exact times for Rounds 3 and 4 were announced 10 October 2014, and for Rounds 5 and 6 were announced 19 December 2014.

Key to colours
     Winner of each pool, advance to quarter-finals.
     Three highest-scoring second-place teams advance to quarter-finals.

Pool 1[edit]

Team
P W D L PF PA Diff TF TA TB LB Pts
France Clermont (3) 6 5 0 1 140 80 +60 14 6 1 1 22
England Saracens (8) 6 4 0 2 119 95 +24 12 10 1 0 17
Ireland Munster 6 3 0 3 144 114 +30 15 11 1 2 15
England Sale Sharks 6 0 0 6 82 196 −114 8 22 0 2 2
18 October 2014
13:00
(1 BP) Sale Sharks England 26–27 Ireland Munster
Try: Lund 23' c
Leota 28' c
Con: Cipriani (2/2) 25', 29'
Pen: Cipriani (4/4) 6', 15', 18', 68'
Report Try: Kilcoyne 9' c
Conway 55' c
Murray 64' c
Con: Keatley (3/3) 10', 56', 65'
Pen: Keatley (1/1) 71'
Drop: Keatley (1/1) 80'
AJ Bell Stadium
Attendance: 9,879
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (FFR)
18 October 2014
15:15
(1 BP) Saracens England 30–23 France Clermont (1 BP)
Try: Ashton (2) 3' m, 62' c
Strettle (2) 27' m, 48' c
Con: Hodgson (2/4) 49', 63'
Pen: Hodgson (2/3) 44', 56'
Report Try: Guildford (2) 9' c, 46' c
Con: Lopez (2/2) 9', 47'
Pen: Lopez (2/3) 14', 51'
Drop: Lopez (1/1) 45'
Allianz Park
Attendance: 9,902
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)

24 October 2014
19:45
Munster Ireland 14–3 England Saracens
Try: Kilcoyne 60' m
Pen: Keatley (2/5) 26', 53'
Drop: Keatley (1/1) 65'
Report Pen: Farrell (1/1) 37'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 26,000
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (FFR)
26 October 2014
16:15
(1 BP) Clermont France 35–3 England Sale Sharks
Try: Abendanon 15' c
Nalaga (2) 52' c, 74' c
Rougerie 76' c
Con: Lopez (3/4) 15', 74', 76'
Pen: Lopez (3/3) 27', 31', 50'
Report Pen: Cipriani (1/1) 18'
Stade Marcel-Michelin
Attendance: 17,591
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)

6 December 2014
13:00
(1 BP) Sale Sharks England 15–19 England Saracens
Try: Lund 7' c
Ostrikov 61' m
Con: Cipriani (1/2) 7'
Pen: Cipriani (1/1) 32'
Report Try: Farrell 14' m
Vunipola 44' m
Pen: Hodgson (1/1) 4'
Farrell (1/1) 35'
Drop: Farrell (1/2) 65'
AJ Bell Stadium
Attendance: 7,053
Referee: Leighton Hodges (WRU)
6 December 2014
17:30
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 9–16 France Clermont
Pen: Keatley (3/3) 15', 26', 61'
Report Try: Lee 1' m
Fofana 21' m
Pen: Lopez (1/2) 30'
Drop: Lopez (1/1) 34'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 25,600
Referee: Wayne Barnes (RFU)

13 December 2014
17:15
Saracens England 28–15 England Sale Sharks
Try: Goode 35' m
Ransom 57' c
B. Vunipola 74' c
Con: Farrell (2/3) 59', 75'
Pen: Farrell (2/2) 13', 18'
Report Try: Hines 21' m
Lewis-Roberts 78' c
Con: Ford (1/1) 80'
Pen: Macleod (1/1) 40'
Allianz Park
Attendance: 7,561
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (FFR)
14 December 2014
16:15
Clermont France 26–19 Ireland Munster (1 BP)
Try: Chouly (2) 18' m, 72' m
Nakaitaci 40' c
Con: Lopez (1/3) 40'
Pen: Lopez (3/4) 26', 45', 59'
Report Try: Casey 75' c
Con: Keatley (1/1) 75'
Pen: Keatley (4/4) 5', 12', 42', 82'
Stade Marcel-Michelin
Attendance: 17,723
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

17 January 2015
13:00
Saracens England 33–10 Ireland Munster
Try: Wyles 20' c
Ashton (2) 35' c, 73' c
Con: Farrell (3/3) 22', 36', 74'
Pen: Farrell (4/5) 8', 29', 40', 57'
Report Try: Hurley 69' c
Con: Keatley (1/1) 69'
Pen: Keatley (1/1) 32'
Allianz Park
Attendance: 9,999
Referee: Romain Poite (FFR) /
Christophe Berdos (FFR)
  • Note: Original referee Poite, was injured during the 73rd minute, and Berdos replaced him for remainder of the match.
17 January 2015
17:30
Sale Sharks England 13–22 France Clermont
Try: Penalty try 50' c
Con: Cipriani (1/1) 51'
Pen: Cipriani (2/3) 12', 64'
Report Try: Lee 75' c
Con: Lopez (1/1) 76'
Pen: Lopez (5/5) 9', 37', 56', 60', 68'
AJ Bell Stadium
Attendance: 6,108
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)

25 January 2015
15:15
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 65–10 England Sale Sharks
Try: Zebo (2) 1' c, 67' m
Earls 41' c
Penalty try 53' c
Howard 64' c
Conway (2) 68' m, 79' c
O'Donnell 72' c
Williams 76' c
Con: Keatley (4/5) 2', 41', 54', 65'
Hanrahan (3/4) 73', 77', 80'
Pen: Keatley (2/3) 6', 10'
Report Try: Arscott 11' c
Con: Macleod (1/1) 12'
Pen: Macleod (1/1) 8'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 17,685
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
25 January 2015
16:15
Clermont France 18–6 England Saracens
Try: Abendanon 30' c
Debaty 52' m
Con: Lopez (1/2) 31'
Pen: Lopez (1/1) 7'
James (1/1) 77'
Report Pen: Hodgson (2/3) 39', 49'
Stade Marcel-Michelin
Attendance: 17,787
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)

Pool 2[edit]

Team
P W D L PF PA Diff TF TA TB LB Pts
Ireland Leinster (4) 6 4 1 1 148 101 +47 13 9 1 1 20
England Wasps (7) 6 3 1 2 155 105 +50 18 12 2 2 18
England Harlequins 6 4 0 2 135 99 +36 13 7 1 1 18
France Castres Olympique 6 0 0 6 86 219 −133 10 26 0 1 1
17 October 2014
19:45
Harlequins England 25–9 France Castres Olympique
Try: Care 65' c
Con: Evans (1/1) 66'
Pen: Evans (6/6) 22', 44', 53', 60', 74', 77'
Report Pen: Kockott (3/3) 6', 50', 68'
The Stoop
Attendance: 12,618
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)
19 October 2014
17:15
Leinster Ireland 25–20 England Wasps (1 BP)
Try: Fanning (2) 28' m, 52' c
Ryan 61' c
Con: Madigan (2/3) 53', 61'
Pen: Madigan (2/2) 6', 40'
Report Try: Leiua 23' c
Wade 34' c
Con: Goode (2/2) 24', 35'
Pen: Goode (2/3) 12', 21'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 17,558
Referee: Leighton Hodges (WRU)

26 October 2014
14:00
(1 BP) Castres Olympique France 16–21 Ireland Leinster
Try: Taumoepeau 5' c
Con: Palis (1/1) 6'
Pen: Palis (3/4) 42', 53', 56'
Report Pen: Madigan (7/9) 16', 25',37', 63', 70', 76', 79'
Stade Pierre-Antoine
Attendance: 9,387
Referee: Greg Garner (RFU)
26 October 2014
17:15
(1 BP) Wasps England 16–23 England Harlequins
Try: Simpson 31' c
Con: Goode (1/1) 32'
Pen: Goode (3/3) 19', 49', 58'
Report Try: Matthews 38' c
Penalty try 62' c
Con: N.Evans (2/2) 38', 63'
Pen: N.Evans (3/5) 11', 21', 42'
Adams Park
Attendance: 6,739
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)

7 December 2014
14:00
Castres Olympique France 17–32 England Wasps (1 BP)
Try: Bonello 10' c
Lamerat 33' c
Con: Kockott (2/2) 11', 34'
Pen: Dumora (1/1) 66'
Report Try: Miller 5' c
Hughes 13' m
Penalty try 70' c
Tagicakibau 74' c
Con: Goode (3/4) 6'. 71', 74'
Pen: Goode (2/2) 26', 69'
Stade Pierre-Antoine
Attendance: 7,204
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)
7 December 2014
15:15
Harlequins England 24–18 Ireland Leinster (1 BP)
Try: Easter 53' c
Tikoirotuma 59' m
Con: Swiel (1/2) 53'
Pen: Evans (1/1) 7'
Swiel (2/3) 19', 35'
Drop: Care (1/1) 74'
Report Pen: Madigan (6/6) 4', 25', 39', 47', 67', 70'
The Stoop
Attendance: 14,800
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (FFR)

13 December 2014
19:45
Leinster Ireland 14–13 England Harlequins (1 BP)
Try: Boss 30' m
Con: Madigan (0/1)
Pen: Madigan (3/4) 25', 37', 71'
Report Try: Brown 56' c
Con: Swiel (1/1) 57'
Pen: Swiel (2/4) 45', 66'
Aviva Stadium
Attendance: 38,500
Referee: Romain Poite (FFR)
14 December 2014
13:00
(1 BP) Wasps England 44–17 France Castres Olympique
Try: Cooper-Woolley 4' m
Hughes 23' m
Varndell (2) 31' m, 56' m
Jacobs (2) 38' c, 80' c
Thompson 73' m
Con: Goode (1/5) 38'
Lozowski (2/2) 74', 80+1'
Pen: Goode (1/2) 7'
Report Try: Rallier 29' m
Evans 53' m
Houerie 77' c
Con: Palis (1/1) 78'
Adams Park
Attendance: 6,507
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)

Note:

  • This was Wasps' last match played at Adams Park, their home ground since 2002, before moving to Ricoh Arena.

17 January 2015
17:30
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 50–8 France Castres Olympique
Try: D. Kearney 2' c
Moore 27' c
Reddan 35' c
Cronin 39' c
Furlong 56' c
Fanning 67' m
McGrath 77' c
Con: Madigan (6/7) 4', 28', 36', 40', 57', 78'
Pen: Madigan (1/1) 23'
Report Try: Martial 69' m
Pen: Kockott (1/1) 21'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 18,018
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
17 January 2015
19:45
Harlequins England 3–23 England Wasps
Pen: Botica (1/1) 45'
Report Try: Wade 11' c
Simpson 19' c
Con: Goode (2/2) 11', 20'
Pen: Goode (2/2) 3', 41'
Daly (1/1) 53'
The Stoop
Attendance: 14,132
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

24 January 2015
13:00
Wasps England 20–20 Ireland Leinster
Try: Mullan 61' c
Hughes 68' c
Con: Goode (2/2) 62', 70'
Pen: Goode (2/3) 6', 31'
Report Try: McFadden 2' c
Boss 37' c
Con: Madigan (2/2) 4', 38'
Pen: Madigan (1/5) 20'
Gopperth (1/1) 29'
Ricoh Arena
Attendance: 23,493
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (FFR)
24 January 2015
14:00
Castres Olympique France 19–47 England Harlequins (1 BP)
Try: Dupont 19' c
Cabannes 33' c
Beattie 65' m
Con: Dumora (2/3) 20', 34'
Report Try: Marler 11' c
Walker 25' c
Care 40+3' c
Clifford 48' c
Lambert 56' c
Yarde 58' m
Lowe 78' c
Con: Evans (6/7) 12', 26', 40+4', 49', 57', 79'
Stade Pierre-Antoine
Attendance: 6,800
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (IRFU)

Pool 3[edit]

Team
P W D L PF PA Diff TF TA TB LB Pts
France Toulon (2) 6 5 0 1 181 89 +92 19 9 1 1 22
England Leicester Tigers 6 3 0 3 108 126 −18 12 15 1 0 13
Ireland Ulster 6 2 0 4 116 146 −30 16 15 3 1 12
Wales Scarlets 6 2 0 4 90 134 −44 8 16 0 0 8
18 October 2014
19:45
Leicester Tigers England 25–18 Ireland Ulster (1 BP)
Try: O. Williams 15' c
Kitchener 28' m
Burns 31' c
Con: Burns (1/2) 16'
O. Williams (1/1) 33'
Pen: O. Williams (2/2) 44', 62'
Report Try: Bowe 55'c
Van der Merwe 66' m
Con: Jackson (1/2) 56'
Pen: Jackson (2/3) 8', 48'
Welford Road
Attendance: 19,943
Referee: Romain Poite (FFR)
19 October 2014
16:15
Toulon France 28–18 Wales Scarlets
Try: Giteau 18' m
Mermoz 31' c
S. Armitage 72' c
Con: Halfpenny (2/3) 31', 72'
Pen: Halfpenny (3/3) 7', 40', 66'
Report Try: Barclay 27' c
K. Phillips 80' m
Con: Priestland (1/2) 28'
Pen: Priestland (2/3) 15', 37'
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 14,391
Referee: JP Doyle (RFU)

25 October 2014
13:00
Ulster Ireland 13–23 France Toulon
Try: Gilroy 77' c
Con: Jackson (1/1) 77'
Pen: Jackson (2/2) 21', 46'
Report Try: Habana 40' c
D. Armitage 58' c
Con: Halfpenny (2/2) 40', 59'
Pen: Halfpenny (3/5) 9', 13', 39'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 16,931
Referee: Wayne Barnes (RFU)
25 October 2014
19:45
Scarlets Wales 15–3 England Leicester Tigers
Try: Robinson 17' m
A. Davies 61' c
Con: S. Shingler (1/2) 62'
Pen: S. Shingler (1/2) 31'
Report Pen: Williams (1/2) 13'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 8,235
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)

6 December 2014
19:45
(1 BP) Ulster Ireland 24–9 Wales Scarlets
Try: Cave 14' c
Pienaar 18' c
Bowe 59' m
Best 68' m
Con: Humphreys (2/4) 15', 19'
Report Pen: Priestland (3/4) 3', 29', 55'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 15,946
Referee: Luke Pearce (RFU)
7 December 2014
17:30
Leicester Tigers England 25–21 France Toulon (1 BP)
Try: Thorn 18' c
Con: O. Williams (1/1) 20'
Pen: O. Williams (6/8) 6', 15', 45', 57', 64', 79'
Report Try: Habana 34' c
Mitchell 49' m
Con: Sánchez (1/2) 35'
Pen: Sánchez (3/4) 22', 31', 69'
Welford Road
Attendance: 22,114
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

13 December 2014
16:15
Toulon France 23–8 England Leicester Tigers
Try: Williams 10' c
Bastareaud 54' c
Con: Halfpenny (2/2) 11', 55'
Pen: Halfpenny (3/4) 5', 14', 24'
Report Try: Scully 26' m
Pen: O. Williams (1/2) 57'
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 15,045
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)
14 December 2014
17:15
Scarlets Wales 22–13 Ireland Ulster
Try: J. Davies 78' c
Con: Priestland (1/1) 79'
Pen: Priestland (5/8) 11', 19', 28', 33', 60'
Report Try: Cave 41' c
Con: Humphreys (1/1) 42'
Pen: Pienaar (2/3) 69', 72'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 7,230
Referee: JP Doyle (RFU)

16 January 2015
19:45
(1 BP) Leicester Tigers England 40–23 Wales Scarlets
Try: Benjamin 9' c
Crane 14' c
Thompstone 46' m
T. Youngs (2) 52' c, 57' c
Harrison 68' c
Con: Burns (4/5) 10', 15', 53', 58'
Williams (1/1) 69'
Report Try: R. Evans 33' m
Robinson (2) 59' m, 73' c
Con: S. Shingler (1/2) 74'
Pen: Priestland (2/2) 5', 20'
Welford Road
Attendance: 18,913
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (FFR)
17 January 2015
16:15
(1 BP) Toulon France 60–22 Ireland Ulster (1 BP)
Try: Sánchez 2' c
Habana 31' c
Bastareaud 36' c
Castrogiovanni 49' c
S. Armitage (3) 57' c, 64' c, 78' m
Gorgodze 59' c
Con: Halfpenny (7/8) 3', 32', 37', 51', 58', 60', 65'
Pen: Halfpenny (2/2) 9', 18'
Report Try: Jackson 11' m
McComish (2) 21' m, 76' c
Payne 68' m
Con: Pienaar (1/2) 77'
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 13,781
Referee: Leighton Hodges (WRU)

24 January 2015
17:30
Scarlets Wales 3–26 France Toulon
Pen: S. Shingler (1/1) 29'
Report Try: Bastareaud 3' c
Habana 50' c
Con: Halfpenny (2/2) 4', 52'
Pen: Halfpenny (3/4) 9', 18', 33'
Drop: Halfpenny 21'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 9,267
Referee: Wayne Barnes (RFU)
24 January 2015
17:30
(1 BP) Ulster Ireland 26–7 England Leicester Tigers
Try: Cave (3) 19' m, 38' c, 42' c,
Gilroy 49' c
Con: Pienaar (3/4) 38', 44', 51'
Report Try: Thompstone 53' c
Con: Burns (1/1) 54'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 15,659
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (FFR)

Pool 4[edit]

Team
P W D L PF PA Diff TF TA TB LB Pts
England Bath (5) 6 4 0 2 146 108 +38 15 15 2 1 19
France Toulouse 6 4 0 2 126 124 +2 11 10 0 1 17
Scotland Glasgow Warriors 6 3 0 3 108 84 +24 11 6 1 2 15
France Montpellier 6 1 0 5 90 154 −64 9 15 0 2 6
18 October 2014
15:15
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 37–10 England Bath
Try: Bennett (2) 10' c 70' c
Maitland 28'
Seymour 36'
Matawalu 65' c
Con: Weir (3/5) 11', 67', 71'
Pen: Weir (2/3) 17', 23'
Report Try: Joseph 12'
Con: Ford (1/1) 13'
Pen: Ford (1/1) 3'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 6,746
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (FFR)
19 October 2014
14:00
Toulouse France 30–23 France Montpellier (1 BP)
Try: Huget (2) 39' c, 53' c
Doussain 65' c
Con: McAlister (1/1) 40'
Flood (2/2) 54', 67'
Pen: McAlister (2/3) 10', 37'
Flood (1/2) 79'
Report Try: Nagusa 33' c
Olivier 50' c
Con: Iribaren (1/1) 34'
Selponi (1/1) 52'
Pen: Iribaren (2/2) 7', 62'
Paillaugue (1/1) 80'
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 14,500
Referee: Wayne Barnes (RFU)

25 October 2014
15:15
(1 BP) Bath England 19–21 France Toulouse
Try: Batty 74' c
Con: Ford (1/1) 74'
Pen: Ford (3/3) 4', 45', 52'
Drop: Ford (1/1) 30'
Report Try: Clerc 13' c
Harinordoquy 47' c
Medard 64' c
Con: Flood (2/2) 14', 48'
McAlister (1/1) 65'
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 13,360
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)
25 October 2014
17:15
(1 BP) Montpellier France 13–15 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Try: Penalty try 80+5'
Con: Iribaren (1/1) 80+5'
Pen: Paillaugue (1/4) 15', 31'
Report Pen: Russell (5/5) 1', 12', 18', 59', 63'
Altrad Stadium
Attendance: 11,089
Referee: JP Doyle (RFU)

5 December 2014
20:45
Montpellier France 5–30 England Bath
Try: Tulou 68' m
Report Try: Thomas 34' c
Penalty try 38' c
Houston 49' c
Con: Ford (3/3) 35', 39', 50'
Pen: Ford (2/3) 22', 29'
Drop: Ford (1/1) 10'
Altrad Stadium
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)
7 December 2014
16:15
Toulouse France 19–11 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Try: Médard 41' c
Con: Bézy (1/1) 41'
Pen: Bézy (4/4) 18', 36', 40', 62'
Report Try: Matawalu 77' m
Pen: Russell (2/2) 24', 54'
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 16,670
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)

12 December 2014
19:45
(1 BP) Bath England 32–12 France Montpellier
Try: Banahan (3) 4' c, 13' c, 51' m
Agulla 78' c
Con: Ford (3/4) 3', 14', 78'
Pen: Ford (2/2) 6', 43'
Report Try: Tulou 61' m
Ivaldi 73' c
Con: Paillaugue (1/2) 74'
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 13,282
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
13 December 2014
13:00
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 9–12 France Toulouse
Pen: Russell (1/3) 12'
Weir (2/2) 65', 73'
Report Pen: Bézy (4/4) 8', 20', 48', 58'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 6,894
Referee: Wayne Barnes (RFU)

18 January 2015
13:00
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 21–10 France Montpellier
Try: Van der Merwe (3) 12' c, 57' c, 68' c
Con: Russell (3/3) 13', 58', 69'
Report Try: Privat 18' c
Con: Lucas (1/1) 19'
Pen: Lucas (1/1) 6'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 6,056
Referee: Luke Pearce (RFU)
18 January 2015
16:15
Toulouse France 18–35 England Bath (1 BP)
Try: Maestri 12' c
Huget 35' m
Con: Flood (1/2) 13'
Pen: Flood (2/2) 39', 47'
Report Try: Banahan 6' c
Cook 23' m
Joseph 26' c
Louw 70' c
Con: Ford (3/4) 7', 27', 72'
Pen: Ford (3/3) 1', 33', 80+1'
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 16,061
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)

25 January 2015
13:00
Bath England 20–15 Scotland Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Penalty try (2) 52' c, 66' c
Con: Ford (1/1) 52'
Devoto (1/1) 66'
Pen: Ford (2/4) 29', 34'
Report Try: Dunbar 4' c
Vernon 48' m
Con: Russell (1/2) 5'
Pen: Russell (1/1) 55'
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 13,349
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)
25 January 2015
14:00
Montpellier France 27–26 France Toulouse (1 BP)
Try: Dupont (2) 45' c, 48' m
Con: Lucas (1/2) 46'
Pen: Lucas (3/4) 2', 31', 67'
Paillaugue (2/2) 25', 61'
Report Try: Poitrenaud 28' c
Flood 42' c
Con: McAlister (1/1) 29'
Flood (1/1) 43'
Pen: McAlister (2/4) 33', 40'
Flood (2/2) 58', 65'
Altrad Stadium
Attendance: 10,467
Referee: Greg Garner (RFU)

Pool 5[edit]

Team
P W D L PF PA Diff TF TA TB LB Pts
France Racing Métro (1) 6 5 1 0 168 69 +99 20 7 2 0 24
England Northampton Saints (6) 6 4 0 2 178 82 +96 25 8 3 0 19
Wales Ospreys 6 1 1 4 110 121 −11 11 13 1 2 8
Italy Benetton Treviso 6 1 0 5 62 246 −184 8 36 0 0 4
18 October 2014
18:15
Racing Métro 92 France 20–11 England Northampton Saints
Try: Dumoulin 4' c
Andreu 79' c
Con: Sexton (1/1) 37'
Goosen (1/1) 80'
Pen: Sexton (2/3) 37', 68'
Report Try: Dowson 75' m
Pen: Myler (2/2) 30', 43'
Stade Yves-du-Manoir
Attendance: 9,180
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)
19 October 2014
13:00
(1 BP) Ospreys Wales 42–7 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: Hassler 21' c
Webb 33' c
D. Evans (2) 46' c, 62' m
Baker 53' m
Con: Biggar (4/5) 22', 34', 47', 54'
Pen: Biggar (3/3) 5', 8', 13'
Report Try: Nitoglia 77' c
Con: Carlisle (1/1) 77'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 7,625
Referee: Pascal Gauzère (FFR)

25 October 2014
17:15
(1 BP) Northampton Saints England 34–6 Wales Ospreys
Try: North (4) 16' c, 30' c, 54' c, 76' c
Con: Myler (4/4) 17', 31', 55', 78'
Pen: Myler (2/2) 4', 37'
Report Pen: Biggar (2/5) 9', 47'
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 13,362
Referee: Romain Poite (FFR)
26 October 2014
18:15
Benetton Treviso Italy 10–26 France Racing Métro 92
Try: Nitoglia 62' c
Con: Hayward (1/1) 63'
Pen: Hayward (1/2) 21'
Report Try: Chavancy 42' c
Lauret 74' c
Con: Sexton (2/2) 43', 75'
Pen: Sexton (4/4) 9', 33', 56', 67'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 3,711
Referee: Luke Pearce (RFU)

6 December 2014
14:00
Benetton Treviso Italy 15–38 England Northampton Saints (1 BP)
Try: Nitoglia 56' c
Carlisle 72' m
Con: Carlisle (1/2) 56'
Pen: Carlisle (1/2) 18'
Report Try: Manoa 9' c
Waller 33' m
Foden 47' c
Burrell 49' c
Penalty try 64' c
Pisi 80' m
Con: Myler (4/6) 9', 47', 49', 64'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 3,786
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (IRFU)
6 December 2014
15:15
Ospreys Wales 19–19 France Racing Métro 92
Try: Matavesi 74' c
Con: Biggar (1/1) 74'
Pen: Biggar (4/5) 14', 30', 48', 52'
Report Try: Van der Merwe 18' c
Con: Goosen (1/1) 18'
Pen: Goosen (3/5) 5', 12', 26'
Drop: Goosen (1/2) 73'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 7,164
Referee: JP Doyle (RFU)

13 December 2014
15:15
(1 BP) Northampton Saints England 67–0 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: Penalty Try 11' c
North 16' c
Fotuali'i 21' m
K. Pisi (3) 33' m, 45' c, 75' m
G. Pisi 42' c
Manoa (3) 61' m, 65' c, 72' c
Foden 77' m
Con: Myler (4/6) 12', 18', 43', 46'
Wilson (2/5) 66', 73'
Report
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 13,344
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (FFR)
13 December 2014
18:15
Racing Métro 92 France 18–14 Wales Ospreys (1 BP)
Try: Imhoff 26' c
Thomas 29' m
Con: Goosen (1/2) 28'
Pen: Goosen (2/2) 11', 80'
Report Try: Webb 51' c
Walker 70' c
Con: Biggar (2/2) 52', 71'
MMArena
Attendance: 16,258
Referee: Greg Garner (RFU)

18 January 2015
17:30
Ospreys Wales 9–20 England Northampton Saints
Pen: Biggar (3/3) 8', 18', 33'
Report Try: Clark 15' c
North 37' c
Con: Myler (2/2) 15', 39'
Pen: Myler (2/3) 25', 67'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 7,308
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (FFR)
18 January 2015
18:30
(1 BP) Racing Métro 92 France 53–7 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: Chavancy 9' c
Lapeyre (2) 29' c, 78' m
Szarzewski (3) 36' m, 41' m, 54' m
Imhoff (2) 60' c, 70' m
Penalty try 68' c
Con: Machenaud (2/4) 10', 30'
Dambielle (2/4) 61', 68'
Lapeyre (0/1)
Report Try: Campagnaro 57' c
Con: Carlisle (1/1) 58'
Stade Yves-du-Manoir
Attendance: 5,817
Referee: JP Doyle (RFU)

24 January 2015
15:15
Northampton Saints England 8–32 France Racing Métro 92 (1 BP)
Try: North 48' m
Con: Myler (0/1)
Pen: Myler (1/2) 22'
Report Try: Imhoff (2) 40' m, 41' c
Lapeyre 44' c
Roberts 60' c
Con: Machenaud (2/3) 42', 45'
Dambielle (1/1) 61'
Pen: Machenaud (2/2) 14', 17'
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 13,362
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)
24 January 2015
16:15
Benetton Treviso Italy 23–20 Wales Ospreys (1 BP)
Try: Esposito 26' m
Barbini 40' m
Penalty try 80' c
Con: Hayward (1/3) 80'
Pen: Hayward (2/2) 21', 38'
Report Try: King 6' c
Walker 33' m
Fussell 69' m
Con: Davies (1/3) 7'
Pen: Davies (1/2) 51'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 2,780
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (FFR)

See also[edit]

References[edit]