1997–98 Heineken Cup pool stage

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1997–98 Heineken Cup pool stage
Season 1997–98 Heineken Cup
Date 5 September 1997 - 12 October 1997
Qualifiers
Seed 1 England London Wasps
Seed 2 France Toulouse
Seed 3 England Bath
Seed 4 France Pau
Seed 5 England Harlequins
Seed 6 France Brive
Seed 7 Wales Cardiff
Seed 8 England Leicester Tigers
1996–97
(Previous)
1998–99
(Next)

The 1997–98 Heineken Cup pool stage took place in September and October 1997. The winner of each pool advanced to the quarter-finals, with the runners-up and best third placed team entering the quarter-final play offs for the final three quarter final places.

Pool 1[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
France Toulouse 6 5 0 1 25 12 13 200 121 79 10
England Leicester 6 4 0 2 16 14 2 163 117 46 8
Ireland Leinster 6 2 0 4 15 19 −4 137 167 −30 4
Italy Milan 6 1 0 5 15 26 −11 111 206 −95 2
6 September 1997
15:00
Leinster Ireland 25 – 34 France Toulouse
Donnybrook
Attendance: 6,300
7 September 1997
15:00
Leicester Tigers England 26 – 10 Italy Milan
Welford Road
Attendance: 9,300

12 September 1997
17:30
Leinster Ireland 16 – 9 England Leicester Tigers
Donnybrook
Attendance: 7,000
13 September 1997
16:00
Milan Italy 14 – 19 France Toulouse
Stadio Comunale Giuriati
Attendance: 2,000

20 September 1997
16:00
Milan Italy 33 – 32 Ireland Leinster
Stadio Comunale Giuriati
Attendance: 1,100
20 September 1997
18:05
Toulouse France 17 – 22 England Leicester Tigers
Les Sept Deniers
Attendance: 11,000

27 September 1997
15:00
Leicester Tigers England 47 – 22 Ireland Leinster
Welford Road
Attendance: 10,392
27 September 1997
18:00
Toulouse France 69 – 19 Italy Milan
Les Sept Deniers
Attendance: 7,000

4 October 1997
14:15
Leicester Tigers England 22 – 23 France Toulouse
Welford Road
Attendance: 10,600
4 October 1997
15:00
Leinster Ireland 23 – 6 Italy Milan
Donnybrook
Attendance: 5,500

11 October 1997
15:20
Toulouse France 38 – 19 Ireland Leinster
Les Sept Deniers
Attendance: 7,000
12 October 1997
15:00
Milan Italy 29 – 37 England Leicester Tigers
Stadio Comunale Giuriati
Attendance: 2,000

Pool 2[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
England Wasps 6 6 0 0 31 12 19 243 104 139 12
Scotland Glasgow 6 3 0 3 14 15 −1 132 167 −35 6
Wales Swansea 6 2 0 4 15 16 −1 157 161 −4 4
Ireland Ulster 6 1 0 5 6 23 −17 95 195 −100 2
7 September 1997
15:15
Swansea Wales 25 – 31 England London Wasps
St. Helen's
Attendance: 5,000
8 September 1997
19:00
Ulster Ireland 12 – 18 Scotland Glasgow
Ravenhill
Attendance: 2,100

13 September 1997
14:00
Swansea Wales 33 – 16 Ireland Ulster
St. Helen's
Attendance: 3,000
14 September 1997
15:00
Glasgow Scotland 22 – 46 England London Waps
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 3,500

21 September 1997
15:00
Glasgow Scotland 35 – 21 Wales Swansea
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 3,000
21 September 1997
15:00
London Wasps England 56 – 3 Ireland Ulster
Loftus Road Stadium
Attendance: 4,120

27 September 1997
14:30
Ulster Ireland 28 – 20 Wales Swansea
Ravenhill
Attendance: 2,500
28 September 1997
15:00
London Wasps England 43 – 5 Scotland Glasgow
Loftus Road Stadium
Attendance: 3,825

3 October 1997
19:30
Ulster Ireland 21 – 38 England London Wasps
Ravenhill
Attendance: 3,250
4 October 1997
14:15
Swansea Wales 30 – 22 Scotland Glasgow
St. Helen's
Attendance: 3,000

12 October 1997
15:00
Glasgow Scotland 30 – 15 Ireland Ulster
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 4,000
12 October 1997
15:00
London Wasps England 29 – 28 Wales Swansea
Loftus Road Stadium
Attendance: 3,500

Pool 3[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
England Bath 6 5 0 1 12 12 0 141 119 22 10
France Brive 6 4 1 1 24 13 11 210 146 64 9
Wales Pontypridd 6 2 1 3 17 13 4 154 147 7 5
Scotland Scottish Borders 6 0 0 6 14 29 −15 129 222 −93 0
7 September 1997
14:15
Brive France 56 – 18 Scotland Border
Parc Municipal des Sports
Attendance: 8,000
7 September 1997
14:15
Pontypridd Wales 15 – 21 England Bath
Sardis Road
Attendance: 7,000

14 September 1997
14:30
Border Scotland 17 – 31 England Bath
Mansfield Park
Attendance: 5,000
14 September 1997
15:30
Brive France 32 – 31 Wales Pontypridd
Parc Municipal des Sports
Attendance: 4,500

20 September 1997
14:15
Bath England 27 – 25 France Brive
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 8,500
20 September 1997
19:00
Border Scotland 16 – 23 Wales Pontypridd
Poynder Park
Attendance: 4,000

27 September 1997
14:15
Pontypridd Wales 29 – 29 France Brive
Sardis Road
Attendance: 7,800
27 September 1997
15:00
Bath England 27 – 23 Scotland Border
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 5,000

4 October 1997
14:15
Pontypridd Wales 46 – 26 Scotland Border
Sardis Road
Attendance: 4,500
5 October 1997
14:20
Brive France 29 – 12 England Bath
Parc Municipal des Sports
Attendance: 10,000

11 October 1997
14:15
Bath England 23 – 10 Wales Pontypridd
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 7,500
12 October 1997
14:30
Border Scotland 29 – 39 France Brive
Netherdale
Attendance: 4,000

Pool 4[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
England Harlequins 6 4 0 2 21 12 9 198 141 57 8
Wales Cardiff 6 4 0 2 17 15 2 184 146 38 8
Ireland Munster 6 2 0 4 14 21 −7 141 180 −39 4
France Bourgoin 6 2 0 4 7 11 −4 93 149 −56 4
5 September 1997
16:05
Bourgoin France 26 – 25 Wales Cardiff
Stade Pierre Rajon
Attendance: 6,000
7 September 1997
14:00
Harlequins England 48 – 40 Ireland Munster
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 3,682

13 September 1997
14:15
Harlequins England 45 – 7 France Bourgoin
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 3,700
13 September 1997
14:30
Cardiff Wales 43 – 23 Ireland Munster
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 4,500

20 September 1997
15:00
Munster Ireland 17 – 15 France Bourgoin
Thomond Park
Attendance: 6,000
21 September 1997
14:15
Cardiff Wales 21 – 28 England Harlequins
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 6,000

27 September 1997
15:00
Munster Ireland 32 – 37 Wales Cardiff
Musgrave Park
Attendance: 5,000
27 September 1997
18:05
Bourgoin France 18 – 30 England Harlequins
Stade Pierre Rajon
Attendance: 7,500

4 October 1997
15:00
Bourgoin France 21 – 6 Ireland Munster
Stade Pierre Rajon
Attendance: 6,000
4 October 1997
15:00
Harlequins England 31 – 32 Wales Cardiff
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 8,000

11 October 1997
14:30
Cardiff Wales 26 – 6 France Bourgoin
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 5,928
12 October 1997
14:30
Munster Ireland 23 – 16 England Harlequins
Thomond Park
Attendance: 10,000

Pool 5[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
France Pau 6 4 0 2 27 8 19 203 89 114 8
Wales Llanelli 6 4 0 2 15 18 −3 144 142 2 8
Italy Benetton Treviso 6 2 0 4 18 19 −1 146 162 −16 4
Scotland Caledonia 6 2 0 4 8 23 −15 89 189 −100 4
6 September 1997
20:00
Benetton Treviso Italy 18 – 19 France Pau
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 4,000
7 September 1997
15:00
Caledonia Scotland 18 – 23 Wales Llanelli Scarlets
McDiarmid Park
Attendance: 2,300

13 September 1997
18:05
Pau France 44 – 12 Wales Llanelli Scarlets
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 5,000
14 September 1997
15:00
Caledonia Scotland 17 – 9 Italy Benetton Treviso
McDiarmid Park
Attendance: 2,000

20 September 1997
14:00
Llanelli Wales 39 – 18 Italy Benetton Treviso
Stradey Park
Attendance: 3,000
20 September 1997
18:00
Pau France 50 – 8 Scotland Caledonia
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 6,500

27 September 1997
15:00
Benetton Treviso Italy 52 – 6 Scotland Caledonia
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 3,500
28 September 1997
14:15
Llanelli Wales 14 – 10 France Pau
Stradey Park
Attendance: 3,500

4 October 1997
15:00
Benetton Treviso Italy 42 – 25 Wales Llanelli
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 4,000
5 October 1997
15:00
Caledonia Scotland 30 – 24 France Pau
McDiarmid Park
Attendance: 3,000

11 October 1997
14:00
Llanelli Wales 31 – 10 Scotland Caledonia
Stradey Park
Attendance: 3,000
11 October 1997
19:30
Pau France 56 – 7 Italy Benetton Treviso
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 7,500

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