2001–02 Heineken Cup

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2001–02 Heineken Cup
Tournament details
Countries  England
 France
 Ireland
 Italy
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and Knockout
Date 22 October 2001 - 25 May 2002
Tournament statistics
Teams 24
Matches played 79
Attendance 656,382 (8,309 per match)
Top point scorer(s) Ronan O'Gara (Munster)
(129 points)
Top try scorer(s) Ugo Mola (Castres)
(7 tries)
Final
Venue Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance 74,600
Champions England Leicester Tigers (2nd title)
Runner-up Ireland Munster
Official website https://web.archive.org/web/20080506141030/http://www.ercrugby.com/eng/
2000–01 (Previous) (Next) 2002–03

The 2001–02 Heineken Cup was the seventh edition of the Heineken Cup. Competing teams from France, Ireland, Italy, Wales, England and Scotland, were divided into six pools of four, in which teams played home and away matches against each other. The pool winners and two best runners-up qualified for the knock-out stages. Leicester Tigers won the cup, securing back-to-back titles and a third straight victory for the club.

Teams[edit]

France France England England Wales Wales Scotland Scotland Ireland Ireland Italy Italy
  • Perpignan
  • Stade Français
  • Biarritz
  • Castres
  • Montferrand
  • Toulouse
  • Leicester Tigers
  • London Wasps
  • Bath
  • Harlequins
  • Northampton
  • Newcastle Falcons
  • Llanelli
  • Swansea
  • Bridgend
  • Cardiff
  • Newport
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Ulster
  • Munster
  • Leinster
  • Calvisano
  • Treviso

Pool stage[edit]

In the pool matches teams received

  • 2 points for a win
  • 1 points for a draw

Pool 1[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
England Leicester Tigers 6 5 0 1 17 3 14 175 88 87 10
Wales Llanelli 6 4 0 2 22 8 14 187 99 88 8
France Perpignan 6 3 0 3 19 11 8 182 136 46 6
Italy L'Amatori & Calvisano 6 0 0 6 6 42 −36 58 279 −221 0

Pool 2[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
France Stade Français 6 5 0 1 23 4 19 213 64 149 10
Ireland Ulster 6 4 0 2 17 11 6 196 142 54 8
England Wasps 6 2 0 4 9 9 0 120 186 −66 4
Italy Benetton Treviso 6 1 0 5 2 27 −25 102 239 −137 2

Pool 3[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
England Bath 6 6 0 0 16 2 14 161 56 105 12
France Biarritz Olympique 6 2 1 3 11 7 4 104 95 9 5
Wales Swansea 6 2 0 4 2 12 −10 92 142 −50 4
Scotland Edinburgh Reivers 6 1 1 4 6 14 −8 82 146 −64 3

Pool 4[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
France Castres Olympique 6 5 0 1 19 12 7 179 125 54 10
Ireland Munster 6 5 0 1 17 6 11 172 87 85 10
England Harlequins 6 2 0 4 14 20 −6 119 187 −68 4
Wales Bridgend 6 0 0 6 11 23 −12 116 187 −71 0

Pool 5[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
France Montferrand 6 4 1 1 23 7 16 191 100 91 9
Wales Cardiff 6 3 0 3 16 15 1 154 154 0 6
Scotland Glasgow Caledonians 6 2 1 3 10 23 −13 126 198 −72 5
England Northampton 6 2 0 4 12 16 −4 132 151 −19 4

Pool 6[edit]

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
Ireland Leinster 6 5 0 1 15 11 4 139 104 35 10
Wales Newport 6 3 0 3 17 13 4 151 146 5 6
France Toulouse 6 3 0 3 16 11 5 158 141 17 6
England Newcastle 6 1 0 5 8 21 −13 117 174 −57 2

Seeding[edit]

Seed Pool Winners Pts TF +/−
1 England Bath 12 16 +105
2 France Stade Français 10 23 +149
3 France Castres 10 19 +54
4 England Leicester Tigers 10 17 +87
5 Ireland Leinster 10 15 +35
6 France Montferrand 9 23 +91
Seed Pool Runners-up Pts TF +/−
7 Ireland Munster 10 17 +85
8 Wales Llanelli 8 22 +88
- Ireland Ulster 8 17 +54
- Wales Newport 6 17 +5
- Wales Cardiff 6 16 0
- France Biarritz Olympique 5 11 +9

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]

26 January 2002
14:45
Castres France 22 – 21 France Montferrand
Stade Pierre-Antoine
Attendance: 9,500
26 January 2002
15:00
Bath England 10 – 27 Wales Llanelli
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 8,200
26 January 2002
16:15
Stade Francais France 14 – 16 Ireland Munster
Stade Jean-Bouin
Attendance: 12,000
27 January 2002
15:00
Leicester Tigers England 29 – 18 Ireland Leinster
Welford Road
Attendance: 16,249

Semi-finals[edit]

27 April 2002
15:00
Castres France 17 – 25 Ireland Munster
Stade de la Méditerranée
Attendance: 20,400
28 April 2002
15:00
Leicester Tigers England 13 – 12 Wales Llanelli
City Ground
Attendance: 29,849

Final[edit]

25 May 2002
15:00
Leicester Tigers England 15 – 9 Munster
Tries: Murphy 26' m
Healey 59' c
Con: Stimpson
Pen: Stimpson 70'
Report Pen: O'Gara (3) 7', 20', 49'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 74,600
Referee: Joël Jutge (France)

The Leicester Tigers became the first team to win the competition more than once.