2018–19 European Rugby Champions Cup pool stage

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2018–19 European Rugby Champions Cup pool stage
Season2018–19 European Rugby Champions Cup
Date12 October 2018 – 20 January 2019
Qualifiers
2017–18
(Previous)
2019–20
(Next)

The 2018–19 European Rugby Champions Cup pool stage is the first stage of the 24th season of European club rugby union, and the fifth under the European Rugby Champions Cup format.

The competition involves twenty teams, across five pools of four teams, for eight quarter-final places – awarded to the five pool winners and the three top-ranked pool runners-up.

The pool stage began on the weekend of 12-14 October 2018, and ended following 6 rounds of games, on the weekend of 18-20 January 2019.

[[File:|1000px|alt=Locations of teams of the 2018–19 European Rugby Champions Cup group stage.
Brown pog.svg Brown: Pool 1; Red pog.svg Red: Pool 2; Orange pog.svg Orange: Pool 3; Yellow pog.svg Yellow: Pool 4; Green pog.svg Green: Pool 5.]]
Locations of teams of the 2018–19 European Rugby Champions Cup group stage.
Brown pog.svg Brown: Pool 1; Red pog.svg Red: Pool 2; Orange pog.svg Orange: Pool 3; Yellow pog.svg Yellow: Pool 4; Green pog.svg Green: Pool 5.

Seeding[edit]

The twenty competing teams are seeded and split into four tiers, each containing five teams.

For the purpose of creating the tiers, clubs are ranked based on their domestic league performances and on their qualification for the knockout phases of their championships. For example, a losing quarter-finalist would be seeded below a losing semi-finalist, even if they finished above them in the regular season.[1]

Rank Top 14 Premiership Pro14
1 France Castres England Saracens Ireland Leinster
2 France Montpellier England Exeter Chiefs Wales Scarlets
3 France Racing 92 England Wasps Scotland Glasgow Warriors
4 France Lyon England Newcastle Falcons Ireland Munster
5 France Toulouse England Leicester Tigers Scotland Edinburgh
6 France Toulon England Bath Wales Cardiff Blues
7 England Gloucester Ireland Ulster

Based on these seedings, teams are placed into one of the four tiers, with the top seed clubs being put in Tier 1. The nature of the tier system means that a draw is needed to allocate two of the three second seed clubs to Tier 1 and to allocate one of the three fourth seed clubs to Tier 2. The tiers are shown below. 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 England Saracens (1 Prem) Ireland Leinster (1 Pro14) France Castres (1 Top 14) Wales Scarlets (2 Pro14) France Montpellier (2 Top 14)
Tier 2 England Exeter Chiefs (2 Prem) England Wasps (3 Prem) Scotland Glasgow Warriors (3 Pro14) France Racing 92 (3 Top 14) England Newcastle Falcons (4 Prem)
Tier 3 Ireland Munster (4 Pro14) France Lyon (4 Top 14) England Leicester Tigers (5 Prem) Scotland Edinburgh (5 Pro14) France Toulouse (5 Top 14)
Tier 4 England Bath (6 Prem) Wales Cardiff Blues (6 Pro14) France Toulon (6 Top 14) Ireland Ulster (Play-off Pro14) England Gloucester (CC)

Pool stage[edit]

The following restrictions will apply to the draw:

  • Each pool will consist of four clubs, one from each Tier in the draw.
  • Each pool must have one from each league drawn from Tier 1, 2, or 3. No pool will have a second team from the same league until the allocation of Tier 4 takes place.
  • Where two Pro14 clubs compete in the same pool, they must be from different countries.

The draw took place on 20 June 2018, in Lausanne, Switzerland.[2]

Teams in the same pool play each other twice, at home and away, in the group stage that begins on the weekend of 12/13/14 October 2018, and continues through to 18/19/20 January 2019. The five pool winners and three best runners-up progress to the quarter finals.

Teams are awarded group points based on match performances. Four points are awarded for a win, two points for a draw, one attacking bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match and one defensive bonus point for losing a match by seven points or fewer.[3]

In the event of a tie between two or more teams, the following tie-breakers will be used, as directed by EPCR:

  1. Where teams have played each other
    1. The club with the greater number of competition points from only matches involving tied teams.
    2. If equal, the club with the best aggregate points difference from those matches.
    3. If equal, the club that scored the most tries in those matches.
  2. Where teams remain tied and/or have not played each other in the competition (i.e. are from different pools)
    1. The club with the best aggregate points difference from the pool stage.
    2. If equal, the club that scored the most tries in 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.
Key to colours
     Winner of each pool, advance to quarter-finals.
     Three highest-scoring second-place teams advance to quarter-finals.
     Cannot advance to the quarter-finals.

(Q) denotes the team has qualified for the quarter-finals as the pool winners
(q) denotes team has at least qualified for the quarter-finals as one of the three highest-scoring second-place teams

Pool 1[edit]

Team
P W D L PF PA Diff TF TA TB LB Pts
Ireland Leinster (Q) 6 5 0 1 204 88 116 27 10 4 1 25
France Toulouse (Q) 6 5 0 1 149 136 13 16 15 1 0 21
England Bath 6 1 1 4 115 152 –37 14 19 1 3 10
England Wasps 6 0 1 5 134 190 –92 13 26 1 1 4

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Round 1[edit]

12 October 2018
19:45
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 52–3 England Wasps
Try: Cronin 5' c
L. McGrath (2) 40' c, 51' c
Lowe (2) 41' c, 60' c
Larmour 72' c
Henshaw 74' m
J. McGrath 79' m
Con: Sexton (5/5) 6', 40'+4, 42', 53', 62'
R. Byrne (1/3) '73
Report[5] Pen: Sopoaga (1/1) 10'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 18,055
Referee: Romain Poite (FFR)
13 October 2018
13:00
(1 BP) Bath England 20–22 France Toulouse
Try: Burns 28' c
Roberts 24' c
Con: Burns (2/2) 25', 30'
Pen: Burns (2/5) 2', 47'
Report[6] Try: Médard 7' c
Guitoune (2) 34' m, 61' c
Con: Ramos (2/3) 8', 62'
Pen: Ramos (1/1) 53'
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 12,284
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)

Round 2[edit]

20 October 2018
15:15
(1 BP) Wasps England 35–35 England Bath (1 BP)
Try: Bassett 17' c
Simpson 41' c
Zhvania 47' c
Johnson 49' c
Young 70' c
Con: Sopoaga (5/5) 18', 43', 47', 50', 71'
Report[7] Try: Cokanasiga 2' c
Wright 20' c
Rokoduguni 29' c
Ewels 54' c
Louw 63' c
Con: Burns (5/5) 3', 21', 30', 55', 64'
Ricoh Arena
Attendance: 15,221
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (FFR)
21 October 2018
15:15
Toulouse France 28–27 Ireland Leinster (1 BP)
Try: Médard (2) 12' m, 68' c
Guitoune 37' c
Con: Ramos (2/3) 38', 69'
Pen: Ramos (3/4) 1', 6', 17'
Report[8] Try: O'Brien 32' c
Ryan 46' c
Cronin 52' c
Con: Sexton (3/3) 34', 47', 53'
Pen: Sexton (2/2) 21', 27'
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 17,852
Referee: Wayne Barnes (RFU)

Round 3[edit]

8 December 2018
15:15
(1 BP) Bath England 10–17 Ireland Leinster
Try: Thomas 21' c
Con: Wilson (1/1) 22'
Pen: Wilson (1/1) 80'
Drop: Wilson (0/1)
Report[9] Try: Cronin 28' c
Larmour 48'
Con: Sexton (2/2) 30', 49'
Pen: Sexton (0/1)
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 14,429
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (FFR)
8 December 2018
17:30
Wasps England 16–24 France Toulouse
Try: Rowlands 32' c
Con: Sopoaga (1/1) 33'
Pen: Sopoaga (1/1) 3'
Daly (2/2) 19', 57'
Report[10] Try: Kolbe 13' m
Guitoune 50' c
Con: Ramos (1/2) 52'
Pen: Ramos (4/4) 22', 30', 42', 63'
Ricoh Arena
Attendance: 13,599
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)

Round 4[edit]

15 December 2018
15:15
(1 BP) Toulouse France 42–27 England Wasps
Try: Huget 1' m
Tekori 13' c
Ntamack 21' c
Dupont (2) 41' c, 65' c
Con: Ramos (4/5) 14', 22', 42', 66'
Pen: Ramos (3/3) 34', 53', 77'
Report[11] Try: Bassett 10' c
Le Roux 26' c
Neal 44' c
Con: Searle (3/3) 11', 26', 45'
Pen: Searle (2/2) 8', 36'
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 16,737
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)
15 December 2018
17:30
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 42–15 England Bath
Try: Conan 6' c
O'Loughlin 11' c
Lowe 25' c
Byrne 37' c
Leavy 44' c
Gibson-Park 67' c
Con: Sexton (5/5) 7', 13', 26', 39', 45'
Byrne (1/1) 68'
Report[12] Try: Louw 19' c
Underhill 51' m
Con: Wilson (1/2) 20'
Pen: Wilson (1/1) 2'
Aviva Stadium
Attendance: 40,261
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (FFR)

Round 5[edit]

12 January 2019
13:00
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 29–13 France Toulouse
Try: Conan 34' c
Kearney 50' m
Cronin 59' c
A. Byrne 75' c
Con: R. Byrne (2/3) 35', 60'
Reid (1/1) 76'
Pen: R. Byrne (1/1) 7'
Report[13] Try: Kolbe 80' c
Con: Kolbe (1/1) 80'
Pen: Ramos (2/2) 13', 40'+1
RDS Arena
Attendance: 18,493
Referee: Luke Pearce (RFU)
12 January 2019
15:15
Bath England 18–16 England Wasps (1 BP)
Try: Green 8' m
Mercer 21' c
Con: Priestland (1/2) 22'
Pen: Priestland (2/2) 60', 78'
Report[14] Try: Hughes 14' c
Con: Sopoaga (1/1) 15'
Pen: Sopoaga (2/3) 6', 44'
Miller (1/1) 63'
Searle (0/1)
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 13,307
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)

Round 6[edit]

20 January 2019
15:15
Toulouse France 20–17 England Bath (1 BP)
Try: Tekori 13' c
Dupont 30' c
Con: Holmes (2/2) 14', 32'
Pen: Holmes (1/1) 17'
Ramos (1/2) 69'
Report[15] Try: Rokoduguni 60' c
Mercer 75' c
Con: Priestland (2/2) 61', 75'
Pen: Priestland (1/1) 23'
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 18,754
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)
20 January 2019
15:15
Wasps England 19–37 Ireland Leinster (1 BP)
Try: Hughes 52' c
Robson 62' c
Watson 77' m
Con: Sopoaga (2/2) 52', 63'
Searle (0/1)
Report[16] Try: Ringrose 16' c
Cronin (2) 33' c, 57' c
Reid 68' c
Con: R. Byrne (3/3) 17', 35', 59'
Reid (1/1) 69'
Pen: R. Byrne (2/2) 12', 28'
Reid (1/1) 80'
Ricoh Arena
Attendance: 16,002
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU)

Pool 2[edit]

Team
P W D L PF PA Diff TF TA TB LB Pts
Ireland Munster (Q) 6 4 1 1 138 72 66 14 9 2 1 21
England Exeter Chiefs 6 2 1 3 124 104 20 18 11 2 2 14
France Castres 6 3 0 3 97 142 –45 11 16 1 1 14
England Gloucester 6 2 0 4 122 163 –41 15 22 0 0 9

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Round 1[edit]

13 October 2018
15:00
Exeter Chiefs England 10–10 Ireland Munster
Try: Cowan-Dickie 38' c
Con: Steenson (1/1) 39'
Pen: Steenson (1/1) 18'
Report[18] Try: Stander 63' c
Con: Carbery (1/1) 64'
Pen: Carbery (1/1) 31'
Sandy Park
Attendance: 12,749
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (FFR)
14 October 2018
13:00
Gloucester England 19–14 France Castres (1 BP)
Try: Braley 34' c
Con: Cipriani (1/1) 35'
Pen: Cipriani (4/4) 10', 31', 51', 54'
Report[19] Try: Laveau 57' m
Pen: Dumora (2/2) 16', 71'
Drop: Dumora (1/1) 32'
Kingsholm Stadium
Attendance: 9,993
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)

Round 2[edit]

20 October 2018
13:00
Castres France 29–25 England Exeter Chiefs (1 BP)
Try: Vialelle 16' c
Mafi 44' c
Con: Dumora (1/1) 17'
Le Bourhis (1/1) 45'
Pen: Dumora (2/2) 19', 31
Le Bourhis (2/4) 34', 50'
Drop: Dumora (1/1) 26'
Report[20] Try: Cordero 7' c
Kvesic 13' c
Steenson 38' m
Con: Steenson (2/3) 8', 14'
Pen: Steenson (2/2) 48', 61'
Stade Pierre-Fabre
Attendance: 9,600
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)
20 October 2018
13:00
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 36–22 England Gloucester
Try: Haley 20' m
Carbery 50' c
Marshall 34' c
Arnold 55' c
Conway 66' c
Con: Carbery (4/5) 35', 51', 56', 67'
Pen: Carbery (1/1) 29'
Report[21] Try: Grobler 62' c
Woodward 68' m
Morgan 78' c
Con: Twelvetrees (2/3) 63', 78'
Pen: Cipriani (1/1) 24'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 23,068
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz (FFR)

Round 3[edit]

8 December 2018
13:00
Exeter Chiefs England 19–27 England Gloucester
Try: Armand 6' m
White 41' c
Lawday 78' c
Con: Steenson (2/3) 42', 78'
Report[22] Try: Heinz 14' c
Visagie 61' c
Morgan 70' c
Con: Cipriani (2/2) 15', 62'
Twelvetrees (1/1) 71'
Pen: O. Williams (0/1)
Cipriani (2/2) 39', 45'
Sandy Park
Attendance: 11,762
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (FFR)
9 December 2018
13:00
Munster Ireland 30–5 France Castres
Try: Scannell 42' c
Stander 67' c
Hanrahan 74' c
Con: Hanrahan (3/3) 44', 68', 75'
Pen: Hanrahan (3/3) 6', 20', 57'
Report[23] Try: Laveau 80' m
Con: Urdapilleta (0/1)
Pen: Urdapilleta (0/1)
Thomond Park
Attendance: 21,861
Referee: JP Doyle (RFU)

Round 4[edit]

14 December 2018
19:45
Gloucester England 17–29 England Exeter Chiefs (1 BP)
Try: Woodward (2) 29' m, 64' m
Hudson 75' c
Con: Cipriani (0/1)
Twelvetrees (1/2) 76'
Report[24] Try: Skinner 21' c
Armand 39' c
Yeandle 73' m
Williams 78' c
Con: Steenson (3/4) 22', 40', 79'
Pen: Steenson (1/1) 54'
Kingsholm Stadium
Attendance: 11,905
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (FFR)
15 December 2018
17:30
Castres France 13–12 Ireland Munster (1 BP)
Try: Faʻanunu 23' c
Con: Urdapilleta (1/1) 24'
Pen: Urdapilleta (2/3) 10', 56'
Spedding (0/1)
Report[25] Pen: Carbery (4/6) 2', 19', 50', 66'
Murray (0/1)
Stade Pierre-Fabre
Attendance: 9,746
Referee: Wayne Barnes (RFU)

Round 5[edit]

11 January 2019
19:45
Gloucester England 15–41 Ireland Munster (1 BP)
Try: Thorley 51' m
Balmain 63' c
Con: Twelvetrees (1/2) 63'
Pen: Twelvetrees (1/1) 13'
Report[26] Try: Carbery (2) 23' c, 67' c
Scannell 40'+2 c
Earls 55' c
Conway 65' c
Con: Carbery (5/5) 24', 40'+3, 57', 66', 68'
Pen: Carbery (2/2) 19', 26'
Kingsholm Stadium
Attendance: 15,500
Referee: Romain Poite (FFR)
13 January 2019
13:00
(1 BP) Exeter Chiefs England 34–12 France Castres
Try: Nowell 2' m
J. Simmonds 16' m
Hill 29' c
O'Flaherty 43' c
Slade 53' m
Cowan-Dickie 65' m
Con: J. Simmonds (2/6) 29', 45'
Report[27] Try: Paris 8' m
Combezou 46' c
Con: Urdapilleta (1/2) 47'
Sandy Park
Attendance: 11,800
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)

Round 6[edit]

19 January 2019
17:30
(1 BP) Castres France 24–22 England Gloucester (1 BP)
Try: Vialelle (2) 40' c, 50' c
Batlle 71' m
Vaipulu 80'+5 m
Con: Kockott (2/3) 40'+2, 51'
Caballero (0/1)
Report[28] Try: Trinder 1' c
Vellacott 19' c
Williams 67' m
Con: Williams (2/3) 2', 20'
Pen: Williams (1/1) 56'
Stade Pierre-Fabre
Attendance: 9,048
Referee: Adam Jones (WRU)
19 January 2019
17:30
Munster Ireland 9–7 England Exeter Chiefs (1 BP)
Pen: Carbery (3/3) 6', 22', 72'
Report[29] Try: Armand 12' c
Con: J. Simmonds (1/1) 13'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 26,276
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (FFR)

Pool 3[edit]

Team
P W D L PF PA Diff TF TA TB LB Pts
England Saracens (Q) (H) 6 6 0 0 185 81 104 23 10 4 0 28
Scotland Glasgow Warriors (Q) 6 4 0 2 147 119 28 19 16 3 0 19
Wales Cardiff Blues 6 2 0 4 138 174 –36 19 22 2 0 10
France Lyon 6 0 0 6 87 183 –96 10 23 0 0 0

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Round 1[edit]

14 October 2018
13:00
Lyon France 21–30 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Goujon 4' c
Barassi 78' m
Con: Beauxis (1/2) 5'
Pen: Beauxis (3/3) 12', 35', 39'
Report[31] Try: Robinson 28' c
T. Williams 31' c
Anscombe 62' c
Con: Anscombe (3/3) 30', 31', 63'
Pen: Anscombe (3/3) 43', 57', 80'
Matmut Stadium de Gerland
Attendance: 12,197
Referee: JP Doyle (RFU)
14 October 2018
15:15
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 3–13 England Saracens
Pen: Hastings (1/2) 22'
Report[32] Try: Rhodes 11' c
Con: Farrell (1/1) 13'
Pen: Farrell (2/3) 15', 38'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,351
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (FFR)

Round 2[edit]

20 October 2018
17:30
(1 BP) Saracens England 29–10 France Lyon
Try: Itoje 12' c
Maitland 18' c
Barritt 45' c
Lewington 76' m
Con: Farrell (3/4) 13', 19', 46'
Pen: Farrell (1/1) 3'
Report[33] Try: Lacombe 68' c
Con: Beauxis (1/1) 68'
Pen: Beauxis (1/1) 28'
Allianz Park
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)
21 October 2018
15:15
Cardiff Blues Wales 12–29 Scotland Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Summerhill (2) 47' m, 77' c
Con: Anscombe (1/2) 78'
Report[34] Try: Hastings 1' m
Van der Merwe 3' c
Price 42' c
Gray 67' c
Con: Hastings (3/4) 5', 43', 67'
Pen: Hastings (1/1) 25'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 9,497
Referee: Luke Pearce (RFU)

Round 3[edit]

8 December 2018
13:00
Lyon France 22–42 Scotland Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Arnold 24' c
Nakaitaci 53' m
McLeod 65' c
Con: Pélissié (1/1) 25'
Palisson (0/1)
Doussain (1/1) 66'
Pen: Pélissié 11'
Report[35] Try: Ashe (2) 20' c, 76' c
Horne 38' c
Hogg 58' m
Jones 60' c
Con: Hastings (4/5) 21', 39', 61', 77'
Pen: Hastings (3/3) 3', 15', 49'
Hogg (0/1)
Drop: Hastings (0/1)
Matmut Stadium de Gerland
Attendance: 12,667
Referee: Matthew Carley (RFU)
9 December 2018
13:00
(1 BP) Saracens England 51–25 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Wigglesworth 3' c
Earl (2) 43' m, 46' c
Maitland (2) 57' m, 59' c
Spencer 68' c
Judge 70' c
Con: Farrell (5/7) 3', 47', 61', 68', 71'
Pen: Farrell (2/2) 26', 40'+2
Report[36] Try: Scully 10' m
Morgan 18' c
Robinson 74' c
Con: Anscombe (2/3) 20', 75'
Pen: Anscombe (2/2) 23', 31'
Allianz Park
Attendance: 8,528
Referee: Romain Poite (FFR)

Round 4[edit]

15 December 2018
13:00
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 21–10 France Lyon
Try: Matawalu (2) 0' m, 21' c
Con: Hastings (1/2) 22'
Pen: Hastings (3/3) 12', 17', 66'
Report[37] Try: Barassi 51' c
Con: Doussain (1/1) 52'
Pen: Doussain (1/1) 40'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,351
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
15 December 2018
13:00
Cardiff Blues Wales 14–26 England Saracens
Try: Lee-Lo 22' c
Fish 36' c
Con: Anscombe (2/2) 24', 38'
Report[38] Try: Maitland 8' c
George 76' c
Con: Farrell (2/2) 9', 76'
Pen: Farrell (4/5) 16', 32', 54', 73'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 12,018
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (FFR)

Round 5[edit]

13 January 2019
15:15
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 33–24 Wales Cardiff Blues (1 BP)
Try: Stewart 26' c
Cummings 32' c
Fusaro 48' c
Kebble 60' c
Horne 77' m
Con: Thomson (4/5) 27', 33', 49', 61'
Report[39] Try: Lane (2) 36' m, 70' c
Millard 58' m
Navidi 64' c
Con: J. Evans (2/4) 65', 70'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,351
Referee: JP Doyle (RFU)
13 January 2019
15:15
Lyon France 10–28 England Saracens (1 BP)
Try: Palisson 69' c
Con: Palisson (1/1) 70'
Drop: Wisniewski (1/1) 6'
Report[40] Try: Tompkins (2) 22' c, 42' c
Wray 30' c
Spencer 58' c
Con: Farrell (4/4) 23', 31', 44', 58'
Matmut Stadium de Gerland
Attendance: 13,031
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)

Round 6[edit]

19 January 2019
13:00
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues Wales 33–14 France Lyon
Try: Summerhill (2) 22' c, 32' m
Lane 43' c
T. Williams 54' c
Jones 60' c
Con: Anscombe (4/5) 23', 44', 55', 61'
Report[41] Try: Penalty try 14'
Mignot 37' c
Con: Palisson (1/1) 38'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 6,692
Referee: Karl Dickson (RFU)
19 January 2019
13:00
(1 BP) Saracens England 38–19 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Try: Spencer 7' c
Koch 17' c
B. Vunipola 29' c
Itoje 69' c
Skelton 80' c
Con: Spencer (3/3) 7', 18', 30'
Lozowski (2/2) 70', 80'
Pen: Spencer (1/1) 3'
Report[42] Try: Seymour 9' m
Price 13' c
Wilson 20' c
Con: Hastings (2/3) 14', 22'
Allianz Park
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (FFR)

Pool 4[edit]

Team
P W D L PF PA Diff TF TA TB LB Pts
France Racing 92 (Q) (H) 6 5 0 1 196 121 75 26 15 5 1 26
Ireland Ulster (Q) 6 5 0 1 131 128 3 18 16 2 0 22
Wales Scarlets 6 1 0 5 145 170 –25 18 23 1 2 7
England Leicester Tigers 6 1 0 5 115 168 –53 14 22 2 1 7

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Round 1[edit]

13 October 2018
17:30
(1 BP) Scarlets Wales 13–14 France Racing 92
Try: G. Davies 52' m
McNicholl 57' m
Pen: Halfpenny (1/1) 9'
Report[44] Try: Chouzenoux 39' c
Penalty try 76'
Con: Russell (1/1) 40'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 8,064
Referee: Matthew Carley (RFU)
13 October 2018
17:30
Ulster Ireland 24–10 England Leicester Tigers
Try: O'Connor 43' c
Addison 58' c
Stockdale 72' c
Con: Cooney (3/3) 44', 59', 73'
Pen: Cooney (1/1) 68'
Report[45] Try: Tuilagi 75' c
Con: Ford (1/1) 76'
Pen: Ford (1/1) 14'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 13,152
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (FFR)

Round 2[edit]

19 October 2018
19:45
(1 BP) Leicester Tigers England 45–27 Wales Scarlets
Try: Wells 8' c
Thompson 36' m
Kalamafoni 46'
Tuilagi 63' c
May 71' c
Con: Ford (4/5) 8', 47', 64', 73'
Pen: Ford (4/5) 2', 43', 68', 76'
Report[46] Try: G. Davies 14' c
Evans 52' c
Thomson 59' c
Con: Halfpenny (3/3) 15', 52', 60'
Pen: Halfpenny (2/3) 28', 39'
Welford Road Stadium
Attendance: 18,832
Referee: Romain Poite (FFR)
20 October 2018
17:30
(1 BP) Racing 92 France 44–12 Ireland Ulster
Try: Iribaren 27' c
Lauret 31' c
Imhoff 44' c
Thomas 68' c
Zebo 75' c
Con: Russell (4/4) 28', 32', 44', 69'
Iribaren (1/1) 76'
Pen: Russell (3/3) 7', 40', 48'
Report[47] Try: Shanahan 4' c
Stockdale 20' m
Con: Burns (1/2) 5'
Paris La Défense Arena
Attendance: 13,168
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

Round 3[edit]

7 December 2018
19:45
(1 BP) Scarlets Wales 24–25 Ireland Ulster (1 BP)
Try: S. Evans (2) 25' c, 60' c
Davis 79' c
Con: Patchell (2/2) 26', 61'
D. Jones (1/1) 79'
Pen: Patchell (1/1) 1'
Report[48] Try: Stockdale 8' m
Speight 33' m
Addison 49' c
Coetzee 64' m
Con: Cooney (1/4) 49'
Pen: Cooney (1/2) 5'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 7,421
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz (FFR)
9 December 2018
15:15
(1 BP) Racing 92 France 36–26 England Leicester Tigers (1 BP)
Try: Vakatawa 8' c
Imhoff 12' m
Zebo 23' c
Chouzenoux 32' c
Klemenczak 59' c
Con: Russell (4/5) 9', 24', 33', 60'
Pen: Russell (1/1) 48'
Report[49] Try: Holmes 15' c
Kalamafoni 36' c
Tuilagi 42' m
Thompstone 69' c
Con: G. Ford (2/3) 16', 37'
Toomua (1/1) 70'
Paris La Défense Arena
Attendance: 16,538
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

Round 4[edit]

14 December 2018
19:45
(1 BP) Ulster Ireland 30–15 Wales Scarlets
Try: Henderson (2) 32' c, 62' m
Stockdale 50' m
Cooney 66' c
Con: Cooney (2/4) 33', 63'
Pen: Cooney (2/2) 8', 57'
Report[50] Try: J. Davies 48' m
Prydie 77' c
Con: Patchell (1/2) 49'
Pen: Patchell (1/1) 38'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 12,124
Referee: Luke Pearce (RFU)
16 December 2018
13:00
Leicester Tigers England 11–34 France Racing 92 (1 BP)
Try: Worth 32' m
Pen: G. Ford (2/2) 5', 17'
Report[51] Try: Iribaren 7' c
Imhoff (2) 12' c, 79' c
Vakatawa 20' c
Con: Russell (4/4) 8', 14', 21', 79'
Pen: Russell (2/2) 19', 48'
Welford Road Stadium
Attendance: 19,909[52]
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)

Round 5[edit]

12 January 2019
15:15
Ulster Ireland 26–22 France Racing 92 (2 BP)
Try: Baloucoune 7' m
Stockdale (2) 13' m, 47' c
Con: B. Burns (0/2)
Addison (1/1) 48'
Pen: B. Burns (1/1) 1'
Addison (2/2) 25', 79'
Report[53] Try: Vakatawa 20' m
Zebo 27' m
Dulin 58' m
Klemenczak 63' c
Con: Russell (0/3)
Iribaren (1/1) 64'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 16,842
Referee: Andrew Jackson (RFU)
12 January 2019
17:30
(1 BP) Scarlets Wales 33–10 England Leicester Tigers
Try: R. Evans (2) 25' m, 46' c
Owens 36' c
McNicholl 49' c
S. Evans 63' c
Con: D. Jones (4/5) 36', 48', 50', 64'
Report[54] Try: W. Evans 66' m
Fitzgerald 76' m
Con: J. Ford (0/2)
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 8,087
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (FFR)

Round 6[edit]

19 January 2019
15:15
(1 BP) Leicester Tigers England 13–14 Ireland Ulster
Try: Toomua 39' c
Con: George Ford (1/1) 40'+1
Pen: George Ford (2/2) 31', 49'
Report[55] Try: Moore 58' c
Baloucoune 63' c
Con: John Cooney (2/2) 59', 64'
Welford Road Stadium
Attendance: 20,146
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz (FFR)
19 January 2019
15:15
(1 BP) Racing 92 France 46–33 Wales Scarlets
Try: Imhoff 10' m
Chavancy 25' c
Zebo (2) 47' c, 72' c
Vakatawa 52' c
Iribaren 66' c
Con: Machenaud (3/4) 27', 48', 53'
Russell (2/2) 67', 73'
Pen: Machenaud (1/1) 33'
Iribaren (1/1) 80'
Report[56] Try: S. Evans 21' c
McNicholl (2) 45' c, 75' c
Con: D. Jones (2/2) 22', 45'
Hidalgo-Clyne (1/1) 76'
Pen: D. Jones (4/5) 2', 19', 40', 50'
Paris La Défense Arena
Attendance: 14,418
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)

Pool 5[edit]

Team
P W D L PF PA Diff TF TA TB LB Pts
Scotland Edinburgh (Q) (H) 6 5 0 1 154 83 71 16 11 2 1 23
France Montpellier 6 3 0 3 158 116 42 21 11 3 1 16
France Toulon 6 2 0 4 134 180 –46 16 21 1 1 10
England Newcastle Falcons 6 2 0 4 102 169 –67 10 20 0 1 9

[57]

Round 1[edit]

13 October 2018
15:15
Montpellier France 21–15 Scotland Edinburgh (1 BP)
Try: Immelman 5' c
Fall 31' c
N'Gandebe 36' c
Con: Pienaar (3/3) 6', 32', 37'
Report[58] Try: McInally 19' c
Fife 57' m
Con: Hickey (1/1) 20'
Pen: Hickey (1/1) 40'
Altrad Stadium
Attendance: 10,450
Referee: Wayne Barnes (RFU)
14 October 2018
15:15
(1 BP) Toulon France 25–26 England Newcastle Falcons
Try: Taofifénua 1' c
Lakafia 36' m
Guirado 55' c
Con: Trinh-Duc (2/3) 1', 56'
Pen: Trinh-Duc (2/2) 6', 62'
Report[59] Try: Cooper 19' c
Penalty try 50'
Con: Hodgson (1/1) 20'
Pen: Hodgson (4/4) 8', 22', 32', 70'
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 13,572
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)

Round 2[edit]

20 October 2018
15:15
(1 BP) Edinburgh Scotland 40–14 France Toulon
Try: Toolis 14' c
Pyrgos 23' c
McInally 43' c
Dean 73' c
Con: Van der Walt (3/3) 15', 24', 45'
Hickey (1/1) 75'
Pen: Van der Walt (3/3) 3', 27', 31'
Report[60] Try: Taofifénua 20' c
Ikpefan 71' c
Con: Belleau (1/1) 22'
Trinh-Duc (1/1) 72'
Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 7,056
Referee: JP Doyle (RFU)
21 October 2018
13:00
Newcastle Falcons England 23–20 France Montpellier (1 BP)
Try: Graham 4' c
Chick 80'+ 8 c
Con: Hodgson (2/2) 6', 80'+9
Pen: Hodgson (3/3) 2', 26', 32'
Report[61] Try: Willemse 67' m
Pen: Pienaar (5/5) 10', 16', 52', 58', 72'
Kingston Park
Attendance: 6,383
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU)

Round 3[edit]

7 December 2018
19:45
(1 BP) Edinburgh Scotland 31–13 England Newcastle Falcons
Try: Watson 14' c
Dean 43' c
Penalty Try 56'
Kinghorn 71' c
Con: Van der Walt (3/3) 16', 44', 72'
Pen: Van der Walt (1/1) 34'
Report[62] Try: Radwan 29' c
Con: Connon (1/1) 30'
Pen: Connon (2/2) 4', 38'
Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 6,803
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
8 December 2018
15:15
(1 BP) Toulon France 38–28 France Montpellier (1 BP)
Try: Penalty Try 30'
Lakafia 46' c
Monribot 70' c
Nakosi 75' m
Con: Belleau (2/3) 47', 72'
Pen: Belleau (4/5) 4', 16', 43', 58'
Report[63] Try: Immelman 36'
Steyn 55' c
Nagusa (2) 77' c, 79' c
Con: Pienaar (4/4) 37', 56', 78', 80'
Pen: Steyn (0/1)
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 11,439
Referee: Luke Pearce (RFU)

Round 4[edit]

16 December 2018
15:15
Montpellier France 34–13 France Toulon
Try: Serfontein 13' c
Immelman 33' m
Giudicelli 43' c
Pienaar 50’ c
Chilachava 78' m
Con: Pienaar (3/4) 14', 44', 51'
Paillaugue (0/1)
Pen: Pienaar (1/1) 6'
Report[64] Try: Gorgodze 55' c
Con: Trinh-Duc (1/1) 56'
Pen: Trinh-Duc (2/2) 4', 38'
Altrad Stadium
Attendance: 7,800
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)
16 December 2018
15:15
Newcastle Falcons England 8–21 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Sinoti 18' m
Con: Flood (0/1)
Pen: Flood (1/1) 27'
Report[65] Try: Johnstone 42' c
van der Merwe 73' m
Con: van der Walt (1/2) 43'
Pen: van der Walt (3/3) 22', 33', 60'
Kingston Park
Attendance: 7,174
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz (FFR)

Round 5[edit]

12 January 2019
13:00
(1 BP) Montpellier France 45–8 England Newcastle Falcons
Try: Nagusa 15' m
Reilhac 31' c
Willemse 48' c
Immelman (2) 54' c, 68' c
Van Rensburg 58' c
Ruffenach 72' m
Con: Pienaar (4/5) 32', 49', 55', 59'
Goosen (1/1) 69'
Paillaugue (0/1)
Report[66] Try: Kibirige 77' m
Con: Flood (0/1)
Pen: Flood (1/1) 21'
Altrad Stadium
Attendance: 7,923
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
12 January 2019
17:30
Toulon France 17–28 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Guirado 1' m
Isa 21' c
Savea 71' m
Con: Belleau (1/3) 22'
Report[67] Try: Graham 14' m
Kinghorn 43' c
Johnstone 63' c
Con: Van der Walt (2/3) 44', 64'
Pen: Van der Walt (3/4) 9', 47', 61'
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 13,096
Referee: Wayne Barnes (RFU)

Round 6[edit]

18 January 2019
19:45
Edinburgh Scotland 19–10 France Montpellier
Try: Graham 60' c
Con: Van der Walt (1/1) 62'
Pen: Van der Walt (4/5) 12', 16', 32', 56'
Report[68] Try: Jac. du Plessis 39' c
Con: Pienaar (1/1) 40'
Pen: Pienaar (1/1) 47'
Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 11,802
Referee: JP Doyle (RFU)
18 January 2019
19:45
(1 BP) Newcastle Falcons England 24–27 France Toulon
Try: Matavesi 3' c
Nagusa 70' c
Young 71' c
Con: Flood (3/3) 4', 70', 72'
Pen: Flood (1/1) 27'
Report[69] Try: Ikpefan 5' c
Nakosi 30' c
Soury 73' c
Con: Carbonel (2/2) 5', 31'
Belleau (1/1) 74'
Pen: Carbonel (2/2) 37', 49'
Kingston Park
Attendance: 6,694
Referee: Dan Jones (WRU)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

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