2007 Heineken Cup
2007/08 competition

The Heineken Cup is the premier club rugby competition in Europe.

Teams from England, France, Wales, Ireland, Scotland and Italy played in the competition.

There are 24 teams played in 6 pools of 4 teams. Pool play was on a home and away basis. The 6 pool winners and the 2 best runners-up qualified for the play-offs. 


There was a play off match for the last available place in the competition. It was between the highest placed Magners League (Celtic League) team that had not already qualified and the third placed Italian team.

The match was between Newport Gwent Dragons and Calvisano. It was held in Newport and the Newport Gwent Dragons won 22 - 15.

Teams playing in the 2007/08 Heineken Cup were:

France

  • Toulouse
  • Biarritz
  • Clermont
  • Bourgoin
  • Stade Francais
  • Perpignan

England

  • Leicester Tigers
  • Saracens
  • Harlequins
  • Bristol
  • London Wasps
  • London Irish
  • Gloucester

Ireland

  • Leinster
  • Munster
  • Ulster

Wales

  • Cardiff Blues
  • Ospreys
  • Scarlets
  • Newport Gwent Dragons


Scotland

  • Glasgow Warriors
  • Edinburgh

Italy

  • Benetton Treviso
  • Viadana
Championship Table
Pool 1
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
London Irish 6 5 1 182 100 4 24
Perpignan 6 5 1 171 79 2 22
Dragons 6 1 5 117 191 4 8
Benetton Treviso 6 1 5 107 207 1 5
Pool 2
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Gloucester 6 5 1
184 119 4 24
Ospreys 6 5 1 164 102 1 21
Bourgoin 6 1 5
118 174 4 8
Ulster 6 1 5 102 173 1 5
Pool 3
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Cardiff Blues 6 4 1 1 124 76 2 20
Stade Francais 6 4 2
120 92 2 18
Bristol 6 3 3
83 80 0 12
Harlequins 6 0 5 1 62 141 0 2
Pool 4
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Saracens 6 5 1 225 119 4 24
Biarritz 6 4 2 109 116 2 18
Glasgow Warriors 6 3 3
130 127 4 16
Viadana 6 0 6
106 208 3 3
Pool 5
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Munster 6 4 2
148 95 3 19
Clermont 6 4 2
189 128 3 19
London Wasps 6 4 2 152 127 2 18
Scarlets 6 0 6 74 213 0 0
Pool 6
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Toulouse 6 4 2
130 76 4 20
Leicester Tigers 6 3 3 110 79 2 14
Leinster 6 3 3
95 123 0 12
Edinburgh 6 2 4 85 142 1 9
Pool winners and two best pool runners-up make quarter-finals

Knock-out Stages

The 6 pool winners and the 2 highest scoring runners-up qualified for the play-offs.

Quarter-Finals

April 5


April 6


London Irish

Gloucester

Saracens

Toulouse

v

v

v

v

Perpignan

Munster

Ospreys

Cardiff Blues

Reading

Gloucester

Watford

Toulouse

20

3

19

41

9

16

10

17

Semi-Finals

April 26

April 27

London Irish

Saracens

v

v

Toulouse

Munster

London

Coventry

15

16

21

18

Final

May 24

Toulouse

v

Munster

Cardiff

13

16