2009 Heineken Cup
2009/10 competition

The Heineken Cup is the premier club rugby competiton 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. The 3rd, 4th and 5th highest scoring runners-up 'parachuted' into the play-off stage of the European Challenge Cup (Amlin Cup).

Teams playing in the 2009/10 Heineken Cup were:

France

  • Toulouse
  • Biarritz
  • Clermont
  • Brive
  • Stade Francais
  • Perpignan

England

  • Leicester Tigers
  • Northampton Saints
  • Harlequins
  • Bath
  • London Irish
  • Saracens
  • 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
Munster 6 5 1 185 94 4 24
Northampton Saints 6 4 2 138 104 3 19
Perpignan 6 2 4 108 123 3 11
Benetton Treviso 6 1 5 68 178 1 5
Pool 2
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Biarritz 6 5 1
188 97 3 23
Gloucester 6 4 2 119 129 1 17
Glasgow Warriors 6 2 4
120 140 1 9
Newport Gwent Dragons 6 1 5 108 169 2 6
Pool 3
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Clermont Auvergne 6 4 2 201 120 5 21
Ospreys 6 4 1 1 188 121 2 20
Leicester Tigers 6 3 2 1 187 123 4 18
Viadana 6 0 6 83 295 0 0
Pool 4
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Stade Francais 6 4 2 124 95 2 18
Ulster 6 4 2 127 94 1 17
Edinburgh 6 3 3 64 94 1 13
Bath 6 1 5 84 116 3 7
Pool 5
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Toulouse 6 5 1
143 92 3 23
Cardiff Blues 6 4 2
149 104 2 18
Sale Sharks 6 3 3 126 153 2 14
Harlequins 6 0 6 102 171 2 2
Pool 6
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Leinster 6 4 1 1 154 60 4 22
Scarlets 6 4 2 116 147 1 17
London Irish 6 3 2 1 140 94 3 17
Brive 6 0 6 68 177 1 1
Pool winners and two best pool runners-up make quarter-finals
3rd, 4th and 5th best pool runners-up 'parachute' into European Challenge Cup knock-out stages

Knock-out Stages

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

Quarter-Finals

April 9

April 10


April 11

Leinster

Biarritz

Munster

Toulouse

v

v

v

v

Clermont

Ospreys

Northampton Saints

Stade Francais

Dublin

San Sabastian

Limerick

Toulouse

29

29

33

42

28

28

19

16

Semi-Finals

May 1

May 2

Toulouse

Biarritz

v

v

Leinster

Munster

Toulouse

San Sabastian

26

18

16

7

Final

May 22

Biarritz

v

Toulouse

Paris

19

21