2010 Heineken Cup
2010/11 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 2010/11 Heineken Cup were:

France

  • Toulouse
  • Biarritz
  • Clermont
  • Castres
  • Toulon
  • Racing Metro
  • Perpignan

England

  • Leicester Tigers
  • Northampton Saints
  • London Wasps
  • Bath
  • London Irish
  • Saracens

Ireland

  • Leinster
  • Munster
  • Ulster

Wales

  • Cardiff Blues
  • Ospreys
  • Scarlets
  • Newport Gwent Dragons


Scotland

  • Glasgow Warriors
  • Edinburgh

Italy

  • Benetton Treviso
  • Aironi
Championship Table
Pool 1
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Northampton Saints 6 6 0 155 87 1 25
Cardiff Blues 6 3 3 107 113 2 14
Castres 6 2 4 105 115 3 11
Edinburgh 6 1 5 98 150 4 8
Pool 2
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Leinster 6 5 1
179 104 4 24
Clermont 6 4 2 114 94 3 19
Racing Metro 6 2 4
104 151 1 9
Saracens 6 1 5 107 155 2 6
Pool 3
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Toulon 6 4 2 143 134 1 17
Munster 6 3 3 143 122 4 16
Ospreys 6 3 3 117 113 2 14
London Irish 6 2 4 107 141 1 9
Pool 4
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Biarritz 6 4 2 140 85 6 22
Ulster 6 5 1 145 93 2 22
Bath 6 2 4 147 113 6 14
Aironi 6 1 5 65 211 0 4
Pool 5
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Perpignan 6 4 1 1 196 112 4 22
Leicester Tigers 6 4 1 1 215 118 4 22
Scarlets 6 3 3 149 191 3 15
Benetton Treviso 6 0 6 109 248 1 1
Pool 6
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Toulouse 6 5 1 155 85 2 22
London Wasps 6 4 2 145 106 3 19
Glasgow Warriors 6 3 3 116 141 0 12
Newport Gwent Dragons 6 0 6 77 161 2 2
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


Perpignan

Leinster

Northampton Saints

Biarritz

v

v

v

v

Toulon

Leicester Tigers

Ulster

Toulouse

Barcelona

Dublin

Milton Keynes

San Sabastian

29

17

23

20

25

10

13

27

NB: The Biarritz v Toulouse match went to extra time after scores were tied at 17 - 17 at full time

Semi-Finals

April 30

May 1

Leinster

Northampton Saints

v

v

Toulouse

Perpignan

Dublin

Milton Keynes

32

23

23

7

Final

May 21

Northampton Saints

v

Leinster

Cardiff

22

33