2011 Heineken Cup
2011/12 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 2011/12 Heineken Cup were:

France

  • Toulouse
  • Biarritz
  • Clermont Auvergne
  • Castres
  • Montpellier
  • Racing Metro

England

  • Leicester Tigers
  • Northampton Saints
  • Gloucester
  • Harlequins
  • Bath
  • London Irish
  • Saracens

Ireland

  • Leinster
  • Munster
  • Ulster
  • Connacht

Wales

  • Cardiff Blues
  • Ospreys
  • Scarlets


Scotland

  • Glasgow Warriors
  • Edinburgh

Italy

  • Benetton Treviso
  • Aironi
Championship Table
Pool 1
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Munster 6 6 0 163 118 1 25
Scarlets 6 3 3 119 124 3 15
Northampton Saints 6 2 4 176 160 4 12
Castres 6 1 5 111 167 3 7
Pool 2
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Edinburgh 6 5 1
156 138 2 22
Cardiff Blues 6 5 1 145 110 1 21
Racing Metro 6 1 5
160 190 5 9
London Irish 6 1 5 116 139 5 9
Pool 3
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Leinster 6 5 0 1 172 88 2 24
Glasgow Warriors 6 2 3 1 106 133 2 12
Bath 6 2 4 122 151 3 11
Montpellier 6 1 3 2 84 112 2 10
Pool 4
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Clermont Auvergne 6 4 2 215 69 4 20
Ulster 6 4 2 158 87 4 20
Leicester Tigers 6 4 2 123 117 1 17
Aironi 6 0 6 51 274 0 0
Pool 5
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Saracens 6 5 1 145 107 2 22
Biarritz 6 3 3 143 105 6 18
Ospreys 6 2 3 1 142 147 3 13
Benetton Treviso 6 1 3 1 102 167 0 6
Pool 6
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Toulouse 6 4 2 150 105 2 18
Harlequins 6 4 2 122 94 1 17
Gloucester 6 3 3 111 122 3 15
Connacht 6 1 5 68 130 2 6
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 7


April 8


Edinburgh

Leinster

Munster

Saracens

v

v

v

v

Toulouse

Cardiff Blues

Ulster

Clermont Auvergne

Edinburgh

Dublin

Limerick

Watford

19

34

16

3

14

3

22

22

Semi-Finals

April 28

April 29

Ulster

Clermont Auvergne

v

v

Edinburgh

Leinster

Dublin

Bordeaux

22

15

19

19

Final

May 19

Leinster

v

Ulster

London

42

14