2012 Heineken Cup
2012/13 competition

The Heineken Cup was the premier club rugby competiton in Europe.

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

There were 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 2012/13 Heineken Cup were:

France

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

England

  • Saracens
  • Exeter Chiefs
  • Harlequins
  • Northampton Saints
  • Sale Sharks
  • Leicester Tigers

Ireland

  • Leinster
  • Munster
  • Ulster
  • Connacht

Wales

  • Cardiff Blues
  • Ospreys
  • Scarlets


Scotland

  • Glasgow Warriors
  • Edinburgh

Italy

  • Benetton Treviso
  • Zebre
Championship Table
Pool 1
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Saracens 6 5 1 180 76 3 23
Munster 6 4 2 133 73 4 20
Racing Metro 6 3 3 103 125 12
Edinburgh 6 6 36 178 0
Pool 2
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Leicester Tigers 6 4 1 1 119 103 2 20
Toulouse 6 4 2 132 84 3 19
Ospreys 6 2 3 1 120 124 2 12
Benetton Treviso 6 1 5 107 167 1 5
Pool 3
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Harlequins 6 5 243 71 4 28
Biarritz 6 3 3 123 101 3 15
Connacht 6 3 3 96 138 12
Zebre 6 6 72 224 1 1
Pool 4
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Ulster 6 5 1 126 55 3 23
Northampton Saints 6 3 3 94 109 3 15
Castres 6 3 3 77 98 2 14
Glasgow Warriors 6 1 5 70 105 2 6
Pool 5
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Clermont 6 6 213 64 4 28
Leinster 6 4 2 124 96 4 20
Exeter Chiefs 6 2 4 93 166 1 9
Scarlets 6 6 79 183 2 2
Pool 6
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Toulon 6 5 1 186 61 3 23
Montpellier 6 5 1 168 106 2 22
Cardiff Blues 6 1 5 143 184 2 6
Sale Sharks 6 1 5 78 198 4
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

NB: Munster make the quarter-finals ahead of Leinster on the most tries scored in pool play rule.



2012/13 Fixtures and Results

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Ospreys

Ulster

Edinburgh

Racing Metro

Zebre

Clermont Auvergne

Leinster

Harlequins

Northampton Saints

Sale Sharks

Toulouse

Toulon


Castres

Glasgow

Benetton Treviso

Scarlets

Saracens

Biarritz

Connacht

Exeter Chiefs

Cardiff Blues

Munster

Leicester Tigers

Montpellier


Glasgow

Connacht

Northampton Saints

Scarlets

Toulouse

Zebre

Sale Sharks

Munster

Racing Metro

Cardiff Blues

Clermont Auvergne

Leicester Tigers


Biarritz

Edinburgh

Benetton Treviso

Ospreys

Harlequins

Exeter Chiefs

Leinster

Montpellier

Ulster

Castres

Saracens

Toulon


Sale Sharks

Northampton Saints

Ulster

Clermont Auvergne

Zebre

Harlequins

Lainster

Racing Metro

Toulon

Toulouse

Edinburgh

Ospreys


Connacht

Biarritz

Cardiff Blues

Castres

Exeter Chiefs

Glasgow

Montpellier

Scarlets

Munster

Saracens

Leicester Tigers

Benetton Treviso


Quarter-Finals

Clermont Auvergne

Saracens

Harlequins

Toulon


Semi-Finals

Clermont Auvergne

Saracens


Final

Clermont Auvergne


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Castres

Saracens

Munster

Connacht

Scarlets

Exeter Chiefs

Biarritz

Glasgow

Cardiff Blues

Leicester Tigers

Montpellier


Northampton Saints

Ulster

Toulouse

Leinster

Racing Metro

Zebre

Harlequins

Clermont Auvergne

Toulon

Edinburgh

Ospreys

Sale Sharks


Castres

Biarritz

Ulster

Exeter Chiefs

Ospreys

Harlequins

Toulon

Saracens

Edinburgh

Montpellier

Leinster

Benetton Treviso


Connacht

Racing Metro

Leicester Tigers

Toulouse

Zebre

Scarlets

Clermont Auvergne

Cardiff Blues

Northampton Saints

Glasgow

Munster

Sale Sharks


Montpellier

Castres

Glasgow

Exeter Chiefs

Biarritz

Connacht

Scarlets

Saracens

Cardiff Blues

Benetton Treviso

Munster

Leicester Tigers


Zebre

Harlequins

Sale Sharks

Ulster

Leinster

Northampton Saints

Toulon

Clermont Auvergne

Racing Metro

Edinburgh

Toulouse

Ospreys



Montpellier

Ulster

Munster

Leicester Tigers



Munster

Toulon



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Swansea

Belfast

Edinburgh

Paris

Parma

Clermont-Ferrand

Dublin

London

Northampton

Salford

Toulouse

Toulon


Castres

Glasgow

Treviso

Llanelli

Brussels

Biarritz

Galway

Exeter

Cardiff

Limerick

Leicester

Montpellier


Glasgow

Galway

Northampton

Llanelli

Toulouse

Parma

Salford

Limerick

Paris

Cardiff

Clermont-Ferrand

Leicester


Biarritz

Edinburgh

Treviso

Swansea

London

Exeter

Dublin

Montpellier

Belfast

Castres

Watford

Toulon


Salford

Northampton

Belfast

Clermont-Ferrand

Parma

London

Dublin

Nantes

Toulon

Toulouse

Edinburgh

Swansea


Galway

Biarritz

Cardiff

Castres

Exeter

Glasgow

Montpellier

Llanelli

Limerick

Watford

Leicester

Treviso



Clermont-Ferrand

London

London

Toulon



Montpellier

London



Dublin

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Toulon won the 2012/13 Heineken Cup