1995 Heineken Cup
1995/1996 Competition

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

The 1995 Heineken Cup was the first edition of the competition. Teams from 5 nations played in it. A team from Romania was involved, the only time a team from that nation has played in the competition. No teams from England or Scot land were involved as they were not permitted to play by their national unions.

There were 4 pools of 3 teams, with each team playing the others once, so 2 games, one at home and one away. The pool winners qualified for semi-finals. 


Teams playing in the 1995/1996 Heineken Cup were:

France

  • Toulouse
  • Castres Olympique
  • Bordeaux-Bègles

Wales

  • Pontypridd
  • Swansea
  • Cardiff


Ireland

  • Leinster
  • Munster
  • Ulster

Italy

  • Rugby Milano
  • Benetton Treviso

Romania

  • Farul Constanţa

    

Championship Table
Pool 1
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Points
Toulouse 2 2 0 72 19 4
Benetton Treviso 2 1 1 95 26 2
Farul Constanţa 2 0 2 18 140 0
Pool 2
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Points
Cardiff 2 1 0 1 60 20 3
Bordeaux-Bègles 2 1 0 1 43 30 3
Ulster 2 0 2 22 75 0
Pool 3
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Points
Leinster 2 2 0 47 43 4
Pontypridd 2 1 1 53 35 2
Rugby Milano 2 0 2 33 55 0
Pool 4
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Points
Swansea 2 1 1 35 27 2
Munster 2 1 1 29 32 2
Castres Olympique 2 1 1 29 34 2

 

Fixtures and Results

October 31

November 1

      

      

November 7

November 8

    

November 21

      

November 28

     

December 5

December 6

           

December 13

December 15

Farul Constanţa

Rugby Milano

Munster

     

Benetton Treviso

Castres Olympique

  

Bordeaux-Bègles

     

Cardiff

      

Swansea

Leinster

      

Ulster

Toulouse


Toulouse

Leinster

Swansea

      

Farul Constanţa

Munster

    

Cardiff

     

Ulster

            

Castres Olympique

Pontypridd

        

Bordeaux-Bègles

Benetton Treviso

Constanța

Milan

Limerick

     

Treviso

Lourdes

    

Bègles

    

Cardiff

      

Swansea

Dublin

     

Belfast

Toulouse

10

21

17

  

86

19

  

14

  

46

   

22

23

  

16

18

54

24

13

  

8

12

  

14

   

6

  

10

22

  

29

9

Knock-out Stages

Semi-Finals

December 30

Leinster

Toulouse

v

v

Cardiff

Swansea

Dublin

Toulouse

14

30

23

3

Final

January 6

Cardiff

v


Toulouse

Cardiff

18

21