1996 Heineken Cup
1996/1997 Competition

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

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

There were 20 teams played in 5 pools of 4 teams. Teams played the other teams in the pool once. The top 2 teams from each pool qualified for the quarter-finals.


Teams playing in the 1996/1997 Heineken Cup were:

France

  • Toulouse
  • Brive
  • Pau
  • Dax

Wales

  • Pontypridd
  • Llanelli
  • Neath
  • Cardiff

England

  • Leicester Tigers
  • Wasps
  • Bath
  • Harlequins

Ireland

  • Leinster
  • Munster
  • Ulster

Scotland

  • Edinburgh Rugby
  • Scottish Borders
  • Caledonia Reds

Italy

  • Rugby Milano
  • Benetton Treviso

    

Championship Table
Pool 1
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Points
Dax 4 3 1 141 69 6
Bath 4 3 1 136 88 6
Pontypridd 4 3 1 97 60 6
Benetton Treviso 4 1 3 106 135 2
Edinburgh Rugby 4 0 4 71 199 0
Pool 2
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Points
Leicester Tigers 4 4 0 114 43 8
Llanelli 4 2 2 97 81 4
Leinster 4 2 2 86 109 4
Pau 4 1 3 137 103 2
Scottish Borders 4 1 3 80 178 2
Pool 3
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Points
Brive 4 4 0 106 65 8
Harlequins 4 3 1 131 95 6
Neath 4 2 2 83 109 4
Ulster 4 1 3 75 87 2
Caledonia Reds 4 0 4 117 156 0
Pool 4
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Points
Toulouse 4 3 1 157 142 6
Cardiff 4 3 1 135 97 6
Wasps 4 2 2 156 115 4
Munster 4 2 2 109 135 4
Rugby Milano 4 0 4 73 141 0

 

Fixtures and Results

October 12

          

          

       

      

     

October 13

       

        

October 16

     

           

          

         

      

        

          

      

October 19

      

    

     

         

       

October 20

           

         

October 26

    

     

     

     

October 27

        

          

         

November 2

Pontypridd

Bath

Llanelli

Pau

Brive

Munster

Caledonia Reds

Wasps

      

Edinburgh Rugby

Benetton Treviso

Leinster

Scottish Borders

Ulster

Neath

Cardiff

Rugby Milano

   

Pontypridd

Llanelli

Leicester Tigers

Harlequins

Munster

Toulouse

Dax

Caledonia Reds

     

Bath

Scottish Borders

Pau

Neath

Wasps

Edinburgh Rugby

Brive

Cardiff

       

Benetton Treviso

Dax

Leinster

Leicester Tigers

Ulster

Harlequins

Rugby Milano

Toulouse

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

  

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

 

v

v

v

v

v

v

 

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

 

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

 

Benetton Treviso

Edinburgh Rugby

Leinster

Scottish Borders

Neath

Rugby Milano

Ulster

Cardiff

   

Pontypridd

Dax

Leicester Tigers

Llanelli

Harlequins

Caledonia Reds

Munster

Toulouse

   

Bath

Pau

Scottish Borders

Neath

Wasps

Cardiff

Edinburgh Rugby

Brive

         

Dax

Leinster

Leicester Tigers

Ulster

Toulouse

Benetton Treviso

Harlequins

Rugby Milano

      

Bath

Pontypridd

Pau

Llanelli

Brive

Caledonia Reds

Wasps

Munster

Pontypridd

Bath

Llanelli

Pau

Brive-la-Gaillarde

Cork

Perth

London

    

Edinburgh

Treviso

Dublin

Hawick

Belfast

Neath

Cardiff

Milan

   

Pontypridd

Llanelli

Leicester

London

Limerick

Toulouse

Dax

Perth

     

Bath

Melrose

Pau

Neath

London

Edinburgh

Brive-la-Gaillarde

Cardiff

        

Treviso

Dax

Dublin

Leicester

Belfast

London

Milan

Toulouse

28

55

34

85

34

23

34

24

  

10

14

10

24

15

27

48

26

  

19

31

43

44

49

36

69

30

  

25

25

14

15

77

23

23

41

  

27

22

25

25

6

56

23

60

22

26

17

28

19

5

41

26

  

32

34

27

16

21

18

18

44

  

6

15

3

22

22

20

12

32

  

16

34

19

13

17

43

10

19


50

18

23

16

17

35

33

19

Knock-out Stages

Quarter-Finals

November 9

November 16  

      

November 17

Cardiff

Leicester Tigers

Dax

Brive

v

v

v

v

Bath

Harlequins

Toulouse

Llanelli

Cardiff

Leicester

Dax

Brive-la-Gaillarde

22

23

18

35

19

13

26

14

Semi-Finals

January 4

January 5

Leicester Tigers

Brive

v

v

Toulouse

Cardiff

Leicester

Brive-la-Gaillarde

37

26

11

13

Final

January 25

Brive

v


Leicester Tigers

Cardiff

28

9