2012–13 Heineken Cup pool stage

The 2012–13 Heineken Cup pool stage was the first stage of the 18th season of the Heineken Cup, Europe's top competition for rugby union clubs. It involved 24 teams competing for eight quarter-final berths, awarded to the winners of each of six pools plus the two top-ranked second-place teams. The next three best runners-up were parachuted into the Amlin Challenge Cup.

2012–13 Heineken Cup pool stage
Season2012–13 Heineken Cup
Date12 October 2012 – 20 January 2013
Qualifiers
Seed 1England Harlequins
Seed 2France Clermont
Seed 3France Toulon
Seed 4England Saracens
Seed 5Ireland Ulster
Seed 6England Leicester Tigers
Seed 7France Montpellier
Seed 8Ireland Munster
2011–12
(Previous)
2013–14
(Next)

The pool stage began with two matches on 12 October 2012 and ended on 20 January 2013. The first four rounds of fixtures were released on 26 July 2012.[1] The quarter-finalists then participated in a knockout tournament that ultimately ended with the final on Saturday 18 May 2013 at Aviva Stadium in Dublin.[2]

SeedingEdit

The seeding system was the same as in the 2011–12 tournament. The 24 competing teams were ranked based on past Heineken Cup and European Challenge Cup performance, with each pool receiving one team from each quartile, or Tier. The requirement to have only one team per country in each pool, however, still applied (with the exception of the inclusion of the seventh French team).[3]

The brackets show each team's European Rugby Club Ranking at the end of the 2011–12 season.

Tier 1   Leinster (1)   Toulouse (2)   Biarritz (3)   Munster (4)   Cardiff Blues (5)   Northampton Saints (6)
Tier 2   Clermont Auvergne (7)   Ulster (8)   Leicester Tigers (9)   Harlequins (11)   Toulon (12)   Edinburgh (13)
Tier 3   Ospreys (14)   Scarlets (18)   Glasgow Warriors (19)   Saracens (20)   Connacht (24)   Sale Sharks (25)
Tier 4   Benetton Treviso (27)   Castres (28)   Racing Métro (29)   Montpellier (30)   Exeter Chiefs (34)   Zebre (NR)

Pool stageEdit

The draw for the pool stage took place on 12 June 2012 at Aviva Stadium.

Under rules of the competition organiser, European Rugby Cup, tiebreakers within each pool are as follows.[4]

  • Competition points earned in head-to-head matches
  • Total tries scored in head-to-head matches
  • Point differential in head-to-head matches

ERC has four additional tiebreakers, used if tied teams are in different pools, or if the above steps cannot break a tie between teams in the same pool:

  • Tries scored in all pool matches
  • Point differential in all pool matches
  • Best disciplinary record (fewest players receiving red or yellow cards in all pool matches)
  • Coin toss
Key to colours
     Winner of each pool, advance to quarterfinals.
     Two highest-scoring second-place teams advance to quarterfinals.
     Third- through fifth- highest-scoring second-place teams parachute into the knockout stage
of the European Challenge Cup.

All kickoff times are local to the match location.

Pool 1Edit

Team P W D L PF PA Diff TF TA TB LB Pts
  Saracens (3) 6 5 0 1 180 76 +104 15 6 2 1 23
  Munster (8) 6 4 0 2 133 73 +60 14 4 2 2 20
  Racing Métro 6 3 0 3 103 125 −22 7 11 0 0 12
  Edinburgh 6 0 0 6 36 178 −142 3 18 0 0 0
13 October 2012
14:35
Racing Métro   22–17   Munster (1 BP)
Try: Machenaud 31' c
Con: Barkley (1/1)
Pen: Barkley (4/5) 18', 38', 50', 76'
Bergamasco (1/1) 78'
Report[5] Try: Dougall 14' c
Zebo 71' c
Con: O'Gara (1/1)
Keatley (1/1)
Pen: O'Gara (1/1) 8'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 21,102
Referee: Greg Garner (England)
13 October 2012
13:35
Edinburgh   0–45   Saracens (1 BP)
Report[6] Try: Tomkins 13' c
Farrell 59' m
Ashton 65' c
Goode 68' c
Hodgson 75' c
Con: Hodgson (4/5)
Pen: Hodgson (4/4) 23', 30', 39', 50'
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Attendance: 6,543
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)

20 October 2012
16:40
Saracens   30–13   Racing Métro
Try: Wyles 21' c
Borthwick 28' c
Fraser 76' c
Con: Hodgson (3/3)
Pen: Hodgson (3/4) 8', 36', 58'
Report[7] Try: Imhoff 61' c
Con: Estebanez (1/1)
Pen: Barkley (1/2) 1'
Germain (1/1) 69'
King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels
Attendance: 18,212
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
21 October 2012
12:45
(1 BP) Munster   33–0   Edinburgh
Try: Murray 50' c
P. O'Mahony 70' c
Dougall 73' m
Varley 80' m
Con: Keatley (2/4)
Pen: Keatley (3/5) 3', 23', 56'
Report[8]
Thomond Park, Limerick
Attendance: 22,146
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)

8 December 2012
18:00
Munster   15–9   Saracens (1 BP)
Pen: O'Gara (5/5) 4', 28', 38', 49', 53'
Report[9] Pen: Farrell (3/7) 36', 43', 78'
Thomond Park, Limerick
Attendance: 25,600
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (France)
8 December 2012
19:00
Racing Métro   19–9   Edinburgh
Try: Imhoff 19' m
Ben Arous 60' m
Pen: Barkley (2/2) 10', 30'
Machenaud (1/1) 77'
Report[10] Pen: Laidlaw (3/6) 1', 39', 65'

14 December 2012
20:00
Edinburgh   3–15   Racing Métro
Pen: Francis (1/5) 28'
Report[11] Pen: Barkley (1/2) 4'
Germain (4/5) 7', 53', 61', 68'
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Attendance: 4,598
Referee: Dudley Phillips (Ireland)
16 December 2012
15:00
Saracens   19–13   Munster (1 BP)
Try: Strettle 20' c
Con: Farrell (1/1)
Pen: Farrell (4/6) 8', 56', 59', 76'
Report[12] Try: Howlett 25' c
Con: O'Gara (1/1)
Pen: O'Gara (2/4) 16', 50'
Vicarage Road, Watford
Attendance: 16,223
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (France)

12 January 2013
16:40
Racing Métro   28–37   Saracens
Try: Ducalcon 6' c
Imhoff (2) 16' m, 20' c
Con: Descons (2/3)
Pen: Descons (3/3) 25', 29', 56'
Report[13] Try: Wyles 45' c
Con: Farrell (1/1)
Pen: Farrell (10/10) 10', 19', 23', 27', 34', 38', 52', 62', 74', 80'
Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes
Attendance: 35,085
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
13 January 2013
12:45
Edinburgh   17–26   Munster
Try: Fife (2) 71' c, 76' c
Con: Laidlaw (2/2)
Pen: Laidlaw (1/1) 32'
Report[14] Try: penalty try 53' c
Murray 61' c
Con: O'Gara (2/2)
Pen: O'Gara (4/5) 2', 25', 29', 35'
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Attendance: 6,220
Referee: Romain Poite (France)

20 January 2013
12:45
(1 BP) Munster   29–6   Racing Métro
Try: Murray 24' c
Zebo (3) 28' m, 47' c, 54' m
Sherry 35' m
Con: Keatley (2/5)
Report[15] Pen: Germain (2/2) 12', 31'
Thomond Park, Limerick
Attendance: 25,600
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
20 January 2013
12:45
(1 BP) Saracens   40–7   Edinburgh
Try: Ashton (2) 26' m, 45' m
Stevens 52' c
Hodgson 74' c
Wyles 80' c
Con: Farrell (3/5)
Pen: Farrell (3/5) 9', 14', 21'
Report[16] Try: Tonks 31' c
Con: Laidlaw (1/1)
Vicarage Road, Watford
Attendance: 5,673
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)

Pool 2Edit

Team P W D L PF PA Diff TF TA TB LB Pts
  Leicester Tigers (5) 6 4 1 1 119 103 +16 13 9 2 0 20
  Toulouse 6 4 0 2 132 84 +48 15 4 2 1 19
  Ospreys 6 2 1 3 120 124 −4 11 15 1 1 12
  Benetton Treviso 6 1 0 5 107 167 −60 9 20 0 1 5
12 October 2012
20:00
(1 BP) Ospreys   38–17   Benetton Treviso
Try: Walker 19' c
Dirksen (2) 44' c, 72' m
Beck 80' c
Con: Biggar (3/4)
Pen: Biggar (4/4) 3', 7', 14', 63'
Report[17] Try: Vosawai 55' c
McLean 57' c
Con: Burton (2/2)
Pen: Burton (1/1) 17'
Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Attendance: 8,746
Referee: Neil Paterson (Scotland)
14 October 2012
16:00
Toulouse   23–9   Leicester Tigers
Try: Fickou 37' m
Pen: McAlister (6/7) 17', 26', 47', 54', 57', 61'
Report[18] Pen: Flood (3/3) 14', 22', 34'
Stade Municipal, Toulouse
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

20 October 2012
14:35
Benetton Treviso   21–33   Toulouse
Pen: Burton (7/7) 2', 9', 11', 14', 24', 33', 46'
Report[19] Try: penalty try 53' m
Picamoles 58' c
Clerc 63' c
Con: McAlister (2/3)
Pen: McAlister (4/6) 6', 20', 30', 43'
21 October 2012
15:00
(1 BP) Leicester Tigers   39–22   Ospreys
Try: Tuilagi (2) 31' c, 79' c
Flood 70' c
Youngs 75' m
Con: Flood (2/4)
Pen: Flood (5/6) 28', 44', 49', 52', 66'
Report[20] Try: Ry. Jones 1' c
Con: Biggar (1/1)
Pen: Biggar (5/5) 10', 41', 57', 61', 72'
Welford Road, Leicester
Attendance: 20,224
Referee: Romain Poite (France)

8 December 2012
14:35
(1 BP) Toulouse   30–14   Ospreys
Try: Fritz 7' c
Nyanga 15' m
Clerc 55' m
Johnston 62' m
Huget 74' m
Con: McAlister (1/3)
Pen: Doussain (1/1) 80'
Report[21] Try: Fotuali'i 32' c
Bevington 77' c
Con: Biggar (1/1)
Morgan (1/1)
Stade Ernest-Wallon, Toulouse
Attendance: 17,865
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
9 December 2012
15:00
(1 BP) Leicester Tigers   33–25   Benetton Treviso
Try: penalty try 16' c
Tuilagi 24' m
Salvi (2) 29' c, 38' c
Smith 55' c
Con: Ford (4/5)
Report[22] Try: Budd 31' c
Cittadini 45' c
Loamanu 64' m
Con: Di Bernardo (2/3)
Pen: Di Bernardo (2/2) 61', 68'
Welford Road, Leicester
Attendance: 18,432
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)

15 December 2012
14:35
(1 BP) Benetton Treviso   13–14   Leicester Tigers
Try: penalty try 27' c
Con: Di Bernardo (1/1)
Pen: Di Bernardo (2/3) 35', 45'
Report[23] Try: Thompstone 12' c
penalty try 77' c
Con: Ford (2/2)
15 December 2012
13:35
Ospreys   17–6   Toulouse
Try: Walker 61' m
Pen: Biggar (3/3) 2', 33', 60'
Drop: Biggar (1/1) 20'
Report[24] Pen: Doussain (1/2) 27'
Drop: Doussain (1/1) 40'
Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Attendance: 10,110
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)

13 January 2013
15:00
Ospreys   15–15   Leicester Tigers
Try: Bearman 31' c
Spratt 75' m
Con: Biggar (1/2)
Pen: Biggar (1/5) 28'
Report[25] Try: B. Youngs 67' c
Morris 72' m
Con: Flood (1/2)
Pen: Flood (1/1) 38'
Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Attendance: 13,126
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
13 January 2013
16:00
(1 BP) Toulouse   35–14   Benetton Treviso
Try: Botha 6' c
Albacete 29' c
Clerc 44' c
Fritz 61' c
Huget 80' c
Con: McAlister (5/5)
Report[26] Try: Benvenuti 10' m
Pen: Botes (3/4) 3', 20', 39'
Stade Ernest-Wallon, Toulouse
Attendance: 15,382
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)

20 January 2013
15:00
Leicester Tigers   9–5   Toulouse (1 BP)
Pen: Flood (3/4) 6', 31', 38'
Try: Huget 48' m
Welford Road, Leicester
Attendance: 24,000
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
20 January 2013
16:00
Benetton Treviso   17–14   Ospreys (1 BP)
Try: Zanni 74' c
Pratichetti 79' c
Con: Burton (2/2)
Pen: Burton (1/1) 4'
Try: Isaacs 58' m
Pen: Biggar (2/2) 8', 14'
Drop: Biggar (1/1) 47'

Pool 3Edit

Team P W D L PF PA Diff TF TA TB LB Pts
  Harlequins (1) 6 6 0 0 243 71 +172 28 6 4 0 28
  Biarritz 6 3 0 3 123 101 +22 14 7 2 1 15
  Connacht 6 3 0 3 96 138 −42 5 13 0 0 12
  Zebre 6 0 0 6 72 224 −152 6 27 0 1 1
13 October 2012
14:35
Zebre   10–19   Connacht
Try: Ferrarini 72' c
Con: Halangahu (1/1)
Pen: Halangahu (1/2) 7'
Report[27] Try: Muldoon 62' c
Con: Parks (1/1)
Pen: Parks (4/5) 4', 17', 40', 60'
Stadio XXV Aprile, Parma
Attendance: 1,800
Referee: Leighton Hodges (Wales)
13 October 2012
18:00
(1 BP) Harlequins   40–13   Biarritz Olympique
Try: Care 6' c
Buchanan 44' c
Turner-Hall 67' c
Stegmann 78' c
Con: Evans (1/1)
Botica (3/3)
Pen: Botica (4/5) 18', 31', 51', 64'
Report[28] Try: Héguy 23' c
Con: Peyrelongue (1/1)
Pen: Peyrelongue (2/2) 14', 28'
The Stoop, London
Attendance: 13,815
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)

20 October 2012
19:00
(1 BP) Biarritz Olympique   38–17   Zebre
Try: Barcella 4' c
Lesgourgues (2) 10' c, 52' c
Ngwenya 17' m
Taele 45' m
Héguy 59' c
Con: Barraque (3/5)
Peyrelongue (1/1)
Report[29] Try: van Schalkwyk 76' m
Pen: Halangahu (3/3) 7', 24', 48'
Garcia (1/1) 29'
20 October 2012
18:00
Connacht   22–30   Harlequins
Try: McSharry 6' c
Con: Parks (1/1)
Pen: Parks (5/5) 10', 17', 25', 27', 44'
Report[30] Try: Care (2) 30' m, 37' c
Con: Botica (1/2)
Pen: Botica (6/7) 4', 10', 15', 40', 55', 63'
Sportsground, Galway
Attendance: 8,199
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)

7 December 2012
20:00
Connacht   22–14   Biarritz Olympique
Try: Vainikolo 5' c
Con: Parks (1/1)
Pen: Parks (3/4) 46', 51', 77'
Drop: Parks (2/3) 23', 72'
Report[31] Try: Harinordoquy 80' m
Pen: Yachvili (3/5) 2', 19', 38'
Sportsground, Galway
Attendance: 6,583
Referee: Greg Garner (England)
8 December 2012
14:35
Zebre   14–57   Harlequins (1 BP)
Try: Sarto 36' c
Chillon 74' c
Con: Orquera (2/2)
Report[32] Try: Smith (2) 26' c, 33' c
Easter 42' c
penalty try (2) 56' c, 63' c
Hopper 58' c
Buchanan 70' m
Botica 75' c
Con: Evans (6/7)
Botica (1/1)
Pen: Evans (1/2) 25'
Stadio XXV Aprile, Parma
Attendance: 1,600
Referee: Neil Paterson (Scotland)

14 December 2012
21:00
Biarritz Olympique   17–0   Connacht
Try: Balshaw 30' c
Burotu 79' c
Con: Yachvili (2/2)
Pen: Yachvili (1/2) 2'
Report[33]
15 December 2012
15:00
(1 BP) Harlequins   53–5   Zebre
Try: Casson 8' c
penalty try 37' c
Botica 42' c
Easter 50' c
Smith 57' c
Care 64' m
Dickson 75' c
Con: Evans (6/7)
Pen: Evans (2/2) 3', 31'
Report[34] Try: Trevisan 26' m
The Stoop, London
Attendance: 12,036
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)

12 January 2013
13:35
(1 BP) Harlequins   47–8   Connacht
Try: penalty try 34' c
Williams (2) 41' c, 52' m
Monye 64' m
Lowe 78' c
Botica 80' c
Con: Evans (2/4)
Botica (2/2)
Pen: Evans (3/4) 8', 13', 39'
Report[35] Try: O'Connor 62' m
Pen: Jarvis (1/1) 10'
The Stoop, London
Attendance: 13,270
Referee: Neil Paterson (Scotland)
12 January 2013
14:35
Zebre   6–32   Biarritz Olympique (1 BP)
Pen: Orquera (2/3) 12', 16'
Report[36] Try: Baby 7' c
Bosch (2) 31' c, 56' c
Burotu 75' m
Con: Yachvili (3/3)
Pen: Yachvili (2/2) 6', 11'
Stadio XXV Aprile, Parma
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)

18 January 2013
20:00
Connacht   25–20   Zebre (1 BP)
Try: penalty try 45' c
Con: Parks (1/1)
Pen: Parks (4/5) 10', 15', 33', 71'
Drop: Parks (2/2) 24', 74'
Report[37] Try: Trevisan 59' m
Pen: Halangahu (5/5) 12', 27', 49', 51', 69'
Sportsground, Galway
Attendance: 5,803
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (France)
18 January 2013
21:00
(1 BP) Biarritz Olympique   9–16   Harlequins
Pen: Yachvili (3/5) 11', 45', 53'
Report[38] Try: Guest 29' c
Con: Evans (1/1)
Pen: Evans (3/3) 16', 56', 73'

Pool 4Edit

Team P W D L PF PA Diff TF TA TB LB Pts
  Ulster (6) 6 5 0 1 126 55 +71 12 5 2 1 23
  Northampton Saints 6 3 0 3 94 109 −15 9 11 1 2 15
  Castres 6 3 0 3 77 98 −21 6 6 0 2 14
  Glasgow Warriors 6 1 0 5 70 105 −35 7 12 0 2 6
12 October 2012
20:00
(1 BP) Ulster   41–17   Castres Olympique
Try: Trimble 8' c
P. Marshall (2) 21' c, 42' m
Pienaar 80' c
Con: Jackson (3/4)
Pen: Jackson (5/5) 7', 16', 36', 45', 60'
Report[39] Try: Andreu 32' c
Garvey 51' c
Con: Teulet (2/2)
Pen: Teulet (1/1) 4'
Ravenhill, Belfast
Attendance: 11,451
Referee: Andrew Small (England)
14 October 2012
12:45
(1 BP) Northampton Saints   24–15   Glasgow Warriors
Try: G. Pisi (2) 36' m, 40' c
Myler 43' m
Artemyev 70' c
Con: Myler (1/3)
Lamb (1/1)
Report[40] Try: Strauss 24' c
Lamont 28' m
Con: Horne (1/1)
Pen: Horne (1/1) 18'
Franklin's Gardens, Northampton
Attendance: 12,115
Referee: Romain Poite (France)

19 October 2012
21:00
Castres Olympique   21–16   Northampton Saints (1 BP)
Try: Bonnefond 7' c
Claassen 51' m
Con: Teulet (1/1)
Pen: Teulet (1/2) 14'
Kockott (1/2) 32'
Drop: Talès (1/1) 61'
Report[41] Try: G. Pisi 59' c
Con: Myler (1/1)
Pen: Myler (3/3) 16', 23', 72'
Stade Ernest-Wallon, Toulouse
Attendance: 11,425
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
19 October 2012
20:00
Glasgow Warriors   8–19   Ulster
Try: Matawalu 77' m
Pen: Horne (1/4) 20'
Report[42] Try: Henry 60' c
Con: Jackson (1/1)
Pen: Jackson (4/6) 23', 27', 63', 75'
Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 6,194
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)

7 December 2012
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors   6–9   Castres Olympique
Pen: Wight (2/3) 12', 22'
Report[43] Pen: Kockott (3/7) 20', 36', 57'
Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 3,348
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
7 December 2012
20:00
Northampton Saints   6–25   Ulster (1 BP)
Pen: Lamb (2/5) 20', 40'
Report[44] Try: Trimble 9' m
Bowe 33' m
Payne 44' c
Tuohy 78' m
Con: Jackson (1/4)
Pen: Jackson (1/3) 23'

15 December 2012
18:00
(1 BP) Ulster   9–10   Northampton Saints
Pen: Jackson (3/4) 30', 38', 42'
Report[45] Try: van Velze 17' c
Con: Myler (1/1)
Pen: Myler (1/1) 6'
Ravenhill, Belfast
Attendance: 10,977
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
16 December 2012
13:45
Castres Olympique   10–8   Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Caballero 73' c
Con: Kirkpatrick (1/1)
Pen: Teulet (1/3) 5'
Report[46] Try: Barclay 38' m
Pen: Horne (1/2) 1'
Stade Pierre-Antoine, Castres
Attendance: 8,224
Referee: Andrew Small (England)

11 January 2013
20:00
Northampton Saints   18–12   Castres Olympique (1 BP)
Pen: Myler (3/3) 19', 30', 50'
Lamb (3/3) 65', 71', 78'
Report[47] Pen: Kockott (4/5) 16', 33', 68', 80'
11 January 2013
20:00
Ulster   23–6   Glasgow Warriors
Try: Williams 19' c
Payne 73' m
Cave 78' m
Con: Pienaar (1/3)
Pen: Pienaar (2/4) 6', 62'
Report[48] Pen: Weir (2/4) 48', 55'
Ravenhill, Belfast
Attendance: 10,940
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (France)

19 January 2013
13:35
Glasgow Warriors   27–20   Northampton Saints (1 BP)
Try: Strauss 46' c
Matawalu 66' c
Horne 80' c
Con: Wight (2/2)
Horne (1/1)
Pen: Jackson (2/2) 1', 11'
Report[49] Try: Waldouck 30' c
G. Pisi 58' m
Foden 71' m
Con: Myler (1/1)
Pen: Myler (1/1) 13'
Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 4,193
Referee: Leighton Hodges (Wales)
19 January 2013
14:35
(1 BP) Castres Olympique   8–9   Ulster
Try: Lamerat 8' m
Pen: Kockott (1/2) 18'
Report[50] Pen: Pienaar (3/5) 11', 35', 63'
Stade Pierre-Antoine, Castres
Attendance: 7,632
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

Pool 5Edit

Team P W D L PF PA Diff TF TA TB LB Pts
  Clermont (2) 6 6 0 0 213 64 +149 23 3 4 0 28
  Leinster 6 4 0 2 124 96 +28 12 5 2 2 20
  Exeter Chiefs 6 2 0 4 93 166 −73 6 19 0 1 9
  Scarlets 6 0 0 6 79 183 −104 6 20 0 2 2
13 October 2012
16:40
(1 BP) Clermont   49–16   Scarlets
Try: Sivivatu 31' c
penalty try 41' c
Byrne 47' c
Chouly 53' c
Bonnaire 70' m
Nalaga 79' c
Con: Parra (4/5)
James (1/1)
Pen: Parra (3/3) 7', 16', 38'
Report[51] Try: J. Davies 3' c
Con: Priestland (1/1)
Pen: Priestland (2/2) 19', 46'
Drop: Priestland (1/1) 21'
13 October 2012
15:40
Leinster   9–6   Exeter Chiefs (1 BP)
Pen: J. Sexton (3/5) 10', 53', 73'
Report[52] Pen: Steenson (2/4) 39', 64'
RDS Arena, Dublin
Attendance: 18,500
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (France)

20 October 2012
13:35
(1 BP) Scarlets   13–20   Leinster
Try: Maule 53' c
Con: Priestland (1/1)
Pen: Priestland (2/5) 47', 74'
Report[53] Try: Nacewa 10' m
Pen: J. Sexton (4/6) 1', 19', 57', 72'
Drop: J. Sexton (1/1) 43'
Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli
Attendance: 9,555
Referee: Greg Garner (England)
20 October 2012
18:00
Exeter Chiefs   12–46   Clermont (1 BP)
Pen: Steenson (4/4) 2', 9', 25', 31'
Report[54] Try: Nalaga (2) 17' c, 80' c
Fofana (2) 48' c, 73' c
Bonnaire 51' m
Sivivatu 71' c
Con: Parra (3/4)
Skrela (2/2)
Pen: Parra (2/3) 36', 45'
Sandy Park, Exeter
Attendance: 9,819
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)

8 December 2012
13:35
(1 BP) Scarlets   16–22   Exeter Chiefs
Try: penalty try 66' c
Con: Thomas (1/1)
Pen: Priestland (2/3) 7', 30'
Thomas (1/1) 55'
Report[55] Try: Thomas 4'
Con: Steenson (1/1)
Pen: Steenson (5/5) 11', 22', 35', 48', 58'
Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli
Attendance: 7,512
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)
9 December 2012
16:00
Clermont   15–12   Leinster (1 BP)
Pen: Parra (4/4) 3', 18', 23', 34'
Drop: James (1/1) 39'
Report[56] Pen: J. Sexton (4/5) 6', 27', 32', 53'

15 December 2012
15:40
Exeter Chiefs   30–20   Scarlets
Try: Whitten 3' c
Alcott 15' c
Scaysbrook 78' c
Con: Steenson (3/3)
Pen: Steenson (3/5) 7', 39', 61'
Report[57] Try: Owens 34' c
S. Williams 42' c
Con: Thomas (2/2)
Pen: Thomas (2/3) 10', 24'
Sandy Park, Exeter
Attendance: 9,258
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
15 December 2012
15:40
(1 BP) Leinster   21–28   Clermont
Try: Jennings 65' c
McFadden 78' m
Con: J. Sexton (1/2)
Pen: J. Sexton (3/4) 17', 25', 46'
Report[58] Try: Fofana 34' c
Con: Parra (1/1)
Pen: Parra (7/8) 7', 19', 31', 43', 51', 62', 69'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 48,964
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)

12 January 2013
18:00
(1 BP) Leinster   33–14   Scarlets
Try: Healy 7' c
Jennings 23' m
Fitzgerald 32' c
R. Kearney 43' c
Madigan 79' c
Con: J. Sexton (3/4)
Madigan (1/1)
Report[59] Try: Li. Williams 40' m
Pen: Thomas (2/2) 3', 57'
Drop: Li. Williams (1/1) 11'
RDS Arena, Dublin
Attendance: 18,200
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
12 January 2013
19:00
(1 BP) Clermont   46–3   Exeter Chiefs
Try: Fofana 12' c
Buttin (2) 21' c, 73' c
Chouly 60' c
Skrela 69' c
Nalaga 79' m
Con: Parra (4/4)
Skrela (1/2)
Pen: Parra (2/2) 11', 16'
Report[60] Pen: Steenson (1/3) 24'

19 January 2013
18:00
Exeter Chiefs   20–29   Leinster (1 BP)
Try: Clark 16' c
penalty try 32' c
Con: Steenson (2/2)
Pen: Steenson (2/2) 39', 69'
Report[61] Try: D'Arcy 3' c
R. Kearney 27' m
O'Driscoll 44' c
Heaslip 52' c
Con: J. Sexton (3/4)
Pen: J. Sexton (1/1) 74'
Sandy Park, Exeter
Attendance: 10,198
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
19 January 2013
18:00
Scarlets   0–29   Clermont (1 BP)
Report[62] Try: Nalaga 6' c
Parra 16' c
Stanley 36' c
Rougerie 65' m
Con: Parra (2/2)
Skrela (1/2)
Pen: Parra (1/1) 9'
Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli
Attendance: 7,167
Referee: Neil Paterson (Scotland)

Pool 6Edit

Team P W D L PF PA Diff TF TA TB LB Pts
  Toulon (4) 6 5 0 1 186 84 +102 23 8 3 0 23
  Montpellier (7) 6 5 0 1 168 109 +59 17 9 2 0 22
  Cardiff Blues 6 1 0 5 143 184 −41 12 20 1 1 6
  Sale Sharks 6 1 0 5 78 198 −120 7 22 0 0 4
14 October 2012
12:45
Sale Sharks   34–33   Cardiff Blues (1 BP)
Try: Cipriani 55' m
Jennings 63' c
Buckley 74' c
Con: Miller (2/3)
Pen: Macleod (4/4) 12', 26', 36', 40'
Miller (1/1) 77'
Report[63] Try: Cuthbert (3) 15' c, 18' c, 37' c
Con: Halfpenny (3/3)
Pen: Halfpenny (4/4) 2', 45', 59', 78'
14 October 2012
21:00
(1 BP) Toulon   37–16   Montpellier
Try: Gunther 15' m
Botha 30' c
D. Armitage (2) 46' m, 65' c
Bastareaud 77' c
Con: Wilkinson (2/4)
Giteau (1/1)
Pen: Wilkinson (2/2) 9', 37'
Report[64] Try: Gorgodze 71' c
Con: Paillaugue (1/1)
Pen: Perraux (2/2) 7', 44'
Paillaugue (1/1) 60'
Stade Mayol, Toulon
Attendance: 12,547
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)

21 October 2012
12:45
Cardiff Blues   14–22   Toulon
Try: Halfpenny 1' m
Pen: Halfpenny (3/5) 38', 61', 73'
Report[65] Try: S. Armitage 63' c
Con: Wilkinson (1/1)
Pen: Wilkinson (5/6) 10', 14', 41', 55', 75'
Arms Park, Cardiff
Attendance: 9,624
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
21 October 2012
16:00
Montpellier   33–18   Sale Sharks
Try: Trinh-Duc 49' c
Nagusa 55' c
Tomas 59' c
Con: Bustos Moyano (3/3)
Pen: Bustos Moyano (4/5) 6', 14', 20', 34'
Report[66] Try: Cueto 3' m
Vernon 74'
Con: Miller (1/2)
Pen: Miller (2/3) 26', 43'

8 December 2012
15:40
Sale Sharks   6–17   Toulon
Pen: Cipriani (2/4) 7', 33'
Report[67] Try: Smith 29' m
Pen: Wilkinson (4/6) 16', 36', 51', 75'
9 December 2012
12:45
Cardiff Blues   24–35   Montpellier
Pen: Patchell (7/8) 2', 12', 22', 34', 42', 68', 70'
Drop: Patchell (1/2) 27'
Report[68] Try: Audrin 30' c
Gorgodze 64' m
Nagusa 78' m
Con: Paillaugue (1/3)
Pen: Paillaugue (6/7) 9', 15', 25', 38', 63', 73'
Arms Park, Cardiff
Attendance: 6,014
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)

15 December 2012
19:00
(1 BP) Montpellier   34–21   Cardiff Blues
Try: Nagusa 15' c
Jansen van Vuuren 26' c
Audrin 41' c
Beattie 56' c
Con: Bustos Moyano (4/4)
Pen: Bustos Moyano (2/2) 7', 73'
Report[69] Try: Warburton 4' m
Cuthbert 51' c
Con: Patchell (1/2)
Pen: Patchell (3/5) 10', 60', 67'
16 December 2012
16:00
(1 BP) Toulon   62–0   Sale Sharks
Try: Orioli 30' c
Michalak 36' c
van Niekerk (2) 45' c, 66' c
Kubriashvili 50' c
S. Armitage 57' c
D. Armitage 61' m
Wulf 74' c
Smith 79' m
Con: Michalak (6/7)
Wilkinson (1/2)
Pen: Michalak (1/1) 5'
Report[70]
Stade Mayol, Toulon
Attendance: 13,935
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)

11 January 2013
20:00
Sale Sharks   6–27   Montpellier (1 BP)
Pen: Cipriani (2/2) 16', 36'
Report[71] Try: Artru 9' c
Beattie 32' m
Bérard 48' m
penalty try 77' c
Con: Paillaugue (1/3)
Escande (1/1)
Pen: Paillaugue (1/2) 46'
12 January 2013
14:35
(1 BP) Toulon   45–25   Cardiff Blues (1 BP)
Try: Wulf 20' c
Chiocci 26' c
Orioli 35' m
Mermoz 42' c
Palisson 48' c
Bastareaud 53' m
Fresia 62' c
Con: Wilkinson (4/6)
Giteau (1/1)
Report[72] Try: Halfpenny (2) 17' m, 80' c
Cuthbert 65' m
Hewitt 78' m
Con: Halfpenny (1/4)
Pen: Halfpenny (1/1) 1'
Stade Mayol, Toulon
Attendance: 13,509
Referee: JP Doyle (England)

19 January 2013
15:40
Cardiff Blues   26–14   Sale Sharks
Try: L. Williams 44' c
Paterson 73' c
Con: Halfpenny (2/2)
Pen: Halfpenny (4/6) 10', 25', 32', 80'
Report[73] Try: Taylor 3' c
Croall 41' c
Con: Miller (2/2)
Arms Park, Cardiff
Attendance: 7,473
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)
19 January 2013
16:40
Montpellier   23–3   Toulon
Try: Combezou 8' c
Paillaugue 46' c
Con: Paillaugue (2/2)
Pen: Paillaugue (3/3) 15', 19', 22'
Report[74] Pen: Wilkinson (1/2) 4'

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