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2013–14 British and Irish Cup

The 2013–14 British and Irish Cup was the fifth season of the annual rugby union competition for second tier, semi-professional clubs from Britain and Ireland. Leinster A were the defending champions having won the 2012–13 Final with a 78th minute penalty by Noel Reid to beat Newcastle Falcons 18–17 at their home ground Kingston Park.[3][4] There has been four different winners and four different losing finalists of the competition in the first four seasons of its existence.

2013–14 British and Irish Cup
Tournament details
Countries England
Ireland Ireland
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament format(s)Round-robin and knockout
Date11 October 2013 — 23 May 2014
Tournament statistics
Teams24
Matches played79
Attendance93,761 (1,187 per match)
Tries scored477 (6.04 per match)
Top point scorer(s)Cathal Marsh (Leinster A)
(100 points)[1]
Top try scorer(s)Aaron Warren (Llanelli)
(9 tries)[2]
Final
VenueDonnybrook
Attendance1,400
ChampionsIreland Leinster A (2nd title)
Runners-upEngland Leeds Carnegie
← 2012–13 (Previous)
(Next) 2014–15 →

The format of the competition has been changed once again, with Welsh participation being reduced to just four teams (down from 12 in the previous season). The Welsh teams were selected based on regional play-offs involving the 2013–14 Premier Division clubs at the start of the season. This process yielded Pontypridd to represent the Cardiff Blues Region, Cross Keys to represent the Dragons Region, Aberavon to represent the Ospreys Region, and Llanelli to represent the Scarlets Region.

Matches in the competition proper were played on the same weekends as the Heineken Cup and European Challenge Cup. First round matches began on 11 October 2013 and the final was held on 23 May 2014. Leinster A beat Leeds Carnegie 44 – 17 in the final and retained the cup they won in the previous season – the first team to win the cup for a second time.[5][6]

TeamsEdit

The allocation of teams was as follows:

  England   Ireland   Scotland   Wales
Bedford Blues
Bristol
Cornish Pirates
Ealing Trailfinders
Jersey[a]
Leeds Carnegie
London Scottish
London Welsh
Moseley
Nottingham
Plymouth Albion
RotherhamTitans
Connacht Eagles
Leinster A
Munster A
Ulster Ravens
Ayr
Edinburgh Academicals
Gala
Stirling County
Aberavon
Cross Keys
Llanelli
Pontypridd

Welsh qualificationEdit

Welsh participation was reduced from 12 teams (in the previous season) to just four. The Welsh teams were selected based on regional play-offs involving the 2013–14 Premier Division clubs at the start of the season.[7] Teams gained home advantage depending upon their finishing position at the end of the 2012–13 season. For example, in the Cardiff Blues region, Cardiff RFC (8th in the 2012-13 Welsh Premier Division) traveled to Sardis Road to play Pontypridd RFC (1st).[8] Likewise, Llanelli RFC (3rd) hosted Carmarthen Quins RFC (6th) with the winner (Llanelli) travelling to Llandovery RFC (2nd) to contest the right to represent the Scarlets region.[9]

Cardiff Blues RegionEdit

7 September 2013
14:30
Pontypridd (1) 22 – 19 (8) Cardiff
Pontypridd
Cardiff
Sardis Road, Pontypridd[10]
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Neil Hennessey (WRU)
  • The winner of the Cardiff Blues Region, Pontypridd, will play in Pool 2.[11]

Dragons RegionEdit

31 August 2013
14:30
Cross Keys (5) 39 – 17 (7) Newport
Cross Keys
Newport
7 September 2013
14:30
Bedwas (4) 13 – 45 (5) Cross Keys
Bedwas
Cross Keys
The Bridge Field, Bedwas[13]
Referee: Gwyn Morris (WRU)
  • The winner of the Dragons Region, Cross Keys, will play in Pool 1.[11]

Ospreys RegionEdit

30 August 2013
19:30
Neath (10) 15 – 17 (11) Bridgend Ravens
Neath
Bridgend
The Gnoll, Neath[14]
Referee: Gwyn Morris (WRU)
31 August 2013
14:30
Aberavon (9) 15 – 8 (12) Swansea
Aberavon
Swansea
Talbot Athletic Ground, Port Talbot[15]
Attendance: 750
Referee: Neil Hennessy (WRU)
7 September 2013
14:30
Aberavon (9) 35 – 26 (11) Bridgend Ravens
Aberavon
Bridgend Ravens
Talbot Athletic Ground, Port Talbot[15]
Referee: Leighton Hodges (WRU)
  • The winner of the Ospreys Region, Aberavon, will play in Pool 5.[11]

Scarlets RegionEdit

1 September 2013
14:30
Llanelli (3) 16 – 15 (6) Carmarthen Quins
Llanelli
Carmarthen
7 September 2013
14:30
Llandovery (2) 20 – 26 (3) Llanelli
Llandovery
Llanelli
  • The winner of the Scarlets Region, Llanelli, will play in Pool 3.[11]

Competition formatEdit

The competition format is a pool stage followed by a knockout stage. The pool stage consists of six pools of four teams playing home and away matches. The top side in each pool, plus the two best runners-up, will progress to the knockout stage. The eight quarter-finalists will be ranked, with teams ranked 1-4 having home advantage. The four winning quarter finalists will progress to the semi-final draw.[7] Matches will take place on the same weekends as the Heineken and Amlin Cups.

Pool stagesEdit

The fixture weekends have been announced.[18]

Pool 1Edit

Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
  Leinster A 6 6 0 0 171 70 101 22 5 3 0 27
  Cross Keys 6 3 0 3 105 133 -28 13 19 2 0 14
  Moseley 6 2 0 4 128 115 13 14 13 1 3 12
  Ealing Trailfinders 6 1 0 5 77 163 -86 9 21 0 1 5
Source : www.wru.co.uk Updated: 19 January 2014
Points breakdown:
*4 points for a win
*2 points for a draw
*1 bonus point for a loss by seven points or less
*1 bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match
12 October 2013
14:30
(BP) Leinster A   49 – 8   Ealing Trailfinders
Leinster
Ealing
Donnybrook
Attendance: 1,077
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
12 October 2013
15:00
Cross Keys   20 – 16   Moseley (BP)
Cross Keys
Moseley
Pandy Park, Crosskeys
Attendance: 512
Referee: Stuart Gaffkin (IRFU)

19 October 2013
15:00
Ealing Trailfinders   15 – 24   Cross Keys (BP)
Ealing
Cross Keys
Trailfinders Sports Ground
Attendance: 391
Referee: Sean Gallagher (IRFU)
19 October 2013
15:00
(BP) Moseley   22 – 24   Leinster A
Moseley
Leinster
Billesley Common
Attendance: 626
Referee: Claudio Bessano (FIR)

6 December 2013
19:30
Moseley   28 – 10   Ealing Trailfinders
Moseley
Ealing
Billesley Common
Attendance: 704
Referee: Craig Evans (WRU)
7 December 2013
14:30
(BP) Leinster A   31 – 0   Cross Keys
Leinster
Cross Keys
Donnybrook
Attendance: 1,250
Referee: Tom Foley (IRFU)

13 December 2013
19:45
Ealing Trailfinders   21 – 18   Moseley (BP)
Ealing
Moseley
Trailfinders Sports Ground
Attendance: 496
Referee: Greg MacDonald (RFU)
14 December 2013
15:00
Cross Keys   14 – 30   Leinster A (BP)
Cross Keys
Leinster
Pandy Park, Crosskeys
Attendance: 327
Referee: Simon Harding (RFU)

10 January 2014
18:00
Leinster A   23 – 13   Moseley
Leinster
Moseley
Donnybrook
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Daniel Jones (WRU)
  • This win secured Leinster's qualification to the knock out stages.[19]
11 January 2014
15:00
(BP) Cross Keys   30 – 10   Ealing Trailfinders
Cross Keys
Ealing
Pandy Park, Crosskeys
Attendance: 300
Referee: Matthew O'Grady (RFU)

17 January 2014
19:45
(BP) Ealing Trailfinders   13 – 14   Leinster A
Ealing
Leinster
Trailfinders Sports Ground
Attendance: 598
Referee: Craig Evans (WRU)
18 January 2014
14:00
(BP) Moseley   31 – 17   Cross Keys
Moseley
Cross Keys
Billesley Common
Attendance: 528
Referee: Mark Connelly (IRFU)

Pool 2Edit

Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
  Pontypridd 6 4 0 2 196 107 89 27 13 3 2 21
  London Scottish 6 4 0 2 183 120 63 21 13 3 2 21
  London Welsh 6 4 0 2 201 119 82 24 11 2 2 20
  Edinburgh Academicals 6 0 0 6 55 289 -234 7 42 0 0 0
Source : www.wru.co.uk Updated: 19 January 2014
Points breakdown:
*4 points for a win
*2 points for a draw
*1 bonus point for a loss by seven points or less
*1 bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match
12 October 2013
14:30
(BP) London Welsh   26 – 32   London Scottish
Welsh
Scottish
Monks Lane, Newbury
Attendance: 812
Referee: Sean Gallagher (IRFU)
12 October 2013
15:00
Edinburgh Academicals   13 – 53   Pontypridd (BP)
Edinburgh
Pontypridd
Raeburn Place
Attendance: 1,800
Referee: Steve Lee (RFU)

19 October 2013
14:30
(BP) Pontypridd   29 – 22   London Welsh (BP)
Pontypridd
Welsh
Sardis Road, Pontypridd
Attendance: 3,400
Referee: Kieran Barry (IRFU)
19 October 2013
15:00
(BP) London Scottish   55 – 19   Edinburgh Academicals
Scottish
Edinburgh
Richmond Athletic Ground
Attendance: 1,272
Referee: David Jones (WRU)

7 December 2013
14:00
(BP) London Welsh   73 – 10   Edinburgh Academicals
Welsh
Edinburgh
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 971
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
7 December 2013
14:30
Pontypridd   27 – 20   London Scottish (BP)
Pontypridd
Scottish
Sardis Road, Pontypridd
Attendance: 1,300
Referee: Sean Gallagher (IRFU)

14 December 2013
14:00
Edinburgh Academicals   7 – 33   London Welsh (BP)
Edinburgh
Welsh
Raeburn Place
Attendance: 501
Referee: Stuart Gaffikin (IRFU)
14 December 2013
15:00
(BP) London Scottish   26 – 21   Pontypridd (BP)
Scottish
Pontypridd
Richmond Athletic Ground
Attendance: 1,238
Referee: Ross Campbell (RFU)

11 January 2014
14:00
Edinburgh Academicals   6 – 32   London Scottish (BP)
Edinburgh
Scottish
Raeburn Place
Attendance: 475
Referee: Nigel Correll (IRFU)
11 January 2014
14:00
London Welsh   26 – 23   Pontypridd (BP)
Welsh
Pontypridd
Kassam Stadium
Attendance: 1,348
Referee: Lloyd Linton (SRU)

18 January 2014
14:00
(BP) London Scottish   18 – 21   London Welsh
Scottish
Welsh
Richmond Athletic Ground
Attendance: 2,485
Referee: Gary Conway (IRFU)
18 January 2014
14:00
(BP) Pontypridd   43 – 0   Edinburgh Academicals
Pontypridd
Sardis Road, Pontypridd
Attendance: 2,150
Referee: Andrew Jackson (RFU)

Pool 3Edit

Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
  Rotherham Titans 6 5 0 1 168 96 72 20 9 2 1 23
  Llanelli 6 2 0 4 185 110 75 23 12 2 4 14
  Bedford Blues 6 2 0 4 137 141 -4 20 18 3 1 12
  Connacht Eagles 6 3 0 3 85 228 -143 8 32 0 0 12
Source : www.wru.co.uk Updated: 19 January 2014
Points breakdown:
*4 points for a win
*2 points for a draw
*1 bonus point for a loss by seven points or less
*1 bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match
12 October 2013
14:00
(BP) Llanelli   76 – 14   Connacht Eagles
Llanelli
Connacht
Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli
Attendance: 300
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys (RFU)
12 October 2013
15:00
Rotherham Titans   12 – 11   Bedford Blues (BP)
Rotherham
Bedford
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 875
Referee: Craig Evans (WRU)

19 October 2013
14:30
Connacht Eagles   27 – 25   Rotherham Titans (BP)
Connacht
Rotherham
Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 468
Referee: Andrew Jackson (RFU)
19 October 2013
15:00
(BP) Bedford Blues   29 – 24   Llanelli (BP)
Bedford
Llanelli
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,603
Referee: Gary Conway (IRFU)

7 December 2013
14:00
(BP) Llanelli   16 – 20   Rotherham Titans
Llanelli
Rotherham
Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli
Attendance: 875
Referee: Kieran Barry (IRFU)
7 December 2013
14:30
Connacht Eagles   17 – 8   Bedford Blues
Connacht
Bedford
Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 150
Referee: Graeme Wells (SRU)

14 December 2013
14:00
(BP) Bedford Blues   50 – 12   Connacht Eagles
Bedford
Connacht
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,767
Referee: Daniel Jones (WRU)
14 December 2013
14:00
Rotherham Titans   20 – 15   Llanelli (BP)
Rotherham
Llanelli
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 935
Referee: Lloyd Linton (SRU)

11 January 2014
14:00
(BP) Rotherham Titans   59 – 3   Connacht Eagles
Rotherham
Connacht
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,102
Referee: Craig Evans (WRU)
  • Rotherham qualified for the knockout stages with this win as their nearest rivals, Llanelli, cannot overtake them.
11 January 2014
15:00
(BP) Llanelli   44 – 15   Bedford Blues
Llanelli
Bedford
Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli
Attendance: 400
Referee: Sean Gallagher (IRFU)

18 January 2014
14:00
(BP) Bedford Blues   24 – 32   Rotherham Titans (BP)
Bedford
Rotherham
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,944
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
18 January 2014
14:00
Connacht Eagles   12 – 10   Llanelli (BP)
Connacht
Llanelli
Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 100[20]
Referee: Matthew O'Grady (RFU)

Pool 4Edit

Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
  Plymouth Albion 6 5 0 1 165 77 88 21 7 3 0 23
  Munster A 6 5 0 1 147 70 77 20 5 3 0 23
  Nottingham 6 2 0 4 137 130 7 13 16 1 1 10
  Stirling County 6 0 0 6 49 221 -172 7 33 0 0 0
Source : www.wru.co.uk Updated: 19 January 2014
Points breakdown:
*4 points for a win
*2 points for a draw
*1 bonus point for a loss by seven points or less
*1 bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match
11 October 2013
19:45
Plymouth Albion   28 – 9   Nottingham
Plymouth
Nottingham
The Brickfields
Attendance: 967
Referee: Nigel Correll (IRFU)
12 October 2013
17:00
(BP) Munster A   39 – 8   Stirling County
Munster
Stirling
Bandon RFC
Referee: Andrew Jackson (RFU)

18 October 2013
20:00
(BP) Nottingham   16 – 17   Munster A
Nottingham
Munster
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,532
Referee: Simon Rees (WRU)
19 October 2013
15:00
Stirling County   12 – 38   Plymouth Albion (BP)
Stirling
Plymouth
Bridgehaugh
Attendance: 625
Referee: Craig Evans (WRU)

6 December 2013
19:45
Plymouth Albion   17 – 7   Munster A
Plymouth
Munster
The Brickfields
Attendance: 1,473
Referee: James McPhail (SRU)
7 December 2013
15:00
Stirling County   7 – 50   Nottingham (BP)
Stirling
Nottingham
Bridgehaugh
Attendance: 600
Referee: Daniel Jones (WRU)

13 December 2013
19:30
Munster A   23 – 9   Plymouth Albion
Munster
Plymouth
Waterford Regional Sports Centre
Attendance: 420
Referee: Craig Evans (WRU)
13 December 2013
20:00
Nottingham   24 – 14   Stirling County
Nottingham
Stirling
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 967
Referee: Nigel Correll (IRFU)

10 January 2014
19:30
(BP) Munster A   30 – 15   Nottingham
Munster
Nottingham
St Mary's RFC, Limerick
Attendance: 1,250
Referee: Vlad Iordachescu (RRF)
10 January 2014
19:45
(BP) Plymouth Albion   39 – 3   Stirling County
Plymouth
Stirling
The Brickfields
Attendance: 1,125
Referee: Stuart Gaffiken (IRFU)

18 January 2014
13:00
Nottingham   23 – 34   Plymouth Albion (BP)
Nottingham
Plymouth
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 670
Referee: John Meredith (RFU)
18 January 2014
14:00
Stirling County   5 – 31   Munster A (BP)
Stirling
Munster
Bridgehaugh
Attendance: 650
Referee: Fergus Kirby (RFU)

Pool 5Edit

Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
  Leeds Carnegie 6 5 0 1 269 77 192 40 11 4 1 25
  Bristol 6 5 0 1 261 62 199 41 6 3 1 24
  Aberavon 6 2 0 4 72 281 -209 8 42 0 0 8
  Gala 6 0 0 6 54 236 -182 5 35 0 1 1
Source : www.wru.co.uk Updated: 19 January 2014
Points breakdown:
*4 points for a win
*2 points for a draw
*1 bonus point for a loss by seven points or less
*1 bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match
12 October 2013
19:00
Gala   17 – 31   Aberavon
Gala
Aberavon
Netherdale
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: David Procter (RFU)
13 October 2013
15:00
Bristol   21 – 17   Leeds Carnegie (BP)
Bristol
Leeds
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 2,648
Referee: Maiteo Liperini (FIR)

19 October 2013
14:30
Aberavon   P – P   Bristol
  • This match was abandoned after 69 minutes when a large hole appeared in the pitch due to a collapsed drain.[21][22] Bristol were leading 20 – 24 at this point. The match was ordered to be replayed at Talbot Athletic Ground before the conclusion of the pool stages on a date suitable to both clubs.[23]
20 October 2013
14:30
Leeds Carnegie   86 – 8   Gala
Leeds
Gala
Clifton Park, York RUFC[24]
Attendance: 1,037
Referee: Steve Lee (RFU)

7 December 2013
14:30
Aberavon   22 – 41   Leeds Carnegie (BP)
Aberavon
Leeds
Talbot Athletic Ground, Port Talbot
Attendance: 900
Referee: Simon Harding (RFU)
8 December 2013
14:00
(BP) Bristol   62 – 7   Gala
Bristol
Gala
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 2,201
Referee: Gary Conway (IRFU)

10 December 2013
19:30
Aberavon   0 – 78   Bristol (BP)
Aberavon
Bristol
Talbot Athletic Ground, Port Talbot
Attendance: 250
Referee: Wayne Davies (WRU)

14 December 2013
14:00
(BP) Leeds Carnegie   72 – 0   Aberavon
Leeds
Aberavon
Brantingham Park, Hull Ionians RUFC[24]
Attendance: 471
Referee: Eddie Hogan-O’Connell (IRFU)
14 December 2013
15:00
Gala   6 – 17   Bristol
Gala
Bristol
Netherdale
Attendance: 397
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)

11 January 2014
15:00
Gala   7 – 29   Leeds Carnegie (BP)
Gala
Leeds
Netherdale
Attendance: 546
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
12 January 2014
15:00
(BP) Bristol   64 – 8   Aberavon
Bristol
Aberavon
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 3,044
Referee: Andrew Jackson (RFU)

18 January 2014
14:00
Aberavon   11 – 9   Gala (BP)
Aberavon
Gala
Talbot Athletic Ground, Port Talbot
Attendance: 650
Referee: David Procter (RFU)
18 January 2014
14:00
Leeds Carnegie   24 – 19   Bristol (BP)
Leeds
Bristol
Headingley Rugby Stadium
Attendance: 1,013
Referee: Kieran Barry (IRFU)

Pool 6Edit

Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
  Cornish Pirates 6 5 0 1 193 95 98 25 9 4 1 25
  Ulster Ravens 6 3 0 3 147 175 -28 18 22 1 0 13
  Jersey 6 2 0 4 117 128 -11 14 16 2 2 12
  Ayr 6 2 0 4 123 182 -59 15 25 1 1 10
Source : www.wru.co.uk Updated: 19 January 2014
Points breakdown:
*4 points for a win
*2 points for a draw
*1 bonus point for a loss by seven points or less
*1 bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match
11 October 2013
19:45
(BP) Cornish Pirates   34 – 17   Ulster Ravens
Pirates
Ulster
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 1,326
Referee: Tom Foley (RFU)
12 October 2013
15:00
(BP) Jersey   28 – 16   Ayr
Jersey
Ayr
St. Peter
Attendance: 1,854
Referee: Daniel Jones (WRU)

18 October 2013
19:30
Ulster Ravens   24 – 19   Jersey (BP)
Ulster
Jersey
Ravenhill
Attendance: 1,755
Referee: Simon Harding (RFU)
19 October 2013
15:00
Ayr   10 – 53   Cornish Pirates (BP)
Ayr
Pirates
Millbrae
Attendance: 550
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys (RFU)

7 December 2013
14:30
(BP) Ayr   41 – 22   Ulster Ravens
Ayr
Ulster
Millbrae
Attendance: 450
Referee: Andrew Jackson (RFU)
7 December 2013
19:00
(BP) Cornish Pirates   31 – 20   Jersey
Pirates
Jersey
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 1,223
Referee: Dean Richards (RFU)

13 December 2013
19:30
(BP) Ulster Ravens   38 – 21   Ayr
Ulster
Deramore Park, Belfast Harlequins
Attendance: 400
Referee: David Procter (RFU)
14 December 2013
15:00
Jersey   0 – 24   Cornish Pirates (BP)
Jersey
Pirates
St. Peter
Attendance: 1,638
Referee: Andrew Jackson (RFU)
  • Cornish Pirates qualified for the knockout stages after this win.

11 January 2014
15:00
(BP) Jersey   37 – 19   Ulster Ravens
Jersey
Ulster
St. Peter
Attendance: 1,628
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys (RFU)
12 January 2014
15:00
Cornish Pirates   28 – 21   Ayr (BP)
Pirates
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 1,027
Referee: David Proctor (RFU)

17 January 2014
19:30
Ulster Ravens   27 – 23   Cornish Pirates (BP)
Ulster
Pirates
Deramore Park, Belfast Harlequins
Attendance: 500
Referee: Lloyd Linton (SRU)
18 January 2014
14:00
Ayr   14 – 13   Jersey (BP)
Ayr
Jersey
Millbrae
Attendance: 580
Referee: James McPhail (SRU)

Knock-out stagesEdit

QualifiersEdit

The six pool winners, and the two best runners-up, proceed to the knock out stages. The ranking criteria of the quarter finalists has been altered slightly from earlier seasons. Previously, the six pool winners were seeded 1-6 and the two runners up as 7 and 8. This meant that the best runners-up were automatically ranked 7 and 8 even if they had a better playing record than some of the teams ranked 1-6. This is no longer the case.[25]

There was a draw for the quarter-final stage, which took place on 27 January 2014. The top four seeds (Leinster A, Leeds Carnegie, Cornish Pirates and Bristol) will have home advantage.[26]

Teams are ranked by

1. Competition Points (4 for a win, 2 for a draw, etc.)
2. where Competition Points are equal, greatest number of wins
3. where the number of wins are equal, aggregate points difference
4. where the aggregate points difference are equal, greatest number of points scored

There are further criteria that can be applied if necessary.[25]

Club P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
Pool 1 winner   Leinster A 6 6 0 0 171 70 101 22 5 3 0 27
Pool 5 winner   Leeds Carnegie 6 5 0 1 269 77 192 40 11 4 1 25
Pool 6 winner   Cornish Pirates 6 5 0 1 193 95 98 25 9 4 1 25
Pool 5 runner-up   Bristol 6 5 0 1 261 62 199 41 6 3 1 24
Pool 4 winner   Plymouth Albion 6 5 0 1 165 77 88 21 7 3 0 23
Pool 4 runner-up   Munster A 6 5 0 1 147 70 77 20 5 3 0 23
Pool 3 winner   Rotherham Titans 6 5 0 1 168 96 72 20 9 2 1 23
Pool 2 winner   Pontypridd 6 4 0 2 196 107 89 27 13 3 2 21
 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
5 April 2014 – Mennaye Field
 
 
  Cornish Pirates 14
 
26 April 2014 - Sardis Road[n 1]
 
  Pontypridd 16
 
  Pontypridd 22
 
4 April 2014 – Donnybrook
 
  Leinster A 22
 
  Leinster A 47
 
23 May 2014 – Donnybrook
 
  Munster A 15
 
  Leinster A 44
 
4 April 2014 – Memorial Stadium
 
  Leeds Carnegie 17
 
  Bristol 39
 
4 May 2014 – Memorial Stadium
 
  Rotherham Titans 24
 
  Bristol 25
 
4 April 2014 – Headingley Rugby Stadium
 
  Leeds Carnegie 30
 
  Leeds Carnegie 41
 
 
  Plymouth Albion 21
 
  1. ^ Leinster won on number of tries scored.[27]

Quarter-finalsEdit

The draw for the quarter-finals was carried out on 27 January 2014.[28]

4 April 2014
19:00
Leinster A   47 – 15   Munster A
Leinster
Munster
Donnybrook
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keyes (RFU)

4 April 2014
19:45
Bristol   39 – 24   Rotherham Titans
Bristol
Rotherham
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 3,118
Referee: Craig Evans (WRU)

4 April 2014
20:00
Leeds Carnegie   41 – 21   Plymouth Albion
Leeds
Plymouth
Headingley Rugby Stadium
Attendance: 575
Referee: Lloyd Linton (SRU)

5 April 2014
14:30
Cornish Pirates   14–16   Pontypridd
Pirates
Pontypridd
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 2,155
Referee: Gary Conway (IRFU)

Semi-finalsEdit

The draw for the semi-finals was carried out on 27 January 2014.[28]

26 April 2014
14:30
Pontypridd   22 – 22   Leinster A
Pontypridd
Leinster
Sardis Road
Attendance: 5,200
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys (RFU)
  • Leinster won on tries scored.[27]

4 May 2014
15:00
Bristol   25 – 30   Leeds Carnegie
Bristol
Leeds
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 3,832
Referee: Gary Conway (IRFU)

FinalEdit

On 14 April, it was announced that the final will be played at the home of the winner of the Pontypridd / Leinster A semi-final. This will be played on Friday 23 May, at a time to be decided.[29]

23 May 2014
19:00
Leinster A   44 – 17   Leeds Carnegie
Leinster
Leeds
Donnybrook
Attendance: 2,024
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)

Top scorersEdit

GeographyEdit

Team Stadium Capacity City/Area/Country
  Aberavon Talbot Athletic Ground 3,000 Port Talbot, Neath Port Talbot, Wales
  Ayr Millbrae Unknown Alloway, South Ayrshire, Scotland
  Bedford Blues Goldington Road 4,684 Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
  Bristol Memorial Stadium 12,100 Horfield, Bristol, England
  Connacht Eagles Sportsgrounds 9,500 Galway, Connacht, Ireland
  Cornish Pirates Mennaye Field 4,000 Penzance, Cornwall, England
  Cross Keys Pandy Park Unknown Crosskeys, Caerphilly County Borough, Wales
  Ealing Trailfinders Trailfinders Sports Ground Unknown West Ealing, London, England
  Edinburgh Academicals Raeburn Place 5,000 Stockbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland
  Gala Netherdale 6,000 Galashiels, Scottish Borders, Scotland
  Jersey St. Peter 5,000 Saint Peter, Jersey
  Leeds Carnegie Headingley Rugby Stadium[n 1] 21,062 Headingley, Leeds, England
  Leinster A Donnybrook 7,000 Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
  Llanelli Parc y Scarlets 14,870 Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales
  London Scottish Richmond Athletic Ground 1,000 seat stand Richmond, London, England
  London Welsh Kassam Stadium[n 2] 12,500 Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
  Moseley Billesley Common 3,650 Birmingham, West Midlands, England
  Munster A Musgrave Park[n 3] 8,300 Cork, County Cork, Ireland
  Nottingham Meadow Lane 19,588 Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
  Plymouth Albion The Brickfields 6,500 Plymouth, Devon, England
  Pontypridd Sardis Road 7,861 Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales
  Rotherham Clifton Lane 2,500 Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England
  Stirling County Bridgehaugh 4,000 Stirling, Scotland
  Ulster Ravens Ravenhill[n 4] 13,500 Belfast, Ulster, Northern Ireland
Notes
  1. ^ Leeds will play two of their British and Irish Cup pool matches "on the road":[24]
  2. ^ London Welsh remained at Kassam Stadium, Oxford after demotion from the Premiership at the end of the 2012–13 season.[30] They decided to play their British and Irish Cup pool match against London Scottish at Newbury's Monks Lane as an opportunity to build upon and extend our support base in the area.[31] They also played their match against Edinburgh Academicals (7 December) at their traditional Old Deer Park home.
  3. ^ Munster A will play their British and Irish Cup pool matches in various venues around the province:[32]
  4. ^ Ulster Ravens will play some of their British and Irish Cup pool matches at Deramore Park, home of Belfast Harlequins.[33][34]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Jersey is listed in the English section because they play in the English RFU Championship.

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