2018–19 European Rugby Challenge Cup pool stage

The 2018–19 European Rugby Challenge Cup pool stage is the first stage of the competition in the fifth season of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. The competition involves twenty teams competing across five pools of four teams for eight quarter-final places – awarded to the five pool winners and the three top-ranked pool runners-up. The pool stage begins on 13 October 2018 and is due to be completed on 18 January 2019.

2018–19 European Rugby Challenge Cup pool stage
Season2018–19 European Rugby Challenge Cup
Date13 October 2018 – 18 January 2019
Qualifiers
2017–18
(Previous)
2019–20
(Next)

SeedingEdit

The 20 competing teams were seeded and split into four tiers; seeding was based on performance in their respective domestic leagues. Where promotion and relegation is in effect in a league, the promoted team was seeded last, or (if multiple teams are promoted) by performance in the lower competition.[1][2]

Rank Top 14 Premiership Pro 14 Continental Shield
1   La Rochelle   Sale Sharks   Benetton   Enisei-STM
2   Pau   Northampton Saints   Ospreys   Timișoara Saracens
3   Clermont   Harlequins   Connacht
4   Bordeaux   Worcester Warriors   Zebre
5   Agen   Bristol Bears   Dragons
6   Stade Français
7   Perpignan
8   Grenoble

Teams will be taken from a league in order of rank and put into a tier. A draw will be used to allocate two second seeds to Tier 1; the remaining team goes into Tier 2. This allocation indirectly determines which fourth-seeded team entered Tier 2, while the others enter Tier 3.

Given the nature of the Continental Shield – a competition including developing rugby nations and Italian clubs not competing in the Pro14 – the two qualifiers from that competition were automatically included in Tier 4 and are seeded equally, despite officially being ranked 1 and 2 from that competition.

The brackets show each team's seeding and their league (for example, 1 Top 14 indicates the team was seeded 1st from the Top 14).

Tier 1   Sale Sharks (1 Prem)   Benetton (1 Pro14)   La Rochelle (1 Top 14)   Pau (2 Top 14)   Northampton Saints (2 Prem)
Tier 2   Ospreys (2 Pro14)   Harlequins (3 Prem)   Connacht (3 Pro14)   Clermont (3 Top 14)   Zebre (4 Pro14)
Tier 3   Worcester Warriors (4 Prem)   Bordeaux (4 Top 14)   Bristol Bears (5 Prem)   Dragons (5 Pro14)   Agen (5 Top 14)
Tier 4   Stade Français (6 Top 14)   Perpignan (7 Top 14)   Grenoble (8 Top 14)   Enisei-STM (CS 1)   Timișoara Saracens (CS 2)

Pool stageEdit

The draw will take place on 20 June 2018 in the Olympic Museum, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Teams in the same pool will play each other twice, both at home and away in the group stage, that will begin in October 2018, and continue through to January 2019, before the pool winners and three best runners-up progressed to the quarter finals.

Teams will be awarded competition points, based on match result. Teams receive four points for a win, two points for a draw, one attacking bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match and one defensive bonus point for losing a match by seven points or fewer.[3]

In the event of a tie between two or more teams, the following tie-breakers will be used, as directed by EPCR:

  1. Where teams have played each other
    1. The club with the greater number of competition points from only matches involving tied teams.
    2. If equal, the club with the best aggregate points difference from those matches.
    3. If equal, the club that scored the most tries in those matches.
  2. Where teams remain tied and/or have not played each other in the competition (i.e. are from different pools)
    1. The club with the best aggregate points difference from the pool stage.
    2. If equal, the club that scored the most tries in the pool stage.
    3. If equal, the club with the fewest players suspended in the pool stage.
    4. If equal, the drawing of lots will determine a club's ranking.
Key to colours
     Winner of each pool, advance to quarter-finals.
     Three highest-scoring second-place teams advance to quarter-finals.

Pool 1Edit

P W D L PF PA Diff TF TA TB LB Pts
  Clermont (1) 6 6 0 0 304 117 187 44 16 6 0 30
  Northampton Saints (8) 6 4 0 2 282 127 155 51 18 5 0 21
  Dragons 6 2 0 4 179 201 –22 26 29 2 0 10
  Timișoara Saracens 6 0 0 6 49 369 –320 6 51 0 0 0
13 October 2018
12:30
Timișoara Saracens   17–54   Dragons (1 BP)
Try: Popa 22' c
Simionescu 57' c
Con: Samoa (2/2) 24', 58'
Pen: Samoa (1/2) 2'
Report[4] Try: Dee (2) 9' c, 38' m
Brown 32' c
Howells 39' c
Griffiths (2) 50' c, 71' c
Penalty try 68'
R. Davies 79' c
Con: Lewis (6/7) 10', 33', 40', 51', 72', 80'
13 October 2018
15:00
Northampton Saints   20–41   Clermont (1 BP)
Try: Collins 77' c
Ribbans 80' c
Con: Grayson (2/2) 77', 80'
Pen: Biggar (2/2) 13', 25'
Report[5] Try: Betham (2) 21' m, 37' m
Yato (2) 34' c, 63' c
Slimani 51' c
Iturria 60' c
Con: Laidlaw (4/6) 35', 52', 60', 64'
Pen: Laidlaw (1/1) 14'
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 11,712
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

19 October 2018
19:45
Dragons   21–35   Northampton Saints (1 BP)
Try: Dee 44' c
Sage 63' c
Penalty try 80'+1
Con: Lewis (2/2) 44', 63'
Report[6] Try: Ribbans 4' c
Mitchell 13' c
Franks 48' c
Reinach 69' c
Con: Biggar (2/2) 4', 15'
Grayson (2/2) 49', 70'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,600
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (FFR)
20 October 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Clermont   70–12   Timișoara Saracens
Try: Yato (2) 6' c, 61' c
Betham 17' c
Naqalevu (3) 23' c, 38' c, 78' c
Tuicuvu (3) 65' c, 67' c, 73' c
Iturria 80' c
Con: Fernandez (10/10) 7', 18', 24', 39', 61', 66', 68', 74', 79', 80'
Report[7] Try: Doge 35' c
Samoa 57' m
Con: Samoa (1/2) 36'
Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin
Attendance: 16,110
Referee: Ben Blain (SRU)

8 December 2018
12:30
Timișoara Saracens   14–47   Clermont (1 BP)
Try: Zaharia 15' c
Muresan 67' c
Con: Conache (1/1) 17'
Rupanu (1/1) 68'
Report[8] Try: Beheregaray 5' m
Raka (2) 12' c, 80' c
Uhila 39' c
Cancoriet 50' c
Moala 56' c
Jedrasiak 75' c
Con: Nanai-Williams (6/7) 13', 40', 52', 57', 76', 80'
Stadionul Dan Păltinișanu
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Craig Evans (WRU)
8 December 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Northampton Saints   48–14   Dragons
Try: Burrell (2) 1' m, 45' c
Ratuniyarawa 10' c
Fish 39' c
Naiyaravoro (2) 50' m, 56' m
Mitchell 52' m
Sleightholme 79' c
Con: Biggar (4/8) 11', 40', 45', 80'
Report[9] Try: Warren 41' c
Cudd 77' c
Con: Lewis (2/2) 42', 78'
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 10,637
Referee: Thomas Charabas (FFR)

  • Cancelled due to unplayable pitch caused by extreme weather (snow), with no suitable alternative venue available. Game would later be awarded an automatic bonus point win to Northampton Saints.[10]
15 December 2018
13:00
(1 BP) Clermont   49–24   Dragons
Try: Cancoriet (2) 4' c, 32' c
Naqalevu (2) 18' c, 68' c
Betham 26' c
Lee 45' c
Cassang 76' c
Con: Laidlaw (7/7) 5', 19', 27', 33', 46', 69', 77'
Report[11] Try: Dee 24' c
Wainwright 38' c
R. Williams 65' c
Con: Lewis (3/3) 24', 39', 67'
Pen: Lewis (1/1) 13'
Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin
Attendance: 15,700
Referee: Tom Foley (IRFU)

11 January 2019
19:30
(1 BP) Dragons   59–3   Timișoara Saracens
Try: Amos (2) 11' m, 27' m
Talbot-Davies (2) 39' c, 59' c
R. Davies (2) 41' c, 69' c
Screech 56' c
J. Williams 66' c c
Fry 68' c
Con: Tovey (7/9) 40', 41', 57', 60', 67', 68', 70'
Report[12] Pen: Samoa (1/3) 2'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,600
Referee: Ludovic Cayre (FFR)
12 January 2019
20:00
(1 BP) Clermont   48–40   Northampton Saints (1 BP)
Try: Timani 1' c
Yato 9' c
Betham (2) 28' m, 58' c
Fofana (2) 32' m, 47' m
Grosso 77' c
Con: Parra (4/6) 3', 10', 47', 59'
Laidlaw (1/1) 78'
Pen: Parra (1) 25'
Report[13] Try: Dingwall 4' m
Mitchell 7' c
Harrison (3) 44' c, 49' c, 67' c
Reinach 56' c
Con: Biggar (1/2) 7'
Grayson (4/4) 45', 50', 57', 68'
Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin
Attendance: 15,629
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)

18 January 2019
19:45
Dragons   7–49   Clermont (1 BP)
Try: J. Williams 77' c
Con: Lewis (1/1) 78'
Report[14] Try: Fernandez 9' c
Fischer 13' c
Jedrasiak (2) 16' c, 74' c
Grosso (2) 22', 30'
Betham 57' c
Con: Fernandez (7/7) 9', 14', 17', 23', 30', 58', 75'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,306
Referee: Ian Tempest (RFU)
18 January 2019
19:45
(1 BP) Northampton Saints   111–3   Timișoara Saracens
Try: Marshall (2) 3' c, 16' c
Hutchinson 19' c
Mitchell (3) 23' c, 29' m, 54' m
Sleightholme (4) 32' c, 46' c, 56' c, 71' c
Kellaway 39' m
Eadie (2) 48' c, 66' c
Coles 59' c
Ludlam 61' c
Tuitavake 64' m
Con: Grayson (11/14) 3', 17', 20', 25', 33', 46', 49', 57', 60', 62', 66'
Hutchinson (2/2) 71', 80'+1
Report[15] Pen: Samoa (1/1) 12'
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 11,739
Referee: Joy Neville (IRFU)

Pool 2Edit

P W D L PF PA Diff TF TA TB LB Pts
  Worcester Warriors (4) 6 5 0 1 150 125 25 19 16 2 0 22
  Ospreys 6 2 0 4 141 105 36 18 12 2 3 13
  Pau 6 3 0 3 89 127 –38 12 16 1 0 13
  Stade Français 6 2 0 4 140 163 –23 16 21 2 2 12
13 October 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Ospreys   27–0   Pau
Try: Hook 6' c
North 46' c
L. Morgan 56' m
H. Morgan 80' m
Con: S. Davies (1/1) 7'
Hook (1/3) 47'
Pen: Hook (1/1) 36'
Report[16]
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 6,072
Referee: Tom Foley (IRFU)
13 October 2018
20:00
Stade Français   27–38   Worcester Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Hamdaoui 14' c
Panis 63' c
Van Zyl 73' c
Con: Plisson (1/1) 15'
Steyn (2/2) 63', 73'
Pen: Plisson (2/3) 1', 37'
Report[17] Try: Cox 8' c
Howe (2) 25' c, 40' c
Hill 51' c
Shillcock 70' c
Con: Lance (5/5) 9', 26', 40'+1, 52', 71'
Pen: Lance (1/3) 23'
Stade Jean-Bouin
Attendance: 6,880
Referee: Dan Jones (WRU)

20 October 2018
13:00
Pau   21–15   Stade Français (1 BP)
Try: Blanc 30' m
Penalty try 35'
Pen: Hastoy (3/3) 12', 45', 62'
Report[18] Try: Yobo 57' m
Van Zyl 68' c
Con: Steyn (1/2) 69'
Pen: Plisson (1/2) 3'
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 9,730
Referee: Hamish Smales (RFU)
20 October 2018
15:00
Worcester Warriors   27–21   Ospreys (1 BP)
Try: Shillcock 11' c
Olivier 16' c
Singleton 36' c
Con: Shillcock (3/3) 12', 17', 37'
Pen: Shillcock (2/2) 64', 69'
Report[19] Try: Allen 43' c, 73' c
McCusker 57' c
Con: Hook (1/1) 44'
Evans (2/2) 58', 75'
Sixways Stadium
Attendance: 6,823
Referee: Pierre Brousset (FFR)

7 December 2018
19:00
Pau   21–6   Worcester Warriors
Try: Slade (2) 1' c, 41' c
Blanc 77' c
Con: Slade (2/2) 2', 41'
Hastoy (1/1) 77'
Pen: Slade (0/1)
Report[20] Pen: Shillcock (2/3) 9', 27'
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 6,149
Referee: Frank Murphy (IRFU)
8 December 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Ospreys   51–20   Stade Français
Try: Allen (2) 12' c, 30' c
R. Jones 44' c
Penalty Try
Morgan 74' c
Watkin 80' c
Con: S. Davies (3/3) 13', 31', 45'
Hook (2/2) 75', 80'+5
Pen: S. Davies (3/3) 8', 21', 40'+3
Report[21] Try: Yobo 25' c
Arias 70' c
Con: Steyn (2/2) 26', 71'
Pen: Steyn (2/2) 6', 19'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 5,893
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys (RFU)

14 December 2018
19:45
Stade Français   12–3   Ospreys
Pen: Sánchez (4/4) 6', 21', 41', 60'
Report[22] Pen: Hook (1/1) 52'
C. Evans (0/1)
Stade Jean-Bouin
Attendance: 6,540
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU)
15 December 2018
15:00
Worcester Warriors   23–7   Pau
Try: Adams 9' c
Fa'osiliva 14' c
Con: Weir (2/2) 11', 16'
Pen: Weir (3/3) 25', 40'+1, 44'
Report[23] Try: Mowen 7' c
Con: Slade (1/1) 8'
Sixways Stadium
Attendance: 6,773
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)

11 January 2019
19:45
(1 BP) Stade Français   35–14   Pau
Try: Fickou 9' c
Ensor 47' c
Arias 57' c
Arrate 69' c
Steyn 79' c
Con: Plisson (3/3) 10', 48', 71'
Steyn (2/2) 58', 80'
Report[24] Try: Penalty Try 40'+3
Slade 61' c
Con: Hastoy (1/1) 61'
Stade Jean-Bouin
Attendance: 4,250
Referee: Dan Jones (WRU)
12 January 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Ospreys   18–20   Worcester Warriors
Try: Giles 17' m
Cracknell 33' c
Con: Price (1/2) 34'
Pen: Price (1/1) 24'
S. Davies (1/1) 74'
Report[25] Try: Arr 10' c
Lawrence 47' m
Hammond 56' m
Con: Van Breda (1/3) 11'
Drop: Mills (1/1) 79'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 6,184
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz (FFR)

January 2019
(1 BP) Pau   26–21   Ospreys (1 BP)
Try: Pinto 28' c
Ramsay 59' c
Nueno 64' c
Bouchet 74' m
Con: Hastoy (3/4) 29', 60', 65'
Report[26] Try: Thomas-Wheeler 41' c
Kôtze (2) 46' c, 61' c
Con: S. Davies (3/3) 42', 47', 62'
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 4,524
Referee: Frank Murphy (IRFU)
January 2019
(1 BP) Worcester Warriors   36–31   Stade Français (2 BP)
Try: Howe (2) 3' c, 77' m
Kerrod 28' c
Lewis 59' m
Lawrence 73' c
Hammond 80'+3 m
Con: Pennell (3/6) 3', 29', 74'
Report[27] Try: Chapuis 6' c
Sempéré 19' c
Coville 23' c
Danty 37' c
Con: Plisson (4/4) 7', 20', 24', 38'
Pen: Plisson (0/1)
Sánchez (1/1) 75'
Sixways Stadium
Attendance: 6,978
Referee: Sean Gallagher (IRFU)

Pool 3Edit

P W D L PF PA Diff TF TA TB LB Pts
  Sale Sharks (3) 6 4 0 2 196 108 88 27 12 4 2 22
  Connacht (6) 6 5 0 1 146 120 26 19 14 2 0 22
  Bordeaux Bègles 6 2 1 3 137 171 –34 17 23 1 1 12
  Perpignan 6 0 1 5 117 197 –80 13 27 0 1 3
12 October 2018
17:45
Perpignan   24–41   Sale Sharks (1 BP)
Try: Lucas 16' c
Lemala 80'+3 m
Con: Bousquet (1/1) 17'
Pen: Bousquet (4/4) 30', 37', 40', 45'
Report[28] Try: McGuigan (3) 6' c, 68' c, 76' c
Webber 19' m
Rensburg 37' c
James 57' m
Con: De Klerk (3/5) 8', 39', 69'
Cliff (1/1) 77'
Pen: De Klerk (1/2) 62'
Stade Aimé Giral
Attendance: 8,038
Referee: Joy Neville (IRFU)
13 October 2018
15:00
Connacht   22–10   Bordeaux Bègles
Try: Godwin (2) 13' c, 45' c
Bealham 66' m
Con: Carty (2/3) 14', 46'
Pen: Carty (1/1) 23'
Report[29] Try: Amosa 52' c
Con: Meret (1/1) 53'
Pen: Meret (1/1) 40'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 4,878
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU)

20 October 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Sale Sharks   34–14   Connacht
Try: Ashton (3) 36' c, 56' c, 63' c
Beaumont 53' c
Con: De Klerk (4/4) 38', 54', 57', 65'
Pen: De Klerk (2/2) 19', 27'
Report[30] Try: Delahunt 30' c
Con: C. Fitzgerald (1/1) 32'
Pen: C. Fitzgerald (2/2) 1', 16'
AJ Bell Stadium
Attendance: 4,249
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
20 October 2018
18:00
Bordeaux Bègles   25–25   Perpignan
Try: Poirot 22' c
Pélissié 55' c
Gimbert 73' m
Con: Serin (1/1) 23'
Meret (1/2) 56'
Pen: Serin (1/1) 12'
Meret (1/1) 60'
Report[31] Try: Shahn (2) 8' m, 37' m
Pen: Jackson (3/3) 32', 48', 55'
Seguy (2/2) 64', 71'
Stade Chaban-Delmas
Attendance: 17,129
Referee: Tom Foley (IRFU)

8 December 2018
15:00
Connacht   22–10   Perpignan
Try: Leader 9' c
Aki 19' c
Godwin 77' m
Con: Horwitz (2/2) 10', 20'
C. Fitzgerald (0/1)
Pen: Horwitz (1/2) 44'
Report[32] Try: Leiataua 65' c
Con: Bousquet (1/1) 66'
Pen: Bousquet (1/1) 47'
Galway Sportsground
Attendance: 5,011
Referee: Karl Dickson (RFU)
8 December 2018
18:00
Bordeaux Bègles   24–50   Sale Sharks (1 BP)
Try: Donvo 5' c
Amosa 70' c
Dominici 80' c
Con: Meret (3/3) 6', 71', 80'+2
Pen: Meret (1/1) 14'
Report[33] Try: Odogwu (2) 9' m, 76' m
Ashton (2) 28' c, 34' m
Cliff 47' c
Curry 38' c
Solomona 64' c
Con: Cliff (4/7) 30', 40', 48', 65'
Stade Chaban-Delmas
Attendance: 12,600
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)

14 December 2018
19:00
Perpignan   21–36   Connacht (1 BP)
Try: Farnoux 7' m
Leiataua 41' m
Fainga'anuku 46' m
Con: Jackson (0/3)
Pen: Jackson (1/1) 12'
Ecochard (1/1) 59'
Report[34] Try: O'Brien (2) 19' c, 34' m
Heffernan 25' c
Healy 67' c
Kelleher 68' c
Con: C. Fitzgerald (2/3) 20', 25'
Carty (2/2) 68', 70'
Pen: C. Fitzgerald (1/2) 40'
Stade Aimé Giral
Attendance: 5,166
Referee: Ian Tempest (RFU)
15 December 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Sale Sharks   14–17   Bordeaux Bègles
Try: James 12' c
Webber 57' c
Con: Du Preez (2/2) 12', 58'
Report[35] Try: Dufour (2) 33', 45'
Con: Serin (2/2) 34', 46'
Pen: Serin (1/1) 50'
AJ Bell Stadium
Attendance: 3,049
Referee: Sean Gallagher (IRFU)

11 January 2019
19:00
(1 BP) Perpignan   27–34   Bordeaux Bègles (1 BP)
Try: Ecochard 14' c
Duguivalu 45'
Deligny 75' c
Con: Jackson (3/3) 15', 45', 76'
Pen: Jackson (2/2) 31', 61'
Report[36] Try: Lesgourgues 9' c
Woki 26' c
Tilsley 40' c
Plazy 42' m
Amosa 66' m
Con: Meret (2/4) 10', 40'+1
Domvo (1/1) 27'
Stade Aimé Giral
Attendance: 3,666
Referee: Karl Dickson (RFU)
12 January 2019
15:00
Connacht   20–18   Sale Sharks (1 BP)
Try: Godwin 19' c
Mitchell 21' c
Con: Carty (2/2) 20', 22'
Pen: Carty (1/1) 12'
Horwitz (1/1) 71'
Report[37] Try: Ashton 39' c
De Klerk 49' m
Con: De Klerk (1/2) 40'
Pen: De Klerk (2/2) 61', 64'
Galway Sportsground
Attendance: 6,229
Referee: Pierre Brousset (FFR)

19 January 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Bordeaux Bègles   27–33   Connacht (1 BP)
Try: Amosa 23' c
Poirot 38' c
Serin 48' c
Con: Meret (3/3) 24', 40', 49'
Pen: Meret (2/2) 15', 26'
Report[38] Try: Healy (2) 9' m, 70' c
Roux 18' c
O'Halloran 34' c
Carty 77' c
Con: Horwitz (2/3) 19', 35'
Carty (2/2) 71', 78'
Stade Chaban-Delmas
Attendance: 11,899
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
19 January 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Sale Sharks   39–10   Perpignan
Try: Ashton 8' c
Reed 15' m
Beaumont 47' c
Wilkinson 58' c
Bristow 69'
Con: De Clerk (3/4) 9', 48', 59'
Cliff (1/1) 70'
Pen: De Clerk (1/1) 37'
Cliff (1/1) 66'
Report[39] Try: Pujol (2) 3' m, 78' m
Con: Bousquet (0/1)
Selponi (0/1)
Pen: Bousquet (0/1)
AJ Bell Stadium
Attendance: 4,359
Referee: Craig Evans (WRU)

Pool 4Edit

P W D L PF PA Diff TF TA TB LB Pts
  La Rochelle (2) 6 5 0 1 238 104 134 32 15 4 0 24
  Bristol Bears (7) 6 4 0 2 267 108 159 42 13 4 1 21
  Zebre 6 3 0 3 153 142 11 21 18 2 0 14
  Enisei-STM 6 0 0 6 103 407 –304 14 63 1 0 1
13 October 2018
9:00
Enisei-STM   21–82   La Rochelle (1 BP)
Try: Simplikevich (2) 9' c, 67' c
Gachechiladze 25' c
Con: Kushnarev (3/3) 11', 26', 68'
Report[40] Try: Alldritt 1' c
Lafage 13' c
Forbes 19' c
Jordaan (2) 22' c, 58' c
Andreu 28' c
Goillot (2) 40' c, 70' c
Camou 41' c
Aguillon (2) 52' c, 75' m
West 80' c
Con: Lafage (10/11) 3', 14', 20', 23', 29', 40', 41', 53', 60', 71'
West (1/1) 80'
Krasny Yar Stadium
Attendance: 2,700
Referee: Christophe Ridley (RFU)
13 October 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Bristol Bears   43–22   Zebre
Try: Leiua 6' c
Edwards (2) 12' m, 31' c
Latta 17' c
Haining 20' m
Armstrong 39' m
Uren 62' c
Con: Sheedy (3/6) 7', 18', 33'
Bedlow (1/1) 62'
Report[41] Try: Bello 37' c
Castello 42' c
Boni 73' m
Con: Brummer (2/2) 37', 43'
Canna (0/1)
Pen: Brummer (1/1) 10'
Ashton Gate Stadium
Attendance: 8,852
Referee: Frank Murphy (IRFU)

19 October 2018
19:00
(1 BP) La Rochelle   64–24   Enisei-STM (1 BP)
Try: Jordaan 2' c
Qovu 5' c
Camou (2) 24' c, 36' c
Plessis-Couillaud 30' m
Alldritt 40'+1 c
Gourdon 51' c
Berjon 54' m
Orioli 66' m
Boughanmi 76' c
Con: Lafage (6/8) 3', 6', 25', 37' , 40'+2, 52'
West (1/2) 77'
Report[42] Try: Sherban 18' c
Saulite (3) 34' m, 73' c, 80' c
Con: Kushnarev (3/4) 19', 17', 80'+1
Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Vlad Iordăchescu (FRR)
20 October 2018
14:00
Zebre   20–17   Bristol Bears (1 BP)
Try: Canna 32' c
Tuivaiti 37' c
Con: Canna (2/2)
Pen: Canna (2/2)
Report[43] Try: Pincus (2) 15'c , 40'+1 c
Con: Sheedy (2/2) 16', 40'+1
Pen: Sheedy (1/1) 69'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 2,800
Referee: Ludovic Cayre (FFR)

8 December 2018
12:00
Enisei-STM   14–31   Zebre (1 BP)
Try: Churashov 7' c
Gachechiladze 36' c
Con: Kushnarev (2/2) 8', 37'
Report[44] Try: Palazzani (2) 3' c, 50' c
Canna 21' c
Meyer 75' c
Con: Canna (4/4) 4', 22', 51', 77'
Pen: Canna (1/1) 49'
Yug Stadium, Sochi
Attendance: 500
Referee: Ian Tempest (RFU)
8 December 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Bristol Bears   22–35   La Rochelle (1 BP)
Try: Thacker 6' m
Heenan 17' m
Pincus 67' m
Powell 76' c
Con: Sheedy (1/4) 77'
Report[45] Try: Alldritt 19' c
Sazy 40' c
Favre 44' c
Rattez 47' c
Sinzelle 61' c
Con: Lafage (5/5) 20', 40'+1, 45', 48', 63'
Ashton Gate Stadium
Attendance: 8,589
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)

15 December 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Zebre   58–14   Enisei-STM
Try: Padovani 1' m
Canna (2) 32' m, 68' m
Renton 14' c
Sisi 50' c
Luus 57' c
Balekana (2) 65' c, 75' m
Tauyavuca 78' c
Con: Canna (5/9) 15', 51', 58', 65', 78'
Pen: Canna (1/1) 6'
Report[46] Try: Gerasimov (2) 27', 53'
Con: Churashov (2/2) 28', 54'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Ben Blain (SRFU)
15 December 2018
20:00
La Rochelle   3–13   Bristol Bears
Pen: Retiere (1/1) 20'
Report[47] Try: Crane 46' c
Con: Sheedy (1/1) 48'
Pen: Sheedy (2/2) 15', 28'
Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Frank Murphy (IRFU)

11 January 2019
19:00
(1 BP) La Rochelle   32–12   Zebre
Try: Priso 46' c
Retiere 52' m
Veivuke 57' c
Forbes 80'+2 c
Con: West (2/2) 47', 58'
Retiere (0/1)
Lafage (1/1) 80'+3
Pen: West (2/2) 11', 13'
Report[48] Try: Di Giulio 28' m
Mbanda 38' c
Con: Brummer (0/1)
Palazzani (1/1) 40'
Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Neil Chivers (RFU)
12 January 2019
12:00
Enisei-STM   9–65   Bristol Bears (1 BP)
Pen: Gaisin (3/3) 11', 18', 27'
Report[49] Try: O'Conor (2) 4' c, 76' m
Joyce 13' m
Fenton-Wells (3) 20' m, 53' c, 71' c
Haining 34' m
Protheroe 40' m
Armstrong 51' c
Graham 58' c
Pincus 62' m
Con: Sheedy (5/11) 5', 51', 54', 59', 72'
Yug Stadium, Sochi
Attendance: 100
Referee: Nika Amashukeli (GRU)

19 January 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Bristol Bears   107–19   Enisei-STM
Try: Crane (2) 3' c, 42' m
Pincus (2) 11' m, 74' m
Edwards (3) 14' c, 54' c, 78' c
Uren (5) 18' m, 26' c, 32' c, 38' c, 56' c
Lindsay 23' m
Thomas 46' c
O'Connor 58' c
Graham 67' m
Cullen 71' c
Con: Sheedy (11/17) 4', 16', 27', 33', 39', 46', 55', 57', 59', 72', 80'
Report[50] Try: Simplikevich 7' c
Saulite 50' c
Selskii 63' m
Con: Gaisin (1/1) 9'
Biakov (1/2) 51'
Ashton Gate Stadium
Attendance: 7,983
Referee: Thomas Charabas (FFR)
19 January 2019
15:00
Zebre   10–22   La Rochelle
Try: Biagi 10' c
Con: Canna (1/1) 10'
Pen: Canna (1/2) 3'
Report[51] Try: Retiere 29' c
Con: West (1/1) 30'
Pen: West (5/7) 40', 42', 51', 56', 74'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 1,800
Referee: Tom Foley (IRFU)

Pool 5Edit

P W D L PF PA Diff TF TA TB LB Pts
  Harlequins (5) 6 4 0 2 179 113 66 23 13 3 2 21
  Benetton 6 4 0 2 171 106 65 23 12 3 1 20
  Grenoble 6 2 0 4 92 159 –67 11 21 0 1 9
  Agen 6 2 0 4 112 176 –64 15 26 0 1 9


13 October 2018
14:00
(1 BP) Benetton   40–14   Grenoble
Try: Hayward 15' c
Allan (2) 46' c, 50' c
Ruzza 23' c
Faiva 73'
Brex 76'
Con: Allan (4/4) 16', 24', 47', 51'
Rizzi (1/2) 77'
Report[52] Try: Casey 38' c
Aulika 70’ c
Con: Nanette (2/2) 40', 71'
13 October 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Harlequins   54–22   Agen
Try: Brown 13' c
Mulchrone 25' c
Kunatani (2) 29' c, 77' c
Earle 42' m
Merrick 50' c
Marchant 70' c
Con: Smith (4/5) 15', 26', 30', 52'
Catrakilis (2/2) 71', 78'
Report[53] Try: Tolot 34' m
Yaha 53' c
Bosch 75' c
Con: Berdeu (2/3) 54', 76'
Pen: Berdeu (1/1) 24'
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 9,532
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)

19 October 2018
18:30
Agen   20–19   Benetton (1 BP)
Try: Miquel 30' c
Tanga 52' c
Con: McIntyre (2/2) 31', 54'
Pen: McIntyre (2/2) 40' + 1, 48'
Berdeu (0/1)
Report[54] Try: Bigi (2) 2' c, 14' m
Tavuyara 44' c
Con: Allan (2/3) 3', 46'
Stade Armandie
Attendance: 3,187
Referee: Karl Dickson (RFU)
20 October 2018
20:00
Grenoble   19–13   Harlequins (1 BP)
Try: Visinia 64' c
Con: Francis (1/1) 65'
Pen: Glenat (3/4) 2', 10', 29'
Francis (1/1) 68'
Report[55] Try: Smith 6' c
Con: Smith (1/1) 7'
Pen: Smith (2/2) 41', 48'
Stade des Alpes
Attendance: 7,730
Referee: Sean Gallagher (IRFU)

7 December 2018
19:45
Grenoble   22–15   Agen (1 BP)
Try: Capelli 16' c
Nanette 34' m
Dardet 65' c
Con: Glenat (1/2) 17'
Latorre (1/1) 67'
Pen: Latorre (1/1) 58'
Report[56] Try: Tolot 40' m
Yaha 42' m
Masilevu 62' m
Con: Vincent (0/3)
Stade des Alpes
Attendance: 6,970
Referee: Vlad Iordăchescu (FRR)
8 December 2018
14:00
Benetton   26–21   Harlequins (1 BP)
Try: Sperandio (2) 5' c, 37' m
Ioane 79' m
Con: McKinley (1/3) 6'
Pen: McKinley (3/3) 11', 31', 52'
Report[57] Try: Dombrandt (2) 1', 23'
Con: Lang (1/2) 23'
Pen: Smith (3/3) 47', 58', 75'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 4,600
Referee: Daniel Jones (WRU)

14 December 2018
18:30
Agen   14–10   Grenoble (1 BP)
Try: Rokoduru 72' m
Con: Vincent (0/1)
Pen: Berdeu (3/3) 3', 40', 78'
Report[58] Try: Dardet 18' c
Con: Ugalde (1/1) 18'
Pen: Ugalde (1/1) 51'
Latorre (0/1)
Stade Armandie
Attendance: 2,020
Referee: Craig Evans (WRU)
15 December 2018
14:00
Harlequins   20–9   Benetton
Try: Boyce 6' c
Marchant 23'
Con: Lang (2/2) 7', 24'
Pen: Lang (1/1) 39
Smith (1/1) 68'
Report[59] Pen: McKinley (3/4) 12', 18', 33'
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 6,838
Referee: Pierre Brousset (FFR)

12 January 2019
14:00
(1 BP) Benetton   38–24   Agen
Try: Tebaldi (3) 3' m, 14' c, 64' c
Ioane 43' c
Tavuyara (2) 48' m, 58' c
Con: McKinley (4/6) 15', 44', 60', 65'
Report[60] Try: Hocquet 37' c
Vaka 69'
Tetrashvili 74'
Con: Verdu (1/1) 38' c
Vincent (2/2) 70', 75'
Pen: Verdu (1/2) 31'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 2,900
Referee: Ben Blain (SRU)
12 January 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Harlequins   38–20   Grenoble
Try: Care 9' c
Brown 14' c
Murley 18' c
Crumpton 29' c
Dombrandt 79' c
Con: Marcus Smith (4/4) 10', 15', 20', 31'
Lang (1/1) 80'
Pen: Lang (1/1) 65'
Report[61] Try: Berruyer 1' m
Cordin (2) 23' c, 34' m
Con: Lucas (1/3) 24'
Pen: Lucas (1/1) 43'
Glenat (0/1)
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 9,239
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU)

18 January 2019
18:45
Agen   17–33   Harlequins (1 BP)
Try: Saurs 18' c
Peyri 68' m
Metge 72' m
Con: McIntyre (1/1) 19'
Berdeu (0/2)
Report[62] Try: Clifford 5' c
Crumpton 34' m
Ibitoye 40'+1 c
Earle 43' c
Marchant 62' c
Con: Smith (4/5) 5', 40'+2, 44', 63'
Stade Armandie
Attendance: 2,090
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
18 January 2019
18:45
Grenoble   7–39   Benetton (1 BP)
Try: Dussartre 32' c
Con: Glenat (1/1) 33'
Pen: Glenat (0/1)
Report[63] Try: Baravalle 7' c
Tavuyara (2) 18' c, 71' m
Ioane 24' c
Da Oleggio 53' c
Con: Allan (4/5) 8', 19', 26', 54'
Pen: Allan (2/2) 12', 40'+2
Stade des Alpes
Attendance: 7,897
Referee: Christophe Ridley (RFU)

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Game was cancelled but would later be awarded as a 28–0 bonus point win to Northampton Saints as Timișoara Saracens were deemed not to have taken necessary steps to ensure the game would take place despite bad weather.

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