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Heineken Cup

Heineken Cup 2011/12

Overview
The final was played at Twickenham Stadium in London, England.

Final results
Winner:Leinster
Qualified to Heineken Cup 2012/13:Leinster

Qualifiers
England
HarlequinsWinner in Amlin Challenge Cup 2010/11
Leicester TigersWinner in Aviva Premiership 2010/11
SaracensFinalist in Aviva Premiership 2010/11
GloucesterDefeated in semifinals in Aviva Premiership 2010/11
Northampton Saints
BathFifth in Aviva Premiership 2010/11
London IrishSixth in Aviva Premiership 2010/11
France
ToulouseWinner in Top 14 2010/11
MontpellierFinalist in Top 14 2010/11
Clermont AuvergneDefeated in semifinals in Top 14 2010/11
Racing Métro 92
BiarritzDefeated in quarter finals in Top 14 2010/11
Castres
Ireland
LeinsterWinner in Heineken Cup 2010/11
MunsterWinner in Magners League 2010/11
ConnachtEvery professional team take part to the cup
Ulster
Italy
AironiEvery professional team take part to the cup
Benetton Treviso
Scotland
Edinburgh RugbyEvery professional team take part to the cup
Glasgow Warriors
Wales
OspreysBest welsh team in Magners League 2010/11
ScarletsSecond welsh team in Magners League 2010/11
Cardiff BluesThird welsh team in Magners League 2010/11

Group phase
Group 1
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1Munster25660016311845141010Qualified for quarter finals
2Scarlets156303119124-512912To repechage
3Northampton Saints12620417616016181622
4Castres76105111167-56101912

Matches
Group phase
12/11/2011Munster - Northampton Saints23-21
12/11/2011Scarlets - Castres31-23
18/11/2011Northampton Saints - Scarlets23-28
19/11/2011Castres - Munster24-27
10/12/2011Castres - Northampton Saints41-22
10/12/2011Scarlets - Munster14-17
18/12/2011Munster - Scarlets19-13
18/12/2011Northampton Saints - Castres45-0
14/01/2012Munster - Castres26-10
14/01/2012Scarlets - Northampton Saints17-29
21/01/2012Castres - Scarlets13-16
21/01/2012Northampton Saints - Munster36-51

Group 2
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1Edinburgh Rugby22650115613818171120Qualified for quarter finals
2Cardiff Blues216501145110359501To repechage
3London Irish96105116139-2371114
4Racing Métro 9296105160190-30131914

Matches
Group phase
11/11/2011Racing Métro 92 - Cardiff Blues20-26
12/11/2011London Irish - Edinburgh Rugby19-20
18/11/2011Cardiff Blues - London Irish24-18
18/11/2011Edinburgh Rugby - Racing Métro 9248-47
09/12/2011Cardiff Blues - Edinburgh Rugby25-8
10/12/2011Racing Métro 92 - London Irish14-34
16/12/2011Edinburgh Rugby - Cardiff Blues19-12
17/12/2011London Irish - Racing Métro 9219-25
13/01/2012Racing Métro 92 - Edinburgh Rugby24-27
14/01/2012London Irish - Cardiff Blues15-22
22/01/2012Cardiff Blues - Racing Métro 9236-30
22/01/2012Edinburgh Rugby - London Irish34-11

Group 3
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1Leinster246510172888418720Qualified for quarter finals
2Glasgow Warriors126213106133-2781202To repechage
3Bath116204122151-29111503
4Montpellier10612384112-2881102

Matches
Group phase
12/11/2011Montpellier - Leinster16-16
13/11/2011Glasgow Warriors - Bath26-21
20/11/2011Bath - Montpellier16-13
20/11/2011Leinster - Glasgow Warriors38-13
11/12/2011Bath - Leinster13-18
11/12/2011Glasgow Warriors - Montpellier20-15
17/12/2011Leinster - Bath52-27
17/12/2011Montpellier - Glasgow Warriors13-13
14/01/2012Montpellier - Bath24-22
15/01/2012Glasgow Warriors - Leinster16-23
21/01/2012Bath - Glasgow Warriors23-18
21/01/2012Leinster - Montpellier25-3

Group 4
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1Clermont Auvergne2064022156914626522Qualified for quarter finals
2Ulster206402158877116831To repechage
3Leicester Tigers176402123117613810
4Aironi0600651274-22343800

Matches
Group phase
12/11/2011Aironi - Leicester Tigers12-28
12/11/2011Ulster - Clermont Auvergne16-11
18/11/2011Clermont Auvergne - Aironi54-3
19/11/2011Leicester Tigers - Ulster20-9
09/12/2011Ulster - Aironi31-10
11/12/2011Clermont Auvergne - Leicester Tigers30-12
17/12/2011Aironi - Ulster20-46
17/12/2011Leicester Tigers - Clermont Auvergne23-19
13/01/2012Ulster - Leicester Tigers41-7
14/01/2012Aironi - Clermont Auvergne0-82
21/01/2012Clermont Auvergne - Ulster19-15
21/01/2012Leicester Tigers - Aironi33-6

Group 5
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1Saracens22650114510738131011Qualified for quarter finals
2Biarritz1863031431053818733To repechage
3Ospreys136213142147-5131612
4Benetton Treviso76114122193-71122301

Matches
Group phase
12/11/2011Ospreys - Biarritz28-21
13/11/2011Saracens - Benetton Treviso42-17
19/11/2011Benetton Treviso - Ospreys26-26
19/11/2011Biarritz - Saracens15-10
10/12/2011Benetton Treviso - Biarritz30-26
10/12/2011Saracens - Ospreys31-26
16/12/2011Biarritz - Benetton Treviso29-12
16/12/2011Ospreys - Saracens13-16
13/01/2012Ospreys - Benetton Treviso44-17
15/01/2012Saracens - Biarritz20-16
22/01/2012Benetton Treviso - Saracens20-26
22/01/2012Biarritz - Ospreys36-5

Group 6
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1Toulouse18640215010545161111Qualified for quarter finals
2Harlequins176402122942811701To repechage
3Gloucester156303111122-11101212
4Connacht6610568130-6251202

Matches
Group phase
11/11/2011Harlequins - Connacht25-17
13/11/2011Toulouse - Gloucester21-17
19/11/2011Connacht - Toulouse10-36
19/11/2011Gloucester - Harlequins9-28
09/12/2011Harlequins - Toulouse10-21
10/12/2011Connacht - Gloucester10-14
17/12/2011Gloucester - Connacht23-19
18/12/2011Toulouse - Harlequins24-31
14/01/2012Harlequins - Gloucester20-14
14/01/2012Toulouse - Connacht24-3
20/01/2012Connacht - Harlequins9-8
20/01/2012Gloucester - Toulouse34-24

Repechage
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1Cardiff Blues216501145110359501Qualified to quarter finals
2Ulster206402158877116831
3Biarritz1863031431053818733Qualified to Challenge Cup quarter finals
4Harlequins176402122942811701
5Scarlets156303119124-512912
6Glasgow Warriors126213106133-2781202


Final phase
Quarter finalsSemifinalsFinal
Saracens
4/8/2012 - 3-22Clermont Auvergne
4/29/2012 - 15-19
Clermont AuvergneLeinster
Leinster5/19/2012 - 42-14
4/7/2012 - 34-3
Leinster
Cardiff BluesLeinster
Munster
4/8/2012 - 16-22Ulster
4/28/2012 - 22-19
Ulster
Edinburgh RugbyUlster
4/7/2012 - 19-14
Edinburgh Rugby
Toulouse