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1997–98 Heineken Cup pool stage

1997–98 Heineken Cup pool stage
Season1997–98 Heineken Cup
Date5 September 1997 - 12 October 1997
Qualifiers
Seed 1England London Wasps
Seed 2France Toulouse
Seed 3England Bath
Seed 4France Pau
Seed 5England Harlequins
Seed 6France Brive
Seed 7Wales Cardiff
Seed 8England Leicester Tigers
1996–97
(Previous)
1998–99
(Next)

The 1997–98 Heineken Cup pool stage took place in September and October 1997. The winner of each pool advanced to the quarter-finals, with the runners-up and best third placed team entering the quarter-final play offs for the final three quarter final places.

Pool 1

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
France Toulouse 6 5 0 1 25 12 13 200 121 79 10
England Leicester 6 4 0 2 16 14 2 163 117 46 8
Ireland Leinster 6 2 0 4 15 19 −4 137 167 −30 4
Italy Milan 6 1 0 5 15 26 −11 111 206 −95 2
6 September 1997
15:00
Leinster Ireland 25 – 34 France Toulouse
Donnybrook
Attendance: 6,300
7 September 1997
15:00
Leicester Tigers England 26 – 10 Italy Milan
Welford Road
Attendance: 9,300

12 September 1997
17:30
Leinster Ireland 16 – 9 England Leicester Tigers
Donnybrook
Attendance: 7,000
13 September 1997
16:00
Milan Italy 14 – 19 France Toulouse
Stadio Comunale Giuriati
Attendance: 2,000

20 September 1997
16:00
Milan Italy 33 – 32 Ireland Leinster
Stadio Comunale Giuriati
Attendance: 1,100
20 September 1997
18:05
Toulouse France 17 – 22 England Leicester Tigers
Les Sept Deniers
Attendance: 11,000

27 September 1997
15:00
Leicester Tigers England 47 – 22 Ireland Leinster
Welford Road
Attendance: 10,392
27 September 1997
18:00
Toulouse France 69 – 19 Italy Milan
Les Sept Deniers
Attendance: 7,000

4 October 1997
14:15
Leicester Tigers England 22 – 23 France Toulouse
Welford Road
Attendance: 10,600
4 October 1997
15:00
Leinster Ireland 23 – 6 Italy Milan
Donnybrook
Attendance: 5,500

11 October 1997
15:20
Toulouse France 38 – 19 Ireland Leinster
Les Sept Deniers
Attendance: 7,000
12 October 1997
15:00
Milan Italy 29 – 37 England Leicester Tigers
Stadio Comunale Giuriati
Attendance: 2,000

Pool 2

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
England Wasps 6 6 0 0 31 12 19 243 104 139 12
Scotland Glasgow 6 3 0 3 14 15 −1 132 167 −35 6
Wales Swansea 6 2 0 4 15 16 −1 157 161 −4 4
Ireland Ulster 6 1 0 5 6 23 −17 95 195 −100 2
7 September 1997
15:15
Swansea Wales 25 – 31 England London Wasps
St. Helen's
Attendance: 5,000
8 September 1997
19:00
Ulster Ireland 12 – 18 Scotland Glasgow
Ravenhill
Attendance: 2,100

13 September 1997
14:00
Swansea Wales 33 – 16 Ireland Ulster
St. Helen's
Attendance: 3,000
14 September 1997
15:00
Glasgow Scotland 22 – 46 England London Waps
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 3,500

21 September 1997
15:00
Glasgow Scotland 35 – 21 Wales Swansea
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 3,000
21 September 1997
15:00
London Wasps England 56 – 3 Ireland Ulster
Loftus Road Stadium
Attendance: 4,120

27 September 1997
14:30
Ulster Ireland 28 – 20 Wales Swansea
Ravenhill
Attendance: 2,500
28 September 1997
15:00
London Wasps England 43 – 5 Scotland Glasgow
Loftus Road Stadium
Attendance: 3,825

3 October 1997
19:30
Ulster Ireland 21 – 38 England London Wasps
Ravenhill
Attendance: 3,250
4 October 1997
14:15
Swansea Wales 30 – 22 Scotland Glasgow
St. Helen's
Attendance: 3,000

12 October 1997
15:00
Glasgow Scotland 30 – 15 Ireland Ulster
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 4,000
12 October 1997
15:00
London Wasps England 29 – 28 Wales Swansea
Loftus Road Stadium
Attendance: 3,500

Pool 3

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
England Bath 6 5 0 1 12 12 0 141 119 22 10
France Brive 6 4 1 1 24 13 11 210 146 64 9
Wales Pontypridd 6 2 1 3 17 13 4 154 147 7 5
Scotland Scottish Borders 6 0 0 6 14 29 −15 129 222 −93 0
7 September 1997
14:15
Brive France 56 – 18 Scotland Borders
Parc Municipal des Sports
Attendance: 8,000
7 September 1997
14:15
Pontypridd Wales 15 – 21 England Bath
Sardis Road
Attendance: 7,000

14 September 1997
14:30
Borders Scotland 17 – 31 England Bath
Mansfield Park
Attendance: 5,000
14 September 1997
15:30
Brive France 32 – 31 Wales Pontypridd
Parc Municipal des Sports
Attendance: 4,500

20 September 1997
14:15
Bath England 27 – 25 France Brive
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 8,500
20 September 1997
19:00
Borders Scotland 16 – 23 Wales Pontypridd
Poynder Park
Attendance: 4,000

27 September 1997
14:15
Pontypridd Wales 29 – 29 France Brive
Sardis Road
Attendance: 7,800
27 September 1997
15:00
Bath England 27 – 23 Scotland Borders
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 5,000

4 October 1997
14:15
Pontypridd Wales 46 – 26 Scotland Borders
Sardis Road
Attendance: 4,500
5 October 1997
14:20
Brive France 29 – 12 England Bath
Parc Municipal des Sports
Attendance: 10,000

11 October 1997
14:15
Bath England 23 – 10 Wales Pontypridd
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 7,500
12 October 1997
14:30
Borders Scotland 29 – 39 France Brive
Netherdale
Attendance: 4,000

Pool 4

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
England Harlequins 6 4 0 2 21 12 9 198 141 57 8
Wales Cardiff 6 4 0 2 17 15 2 184 146 38 8
Ireland Munster 6 2 0 4 14 21 −7 141 180 −39 4
France Bourgoin 6 2 0 4 7 11 −4 93 149 −56 4
5 September 1997
16:05
Bourgoin France 26 – 25 Wales Cardiff
Stade Pierre Rajon
Attendance: 6,000
7 September 1997
14:00
Harlequins England 48 – 40 Ireland Munster
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 3,682

13 September 1997
14:15
Harlequins England 45 – 7 France Bourgoin
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 3,700
13 September 1997
14:30
Cardiff Wales 43 – 23 Ireland Munster
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 4,500

20 September 1997
15:00
Munster Ireland 17 – 15 France Bourgoin
Thomond Park
Attendance: 6,000
21 September 1997
14:15
Cardiff Wales 21 – 28 England Harlequins
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 6,000

27 September 1997
15:00
Munster Ireland 32 – 37 Wales Cardiff
Musgrave Park
Attendance: 5,000
27 September 1997
18:05
Bourgoin France 18 – 30 England Harlequins
Stade Pierre Rajon
Attendance: 7,500

4 October 1997
15:00
Bourgoin France 21 – 6 Ireland Munster
Stade Pierre Rajon
Attendance: 6,000
4 October 1997
15:00
Harlequins England 31 – 32 Wales Cardiff
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 8,000

11 October 1997
14:30
Cardiff Wales 26 – 6 France Bourgoin
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 5,928
12 October 1997
14:30
Munster Ireland 23 – 16 England Harlequins
Thomond Park
Attendance: 10,000

Pool 5

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
France Pau 6 4 0 2 27 8 19 203 89 114 8
Wales Llanelli 6 4 0 2 15 18 −3 144 142 2 8
Italy Benetton Treviso 6 2 0 4 18 19 −1 146 162 −16 4
Scotland Caledonia 6 2 0 4 8 23 −15 89 189 −100 4
6 September 1997
20:00
Benetton Treviso Italy 18 – 19 France Pau
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 4,000
7 September 1997
15:00
Caledonia Scotland 18 – 23 Wales Llanelli Scarlets
McDiarmid Park
Attendance: 2,300

13 September 1997
18:05
Pau France 44 – 12 Wales Llanelli Scarlets
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 5,000
14 September 1997
15:00
Caledonia Scotland 17 – 9 Italy Benetton Treviso
McDiarmid Park
Attendance: 2,000

20 September 1997
14:00
Llanelli Wales 39 – 18 Italy Benetton Treviso
Stradey Park
Attendance: 3,000
20 September 1997
18:00
Pau France 50 – 8 Scotland Caledonia
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 6,500

27 September 1997
15:00
Benetton Treviso Italy 52 – 6 Scotland Caledonia
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 3,500
28 September 1997
14:15
Llanelli Wales 14 – 10 France Pau
Stradey Park
Attendance: 3,500

4 October 1997
15:00
Benetton Treviso Italy 42 – 25 Wales Llanelli
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 4,000
5 October 1997
15:00
Caledonia Scotland 30 – 24 France Pau
McDiarmid Park
Attendance: 3,000

11 October 1997
14:00
Llanelli Wales 31 – 10 Scotland Caledonia
Stradey Park
Attendance: 3,000
11 October 1997
19:30
Pau France 56 – 7 Italy Benetton Treviso
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 7,500

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