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  • 2013/14 Heineken Cup

    Round 4 Preview

  • Round 4 Preview | Heineken Cup 2013/14 1

    Contents

    Contents ................................................................................................................... 1

    Results ..................................................................................................................... 2

    Fixtures .................................................................................................................... 3

    Pool 1: Ospreys v Castres Olympique ....................................................................... 4

    Pool 2: Glasgow Warriors v Cardiff Blues ................................................................. 5

    Pool 2: Toulon v Exeter Chiefs .................................................................................. 6

    Pool 5: Benetton Treviso v Ulster Rugby .................................................................. 7

    Pool 3: Saracens v Zebre .......................................................................................... 8

    Pool 4: Scarlets v ASM Clermont Auvergne............................................................... 9

    Pool 6: Perpignan v Munster Rugby........................................................................ 10

    Pool 1: Leinster Rugby v Northampton Saints ........................................................ 11

    Pool 3: Connacht Rugby v Toulouse ....................................................................... 12

    Pool 4: Harlequins v Racing Métro 92 ..................................................................... 13

    Pool 6: Gloucester Rugby v Edinburgh Rugby ......................................................... 14

    Pool 5: Montpellier v Leicester Tigers..................................................................... 15

    Tables .................................................................................................................... 16

    Leading scorers 2013/14 ....................................................................................... 17

    Top Performers 2013/14........................................................................................ 18

  • Round 4 Preview | Heineken Cup 2013/14 2

    Results to date

    Pool 1

    Castres Olympique 19 13 Northampton Saints

    Ospreys 9 19 Leinster Rugby

    Leinster Rugby 19 7 Castres Olympique

    Northampton Saints 27 16 Ospreys

    Castres Olympique 15 9 Ospreys

    Northampton Saints 7 40 Leinster Rugby

    Pool 2

    Exeter Chiefs 44 29 Cardiff Blues

    Toulon 51 28 Glasgow Warriors

    Cardiff Blues 19 15 Toulon

    Glasgow Warriors 20 16 Exeter Chiefs

    Cardiff Blues 29 20 Glasgow Warriors

    Exeter Chiefs 9 14 Toulon

    Pool 3

    Connacht Rugby 17 23 Saracens

    Toulouse 38 5 Zebre

    Saracens 16 17 Toulouse

    Zebre 6 33 Connacht Rugby

    Zebre 10 39 Saracens

    Leicester Tigers 41 32 Montpellier

    Pool 4

    Harlequins 26 33 Scarlets

    Racing Métro 92 13 9 ASM Clermont Auvergne

    Scarlets 26 26 Racing Métro 92

    ASM Clermont Auvergne 23 16 Harlequins

    ASM Clermont Auvergne 32 11 Scarlets

    Racing Métro 92 8 32 Harlequins

    Pool 5

    Ulster Rugby 22 16 Leicester Tigers

    Benetton Treviso 10 27 Montpellier

    Leicester Tigers 34 3 Benetton Treviso

    Montpellier 8 25 Ulster Rugby

    Ulster Rugby 48 0 Benetton Treviso

    Leicester Tigers 41 32 Montpellier

    Pool 6

    Edinburgh Rugby 29 23 Munster Rugby

    Gloucester Rugby 27 22 Perpignan

    Munster Rugby 26 10 Gloucester Rugby

    Perpignan 31 14 Edinburgh Rugby

    Munster Rugby 36 8 Perpignan

    Edinburgh Rugby 12 23 Gloucester Rugby

  • Round 4 Preview | Heineken Cup 2013/14 3

    Fixtures

    Round 4 Date Time Pool Home Team Away Team Venue

    13/12/2013 20:00 1 Ospreys Castres Olympique Liberty Stadium

    13/12/2013 20:00 2 Glasgow Warriors Cardiff Blues Scotstoun Stadium

    14/12/2013 14:35 2 Toulon Exeter Chiefs Stade Félix Mayol

    14/12/2013 14:35 5 Benetton Treviso Ulster Rugby

    Stadio Comunale di

    Monigo

    14/12/2013 15:00 3 Saracens Zebre Allianz Park

    14/12/2013 15:40 4 Scarlets ASM Clermont Auvergne Parc y Scarlets

    14/12/2013 16:40 6 Perpignan Munster Rugby Stade Aimé Giral

    14/12/2013 18:00 1 Leinster Rugby Northampton Saints Aviva Stadium

    14/12/2013 18:00 3 Connacht Rugby Toulouse The Sportsground

    15/12/2013 12:45 4 Harlequins Racing Métro 92 Twickenham Stoop

    15/12/2013 15:00 6 Gloucester Rugby Edinburgh Rugby Kingsholm

    15/12/2013 16:00 5 Montpellier Leicester Tigers Stade Yves-du-Manoir

    All kick-offs are local time

    Announcement of Rounds 5 and 6 dates and kick-off times

    The dates and kick-off times for Rounds 5 and 6 of the Heineken Cup will be

    announced on Wednesday, 18 December following the completion of the Round 4 matches.

    The fixtures are confirmed and announced at this stage with the objective of ensuring

    that both the clubs and the tournament receive maximum exposure through live broadcast coverage of as many of the key qualification deciders as possible.

    ERC works with its broadcast partners in the UK, France, Ireland and Italy to confirm a schedule showcasing the pool deciders from Friday evening through to Sunday.

    Club Media Manager contact details

    For the email addresses and phone numbers of the 24 Heineken Cup media managers please

    click here or access the Digital Tournament Guide on www.ercrugby.com/guide

    http://tournamentguides.ercrugby.com/eng/heinekencup/19063.php http://www.ercrugby.com/guide

  • Round 4 Preview | Heineken Cup 2013/14 4

    Pool 1: Ospreys v Castres Olympique

    Friday, 13 December 2013, 20:00 Liberty Stadium, Sky Sports, Canal + Sport

    Referee: Luke Pearce (Eng) Assistant Ref: Dean Richards (Eng) Assistant Ref: Robin Goodliffe

    (Eng) TMO: Geoff Warren (Eng) Citing Commissioner: Murray Whtye (Ire)

    Match facts  Ospreys have lost their last four games in the competition - their worst run since

    losing their first five back in 2003).

     The Welsh region have lost just one of 11 home Heineken Cup games against

    French opposition (W9, D1, L1) - to Toulouse in their first home fixture in the

    competition.

     Castres have lost six of their previous seven away games in Wales in the Heineken

    Cup, only winning on a trip to Bridgend in 2002.

     Only the two Italian clus have a lower lineout success rate than Castres this season

    (79%).

    Team Comparison (Heineken Cup record) Ospreys Castres Olympique

    Played 66 61

    Wins 30 25

    Draws 4 1

    Losses 32 35

    Total Points For 1417 1182

    Total Points Against 1352 1363

    Total Tries For 135 112

    Total Tries Against 132 134

    2013/14 Points Scorers Head-to-Head record Ospreys:

    Player Points

    Dan Biggar 34

    Castres Olympique:

    Player Points

    Rory Kockott 33

    Romain Martial 5

    Geoffrey Palis 3

    Castres Olympique Team Ospreys

    3 Played 3

    2 Wins 1

    1 Losses 2

    0 Draws 0

    Date Home Score Away

    23/10/2004 Castres Olympique 38-17 Ospreys

    15/01/2005 Ospreys 20-11 Castres Olympique

    06/12/2013 Castres Olympique 15-9 Ospreys

  • Round 4 Preview | Heineken Cup 2013/14 5

    Pool 2: Glasgow Warriors v Cardiff Blues

    Friday, 13 December 2013; 20:00, Scotstoun Stadium, Sky Sports

    Referee: Pascal Gauzere (Fra) Assistant Ref: Patrick Péchambert (Fra) Assistant Ref: Jean-Luc

    Rebollal (Fra) TMO: Philippe Bonhoure (Fra) Citing Commissioner: John Cole (Ire)

    Match facts  This is only the second Heineken Cup meeting between the clubs in Scotland -

    Glasgow won the previous match 47-32 back in 2001.

     Cardiff have lost their last five away games in the Heineken Cup, conceding at

    least 34 points in each of the defeats.

     Glasgow are bottom of Pool 2 despite being the top try-scorers (8) after three

    rounds.

     The Scottish club are the leading metre makers in the tournament so far (1,755).

    Team comparison (Heineken Cup record) Glasgow Warriors Cardiff Blues

    Played 88 111

    Wins 27 56

    Draws 2 4

    Losses 59 51

    Total Points For 1738 2530

    Total Points Against 2501 2527

    Total Tries For 167 232

    Total Tries Against 284 242

    2013/14 Points Scorers Head-to-Head record Glasgow Warriors:

    Player Points

    Ruaridh Jackson 18

    Duncan Weir 10

    DTH Van Der Merwe 10

    Cardiff Blues:

    Player Points

    Leigh Halfpenny 36

    Rhys Patchell 11

    Alex Cuthbert 10

    Cardiff Blues Team Glasgow Warriors

    3 Played 3

    2 Wins 1

    1 Losses 2

    0 Draws 0

    Date Home Score Away

    27/10/2001 Cardiff Blues 46-7 Glasgow Warriors

    04/11/2001 Glasgow Warriors 47-32 Cardiff Blues

    06/12/2013 Cardiff Blues 29-20 Glasgow Warriors

  • Round 4 Preview | Heineken Cup 2013/14 6

    Pool 2: Toulon v