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Heineken Cup

Heineken Cup 2003/04

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

Final results

Qualifiers
England
London WaspsWinner in Parker Pen Challenge Cup 2002/03 and Winner in Zurich Premiership 2002/03
GloucesterFinalist in Zurich Premiership 2002/03 and Winner in Powergen Cup 2002/03
Northampton SaintsDefeated in semifinals in Zurich Premiership 2002/03
Sale SharksFourth in Zurich Premiership 2002/03
Leeds TykesFifth in Zurich Premiership 2002/03
Leicester TigersWild card tournament winner in Zurich Premiership 2002/03
France
ToulouseWinner in Heineken Cup 2002/03 and Finalist in Top 16 2002/03
Stade FrançaisWinner in Top 16 2002/03
AgenDefeated in semifinals in Top 16 2002/03
Biarritz
BourgoinThird in Playoff - Poule B in Top 16 2002/03
PerpignanThird in Playoff - Poule A in Top 16 2002/03
Ireland
LeinsterBest teams in national ranking take part to the cup
Munster
Ulster
Italy
Benetton TrevisoWinner in Super 10 2002/03
CalvisanoFinalist in Super 10 2002/03
Scotland
Edinburgh RugbyWinner in Pro Rugby Cup 2002/03
Border ReiversSecond in Pro Rugby Cup 2002/03
Wales
Cardiff BluesEvery professional team take part to the cup
Celtic Warriors
Newport Gwent Dragons
Ospreys
Scarlets

Group phase
Group 1
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1Stade Français186402134805411811Qualified for quarter finals
2Leicester Tigers15630313711522171030To repechage
3Ulster146303109106310911
4Newport Gwent Dragons9620467146-7951601

Matches
Group phase
06/12/2003Stade Français - Leicester Tigers26-15
07/12/2003Newport Gwent Dragons - Ulster24-15
12/12/2003Ulster - Stade Français22-20
14/12/2003Leicester Tigers - Newport Gwent Dragons34-3
10/01/2004Newport Gwent Dragons - Stade Français20-12
11/01/2004Ulster - Leicester Tigers33-0
17/01/2004Leicester Tigers - Ulster49-7
18/01/2004Stade Français - Newport Gwent Dragons37-0
24/01/2004Newport Gwent Dragons - Leicester Tigers20-26
24/01/2004Stade Français - Ulster13-10
30/01/2004Leicester Tigers - Stade Français13-26
30/01/2004Ulster - Newport Gwent Dragons22-0

Group 2
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1Toulouse256501157659218741Qualified for quarter finals
2Edinburgh Rugby226501130894114720To repechage
3Leeds Tykes5610566122-5651101
4Ospreys4610578155-7761800

Matches
Group phase
07/12/2003Edinburgh Rugby - Toulouse23-16
07/12/2003Leeds Tykes - Ospreys29-20
12/12/2003Ospreys - Edinburgh Rugby16-32
12/12/2003Toulouse - Leeds Tykes19-3
09/01/2004Edinburgh Rugby - Leeds Tykes19-9
10/01/2004Toulouse - Ospreys29-6
16/01/2004Ospreys - Toulouse11-29
18/01/2004Leeds Tykes - Edinburgh Rugby0-23
23/01/2004Edinburgh Rugby - Ospreys33-15
25/01/2004Leeds Tykes - Toulouse22-31
31/01/2004Ospreys - Leeds Tykes10-3
31/01/2004Toulouse - Edinburgh Rugby33-0

Group 3
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1Biarritz2064021399742181231Qualified for quarter finals
2Leinster18640214211329131111To repechage
3Cardiff Blues116204123132-9131303
4Sale Sharks9620475137-6261401

Matches
Group phase
06/12/2003Leinster - Biarritz32-6
06/12/2003Sale Sharks - Cardiff Blues26-24
12/12/2003Cardiff Blues - Leinster19-24
13/12/2003Biarritz - Sale Sharks31-3
09/01/2004Leinster - Sale Sharks22-23
10/01/2004Biarritz - Cardiff Blues35-20
17/01/2004Cardiff Blues - Biarritz21-20
18/01/2004Sale Sharks - Leinster16-23
23/01/2004Leinster - Cardiff Blues20-17
25/01/2004Sale Sharks - Biarritz0-15
31/01/2004Biarritz - Leinster32-21
31/01/2004Cardiff Blues - Sale Sharks22-7

Group 4
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1Scarlets236501160728817521Qualified for quarter finals
2Northampton Saints186402121546713411To repechage
3Agen1162048394-118712
4Border Reivers4610539183-14442600

Matches
Group phase
05/12/2003Scarlets - Northampton Saints14-9
06/12/2003Agen - Border Reivers27-8
13/12/2003Northampton Saints - Agen25-10
14/12/2003Border Reivers - Scarlets10-41
09/01/2004Scarlets - Agen19-15
10/01/2004Northampton Saints - Border Reivers20-3
16/01/2004Border Reivers - Northampton Saints3-39
17/01/2004Agen - Scarlets22-15
23/01/2004Agen - Northampton Saints6-19
24/01/2004Scarlets - Border Reivers53-7
01/02/2004Border Reivers - Agen8-3
01/02/2004Northampton Saints - Scarlets9-18

Group 5
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1Munster246501172769622540Qualified for quarter finals
2Gloucester24650119710097221140To repechage
3Bourgoin76105119191-72132221
4Benetton Treviso56105104225-121133210

Matches
Group phase
06/12/2003Benetton Treviso - Gloucester12-33
06/12/2003Bourgoin - Munster17-18
13/12/2003Gloucester - Bourgoin49-13
13/12/2003Munster - Benetton Treviso51-0
10/01/2004Benetton Treviso - Bourgoin42-33
10/01/2004Gloucester - Munster22-11
17/01/2004Munster - Gloucester35-14
18/01/2004Bourgoin - Benetton Treviso35-19
24/01/2004Benetton Treviso - Munster20-31
24/01/2004Bourgoin - Gloucester18-37
31/01/2004Gloucester - Benetton Treviso42-11
31/01/2004Munster - Bourgoin26-3

Group 6
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1London Wasps2465011868510122831Qualified for quarter finals
2Celtic Warriors2064021231185111022To repechage
3Perpignan1563031191154131121
4Calvisano36006115225-110133012

Matches
Group phase
05/12/2003Celtic Warriors - Calvisano34-25
07/12/2003London Wasps - Perpignan28-7
13/12/2003Calvisano - London Wasps33-52
13/12/2003Perpignan - Celtic Warriors26-19
10/01/2004Perpignan - Calvisano48-7
11/01/2004London Wasps - Celtic Warriors9-14
16/01/2004Celtic Warriors - London Wasps12-17
17/01/2004Calvisano - Perpignan11-17
23/01/2004Celtic Warriors - Perpignan16-15
25/01/2004London Wasps - Calvisano46-13
01/02/2004Calvisano - Celtic Warriors26-28
01/02/2004Perpignan - London Wasps6-34

Repechage
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1Gloucester24650119710097221140Qualified to quarter finals
2Edinburgh Rugby226501130894114720
3Celtic Warriors2064021231185111022
4Northampton Saints186402121546713411
5Leinster18640214211329131111
6Leicester Tigers15630313711522171030


Final phase
Quarter finalsSemifinalsFinal
Munster
4/10/2004 - 37-32Munster
4/25/2004 - 32-37
Stade FrançaisLondon Wasps
London Wasps5/23/2004 - 27-20
4/11/2004 - 34-3
London Wasps
GloucesterLondon Wasps
Toulouse
4/10/2004 - 36-10Toulouse
4/24/2004 - 19-11
Edinburgh Rugby
ScarletsToulouse
4/9/2004 - 10-27
Biarritz
Biarritz