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Cheltenham and Gloucester Cup

Cheltenham and Gloucester Cup 1997/98

Final results
Winner:Gloucester

Group phase
Group 1
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Gloucester6430117650126Qualified to quarter finals
2Northampton Saints643011233984
3Wakefield643017595-20
4West Hartlepool2410378107-29
5Fylde0400421182-161

Matches
Group phase
15/11/1997Fylde - Northampton Saints10-43
15/11/1997West Hartlepool - Gloucester13-35
22/11/1997Fylde - Wakefield5-17
22/11/1997Northampton Saints - Gloucester30-5
29/11/1997Wakefield - Northampton Saints21-14
29/11/1997West Hartlepool - Fylde34-6
06/12/1997Gloucester - Fylde88-0
06/12/1997Wakefield - West Hartlepool30-28
07/02/1998Gloucester - Wakefield48-7
07/02/1998Northampton Saints - West Hartlepool36-3

Group 2
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Leicester Tigers844001537974Qualified to quarter finals
2London Irish64301948311
3Rotherham Titans44202119129-10
4Exeter Chiefs2410390152-62
5Orrell040048598-13

Matches
Group phase
15/11/1997Exeter Chiefs - Orrell23-20
15/11/1997Leicester Tigers - Rotherham Titans60-19
22/11/1997London Irish - Orrell26-19
22/11/1997Rotherham Titans - Exeter Chiefs55-22
29/11/1997Leicester Tigers - London Irish18-16
29/11/1997Orrell - Rotherham Titans22-24
06/12/1997Exeter Chiefs - Leicester Tigers20-50
06/12/1997Rotherham Titans - London Irish21-25
07/02/1998Orrell - Leicester Tigers24-25
08/02/1998London Irish - Exeter Chiefs27-25

Group 3
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Sale Sharks643011167739Qualified to quarter finals
2Moseley43201104109-5
3Waterloo4420274101-27
4Bristol Rugby23102805624
5Coventry2410392123-31

Matches
Group phase
15/11/1997Bristol Rugby - Waterloo14-19
15/11/1997Coventry - Sale Sharks24-8
22/11/1997Bristol Rugby - Coventry50-14
22/11/1997Moseley - Waterloo37-20
29/11/1997Coventry - Moseley29-36
29/11/1997Sale Sharks - Bristol Rugby23-16
06/12/1997Sale Sharks - Moseley60-31
06/12/1997Waterloo - Coventry29-25
04/02/1998Moseley - Bristol RugbyCancelled
07/02/1998Waterloo - Sale Sharks6-25

Group 4
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Bedford Blues8440020570135Qualified to quarter finals
2Richmond643011418358
3London Scottish4420297111-14
4Blackheath2410366152-86
5Cambridge04004109192-83

Matches
Group phase
15/11/1997Bedford Blues - Cambridge53-22
15/11/1997Richmond - London Scottish30-7
22/11/1997Blackheath - Richmond8-31
22/11/1997London Scottish - Cambridge37-15
29/11/1997Cambridge - Blackheath34-39
29/11/1997London Scottish - Bedford Blues26-52
06/12/1997Blackheath - London Scottish14-17
06/12/1997Richmond - Bedford Blues17-30
07/02/1998Bedford Blues - Blackheath70-5
07/02/1998Cambridge - Richmond38-63

Final phase
Quarter finalsSemifinalsFinal
Leicester Tigers
2/21/1998 - 62-21Leicester Tigers
3/21/1998 - 15-53
London IrishGloucester
Gloucester4/3/1998 - 33-25
2/21/1998 - 39-27
Gloucester
RichmondGloucester
Bedford Blues
3/11/1998 - 37-20Bedford Blues
3/21/1998 - 31-20
Bristol Rugby
Sale SharksBedford Blues
2/21/1998 - 33-12
Sale Sharks
Northampton Saints