Heineken Cup – Weekend 2

Another confusing set of results – see below:Bath 27-29 Stade Francais
Ospreys 25-24 Clermont Auvergne
Biarritz 42-15 Gloucester
Brive 13-36 Leinster
Edinburgh 17-13 Ulster
Harlequins 19-23 Toulouse
London Irish 25-27 Scarlets
Munster 41-10 Treviso
Viadana 11-46 Leicester
Newport-Gwent D’gons 22-14 Glasgow
Perpignan 29-13 Northampton
Sale 27-26 Cardiff Blues

Tables here
Wonderful win for Scarlets at London Irish (only highlights on the tele – a little bizarre)
Dragons comfortable, Blues very disappointing, Ospreys bewildering – almost blew it again.
Ulster got a losing bonus point in Edinburgh, Leinster win in France (Brive seem poor this year), Munster easy win at home.
Ominously French teams head three of the six tables…..

  • Itwas SammyMcNally whatdoneit

    Confusing? Nah – cream has risen to the top.

    Highlights on SKY at 8.

  • Neutral Observer

    SEEMS there is a final To(u)lo(u)se in Paris

  • the future’s bright, the future’s orange

    The only big shock was the scarlets winning away at london irish – didn’t see that one coming! Bath were very close to shocking stade – 6 points up with a few minutes to go.
    Ulster were very disapointing away to embra. Had a nice 7 point lead which should have been extended to 10 points in the second half. Alas, a missed kick seemed to energise the scots who proceeded to run rampant for the remainder of the match – very lucky to get the BP in the end. That said, we’ve been a vast improvement upon last season so there’s always going to be set backs along the way. Next up, Leinster at home next Saturday in the Magners.

    Looks to be a very competitive competition with plenty of sides in with a chance of qualifying for the next round.

  • Itwas SammyMcNally whatdoneit

    Very bad results for the English teams – 2 wins from 7 and even then Leicester were playing an Italian team and Sale are very unlilkely to qualify.

    It looks like its between the French and the Irish with the Ospreys thrown in and perhaps the somewhat less likely Scarlets.

  • the future’s bright, the future’s orange

    Scarlets have no chance – 2 defeats coming up methinks. I wonder what odds you’d get for no english clubs in the QF? Leicester should at least get a best runners up stop i guess. Munster have 2 interesting games V perpignon – ‘should’ win both but they’ve been rusty so far.

  • Dewi

    “Scarlets have no chance” – dunno about that – beat Leinster at home once already this season…

  • Dewi

    Ospreys played two scored 57 points, conceded 56…it’s all about control…..