2009/2010 Heineken Cup Draw

Discussion in 'European Champions & Challenge Cup' started by MunsterMan, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    Heineken Cup Pools Draw 2009/10 will be streamed live


    The draw for the composition of the six Pools of four teams each for the 15th Heineken Cup tournament will take place in Paris Tuesday at 12 noon local time and will be streamed live on ercrugby.com
    Leinster will be defending the title they won at Murrayfield last month when the 2009/10 competition kicks-off on the weekend of 9 / 10 / 11 October and climaxes in the 2010 final at Stade de France on Saturday, 22 May, 2010.

    The draw will be made by ERC Chairman Jean-Pierre Lux and will be streamed live on ercrugby.com.

    Timings 12 noon French time / 11am UK and Ireland

    Heineken Cup 2009/10 Teams and Tiers
    TIER 1
    Munster, Leicester Tigers, Leinster, Toulouse, Bath Rugby, Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque
    TIER 2
    Cardiff Blues, Stade Français Paris, Gloucester Rugby, Perpignan, Ospreys, London Irish
    TIER 3
    Northampton Saints, Sale Sharks, ASM Clermont Auvergne, Scarlets, Ulster Rugby, Newport Gwent Dragons
    TIER 4
    Harlequins, Glasgow Warriors, Edinburgh, Benetton Treviso, Brive, Viadana

    Heineken Cup Pool Draw Format

    Key Principles
    • For the purpose of the draw the 24 qualified teams are ranked based on their ERC European rankings and are divided into four Tiers. Rankings are based on European performance over the past four seasons in the Heineken Cup and knock-out stages of the European Challenge Cup.

    • Each Pool will have one team from each of the four Tier levels.

    • No two teams from the same country will be drawn in the same Pool except for the seventh club from England (Harlequins based on European Ranking) which will be drawn into a Pool with another English team.

    • The winner of the Heineken Cup (Leinster) will be seeded in the first Tier and will be drawn into a Pool first.


    http://www.ercrugby.com/eng/12_12775.php

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    Gloucester, Dragons and Brive please! :D But it will be Cardiff, Clermont and Quins. Group of death once more <_<
     
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  3. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    for once it would be nice not to get Edinburgh!
     
  4. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    ditto us and Clermont!
     
  5. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    that's normally the beauty of the HEC getting to play all the different teams but we seem to get stuck with Embra and Munster with Clermont, mind you those Munster Clermont games are usually a treat, not so with Edinburgh Leinster.
     
  6. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

    Heres hoping for Munster, Stade , Sale and Quins just to stick it to yas again :p

    That aside I suppose the best possible draw from a Leinster perspective would be someting like Gloucester, Dragons and Brive. Can't see us getting an Italian side really and if wedo we get stuck with a french and and english team
     
  7. Thingimubob

    Thingimubob Guest

    As a Blues fan, a good pool to me would be Bath, Cardiff Blues, Ulster and Treviso. Bath seem to be in a shambles atm, and they're really gonna miss Lipman and Crockett imo, Ulster are nowhere near as good as they used to be and the Blues would most likely trample all over Treviso.
     
  8. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    Guys, you might want to buy tickets for the 2010 final in Paris.

    Seriously, half have gone already!!!
     
  9. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    There's no point praying for weaker sides to join Llanelli because the likelihood is we're screwed no matter what happens. :(
    Biarritz as top seeds would make things a little easier though, but I have a feeling Munster are going to pop up. :wah:

    BUT HURRAY. WE WON'T GET CLERMONT NO MATTER WHAT! [​IMG]

    Edit:
    Mod Prestwick says:

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  10. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Sir. Speedy @ Jun 8 2009, 05:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Because, lets face it, you're not going to get anything anyway.. [​IMG]




    EDIT:
    Mod Sir. says: At least we're in the European cup. Nyeh nyeh nyeh! :bleh!:
     
  11. Cymro

    Cymro Guest

    Scarlets will be a tough side next year. Made some good signings so far and got rid of the problems in the background!
     
  12. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    I sense a mod-war coming...
     
  13. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    You have the unfair advantage of being a super-mod.

    Grant me the same abilities as you and war can officially be declared. ;)


    Back on topic:

    Munster, Cardiff, Clermont, 'Quins

    ...is the ultimate pool of death. Munster would still probably win though. ¬_¬
     
  14. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Thingimubob @ Jun 8 2009, 05:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Nah you can't get that draw actually. Ya need to have a french team in you group because they can't be placed together and there are 6 of them
     
  15. Thingimubob

    Thingimubob Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (feicarsinn @ Jun 8 2009, 06:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Nah you can't get that draw actually. Ya need to have a french team in you group because they can't be placed together and there are 6 of them
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    Ahaa now I see
    Well swap Brive for Treviso and bobs your uncle :D
    though French teams aren't fun to play in France usually...
     
  16. shazbooger

    shazbooger Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Prestwick @ Jun 8 2009, 05:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Got mine already. Bringing the kids to euro disney and taking in a game on the Saturday regardless of whos playing. Was sitting with a bunch of Toulouse lads supporting Leinster in Edinburgh, so wouldnt mind returning the favour.

    Anyhoo, please give us an Italian team!
     
  17. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    You guys want Viadana, they were absolutely awesome hosts and Parma was a great city!
     
  18. alexrugby

    alexrugby Guest

    Which teams are mostly termed as the main leaders?
     
  19. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

    Well The regulars Leinster, Munster, Clermont, Toulouse, Leicster, Stade and Cardiff should all be there or there abouts. If the Ospreys could play to their potential *hah* they'd be in with a shout but theyre the favourites pretty much.
     
  20. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Draw has just finished in Paris.

    Here's the pools

    Pool 1
    Munster, Perpignan, Northampton, Treviso

    Pool 2
    Biarritz, Gloucester, Dragons, Glasgow

    Pool 3
    Leicester, Ospreys, Clermont, Viadana

    Pool 4
    Bath, Paris, Ulster, Edinburgh

    Pool 5
    Toulouse, Cardiff Blues, Sale, Harlequins

    Pool 6
    Leinster, London Irish, Scarlets, Brive
     
  21. monkeypigeon

    monkeypigeon Guest

    Thought Pool 4 was bad then I saw Pool 5. Ouch.

    Leinster gotta be happy in my view....but shave my nostrils and call be an inverse badger, Munster have a non group of death. And their first Italian team in donkey's-years.
     
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