2001–02 European Challenge Cup pool stage

2001–02 European Challenge Cup pool stage

2001–02 Parker Pen Shield pool stage
Season 2001–02 Parker Pen Shield
Date 28 September 2001 – 13 January 2002
Qualifiers
Seed 1 Saracens
Seed 2 Gloucester
Seed 3 Sale Sharks
Seed 4 Pau
Seed 5 London Irish
Seed 6 Bristol Shoguns
Seed 7 Ebbw Vale
Seed 8 Pontypridd
2000–01
(Previous)
2005–06
(Next)

The 2001–02 European Challenge Cup pool stage (known as the Parker Pen Shield for sponsorship reasons) was the opening stage of the 6th season of the European Challenge Cup, the second-tier competition for European rugby union clubs. It began when Connacht hosted Narbonne on 28 September 2001 and ended with four matches on 13 January 2002.

Thirty two teams participated in this phase of the competition; they were divided into eight pools of four teams each, with each team playing the others home and away. Competition points were award for games won (2 points) and drawn (1 point). There were no points for losing, nor were there bonus points as in the more modern bonus point system. The eight pool winners advanced to the knockout stage. These teams then competed in a single-elimination tournament that ended with the final at the Kassam Stadium in Oxford on 26 May 2002.

Results

All kickoff times are local to the match location.[1]

Key to colours
     Winner of each pool, advance to quarterfinals. Seed # in parentheses

Pool 1

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
Ebbw Vale (7) 6 4 0 2 15 10 5 153 90 63 8
Agen 6 4 0 2 25 13 12 199 119 80 8
Montauban 6 4 0 2 16 9 7 146 123 23 8
Rovigo 6 0 0 6 8 32 −24 78 244 −166 0
Source : www.ercrugby.com
Points breakdown:
*2 points for a win
*1 point for a draw
Ebbw Vale, Agen and Montauban finished on the same Competition Points. In head-to-head matches
Ebbw Vale beat Agen 68-30 on aggregate, having won one game and lost the other
Ebbw Vale beat Montauban 31-24 on aggregate, having won one game and lost the other
Agen beat Montauban 60-41 on aggregate, having won one game and lost the other
hence Ebbw Vale top the table
29 September 2001
19:30
Agen 20 - 9 Ebbw Vale
Report
Stade Armandie
Attendance: 2,000
30 September 2001
15:00
Rovigo 23 - 41 Montauban
Report

6 October 2001
19:30
Ebbw Vale 28 - 26 Rovigo
Report
Eugene Cross Park
Attendance: 1,500
6 October 2001
19:30
Montauban 28 - 26 Agen
Report
Stade Sapiac
Attendance: 5,000

26 October 2001
19:30
Ebbw Vale 16 - 5 Montauban
Report
Eugene Cross Park
Attendance: 2,500
28 October 2001
15:00
Rovigo 3 - 43 Agen
Report

3 November 2001
19:30
Agen 66 - 7 Rovigo
Report
Stade Armandie
Attendance: 2,500
3 November 2001
19:30
Montauban 19 - 15 Ebbw Vale
Report

4 January 2002
19:30
Agen 34 - 13 Montauban
Report
Stade Armandie
Attendance: 3,000
6 January 2002
14:30
Rovigo 10 - 26 Ebbw Vale
Report

12 January 2002
15:00
Ebbw Vale 59 - 10 Agen
Report
Eugene Cross Park
Attendance: 1,800
12 January 2002
19:30
Montauban 40 - 9 Rovigo
Report
Stade Sapiac
Attendance: 3,000

Pool 2

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
Pau (4) 6 6 0 0 27 3 24 217 63 154 12
Colomiers 6 4 0 2 32 9 23 259 105 154 8
Petrarca Padova 6 2 0 4 14 26 −12 114 223 −109 4
UC Madrid 6 0 0 6 8 43 −35 90 289 −199 0
Source : www.ercrugby.com
Points breakdown:
*2 points for a win
*1 point for a draw
29 September 2001
19:30
Pau 35 - 0 Petrarca Padova
Report
30 September 2001
12:30
UC Madrid 16 - 36 Colomiers
Report
Complejo Deportivo Sur
Attendance: 800

6 October 2001
15:00
Petrarca Padova 41 - 12 UC Madrid
Report
Stadio Plebiscito
Attendance: 1,000
6 October 2001
19:00
Colomiers 12 - 18 Pau
Report
Stade Selery
Attendance: 4,000

27 October 2001
15:00
Petrarca Padova 12 - 74 Colomiers
Report
Stadio Plebiscito
Attendance: 1,000
27 October 2001
19:30
Pau 66 - 10 UC Madrid
Report

3 November 2001
19:00
Colomiers 45 - 6 Petrarca Padova
Report
Stade Selery
Attendance: 3,200
4 November 2001
UC Madrid 10 - 30 Pau
Report
Complejo Deportivo Sur
Attendance: 300

5 January 2002
12:30
UC Madrid 29 - 36 Petrarca Padova
Report
Complejo Deportivo Sur
Attendance: 300
5 January 2002
19:30
Pau 40 - 12 Colomiers
Report
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 4,265

12 January 2002
15:00
Petrarca Padova 19 - 28 Pau
Report
Stadio Plebiscito
Attendance: 1,000
12 January 2002
19:00
Colomiers 80 - 13 UC Madrid
Report
Stade Selery
Attendance: 3,100

Pool 3

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
Pontypridd (8) 6 4 0 2 12 7 5 139 87 52 8
Leeds Tykes 6 4 0 2 21 15 6 188 154 34 8
Béziers 6 2 0 4 15 19 −4 136 187 −51 4
Overmach Parma 6 2 0 4 11 18 −7 127 162 −35 4
Source : www.ercrugby.com
Points breakdown:
*2 points for a win
*1 point for a draw
Pontypridd and Leeds finished on the same Competition Points.
In head-to-head matches, Pontypridd beat Leeds 55-46 on aggregate,
having won one game and lost the other.
Béziers and Overmach Parma finished on the same Competition Points.
In head-to-head matches, Béziers beat Overmach Parma 63-60 on aggregate,
having won one game and lost the other.
29 September 2001
15:00
Béziers 23 - 12 Pontypridd
Report
Stade de la Méditerranée
Attendance: 4,000
29 September 2001
19:30
Overmach Parma 41 - 10 Leeds Tykes
Report
Stadio de Rugby

6 October 2001
14:30
Pontypridd 31 - 10 Overmach Parma
Report
Sardis Road
Attendance: 2,500
7 October 2001
14:30
Leeds Tykes 48 - 17 Béziers
Report
Headingley Stadium
Attendance: 2,229

27 October 2001
15:00
Overmach Parma 41 - 29 Béziers
Report
Stadio de Rugby
28 October 2001
14:30
Leeds Tykes 30 - 27 Pontypridd
Report
Headingley Stadium
Attendance: 2,642

3 November 2001
15:00
Béziers 34 - 19 Overmach Parma
Report
3 November 2001
17:30
Pontypridd 28 - 16 Leeds Tykes
Report
Sardis Road
Attendance: 4,200

5 January 2002
15:00
Béziers 25 - 26 Leeds Tykes
Report
Stade de la Méditerranée
Attendance: 3,500
6 January 2002
14:30
Overmach Parma P - P Pontypridd
Report
Stadio de Rugby
  • Parma refused to travel.[2] Pontypridd were awarded the match points.[3]

12 January 2002
17:30
Pontypridd 41 - 8 Béziers
Report
Sardis Road
Attendance: 3,000
13 January 2002
14:30
Leeds Tykes 58 - 16 Overmach Parma
Report
Headingley Stadium
Attendance: 1,431

Pool 4

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
Sale Sharks (3) 6 6 0 0 40 7 33 286 79 207 12
Connacht 6 3 0 3 15 17 −2 157 140 17 6
Narbonne 6 3 0 3 13 9 4 128 111 17 6
Rugby Roma 6 0 0 6 7 42 −35 57 298 −241 0
Source : www.ercrugby.com
Points breakdown:
*2 points for a win
*1 point for a draw
28 September 2001
19:00
Connacht 18 - 6 Narbonne
Report
Ericsson Park, Athlone
Attendance: 1,500
29 September 2001
15:00
Sale Sharks 93 - 0 Rugby Roma
Report
Heywood Road
Attendance: 2,807

6 October 2001
14:30
Rugby Roma 10 - 20 Connacht
Report
Stadio Tre Fontane
Attendance: 800
6 October 2001
19:30
Narbonne 10 - 13 Sale Sharks
Report

27 October 2001
14:30
Connacht 30 - 33 Sale Sharks
Report
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 1,200
27 October 2001
19:30
Narbonne 40 - 0 Rugby Roma
Report

3 November 2001
14:30
Rugby Roma 17 - 22 Narbonne
Report
Stadio Tre Fontane
Attendance: 2,800
3 November 2001
15:00
Sale Sharks 44 - 6 Connacht
Report
Heywood Road
Attendance: 1,000

4 January 2002
20:00
Sale Sharks 41 - 16 Narbonne
Report
Heywood Road
Attendance: 2,561
5 January 2002
14:30
Connacht 61 - 13 Rugby Roma
Report

12 January 2002
14:30
Rugby Roma 17 - 62 Sale Sharks
Report
12 January 2002
19:30
Narbonne 34 - 22 Connacht
Report

Pool 5

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
Bristol Shoguns (6) 6 5 0 1 21 12 9 189 115 74 10
Neath 6 4 0 2 16 13 3 160 131 29 8
Viadana 6 2 0 4 13 25 −12 120 210 −90 4
Bourgoin 6 1 0 5 19 19 0 160 173 −13 2
Source : www.ercrugby.com
Points breakdown:
*2 points for a win
*1 point for a draw
29 September 2001
14:30
Neath 41 - 14 Viadana
Report
The Gnoll
Attendance: 3,000
30 September 2001
15:00
Bourgoin 28 - 34 Bristol Shoguns
Report
Stade Pierre Rajon
Attendance: 4,000

7 October 2001
14:30
Viadana 26 - 10 Bourgoin
Report
Via Learco Guerra
Attendance: 1,000
7 October 2001
15:00
Bristol Shoguns 10 - 6 Neath
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 3,006

27 October 2001
14:30
Neath 27 - 20 Bourgoin
Report
The Gnoll
Attendance: 3,000
28 October 2001
14:30
Viadana 16 - 42 Bristol Shoguns
Report
Via Learco Guerra
Attendance: 1,100

4 November 2001
15:00
Bourgoin 25 - 27 Neath
Report
4 November 2001
15:00
Bristol Shoguns 31 - 15 Viadana
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 2,543

5 January 2002
14:30
Neath 33 - 29 Bristol Shoguns
Report
The Gnoll
Attendance: 4,500
5 January 2002
15:00
Bourgoin 60 - 16 Viadana
Report
Stade Pierre Rajon
Attendance: 1,500

12 January 2002
14:30
Viadana 33 - 26 Neath
Report
Via Learco Guerra
13 January 2002
15:00
Bristol Shoguns 43 - 17 Bourgoin
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 2,695

Pool 6

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
London Irish (5) 6 5 1 0 37 8 29 284 85 199 11
Dax 6 4 1 1 42 9 33 306 119 187 9
L'Aquila 6 2 0 4 11 34 −23 107 239 −132 4
Valladolid RAC 6 0 0 6 7 46 −39 53 307 −254 0
Source : www.ercrugby.com
Points breakdown:
*2 points for a win
*1 point for a draw
29 September 2001
15:00
L'Aquila 25 - 14 Valladolid RAC
Report
29 September 2001
19:30
Dax 22 - 29 London Irish
Report
Stade Maurice Boyau
Attendance: 4,000

7 October 2001
12:30
Valladolid RAC 11 - 26 Dax
Report
Estadio Pepe Rojo
Attendance: 1,600
7 October 2001
15:00
London Irish 48 - 12 L'Aquila
Report
Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 2,200

27 October 2001
15:00
L'Aquila 29 - 41 Dax
Report
28 October 2001
12:30
Valladolid RAC 5 - 71 London Irish
Report
Ciuadad Universitaria
Attendance: 2,800

4 November 2001
15:00
Dax 94 - 19 L'Aquila
Report
Stade Maurice Boyau
Attendance: 1,337
4 November 2001
15:00
London Irish 76 - 10 Valladolid RAC
Report
Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 2,414

4 January 2002
19:00
L'Aquila 8 - 32 London Irish
Report
Stadio Tommaso Fattori
Attendance: 400
6 January 2002
15:00
Dax 95 - 3 Valladolid RAC
Report
Stade Maurice Boyau
Attendance: 4,000

13 January 2002
12:30
Valladolid RAC 10 - 14 L'Aquila
Report
Ciuadad Universitaria
Attendance: 1,300
13 January 2002
15:00
London Irish 28 - 28 Dax
Report
Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 3,240

Pool 7

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
Gloucester (2) 6 6 0 0 47 9 38 362 62 300 12
La Rochelle 6 4 0 2 21 14 7 161 177 −16 8
Caerphilly 6 2 0 4 18 38 −20 170 281 −111 4
Gran Parma 6 0 0 6 11 36 −25 104 277 −173 0
Source : www.ercrugby.com
Points breakdown:
*2 points for a win
*1 point for a draw
29 September 2001
14:30
Caerphilly 41 - 30 Gran Parma
Report
Virginia Park
Attendance: 1,000
29 September 2001
15:00
Gloucester 34 - 15 La Rochelle
Report
Kingsholm
Attendance: 7,000

6 October 2001
15:00
Gran Parma 5 - 48 Gloucester
Report
Sergio Lanfranchi Stadium
Attendance: 1,000
6 October 2001
19:30
La Rochelle 44 - 39 Caerphilly
Report

27 October 2001
15:00
Gloucester 98 - 14 Caerphilly
Report
Kingsholm
Attendance: 7,336
27 October 2001
17:00
La Rochelle 28 - 14 Gran Parma
Report
Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Attendance: 2,000

3 November 2001
14:30
Caerphilly 16 - 47 Gloucester
Report
Virginia Park
Attendance: 3,500
3 November 2001
18:00
Gran Parma 25 - 30 La Rochelle
Report
Sergio Lanfranchi Stadium
Attendance: 600

5 January 2002
14:30
Caerphilly 29 - 32 La Rochelle
Report
5 January 2002
15:00
Gloucester 99 - 0 Gran Parma
Report
Kingsholm
Attendance: 6,567

12 January 2002
14:30
Gran Parma 30 - 31 Caerphilly
Report
Sergio Lanfranchi Stadium
Attendance: 1,000
12 January 2002
19:30
La Rochelle 12 - 36 Gloucester
Report
Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Attendance: 5,000

Pool 8

Team P W D L Tries for Tries against Try diff Points for Points against Points diff Pts
Saracens (1) 6 6 0 0 64 7 57 435 66 369 12
Bordeaux-Bègles 6 4 0 2 53 15 38 354 117 237 8
Dinamo București 6 1 0 5 15 58 −43 102 403 −301 2
Bologna 6 1 0 5 9 61 −52 93 398 −305 2
Source : www.ercrugby.com
Points breakdown:
*2 points for a win
*1 point for a draw
29 September 2001
14:00
Dinamo București 49 - 17 Bologna
Report
Complexul Cultural Sportiv
Attendance: 500
29 September 2001
14:00
Saracens 34 - 14 Bordeaux-Bègles
Report
Vicarage Road
Attendance: 4,381

6 October 2001
14:00
Dinamo București 12 - 75 Saracens
Report
Complexul Cultural Sportiv
Attendance: 2,000
6 October 2001
19:00
Bordeaux-Bègles 89 - 11 Bologna
Report

28 October 2001
15:00
Bordeaux-Bègles 82 - 23 Dinamo București
Report
Stade André Moga
Attendance: 5,473
28 October 2001
15:00
Saracens 113 - 3 Bologna
Report
Vicarage Road
Attendance: 1,000

3 November 2001
14:00
Dinamo București 5 - 83 Bordeaux-Bègles
Report
Complexul Cultural Sportiv
Attendance: 650
3 November 2001
15:00
Bologna 10 - 75 Saracens
Report
Stadio Arcoveggio
Attendance: 1,200

5 January 2002
15:00
Bologna 19 - 62 Bordeaux-Bègles
Report
Stadio Arcoveggio
Attendance: 150
6 January 2002
15:00
Saracens 113 - 3 Dinamo București
Report
Vicarage Road
Attendance: 3,582

12 January 2002
15:00
Bologna 33 - 10 Dinamo București
Report
Stadio Arcoveggio
12 January 2002
19:00
Bordeaux-Bègles 24 - 25 Saracens
Report

See also

References

  1. ^ "Challenge Cup Fixtures". European Rugby Cup. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Parma refuse to travel". BBC. 9 January 2002. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Parker Pen Shield 2001/2". BBC. 10 June 2004. Retrieved 26 January 2013.