Thursday, 25 October 2012

Heineken Cup - round 2

Two rounds of Heineken Cup have now finished. As usual, rivalry of the European elite provided us with a lot of excitement. Next games are scheduled for December, so now it is time for a short round up.

Pool 1
The top spot in the first pool belongs to Saracens, who defeated French Racing Metro 30:13. The game took place in Belgium. The stadium in Brussels was the twelfth venue on which Saracens played this season. In the second game in pool 1 Munster defeated Edinburgh 33:0. Scottish team had a rather miserable start of the tournament. They lost both games to nil.

Pool 2
In pool 2 French titans – Toulouse had to work hard to beat Benetton Treviso in Italy. At half time the hosts were leading 18:9. After all, it were the experienced visitors who won 21:33. Elsewhere in the second pool Leicester Tigers defeated Ospreys 39:22. Both teams got one win each and they are loosing 3 points to the leader Stade Toulouse.

Pool 3
Aviva Premiership champions – Harlequins outplayed Connacht 22:30 and are in control of pool 3. Quins are 4 points clear of Biarritz who defeated Italian Zebre 38:17.

Pool 4
Ulster - who have been undefeated this season in all competitions - are on the top of pool 4. They beat Glasgow Warriors 8:19. In the second match - Castres managed to stop sensational in the Aviva Premiership – Northampton Saints 21:16.

Pool 5
Clermont Auvergne is the only team with maximum 10 points after two games. The French scored 6 tries and win in Exeter 12:46. Not far behind them, with 8 points, are Heineken Cup Champions - Leinster who beat Scarlets 13:20.

Pool 6
Toulon head pool 6 with nine points. Jonny Wilkinson’s team defeated Cardiff Blues 14:22. Behind them, with 4 points are Sale Sharks and Montpellier. Montpellier beat Sharks 33:18.

So far, the favourites managed to win their games, but rivalry is very tense. Many more excitement is ahead of us. Below you will find standings after two rounds.