Toulouse beat Treviso 35-14 today to move atop Pool 2 in European rugby’s Heineken Cup. Leicester tied 15-15 at Ospreys and Munster won 26-17 at Edinburgh.
Harlequins, Toulon and Clermont Auvergne maintained their perfect records after five matches to qualify for the Heineken Cup rugby quarterfinals.
Harlequins and Clermont Auvergne maintained their perfect records in rugby’s Heineken Cup, as Toulouse and Ulster lost for the first time.
Saracens won 26-20 at Treviso today to top Pool 5 in rugby union’s Heineken Cup and become the only English team to reach the quarterfinals. Edinburgh and Cardiff Blues advanced from Pool 2.
Brian O’Driscoll will miss the Ireland rugby team’s autumn Test schedule with an ankle injury that requires surgery.
Toulouse, the record four-time winner of rugby’s Heineken Cup, beat two-time champion Leicester 23-9 in the opening round of group matches. Northampton, Sale and Toulon also won.
Wales left captain Sam Warburton out of the rugby team to play Samoa in Cardiff in two days, replacing him with Ospreys flanker Justin Tipuric.
Two-time champion Munster slammed Edinburgh 33-0 to go second in Pool 1 of rugby’s Heineken Cup.
Wales rugby coach Warren Gatland made five changes to the team to play world champion New Zealand in Cardiff next weekend
Leinster opened defense of its Heineken Cup rugby title by holding on for a 9-6 win over the Exeter Chiefs.