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Heineken Cup semi-finals 2008
26-27 April, 2008



Kameli Ratuvou scores just under the posts for Saracens

Kameli Ratuvou scores just under the posts in just the fourth minute after a wonderful counter-attack from the English side

Ronan O'Gara scores Munster's opening try

Ronan O'Gara gives Munster an 8-7 lead after a fine dummy allows him to charge over for their first try in the 28th minute

Munster stalwart Alan Quinlan scampers through for the second try

Munster stalwart Alan Quinlan scampers through for his side's second try on the stroke of half-time with the Irish side leading 15-7

A heavy shower greets the teams in the second-half

A heavy shower greets the teams in the second-half as the thrilling encounter hots up with some thrilling rugby on offer

O'Gara clears his lines

O'Gara clears his lines as Saracens apply the pressure with Glen Jackson's two penalties narrowing Munster's lead to 15-13

Nick Lloyd of Saracens is shown the yellow card by referee Nigel Owens

Nick Lloyd of Saracens is shown the yellow card by referee Nigel Owens as both sides now feature 14 players each

O'Gara strokes Munster

O'Gara strokes Munster into a 18-13 lead with another penalty in the 63rd minute as the tussle heads into the last 15 minutes

Munster's players celebrate

Jackson reduces the deficit yet again with a fine penalty but Munster's resolute defence holds out as they seal a memorable win

Richard Hill salutes the crowd after defeat to Munster

The experienced Richard Hill salutes the crowd after Saracens fall short against the highly impressive Munster outfit




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