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2008 Heineken Cup final
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, 24 May, 1700 BST



Munster fans

Munster v Toulouse: The Munster fans enjoy their day in Cardiff before the final at the Millennium Stadium

Munster and Toulouse teams and the Heineken Cup

Toulouse were aiming to be the first side to win the cup four times, while Munster were hoping to repeat their 2006 triumph over Biarritz

Jean-Baptiste Elissalde

Toulouse gain possession from an early mistake and Jean-Baptiste Elissalde puts one through the posts to give them an early lead

Munster fans cheer their team on on Saturday

Munster's army of fans are in typically good voice and they roar their team on as they take a 10-6 lead at the break

Doug Howlett crosses for a disallowed try

Former All Black winger Doug Howlett thinks he has scored for Munster but his try is chalked off for a forward pass

Fabien Pelous gets his yellow card

Toulouse's hopes of victory are dented when skipper Fabien Pelous is sin-binned for kicking at Alan Quinlan and Munster take a 13-6 lead

Cedric Heymans takes on the Munster defence

But the French side get back in the match when Cedric Heymans sets up a stunning try that sees them level the scores at 13-13

Ronan O'Gara kicks a penalty for Munster

Munster, however, are not to be denied and Ronan O'Gara kicks his third penalty to give the Irish side a battling 16-13 victory

Munster celebrate as they lift the Heineken Cup on Saturday in Cardiff

Munster go on to be crowned kings of Europe for the second time as they hold out to claim a 16-13 victory




see also
Munster 16-13 Toulouse
24 May 08 |  Rugby Union
Munster savour Heineken triumph
24 May 08 |  Rugby Union
Heineken Cup final as it happened
24 May 08 |  Rugby Union


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