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Clockwatch: Munster 32-37 Wasps
All the action as Wasps beat Munster 37-32 to book their place in the Heineken Cup final.


80 mins+10: Munster have one final chance for the win with another searing break. Cullen sends it out to Anthony Horgan but he knocks it on. From the resulting scrum, Wasps boot the ball clear for victory. A sensational game of European rugby.

80 mins+8: Munster try and break from the re-start but they knock it on. That may well be their last chance.

80 mins+6: Leota bundles into the left-hand corner and, after a lengthy consultation with the video referee, the try is given. King fails with the conversion but it makes little difference as time is running out for Munster.
Munster 32-37 Wasps

80 mins+4: Wasps now look the likeliest to win the game in regulation time. Voyce nearly does it but is just brought down.

80 mins+2: Voyce finally gets the score and deservedly, breaking clear to slide under the posts. Holland easily converts.
Munster 32-32 Wasps

80 mins: Wasps may be running out of time but they are getting ever closer to scoring. Rob Henderson is sin binned for illegal handling and, for a moment, Munster are down to 13 men. Ahead of that Josh Lewsey and Mark van Gisbergen almost combine for a stunning score, but van Gisbergen is unable to get out the final telling pass.

78 mins: The referee has to intercede as scrum after scrum collapses. In the end, he gives Wasps a penalty. As the game takes its toll, Peter Stringer - with a bloody nose - receives some medical attention.

75 mins: Wasps are throwing everything into the mix to find the required try. Lewsey's charge down the right flank is the most telling during the latest passage of play. Meanwhile, play stops as Jim Williams receives some brief treatment.

73 mins: Munster breathe a brief sigh of relief as Voyce hoofs it clear, but it only goes as far as Voyce. He wins a penalty as his opposite man is caught offside. King cuts the lead with a penalty.
Munster 32-25 Wasps

71 mins: Wasps continue to get ever closer, first Leota and then Shaw having a go. But it all goes to pieces when Howley knocks the ball forward. He disagrees quite vocally with the referee.

69 mins: Dallaglio charges for the line only to be brought down by his opposition captain. Lewsey has a glimmer of a try but he is completely dumped by an almighty Shaun Payne challenge. In a breathtaking turn of events, Waters then finds himself clear, but Cullen brings him crashing down to the ground within a whisker of the line.

68 mins: O'Callaghan goes from hero to villain after being sin binned. Meanwhile, Waters returns from his earlier indiscretion.

65 mins: Donnacha O'Callaghan steals the line-out ball in great style. As Munster continue to push forward, Williams is the man who gets his hands on the ball at the telling time. Another Munster try, to the delight of the crowd, and another Holland conversion.
Munster 32-22 Wasps

64 mins: Suddenly it's all about Munster once more as Holland kicks delightfully for a Wasps line-out just a few feet from their try line.

61 mins: Munster are back in the lead after a breakaway try by Anthony Foley. It all starts from a Cullen mis-pass to Stephen Keogh. Keogh seems to spill the ball forward over the line but the referee disagrees and Foley is awarded the try as he touches down. Holland's kick just goes over.
Munster 25-22 Wasps

58 mins: In the early stages of the one-man advantage, Munster struggle to take control. Instead Wasps keep the ball within their forwards. With it, they edge ever closer to the Irish line.

55 mins: Waters is sent to the sin bin. The referee's patience is being severely tested now by Wasps.

53 mins: There are more and more brawls and cross words springing up around the field. Amid that, Munster trundle forward into a wave of black shirts.

50 mins: As another frenetic passage of play calms down, Holland finds himself with a chance to cut the deficit. He does the honours.
Munster 18-22 Wasps

48 mins: Munster try and launch new waves of attacks but the tackling is so ferocious from Wasps there is nothing they can do. As the Londoners hoof clear, though, Cullen enjoys his first real break of the afternoon, eventually winning a penalty.

42 mins: Wasps again spring to life from nowhere, as Voyce slices open the Munster defence. He clears six tackles before being felled just short of the line. Howley then sends van Gisbergen into the corner - and is given the try following the television replays. King's conversion attempt is poor.
Munster 15-22 Wasps

41 mins: King gets what has been an electric game going once more.


40 mins+6: Another Munster penalty as Wasps are penalised for being too early to the tackle. Holland seals another kick before the players go in for half-time.
Munster 15-17 Wasps

40 mins+4: This half is reaching an almighty crescendo in its dying minutes. Tom Voyce nearly springs another surprise try with an interception, but he knocks the ball forward.

40 mins+1: In a sensational turn of events, Wasps score with just 14 men on the field. Rob Howley charges down a Holland kick. The ex-Welsh scrum-half scoops it up and flips it to Paul Volley, who goes over. King then converts it.
Munster 12-17 Wasps

39 mins: Attack after attack is met by some sensational Wasps defence. But it's not all fairly done, in the referee's eyes, and Worsley is sin-binned for illegally handling the ball on the floor. Holland makes him pay even further with his first penalty. Munster 12-10 Wasps

36 mins: Munster win a quick penalty after Wasps scrum capitulates. They take it quickly but win a second penalty - this time within kicking range - but opt for the line-out instead.

33 mins: It transpires the earlier fracas was caused by Dallaglio for coming into the ruck illegally. He is duly warned by the referee. In the meantime, the influential O'Gara comes off injured. Jason Holland takes his place but that's a massive blow to Munster's ambitions.

31 mins: O'Gara enjoys a rare break and once again sets the crowd volume soaring. He is ably assisted by John Kelly and Christian Cullen but none of that trio can find a way through. It all ends in a mini-fracas on the floor.

29 mins: Wasps edge ever closer to Munster's line. On this occasion, Fraser Waters gets the nearest. But as play is recycled, it all goes to pieces through an atrocious drop goal from King. The Wasps number 10 is so far losing out in the fly-half stakes to O'Gara.

27 mins: Munster crack the Wasps line-out but to no avail. Their resulting kick clear is a poor one, and Wasps, through Mark van Gisbergen, do the damage. The players take a rare breather as the referee calls a scrum.

24 mins: Abbott seemingly sprints clear from nowhere. He looks clear as he cuts inside Henderson but he spills the ball after a smother tackle by O'Gara. Arguably the best break of the afternoon to date.

20 mins: Referee Nigel Williams is clamping down on everything - on this occasion Munster illegally handling the ball on the line. King fails to make them pay in the Dublin sunshine with a relatively easy spot kick.

17 mins: The crowd are going crazy as Munster's backs and forwards combine as one to rain down on the Wasps defenders. The Londoners capitulate and concede a third penalty. Another three points for O'Gara.
Munster 9-10 Wasps

14 mins: Ronan O'Gara immediately turns a Wasps attacking move into a Munster counter with a deft kick down the line. It's high-speed play so far, with both sides trying to conjure up everything from their attacking repertoires.

10 mins: Joe Worsley makes light work of Munster's defence, as he burrows through. His efforts eventually win a penalty as the Irish are caught offside. King makes it two from two with the boot.
Munster 6-10 Wasps

7 mins: Leota is penalised once more for handling the ball in the ruck. And once more he is made to pay as O'Gara seals penalty number two.
Munster 6-7 Wasps

4 mins: Wasps have hit back in sublime fashion with a try from Josh Lewsey. As the ball was spread down Wasps' backs, Stuart Abbott delayed his pass to Lewsey, who was eventually able to force his way over the line. Alex King adds the conversion.
Munster 3-7 Wasps

2 mins: O'Gara gets the chance to nudge his side into an early lead after Trevor Leota is caught offside. He makes no mistake.
Munster 3-0 Wasps

1501 BST: Play gets under way as Ronan O'Gara hoists the kick-off aloft towards the Wasps forwards.


Munster: Cullen; Kelly, Mullins, Henderson, Payne; O'Gara, Stringer; Horan, F. Sheahan, J. Hayes; O'Callaghan, O'Connell; Williams, S. Keogh, Foley.
Replacements: Flannery, McIlwham, Pusey, Halvey, Reddan, Holland, Horgan.

Wasps:Van Gisbergen; Lewsey, Waters, Abbott, Voyce; A. King, Howley; Dowd, Leota, Green; S. Shaw, Birkett; Worsley, Volley, Dallaglio.
Replacements: Payne, Gotting, Purdy, Lock, Richards, Denney, Erinle.

Referee: Nigel Williams (Wales).




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