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Last Updated: Sunday, 23 May, 2004, 15:39 GMT 16:39 UK
Clockwatch: Wasps 27-20 Toulouse
All the action as Wasps beat Toulouse 27-20 in the Heineken Cup final at Twickenham. (all times BST)

80 mins: Wasps become European champions after Rob Howley's miraculous match-winning try.

78 mins: TRY Wasps 27-20 Toulouse Wasps scrum-half Rob Howley scores a remarkable try - a speculative kick-through sees Toulouse defender Clement Poitrenaud watch the bouncing ball all the way into his in-goal area.

As he goes to ground it, the chasing Howley pounces and gets downward pressure before Poitrenaud can react. Mark van Gisbergen converts from the left touchline.

75 mins: PENALTY Wasps 20-20 Toulouse Toulouse earn a long-range penalty right in front of the posts. Jean-Baptiste Elissalde makes it comfortably to level the score.

73 mins: Wasps win a penalty five metres inside Toulouse's half and opt to go for the posts. Mark van Gisbergen's kick falls just short.

71 mins: PENALTY Wasps 20-17 Toulouse Jean-Baptiste Elissalde slots a crucial kick from the left flank to narrow the gap for Toulouse.

70 mins: Toulouse threaten down the left through Clement Poitrenaud and Cedric Heymans but Wasps' Fraser Waters is on hand to clear up.

68 mins: Wasps camp in Toulouse's 22 and as the ball comes back fly-half Alex King is forced into a snatched left-footed drop-goal, which hits the left post.

66 mins: Wasps captain Lawrence Dallaglio returns from his yellow card.

63 mins: Wasps are scrapping hard to eat up clock time as they await the return of the sin-binned Lawrence Dallaglio.

59 mins: Alex King wastes some good territory with a speculative drop-goal effort for Wasps.

56 mins: PENALTY Wasps 20-14 Toulouse Substitute Jean-Baptiste Elissalde takes over kicking duties and slots his first attempt.

55 mins: Josh Lewsey makes a crucial tap-tackle on Cedric Heymans as the last line of defence. But the Londoners slip deeper into trouble as captain Lawrence Dallaglio is sent to the sin-bin for 10 minutes for deliberately slowing down the ball.

52 mins: Toulouse bring on Yannick Bru and Jean-Baptiste Elissalde for Trevor Brennan and Yann Delaigue.

Elissalde goes to scrum-half and Freddie Michalak moves to fly-half in place of Delaigue, who was not enjoying his best game.

50 mins: Toulouse build a head of steam but Yann Delaigue makes a hash of a drop-goal attempt.

46 mins: Toulouse squander a kick at goal by using Cedric Heymans. He is known for his powerful boot but is also known for lacking any kind of accuracy. Sure enough, he completely scuffs it.

43 mins: TRY Wasps 20-11 Toulouse Wasps take a quick scrum in their half, break right and then switch the ball left. Fly-half Alex King skips through the first line off defence and offloads to Mark van Gisbergen on the inside. The full-back pins back his ears back and squeezes home ahead of the chasing cover.

41 mins: Try-scorer Yann Delaigue starts the second half for Toulouse.

Half-time: Wasps are in the lead but Toulouse are playing all the rugby and have been much the better side. It's all about points though.

39 mins: TRY Wasps 13-11 Toulouse Toulouse cap a devastating few minutes of passing rugby with a try for fly-half Yann Delaigue in the right corner. Delaigue had earlier faltered when the try seemed on but this time makes amends as the French side demonstrate close-quarter handling of the highest order.

36 mins: Toulouse bring the crowd to life by counter attacking from their own line. What started as a series of panicky passes under pressure ended as a brilliant break-out to inside Wasps 22.

34 mins: Wasps win another penalty but further out and Alex King opts for the corner.

32 mins: PENALTY Wasps 13-6 Toulouse Mark van Gisbergen kicks from just inside the opposition half after his captain Lawrence Dallaglio cleverly wins a penalty.

27 mins: Toulouse scrum-half Freddie Michalak dinks over the top but his receiver Cedric Heymans slips at the crucial moment as the ball bounces over his head in the in-goal area. Wasps clear but the referee rules no advantage is coming and awards a penalty in front of the posts. Bizarrely, Yann Delaigue misses his simple kick.

25 mins: Toulouse win a penalty on the left as reward for several minutes camped in Wasps half. But the order from skiper Fabien Pelous is to go for touch and hope their dominant line-out will yield a try.

22 mins: Toulouse forwards rumble deep into Wasps territory but fly-half Yann Delaigue hesitates and fluffs his drop-goal effort.

20 mins: TRY Wasps 10-6 Toulouse Wasps plug away at Toulouse's blindside before whipping the ball back right and sending centre Stuart Abbott in under the posts. Mark van Gisbergen adds the conversion.

18 mins: Wasps are able to clear their lines under some pressure after Toulouse forwards infringe at the breakdown.

16 mins: PENALTY Wasps 3-6 Toulouse Wasps' Mark van Gisbergen opens their account from the left side.

13 mins: Toulouse have begun on the front foot with Wasps looking the more unsure and error-prone. But as the quarter of an hour mark approaches, Wasps string together some phases and pressure down the left, winning a penalty.

11 mins: PENALTY Wasps 0-6 Toulouse

10 mins: Toulouse pressure with a scrum in Wasps' 22 and earn a penalty for an indiscretion by loosehead Tim Payne.

8 mins: Toulouse scrum-half Freddie Michalak sends Wasps scuttling backwards with a clever chip over the top with Cedric Heymans in pursuit. Mark van Gisbergen tidies up for Wasps.

6 mins: PENALTY Wasps 0-3 Toulouse Fly-half Yann Delaigue slots the game's first points.

5 mins: Toulouse surge forward after securing good line-out ball and the attack is stopped only by a brick wall called Josh Lewsey. But Wasps give away a penalty in front of the posts.

3 mins: Wasps turn over the ball three times in the first three minutes with flanker Joe Worsley one of the culprits.

1 min: A frenetic start as Toulouse threaten early on with some scintillating running, matched by feverish Waps defence.

1500: Referee Alain Rolland from Ireland blows his whistle and Wasps' fly-half Alex King kicks off.

1458: Toulouse run out in white shirts, while Wasps are in their familiar black and gold.

1452: Twickenham is packed and anticipating a captivating encounter.

1434: Both sides are on the Twickenham turf limbering up in training kit. The expected near-capacity crowd are filtering in as the sky becomes slightly overcast.


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

Toulouse: Poitrenaud, Ntamack, Desbrosse, Jauzion, Heymans, Delaigue, Michalak, Collazo, Servat, Poux, Pelous, Brennan, Bouihlou, F. Maka, Labit.
Replacements: Fiorini, Bru, Gerard, I. Maka, Elissalde, Clerc, Millochlusky.

Referee: Allaine Rolland (Ireland)


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