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Last Updated: Sunday, 22 May 2005, 17:18 GMT 18:18 UK
Heineken Cup final photos

Frederic Michalak brings down Stade's David Skrela

Frederic Michalak, who was an injury doubt, plays for Toulouse and shows no sign of shirking any tackles

Christophe Dominici dives in to tackle Gareth Thomas

The first real chance of the day goes to Gareth Thomas who collects Michalak's cross kick but is stopped near the line

David Skrela sends over two penalties in the opening 13 minutes

It is Stade Francais who actually take the lead with David Skrela converting two penalties to make it 6-0

Yannick Jauzion attracts the attention of several Stade players

Toulouse's first points arrive when Jean-Baptiste Elissalde sends over a penalty after a break from Yannick Jauzion

Jean-Baptiste Elissalde offloads a pass as Toulouse try to keep touch with their rivals

Elissalde scores again but so does Skrela as Stade Francais end the half 12-6 ahead

Finau Maka earns Toulouse a penalty in front of the posts which Michalak converts to make it 12-12

Another Elissalde kick closes the gap before Toulouse draw level after Finau Maka's run earns another penalty

Gareth Thomas almost scores the first try of the match but Toulouse still end up scoring

With the game in extra time, Gareth Thomas is foiled near the line again - his efforts are rewarded with a penalty

Michalak converts his second penalty of the game to put his side ahead

Michalak takes the kick and sends it sailing between the posts to give Toulouse the lead for the first time in the match

Frederic Michalak enjoys some champagne after the final whistle

Victory is sealed in the 92nd minute when Michalak rifles over a long-distance drop goal to give Toulouse an 18-12 win

Toulouse celebrate their historic victory

Captain Fabien Pelous holds the Heineken Cup aloft as Toulouse become the first team to win the trophy three times



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