Leinster out munstered Munster in an epic battle at Croke Park, in front of a world record 82,208 crowd. It may not have been the prettiest game of rugby but it sure was physical as Leinster went in at half time leading 11-6 thanks to a Gordon D’Arcy try. The second half an Leinster continued to press and further scores came from Luke Fitzgerald and then Brian O’Driscoll. To put Leinster into the Heineken Cup final, with a final score of:
Leinster 25-6 Munster
Tries: D’Arcy, Fitzgerald, O’Driscoll Con: Sexton 2 Drop-goal: Contepomi Pen: Sexton
Pens: O’Gara 2
Leinster: Nacewa; Horgan, B O’Driscoll, D’Arcy, Fitzgerald; Contepomi, Whitaker; Healy, Jackman, Wright, Cullen (capt), O’Kelly, Elsom, Jennings, Heaslip.
Replacements: Dempsey for Fitzgerald (59), Sexton for Contepomi (25), Fogarty for Jackman (62), O’Brien for Jennings (74).
Not Used: McCormack, Toner, S. Keogh.
Sin Bin : Healy (16).
Munster: Warwick; Howlett, Earls, Mafi, Dowling; O’Gara, Stringer; Horan, Flannery, Hayes, O’Callaghan, O’Connell (capt), Quinlan, Wallace, Leamy.
Replacements: Murphy for Warwick (66), D Hurley for Earls (78), Prendergast for Stringer (74), Fogarty for Flannery (71), Buckley for Hayes (68), O’Driscoll for O’Callaghan (74), Ronan for Leamy (66).
Referee : Nigel Owens (WRFU).