RUGBY - EUROPEAN CUP

Munster beat Saracens to join Toulouse in final

2 min

The Irish club of Munster are headed to the European final after beating Saracens (18-16). They will meet Toulouse on May 24 at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff.

Advertising

Munster held off a monumental effort from outsiders Saracens to reach their fourth Heineken Cup final with a nail-biting 18-16 victory at Coventry's Ricoh Arena on Sunday.


Saracens, in the knockout stages for the first time, led with an early Kameli Ratuvou try but Munster, champions in 2006
and appearing in their seventh semi-final in nine years, led 15-7 at halftime after tries from Ronan O'Gara and Alan Quinlan.


The boot of Glen Jackson twice edged the London side back within two points but a flurry of yellow cards robbed them of
their momentum and the vastly experienced Irish province held out in a nervous finale.


Munster will face three-times champions Toulouse in the May 24 final at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium, where they beat
Biarritz in the 2006 final. The French side beat London Irish 21-15 in the other semi-final at Twickenham on Saturday.

Daily newsletterReceive essential international news every morning