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What country will the 2006/07 Heineken Cup champions come from?
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Wales (13%)
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Biarritz Move Into Final Four
19-10
Estadio Anoeta, San Sebastian   Att: 32,000
Referee: Chris White
Sunday 3rd April 2005, 16:00
Martin Gaitan scores a crucial try for his side
David Rogers
Match report
Biarritz Olympique completed a "magnifique" weekend for France by becoming their country's third qualifiers for the semi-finals of the 2005 Heineken Cup.
Centre Martin Gaitan scored the crucial try while international scrum-half Dimitri Yachvili booted 14 points as they held out to beat Munster 19-10 at San Sebastien.
But they had to survive a courageous second-half fightback by the Irish giants before booking their place in an all-French semi-final against Stade Francais Paris.
Trailing 16-10 at the break, Munster pulled out all the stops and after Shaun Payne had been dragged down inches short of the line, flanker David Wallace charged over from the back of the resulting scrum.
Yet despite a barrage of pressure from Munster, roared on by an army of supporters who had made the journey to Spain in their thousands, Biarritz's defence held firm.
It was a lapse of concentration as early as the 15th minute that ultimately saw Munster, twice finalists, miss out on a place in the last four for the first time in six years.
Wing John Kelly failed to take a pass as Munster looked to attack from their own territory. Outside-half Paul Burke, in for the injured Ronan O'Gara, was then caught deep inside his own half trying to salvage the situation and Damien Traille robbed possession for fellow centre Gaitan to score in the corner.
Munster were then forced to play catch-up rugby and despite Wallace's try, and the considerable efforts of prop Marcus Horan and lock Paul O'Connell, Yachvili used his boot to keep his side just out of reach and take his team their second successive Heineken Cup semi-final.
Biarritz Olympique V Munster
 PDCTPlayerPlayerTCDP 
Nicolas Brusque 15 Shaun Payne
Philippe Bidabe 14 John Kelly
1 Martin Gaitan 13 Mike Mullins Replacement off
Damien Traille 12 Rob Henderson
Jimmy Marlu 11 Anthony Horgan
Julien Peyrelongue 10 Paul Burke 1 1 Replacement off
4 1 Dimitri Yachvili 9 Peter Stringer
Replacement off Petru Balan 1 Marcus Horan
Replacement off Benoit August 2 Frankie Sheahan
Replacement off Denis Avril 3 John Hayes
Jerome Thion 4 Donncha O'Callaghan
Replacement off Olivier Olibeau 5 Paul O'Connell
Man of the Match Serge Betsen 6 Alan Quinlan Replacement off
Imanol Harinordoquy 7 David Wallace 1
Replacement off Thomas Lievremont (capt) 8 Anthony Foley (capt)
Replacements
Replacement on Jean-Michel Gonzalez 16 Gordon McIlwham
Replacement on Benoit Lecouls 17 Jerry Flannery
Replacement on David Couzinet 18 Trevor Hogan
Replacement on Thierry Dusautoir 19 Jim Williams Replacement on
Julien Dupuy 20 Frank Murphy
Guillaume Bousses 21 Jason Holland Replacement on
Jean-Baptiste Gobelet 22 Paul Devlin Replacement on
Penalty Tries
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First half timeline
12Biarritz Olympique
Penalty kick - D Yachvili
15Biarritz Olympique
Try - M Gaitan
15Biarritz Olympique
Conversion - D Yachvili
30Biarritz Olympique
Penalty kick - D Yachvili
40Biarritz Olympique
Penalty kick - D Yachvili
Second half timeline
45Munster
Try - D Wallace
45Munster
Conversion - P Burke
57Biarritz Olympique
Substitution - B Lecouls on for P Balan
59Biarritz Olympique
Penalty kick - D Yachvili
67Munster
Penalty kick - P Burke
68Biarritz Olympique
Substitution - D Couzinet on for O Olibeau
73Munster
Substitution - J Holland on for P Burke
75Munster
Substitution - J Williams on for A Quinlan
78Biarritz Olympique
Substitution - T Dusautoir on for T Lievremont
79Biarritz Olympique
Substitution - J Gonzalez on for B August
80Biarritz Olympique
Substitution - P Balan on for D Avril
80Munster
Substitution - P Devlin on for M Mullins
Results so far
Biarritz Olympique
DateStageOppositionScore
23/4/05Semi-finalsStade Francais20-17
3/4/05Quarter-finalsMunster19-10
15/1/05Pool 1London Wasps18-15
9/1/05Pool 1Leicester Tigers17-21
11/12/04Pool 1Calvisano17-48
4/12/04Pool 1Calvisano41-10
30/10/04Pool 1Leicester Tigers23-8
24/10/04Pool 1London Wasps25-12
Munster
DateStageOppositionScore
3/4/05Quarter-finalsBiarritz Olympique19-10
15/1/05Pool 4NEC Harlequins10-18
8/1/05Pool 4Ospreys20-10
11/12/04Pool 4Castres Olympique36-8
3/12/04Pool 4Castres Olympique19-12
31/10/04Pool 4Ospreys18-20
23/10/04Pool 4NEC Harlequins15-9
Related news
Previous Heineken Cup meetings
DateStageHomeScoreAway
Sat 20th May 06FinalBiarritz Olympique19-23Munster
Sun 3rd Apr 05Quarter-finalsBiarritz Olympique19-10Munster
Sun 28th Jan 01Quarter-finalsMunster38-29Biarritz Olympique
Heineken Cup History
Biarritz Olympique
2005/06 - Runners up
2004/05 - Semi-finals
2003/04 - Semi-finals
2002/03 - Quarter-finals
2001/02 - Pool 3
2000/01 - Quarter-finals
Munster
2005/06 - Champions
2004/05 - Quarter-finals
2003/04 - Semi-finals
2002/03 - Semi-finals
2001/02 - Runners up
2000/01 - Semi-finals
1999/00 - Runners up
1998/99 - Quarter-finals
1997/98 - Pool D
1996/97 - Pool D
1995/96 - Pool D
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