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The Fourth Heineken Cup Final
21 - 6
Lansdowne Road, Dublin   Att: 49,000
Referee: Clayton Thomas
Saturday 30th January 1999, 14:45
Match report
Ulster became the fourth winners of the Heineken Cup the hard way - accounting for the cream of the French clubs along the way to finally turn Lansdowne Road into one big Irish party.
 
Toulouse, the 1996 cup winners, had been beaten twice and reigning French champions Stade Francais were semi-final victims before Colomiers were over-powered on the greatest day in Ulster rugby history.
 
Full back Simon Mason hoisted his points tally for the tournament to 144 with an impeccable display of six penalty goals out of six attempts, fly half and captain David Humphreys weighing in with a second half drop goal as Ulster never waivered in their conviction of becoming European champions.
 
Colomiers did score first with a Laurent Labit penalty goal but once Mason began doing the business he does best - accumulating points - there was always going to be Ulster's colours on the solid-silver trophy.
 
Mason, who contributed a lot more than those six successful kicks, was among half a dozen who could easily have won the Man-of-the-Match that went to midfield tower of strength Jonathan Bell.
Ulster V Colomiers
 PDCTPosPlayerPlayerPosTCDP 
6 Simon Mason 15 Jean-Luc Sadourny (capt)
Sheldon Coulter 14 Marc Biboulet
Jan Cunningham 13 Sébastien Roque
Johny Bell 12 Jérome Sieurac
Andrew Park 11 Benjamin Lhande
1 David Humphreys (capt) 10 Laurent Labit 1
Andrew Matchett 9 Fabien Galthie
Justin Fitzpatrick 1 Stéphane Delpuech
Allen Clarke 2 Marc Dal Maso
Robert Irwin 3 Stephane Graou
Mark Blair 4 Gildas Moro
Gary Longwell 5 Jean-Marc Lorenzi
Stephen McKinty 6 Bernard de Giusti
Andy Ward 7 Patrick Tabacco
Tony McWhirter 8 Stephane Peysson
Replacements
Replacement on Stanley McDowell 16 David Skrela Replacement on
Replacement on Gary Leslie 17 Mickael Carre 1 Replacement on
Replacement on Derek Topping 18 Philippe Pueyo Replacement on
Bryn Cunningham 19 Serge Milhas
Stephen Bell 20 Remi Tremoulet
Stuart Duncan 21 Romain Rysman
Richard Weir 22 Richard Nones
Penalty Tries
0
0
Results so far
Ulster
DateStageOppositionScore
30/1/99FinalColomiersW 21-6
9/1/99Semi FinalsStade FrancaisW 33-27
11/12/98Quarter FinalsToulouseW 15-13
8/11/98Pool CEdinburgh RugbyW 23-21
30/10/98Pool CEbbw ValeW 43-18
16/10/98Pool CToulouseW 29-24
10/10/98Pool CEbbw ValeW 61-28
26/9/98Pool CToulouseL 3-39
18/9/98Pool CEdinburgh RugbyD 38-38
Colomiers
DateStageOppositionScore
30/1/99FinalUlsterL 6-21
9/1/99Semi FinalsPerpignanW 10-6
13/12/98Quarter FinalsMunsterW 23-9
1/11/98Pool DGlasgow RugbyL 17-26
25/10/98Pool DBenetton TrevisoW 41-7
17/10/98Pool DPontypriddW 35-21
10/10/98Pool DGlasgow RugbyW 34-16
26/9/98Pool DPontypriddL 27-32
19/9/98Pool DBenetton TrevisoW 22-19
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Previous Heineken Cup meetings
DateStageHomeScoreAway
Sat 30th Jan 99FinalUlster21 - 6Colomiers
Heineken Cup History
Ulster
2006/07 - Pool 5
2005/06 - Pool 4
2004/05 - Pool 6
2003/04 - Pool 1
2002/03 - Pool 6
2001/02 - Pool 2
2000/01 - Pool 3
1999/00 - Pool 3
1998/99 - Champions
1997/98 - Pool B
1996/97 - Pool C
1995/96 - Pool B
Colomiers
2000/01 - Pool 5
1999/00 - Pool 4
1998/99 - Runners up
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