2007 Heineken Cup Final

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2007 Heineken Cup Final
Event 2006–07 Heineken Cup
Date 20 May 2007
Venue Twickenham Stadium, London
Man of the Match Fraser Waters (London Wasps)
Referee Alan Lewis (Ireland)
Attendance 81,076
2006
2008

The 2007 Heineken Cup Final was the final match of the 2006–07 Heineken Cup, the 12th season of Europe's top club rugby union competition. The match was played on 20 May 2007 at Twickenham Stadium in London. The match was contested by the Leicester Tigers and London Wasps, both of England. Wasps won their second Heineken Cup title with a 25–9 win.

Background[edit]

Both teams had won their respective pools to qualify for the knockout stage as 3rd (London Wasps) and 4th (Leicester Tigers) seeds, thereby securing home quarter-finals. Wasps beat Leinster 35–13 and Tigers narrowly defeated Stade Français 21–20. The semi-finals were played at neutral venues; Tigers beat the Llanelli Scarlets 33–17 at Walkers Stadium in Leicester, while Wasps defeated Northampton Saints 30–13 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

The all-English final at the home of English rugby in Twickenham Stadium attacked a then-record Heineken Cup attendance.

Match details[edit]

20 May 2007
14:30 BST
Leicester Tigers England 9–25 England London Wasps
Pen: Goode (3) 7', 15', 38'
Report Try: Reddan 13' m
Ibañez 34' m
Pen: King (4) 4', 42', 49', 73'
Drop: King 54'
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 81,076
Referee: Alan Lewis (Ireland)
FB 15 Ireland Geordan Murphy
RW 14 Fiji Seru Rabeni
OC 13 England Danny Hipkiss
IC 12 New Zealand Daryl Gibson
LW 11 Samoa Alesana Tuilagi
FH 10 England Andy Goode
SH 9 Ireland Frank Murphy
N8 8 England Martin Corry (c)
OF 7 Ireland Shane Jennings
BF 6 England Lewis Moody
RL 5 England Ben Kay
LL 4 England Louis Deacon
TP 3 England Julian White
HK 2 England George Chuter
LP 1 Argentina Marcos Ayerza
Replacements:
HK 16 England James Buckland
PR 17 Italy Alex Moreno
LK 18 Ireland Leo Cullen
FL 19 England Brett Deacon
FH 20 Ireland Ian Humphreys
FH 21 England Sam Vesty
CE 22 England Ollie Smith
Coach:
Australia Pat Howard
FB 15 England Danny Cipriani
RW 14 England Paul Sackey
OC 13 England Fraser Waters
IC 12 England Josh Lewsey
LW 11 England Tom Voyce
FH 10 England Alex King
SH 9 Ireland Eoin Reddan
N8 8 England Lawrence Dallaglio (c)
OF 7 England Tom Rees
BF 6 England Joe Worsley
RL 5 England Tom Palmer
LL 4 England Simon Shaw
TP 3 England Phil Vickery
HK 2 France Raphaël Ibañez
LP 1 England Tom French
Replacements:
HK 16 England Joe Ward
PR 17 Ireland Peter Bracken
LK 18 Samoa Daniel Leo
FL 19 England James Haskell
CE 20 Scotland Mark McMillan
CE 21 England Dominic Waldouck
FL 22 England Mark van Gisbergen
Coach:
Scotland Ian McGeechan

Man of the Match:
England Fraser Waters (London Wasps)

Assistant referees
Ireland Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Ireland Simon McDowell (Ireland)
Fourth official
Ireland Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)
Television match official
Ireland David McHugh (Ireland)

See also[edit]