Munster won their second Heineken Cup title in three seasons with a nail-biting 16-13 triumph over Toulouse. Denis Leamy’s first half try was supported by 11 points from the ice-cool Ronan O’Gara as head coach Declan Kidney was handed the perfect send-off.
Kidney masterminded another European crown but he now leaves Munster to take on the Ireland job. Yves Donguy gave Toulouse a lifeline with his second half score but O’Gara clinched victory with his third penalty with 15 minutes remaining.
Toulouse went in search of their fourth Heineken Cup title while Munster returned to the scene of their 2006 triumph. Munster are the only side to have reached the knock-out stages in the past decade.