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The 1999 Heineken Cup Final was the final match of the 1998–99 Heineken Cup, the fourth season of Europe's top club rugby union competition. The match was played on 30 January 1999 at Lansdowne Road in Dublin. The match was contested by Ulster of Ireland and Colomiers of France. Ulster won the match 21–6.

1999 Heineken Cup Final
Event1998–99 Heineken Cup
Date30 January 1999
VenueLansdowne Road, Dublin
Man of the MatchJonny Bell (Ulster)
RefereeClayton Thomas (Wales)

Colomiers opened the scoring through a Laurent Labit penalty, Ulster fullback Simon Mason responded with four of his own before half-time. After the break, captain and fly-half David Humphreys added a drop goal, before Colomiers recorded another penalty from substitute Mickaël Carré, but Mason was able to kick two more for Ulster to put the match out of Colomiers' reach. Ulster centre Jonny Bell was named as man of the match.[1][2]

Match detailsEdit

30 January 1999
14:45 GMT
Ulster   21–6   Colomiers
Pen: Mason (6)
Drop: Humphreys
Report Pen: Labit
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 49,000
Referee: Clayton Thomas (Wales)
FB 15   Simon Mason
RW 14   Sheldon Coulter
OC 13   Jan Cunningham   44'
IC 12   Jonny Bell
LW 11   Andy Park
FH 10   David Humphreys (c)
SH 9   Andy Matchett
N8 8   Tony McWhirter   75'
OF 7   Andy Ward
BF 6   Stephen McKinty
RL 5   Gary Longwell
LL 4   Mark Blair
TP 3   Rab Irwin   73'
HK 2   Allen Clarke
LP 1   Justin Fitzpatrick
CE 16   Stan McDowell   44'
PR 17   Gary Leslie   73'
FL 18   Derek Topping   75'
FB 19   Bryn Cunningham
SH 20   Stephen Bell
LK 21   Stewart Duncan
HK 22   Ritchie Weir
  Harry Williams
FB 15   Jean-Luc Sadourny (c)
RW 14   Marc Biboulet
OC 13   Sébastien Roque
IC 12   Jérome Sieurac
LW 11   Benjamin Lhande   20'
FH 10   Laurent Labit   53'
SH 9   Fabien Galthié
N8 8   Stephane Peysson   67'
OF 7   Patrick Tabacco
BF 6   Bernard de Giusti
RL 5   Jean-Marc Lorenzi
LL 4   Gildas Moro
TP 3   Stephane Graou
HK 2   Marc Dal Maso
LP 1   Stéphane Delpuech
CE 16   David Skrela   20'
FH 17   Mickaël Carre   53'
FL 18   Philippe Pueyo   67'
SH 19   Serge Milhas
HK 20   Remi Tremoulet
N8 21   Romain Rysman
PR 22   Richard Nones
  Jacques Brunel

Man of the Match:
  Jonny Bell

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "The Fourth Heineken Cup Final". European Rugby Cup. 30 January 1999. Archived from the original on 2018-04-23. Retrieved 15 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Rugby Union: European Cup final - Ulster take a red-carpet ride". The Independent. 31 January 1999. Retrieved 22 April 2018.