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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.

2007 Heineken Cup Final
Event2006–07 Heineken Cup
Date20 May 2007
VenueTwickenham Stadium, London
Man of the MatchFraser Waters (London Wasps)
RefereeAlan Lewis (Ireland)
Attendance81,076
2006
2008

BackgroundEdit

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 attracted a then-record Heineken Cup attendance.

Match detailsEdit

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

Man of the Match:
  Fraser Waters (London Wasps)

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

See alsoEdit