Munster 26-3 Bourgoin:
Bourgoin fly-half Alexandre Peclier kicked the visitors into a second minute lead with a confident penalty from 25 metres. Munster centre Mullins touched down near the posts after 22 minutes and O'Gara converted to give Munster a 7-3 lead.
Ireland second row O'Connell crawled over four minutes before the half-time whistle, off the back of a Donncha O'Callaghan line-out take, for his second European try and an interval lead of 12-3.
On 62 minutes scrum-half Stringer sneaked over from five metres for his first European try of the season and O'Gara's conversion put Munster 19-7 in front. Munster still needed another try to top the group and they secured it when referee Tony Spreadbury whistled for a penalty try as Bourgoin's front row collapsed a scrum five metres from their line.
Munster's fifth win of the campaign sees them top the pool ahead of Gloucester, as a result of their better performance in the two games played out between the sides this season.
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Biarritz 32-21 Leinster:
Biarritz got off to an ideal start with two first half tries from full back Nicholas Brusque. Dimitri Yachvili failed to convert either and also sent two penalties wide before Leinster had a great chance to close the gap but an extraordinary error from John McWeeney. The St. Mary's man picked up a great chip forward from Burke and looked sure to slide in unchallenged. However, he knocked on over the line. A mistake that would prove very costly later.
Moments later Leinster made amends through superb foresight from Brian O Meara forced Biarritz into conceding a penalty try. The Corkman converted and Leinster were just 10 7 down at halftime.
After the break things went drastically wrong for Gary Ella's men. Just after Marlu nipped in for a converted early score, Ben Gissing was sent to the sin bin for dragging down a maul, and Biarritz punished the Lions for it, with another quick try. This time it was lock forward Manent who got on the scoresheet for the bonus point and again Yachvili converted. The game looked out of reach for the Lions, when with ten minutes to go, Betsen ran in their fourth, which again Yachvili converted.
Then, with ten minutes to go, Leinster mounted a brave comeback, orchestrated by Gordon D'Arcy. He broke up the right wing, off loaded to Dempsey, who crossed over in the corner and the full-back converted his own score. Then, on eighty minutes, Biarritz killed the ball a few metres out to hand Leinster a penalty. D'Arcy took a quick tap, moved it wide quickly and Gleeson touched down in the corner for their third try. Dempsey struck a great conversion from the sideline to keep them in the hunt. The Lions then had five minutes to steal a final try and that quarterfinal place, but despite mounting several attacking moves, the dream came to and end when they spilled forward on 85 minutes. Biarritz cleared to touch, the final whistle blew, and Leinster were out.
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Ulster 22-0 Gwent Dragons:
In Ravenhill it was Hooker Paul Shields who opened the scoring with a fourth-minute try, and was quickly followed by a five-pointer from Ulster's David Humphreys, who toed the ball ahead for 70 metres before dotting down.
Man-of-the-match Humphreys added the kicks at goal and winger Tyrone Howe scored his side's third try to take the home side's tally to 22 as the visitors struggled to get into the match.
The Dragons faced a Catch-22 situation in the second spell, but they weren't up to it, the irony for the home fans was that despite their complete dominence, Ulster were unable to qualify no matter what the score.
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