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Celtic Cup Semi Final.

2nd May 2005 By Munster Rugby

Celtic Cup Semi Final.

The last time Munster and Leinster met in Lansdowne Road was in the December 2001 Celtic League final when 14 man Leinster came from behind to win 24-20.

The last time Leinster lost to a fellow Irish province at Lansdowne Road was when Munster were the visitors for the Irish Interprovincial Championship match in December 1990 and they went away with a 27-12 victory.

Subsequently the two teams also met at Lansdowne Road for the first ever Celtic League final in December 2001, when Leinster, despite having Eric Miller sent off after 25 minutes, went on to claim the prize 24-20.

This is Leinster s 4th Celtic Cup match last season they beat The Ospreys in the first round before unluckily losing out at Ulster on try count at the next hurdle. Last weekend they defeated Glasgow to reach the last four.

Munster s only two previous Celtic Cup matches have both been against Scottish opponents losing out 14-18 in Glasgow in October 2003 and then beating Edinburgh at Thomond Park last Saturday.

What Happens If There’s A Draw At Full-Time (Quarter-final and Semi-final only) A period of extra time will be played – 10 minutes, 5 minutes each way During extra time the first team to score any points will be the winner by Golden Point If the two sides are still drawing after extra time the team that scored most tries in the match will be declared the winner If the two sides are still drawing after extra time and the teams have scored an equal number of tries then the away team will be the winner, unless NO tries have been scored If no tries have been scored in a game that is still level after extra time then a Place Kick competition will be held


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