16 May, 17:08
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0 mins: 47,000 pack into Lansdowne Road.
2 mins: Serge Betsen sin binned
6 mins: Leinster move the ball through the backs, trying to take the ball wide whenever they can. Earning quick ball from the ruck, unsettling Biarritz
9 mins: Gordon D'Arcy excites the crowd with a weaving run from a poor Biarritz clearing kick. Leinster move the ball around. A hectic passage of play results in a Biarritz knock-on
12 mins: Leinster attack. An excellent rolling maul developed from the scrum leads to Victor Costello driving over, he thought he'd scored, but nothing given.
14 mins; Julien Peyrelongue gives the Biarritz defence a breather with an excellent clearing kick.
16 mins: Biarritz have a driving maul inside the Lions 22, but Leinster defend well.
20 mins: Brian O'Meara kicks a penalty into touch.
21 mins: From the resulting line out, Leinster pulled up for a forward pass to Victor Costello.
25 mins: Leinster earn space with several phases of play, Gordon D'Arcy makes a great break, but is tackled seven metres short of the line.
27 mins: Biarritz looking more composed in defence.
28 mins Brian O'Driscoll makes a good run deep into the Biarritz 22, Leinster backs attacking from all angles.
29 mins: Leinster have excellent field position, but can't find the final pass as Biarritz read the play well
30 mins: Leinster win a scrum, and push forward, 10-mteres form the tryline. Biarritz penalised at a ruck. Brian O'Meara scores from in front of the posts. (Leinster 3 Biarritz 0)
32 mins: Leinster dominating possession and territory, but are penalised for diving over a ruck.
33 mins: Dimitri Vachvili kicks straight into touch from outside the 22, Leinster have good field position, but waste the line-out.
35 mins: Leinster score the first try of the game, good hands from the Leinster backs, sees the ball make it's way to Keith Gleeson who runs in from the 22-metre line. O'Meara converts (Leinster 10 - Biarritz 0)
37 mins: Brian O'Meara misses a 40-metre penalty goal attempt.
39 mins: Tremendous pressure from Leinster, Serge Betsen guilty of not releasing the ball on his own 22-metre line. Brian O'Meara scores the penalty goal to extend the lead. (Leinster 13- Biarritz 0)
40+1 mins: Leinster, lead by Brian O'Driscoll are putting the visitors under real pressure - Biarritz have not mounted one attack in the Leinster 22 all half.
40+5 mins: Referee Steve Lander calls time on the half.
HALF TIME - LEINSTER LIONS 13 BIARRITZ OLYMPIQUE 0
42 mins: Vachvili scores Biarritz's first points of the day with a penalty goal (Leinster 13 Biarritz 3)
44 mins: Leinster repeat the pattern of the first half, pinning Biarritz back into their own territory. Leinster working their lineout well.
45 mins: Leinster forwards pour forward with a15-metre driving maul, and Victor Costello peels away from the maul to score Leinster's second try. O'Meara misses the extras. (Leinster 18 - Biarritz 3)
48 mins: Leinster have a lineout at half way, they move the ball through several hands, retaining possession well.
50 mins: Leinster camped on the Biarritz 22. Leinster looking comfortable.
53 mins: A great move brings Lansdowne Road to its feet...Gordon D'Arcy feeds Brian O'Driscoll who bursts though the French defence, his pass finds Denis Hickie who touches down. But the video ref steps in, O'Driscoll's pass is deemed a forward one, and its a scrum to Biarritz five metres out
61 mins: Biarritz claw three points back with a penalty goal from Vachvili. (Leinster 18 Biarritz 6)
66 mins: Biarritz have their best spell of the game, they have long periods of possession inside the Leinster 22, at the end Brian O'Driscoll makes a huge tackle to break up the move.
69 mins: Both sides look tired, but with the score so close, it's all hands to the pump.
70 mins: Aiden McCullen making an impact with good defensive work.
72 mins: Leinster close the door on all Biarritz attacks.
75 mins: Composed defence from Leinster.
79 mins: Leinster flanker Eric Miller is the Heineken man-of-the-match.
80 mins: Six minutes of injury time called.
80+1 mins: Leinster penalised at the ruck, Biarritz kick to the corner in a last throw of the dice. Vachvili finds touch.
80 +4 mins: Thomas Leivremont gives Biarritz a lifeline with a try in the corner. Vachvili converts to bring Biarritz within five points. (Leinster 18 Biarritz 13)
80+5 mins: Leinster threaten the Biarritz tryline, urged on by the Lansdowne crowd, but good defence keep them out.
80+6 mins: Leinster under huge pressure as Biarritz flood into the home 22. But the ref. blows up for full-time.
FULL TIME: LEINSTER LIONS 18 BIARRITZ OLYMPIQUE 13