Apr 7, 2013 at 2pm UK at ​Twickenham Stoop

Result: Munster knock Harlequins out of Heineken Cup

Munster are through to the semi-finals of the Heineken Cup after beating Harlequins 18-12 at the Stoop this afternoon.

Munster have progressed to the last four of the Heineken Cup after beating Harlequins 18-12 at the Twickenham Stoop this afternoon.

Munster's Dennis Hurley is tackled by Harlequins' George Lowe on April 7, 2013© PA Photos

With few try-scoring opportunities for either side, it was down to the fly-halves to add to the score in the first half.

Nick Evans kicked the home side to a 9-6 lead at half time, as Ronan O'Gara struggled with his accuracy, missing two penalties and two drop goal attempts.

O'Gara was more clinical after the break, adding three penalties inside the opening 10 minutes of the second half to put Munster nine points ahead.

Quins struggled to get possession in the second half, but managed to force a penalty when they did get the ball, allowing Evans to cut the visitors' lead to six points.

The Irish side will play Clermont Auvergne in the semi-finals.

Harlequins' Danny Care is tackled during the match against Biarritz on January 18, 2013
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