Posts Tagged ‘ Stade Francais ’

Toulon And Leinster Bring The Fire – Heineken/Amlin Round Up

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Leinster claim European silverware for third year running

And so it is, the Heineken Cup has left Ireland for only the second time since 2006. At least it left in style though, with Toulon absolutely powering Clermont off the field in the closing stages of a nerve shredding match. Leinster gave a great account themselves the night before too, albeit with one eye on the Rabo, as they put Stade to the sword to win the Amlin (and as a result, a record breaking third European trophy in a row). The argument still lingers as to whether or not Leinster fans were building up the second tier in hopes of elevating it’s status as a Heineken Cup replacement; tell that to the players who brought all the required intensity of a Heineken test to the RDS on Friday.
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Europe Comes To Dublin (Don’t Worry, It Isn’t Angela) – Heineken/Amlin Finals Preview

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©darkmavis. The Aviva plays host to Toulon and Clermont this Saturday

This is my third time attempting to get this piece published. The reason for this series of delays? Well quite simply it’s been a bloody busy week for Irish rugby! From the retirement of Doug Howlett, the tragic passing of Donal Walsh, the contract renewal of a certain Brian O’Driscoll and of course the arrival of the Amlin and Heineken Cup finals to Dublin this weekend. We will address all of the former in a minute but first let’s have a look at how these two games are shaping up.

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