Northampton 22-33 Leinster
Its been a while since I have written about Leinster. I have been so busy that the number of articles I'm writing has declined. However, there is nothing in my life that can get in the way of writing about last Saturday's 2011 Heineken Cup Final between Leinster and Northampton.
I have seen a lot of great games in a wide variety of sports but this game was probably the best game I have ever watched. This game epitomised everything I love about sport. Leinster were down, and seemingly out, at half time trailing 22-6. Northampton were dominating every aspect of the game. Their scrum was far superior. They didn't allow Leinster to hold onto the ball for more than a few phases thus preventing Leinster from getting into rhythm. They were playing with pace and width and were able to open big holes in a strong Leinster defence. Ben Foden had a great game as he made it clear that he will be the starting fullback for England in the upcoming World Cup. Foden, Phil Dowson and Dylan Hartley all scored tries for the Saints in the first 40 minutes.
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Leinster, with two Heineken Cup triumphs in the last three years, will look to cap off a hugely successful 2011 season as they face Munster in Thomond Park this Saturday the 28th May in the 2011 Magners League Final. The game kicks off at 5:05pm and will be covered by RTE, TG4 and BBC.