Peter Bills: Leinster provide the blueprint for Kidney to follow
If Leinster faces were creased in smiles after this marvellous match, those belonging to two other, quite separate, groups of rugby men were lined with furrowed brows.
For this encounter, this seminal performance by Leinster, raised some pertinent and uncomfortable questions for two other rugby parties.
The most obviously discomforted group was the French contingent. Here were the reigning champions of France, a club that had targeted the Heineken Cup this season as its most-wanted trophy, swept away by the pace, power and unrelenting intensity of the Leinster team.