Peter Bills: Super Blues keep faith to take place as European superpower
To win the Heineken Cup is one thing. But to do it in less than 40 minutes is something else entirely.
Leinster did it in Cardiff yesterday, clinching their second Heineken Cup in three years. And in doing so, they entered the pantheon of the Heineken greats, true champions whose exploits had sane men and women standing on their feet, roaring and shaking with excitement.
This was a classic, almost certainly the greatest comeback in Heineken Cup history, especially in a final. From the depths of half-time despair at 22-6 down to the dancing delight of a compelling 33-22 victory and that champagne moment, Leinster showed themselves worthy champions.