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Leinster supporters capture Shaggy in iconic Che pose

Leinster Rugby hero Shane Horgan has been immortalised as a revolutionary hero in a new Leinster rugby T-shirt.

The 'Revolutionary Winger' T-shirt depicts 'Shaggy,' the high scoring winger in an iconic Che Guevara pose.

The merchandise sold out within an hour when it first went on sale in December.

And now, back by popular demand, the T-shirts were selling like hot cakes on Saturday for the Leinster triumph over Scarlets at the RDS.

The design is the latest in a string of memorabilia created by Leinster fans and committee members.

One popular T-shirt pictured Brian O'Driscoll and the slogan Triskaidekaphobia -- the fear of number 13.

Former Blues star Felipe Contepomi is compared to outspoken TV psychiatrist Dr Phil in another OLSC Leinster Legend T-shirt.

Horgan (31) is a key play maker and hugely instrumental in last year's Heineken Cup success.

A member of the Leinster squad since 1998, Horgan has played 171 times for the Blues and scored over 300 points. At home on the wing and the centre, the free-running Horgan has become a firm favourite with the Leinster supporters.

'Shaggy', is in line to be called up to the team to face England on Saturday, which is announced by Declan Kidney tomorrow.

Horgan was omitted from the team for the first two games of the Six Nation championship and also missed out on Grand Slam glory last year.

Shane is anxious to get back onto the international side.

"Sometimes you have to take your own medicine and work hard and train hard to get back in the team.

"The guys in there at the moment are doing very well and that's been one of the reasons for our success in the last 18 month," he said.

The Revolutionary Winger T-shirt is available from the Official Leinster Supporters' Club Shop in the RDS at the home matches, priced €15 for adults and €10 for children.

Leinster will face ASM Clermont Auvergne in the Heineken Cup quarter-final on Friday, April 9 in the RDS.

clairemurphy@herald.ie


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