Leinster's Cup 'Rhapsody' told in new photo book

Cormac Byrne

LEINSTER'S Heineken Cup success has been captured in a new book, Rhapsody In Blue.

Leinster Rugby and sports photography agency Sportsfile have teamed up to produce a book illustrating the passion and emotion experienced by the players as they wrote themselves into rugby folklore.

Each page is packed with colourful images and player anecdotes which give you a vivid idea of what was happening on the playing field.

Every Pool game including the narrow victory against Clermont Auvergne in Siberian conditions last December, as well as nail-biting victories over European powerhouses Leicester and Toulouse in the knockout stages, and gripping accounts of the stunning Lazarus-like comeback against Northampton in the final at the Millennium Stadium, are included.

Peter Breen, Media and Communications manager with Leinster Rugby and author of Rhapsody In Blue, said: "We're really proud of this book and the way it captures all the action from last season from the tough times to the fantastic celebrations last May."

The book is on sale from www.leinsterrugby.ie, www.sportsfile.com and from select bookshops nationwide (€24.95).