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Blues will be back – O'Connor

WHILE the Heineken Cup has seen the last of Brian O'Driscoll, it has not seen the end of an era for Leinster.

"We weren't the best version of ourselves today. But there's a bit left in us yet," said coach Matt O'Connor, in the first year of his three-year contract.

Quite simply, European champions Toulon delivered on their power and player pedigree to remove Leinster 29-14 at the quarter-final stage in Stade Felix Mayol yesterday, leaving Munster as the only Irish province left in the competition.

Out-half Jimmy Gopperth kicked two penalties to keep Leinster on terms at the break, before falling foul of 10 quick points from the home side's power plays. "We'll be ruing those ten minutes for a long time," said O'Connor.

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