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Leinster heroes on revenge mission as French aristocrats come to town

LEINSTER fans are gearing up to complete a revenge mission as the Blues aim for some Heineken Cup payback tomorrow.

In a fantastic weekend for Irish sport, the Leinster rugby team are aiming to dethrone current cup holders Toulouse in the semi-final clash and put last year's painful loss at the same stage firmly behind them.

Leo Cullen's lads are relishing their home advantage on the final leg of their journey to Cardiff's Millennium Stadium for the European cup decider on May 21.

Leinster are set to storm the pitch in front of thousands of fans against Toulouse at a sold-out Aviva Stadium.

Former Leinster and Ireland international Reggie Corrigan told the Herald: "I think they're in with a really good chance to win this weekend."

The legendary prop said that the lads were excited by the challenge.

"No doubt Toulouse are a fantastic, strong side with a positive track record, but there is something about this Leinster team.

"At the moment we are very well organised, dangerous and playing at a highly competitive level."

Joe Schmidt's side put in a fantastic performance in front of more than 50,000 fans earlier this month in a quarter-final win over Leicester Tigers.


Having reached the last four of the European tournament, proud Blues fans will swarm the city suburb to show their support for the team against the visiting French side.

The event will also see a star-studded turn-out to help cheer on the lads to victory.

Wives and girlfriends of the players are expected at the game, along with the Minister for Sport Leo Varadkar and Lord Mayor of Dublin Gerry Breen in attendance to show their support.

Actress Amy Huberman is also expected to make it back from the royal wedding in time to cheer on her husband Brian O'Driscoll.