Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has appealed for public support after revealing a number of items including his laptop, passport and notes were stolen from his home last week.
he former Ireland second-row was speaking to the media this afternoon ahead of tomorrow night’s meeting with Benetton in the United Rugby Championship.
Asked about his team’s narrow win over Zebre in Parma last weekend, Cullen revealed the extent to which his week was turned upside down by the home break-in.
"I was relieved,” he said.
"I did media on Monday, on Monday evening (September 12); my wife woke me up in the middle of the night and said she thought someone had been in the house.
"I went downstairs and my work laptop, passport and wallet had all been robbed out of our living room. I was scrambling around last week, by the end of the game in Zebre I was very relieved, A, that I was there, and B, that we got a bonus point win, it was tight in the end.
"If anyone finds a Leinster laptop bag, with a laptop in it with all my notes and my passport, I'd love to find it again please.
"It was a strange week, but we're through it now, and it's just looking on to the next challenge for our lads. We've got five points, it wasn't perfect last week, but we need to be a hell of a lot better if we want to progress and make the end of the season, the games we want to be involved in, which is the playoffs.
“It was unusual, yeah. I have some footage of the guy going into the back of our house… It's all part of the joys. The Gardai are on the case."