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WATCH: Leinster’s 2009 Heineken Cup triumph in all its glory

“We are the champions, my friend …”

23 MAY 2009 was, without doubt, the greatest day in the history of Leinster Rugby – victory over the Leicester Tigers in the 2009 Heineken Cup final and a long-awaited first European title for the province.

Now, with Joe Schmidt’s men tantalisingly close to glory once again, the nerves are beginning to set in and those pesky butterflies have returned.

If you’re looking for something to take your mind off this afternoon’s game, you could do a lot worse than to sit back, relax and enjoy this video.

As always, you’re welcome.

Click here to watch Part II, Part III and Part IV.

Read more of TheScore.ie’s coverage of the 2011 Heineken Cup >


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Niall Kelly

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