Leinster do us proud

Guinness PRO12 Editor

21 May 2011


Congratulations to Leinster on becoming the latest Magners League side to taste Heineken Cup glory.

Leinster produced an outstanding second-half display to beat English outfit Northampton Saints 33-22 in Cardiff on Saturday evening.

Man of the Match Jonathan Sexton scored a brace of tries in a personal tally of 28 points, with Nathan Hines also crossing the Saints line in the final 40 minutes.

The victory secured a second continental crown in three years for Leinster as they joined an elite group of teams to have picked up a European trophy on more than one occasion.

And as well as pressing their own claims to be judged as one of the tournament’s truly great teams, Leinster re-affirmed the Magners League’s recent success story in continental competition.

Saturday was the third time in four years and a fourth time in six that a Magners League side had won the Heineken Cup following Leinster’s first triumph in 2009 and Munster’s double success in 2006 and 2008.

Next on Leinster’s agenda is the Magners League Grand Final as they look to finish off their season in style.

Joe Schmidt’s men will hope to celebrate a unique double as they aim to become the first side to win both the Heineken Cup and Magners League in the same season.

To do so they will have to beat bitter rivals Munster in what should be a mouth-watering match up at Thomond Park on Saturday, May 28 (kick off 5.05pm).

Tickets for next Saturday’s showdown have all been sold but you can still be there courtesy of our latest competition.

We’re giving two lucky winners a pair of hospitality tickets and £200 cash for the May 28 finale.

We've also got 10 pairs of general admission Grand Final tickets up for grabs, as well as signed shirts from the two Grand Final teams and a host of Magners League goodie bags that include a rugby ball, kicking tee, polo shirt and rucksack.

For your chance to be at the Grand Final just click here