Saturday, May 02, 2009
Leinster shunned their underdog status as they convincingly beat Munster 25-6 in the Heineken Cup Semi Final at Croke Park on Saturday.
They avenged their 30-6 semi-final mauling by Munster in 2006 as they defied the odds to record a famous win over their arch rivals in front of 82 000 fans.
Brian ODriscoll received the Man of the Match award, but was humble in acceptance as the Leinster pack were immense on the day.
"I'll certainly accept it on behalf of them," he added. "They set the platform for us to get our tries.
"Games are won and lost at ruck time. The speed of ball is critical.
"We managed to get some quick ball ourselves when we were going forward and managed to slow them down which was exactly as we wanted it.
We've lost twice to Munster this season as well so we really felt we owed them one," he said.
"People had questioned our integrity, our pride, our passion, but we produced a big passionate performance today."
Weve got a short montage from the game for you, but will try get full highlights up soon too.