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Rob Kearney makes the worst decision of his career in EPIC Heineken Cup clash

BY Shaywaterworth  ·  Saturday Aug 8, 2020

Irish legend Rob Kearney made a terrible decision playing for Leinster in the Heineken Cup in 2014 when he decided to run full tilt into two of France’s biggest hitters.

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The full back received the ball in the backfield and attacked a gap between the shoulders of Toulon’s international stars Mathieu Bastareaud and former France captain Guilhem Guirado.

Needless to say the gap closed very quickly and Kearney was met with a brick wall and dumped onto his back in the quarter-final at Stade Mayol. Bastareaud and Guirado weigh a total of 230kg leaving Kearney with no chance in the collision. 

Toulon’s star-studded team went on to beat Leinster 29-14 en route to lifting the trophy in Cardiff later that year. Full match highlights are available below:

Kearney, now 34, has earned 95 caps for Ireland since making his debut in 2007 and represented Leinster more than 200 times over the past 15 years.

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