Matt Williams: Leinster deserve the ultimate praise

The demons must be slayed. The last five years of European failure must be revenged

The Leinster Rugby Squad at training in UCD, Dublin. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/ INPHO

The Leinster Rugby Squad at training in UCD, Dublin. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/ INPHO

I love Bruce Springsteen. “The Boss”, as Springsteen is universally known, has woven his poetry of love, heartbreak, tragedy, joy, sacrifice, justice, resilience, sex, eternity and the never-ending hope of redemption into all the situations of my life and that of my generation.

Like Bruce, and millions around the world, our grandparents were immigrants and could not go to high school. Our parents’ teenage years were melted by the great depression, and yet our generation were the lucky ones. The migrants’ tale of the third generation being special. We were living the dream.

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