Gordon D’Arcy: Racing will not live with Leinster for 80 minutes

Parallels with 2009 abound and leaders from that campaign should give side the edge

Fear of further failure fuelled Leinster’s Heineken Cup victory over Leicester in 2009. File photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Fear of further failure fuelled Leinster’s Heineken Cup victory over Leicester in 2009. File photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster never needed to lose a final to learn how to win a final. There had been enough suffering by the time we got to Murrayfield in 2009.

Leo Cullen’s team find themselves in a similar position this weekend; having proved how good they are, all that remains is to capture the trophy in Bilbao.

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