While Denis Hickie retired the year before Leinster finally won their first ever Heineken Cup success, few had contributed more to Leinster rugby than the speedy winger.
Clermont Auvergne players and supporters showed that they are gunning for Munster with a thumping win over Toulouse today.
Munster’s Heineken Cup semi-final against Clermont was already going to be tasty enough, but the potential renewal of hostilities between two old rivals has added another layer of spice to the clash.
Last weekend was a busy one with the quarter-final clashes in the Heineken Cup,and the action on Twitter was just as hectic.
Another Munster stalwart is to call time on his career with Marcus Horan announcing he is to hang up his boots at the end of the season.
Paul O’Connell was back to his brilliant best last Sunday as Munster upset the odds, and Gift Grub has paid homage in song.
The Irish skill for getting their hands on bundles of tickets at away grounds has ticked off Munster’s victims Harlequins no end.
Ulster coach Mark Anscombe has conceded that flanker Stephen Ferris is likely to leave his home Province at the end of the season.