The Heineken cup is back with a bang this year and what a first week it has been for the Irish rugby sides (not so good for the French). Leinster hosted Wasps who are ranked 3rd in the Premiership and impressively put 50 points on them. Munster drew away with Exeter who are topping the premiership league this year at the moment. Ulster put a good beating on Leicester who are in decline but still have many interenationals and then Connacht beat Bordeaux in the challenge cup so it was 4 wins from 4 games for the Irish provinces.
Leinster are the talk of the town this year and rightly so. They hammered Wasps with ease at the weekend but they do have Toulouse in their pool who are not as strong as they used to be but Toulouse in France will be very very tough. Toulon who are one of the best teams in Europe didn’t make it into the competition which puts a bit of a black mark on this years competition. The same can be said for Clermont. Clermont, Toulouse, Leinster and Saracens are realistically the best four teams in Europe so with two of them out it isn’t great for the competition.
This weekend Leinster travel to Toulouse to play in the French sunshine. It is still quite warm down in France at the moment and it is set to be 24 degrees on Saturday for the game. There is a big contingent going from Leinster this year both to catch a great rugby game and to bask in the sunshine. We will be there and picked up a new action camera from www.dashcameras.ie who support Leinster rugby so a bit shout out and thanks to them. They sell a range of cameras including dash cameras and action cameras and they have even given each of the Leinster players their own camera so they can vlog their trip! Allez Les Bleus!