Leinster looking to make history
Leinster qualified for their third Heineken Cup final in four years on Sunday thanks to a 19-15 victory over Clermont.
The reigning champions were seen as underdogs going into the match in Bordeaux, but upset the odds to qualify for the Twickenham showpiece against Ulster. The French side led 12-6 at half-time thanks to four penalties from Australian fly-half Brock James and looked to be winning the forward battle after an incredibly intense first 40 minutes. However, Joe Schmidt's men came out fighting, with prop Cian Healy touching down on 42 minutes to close the gap before Jonathan Sexton's conversion gave his side the narrowest of leads. Full-back Rob Kearney then kicked a long range drop-goal, before James succeeded with another penalty to cut the deficit to a single point. Sexton then kicked another penalty just after the hour mark to make the scores 19-15, which was enough to see them through and give them the opportunity to win an unprecedented third title in four years.