This Saturday is the Heineken Cup final, which takes place this year in Twickenham Stadium in London and will see two Irish Rugby Team’s battle it out for the honour to be Heineken Cup Final Winners.
Kick off is at 5pm and all eyes from the world of rugby will be on Ireland’s teams: Leinster and Ulster. The final is a match that all players want to compete in, including Ireland and Leinster Centre Brian O’Driscoll who is adamant following recent injury he will take the field this Saturday.
A tough season for many and with plenty of ups and downs throughout the competition, Ireland rugby proved too much of a formidable force and 2 teams booked their places in the final. This success was not unnoticed as 3 Irish players are amongst the short list of 5 for this season’s ERC European Player of the Year, and of the 2 remaining nominee’s, 1 is currently playing his rugby at Ulster.
The ERC European Player of the year will be chosen following this weekend’s Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals and the winner from the nominee list of Leinster’s Rob Kearney and Jonathan Sexton, Ulster’s Stephen Ferris and Ruan Piennar and Toulon’s Jonny Wilkinson will be announced.
Ireland will have much to celebrate on Monday, as it’s assured that the Heineken Cup will be coming to Ireland, but to which province is unknown, and who knows we may also see one of Ireland’s finest players win ERC European Player of the Year.