Five days that shaped the 2009 Heineken Cup

It was an interesting first round and the tone was set by this amazing game played on a soaked Thomond Park surface. History kept telling us that, never mind the scoreboard, Munster would prevail. And of course it was right, but across the southern counties of Ireland there were sweaty Reds fearing that Ronan O’Gara wouldn’t get to do his thing.

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