Leinster are the champions of Europe again – and Brian O’Driscoll reckons there’s even more to come from the three time Heineken Cup champions.

The Ireland center lined out just a week after knee surgery as the Blues ran Ulster ragged on a 42-14 scoreline in the all-Irish final at Twickenham.

The Northern province simply had no answer as Leinster retained their European crown with ease in front of a sell-out London crowd.

O’Driscoll said afterwards: “It will take a couple of days for it to properly to settle in but after we won one in 2009 we talked about not being content with that and trying to create some sort of dynasty and something to be remembered by.

“We’re going in the right direction towards doing that but I know this team will be hungry for more.

“That’s why it’s enjoyable, You’re going in day-in and day-out because you know you’re going to be pushed by the guy next to you. We played for one another out there and that really showed today.

“The energy from all 23 was phenomenal, it shows where we are as a squad. I only came in for the knockout stages. For the important part, but the hard graft was put in during the group stages.”

Leinster captain Leo Cullen referred to Masters champion Bubba Watson in his victory speech.

“To quote Bubba Watson, I haven’t got that far in my dreams,” Cullen said.

“There is something special about playing for the team you grew up supporting. That is the team you want to represent more than anything.

“Success with this team means the world to me.”

Ulster hooker Rory Best had no qualms with the result and vowed to bounce back.

“It was heartbreaking watching Leinster lift the trophy but that is what you learn from,” Best said. “You have to watch that and that has to drive you for next year.

“Defeats like this and watching Leinster lift the trophy has to be in our minds now for the next 12 months.

“We can’t pat ourselves on the back for being in the Heineken Cup final when four years ago you thought you were never going to get out of the group. You have to be looking to win this trophy.”


Leinster ran Ulster ragged on a 42-14 scoreline in the all-Irish final at Twickenham.