Picturedabove: Centre Brian Hastings accepts the Colours trophy on Trinity'sbehalf. It was Hastings' third Colours outing and he was leading amatchday 22 that included 16 newcomers to the Colours' fixture.
The6ft 1in BESS student tasted success with Trinity in 2003 as the Dublin2 club won the All-Ireland Under-20 championship. He was a member ofthe Irish squad at the 2002 IRB Under-19 World Cup and has also been cappedby Munster at Under-21 level.
The win sparked wild celebrations amongst the Trinity players as they beat their arch rivals for the first time since 1995. Despitegoing 10 years without a win, 'The Trin' have battled hard in recentseasons to reclaim the Colours crown - UCD had only five points tospare in 2003 (17-12) despite Trinity being in AIB League DivisionThree, 2004's encounter ended in a 21-21 draw while last season UCD, helped by Leinster's Rob Kearney, ran out 25-13 winners.
Trinity scrum half Joey Burns flings a pass out under the floodlights at Donnybrook. Burns' half-back combination with his Ulster Under-21 colleague Johnny Watt was one of the best facets of Trinity's game in their three-point success.