They travelled in their thousands and were rewarded with one of the most memorable occasions in Leinster and European rugby history. Click here for photos from Toulouse.
Pictured above: Peter Cosgrove, Liam Byrne and Conor Murphy get into the spirit of things in Toulouse on the eve of Leinster’s Heineken Cup quarter-final clash with the three-time champions.
More Leinster supporters gather in the centre of the ‘Pink City’ to cheer their team on.
Leinster Rugby Chief Executive Mick Dawson paid tribute to the many blue-clad fans who made the trip to France. He said: “A sincere thanks to the many thousands of supporters who travelled to Toulouse. The support before, during and after the game was incredible and is hugely appreciated by everyone connected with Leinster Rugby.
“The colour, noise and passion shown helped make Saturday so special.”
Colin and Shane Durkin sample the atmosphere the night before Leinster’s brilliant 41-35 win.
Leinster fans get ready to cheer the province’s stars on on the way to the Stadium Municipal.
Some Leinster fans pose with their liquid refreshments on the way to the ground.
**All photos by Billy Stickland of Inpho Photography**