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Monday 20 August 2018

Birthday boy BOD gifts us €1m dream clash at Aviva

LEINSTER will be bringing Heineken Cup quarter final fever to the Aviva.

Dublin is poised for a massive boost with a cash injection worth millions after the boys in blue romped to another brilliant victory last night.

Birthday boy Brian O'Driscoll was on the score sheet as Leinster took a bonus point home from their Paris win over Racing Metro.

The 36-11 victory ensures Leinster will have a home-tie for the quarter final of the tournament -- and a better chance of reaching the semi-finals.

O'Driscoll, who turned 32, tweeted fans to say thanks for the birthday wishes.





Windfall

"An average day that got considerably better with the result tonight. Feet up now til Monday!" he said.

Leinster will now eagerly await the draw for the quarter finals with chiefs expected to move the game from the RDS to the Aviva Stadium.

Bosses say that a conservative estimate suggests a move to the Aviva would result in a €650,000 windfall for the province.

The RDS has a capacity of just 18,500 which would sell out in minutes and only bring in ticket receipts of €260,000.

But the larger Aviva sales could see the club collect €910,000.

kdoyle@herald.ie

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