Sometimes you fall lucky with this freelance lark. Just over 24 hours after I reported on an enthralling match between Castres and Exeter, I was covering this epic encounter of two four-time champions for PA.
And, in the years to come, I can honestly say I was there when Toulouse beat the unbeatable Leinster. What a game. This one will live with me for a long, long time. This is my on-the-whistle report for PA, published on the Sky Sports website.
Leinster’s impressive unbeaten run in the Heineken Champions Cup shuddered to a dramatic halt as the reigning champions fell to a 28-27 defeat at Pool 1 rivals Toulouse.