Leinster staged a sensational late comeback to get their Pro14 title defence off to a winning start with a bonus-point victory over Cardiff Blues.
The Irish province looked in serious danger of losing their opening match on Friday as Cardiff surged into a 29-14 lead 10 minutes into the second half.
But Leinster showed exactly why they are champions with a stirring fightback led by replacement forward Bryan Byrne.
The hooker crossed twice, either side of Jamison Gibson-Park’s score, as Leinster put themselves within touching distance of victory, and Ross Byrne completed a barn-storming finish with a 78th-minute conversion.
Leinster’s fellow Group B sides did not fare as well, though, as Edinburgh and Southern Kings both fell to defeats.