The first match in our Heineken Champions Cup Rewind double header this weekend is the dramatic 2001 final between Leicester Tigers and Stade Français, which will be shown on Friday night.
The Parc des Princes thriller was famous for the goal-kicking clash between Stade fly-half Diego Dominguez and Leicester full-back Tim Stimpson, as well as a brace from tries from Tigers centre Leon Lloyd.
How did the two teams reach the final?
Leicester Tigers: Pool stage – Pau (h) 46-18, Glasgow (a) 33-21, Pontypridd (a) 11-18, Pontypridd (h) 27-19, Pau (a) 20-3, Glasgow (h) 41-26. Quarter-final – Swansea (h) 41-10. Semi-final – Gloucester (Watford) 19-15.
Stade Français: Pool stage – L’Aquila (h) 92-7, Swansea (a) 16-18, Wasps (h) 40-10, Wasps (a) 31-28, L’Aquila (a) 76-9, Swansea (h) 42-13. Quarter-final – Pau (h) 36-19. Semi-final – Munster (Lille) 16-15.
📣 Get set to relive one of the greatest finals in European history 📣
Two star-studded sides played out a true classic in front of a bouncing crowd at Parc des Princes ⚔️
— Heineken Champions Cup (@ChampionsCup) May 20, 2020
Who played in the 2001 final?
Leicester Tigers: T Stimpson; G Murphy, L Lloyd, P Howard, W Stanley; A Goode, A Healey; G Rowntree, D West, D Garforth, M Johnson (capt), B Kay, M Corry, N Back, W Johnson. Replacements: P Freshwater, R Cockerill, R Nebbett, P Gustard, L Moody, J Hamilton, G Gelderbloom.
Stade Français: C Dominici; T Lombard, F Comba, C Mytton, A Gomes; D Dominguez, M Williams; S Marconnet, F Landreau, P De Villiers, D Auradou, M James, C Moni, R Pool-Jones, C Juillet (capt). Replacements: M Blin, P Lemoine, D George, P Tabacco, D Venditti, J Berthe, C Laussucq.
How can you watch it?
You can watch all the ‘pre-match’ coverage on Friday from 19:30 (UK and Irish time) with kick-off at 20:00, while on Saturday, the live blog gets under way at 17:15, with the match stream from Marseille getting underway at 17:45.
The matches can be found on ChampionsCupRugby.com and will be the seventh and eighth of our Heineken Champions Cup Rewinds to be shown on site and our various social media feeds.
What other coverage will be available on ChampionsCupRugby.com?
We continue our Champions Rugby Show series this week as European Rugby legends including Steffon Armitage, Bryan Habana and Leon Lloyd discuss their European campaigns. Listen to the full Champions Rugby Show by clicking HERE or by using Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.