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My Moment - Sam Smith

The celebrations begin at the Aviva Stadium! © Getty Images

Club News My Moment - Sam Smith

Following what only could be described as a the most disappointing game of the season versus a very strong, international filled Leinster side at Franklin Gardens I rather fearfully entered the Aviva Stadium with my brother for the rematch.

With less than 3 minutes to go the Saints had got a 9-13 lead. Thoughts of disappointing trips to Munster, Twickenham and The Millennium Stadium came to my mind. 'Not again!' I thought.

20 phases of attack from Leinster followed - many still hurting from losing to the All Blacks in the dying moments the Aviva weeks earlier. A cheer went up as Leinster fans thought they had scored! But no! Heaslip then fumbled the ball and Jamie Elliott pounced! Running the whole length of the pitch we could saviour the moment even longer!

As he ran towards the whitewash the sheer feeling of relief, joy and emotion came over me. I fell to the floor on my knees. I even started to cry with joy! "Look!" said a young Leinster Fan, "that man's crying!"

"Yes I am," I said. I looked to my brother and declared, "There's nowhere else in the world I'd rather be than right here right now!"

The rest of the night is a blur! But the rest of the season wasn't! We went on a 13 match winning run after this. The whole of Europe now know - This is the Saints' Time!

What was your moment of 2013/14? Tell us in between 250 and 300 words and send it to us via the Get in Touch form on this website! The best moment wins a box for 12 people (entry only) at the Premiership Rugby Sevens Series on Friday, August 1st.

General admission tickets are on sale now for this event, which sees the Saints take on Saracens, Wasps and Harlequins in the first action of the new season! CLICK HERE to order tickets!
 

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