19 May 01
The final was played at the Parc des Princes, next door to Stade's home ground, and the full-house of 44,000 fans created a cauldron of noise and colour that had seldom been seen or heard before. The two teams were due to take the field together, but Christophe Juillet held his team back for dramatic effect. The stage was set for what is often still described as the best-ever Heineken Cup final.
The fans were treated to a real thriller with the result in the balance right up until the final whistle. LEICESTER TIGERS outscored the Paris club three tries to none - centre Leon Lloyd scoring two and flanker Neil Back getting the other - to walk off the field 34-30 winners and become the sixth champions. Austin Healey was named Man of the Match after setting up two tries, while Stade outside half, Diego Dominguez, scored what is still a record 30 points in a final with nine penalties and a drop goal.