It is certainly up there with one of the best backlines I've played in.
JAMIE ROBERTS last night admitted he has sympathy for Wales' Six Nations opponents as Warren Gatland's conquering backline look to wreak more havoc against Scotland this weekend.
But it must be borne in mind that this is a knockout cup game, and yesterday's tryless encounter between Cardiff and Toulouse showed that even the most vaunted of backlines can find it hard going at this stage of the tournament.
HARLEQUINS have scored 94 tries in all competitions this season and they host Leinster and their formidable backline in today's Heineken Cup quarter-final.
They're the tournament's two best defensive teams, each reliant on superb backlines and tough midfields (and Italy on an excellent goalkeeper), and their success has been built on stinginess.
I think of the penalty shootout in 1998 and in the (Euro) final in 2000, and mamma mia,'' said Fabio Cannavaro, the centerpiece of three-time champion Italy's stifling backline.
Those guys were defending against one of the best backlines in the world and considering it was a backline that has never trained together - never mind played together - it was an incredible performance by them.
Although Munster ruthlessly reaffirmed their status as top dogs in Ireland, the pack immense as they completely starved the opposition of the ball for long periods, both men were keen to praise the Munster backline for stifling the world-class Leinster backs.
We've played against some big backlines
in the past and against some we've had joy and some we've managed to curtail a bit.
When it comes to unstable backlines
, the 1998 Colorado Rapids set the league record for goals allowed with 69.
can exploit the gaps Barry leaves, but Uruguay do not look up to it - they failed to register a try against Scotland or South Africa in the last World Cup and were nilled by Argentina in the Pan-American Cup in August.
For his part, Springsteen has said he hopes the Hall can find a way to recognize the contributions made by musical backlines
like the E Street Band, the Meters, the Philly International crew and the Cornell Dupree/Bernard Purdie/King Curtis axis that basically invented the Atlantic soul sound.