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Match Preview: Newport Gwent Dragons vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2017-02-23

Last week against Edinburgh, Leinster scored six tries for the second game running but it came at a considerable cost. Leinster were losing players to injury right from the start and in the second half they had a ragball rovers look to them with the starting out-half at full back, the starting scrum-half on the wing and the reserve hooker on the flank. They actually finished the game with 14 players as Joey Carbery's lack of match fitness meant he couldn't complete the 80 minutes.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Edinburgh Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2017-02-16

Italy was a happy hunting ground for Leinster and Ireland last weekend as they both strolled to wins, scoring fifteen tries between them. True, Italian rugby is in a truly dire state and poor Conor O'Shea has a hell of a job ahead of him but both teams showed the appropriate ruthlessness and moved on. It's only a five day-gap between Leinster's match tomorrow at home to Edinburgh so there's a bit of a demand on the squad.
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Match Preview: Benetton Treviso vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2017-02-16

It seems a long, long time ago since we last previewed a Leinster match. Then, we were buzzing off the high of Leinster's demolition of Montpellier. Leinster looked well placed to finish as top seeds if they won in Castres and then we had a potential Grand Slam with Ireland to look forward to.
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Match Preview: Castres Olympique vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2017-01-19

We're back, baby!!!

The question was posed here last week about how much we could trust Leinster's apparent progress this season, but we got a resounding answer. Leinster were awesome and showed they're ready to compete at the top table again after a season as also rans. Even though Francois Steyn deserved it for his malicious attempt to take Johnny Sexton out of the game, it was a shame the red card happened.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Montpellier Herault Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2017-01-12

This is the big one!!!

This is the game which will tell Leinster if their apparent progress this season is real or just an attractive facade. Leinster have a beautifully clear target, win and they're in the quarter-finals, no matter what else happens. However, anyone expecting a comfortable win will be in for a surprise on Friday evening. Montpellier are a serious outfit with huge men in their backs and forwards. They're third in the Top 14 and are coached by a World Cup winner in Jake White. Their massive budget has seen them assemble a squad of top quality internationals from around the globe.
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