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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Cheetahs

by Jim O'Connor, 2019-02-28

For the second week in a row, it's Fright Night Lights at the RDS versus South African opposition.

To their credit the Kings did make something of a game of it for twenty minutes or so. They shocked Leinster by taking a 12-7 lead but the score thereafter was 52-7 to the home team so they were never really in any trouble. The Cheetahs should offer a little more competition but probably not much more.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Southern Kings

by Jim O'Connor, 2019-02-21

Well that wasn't the normal game against Italian opposition!

After 20 minutes it was business as usual. Leinster were cruising with a 21 point lead and the watching fans' only fear was trying to retain interest in another facile romp. However, by half-time Leinster's lead had been reduced to two points as Zebre took advantage of some lax defending to score three tries.
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Match Preview: Zebre vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2019-02-21

Three week ago, when Leinster were last in action, Irish rugby was in a much sunnier mood.

Now though it's in a more uncertain place after a bad home defeat by England followed by a scratchy win in Scotland. But for Leinster it's business as usual as they have a three match run over the Six Nations period and they've been fortunate with the teams they're facing as they're three of the lowest placed in the competition.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Scarlets

by Jim O'Connor, 2019-01-24

Leinster completed their task of European qualification with a business-like win over Wasps last weekend. A home quarter-final against Ulster in the Aviva awaits at the end of March and Leinster this week waved goodbye to most of their internationals until then.
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Match Preview: Wasps vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2019-01-18

That was the sort of match that makes you glad you're a Leinster fan!

Leinster players, coaches and fans all went into last week's match with some genuine trepidation on the back of the myriad injuries and Toulouse's recent fine form. It was a rare feeling to be going into a home match with a genuine flutter of nerves in the belly but it made for a great atmosphere as the RDS was packed well before kick-off. But Leinster deployed the perfect gameplan battering the Toulouse pack into submission and denying their dangerous backs any decent ball. By the end they had earned a bonus point win and left Toulouse knowing they've still a long way to go before they can be champions.
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