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Match Preview: Benetton Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2017-12-01

Farewell Treviso, from now on it's just Benetton Rugby.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Dragons

by Jim O'Connor, 2017-11-23

Leinster are back after a three week break. Their last game saw them defeated away to Glasgow. On paper it looks a tough task to win away to Glasgow, but Leinster actually started the game really well. They were left to rue a disastrous ten minute spell in the first half though when weak defending allowed Glasgow to run in three tries. Leinster had the advantage up front and they dominated possession in the second half but a lack of leadership and some desperate decision making meant they went home with nothing. The defeat meant they dropped back behind Ulster into third place in Conference B.
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Match Preview: Glasgow Warriors vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2017-11-03

Last week's game against Ulster was a nice surprise. It was fairly even in the first half but Leinster took command and played the conditions well in the second half to pull away for their first win in Belfast for three years.
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Match Preview: Ulster Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2017-12-23

So 10 out of 10 ain't bad!

Going to Glasgow and returning with five points to go with the five points from the first week has certainly exceeded expectations in Europe. It wasn't perfect and there was still far too many tackles missed but Leinster bullied Glasgow up front and were pretty ruthless with the chances they created. There's still a long way to go in the pool however as Exeter's superb win in Montpellier has set up the double-header in December perfectly.
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Match Preview: Glasgow Warriors v Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2017-11-02

So it's another early Saturday kick-off for the third week running as Leinster travel to Glasgow to take on the Warriors.

In terms of results last week, it was almost perfect for Leinster. They gained a maximum five point haul from their match while in the other pool match there was no bonus points for either side as Exeter beat Glasgow at home. Only the losing bonus point Montpellier earned will rankle with them especially as they really should have closed the game out after they scored the fourth try which gave them their own bonus point.
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