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Match Preview: Glasgow Warriors vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2013-09-19

It was going to plan and we would have gotten away with it too if it wasn't for those pesky Ospreys!! - Matt O'Connor

Okay, Matt O'Connor may not have said that exactly, as he isn't a Scooby Doo villain, but it does pretty much capture the gist of his frustration last week. After an opening day bonus point win away to Scarlets, Leinster looked to be on their way to another comfortable win when Jimmy Gopperth sailed through the Ospreys defence to set Dave Kearney up for a try that can only be described as sumptuous. Though it only put Leinster 10-3 up, the very manner in which it was scored would have caused most Pro12 teams to drop their heads and bow to Leinster's superior skill set. If it was the Scarlets, Blues or Dragons they would have collapsed, but the Ospreys, damn them, are made of different stuff.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Ospreys

by Jim O'Connor, 2013-09-13

As starts go, new Leinster coach Matt O'Connor couldn't have wished for a better one. With Leinster's abysmal recent opening day record, things appeared to be going the normal route when the Scarlets took a 13-0 lead after 20 minutes. However Leinster scrambled well in the first half to only be six points behind at half time. Then in the second half, they upped the pace and blew the Scarlets away with a mixture of power, pace and skill to run out 23 point winners with a four-try bonus point to boot.
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Match Preview: Scarlets vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Conor, 2013-09-05

Matt O'Connor has arguably the toughest job in European rugby this season.

He's got a hard act to follow in Leinster's last two head coaches Michael Cheika and Joe Schmidt. His fellow Australian Cheika changed the whole culture of Leinster and brought home that precious first Heineken Cup. Cheika's replacement Schmidt built on the foundations laid down and added in a fair bit of style as Leinster conquered Europe twice more, playing rugby that had rugby fans all over the world purring in approval.
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Match Preview: Ulster Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2013-05-25

This is it.

No excuses, no ifs and buts.

Leinster simply HAVE to win this game tomorrow.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Stade Francais Paris

by Yvonne Kelly, 2013-05-17

It is almost two years since the ERC announced that its flagship event the Heineken cup final would be returning to Dublin for the first time in ten years. At the time of the announcement Leinster were champions of that competition for the second time in three years. A third championship followed in 2012 and the supporters began to dream of the ultimate three in a row in Dublin.
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