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Match Preview: Exeter Chiefs vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2013-01-18

Leinster got the five points they were after last week against the Scarlets. However there was still a sense of frustration after the match as Leinster felt they could have scored more than the five tries they got. They had the bonus point secured after 43 minutes and though the Scarlets were game, you still felt Leinster could have kicked on and really boosted the lowly try-count. However, their intensity visibly dropped after that and they only had Ian Madigan's late try to add to their total.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Scarlets

by Jim O'Connor, 2013-01-11

Well, here we go!

Well it comes right down to it, Leinster have two games to save their season.
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Match Preview: Edinburgh Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2013-01-03

It wasn't pretty last week but a young team got the win Leinster needed against Connacht to end their losing streak and keep them in touch with the top four. Once again, Glasgow, Munster and the Ospreys, Leinster's closest contenders at the moment, all won but the top two teams, Ulster and Scarlets, both lost. Ulster are still unlikely to be caught at the top but the Scarlets defeat means they are in big danger of slipping down, especially as they have to travel to Ravenhill to face the leaders tomorrow. There's only three points between second placed Scarlets and sixth placed Leinster which shows how competitive the battle for the top four is this season.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Connacht Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2012-12-28

Leinster come into the second Christmas inter-pro desperate for a win. Three defeats in a row simply doesn't sit well and even if they came against two of the form teams in Europe in Clermont and Ulster, Leinster coach Joe Schmidt will be very anxious to get a win to restore morale. Leinster played some good rugby up in Ravenhill but once the scrum started to crumble there was only going to be one winner.
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Match Preview: Ulster Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2012-12-20

Let's be honest, we've been spoiled. Over the last couple of years Leinster have delivered so many big performances when required, especially at home, that maybe we, the supporters, have taken these deeds for granted. After the excellent performance away to Clermont fell just short of a win, Leinster fans were all fully confident that their team would do the business at the Aviva and win and win well.
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