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Match Preview: Bristol Rugby vs Leinster 'A'

by Jim O'Connor, 2013-04-05

Leinster's second team face a tough battle in Bristol on Sunday afternoon. The injuries problems of the first team, especially in the backs, have had a knock-on effect on the seconds. They face a Bristol team who seem to have been revitalised by the arrival of former Scotland coach Andy Robinson.
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Match Preview: London Wasps vs Leinster Rugby

by Yvonne Kelly, 2013-04-05

I often admire clever word play on the forum. One I liked recently was Oh Ooh We're in the Amlin now. Whether you blame poor early season form, the group of death, a late line-out call in Clermont or Racing Metro's under 7's, the fact of the matter is (ohoohoh) we are in the Amlin now.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Ulster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2013-03-29

Three months can be a long time in rugby.

When Ulster beat Leinster 27-19 in Belfast the weekend before Christmas, it put them 16 points ahead of them on the table. Leinster were down in the dumps having suffered three losses in a row for the first time in many years. Ulster were in flying form though with 14 wins from 15 games and were looking serious contenders in both the league and in Europe.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Glasgow Warriors

by Jim O'Connor, 2013-03-22

The Six Nations Championship may have been a disaster for Ireland, but Leinster weren't untouched either as they suffered plenty of collateral damage with several injuries to first-choice backs. Eoin Reddan and Luke Fitzgerald are out for the season and Jonathan Sexton will do well to make it back for the last few games before he heads off to France. Fergus McFadden was injured too although hopefully he will be back fairly soon. Coupled with Brian O'Driscoll's ban it means Leinster are missing 5 of their starting backline.
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Match Preview: Newport Gwent Dragons vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2013-02-28

All in all, it was a pretty satisfying round of games for Leinster last weekend. Glasgow beat Ulster to re-open the race for first place and Treviso surprisingly thumped Munster to really damage their play-off chances. Best of all though was Leinster's win over the Scarlets. With the Scarlets having named a seemingly stronger team on paper, including an almost first-choice pack, Leinster looked set for a tough, tight battle.
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