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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Glasgow Warriors

by Jim O'Connor, 2011-09-16

That was more like it!

Okay, Leinster's win last week over the Dragons was far from perfect but after the dismal display against the Ospreys in week one, a 21 point win with three marvellous tries was quite satisfactory. True, there were still issues. There were once again problems with the lineout and the breakdown still wasn't up to standard either. Leinster played in patches and their defensive intensity wasn't as high as it should be, as we saw when they switched off for the Dragons' breakaway try.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Newport Gwent Dragons

by Jim O'Connor, 2011-09-08

Well that wasn't what we were expecting!

Leinster find themselves in the unusual position of being bottom of the table looking up at the rest of the Pro 12. Hey, it's only after one game so there's no need for panic but it's still slightly embarrassing for the European Champions. To lose away to the Ospreys is of course no disgrace but it was the manner of the performance that was truly shocking. Leinster were simply blown away in the first half to trail 27-3. They rallied somewhat in the second half to at least deny the Ospreys any more scores.
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Match Preview: Ospreys vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2011-09-01

Leinster kick off their Magners Lea...eh sorry, let's start that again.

Leinster kick off their RaboBank Pro 12 (quite the mouthful that) campaign against the Ospreys in Swansea on Friday evening.
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Season Preview: Leinster Rugby Season Preview 2011-2012

by Jim O'Connor, 2011-08-30

Every four years, the leading figures in Irish rugby go away on a retreat of physical and spiritual self-examination, which generally ends in frustration, disillusionment and bitter recrimination. Other countries refer to it as "The World Cup". Hopefully this time there will be a better outcome even if it's not looking too promising at the moment.


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General News: Leinster Rugby Season Review 2010-2011

by Jim O'Connor, 2011-07-01

So looking back at the end of the season, there's some disappointment that Leinster didn't win the Magners League Grand Final to do the double. In truth though, Munster deserved their win after being the better team on the day and the most consistent team in the league over the season. However if you must lose to Munster in Thomond Park, then it's advisable to have won a Heineken Cup the week before! Leinster fans were able to stay and graciously applaud Munster safe in the knowledge that their team had proven themselves the best in Europe. So a season that began with a defeat ended in defeat, but a hell of a lot of good stuff happened in between.
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