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Match Report: Leinster Rugby vs Munster Rugby

by Patrick Fennelly, 2011-05-31

Leinster fell just short of completing a historic double in Thomond park yesterday, but will hold their heads high as Champions of Europe.

Fatigue was suggested, and seen, to be an issue in yesterday's game. It's been a long, hard season for the men in Blue, who battled through the best of Europe to reach their second Heineken Cup in three years. Newly crowned English champs Saracens fell to Leinster home and away in the pool stages of the competition. Runners up Leicester too fell in Lansdowne Road in the knock out stages. Three of the final four in the French Top 14, Toulouse and Clermont and Racing Metro, suffered defeat in Dublin. It's no surprise then, that bodies were battered and bruised coming into yesterday's final.

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Match Preview: Munster Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2011-05-27

"One day like this a year'd see me right" - One Day Like This - Elbow

As the Leinster players lined up to collect their medals and the trophy last weekend, thousands of their fans in the stand sung along to Elbow's anthem. Yes, the fans may well have thought, one day like this a year would indeed see us right. It was a wonderful occasion and an incredible match, featuring one of the greatest comebacks ever seen in rugby.
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Match Report: Leinster Rugby vs Northampton Saints

by Patrick Fennelly, 2011-08-23

Despite being heavy favourites, there was still a nervous, looming fear that engulfed Leinster in the run up to Saturday's final with Northampton. Something about the favourties tag doesn't seem to suit Irish sides. Its the expectation that builds the pressure.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Northampton Saints

by Jim O'Connor, 2011-08-23

So here we go again. Two years after Leinster won the Heineken Cup for the first time on a glorious day in Murrayfield, they will attempt to become only the fifth club to win it more than once. Their opponents Northampton will also be looking for their second trophy and the chance to join an elite group comprised of Toulouse, Leicester, Wasps and Munster.
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General News: Women's Rugby; Season Roundup

by Sarah Lennon, 2011-05-19

The seemingly never ending women's rugby season finally came to a conclusion at the weekend. Last season saw the final group games played at the end of March, while this season with the change in format and following the raft of cancellations during the big freeze, the season went on until mid May.
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