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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Exeter Chiefs

by Jim O'Connor, 2017-12-15

As confidently predicted here last week, Leinster stormed to a glorious victory over Exeter at Sandy Park last week (just trust me on that, don't go back and check)!

In fairness to Leo Cullen he picked a team to grind out a win and grind it out they did, out-Chiefing the Chiefs with the relentless pick and drive game in the second half. Exeter were a tough team but you could see the difference on the night between a really good club pack and a top international pack. Exeter possibly froze a little on the night and Leinster really could have been out of sight after the first twenty minutes.
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Match Preview: Exeter Chiefs vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2017-12-09

Leinster return to European action this week to face their toughest test of the season so far.

They take on the English Champions Exeter, who are also the current leaders in the Premiership. Exeter are a remarkable rags to riches story, especially in the era of the mega-bucks English clubs like Waaps, Saracens and Bath throwing their wads around like 'Loadsamoney' wannabies.
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Match Preview: Benetton Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2017-12-01

Farewell Treviso, from now on it's just Benetton Rugby.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Dragons

by Jim O'Connor, 2017-11-23

Leinster are back after a three week break. Their last game saw them defeated away to Glasgow. On paper it looks a tough task to win away to Glasgow, but Leinster actually started the game really well. They were left to rue a disastrous ten minute spell in the first half though when weak defending allowed Glasgow to run in three tries. Leinster had the advantage up front and they dominated possession in the second half but a lack of leadership and some desperate decision making meant they went home with nothing. The defeat meant they dropped back behind Ulster into third place in Conference B.
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Match Preview: Glasgow Warriors vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2017-11-03

Last week's game against Ulster was a nice surprise. It was fairly even in the first half but Leinster took command and played the conditions well in the second half to pull away for their first win in Belfast for three years.
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