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Match Report: Leinster Rugby vs Glasgow Warriors

by Sarah Lennon, 2009-04-28

In their previous Magners League match Leinster fielded an almost unrecognisable team, however versus the Warriors Michael Cheika fielded a team that could make up the bulk of the team to face Munster next weekend. Of the likely candidates Rob Kearney was missing through illness and Leo Cullen was benched in order to give Devin Toner a run out. While the league was all but gone, Leinster do have a very sound home record to keep up and were looking for some continuity going into the crunch game in Croke Park.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Glasgow Warriors

by Jim O'Connor, 2009-04-28

If the Magners league wasn't already lost after Leinster's defeat to Munster, the away defeat to Edinburgh last Friday was the final nail in the coffin for their hopes to defend their crown. A second string team were up against it, but it was still disappointing to see the manner in which they conceded three tries in the first twenty minutes. In fairness, they recovered to keep the score respectable and there were solid contributions from youngsters like Sean O'Brien, Paul O'Donohue and Fergus McFadden. But for a number of squad players it may herald the beginning of the end of their Leinster careers.
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Match Report: Edinburgh Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Sarah Lennon, 2009-04-21

They say that familiarity breeds contempt. There's an argument that Leinster and Edinburgh must be truly sick of the sight of each other having played each other about a dozen times in the last three years. Having said all that there was an unfamiliar look to this Leinster team as most of the previous week's XV were given the weekend off. With Munster so far ahead in the league it seemed that the sole focus of the Leinster management was on the upcoming HEC semi final.
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Match Preview: Edinburgh Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2009-04-16

Leinster meet Edinburgh for the twelfth time in just three seasons on Friday night. Twelve times in three seasons for God's sake!!!! One thing both teams will be praying for is that they aren't drawn together in the Heineken Cup next season. They must be sick of the sight of one another at this stage but if it's any consolation to the players, it's even worse for the poor souls who have to write match previews and try to think of fresh things to say about the merits of Edinburgh.
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Match Report: Harlequins vs Leinster Rugby

by Sarah Lennon, 2009-04-16

Ah Easter Sunday famous for (besides the eggs) resurrection. Following the previous weekend's defeat to Munster, Leinster may have perhaps felt crucified, in particular Felipe Contepomi. Leinster had a genuine chance to atone against a team sitting proudly in second in the Premiership but knew that defeat would surely see their season over.
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