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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Connacht Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2009-01-02

Leinster begin the new year with revenge on their mind! Their minds will recall an unexpectedly balmy evening in Galway three months ago. With the Heineken Cup starting six days later in Edinburgh, coach Michael Chieka had taken a chance on resting a number of key men. This backfired though as Connacht battled to a deserved 19-18 win.

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Match Report: Ulster Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Sarah Lennon, 2008-12-28

What price the draw? The previous meetings of these two teams in Belfast had ended in stalemate, with Leinster marginally the less satisfied on the two occasions.
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Match Report: Castres Olympique vs Leinster Rugby

by Sarah Lennon, 2011-08-23

Leinster took on Castres in South France on a bitterly cold evening. While Brian O'Driscoll passed an 11th hour fitness test, CJ Van der Linde was ruled out and replaced in the side by Cian Healy. Leinster possessed a strong looking bench with the returning Felipe Contepomi and Isa Nacewa giving attacking options if needed.
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Match Preview: Castres Olympique vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2011-08-23

All last week, Leinster were like a boxer talking up a less than respected opponent. The mantra was all about how they would treat the game as a test match with the required intensity from the start. The idea was right but the body language told another story and Leinster were instead sluggish from the start. In the second half they roused themselves for a scrappy points victory but they couldn't land the knock-out punch (i.e. bonus point) that the crowd were baying for.
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Match Report: Leinster Rugby vs Castres Olympique

by Sarah Lennon, 2008-12-10

Leinster were rather patched up for this Pool two match with Castres. No fewer than seven players were missing including Leinster's first choice outhalves Felipe Contepomi and Isa Nacewa. Jonathan Sexton was given his first HEC start having impressed in a cameo against Wasps in October. Sean O'Brien was a European debutante too coming in for the injured Shane Jennings.
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