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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Castres Olympique

by Jim O'Connor, 2008-12-05

After getting back to winning ways last week against the Dragons, Leinster resume their Heineken Cup campaign with crucial back to back fixtures against Castres. Having made a perfect start to the group with a maximum haul of ten points from the first two matches, Leinster know the next two games could go a long way towards securing qualification. In stark contrast, Castres have lost their first two matches and are second from bottom in the French league, however Michael Cheika had gone out of his way this week to warn against any complacency.
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Match Report: Leinster Rugby vs Newport Gwent Dragons

by Sarah Lennon, 2008-12-02

The last time Leinster played Dragons at the RDS it was to clinch the Magners League title. On this occasion however staying in contention for this years trophy was very much on the mind of the home team. Three league defeats and Munster's current form meant there was no room for error.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Newport Gwent Dragons

by Jim O'Connor, 2008-12-02

Irish rugby fans, stung by the sheer dreariness of the Irish international team's autumn series, will doubtless be relieved to get back to supporting their provinces this weekend. League leaders Munster have a tough trip away to the Scarlets, while Connacht and Ulster face off against one another. Leinster face the Dragons at home in a bid to restart a Magners League campaign that has stalled badly. Their form in Europe has been near perfect, with ten points and ten tries from two games. The contrast with the recent Magners league form makes for pretty stark reading though with only two points and no tries in the last three games.
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Match Report: Glasgow Warriors vs Leinster Rugby

by Sarah Lennon, 2008-11-01

The Heineken Cup took a back seat to Magners League duties as Leinster returned to Scotland for a match with Glasgow. Leinster knew that their league campaign had become unravelled in recent weeks with defeats to Connacht and Munster. A strong team was named with the only casualties from the previous week Brian O'Driscoll and Leo Cullen who were injured and van der Linde who was named on the bench. Bernard Jackman was rested with Fogarty in the lineup and Brian Blaney on the bench.
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Match Preview: Glasgow Warriors vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2008-10-23

Last Saturday was probably the proudest day to be a Leinster fan since the Toulouse quarter-final over two years ago. A thirty-point, six tries to one win over the star-ladden English champions. I think it's fair to say most Leinster fans would have taken that at the start of the match. It was a truly fantastic day in which the home crowd really played their part. Leinster now stand in pole position at the top of their pool with maximum points.
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