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Match Report: Connacht Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Sarah Lennon, 2008-03-03

The Sportsground in Galway was the setting for a wind and rain lashed match. Both sides had a lot to play for, Leinster knew that a win would help extend their lead at the top of the Magners League and Connacht had to pick up points to maintain a chance of reaching next year's Heineken Cup.
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Match Preview: Connacht Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2008-02-28

Leinster resume their Magners League challenge with a tough away trip to Connacht. On the face of it, it's top of the table against bottom and should be a routine win for Leinster. However that doesn't take account of the fact that it's an inter-provincial derby. Though Leinster have generally beaten Connacht over the last five seasons, it's never been easy and there's rarely been more than a score in it. Even when Leinster seem to have won handily, the scores haven't really reflected the games. Last season at the Sportsground two late tries gave Leinster a flattering 31-16 win, but that didn't reflect how tight the game was right up until the last few minutes. Similarly at the home match this season, two late Gordon D'Arcy tries gave Leinster a twenty point winning margin which in no way told the story of the match. So while Leinster will travel with the confidence of league leaders, they will know to expect a hard-fought battle.
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Weekly Preview: Re/Max Leinster League - Week 11

by Daniel Quinn, 2008-02-27

With the season nearing a close, Rathdrum and Clane have secured their promotion to division two, while Newbridge will be hoping to wrap up the division two title with a win on Sunday. In division one, it's down to the wire, with Cill Dara needing a win against Portlaoise to wrap up the title. Any mishaps and Seapoint and Navan will surely take their chance.
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Weekly Preview: Re/Max Leinster League - Week 10

by Daniel Quinn, 2008-02-20

Re/Max Leinster League - Week 10
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Match Report: Leinster Rugby vs Cardiff Blues

by Sarah Lennon, 2008-02-18

A scratch Leinster team took on Cardiff, for whom the six nations was not as disruptive to the availability of players. A win was essential for Leinster as a win for Cardiff would see them join the league leaders at the top.
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