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Match Preview: Ospreys vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2016-01-28

Normally for Leinster the game at this time of year is a bit of a warm-up for key matches in the final two rounds of their European pool. However this season, the final two Champions Cup matches will be played only for Leinster's pride while tomorrow's game against the Ospreys is the key one. Last week's win at a drenched RDS put Leinster ahead of Connacht into second place in the table, just a point behind the Scarlets. With the Scarlets hosting Connacht this weekend, Leinster have a real chance to end the weekend as leaders, with a game in hand. As this is the last Pro12 game in which they'll have access to several of their top Irish internationals until after the Six Nations Championship, they need to make the most of their chance to beat the Ospreys.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Connacht Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2015-12-31

Well that was a nice surprise!

It's fair to say there wasn't a huge amount of confidence amongst the Leinster travelling support on the way down to Limerick last Sunday. Though Munster were also struggling for form, the general consensus was that home advantage might edge a tight contest for them. However Leinster produced their best performance of the season to win by seventeen points and suddenly things are looking a little brighter for the new year.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs RC Toulonnais

by Jim O'Connor, 2015-12-19

The Christmas game at the Aviva, Leinster's marquee fixture, will now be played in a bizarre atmosphere. The game has been described as a dead rubber, but of course that's only true for the home team. Toulon still badly need the points in what's becoming a very tight three-way battle between them, Wasps and Bath.
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Match Preview: RC Toulonnais v Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2015-12-11

After losing their first two pool matches Leinster are now is a position where they have to win their final four games to have any chance of progressing to the knock-out stages. That's a tough position to be in at the best of times but it gets even worse when you have to take on the current champions in back to back games. Toulon have been the champions of Europe for the past three seasons, buying their success with a dazzling array of big name imports.
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Match Preview: Glasgow Warriors vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2015-12-04

Leinster got back to winning ways last week, even if once again the performance left a lot to be desired. The pack actually went pretty well and largely dominated but the chances they created were mostly squandered by some appalling handling from the backs. The handling skills in the squad have been poor for some time now and when you see how Connacht players, forwards and backs, handled the ball so well in their defeat of Munster, you really have to question Leinster's players and their coach's training methods. It's almost become the standard line after games these days for Leinster to talk of "poor execution" and they have only scored three tries in their last four games, not one of them from a back. It looks like they need a root and branch review of why their skills repeatedly let them down in the opposition twenty two.
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