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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Glasgow Warriors

by Jim O'Connor, 2015-10-22

Well it was Déjà vu all over again!

Just like in 2003 and 2011 Ireland went into a quarter-final of the World Cup with the whole country watching in excited anticipation.

And just like then, the whole bandwagon had fallen apart two hours later on the back of a comprehensive defeat.

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Match Preview: Scarlets vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2015-10-15

Leinster travel over to Llanelli to take on the Scarlets having seen their representation of players at the World Cup increase to 19. Rhys Ruddock and Mike McCarthy joined up with the Ireland squad during the week and while everyone at Leinster will be pleased for the lads individually, it doesn't make Leo Cullen's job any easier for the next three weeks. It's been further compounded by a number of injuries to forwards so that of the 30 forwards listed in the Leinster senior squad, 17 of them are currently unavailable.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Dragons

by Jim O'Connor, 2015-10-02

In this strangely truncated World Cup season, Leinster resume their Pro12 campaign after a three week break since they beat Cardiff. They'll be off again next week before the season kicks in on a normal weekly basis when they travel to the Scarlets in a fortnight. It's always tough to get some consistency into a side at this time of year at the best of times, so it's nearly impossible with such large breaks between games. So far Leo Cullen has had a mixed start to life as Leinster Head Coach. His team were quite poor in their first game away to Edinburgh and they were very fortunate to escape with a losing bonus point. There was more reason for optimism the following week against Cardiff in the RDS.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Cardiff Blues

by Paul Kelly, 2015-09-11

Leinster got their Guinness Pro12 season off to a disappointing losing start in Meggetland against a committed Edinburgh side. They will take consolation from the fact that their defence earned them a hard-fought bonus point, but in reality it is a bonus point that they scarcely deserved. They struggled at set-piece time, but that said, there are a number of players who can be happy with the shifts they put in.
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Match Preview: Edinburgh Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2015-09-03

Well it's fair to say Leinster had an interesting summer. The last season had barely finished before head coach Matt O'Connor was sacked/suddenly decided to leave (adjust according to what you choose to believe). The Leinster illuminati appointed Leo Cullen as caretaker coach and sat back and waited for the inevitable flood of calls from the Worlds top coaches interested in the job.
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