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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Bath Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2016-01-15

After three league wins over the Christmas/New Year period, Leinster now have to complete their European fixtures. In competitive terms their two remaining games are meaningless as Leinster can't progress to the quarter-finals and they won't affect how Leinster are ranked in next year's tournament. However in more intangible terms, the games will still have meaning for Leinster and their players.
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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: Bath Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2015-11-20

In the light of events in Paris last week and the untimely death of Jonah Lomu, we shouldn't go overboard about a defeat in a rugby match. But taken purely in a sporting context, last Sunday's match was grim viewing for Leinster fans. It started off reasonably okay and Leinster were ahead after twenty minutes. Then Wasps were gifted a try before halftime but even then, most of those present thought Leinster would come back in the second half. However when Wasps scored their second try all the fight went out of Leinster and they succumbed to their biggest home defeat ever in European competition.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Wasps

by Jim O'Connor, 2015-11-13

After five wins from their first seven league games, Leinster head into European competition in good heart. They will need to be because they're in the toughest pool of the competition with three teams that they played last season. They had Wasps in their pool last season and beat them at home and drew with them away. They had Bath at home in the quarter-finals and were somewhat lucky to beat them and they had Toulon in the semi-final when they lost in extra time.
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