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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Glasgow Warriors

by Jim O'Connor, 2018-02-16

It's a rare and unusual treat for Leinster fans as they get to go to the RDS for the third week running.

However as we're back to Europe but not playing an English team, it's also back to the poxy kick-off times.

One o'clock on a Sunday is hardly a time that will generate a great atmosphere but Leinster just need to keep focused and ensure they get the win that could win them the pool this weekend.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Exeter Chiefs

by Jim O'Connor, 2017-12-15

As confidently predicted here last week, Leinster stormed to a glorious victory over Exeter at Sandy Park last week (just trust me on that, don't go back and check)!

In fairness to Leo Cullen he picked a team to grind out a win and grind it out they did, out-Chiefing the Chiefs with the relentless pick and drive game in the second half. Exeter were a tough team but you could see the difference on the night between a really good club pack and a top international pack. Exeter possibly froze a little on the night and Leinster really could have been out of sight after the first twenty minutes.
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Match Preview: Exeter Chiefs vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2017-12-09

Leinster return to European action this week to face their toughest test of the season so far.

They take on the English Champions Exeter, who are also the current leaders in the Premiership. Exeter are a remarkable rags to riches story, especially in the era of the mega-bucks English clubs like Waaps, Saracens and Bath throwing their wads around like 'Loadsamoney' wannabies.
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Match Preview: Glasgow Warriors v Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2017-11-02

So it's another early Saturday kick-off for the third week running as Leinster travel to Glasgow to take on the Warriors.

In terms of results last week, it was almost perfect for Leinster. They gained a maximum five point haul from their match while in the other pool match there was no bonus points for either side as Exeter beat Glasgow at home. Only the losing bonus point Montpellier earned will rankle with them especially as they really should have closed the game out after they scored the fourth try which gave them their own bonus point.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Montpellier Herault Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2017-10-13

So it's another early kick-off for the second week running.

The Ballsbridge publicans will be crying into their dishrags as they remember the pre-BT Sports days when Irish teams weren't routinely given the poxiest kick-off spots going. Now the English clubs get all the prime spots and with BT Sports taking over exclusive coverage of the tournament from next season, non-English clubs better get used to the shit end of the stick. Still though the atmosphere will crackle at the RDS like it never does at the Aviva so get there good and early, especially if you're on the terrace.
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