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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Castres Olympique

by Jim O'Connor, 2013-10-18

What a difference a win can make!

Travelling to last week's game it was hard to find too many Leinster fans who were expecting to win. Most expected a losing bonus point at best, given the combination of Leinster's poor recent form and their recent record against the Ospreys. However, stung from the loss against Munster and the suggestion that they couldn't perform without leaders like Leo Cullen and Brian O'Driscoll, Leinster's players stood up to be counted and produced a performance of real character.
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Match Preview: Ospreys vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2013-10-18

So once more with feeling!

For the nineteenth and almost certainly the last time, Leinster launch into a Heineken Cup campaign with a trip to Swansea to face the Ospreys. Let's face it, even if an agreement is reached with the greedy English and self-centred French clubs, the tournament will never be the same again. A 20-team tournament with up to the 70% clubs from only two countries can't seriously call itself a European tournament. The thought of the pool stages being dominated by games between teams from the same country is depressing indeed.
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Match Preview: Exeter Chiefs vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2013-01-18

Leinster got the five points they were after last week against the Scarlets. However there was still a sense of frustration after the match as Leinster felt they could have scored more than the five tries they got. They had the bonus point secured after 43 minutes and though the Scarlets were game, you still felt Leinster could have kicked on and really boosted the lowly try-count. However, their intensity visibly dropped after that and they only had Ian Madigan's late try to add to their total.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Scarlets

by Jim O'Connor, 2013-01-11

Well, here we go!

Well it comes right down to it, Leinster have two games to save their season.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs ASM Clermont Auvergne

by Jim O'Connor, 2012-12-14

Last Sunday's match was definitely filed under "the ones that got away".

If offered a losing bonus point before the game, most Leinster fans would have taken it. However, Leinster put in such a magnificently brave performance in Stade Marcel-Michelin that both players and supporters left the arena thinking of what might have been.
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