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Season Preview: A bird's eye view from the terrace: Pre-season 2012/2013

by Yvonne Kelly, 2012-08-30

As the Summer draws to a close, Leinster supporters have finished preseason and are eyeing the road ahead. Can we make a home final in Lansdowne road? Can we match Toulouse's four stars and be the first team to do three HEC in a row? Or can we have our best season yet, throw the monkey off our backs and do the double?
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Ospreys

by Jim O'Connor, 2012-05-26

Having watched their team become Heineken Cup Champions for the third time in four years, Leinster fans are in dreamland at the moment. Back in December 2007, when Leinster had just been knocked out of the pool stages by Edinburgh at Murrayfield after a truly awful display, talk of winning one trophy seemed delusional, let alone three less than five years later. Back then the likes of Michael Cheika, Leo Cullen and Brian O'Driscoll were utterly sick of the tag of the boys who played pretty rugby but always bottled it when it really mattered.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Ulster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2012-05-18

Leinster arrive at their third Heineken Cup final on the back of their most successful season ever in terms of wins. Their victory over Glasgow in the Pro 12 semi-final made it 26 wins, 2 draws and only 3 defeats in 31 games this season. With two of those defeats coming in the first three weeks of the season while the World Cup was still on, their record is an even more impressive 1 defeat in their last 28 games.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Glasgow Warriors

by Jim O'Connor, 2012-05-11

After the heroics of Bordeaux, Joe Schmidt had the luxury of being able to change his entire starting fifteen for the trip to Newport to play the Dragons last week. The fixture was pretty much meaningless as Leinster would finish top of the league regardless. However Schmidt would still have been delighted that his young team were able to win at a tough venue like Rodney Parade. It meant Leinster finished off their regular season with their best ever record of 18 wins, 1 draw and just 3 defeats.
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Match Preview: ASM Clermont Auvergne vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2012-04-27

It's them again!

After crossing paths three times in the last two seasons, you always got the sense that Leinster and Clermont Auvergne would renew acquaintances again this term.
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