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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Ulster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2011-04-15

When the final whistle blew last Saturday, the feeling in the Aviva Stadium was more relief than euphoria. The quarter-final against Leicester was a game Leinster always looked like winning, but there was always a doubt in the mind of home supporters. That doubt was due to the try-scoring chances in the first half that were squandered. There was a horrible feeling throughout that blowing those chances would come back to haunt us. When the Tigers finally broke through with three minutes to go, it felt like that prophecy would come true.
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Match Report: Leinster Rugby vs Leicester Tigers

by Patrick Fennelly, 2011-08-23

In the build up to last Saturday's clash against Leicester in the Heineken Cup semi-final the press was divided. After all, Leinster and Leicester have quite the history in this competition. In 2005 the Tiger's came to Dublin to take on a Leinster team very much in form, having made a clean sweep of their Heineken Cup Pool. However, the Leicestershire men, under Martin Johnson, were on a similar March through Europe, and proved just too classy for the boys in blue on the day.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Leicester Tigers

by Jim O'Connor, 2011-08-23

Last week, Leinster's five-game winning streak against their biggest rivals was ended by an excellent second half fight-back from Munster. Losing by a point in Thomond Park is of course no disgrace, but Leinster will rue that they let an 11-point half-time lead slip away. True, they got nothing off the very poor referee Andrew Small in the second half, but they didn't make things easy on themselves either.
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Match Report: Munster Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Yvonne Kelly, 2011-04-04

Form goes out the window in derbies and in none more so than those between inter-provincial rivals Leinster and Munster. So often we hear that it's down to whoever wants it more. Looking at the league table it would seem that should have been Leinster. We're fighting it out with Ulster, Ospreys and Cardiff for the three remaining top four places - with Munster already looking good for the top spot.
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Match Preview: Munster Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2011-04-01

For the third season in a row, in a fixture specifically requested by the IRFU, Leinster and Munster meet in April, the week before the knock-out stages of European competition commence. It's a savvy piece of scheduling by the blazers, as this match is the closest thing the Magners League has to offer in terms of European intensity. Both teams have done well out of the arrangement in the last two seasons, both winning their respective quarter-finals the following week; Munster beating Ospreys and Northamption, Leinster beating Harlequins and Clermont.
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