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Match Report: ASM Clermont Auvergne vs Leinster Rugby

by Patrick Fennelly, 2010-12-13

Rarely have injuries come in such bunches and at such inopportune moments, but it seems that Leinster are always left without a full strength squad following the Autumn Internationals. Blame could, and probably should, be pointed at Declan Kidney, who insisted on risking both D'Arcy and O'Driscoll after both Kearney and Fitzgerald were ruled out indefinitely. Only the former survived the battle fit, and O'Driscoll was limited to sideline influence in France at the weekend.
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Match Preview: ASM Clermont Auvergne vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2011-08-23

Leinster face a daunting trip to France this Sunday for a crucial Heineken Cup tie against Clermont. Having won their first two pool matches, Leinster are in good shape going into their 100th European match. However they know the results of this match and next weeks return in the Aviva stadium will go a long way towards deciding who wins this 'group of death'.
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Match Report: Scarlets vs Leinster Rugby

by William Wilson, 2010-12-06

I started last week's match report by acknowledging the effort made by Leinster fans to get to the match in Wales. This week it was another trip to Wales and with the deterioration in the weather there were more tales of travel woes from the dedicated Leinster support. Stories of people nine hours in the airport still not getting there and UK based fans turning back when their window wipers gave up on the M4 have appeared on the forum. Fair play to both those who tried and those who succeeded - and there were definitely some who succeeded.
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Match Preview: Scarlets vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2010-12-06

Despite the arctic weather conditions, Leinster's game against the Scarlets tomorrow evening seems set to go ahead at this point. Despite their current injury problems and the way the weather has disrupted their preparations, Leinster will be desperate to play the match with their crucial Heineken Cup double-header against Clermont coming up next. Joe Schmidt may need to get new rosary beads though as the ones he used last week clearly didn't work. There were more injuries to outside backs as first Brian O'Driscoll fractured his jaw against Argentina and then Andrew Conway suffered a neck injury in the defeat to the Ospreys. Thankfully neither of the injuries are too serious and both players should be back within a month but it does leave the backline resources looking very stretched.
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A bird's eye view from the terrace: The thing about Llanelli

by Yvonne Kelly, 2010-12-02

Llanelli is always the best supported away trip for Leinster in the Magners league outside of the inter-pros. At this stage it has almost reached cult status. The funny thing about this though is that the origin of some of the recent travelling support lies at a match when Leinster weren't playing! The Heineken cup 2005/2006 was the second year in a row that Leinster were drawn in the same pool as Bath. Having done all the touristy things in Bath on a long weekend the previous season, a group of fans decided to get the train down to Llanelli on the Saturday to watch them take on Trevor Brennan's Toulouse.
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