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Match Preview: Benetton Treviso vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2010-09-20

This Saturday, Leinster travel to Italy to take on Benetton Treviso. This is the first time they'll meet Italian opposition in the Magners League after Treviso and Aironi joined this season. Both teams have already posted performances that suggest they won't be pushovers, especially at home. The main reason behind the Italians joining the league is to help them develop at international level by having a better standard of regular club rugby. It's also hopeful that having the Italians in will bring a new dimension and a broader audience to the league.

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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Cardiff Blues

by Jim O'Connor, 2011-03-24

Leinster take on Cardiff in their first home match of the season tomorrow evening at the RDS. This is Leinster's only home match in September and they'll be desperate for a win to get the Joe Schmidt era going. After Benetton Treviso's win at home to the Scarlets last week, next week's trip there looks a lot more tricky and the following week they've another tough trip to Edinburgh. So it's vital that they get a win tomorrow to give them some momentum.
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Match Preview: Glasgow Warriors vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2010-09-03

Leinster start their Magners League campaign tonight in Glasgow. Leinster haven't won in Firhill for the last four seasons so it's not an easy place for Joe Schmidt to go to for his first competitive match in charge. The two pre-season matches against Wasps and Leicester were both heavy defeats but it would be wrong to read too much into the results given the strengths of the respective line-ups. Tonight though, the serious business begins.
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Season Preview: 2010-2011 Season Preview

by Jim O'Connor, 2010-09-02

The perfect ending to Michael Cheika's Leinster career was not to be as the Ospreys earned a deserved win at the RDS in the Magners League Grand Final last May. So Leinster were denied a third trophy in three seasons and a fitting end to so many playing and coaching careers. However it's typical of Cheika's honesty that he summed it up in such a blunt, no-nonsense manner. If there's one thing that Cheika has left as a legacy to the squad it's that brutal, searching honesty.
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Call for Contributors

by Paul Kelly, 2010-08-04

As you may have noticed, over the past season, updates to leinsterfans.com have been intermittent, with Jim O'Connor the main contributor with his match previews.

We're looking to remedy the lack of content and are therefore looking for contributors to write rugby related articles for the website for the duration of the coming season and beyond. If you have an interest in rugby in Leinster and would be willing to write articles for the site on any of the following subjects, or more general articles, please get in contact.

  • Leinster representative Rugby
  • Domestic / Club Rugby (Leinster league, et al.)
  • Womens Rugby
  • Schools Rugby

If you are interested, please feel free to either send me a PM on the forum or to send an email to contrib AT leinsterfans.com.