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Match Preview: Munster Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2009-04-10

It's now or never for Leinster. A victory tomorrow won't necessarily win them the Magners League but a defeat will almost certainly mean their crown would be gone. If they lose they'll need Munster to slip up twice in their run-in, and with three of their last four games at home they're unlikely to do that. So if Leinster want to stay in the championship race, they have to win pure and simple.
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Match Report: Leinster Rugby vs Ulster Rugby

by Sarah Lennon, 2009-03-31

In the latest of this season's inter-provincial matches Ulster were welcoming back their Grand Slam stars with the exception of the injured Stephen Ferris and Leinster only had Gordon D'Arcy as a returnee from the previous weekend's exploits. The pressure was on Leinster who had seen the gauntlet thrown down by Munster on the Friday. In securing the bonus point against Glasgow Munster had opened an 8 point lead and so it was imperative that Leinster win and if possible secure a bonus point.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Ulster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2009-03-31

After the heights of Ireland's magnificent Grand Slam win last week, it's back down to earth as Leinster face Ulster in the Magners League this Sunday. Yet far from an anti-climax, Leinster fans will actually be glad to be back at the RDS after being away for two months. It promises to be an exciting game as Leinster continue their pursuit of leaders Munster against a team that's come on in leaps and bounds under Matt Williams. As a former Leinster coach, Williams will be dying to put one over on his former players, and as Ulster's sensational win in Munster showed, they are not a team to be under-estimated.
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Match Report: Ospreys vs Leinster Rugby

by Sarah Lennon, 2009-03-09

The teams in second and third place took each other on with both vying to take the top spot at least until Munster's match on Saturday. Leinster fielded a strong team with only one change from the victory over Scarlets a fortnight ago with Jackman replacing Brian Blaney. Leinster were missing only Brian O'Driscoll, Luke Fitzgerald, Rob Kearney and Jamie Heaslip to the national team, while Ospreys were missing a dozen players to the Welsh setup.
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Match Preview: Ospreys vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2009-03-06

It's another week off from the tension of Ireland's Grand Slam campaign, but there'll be no respite for Leinster. Like two weeks ago, they have a trip to Wales and once again it's a vital match in their quest to win back to back Magners League championships. Victory will put them ahead of the second placed Ospreys and will put them top of the table (if only for twenty fours hours with Munster playing the Dragons on Saturday). It's quite a position for Leinster to be in, considering their chances were widely written off after they lost to Glasgow back in October. However they still have to do the business this weekend to capitalise on their recent winning streak.
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