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Match Report: Edinburgh Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Sarah Lennon, 2009-04-21

They say that familiarity breeds contempt. There's an argument that Leinster and Edinburgh must be truly sick of the sight of each other having played each other about a dozen times in the last three years. Having said all that there was an unfamiliar look to this Leinster team as most of the previous week's XV were given the weekend off. With Munster so far ahead in the league it seemed that the sole focus of the Leinster management was on the upcoming HEC semi final.
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Match Preview: Edinburgh Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2009-04-16

Leinster meet Edinburgh for the twelfth time in just three seasons on Friday night. Twelve times in three seasons for God's sake!!!! One thing both teams will be praying for is that they aren't drawn together in the Heineken Cup next season. They must be sick of the sight of one another at this stage but if it's any consolation to the players, it's even worse for the poor souls who have to write match previews and try to think of fresh things to say about the merits of Edinburgh.
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Match Report: Harlequins vs Leinster Rugby

by Sarah Lennon, 2009-04-16

Ah Easter Sunday famous for (besides the eggs) resurrection. Following the previous weekend's defeat to Munster, Leinster may have perhaps felt crucified, in particular Felipe Contepomi. Leinster had a genuine chance to atone against a team sitting proudly in second in the Premiership but knew that defeat would surely see their season over.
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Match Preview: Harlequins vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2009-04-15

Leinster are staring into the abyss this weekend. A win and there's a semi-final to look forward to, but a defeat will effectively end their season. Munster are now in a commanding position to win the Magners League following their victory in Thomond Park last week. Once again Leinster started promisingly in that match but were worn down by Munster's brutal defense and their own self-inflicted errors.


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Match Report: Munster Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Sarah Lennon, 2011-08-24

This was it then for Leinster. If the team wanted to retain its league crown there could be no mistake, a win was vital. There must have been a modicum of revenge in mind as well following the drubbing received at the hands of Munster at the RDS. Both sides saw players return from the Grand Slam winning team, but for Leinster there was the blow that O'Driscoll and Fitzgerald were both ruled out with injury.
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