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Match Report: Leinster Rugby vs Newport Gwent Dragons

by Sarah Lennon, 2008-12-02

The last time Leinster played Dragons at the RDS it was to clinch the Magners League title. On this occasion however staying in contention for this years trophy was very much on the mind of the home team. Three league defeats and Munster's current form meant there was no room for error.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Newport Gwent Dragons

by Jim O'Connor, 2008-12-02

Irish rugby fans, stung by the sheer dreariness of the Irish international team's autumn series, will doubtless be relieved to get back to supporting their provinces this weekend. League leaders Munster have a tough trip away to the Scarlets, while Connacht and Ulster face off against one another. Leinster face the Dragons at home in a bid to restart a Magners League campaign that has stalled badly. Their form in Europe has been near perfect, with ten points and ten tries from two games. The contrast with the recent Magners league form makes for pretty stark reading though with only two points and no tries in the last three games.
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Match Report: Glasgow Warriors vs Leinster Rugby

by Sarah Lennon, 2008-11-01

The Heineken Cup took a back seat to Magners League duties as Leinster returned to Scotland for a match with Glasgow. Leinster knew that their league campaign had become unravelled in recent weeks with defeats to Connacht and Munster. A strong team was named with the only casualties from the previous week Brian O'Driscoll and Leo Cullen who were injured and van der Linde who was named on the bench. Bernard Jackman was rested with Fogarty in the lineup and Brian Blaney on the bench.
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Match Preview: Glasgow Warriors vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2008-10-23

Last Saturday was probably the proudest day to be a Leinster fan since the Toulouse quarter-final over two years ago. A thirty-point, six tries to one win over the star-ladden English champions. I think it's fair to say most Leinster fans would have taken that at the start of the match. It was a truly fantastic day in which the home crowd really played their part. Leinster now stand in pole position at the top of their pool with maximum points.
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Match Report: Leinster Rugby vs London Wasps

by Sarah Lennon, 2008-10-20

The two winners from week one collided as Leinster welcomed London Wasps to the RDS. Billed in the media as the battle between O'Driscoll and Cipriani but in truth this was just one of the sub plots. The match also saw former Munster men on show for Wasps in Staunton and Reddan, the latter of whom was reportedly close to signing with Leinster in the summer. Leinster were looking to exact revenge for the drubbing they received at the hands of Wasps in the Quarter final stage two seasons ago.
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