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Review: Blood, Sweat & Beers

by Jim O'Connor, 2008-06-17

The 2007/08 season will always be a memorable one for Leinster fans. This was the season when they finally added some silverware to their trophy cabinet after six years of near things. It was a season of terrific highs (beating Leicester and Toulouse at home, doing the double over Munster) and crushing lows (a record hammering at home to Llanelli and losing away to Edinburgh, twice!). Yet it could be that this will be the season that fans look back on as a watershed, because it was the year that we finally found a pack that could stand up and grind out a win with the best of them.
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Match Preview: Newport Gwent Dragons vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2008-05-08

Is it over already? It doesn't seem eight months ago that Leinster welcomed Edinburgh to the redeveloped RDS for the first match of the season. Twenty five games later, we're looking at the final match of what has been ultimately a successful season. There were bad times obviously with the Heineken Cup exit at the Group stages. But the way the squad regrouped and won the Magners League showed a focus and consistency not seen in previous seasons. Leinster fans are already looking forward to next season with genuine belief and confidence in the squad.
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Match Report: Leinster Rugby vs Newport Gwent Dragons

by Sarah Lennon, 2008-05-06

Following Cardiff's win against Connacht on Friday night, Leinster went into this game knowing that they would have to do it themselves or at least clinch a bonus point in order to secure the Magners League title. There was a carnival atmosphere at the RDS, however it was tinged in the sadness that accompanied the departure of Keith Gleeson and Ollie le Roux, both of whom were off to sunnier climes.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Newport Gwent Dragons

by Jim O'Connor, 2008-05-02

Leinster have one hand on the Magners League trophy now. A win on Saturday evening against the Dragons will definitely secure them their first trophy since they won the inaugural Celtic League six seasons ago. Indeed, they may even start the match as champions if Cardiff fail to beat Connacht this evening. Either way, Leinster will be determined to win their final home game of the season and put on a display for the big crowd.
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Match Report: Edinburgh Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Sarah Lennon, 2008-04-21

So it was Edinburgh. Again! Leinster welcomed back Brian O'Driscoll from injury but Leo Cullen retained the captaincy. Leinster arrived in the Scottish capital in touching distance of the Magners League title but with a bonus point win the requirement it seemed an unlikely target.
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