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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Ospreys

by Jim O'Connor, 2008-09-19

The Magners League has traditionally awoken from its' summer slumber like a grouchy, arthritic old man. It didn't want to be rushed, it wanted to stretch it's legs a little, have a cup of tea and a general dodder about before getting going. This was in a large part due to the Irish management teams' policy of slowly drip-feeding the internationals back in the provincial teams. So September was pretty much a month of development teams with sprinkling of internationals and the quality of the rugby wasn't great.
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Match Report: Leinster Rugby vs Edinburgh Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2008-09-15

Leinster crushed a weakened Edinburgh team 52-6 on a balmy Friday evening in the RDS. It was a cagey enough start as both teams got the measure of each other. Edinburgh were testing the Leinster defence but it held firm, a marked improvement on the previous week.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Edinburgh Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2008-09-12

Ah...Edinburgh! For most Irish people Edinburgh represents a city of great beauty, a place of great culture, the heart of the Scottish government or just a fine place to socialise for a weekend. For a certain subculture of Irish people however, Edinburgh represents nothing but misery, frustration and failure. In fact, it has been renamed "F***ing Edinburgh" by many of these fans; e.g. "Remember Leinster were going so well that season and then we went to f***ing Edinburgh!"
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Match Report: Cardiff Blues vs Leinster Rugby

by Sarah Lennon, 2008-09-08

At last the waiting was over and the new rugby season began as the previous seasons top two went head to head at the Arms Park. There was a settled look to the Cardiff team with the major change being the assumption of the captaincy by the ginger Kiwi Paul Tito. Leinster had a new look to them however with new signing Isa Nacewa in at full back, Cameron Jowitt benefiting from a good pre-season by being selected in the back row, and Ronnie McCormack appearing in the front row after a bad time with injuries.
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Match Preview: Cardiff Blues vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2011-08-23

After a long, (not so) hot summer, Leinster fans can finally get their teeth into some competitive action again. There's been a lot of excitement during the summer on the transfer front particularly with the signings of world-class internationals Rocky Elsom and CJ van der Linde. However the capture of Isa Nacewa, though less heralded, may prove to be the pick of the bunch.
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