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Match Preview: Glasgow Warriors vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2013-09-19

It was going to plan and we would have gotten away with it too if it wasn't for those pesky Ospreys!! - Matt O'Connor

Okay, Matt O'Connor may not have said that exactly, as he isn't a Scooby Doo villain, but it does pretty much capture the gist of his frustration last week. After an opening day bonus point win away to Scarlets, Leinster looked to be on their way to another comfortable win when Jimmy Gopperth sailed through the Ospreys defence to set Dave Kearney up for a try that can only be described as sumptuous. Though it only put Leinster 10-3 up, the very manner in which it was scored would have caused most Pro12 teams to drop their heads and bow to Leinster's superior skill set. If it was the Scarlets, Blues or Dragons they would have collapsed, but the Ospreys, damn them, are made of different stuff.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Ospreys

by Jim O'Connor, 2013-09-13

As starts go, new Leinster coach Matt O'Connor couldn't have wished for a better one. With Leinster's abysmal recent opening day record, things appeared to be going the normal route when the Scarlets took a 13-0 lead after 20 minutes. However Leinster scrambled well in the first half to only be six points behind at half time. Then in the second half, they upped the pace and blew the Scarlets away with a mixture of power, pace and skill to run out 23 point winners with a four-try bonus point to boot.
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Match Preview: Scarlets vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Conor, 2013-09-05

Matt O'Connor has arguably the toughest job in European rugby this season.

He's got a hard act to follow in Leinster's last two head coaches Michael Cheika and Joe Schmidt. His fellow Australian Cheika changed the whole culture of Leinster and brought home that precious first Heineken Cup. Cheika's replacement Schmidt built on the foundations laid down and added in a fair bit of style as Leinster conquered Europe twice more, playing rugby that had rugby fans all over the world purring in approval.
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Match Preview: Ulster Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2013-05-25

This is it.

No excuses, no ifs and buts.

Leinster simply HAVE to win this game tomorrow.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Glasgow Warriors

by Jim O'Connor, 2013-05-17

Well now we know that, whatever happens, Leinster won't need to leave the RDS for the rest of the season. It makes a change from expensive end of season trips I guess. Three wins from the next three games will bring two trophies and make up at least partially for the early exit from the Heineken Cup. However that's easier said than done, especially in the Pro12 play-offs. Even though Leinster will be desperate to finally lay their Grand Final bogey to rest after three consecutive defeats, Ulster, Scarlets and Glasgow will have their own designs on the trophy.
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