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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Newport Gwent Dragons

by Jim O'Connor, 2012-09-07

It's Leinster versus Dragons and as usual it's a top versus bottom in the table clash. However the teams aren't in their normal positions as the Dragons had the biggest win of the opening weekend and stand top of the table. It took Ian Madigan's last minute try to save Leinster from the ignominy of the heaviest defeat of the opening weekend and only Zebre, the team who the Dragons hammered, are below them.
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A bird's eye view from the terrace: The Cat and the uni-cycle

by Yvonne Kelly, 2012-09-05

Only one away trip can lead to an illuminating two word text two days later of the class of 'Flashback. Unicycle.'. Yes folks it was the annual Leinsterfans expedition to Llanelli and all the usual insanity that involves.
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Match Preview: Scarlets vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2012-08-31

Those damn Ospreys!!!

Leinster had their most successful season ever last term. They won the most games, lost only four all season and retained the Heineken Cup after going unbeaten throughout that competition. Yet, the season finished on something of a sour note as the Ospreys beat them in a thrilling Pro12 final in the RDS. The Leinster players were devastated at the final whistle, giving the lie to the current English propaganda about Irish teams not caring about their league.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Ospreys

by Jim O'Connor, 2012-05-26

Having watched their team become Heineken Cup Champions for the third time in four years, Leinster fans are in dreamland at the moment. Back in December 2007, when Leinster had just been knocked out of the pool stages by Edinburgh at Murrayfield after a truly awful display, talk of winning one trophy seemed delusional, let alone three less than five years later. Back then the likes of Michael Cheika, Leo Cullen and Brian O'Driscoll were utterly sick of the tag of the boys who played pretty rugby but always bottled it when it really mattered.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Glasgow Warriors

by Jim O'Connor, 2012-05-11

After the heroics of Bordeaux, Joe Schmidt had the luxury of being able to change his entire starting fifteen for the trip to Newport to play the Dragons last week. The fixture was pretty much meaningless as Leinster would finish top of the league regardless. However Schmidt would still have been delighted that his young team were able to win at a tough venue like Rodney Parade. It meant Leinster finished off their regular season with their best ever record of 18 wins, 1 draw and just 3 defeats.
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