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Match Preview: Edinburgh Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2013-01-03

It wasn't pretty last week but a young team got the win Leinster needed against Connacht to end their losing streak and keep them in touch with the top four. Once again, Glasgow, Munster and the Ospreys, Leinster's closest contenders at the moment, all won but the top two teams, Ulster and Scarlets, both lost. Ulster are still unlikely to be caught at the top but the Scarlets defeat means they are in big danger of slipping down, especially as they have to travel to Ravenhill to face the leaders tomorrow. There's only three points between second placed Scarlets and sixth placed Leinster which shows how competitive the battle for the top four is this season.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Connacht Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2012-12-28

Leinster come into the second Christmas inter-pro desperate for a win. Three defeats in a row simply doesn't sit well and even if they came against two of the form teams in Europe in Clermont and Ulster, Leinster coach Joe Schmidt will be very anxious to get a win to restore morale. Leinster played some good rugby up in Ravenhill but once the scrum started to crumble there was only going to be one winner.
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Match Preview: Ulster Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2012-12-20

Let's be honest, we've been spoiled. Over the last couple of years Leinster have delivered so many big performances when required, especially at home, that maybe we, the supporters, have taken these deeds for granted. After the excellent performance away to Clermont fell just short of a win, Leinster fans were all fully confident that their team would do the business at the Aviva and win and win well.
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Match Preview: ASM Clermont Auvergne vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2012-12-07

Ever since the draw for this season's Heineken Cup was made, this was the game supporters of both ASM and Leinster were looking forward to the most. As with two years ago Leinster and Clermont meet in a double-header that will go a long way towards deciding the winners of the pool. Like then, Leinster will play away first on the Sunday and follow up with the 'Christmas Match' at the Aviva Stadium the following Saturday.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Zebre

by Jim O'Connor, 2012-11-30

Leinster take on Italian side Zebre for this first time on Saturday evening. Leinster come into the game with a spring in their step after results went well for them last weekend. Their 6-0 win in the driving rain and wind of Glasgow won't live long in the memory in terms of the quality of the performance. But it's rare that any team wins pretty over there and Leinster will have been happy with just the win. With the Ospreys and Munster both losing, Leinster moved up to fourth place in the table. With four of the top six playing each other this weekend, (Munster v Glasgow and Scarlets v Ulster), Leinster are in a good position to further move up the table this weekend. To do that though, they'll need to beat Zebre.
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