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Match Report: Leinster Rugby vs Glasgow Warriors

by Eugene Canavan, 2011-09-19

On a historic day for Irish rugby it was disappointment for Leinster whose undefeated home record of 28 games in all competitions came to an end. History was also made for Glasgow who at the 13thattempt defeated Leinster 23-19 on home soil for the very first time. With Leinster making up half the Irish squad, and providing 9 out of the 15 starters in the game against Australia, perhaps something had to give. Still, spoilt as we are under the Cheika and Joe Schmidt eras, Leinster fans hoped that the elation of seeing Ireland beat Australia for the first time in a world cup, bridging a gap of more than 30 years since we last beat them in the southern hemisphere could be backed up with a home win over Glasgow on Saturday night.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Glasgow Warriors

by Jim O'Connor, 2011-09-16

That was more like it!

Okay, Leinster's win last week over the Dragons was far from perfect but after the dismal display against the Ospreys in week one, a 21 point win with three marvellous tries was quite satisfactory. True, there were still issues. There were once again problems with the lineout and the breakdown still wasn't up to standard either. Leinster played in patches and their defensive intensity wasn't as high as it should be, as we saw when they switched off for the Dragons' breakaway try.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Newport Gwent Dragons

by Jim O'Connor, 2011-09-08

Well that wasn't what we were expecting!

Leinster find themselves in the unusual position of being bottom of the table looking up at the rest of the Pro 12. Hey, it's only after one game so there's no need for panic but it's still slightly embarrassing for the European Champions. To lose away to the Ospreys is of course no disgrace but it was the manner of the performance that was truly shocking. Leinster were simply blown away in the first half to trail 27-3. They rallied somewhat in the second half to at least deny the Ospreys any more scores.
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Match Preview: Ospreys vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2011-09-01

Leinster kick off their Magners Lea...eh sorry, let's start that again.

Leinster kick off their RaboBank Pro 12 (quite the mouthful that) campaign against the Ospreys in Swansea on Friday evening.
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Match Report: Leinster Rugby vs Munster Rugby

by Patrick Fennelly, 2011-05-31

Leinster fell just short of completing a historic double in Thomond park yesterday, but will hold their heads high as Champions of Europe.

Fatigue was suggested, and seen, to be an issue in yesterday's game. It's been a long, hard season for the men in Blue, who battled through the best of Europe to reach their second Heineken Cup in three years. Newly crowned English champs Saracens fell to Leinster home and away in the pool stages of the competition. Runners up Leicester too fell in Lansdowne Road in the knock out stages. Three of the final four in the French Top 14, Toulouse and Clermont and Racing Metro, suffered defeat in Dublin. It's no surprise then, that bodies were battered and bruised coming into yesterday's final.


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