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Match Preview: Munster Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2011-05-27

"One day like this a year'd see me right" - One Day Like This - Elbow

As the Leinster players lined up to collect their medals and the trophy last weekend, thousands of their fans in the stand sung along to Elbow's anthem. Yes, the fans may well have thought, one day like this a year would indeed see us right. It was a wonderful occasion and an incredible match, featuring one of the greatest comebacks ever seen in rugby.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Ulster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2011-05-12

So Leinster are in endgame mode now with two trophies in their sights and only three games to win to take them both home with them for the summer. With the Heineken Cup final against Northampton coming up next Saturday, it's being a difficult balancing act for Leinster coach Joe Schmidt this week. Leinster's players wouldn't be human if they didn't have one eye on that match, however he's got to keep them focused on the job at hand.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Glasgow Warriors

by Jim O'Connor, 2011-05-05

What an occasion!

Last week Leinster and Toulouse took to the stage of the Aviva stadium like two grizzled old gladiators. They went to war for 80 minutes and when it was all over, the respect between the two teams was palpable and heart-warming. There was no whining from the Toulouse coach and players, just a tip of the hat from one great team to another. Toulouse had given it everything but the better team had won on the day and they were man enough to admit it rather than trying to deflect the blame onto the referee like certain English teams have done this season. Once again, Toulouse showed their class.
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Match Preview: Aironi Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2011-04-22

For the first time in four years, Leinster will play an away match and only those fans lucky enough to have made the trip over will see it. Leinster fans at home will be reduced to relying on updates from the Magners League website and the OLSC twitter feed. It will be an odd experience as in recent years we've become somewhat spoilt in having all our away matches televised. However the failure of Dahlia TV has left Italian rugby without a host broadcaster and there is no-one there to relay the pictures to RTE or TG4.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Ulster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2011-04-15

When the final whistle blew last Saturday, the feeling in the Aviva Stadium was more relief than euphoria. The quarter-final against Leicester was a game Leinster always looked like winning, but there was always a doubt in the mind of home supporters. That doubt was due to the try-scoring chances in the first half that were squandered. There was a horrible feeling throughout that blowing those chances would come back to haunt us. When the Tigers finally broke through with three minutes to go, it felt like that prophecy would come true.
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