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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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Match Report: Munster Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Yvonne Kelly, 2011-04-04

Form goes out the window in derbies and in none more so than those between inter-provincial rivals Leinster and Munster. So often we hear that it's down to whoever wants it more. Looking at the league table it would seem that should have been Leinster. We're fighting it out with Ulster, Ospreys and Cardiff for the three remaining top four places - with Munster already looking good for the top spot.
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Match Preview: Munster Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2011-04-01

For the third season in a row, in a fixture specifically requested by the IRFU, Leinster and Munster meet in April, the week before the knock-out stages of European competition commence. It's a savvy piece of scheduling by the blazers, as this match is the closest thing the Magners League has to offer in terms of European intensity. Both teams have done well out of the arrangement in the last two seasons, both winning their respective quarter-finals the following week; Munster beating Ospreys and Northamption, Leinster beating Harlequins and Clermont.
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