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Match Report: Benetton Treviso vs Leinster Rugby

by Patrick Fennelly, 2010-09-20

Matters just seem to get worse for Leinster and their new coach Joe Schmidt. Being able to claim a few scalps while away from home against those considered to be 'lesser' sides was the bread and butter of Cheika's reign. However, Leinster have now lost away to both Glasgow and new boys Treviso in what is definitely a worrying start to the season.
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Match Preview: Benetton Treviso vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2010-09-20

This Saturday, Leinster travel to Italy to take on Benetton Treviso. This is the first time they'll meet Italian opposition in the Magners League after Treviso and Aironi joined this season. Both teams have already posted performances that suggest they won't be pushovers, especially at home. The main reason behind the Italians joining the league is to help them develop at international level by having a better standard of regular club rugby. It's also hopeful that having the Italians in will bring a new dimension and a broader audience to the league.


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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Cardiff Blues

by Jim O'Connor, 2011-03-24

Leinster take on Cardiff in their first home match of the season tomorrow evening at the RDS. This is Leinster's only home match in September and they'll be desperate for a win to get the Joe Schmidt era going. After Benetton Treviso's win at home to the Scarlets last week, next week's trip there looks a lot more tricky and the following week they've another tough trip to Edinburgh. So it's vital that they get a win tomorrow to give them some momentum.
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Match Preview: Glasgow Warriors vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2010-09-03

Leinster start their Magners League campaign tonight in Glasgow. Leinster haven't won in Firhill for the last four seasons so it's not an easy place for Joe Schmidt to go to for his first competitive match in charge. The two pre-season matches against Wasps and Leicester were both heavy defeats but it would be wrong to read too much into the results given the strengths of the respective line-ups. Tonight though, the serious business begins.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Ospreys

by Jim O'Connor, 2010-05-29

When the Magners League announced that they were introducing play-offs, they must have been hoping for a first Grand Final like tomorrow with first versus second and two star-studded teams to boot. Both teams have two titles to their names and will want to be the first to complete the hat-trick. Leinster come into the game full of confidence after their excellent semi-final win over Munster two weeks ago. However they will be very wary of an Ospreys team that is packed with talent and who very much have a point to prove.
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