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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Glasgow Warriors

by Jim O'Connor, 2009-04-28

If the Magners league wasn't already lost after Leinster's defeat to Munster, the away defeat to Edinburgh last Friday was the final nail in the coffin for their hopes to defend their crown. A second string team were up against it, but it was still disappointing to see the manner in which they conceded three tries in the first twenty minutes. In fairness, they recovered to keep the score respectable and there were solid contributions from youngsters like Sean O'Brien, Paul O'Donohue and Fergus McFadden. But for a number of squad players it may herald the beginning of the end of their Leinster careers.
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Match Report: Edinburgh Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Sarah Lennon, 2009-04-21

They say that familiarity breeds contempt. There's an argument that Leinster and Edinburgh must be truly sick of the sight of each other having played each other about a dozen times in the last three years. Having said all that there was an unfamiliar look to this Leinster team as most of the previous week's XV were given the weekend off. With Munster so far ahead in the league it seemed that the sole focus of the Leinster management was on the upcoming HEC semi final.
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Match Preview: Edinburgh Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2009-04-16

Leinster meet Edinburgh for the twelfth time in just three seasons on Friday night. Twelve times in three seasons for God's sake!!!! One thing both teams will be praying for is that they aren't drawn together in the Heineken Cup next season. They must be sick of the sight of one another at this stage but if it's any consolation to the players, it's even worse for the poor souls who have to write match previews and try to think of fresh things to say about the merits of Edinburgh.
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Match Report: Munster Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Sarah Lennon, 2011-08-24

This was it then for Leinster. If the team wanted to retain its league crown there could be no mistake, a win was vital. There must have been a modicum of revenge in mind as well following the drubbing received at the hands of Munster at the RDS. Both sides saw players return from the Grand Slam winning team, but for Leinster there was the blow that O'Driscoll and Fitzgerald were both ruled out with injury.
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Match Preview: Munster Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2009-04-10

It's now or never for Leinster. A victory tomorrow won't necessarily win them the Magners League but a defeat will almost certainly mean their crown would be gone. If they lose they'll need Munster to slip up twice in their run-in, and with three of their last four games at home they're unlikely to do that. So if Leinster want to stay in the championship race, they have to win pure and simple.
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