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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Cardiff Blues

by Jim O'Connor, 2009-01-09

The next two weeks represents the critical stage of Leinster's season. By the afternoon of Sunday the 25th they could be looking forward to a Heineken Cup Quarter-final while enjoying a position in the top two of the Magners League table. On the other hand, should results go another way, they could be out of Europe at the group stages for the second season running and stuck in the middle of the Magners table. The results of the next three matches against Cardiff, Wasps and Edinburgh will not only define their season, they could also define the Leinster career of coach Michael Cheika!
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Match Report: Leinster Rugby vs Connacht Rugby

by Sarah Lennon, 2009-01-06

Leinster took on Connacht with a modicum of revenge in mind. In October they had suffered defeat at the Sportsgrounds to their Western counterparts by an agonising single point. On that night Michael Cheika had elected to rest a lot of his bigger name players, and this time around there was again a slightly experimental look to the team.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Connacht Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2009-01-02

Leinster begin the new year with revenge on their mind! Their minds will recall an unexpectedly balmy evening in Galway three months ago. With the Heineken Cup starting six days later in Edinburgh, coach Michael Chieka had taken a chance on resting a number of key men. This backfired though as Connacht battled to a deserved 19-18 win.

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Match Report: Ulster Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Sarah Lennon, 2008-12-28

What price the draw? The previous meetings of these two teams in Belfast had ended in stalemate, with Leinster marginally the less satisfied on the two occasions.
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Match Report: Leinster Rugby vs Newport Gwent Dragons

by Sarah Lennon, 2008-12-02

The last time Leinster played Dragons at the RDS it was to clinch the Magners League title. On this occasion however staying in contention for this years trophy was very much on the mind of the home team. Three league defeats and Munster's current form meant there was no room for error.
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