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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Newport Gwent Dragons

by Jim O'Connor, 2008-12-02

Irish rugby fans, stung by the sheer dreariness of the Irish international team's autumn series, will doubtless be relieved to get back to supporting their provinces this weekend. League leaders Munster have a tough trip away to the Scarlets, while Connacht and Ulster face off against one another. Leinster face the Dragons at home in a bid to restart a Magners League campaign that has stalled badly. Their form in Europe has been near perfect, with ten points and ten tries from two games. The contrast with the recent Magners league form makes for pretty stark reading though with only two points and no tries in the last three games.
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Match Report: Glasgow Warriors vs Leinster Rugby

by Sarah Lennon, 2008-11-01

The Heineken Cup took a back seat to Magners League duties as Leinster returned to Scotland for a match with Glasgow. Leinster knew that their league campaign had become unravelled in recent weeks with defeats to Connacht and Munster. A strong team was named with the only casualties from the previous week Brian O'Driscoll and Leo Cullen who were injured and van der Linde who was named on the bench. Bernard Jackman was rested with Fogarty in the lineup and Brian Blaney on the bench.
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Match Preview: Glasgow Warriors vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2008-10-23

Last Saturday was probably the proudest day to be a Leinster fan since the Toulouse quarter-final over two years ago. A thirty-point, six tries to one win over the star-ladden English champions. I think it's fair to say most Leinster fans would have taken that at the start of the match. It was a truly fantastic day in which the home crowd really played their part. Leinster now stand in pole position at the top of their pool with maximum points.
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Match Report: Connacht Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Sarah Lennon, 2008-10-09

Leinster travelled to the Sportsgrounds to take on Connacht hoping to banish memories of the previous Sunday's defeat to Munster. Leinster haven't always had it all their own way in Galway, and the previous season's corresponding fixture was a tight affair settled in part from a second half try by Shane Horgan. That match had seen Leinster withstand serious pressure under sever weather conditions, but on this occasion the sun was out. A good omen? Perhaps, but for who!
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Match Preview: Connacht Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2011-08-23

Last weekend's match was set up to be a great occasion for us Leinster fans. There was unprecedented interest in a Magners League game at this early stage of the season. The scramble for tickets was intense, all the more so considering it was a Sunday evening fixture, not a popular time for either set of fans.
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