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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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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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