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Match Report: Cardiff Blues vs Leinster Rugby

by Sarah Lennon, 2008-09-08

At last the waiting was over and the new rugby season began as the previous seasons top two went head to head at the Arms Park. There was a settled look to the Cardiff team with the major change being the assumption of the captaincy by the ginger Kiwi Paul Tito. Leinster had a new look to them however with new signing Isa Nacewa in at full back, Cameron Jowitt benefiting from a good pre-season by being selected in the back row, and Ronnie McCormack appearing in the front row after a bad time with injuries.
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Match Preview: Cardiff Blues vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2011-08-23

After a long, (not so) hot summer, Leinster fans can finally get their teeth into some competitive action again. There's been a lot of excitement during the summer on the transfer front particularly with the signings of world-class internationals Rocky Elsom and CJ van der Linde. However the capture of Isa Nacewa, though less heralded, may prove to be the pick of the bunch.
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Match Preview: Newport Gwent Dragons vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2008-05-08

Is it over already? It doesn't seem eight months ago that Leinster welcomed Edinburgh to the redeveloped RDS for the first match of the season. Twenty five games later, we're looking at the final match of what has been ultimately a successful season. There were bad times obviously with the Heineken Cup exit at the Group stages. But the way the squad regrouped and won the Magners League showed a focus and consistency not seen in previous seasons. Leinster fans are already looking forward to next season with genuine belief and confidence in the squad.
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Match Report: Leinster Rugby vs Newport Gwent Dragons

by Sarah Lennon, 2008-05-06

Following Cardiff's win against Connacht on Friday night, Leinster went into this game knowing that they would have to do it themselves or at least clinch a bonus point in order to secure the Magners League title. There was a carnival atmosphere at the RDS, however it was tinged in the sadness that accompanied the departure of Keith Gleeson and Ollie le Roux, both of whom were off to sunnier climes.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Newport Gwent Dragons

by Jim O'Connor, 2008-05-02

Leinster have one hand on the Magners League trophy now. A win on Saturday evening against the Dragons will definitely secure them their first trophy since they won the inaugural Celtic League six seasons ago. Indeed, they may even start the match as champions if Cardiff fail to beat Connacht this evening. Either way, Leinster will be determined to win their final home game of the season and put on a display for the big crowd.
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