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Match Preview: Llanelli Scarlets vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2008-03-28

It's a massive game for Leinster tomorrow evening against second placed Scarlets. Games between Leinster and Llanelli are generally great for the neutrals, with a remarkable 26 tries scored in the last three meetings between the sides. Whether we'll see such a free-scoring game this time is debatable, given the harsh weather forecast, but either way it'll be a vital game for both teams.
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Match Report: Leinster Rugby vs Glasgow Warriors

by Sarah Lennon, 2008-03-25

It was back to the bread and butter for Leinster, in particular their international players. Leinster knew that their eight point gap at the top was not enough with crunch games ahead and that an emphatic was needed. Shane Horgan in particular was looking to mark the signing of his new two-year contract with a big performance.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Glasgow Warriors

by Jim O'Connor, 2008-03-20

Once again Leinster fans return to the Magners League looking for some cheer after another disappointing international campaign from Ireland. The Magners is the only show in town from here on in and Leinster have six games in which to secure the title for the first time since the inaugural season. First up is Glasgow in the RDS tomorrow evening.
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Match Report: Connacht Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Sarah Lennon, 2008-03-03

The Sportsground in Galway was the setting for a wind and rain lashed match. Both sides had a lot to play for, Leinster knew that a win would help extend their lead at the top of the Magners League and Connacht had to pick up points to maintain a chance of reaching next year's Heineken Cup.
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Match Preview: Connacht Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2008-02-28

Leinster resume their Magners League challenge with a tough away trip to Connacht. On the face of it, it's top of the table against bottom and should be a routine win for Leinster. However that doesn't take account of the fact that it's an inter-provincial derby. Though Leinster have generally beaten Connacht over the last five seasons, it's never been easy and there's rarely been more than a score in it. Even when Leinster seem to have won handily, the scores haven't really reflected the games. Last season at the Sportsground two late tries gave Leinster a flattering 31-16 win, but that didn't reflect how tight the game was right up until the last few minutes. Similarly at the home match this season, two late Gordon D'Arcy tries gave Leinster a twenty point winning margin which in no way told the story of the match. So while Leinster will travel with the confidence of league leaders, they will know to expect a hard-fought battle.
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