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Match Preview: Munster Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2007-11-29

It's the big one! This is the derby that every Leinster and Munster fan looks for first when the Magners Fixture list is announced. Munster v Leinster has always been special but every year the intensity around the fixture seems to increase. And tomorrow's night fixture is so full of drama that it promises to be an explosive battle.
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Match Report: Ospreys vs Leinster Rugby

by Sarah Lennon, 2007-11-27

Leinster were on the road again, this time South Wales and the Magners League were the settings. Wales hasn't been the happiest hunting ground in recent years for Leinster but having already won in Cardiff this season, Leinster were hoping to make it two from two in the Principality.

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Match Preview: Ospreys vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2007-11-22

After the high of the home win over Leicester, Leinster came crashing down to earth with a thumping defeat last Sunday in Toulouse.  Though the glut of injuries to key men was a factor, it was still a desperately disappointing performance.  The tactical advances seemingly made in the Leicester match disappeared into thin air as the Leinster backs reverted to the good old "run it from anywhere and everywhere" plan.  It's hard to recall a Leinster backline knocking on so much ball in one match.  The failure to prevent Toulouse scoring a bonus point was the final indignity.
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Match Report: Leinster Rugby vs Connacht Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2007-11-07

Two late tries from Gordon D'Arcy gave Leinster a twenty point win over Connacht last Friday night. However it was certainly not the comprehensive win the scoreline would suggest. The abrasive Connacht pack made life very difficult for Leinster, with openside Johnny O'Connor causing havoc at the breakdown. Referee Peter Fitzgibbon ruled the offside line very loosely and Connacht took full advantage. After an early miss their Australian out-half Tim Donnelly kicked a penalty to give Connacht the lead.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Connacht Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2007-11-02

After last week's ultimately disappointing draw against Ulster, Leinster face Connacht this Friday hoping to get back on the winning trail. After settling back in last week, the big-name international players in the backline will be hoping to make more of an impression than they did in Ravenhill.
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