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Match Preview: Stade Rochelais vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2021-04-30

Well Munster really, really enjoyed that! Like ... to an almost embarrassing level.

Down to their 4th/5th choices half-backs, Leinster were woefully out-matched in that most crucial area and frankly there would be something seriously wrong with Munster first choice halfbacks if they weren't. Yes the pack and the outside backs named were of a better level and will be disappointed with their performance but if your halfbacks aren't firing, there's only going to be one winner.
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Match Preview: Exeter Chiefs vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2021-04-09

That was a let down!

Leinster Rugby versus RC Toulon was going to kick-off the long Easter weekend and I'm sure I wasn't the only Leinster fan to have made special arrangements to be ready to watch the game at the early 5:30pm kick-off. Instead we had to make do with London Irish versus Cardiff in the Challenge Cup (which did turn out to be a bit of a classic in fairness complete with a late Sean O'Brien cameo). The positive COVID-19 test which led to Toulon effectively conceding the game was unfortunate and it leaves a sour taste in everyone's mouth. It's a horrible way to lose a game but also not a great way to win either. But unfortunately these are the times we're living in and you just hope that the remaining seven fixtures are won and lost on the pitch.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs RC Toulon

by Jim O'Connor, 2021-04-01

That was enjoyable!

It wasn't a perfect performance by any stretch of the imagination but I think both the Leinster players and fans enjoyed that victorious Pro14 final a lot more than the previous three wins over Scarlets, Glasgow and Ulster.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Northampton Saints

by Jim O'Connor, 2020-12-18

Well that was easier than expected.

In fairness if you wanted to draw a big, expensive French team in the first round you'd pick Montpellier. Despite all the money pumped in the club for big name imports in the last six or seven years, they always manage to be less than the sum of their parts.
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Match Preview: Montpellier Herault vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2020-12-11

"You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!"

The Heineken Cup was a beautiful tournament back in the day!

Remember the excitement when the pools were announced in the summer? Trying to get away trips booked before the airlines and hotels hiked up the prices. Working out the form of the opponents in the pool to see what the chances were. The massive crowds, the bad days and then the great days.
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