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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Munster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2019-05-18

Well I suppose we had to lose a European final eventually.

Saracens deserved to win the match but it wasn't an inevitable a win as some in the media reported afterwards. There is a tendency towards self-flagellation and despondency in the Irish sports media which especially comes to fore when Irish teams lose to big English packs. "They're just too big, how can us puny Irish even hope to compete?" is the general gist of it." And yet Leinster did compete, taking the lead and keeping Saracens scoreless for most of the first half.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Saracens

by Jim O'Connor, 2019-05-10

In the unusual environs of Newcastle United's St. James' Park, Leinster bid to make history this Saturday by becoming the first team to win the Heineken Champions Cup for the fifth time.
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Match Preview: Ulster Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2019-04-26

Leinster did the job last week much easier than expected against Toulouse, but it will be a lot tougher against Saracens in Newcastle in two weeks time.

But before that there's a final regular season fixture for Leinster to fulfill and then it's all serious matches from here on in. Perhaps more surprising is that there is nothing on the line either for Ulster. They secured second place in the conference and a home play-off match with a superb 29-7 win away to Edinburgh last time out.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Stade Toulousain

by Jim O'Connor, 2019-05-18

It's another massive game for Leinster at the Aviva stadium as they take on Toulouse looking to make the final for the second year running.

After losing in Toulouse by a point in a thrilling game on a warm and sunny October Sunday, revenge was served cold in January in the RDS. Actually never mind cold, it was bloody freezing as Leinster dominated on their way to a crushing 29-13 win. However the free-spirited Toulouse will find the more open environs of the Aviva Stadium on a warm Easter Sunday a lot more to their liking. Despite that comprehensive defeat their form has still been very good with only Leinster and Toulon beating them in their last 24 games.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Glasgow Warriors

by Jim O'Connor, 2019-04-12

After drawing with Benetton last week, the already qualified Leinster need to fulfill another meaningless fixture for them at home to Glasgow before the big match against Toulouse next week.

Glasgow won't be short of motivation though as they are still fighting for top spot of Conference A against Munster and a guaranteed home semi-final. They are at home to Edinburgh in the final match in two weeks, but given how Munster have sent a considerably weakened team to Benetton tonight a win tomorrow afternoon should clinch top spot for them.
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