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Match Preview: Wasps vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2019-01-18

That was the sort of match that makes you glad you're a Leinster fan!

Leinster players, coaches and fans all went into last week's match with some genuine trepidation on the back of the myriad injuries and Toulouse's recent fine form. It was a rare feeling to be going into a home match with a genuine flutter of nerves in the belly but it made for a great atmosphere as the RDS was packed well before kick-off. But Leinster deployed the perfect gameplan battering the Toulouse pack into submission and denying their dangerous backs any decent ball. By the end they had earned a bonus point win and left Toulouse knowing they've still a long way to go before they can be champions.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Stade Toulousain

by Jim O'Connor, 2019-01-11

This is it, the biggest game of the season so far!

Ever since Leinster lost in Toulouse on a Sunday afternoon in October this is the game we've been waiting for. That day Toulouse seemed to rediscover the spirit of their great sides of the 90's and 00's. They played some great rugby and scored some dazzling tries. They were deserved winners and yet Leinster really should have won that game. They survived the bad start to put themselves in a winning position but an unfortunate intercept tilted the game back to Toulouse. For the supporters who were there, the general agreement was that Leinster would stuff them when we got them back at the RDS in January.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Bath Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2018-12-14

Well it turned out to be a grind alright.

A determined performance from Bath combined with some wet and very windy playing conditions made for a tough assignment for Leinster last week. But though they were far from their best, Leinster found a way to win and they should be much better this week for the tough hit-out.
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Match Preview: Bath Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2018-12-07

Leinster resume action in Europe this weekend with a degree of anxiousness.

When they began their European campaign against Wasps it was noticeable how few injuries they had and they put in a masterclass performance. However after the defeat the following week against Toulouse and with the injuries now a lot more numerous the match away to Bath is a more nervy prospect than it might have been.
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Match Preview: Stade Toulousain v Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2018-10-20

Leinster were on fire last weekend as they demolished Wasps in style running in eight tries in front of a giddy RDS crowd.

The first half was a touch scrappy but Leinster did their now classic trick of scoring just before and after half time and from then on they were cruising as Wasps capitulated. Admittedly Wasps were missing some key men but there was still enough quality on the pitch to put up a better fight than that. However despite all the garlands thrown their way, Leo Cullen was quick to downplay expectations and focus on what his team needed to improve on ahead of Sunday's visit to Toulouse, a place Leinster have only won once in five attempts.
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