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Match Preview: Glasgow Warriors vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2019-05-24

Another final, another soccer stadium.

This time it's Celtic Park in Glasgow where Leinster will be hosted in the home town of the Warriors, looking to make back to back Pro14 titles. In truth Leinster probably need to win for the season to be judged a success after the high of the double last season.
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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: 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 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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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Benetton Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2019-04-05

Leinster progressed to the semi finals of the Champions Cup last week but Ulster made it a lot tougher than expected.

Ulster brought a surprising physicality to the mix, especially in defence and they deserve great credit for pushing Leinster to the wire. But when it mattered Leinster still had the nous and ability to get themselves over the line. Sadly the game also featured a horrendous injury to Dan Leavy and it's a devastating blow for a player who's never had much luck. It's also a big blow to Leinster and Ireland too at the World Cup.
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