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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Southern Kings

by Jim O'Connor, 2019-02-21

Well that wasn't the normal game against Italian opposition!

After 20 minutes it was business as usual. Leinster were cruising with a 21 point lead and the watching fans' only fear was trying to retain interest in another facile romp. However, by half-time Leinster's lead had been reduced to two points as Zebre took advantage of some lax defending to score three tries.
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Match Preview: Zebre vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2019-02-21

Three week ago, when Leinster were last in action, Irish rugby was in a much sunnier mood.

Now though it's in a more uncertain place after a bad home defeat by England followed by a scratchy win in Scotland. But for Leinster it's business as usual as they have a three match run over the Six Nations period and they've been fortunate with the teams they're facing as they're three of the lowest placed in the competition.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Scarlets

by Jim O'Connor, 2019-01-24

Leinster completed their task of European qualification with a business-like win over Wasps last weekend. A home quarter-final against Ulster in the Aviva awaits at the end of March and Leinster this week waved goodbye to most of their internationals until then.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Ulster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2019-01-04

Well that wasn't much fun!

Leinster lost only their second league game of the season to Munster after a chaotic first half of crazy indiscipline. Some Leinster fans sought to blame referee Frank Murphy, but while you could argue he was quite forgiving of some of Munster's retaliation, it could and arguably should have been worse for Leinster. Scott Fardy, Rhys Ruddock and Jack Conan could also have been carded and Tadhg Furlong's yellow really should have been a red if we're honest. For a team with only one yellow card all season, it was a remarkable breakdown in discipline and the players need to put their hands up and take responsibility.
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Match Preview: Munster Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2018-12-28

Well that was fun!

In truth Connacht deserved to win that match but it was sweet to snatch it at the death from them in the manner Leinster did. Leinster played poorly for much of the game but when all looked lost they showed the mark of champions again to find a way to win. It was a brilliantly entertaining derby match, in stark contrast to the rather dour encounter between Munster and Ulster the night before. Admittedly the weather was worse but it was a horrible, error ridden affair as a far stronger Ulster team eventually stumbled their way to a win over an under-strength Munster side.
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