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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Saracens

by Jim O'Connor, 2020-09-18

This is the game!

This is the game Leinster have been waiting for ever since they lost last year's final to Saracens. The game they knew they'd more than likely have to win in order to win back the trophy. What they couldn't have imagined then was how drastically Saracens circumstances would have changed in the intervening sixteen months since that day in Newcastle.
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Match Preview: Benetton Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2020-01-17

Leinster face a trip to Italy for the third time this season. They are looking to seal top seed in the standings for the knock-out stages for the second time in three seasons.

It's worth remembering that both of those previous trips to Italy were actually narrow wins. There was the roller-coaster of a 32-27 win in the first game of the season in Benetton. It could haven't been more different to the dire 3-0 slog of a win in Zebre.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Lyon OU

by Jim O'Connor, 2020-01-10

The final two rounds of the European pool games in January normally set the pulse racing.

Fans are sweating over qualification and working out the permutations from the other pools to see if there is any way to get through. The fans of Ulster, Munster and Connacht face a potentially tense but exhilarating two weeks.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Northampton Saints

by Jim O'Connor, 2020-01-03

Sorry RDS, but can we play in Franklin's Gardens every week?

Leinster's average score on their last three visits is now 40 points even. In fairness to the Saints, the game was far more competitive than the score suggested. It was actually touch and go at half-time with Leinster only leading by three points despite scoring three tries to one. The first half had actually been a wonderfully entertaining game of rugby but it was possibly a little too loose from Leinster at times.
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Match Preview: Northampton Saints vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2019-12-06

Last week's win in Glasgow was one of the most satisfying in years.

The Leinster team selected were up against it facing a much stronger looking Glasgow team on paper. They also lost a man to the bin early and conceded two tries to a lost member of the Levellers who was playing at full back for some strange reason. And yet Glasgow never scored again and Cian Kelleher scored two smartly taken tries to take the lead.
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