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# leinster-rugby - Today’s News

‘A couple of big personalities are coming back’ – Fanning delighted to see return of Leinster’s wounded

Jordi Murphy and Dave Kearney were back last weekend, and others are expected to be available in the near future.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 24 November, 2014

Here’s every try scored in the Pro12 this weekend while you were glued to the autumn tests

Munster, Connacht and Ulster all won while Leinster picked up a draw.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 23 November, 2014

Fanning scores twice as O’Connor’s Leinster struggle to draw in Treviso

Jimmy Gopperth had a last-gasp chance to win the game with a drop goal from 22 metres out.

Overshadowing international Tests no distraction for Reid and Leinster this year

This time last year, Leinster were in Treviso while Ireland took on the All Blacks.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 21 November, 2014

Dave Kearney and Jordi Murphy return from lengthy injury lay-off to face Treviso

Luke Fitzgerald has been moved into midfield for the trip to Italy.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 20 November, 2014

‘He used to give me daggers from the bench’ – Cheika on Sexton’s rise from sub to star

Sexton broke into the Leinster team while Michael Cheika was in charge.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 17 November, 2014

There was a nice Leinster reunion between Michael Cheika and Leo Cullen earlier

Cheiks was back at his old stomping ground with the Australian team.

Leinster sign an Irish international on loan to cover the front row

Young prop Ed Byrne was the latest Leinster player to be ruled out with injury.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Guy Easterby explains how Leinster use rugby technology to stay ahead of the pack

Leinster’s team manager was speaking at the Sport Summit stage at the Web Summit in Dublin today.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Leinster’s Te’o sidelined for six weeks after undergoing surgery on broken arm

The centre came off 19 minutes into his debut on Friday night.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 1 November, 2014

‘I believe I’m up there with any back row in the country’ – Dominic Ryan is really backing himself

The Leinster flanker has made the most of his increased game time this season.

5 talking points after Leinster get a bonus point win over Edinburgh

Leinster had too much quality for the visitors at the RDS.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 31 October, 2014

‘I’m not a doctor but it doesn’t look great’ – Leinster suffer Te’o setback

Also, Matt O’Connor was also full of praise for the performance of Tadhg Furlong.

As it happened: Leinster vs Edinburgh, Guinness Pro12

All eyes are on Ben Te’o as he wears the famous 13 jersey for the first time.

We’ll Leave It There So: Rooney’s fitness update, Schmidt’s plans for 13 & all today’s sport

Meanwhile David Silva’s been ruled out for City, and Ben Te’o dons Drico’s Leinster jersey for the first time.

Pick Six: Shane Jennings v – NFL week 9 NFL

Pick Six: Shane Jennings v – NFL week 9

We’ve asked the Leinster and Ireland player to call six of this week’s NFL games.


Leinster have turned a corner after three successive victories, insists O’Connor

International commitments may have limited his hand but the Leinster coach is confident of avoiding a Halloween scare against Edinburgh.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Jack Conan could be natural successor to Heaslip at number eight — Kevin McLaughlin

The 22-year-old will make his third start for Leinster at the RDS tomorrow night.

‘The breakdown is about hitting people’: Leinster asking Ben Te’o to keep things simple

The province’s new signing from rugby league is relishing the chance to smash his way through rucks against Edinburgh tomorrow.

Ben Te’o to wear Leinster’s iconic #13 on his senior debut tomorrow

Coach Matt O’Connor makes eight changes from the side which won in Castres last weekend.

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Murphy, McFadden and Kearney all back in training for Leinster

But it’s not clear if they’ll be fit to play this weekend.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

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Jamie Heaslip only managed to name 17 of his team-mates (including himself)

In fairness, it’s tough when you’re put on the spot.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 27 October, 2014’s Irish XV of the second Champions Cup weekend

Munster are well represented after their comprehensive win over Saracens.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 26 October, 2014

5 talking points after Leinster eke out a win away to Castres

It was tough and it was tight but Leinster just about left France with four points.

Heaslip: Mistakes killed us – but we proved we’re able to grind out the win

Leinster captain happy to leave France with four points after a testing afternoon.

Madigan kicks 21 points to help Leinster overcome stubborn Castres

The centre kicked seven penalties to bring his side a second win from two European outings this season.

As it happened: Castres vs Leinster, Champions Cup

Can Matt O’Connor’s men make it two wins from two?

DJ Carey and a wheelchair: Leinster’s first European Cup win in France was eventful

12 years ago, Leinster achieved an important European milestone.

100 not out: Gordon D’Arcy’s career in numbers to mark a century of European caps

D’Arcy has been wearing Leinster blue since just after his Leaving Cert.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 24 October, 2014

31 first world problems of a modern Irish sports fan

Having to take the cap off your bottles in stadia and more struggles of the sporting classes.

Ben Te’o will make his Leinster debut for the A team this weekend

The Australian centre will get his first run out against Carmarthen Quins.

Luke Fitzgerald named for his first Leinster start in almost seven months

Matt O’Connor makes three changes for Sunday’s Champions Cup clash with Castres.

Ruddock aiming to shut down Diarra when Leinster renew rivalry with Castres

The Castres back row thrived even as a marked man when the sides last met.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

O’Driscoll thinks ‘Lunster’ fans showed a ‘lack of loyalty’

O’Driscoll also spoke to RTE about Michael Cheika’s influence and ROG vs Sexton.

‘Just catch it or Matt will kill me’ – Fanning happy with brace but stresses team effort

Darragh Fanning enjoyed a prolific European debut, but credited the win to his pack.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 20 October, 2014

Fire and Ice: Cheika vs Schmidt at the Aviva would remind us of the differences between them

Cheika got Leinster to realise their potential but Schmidt helped them exceed it.

Former Leinster boss Cheika agrees to coach Wallabies – report

Could we be set for Cheika v Schmidt in Dublin next month?

‘We were lucky’ – Man of the match Heaslip wants more from Leinster

The Ireland No. 8 gave an open and accurate analysis of his side’s performance at the RDS.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Error count a concern but O’Connor pleased with Leinster’s second half

The Australian head coach was enthused by the performances of Darragh Fanning and the back row.

Heaslip drives Leinster to Champions Cup victory over plucky Wasps

Matt O’Connor’s side picked up all four points at the RDS as Darragh Fanning scored two tries.

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