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#Leinster

# leinster-rugby - Today’s News

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.

Rory McIlroy might have just switched his allegiances…….his rugby allegiances

Make up your mind Rory, is it Ulster or Leinster?

As it happened: Leinster v Wasps, Champions Cup

Matt O’Connor’s side were hoping to find their best form as the ambitious Premiership outfit visited the RDS.

‘If it’s on, we will play’ – Leinster looking to find next gear against Wasps

Head coach Matt O’Connor is hopeful that his players hit the right emotional pitch at the RDS.

‘We call it ‘The Fear Email” – Even on their holidays, Leinster players are on the clock

Flanker Kevin McLaughlin tells us what goes into his job away from the pitch.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Lineout struggles, backline combinations and 3 other talking points after Ulster vs Leicester

Also, Ulster could really benefit from denying Leicester a bonus point.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 17 October, 2014

No place for Te’o as Leinster ring the changes ahead of Champions Cup debut

There are five changes to the pack for Matt O’Connor’s men.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 16 October, 2014

The aristocrats and the mercenaries: Here’s every cliché you’ll need for the Champions Cup

Munster have a chip on their shoulder and Toulouse are the aristocrats.

Wasps flanker says he can’t name a single Leinster player

‘I heard they won a few years ago but I don’t know anything other than that.’

Leinster coach O’Connor facing big selection calls as he looks to sting Wasps MOC

Leinster coach O’Connor facing big selection calls as he looks to sting Wasps

The Australian head coach has a range of combinations to select from in midfield.

Leinster’s Heaslip: ‘If I was allowed, I’d always bet on myself’

The eastern province’s captain says his side aren’t feeling additional pressure as their European campaign looms.

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Poll: Will Leinster top Pool 2 of the European Rugby Champions Cup? Looking Forward This post contains a poll

Poll: Will Leinster top Pool 2 of the European Rugby Champions Cup?

On paper this should be a relatively straightforward task for Matt O’Connor’s men.

Here’s how Leinster’s pool rivals Harlequins are set before the Champions Cup kick-off

The don’t face each other until December, but those games look likely to decide Pool 2.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Munster defeat still nagging at ‘patchy’ Leinster

Sean Cronin says the inter-pro defeat is a low from from which Leinster must rise above.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 13 October, 2014

Shoulder injury rules Martin Moore out of Ireland’s November internationals

Leinster coach Leo Cullen today said the tighthead prop would miss 12 weeks through injury.

5 pressing questions for Leinster heading into the Champions Cup

First-choice 10, ball carriers, Conor O’Shea’s exciting ‘Quins, Luke Fitzgerald and Castres’ interest levels.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 12 October, 2014

The highlights for Leinster, Connacht and more Pro12 action from this weekend

Also featuring a JJ-Hanrahan-inspired victory for Munster over the Scarlets.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Second-half improvement sees Leinster outclass Zebre

Tries from Ian Madigan and Luke McGrath helped the Irish side claim a comfortable win.

‘I don’t think about it too much’ – Denis Hickie has no regrets about walking away at 31

He says he could have played longer, but the wing is content that he made the right choice.

It’s an important day for these 5 Leinster players against Zebre

With places still up for grabs ahead of the Champions Cup opener against Wasps, these men will be out to impress.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 10 October, 2014

After almost five months out, Richardt Strauss returns to the Leinster team for Zebre clash

Hooker will make his 95th appearance for the province in their PRO12 fixture tomorrow afternoon.

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Leinster will go to Coventry for crucial Wasps clash in January Change Of Direction This post contains videos

Leinster will go to Coventry for crucial Wasps clash in January

The fixture could be Wasps’ first European tie after move.

O’Mahony wants Munster progress at Thomond after shoulders pass Leinster test

The southern province’s captain admits it was ‘mentally daunting’ returning to action after almost six months out.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

O’Connor in the thick of it as Leinster aim to get back on track

A slight change of plan meant the serious portion of Leinster’s session was on view today, and there was no shortage of intensity in training.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 6 October, 2014

Munster’s Foley joins O’Connor in questioning refereeing of Leinster clash

The southern province’s head coach felt BJ Botha and Damien Varley should have stayed on the pitch.

Nothing changes public perceptions like a good inter-pro victory, eh Munster?

For all the success of Munster and Leinster, they still measure themselves against one another, write Whiff of Cordite.

Leinster win a ‘monkey off our back’, but Munster must quickly refocus — Tommy O’Donnell

The openside put in a serious shift on Saturday evening, but says the team discipline must improve.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Gopperth points to poor start after Leinster are ‘out-passioned’ by Munster

The Kiwi out-half was disappointed with his side’s effort at the breakdown.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Fiery first-half display powers Munster to stunning Aviva win over Leinster

Anthony Foley’s men powered the aggression levels up to claim a major win.

As it happened: Leinster v Munster, Guinness Pro12

We were live from the Aviva Stadium as the two Irish provinces renewed their rivalry.

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