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# leinster-rugby - Today’s News

Calm belief pays dividends for Pat Lam’s Connacht against Leinster

The western province’s head coach feels that the culture within his group is beginning to shine through.

# leinster-rugby - Yesterday’s News

‘The whole place is different’ – Connacht and Marmion maintain momentum

The 22-year-old scored a superb second-half try to help his side to the top of the Pro12.

Good times keep rolling for Connacht as they see off Leinster in Galway

Pat Lam’s men battled to a wonderful 10-9 victory at the Sportsground to make it three wins from three Pro12 games.

As it happened: Connacht v Leinster, Pro12

We were at the Sportsground to find out if Pat Lam’s men can continue their encouraging start to the season.

Powerful Leinster team to provide firm test of Connacht’s progress

For all the positivity around the western province, a win this evening would be the greatest indicator of improvement.


Marmion happy to lead Connacht’s young backline after first Ireland caps

June’s tour to Argentina saw the scrum-half getting up to speed with Joe Schmidt’s heavy demands.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 18 September, 2014

We’ll Leave It There So: Radcliffe pays back Dubs, Walsh hints at Kerry return and the rest of today’s sport

Also featuring Andy Murray on Scottish Independence and the team news for tomorrow’s Pro12 action.

Madigan stays at 12 for Leinster, while Connacht make one change

Matt O’Connor has made just two alterations to his starting team as Rhys Ruddock and Fergus McFadden come in.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

# leinster-rugby - Monday 15 September, 2014

Leinster preparing to bring Strauss back ‘banging bodies’ in time to face Munster

The hooker appeared to be still doing non-contact training today, but that’s all about to change.

Eoin Reddan so impressed by Connacht he says Leinster may be underdogs in Galway

The ex-Connacht scrum-half is preparing himself for battle in the season’s first inter-pro this Friday.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Six-try Leinster obliterate Scarlets in RDS return

Two first half tries from Rob Kearney drove Leinster on to a comfortable victory.

6 things we learned from Brian O’Driscoll’s Off The Ball debut

BOD sees Madigan playing at 12 and thinks some second-tier players might go abroad.

O’Connor: If we are not accurate, the Scarlets will expose us

The Leinster coach is wary of the threat posed by the potent Welsh side.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 12 September, 2014

Madigan starts at centre as Heaslip begins term as Leinster captain

Jimmy Gopperth is retained at number 10 while Devin Toner and Rob Kearney return to action.

Heaslip raring to go after ‘longest ever’ pre-season

The Leinster captain feels stronger than ever after nine weeks of training.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 11 September, 2014

O’Connor: Madigan will have a decision to make next year

Will Sexton and Madigan play together or can there only be one?

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

127 kilo Devin Toner fighting fit for another big season

Ominously, the second row says he’s breaking new ground on the scales and in the gym.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

‘You can’t vent your frustrations in a physical manner any more’

Leinster’s forwards coach talks about his step away from playing, the pack’s injury concerns and the man coming to fill his shoes.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 8 September, 2014

We’ll leave it there so: Podge not playing hurling, five more years of Sepp and the rest of the day’s sport

Also, the GAA cut ticket prices and Peter Schmeichel did some karaoke.

‘We were lucky to come away from Glasgow with one point’ — Fergus McFadden

Meanwhile, the province are hopeful that Noel Reid’s ankle injury is not as serious as first feared.

Here’s your definitive Pro12, Aviva Premiership and Top 14 power rankings

Week one of the Pro 12 and the Aviva featured some powerful performances.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Glasgow pip Leinster after wild finale

Two late tries gave Leinster the lead but Glasgow won with a penalty at the death.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 5 September, 2014

Boss set for record breaking double century as Leinster XV named

The former Ulster scrum-half is set to make his 100th appearance for Leinster tomorrow.

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

5 pressing questions for Leinster ahead of the new rugby season

Seanie’s back so everything’s going to be okay, right?

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Jordi Murphy to miss November internationals after undergoing shoulder surgery

The Leinster and Ireland back row has been ruled out for 12 weeks by the province.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 1 September, 2014

Leinster looking for improvement ‘across the board’ after critical inward look

Matt O’Connor is braced for a serious test to start the new season this weekend.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Ulster grind out close win over Leinster in Tallaght

An early Jared Payne try set Ulster on their way to victory.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 29 August, 2014

Sean O’Brien and Stuart Olding will start tomorrow’s Leinster v Ulster friendly

Tullow’s finest flanker will get plenty of opportunity to carry from number eight.

Pre-season training just ain’t what it used to be for rugby players

Rob Kearney points out how shorter, sharper sessions are better for everyone.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 28 August, 2014

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

With Sexton on the brink, what now for Madigan and Gopperth?

Matt O’Connor’s got a call to make.

Leinster: ‘We’ve put our best foot forward’ to bring Sexton home

CEO Mick Dawson confirms that Leinster have offered Jonny Sexton a four-year deal to take him up to the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

‘Rugby – it really consumes everything’: Jamie Heaslip on his nerdy pre-season

Leinster’s new captain chats about leadership and life abroad as the opening weekend of the Guinness Pro12 draws near.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 25 August, 2014

Leinster quiet over reports of Jonny Sexton’s imminent return

A spokesperson told they were “unable to confirm” any deal at this current point.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Bad day for the provinces as Leinster, Munster and Connacht go down

Munster were heavily beaten in Anthony Foley’s first outing as coach.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 22 August, 2014

Here’s Cian Healy dressed flamboyantly and miming a classic power ballad

It turns out the Irish rugby player is quite the performer.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Brian O’Driscoll nominates Umaga, Gatland and Prince Albert for ice bucket challenge

The Leinster and Ireland legend is the latest sporting figure to take part in the initiative.

Home or away? Jonny Sexton says he’s ‘pretty much’ decided on his future

Ireland out-half targets silverware as he sets out on his second season with Top 14 giants Racing Métro.

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Jamie Heaslip confirmed as new Leinster captain

The number eight will be supported by vice captains Sean O’Brien and Rob Kearney.

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