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# leinster-rugby - Today’s News


# leinster-rugby - Yesterday’s News

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.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Leinster sign rugby league’s Ben Te’o to boost centre options

The 27-year-old will make the switch to union once the NRL season ends.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Check out Cian Healy pulling a Jeep in this class new ad

The Leinster star is looking stronger than ever ahead of the new season.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Rob Kearney: The days of ‘It’s just a knock, I’ll be fine’ are gone

The Leinster and Ireland fullback talks player welfare and life beyond rugby after his first year as IRUPA chairman.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 18 July, 2014

Seven of Ireland’s U20 World Cup squad recruited to Leinster academy

Garry Ringrose, Cian Kelleher, Harrison Brewer and Ross Byrne are half of the new first year academy members.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Russell Crowe could be about to lose his star player to Leinster Big Hitter This post contains videos

Russell Crowe could be about to lose his star player to Leinster

27-year-old Ben Te’o is known more for his huge defensive hits than his try-scoring prowess.

Leinster out-half Jimmy Gopperth is absolutely shredding the waves on his holidays Hang 10 This post contains videos

# leinster-rugby - Friday 13 June, 2014

Cian Kelleher confident Ireland U20s can topple England to reach JWC final

The Leinster fullback has been one of a number of Irish players to impress in New Zealand.

Dominic Ryan: ‘I’ve no doubt players in this squad will be at the World Cup next year’

The Emerging Ireland captain believes at least five players could make the step up to the senior squad.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Leinster, Toulon and Saracens in Tier One for Rugby Champions Cup draw

Munster, semi-finallists in 2013 and 2014, will have to settle for a spot in Tier Two. Ulster may not be so lucky.

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Ian ‘Giteau’ Madigan’s future may lie in Leinster and Irish midfield

The versatile back may benefit from a run in the 12 jersey rather than playing back-up to Jonny Sexton in Argentina.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

O’Connor: Leinster need ‘five or six players’ to challenge Toulon’s European dominance

The former Tigers coach has also promised his side will play ‘better footy’ over the next 12 months.

Blink and you’ll miss BOD in this time-lapse video of Leinster’s Pro12 win Rapid Rugby This post contains videos

Blink and you’ll miss BOD in this time-lapse video of Leinster’s Pro12 win

O’Driscoll only lasts three seconds in this recap of his final game. Leo Cullen gets six seconds.

Brian O’Driscoll to join Off The Ball team on Newstalk from September

The retired rugby star will be interviewed about the switch to punditry on the radio station later this evening.

Sean O’Brien played Junior B football for Carlow’s Fighting Cocks last night

Pity the poor lad that got landed with the man-marking job.


‘Brian is leaving a few hints he might come back in some capacity’ – Cronin

The hooker is due for shoulder surgery but gave Ireland coach Joe Schmidt something to think about with a superb outing against Glasgow.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 2 June, 2014

‘We went to Zebre and played in front of three people’ – Gopperth praises squad effort

The Leinster out-half believes Noel Reid and Brendan Macken have given fans a glimpse of the midfield future.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Matt O’Connor’s attempts to make light of concussion come at exactly the wrong time Opinion This post contains videos

Matt O’Connor’s attempts to make light of concussion come at exactly the wrong time

The Leinster coach let his guard slip after watching his side win the RaboDirect Pro12 title.

Heaslip: Emotional Eoin O’Malley speech spurred Leinster to victory Inspiration This post contains videos

Heaslip: Emotional Eoin O’Malley speech spurred Leinster to victory

The Blues captain says his team’s title success is down to the entire squad and academy players.

‘Shit happens!’ Brian O’Driscoll sums up his final game perfectly

The retired centre paid tribute to outgoing club captain Leo Cullen too.

‘I’m sure I’ll be about the place. I’ll take anything’ – O’Driscoll waves goodbye, for now

The retired rugby legend says he will miss the Leinster supporters and the training ground camaraderie.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 31 May, 2014

Brian O’Driscoll’s ‘totes amazeballs’ final year in quotes Leaving A Winner This post contains videos

Brian O’Driscoll’s ‘totes amazeballs’ final year in quotes

Leinster and Ireland leading try-scorer called it a day at the RDS after the Pro12 Grand Final.

‘He won’t miss any more games, the injury isn’t that significant’ – O’Connor on BOD Off The Clock This post contains videos

‘He won’t miss any more games, the injury isn’t that significant’ – O’Connor on BOD

The Australian also joked that Leo Cullen should be fit enough to start coaching the forwards next season.

Early BOD blow not enough to derail clinical Leinster from retaining Pro12 crown

Leinster secured their second successive Pro12 title with a 22-point win over Glasgow Warriors.

Here are the tries that gave Leinster victory over Glasgow in the Pro12 final

Two tries and two assists from Zane Kirchner made all the difference for Leinster.

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