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# leinster-rugby - Today’s News

From The42 One of Leinster’s non-Irish qualified players is considering his future ahead of next season Big Decision

One of Leinster’s non-Irish qualified players is considering his future ahead of next season

Zane Kirchner says he has to decide whether or not to stay with the province.

From The42 Are Leinster going to bring back Isa Nacewa? Leo Cullen didn’t rule it out Returning Hero

Are Leinster going to bring back Isa Nacewa? Leo Cullen didn’t rule it out

Isa Nacewa has been in retirement for two years but could be set for a shock return to Dublin.

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# leinster-rugby - Saturday 28 February, 2015

From The42 Leinster’s Brendan Macken joins Gloucester on loan Short-term

Leinster’s Brendan Macken joins Gloucester on loan

The centre moves to the Aviva Premiership side until the end of the season.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 27 February, 2015

From The42 Late Gopperth penalty sees Leinster draw comfort against Ospreys All Even

Late Gopperth penalty sees Leinster draw comfort against Ospreys

Matt O’Connor’s men needed the out-half’s 78th-minute kick to level things up.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

From The42 With almost 20 internationals away, Leinster’s young guns are looking to cement their place Next Generation

With almost 20 internationals away, Leinster’s young guns are looking to cement their place

Tadhg Furlong and Luke McGrath are two guys who’ve benefited from the available game time.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 23 February, 2015

From The42 ‘Front rows always have a nemesis and Cian has had some pretty good days against Dan Cole’ Match-up

‘Front rows always have a nemesis and Cian has had some pretty good days against Dan Cole’

Leinster scrum coach Marco Caputo on the task facing the Irish front row against England on Sunday.

From The42 Promising ex-Leinster back row Gilsenan signs new contract with London Irish Exiles

Promising ex-Leinster back row Gilsenan signs new contract with London Irish

The 22-year-old left Leinster last summer to join the Premiership club.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 21 February, 2015

From The42 ‘We’re going to have to improve an awful lot’ says Leinster’s Luke Fitzgerald Must Do Better

‘We’re going to have to improve an awful lot’ says Leinster’s Luke Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald scored one of Leinster’s four tries against Zebre.

From The42 Leinster fans present Nigel Owens with a new passport No Fly-half Zone

Leinster fans present Nigel Owens with a new passport

We’re not sure this would get the referee on an aeroplane either.

From The42 ‘Leinster must get better’ insists O’Connor Reaction

‘Leinster must get better’ insists O’Connor

The Blues’ head coach insists his side need to improve after their win over Zebre.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 20 February, 2015

From The42 Fitzgerald provides the spark as sluggish Leinster get bonus point against Zebre Bonus Territory

Fitzgerald provides the spark as sluggish Leinster get bonus point against Zebre

Fitzgerald scored one try and created another, while Cian Healy also made his return to provincial colours at the RDS.

From The42 Leinster will lose a key leader with retirement of cult hero Jennings Standard Setter

Leinster will lose a key leader with retirement of cult hero Jennings

The 33-year-old yesterday announced his decision to hang up his boots at the season’s end.

From The42 Has the scrum become a blight on modern rugby? Thinkpiece

Has the scrum become a blight on modern rugby?

What is supposed to be a means of re-starting the game after one team makes a mistake has somehow evolved into an interminable wait, write Whiff of Cordite.

From The42 ‘Cian is a special athlete’ – Leinster boosted by Healy return for Zebre clash Church

‘Cian is a special athlete’ – Leinster boosted by Healy return for Zebre clash

Matt O’Connor welcomes a number of international players back into his side to face the Italians.

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From The42 Aer Lingus to the rescue as Ryanair won’t let Nigel Owens fly in to ref Leinster NOt Plane Sailing

Aer Lingus to the rescue as Ryanair won’t let Nigel Owens fly in to ref Leinster

The high-profile referee brought a driving licence instead of a passport to the airport this morning.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 19 February, 2015

From The42 Leinster open to the idea of signing Munster legend Peter Stringer Strings

Leinster open to the idea of signing Munster legend Peter Stringer

The 37-year-old is a free agent at the end of the season and Matt O’Connor says it ‘might be an opportunity for us’.

From The42 Three-time Heineken Cup winner Shane Jennings to retire at the end of the season Calling It Quits
From The42 Cian Healy is back in Leinster colours – Here’s the team to face Zebre tomorrow Take Me To Church

Cian Healy is back in Leinster colours – Here’s the team to face Zebre tomorrow

Healy named among the replacements after more than five months out with hamstring tear.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

From The42 Robbie Henshaw will see out his contract with Connacht next season Star Centre

Robbie Henshaw will see out his contract with Connacht next season

The 21-year-old’s immediate future has been resolved, but Munster, Ulster and Leinster are hovering.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 15 February, 2015

From The42 Leinster were upset by the Dragons in their first RDS loss since March 2013 In The Balance

Leinster were upset by the Dragons in their first RDS loss since March 2013

Tom Prydie’s boot helped the Welsh side to a 16-14 win.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 14 February, 2015

Exercise quality always above quantity for Leinster Rugby’s head of fitness

The top man in the province’s S&C department isn’t interested in weightlifting records or punishing workloads.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 13 February, 2015

From The42 ‘I have a lot to learn’ – Jack Conan knows what’s required for World Cup contention The Barbarian
From The42 A talented Leinster back row is joining Munster next season Inter Pro Switch

A talented Leinster back row is joining Munster next season

Duncan Williams and Ronan O’Mahony have signed new contracts with the souther province.

From The42 Yes, there are Pro12 games this weekend – Dave Kearney returns and Keatley starts for Munster Team News

Yes, there are Pro12 games this weekend – Dave Kearney returns and Keatley starts for Munster

Also, Connacht have named their team to face Scarlets

From The42 ‘Players who have had concussions are struggling through everyday life’ Concussion

‘Players who have had concussions are struggling through everyday life’

Jimmy Gopperth is grateful for Leinster’s excellent medical staff.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 12 February, 2015

From The42 Ever wanted to sit courtside at an NBA game? Leinster’s offering the same experience Luxury

Ever wanted to sit courtside at an NBA game? Leinster’s offering the same experience

Four lucky fans can win the chance to watch Leinster in luxury.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 6 February, 2015

From The42 Leinster won’t be playing their Champions Cup quarter-final on Good Friday after all Times And Dates

Leinster won’t be playing their Champions Cup quarter-final on Good Friday after all

The times and dates of the first round of European knockout fixtures have been confirmed.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 26 January, 2015

From The42 Here’s our Irish team of the weekend after the last round of the Champions Cup pool stage Dream Team

Here’s our Irish team of the weekend after the last round of the Champions Cup pool stage

It was an unbeaten weekend for the Irish provinces in Champions Cup action.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 25 January, 2015

From The42 Here is the complete quarter-final line-up in the inaugural Champions Cup Knockout Rugby

Here is the complete quarter-final line-up in the inaugural Champions Cup

Leinster have a home quarter-final for the first time since 2012 but will be on the road for a potential semi-final.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 24 January, 2015

From The42 O’Connor disappointed with Leinster’s inability to close out Wasps clash Frustration

O’Connor disappointed with Leinster’s inability to close out Wasps clash

However, Leinster’s head coach took some encuragement from the first-half performance in Coventry.

From The42 5 talking points after Leinster secure a Champions Cup quarter-final Big Issues

5 talking points after Leinster secure a Champions Cup quarter-final

Matt O’Connor’s men were brilliant in the first half, but Wasps fought back powerfully after the break.

From The42 Leinster into Champions Cup quarters after hanging on for draw at Wasps Drama

Leinster into Champions Cup quarters after hanging on for draw at Wasps

Matt O’Connor’s men top Pool 2, but their second-half display was worrying.

From The42 As it happened: Wasps v Leinster, Champions Cup Make Or Break

As it happened: Wasps v Leinster, Champions Cup

We went minute-by-minute through Leinster’s season-defining tussle in Coventry.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 23 January, 2015

From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: Fed’s a shadow of himself, tragedy in Derry and all today’s sport Friday

We’ll Leave It There So: Fed’s a shadow of himself, tragedy in Derry and all today’s sport

Other stories include Jamie Heaslip starting for Leinster this weekend and ITV ‘parting ways’ with Adrian Chiles.

From The42 Douglas and Ryan to start Leinster’s winner-takes-all clash with Wasps On The Road

Douglas and Ryan to start Leinster’s winner-takes-all clash with Wasps

Win on the road would clinch home quarter-final for Matt O’Connor’s side.

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Matt O’Connor’s Leinster beginning to show true hand Coming Together

Analysis: Matt O’Connor’s Leinster beginning to show true hand

However, there will need to be further improvement if they are to win away to Wasps.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

From The42 Versatile Ireland-capped prop Bent proving his value to Leinster No Fuss

Versatile Ireland-capped prop Bent proving his value to Leinster

The 28-year-old has proven himself at loosehead in the absence of Cian Healy and Jack McGrath.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 19 January, 2015

From The42 One of Leinster’s possible quarter-final opponents looked very dangerous in destroying Toulouse Champions Cup

One of Leinster’s possible quarter-final opponents looked very dangerous in destroying Toulouse

There are a lot of permutations ahead of this weekend’s rugby.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 18 January, 2015

From The42 Leinster’s high-tempo gameplan aided by McFadden ‘steel’ out wide Hard Edge

Leinster’s high-tempo gameplan aided by McFadden ‘steel’ out wide

The winger was a thorn in the side of Castres, and got a pain in the neck for his troubles.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 17 January, 2015

From The42 ‘Luxury’ of early bonus has Leinster in rude health for pool decider 50 And Fresh

‘Luxury’ of early bonus has Leinster in rude health for pool decider

Matt O’Connor was holding some of his players back for Wasps.

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