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#Leinster

# leinster-rugby - Today’s News

From The42 Brad Thorn will finish his career by captaining the Baa-Baas

Brad Thorn will finish his career by captaining the Baa-Baas

The hugely successful All Black partners Samu Manoa in a blockbusting second row.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 28 May, 2015

From The42 Wexford native Furlong keen to impress Schmidt in Ireland’s green New Ross Prop

Wexford native Furlong keen to impress Schmidt in Ireland’s green

The 22-year-old Leinster tighthead has earned his shot at international honours with an impressive season.

From The42 ‘I won’t be surprised if Bernard Jackman gets the Leinster job’ Endorsement

‘I won’t be surprised if Bernard Jackman gets the Leinster job’

Gio Aplon talks about life under the former Ireland hooker at Top 14 outfit Grenoble.

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

From The42 June might be the time to discuss new Ireland contract – Joe Schmidt Extension

June might be the time to discuss new Ireland contract – Joe Schmidt

The Kiwi’s current deal extends until after the 2016 Six Nations.

From The42 Schmidt: O’Connor’s departure from Leinster was not my decision Power

Schmidt: O’Connor’s departure from Leinster was not my decision

The Ireland head coach distanced himself from any involvement in O’Connor’s exit.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

From The42 ‘I have a newfound respect for the United Nations after Baa-Baas training’ Leinster Legend

‘I have a newfound respect for the United Nations after Baa-Baas training’

Shane Jennings has been named as captain of the Baa-Baas team to face Joe Schmidt’s Ireland.

From The42 Leinster make indirect contact but Robbie Deans says ‘it won’t be me’ Job Search

Leinster make indirect contact but Robbie Deans says ‘it won’t be me’

Leinster job is very attractive, admitted Deans, but he claims to be happy in Japan.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 22 May, 2015

From The42 Robbie Deans calls on Leinster trio to face Ireland with Barbarians Linking Up

Robbie Deans calls on Leinster trio to face Ireland with Barbarians

Shane Jennings will finish his professional career by playing for the famous invitational side.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 21 May, 2015

From The42 Leinster and All Blacks the role models for Townsend’s Warriors Growth Mindset

Leinster and All Blacks the role models for Townsend’s Warriors

The Scottish side host Ulster in the first Pro12 semi-final tomorrow night.

From The42 Former All Black Deans emerges as early front-runner for Leinster job Candidate

Former All Black Deans emerges as early front-runner for Leinster job

The ex-Australia coach is understood to be interested in relocating to Europe.

From The42 Best for both parties as O’Connor heads for the Leinster exit door Mutual Consent

Best for both parties as O’Connor heads for the Leinster exit door

The Australian is likely to head back to his native land for his next job.

From The42 From Treviso to … Treviso: 5 games that proved pivotal in Matt O’Connor’s downfall Parting Ways

From Treviso to … Treviso: 5 games that proved pivotal in Matt O’Connor’s downfall

The Leinster boss left by mutual consent this morning and there will hardly be too much outcry from Leinster supporters.

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

From The42 Missing out on Pro12 play-offs is ‘unacceptable’ for Leinster – Madigan Season Over

Missing out on Pro12 play-offs is ‘unacceptable’ for Leinster – Madigan

The Leinster out-half says Matt O’Connor’s men will take positives from the season too.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 18 May, 2015

From The42 One of Leinster’s forgotten men reminded everyone how talented he is in the Pro12 finale Back In Business

One of Leinster’s forgotten men reminded everyone how talented he is in the Pro12 finale

Noel Reid scored an absolutely scorching try against Edinburgh.

From The42 Analysis: Leinster’s World Cup cast show O’Connor their value Future Leaders

Analysis: Leinster’s World Cup cast show O’Connor their value

The likes of Noel Reid, Jack Conan and Luke McGrath will be asked to step up next season.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 16 May, 2015

From The42 One of rugby’s all-time heroes finally called it a day this afternoon Nuisance

One of rugby’s all-time heroes finally called it a day this afternoon

The legend that is Nathan Hines played his last ever game today.

From The42 Everything Leinster fans wanted to see from Ian Madigan at 10 this season was on show today Playmaker

Everything Leinster fans wanted to see from Ian Madigan at 10 this season was on show today

He kicked well, he sniped shrewdly and he put team-mates into space.

From The42 As it happened: Guinness Pro12, final day match tracker Judgement Day

As it happened: Guinness Pro12, final day match tracker

There is a LOT to play for in the last round of fixtures.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 15 May, 2015

From The42 Ian Madigan back at 10 for Leinster while Ulster bench front-liners Maddog

Ian Madigan back at 10 for Leinster while Ulster bench front-liners

Collie O’Shea and Noel Reid come into the Leinster midfield for the trip to Edinburgh.

From The42 Pressure off, O’Brien feels Leinster can ‘go out and just play’ this weekend Tullow Tank

Pressure off, O’Brien feels Leinster can ‘go out and just play’ this weekend

Carlow’s finest back row highlighted the excellent work IRUPA are doing for players in Ireland.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 14 May, 2015

From The42 All four Irish provinces are getting on the sevens bandwagon this summer 7s

All four Irish provinces are getting on the sevens bandwagon this summer

Connacht, Ulster and Leinster will join Munster in the Limerick World Club Se7ens Series in August.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

From The42 Classic analysis: Sexton leads Leinster to greatest European comeback History

Classic analysis: Sexton leads Leinster to greatest European comeback

We look back on one of the most legendary games in the history of European rugby.

The fight for World Cup places at second row is getting just as competitive as back row

Mike McCarthy spoke about how well the second rows in Ireland are playing at the moment.

From The42 Leinster fans might be about to see a lot more of Garry Ringrose and some other young guns New Blood

Leinster fans might be about to see a lot more of Garry Ringrose and some other young guns

Ringrose, Cian Kelleher and Ross Molony have all been training with the senior squad recently.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 11 May, 2015

From The42 Ben Te’o on if he’s better at league or union, not working with BOD and texting Slammin’ Sam Learning His Trade

Ben Te’o on if he’s better at league or union, not working with BOD and texting Slammin’ Sam

After an injury-plagued start, the New Zealander’s first season in union has developed nicely.

From The42 Gordon D’Arcy’s last home club game… might not have actually been his last home club game Uncertainty

Gordon D’Arcy’s last home club game… might not have actually been his last home club game

D’Arcy might get to redo his farewell if he misses out on World Cup selection.

From The42 There has been an encouraging World Cup health update on one of Ireland’s chief bulldozers Road To Recovery

There has been an encouraging World Cup health update on one of Ireland’s chief bulldozers

Leinster skills coach Richie Murphy had positive news regarding Cian Healy.

From The42 Miss Saturday’s thrilling draw in Belfast? Watch the weekend’s Pro12 highlights here Highlights Reel This post contains videos

Miss Saturday’s thrilling draw in Belfast? Watch the weekend’s Pro12 highlights here

Including the best bits of Connacht’s win in Italy.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 10 May, 2015

From The42 Cronin and Conan claim big awards at Leinster’s end of season bash Nugget In The Rough

Cronin and Conan claim big awards at Leinster’s end of season bash

Two powerful ball-carriers both collected official honours from within their own province tonight.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 8 May, 2015

From The42 Leinster ensure Champions Cup qualification with drab win over Treviso Dour Affair

Leinster ensure Champions Cup qualification with drab win over Treviso

A miserable evening in Dublin was not conducive to exciting attacking rugby.

From The42 The Treviso bus driver made a complete mess of parking at the RDS Carnage

The Treviso bus driver made a complete mess of parking at the RDS

Thankfully, a Harchester United-style disaster was averted.

From The42 The Melbourne Rebels Twitter account really enjoyed a former Leinster hooker’s big break earlier Assist

The Melbourne Rebels Twitter account really enjoyed a former Leinster hooker’s big break earlier

Tom Sexton made a key contribution in Super Rugby this morning.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 7 May, 2015

From The42 ‘It brings you down to earth and makes you feel quite real’ Lauralynn

‘It brings you down to earth and makes you feel quite real’

The province are promoting LauraLynn Children’s Hospice this season.

From The42 Healy set for neck ‘investigations’ after missing out on Treviso game Church

Healy set for neck ‘investigations’ after missing out on Treviso game

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt will be hoping the problem is nothing serious.

From The42 Five changes for Leinster as O’Connor’s men look to salvage season Italian Visit

Five changes for Leinster as O’Connor’s men look to salvage season

Ian Madigan is back at inside centre, while Ireland wing Dave Kearney returns in the back three.

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

From The42 A Leinster cult hero is joining Scotland’s World Cup coaching team Wagga

A Leinster cult hero is joining Scotland’s World Cup coaching team

Nathan Hines will link up with his former Clermont boss Vern Cotter after he retires from playing.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

From The42 Another Ireland international joins Leinster’s lengthening injury list Unlukey

Another Ireland international joins Leinster’s lengthening injury list

Luke Fitzgerald should be fit again for the World Cup, however.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 4 May, 2015

From The42 Here’s The42′s Champions Cup team of the tournament Dream Team

Here’s The42′s Champions Cup team of the tournament

No surprise that Toulon and Clermont are well represented.

From The42 Gordon D’Arcy and Brian O’Driscoll traded glorious hair-related burns on Twitter earlier Slagging Match

Gordon D’Arcy and Brian O’Driscoll traded glorious hair-related burns on Twitter earlier

D’Arcy probably wins a split decision here.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 3 May, 2015

From The42 ‘My agent was looking at me like I was crazy but I signed on the back of a napkin’ Life After Rugby

‘My agent was looking at me like I was crazy but I signed on the back of a napkin’

Aidan McCullen tells The42 about a career that brought him from Dublin to Toulouse to London and back home.

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