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Dublin: 8 °C Sunday 21 December, 2014

#Leinster

# leinster-rugby - Yesterday’s News

From The Score What do Leinster do for their Christmas party? Dress up as elves for a few scoops, of course Xmas Party
From The Score ‘Tremendous leaders’ helped Leinster edge past Connacht – O’Connor Reaction

‘Tremendous leaders’ helped Leinster edge past Connacht – O’Connor

The coach singled out Shane Jennings and Kevin McLaughlin as being influential in the win.

From The Score A lack of accuracy in attack cost Connacht dearly at the RDS last night Missed Chances

A lack of accuracy in attack cost Connacht dearly at the RDS last night

Connacht made plenty of breaks, but struggled to turn their attacks into points.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 19 December, 2014

From The Score 4 talking points after Leinster see off Connacht at the RDS Derby Discussion

4 talking points after Leinster see off Connacht at the RDS

Noel Reid’s class, power from Aki and Douglas, Connacht’s losing start and no festive fireworks.

From The Score Noel Reid shines at 12 in Leinster win over Pat Lam’s Connacht Home Success

Noel Reid shines at 12 in Leinster win over Pat Lam’s Connacht

Zane Kirchner and Shane Jennings scored tries for Matt O’Connor’s men.

From The Score As it happened: Leinster vs Connacht, Guinness Pro12 GP12

As it happened: Leinster vs Connacht, Guinness Pro12

This is the first of many inter-pros over the festive period.

From The Score Leinster and Munster have been shunted to the Champions Cup graveyard shift Fixture List

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 18 December, 2014

From The Score Nice guy Dominic Ryan has prevented someone from getting a lengthy gouging ban I Didn't Feel Nothing

Nice guy Dominic Ryan has prevented someone from getting a lengthy gouging ban

The flanker’s testimony prevented Charlie Matthews from getting a big ban.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

From The Score McGregor, McIlroy and Keane in sports top 10 Ireland searched for on Google in 2014 Rule The Internet

# leinster-rugby - Monday 15 December, 2014

From The Score Brian O’Driscoll recreates that pass to himself against Ulster in front of the BT cameras Still Got It
From The Score ‘It’s ridiculous to compare’ – Should Leinster be measured against Schmidt’s side?

‘It’s ridiculous to compare’ – Should Leinster be measured against Schmidt’s side?

The ugly wins have caused a backlash but have Leinster fans been spoiled by success?

From The Score Leinster’s injury season from hell continues as yet another key ball carrier is ruled out Injury List

Leinster’s injury season from hell continues as yet another key ball carrier is ruled out

Rhys Ruddock will miss over a month after injuring his arm.

From The Score TheScore.ie’s Irish XV of the fourth Champions Cup weekend Dream Team

TheScore.ie’s Irish XV of the fourth Champions Cup weekend

It was a decidedly mixed weekend for the provinces in Champions Cup action.

From The Score O’Shea happy to lead ‘the best team in Heineken Cup history’ in home quarter-final race Missed Opportunity

O’Shea happy to lead ‘the best team in Heineken Cup history’ in home quarter-final race

Quins’ losing bonus point at the Aviva could prove decisive in the end.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 14 December, 2014

From The Score ‘I wouldn’t say escaped’ – O’Connor defends Leinster’s performance in seeing off Quins Winning Ugly

‘I wouldn’t say escaped’ – O’Connor defends Leinster’s performance in seeing off Quins

It wasn’t pretty but Leinster just about got the job done.

From The Score ‘They were on the line in terms of legal and illegal’ – Heaslip on Quins’ poaching approach Breakdown Battle

‘They were on the line in terms of legal and illegal’ – Heaslip on Quins’ poaching approach

The Harlequins back row disrupted a lot of Leinster ball.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 13 December, 2014

From The Score Blunt attack and scrum problems: 5 talking points after Leinster squeak past Quins Attacking Problems

Blunt attack and scrum problems: 5 talking points after Leinster squeak past Quins

Does Jack McGrath need a rest after a tough couple of weeks?

From The Score Late Leinster revival banishes Quins and keeps home quarter-final hopes alive Back On Track

Late Leinster revival banishes Quins and keeps home quarter-final hopes alive

A late Ian Madigan penalty saw Leinster squeak past the Londoners.

From The Score As it happened: Leinster v Harlequins, Champions Cup Liveblog

As it happened: Leinster v Harlequins, Champions Cup

It was do-or-die in the second of Leinster’s back-to-back clashes with Quins and we were with you through every gruelling minute.

From The Score Leinster win over Quins will do, but all involved are demanding performance MOC's Men

Leinster win over Quins will do, but all involved are demanding performance

Jamie Heaslip insists the only pressure on the province comes from within.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 12 December, 2014

From The Score ‘I’ll be tucking into my turkey’ – Connacht’s Faloon on striking a balance over Christmas Festive Diet

‘I’ll be tucking into my turkey’ – Connacht’s Faloon on striking a balance over Christmas

Connacht play Leinster and Ulster in a busy December schedule.

From The Score Five changes as Leinster partner Fitzgerald and Madigan in midfield Dream Duo

Five changes as Leinster partner Fitzgerald and Madigan in midfield

Isaac Boss, Zane Kirchner, Dominic Ryan and Kane Douglas all come into the starting team.

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

From The Score Madigan thinks Leinster are ‘a pass away’ from ending their try-scoring drought Fine Margins

Madigan thinks Leinster are ‘a pass away’ from ending their try-scoring drought

The out-half also talked about the trio of confidants that help him get through pressures situations.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

From The Score ‘It’s no secret out-half is my preferred position’ – Ian Madigan on playing 10 or 12 Utility Back

‘It’s no secret out-half is my preferred position’ – Ian Madigan on playing 10 or 12

Madigan also refused to rule out the possibility of him moving province at some stage during his career.

From The Score Leinster confirm that Jimmy Gopperth is talking to other clubs ahead of next season New Challenge

Leinster confirm that Jimmy Gopperth is talking to other clubs ahead of next season

The out-half looks set to move on with the imminent return of Johnny Sexton.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 8 December, 2014

From The Score TheScore.ie’s Irish XV of the third Champions Cup weekend Dream Team

TheScore.ie’s Irish XV of the third Champions Cup weekend

It was a tough selection after two underwhelming losses for Munster and Leinster.

From The Score ‘We don’t have an advantage at all’ – O’Shea gearing up for Aviva clash Half Time

‘We don’t have an advantage at all’ – O’Shea gearing up for Aviva clash

The Harlequins boss stressed that his side have only reached ‘half time’.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 7 December, 2014

From The Score O’Connor frustrated by Leinster’s failure to ‘look after the ball’ in London Moving On

O’Connor frustrated by Leinster’s failure to ‘look after the ball’ in London

The Leinster head coach pointed to the scrum as an area that needs major improvement ahead of next weekend.

From The Score 5 talking points after Leinster suffer disappointing loss to Harlequins Big Issues

5 talking points after Leinster suffer disappointing loss to Harlequins

Forcing passes, a poor performance overall, Harlequins backing themselves and Madigan’s kicking.

From The Score Madigan’s flawless kicking fails to prevent Leinster defeat to ‘Quins European Loss

Madigan’s flawless kicking fails to prevent Leinster defeat to ‘Quins

Matt O’Connor’s men were outscored two tries to none at the Twickenham Stoop.

From The Score As it happened: Harlequins v Leinster, Champions Cup Liveblog

As it happened: Harlequins v Leinster, Champions Cup

We went minute-by-minute as the teams tied for top spot in Pool 2 went head to head.

From The Score Leinster look to ‘heartbeat of the team’ Ian Madigan for spark against ‘Quins Champions Cup

Leinster look to ‘heartbeat of the team’ Ian Madigan for spark against ‘Quins

The versatile back will be tasked with jump-starting Leinster’s attack this afternoon.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 6 December, 2014

From The Score Like the postman, the provinces’ European Cup back-to-back games always deliver Cup Rugby

Like the postman, the provinces’ European Cup back-to-back games always deliver

Leinster and Munster played out thrillers with Northampton and Perpignan last year.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 5 December, 2014

From The Score Kearney, Madigan, Fitzgerald all start as Leinster make 10 changes for Quins Mighty Quins

Kearney, Madigan, Fitzgerald all start as Leinster make 10 changes for Quins

Strong Leinster side boosted by returning Irish internationals.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 4 December, 2014

From The Score Leinster coach O’Connor: ‘Winning ugly, winning pretty, is irrelevant to us’ Substance V Style

Leinster coach O’Connor: ‘Winning ugly, winning pretty, is irrelevant to us’

The Australian is intent on playing winning rugby, whatever the style.

From The Score ‘The processes that are in place work’: Heaslip shoots down notion of doping problem in rugby Clean Rugby

‘The processes that are in place work’: Heaslip shoots down notion of doping problem in rugby

The Ireland and Leinster number eight says he has lost count of the number of times he has been tested for doping.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

From The Score ‘World class’ Jack McGrath wary of Leinster’s Harlequins test Interview

‘World class’ Jack McGrath wary of Leinster’s Harlequins test

The loosehead prop is fresh from playing an important role in Ireland’s November Internationals.

From The Score Leinster are still troubled by the ghost of Christmas past Euro Vision

Leinster are still troubled by the ghost of Christmas past

After losing their way with defeat against Northampton last season, Leinster are determined to make December count.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 1 December, 2014

From The Score Explosive Brown and Yarde high on Leinster’s watch list – Dave Kearney Need For Speed

Explosive Brown and Yarde high on Leinster’s watch list – Dave Kearney

Kearney wary of the threat posed by Harlequins’ fast-paced backs.

From The Score ‘Fairly positive’ news for Leinster and Ian Madigan ahead of Quins trip Injury Watch

‘Fairly positive’ news for Leinster and Ian Madigan ahead of Quins trip

The Pool 2 table-toppers meet in the first part of their European double-header this weekend.

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