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Leinster

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 26 July, 2014

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

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

From The Score Seven of Ireland’s U20 World Cup squad recruited to Leinster academy Production Lne

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

From The Score 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.

From The Score 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

From The Score Cian Kelleher confident Ireland U20s can topple England to reach JWC final Last Four

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.

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

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

From The Score Leinster, Toulon and Saracens in Tier One for Rugby Champions Cup draw Top Dogs

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

From The Score Ian ‘Giteau’ Madigan’s future may lie in Leinster and Irish midfield Inside Scoop

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

From The Score O’Connor: Leinster need ‘five or six players’ to challenge Toulon’s European dominance Higher Powers

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.

From The Score 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.

From The Score Brian O’Driscoll to join Off The Ball team on Newstalk from September New Direction

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.

From The Score Sean O’Brien played Junior B football for Carlow’s Fighting Cocks last night Tullow Tank

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.

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From The Score ‘Brian is leaving a few hints he might come back in some capacity’ – Cronin Backs Coach

‘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

From The Score ‘We went to Zebre and played in front of three people’ – Gopperth praises squad effort The Other Guys

‘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

From The Score 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.

From The Score 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.

From The Score ‘Shit happens!’ Brian O’Driscoll sums up his final game perfectly Bod And Leo

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

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

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

‘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

From The Score 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.

From The Score ‘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.

From The Score Early BOD blow not enough to derail clinical Leinster from retaining Pro12 crown Too Strong

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.

From The Score Here are the tries that gave Leinster victory over Glasgow in the Pro12 final Clinical

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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From The Score As it happened: Leinster v Glasgow Warriors, RaboDirect Pro12 Grand Final This Is It This post contains videos

As it happened: Leinster v Glasgow Warriors, RaboDirect Pro12 Grand Final

The final chapter of the long goodbye awaited and the Blues did not disappoint.

From The Score ‘Madigan is going to get better’ assures O’Connor as spurned out-half lies in wait Super Sub

‘Madigan is going to get better’ assures O’Connor as spurned out-half lies in wait

Glasgow coach Gregor Townsend, meanwhile, insists Stuart Hogg will be at the Scottish club next season.

From The Score 9 of Brian O’Driscoll’s greatest Leinster tries Can't Catch Me This post contains videos

9 of Brian O’Driscoll’s greatest Leinster tries

From football skills against Wasps to 80-metres dashes and a whole load of Gordon D’Arcy pop passes.

From The Score ‘You gauge success by the trophies you win, don’t you?’ – Devin Toner Grand Final

‘You gauge success by the trophies you win, don’t you?’ – Devin Toner

The lock is determined to give the likes of Brian O’Driscoll, Leo Cullen, Jono Gibbes and Greg Feek a winning send-off.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 30 May, 2014

From The Score O’Driscoll starts for Leinster but O’Brien and Madigan named subs One More Time

O’Driscoll starts for Leinster but O’Brien and Madigan named subs

Matt O’Connor has placed Zane Kirchner on the left wing after Dave Kearney’s season-ending injury.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 29 May, 2014

From The Score Leinster’s tribute to Leo Cullen is absolutely littered with trophies Leo Of Laighin This post contains videos

# leinster-rugby - Monday 26 May, 2014

From The Score Will we ever see the impulsive, electric likes of Brian O’Driscoll again? 13

Will we ever see the impulsive, electric likes of Brian O’Driscoll again?

We spoke with the outside centre’s Leinster and Ireland teammate Fergus McFadden, and old rival Paul Warwick, on rugby post-BOD.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 23 May, 2014

From The Score Coghlan-Murray stars as Leinster beat Leeds to claim British & Irish Cup Seconds Best

Coghlan-Murray stars as Leinster beat Leeds to claim British & Irish Cup

The Blues defended the trophy they claimed at the end of last season.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 22 May, 2014

From The Score Aussie axe falls on Kane Douglas after his switch to Leinster Lock Out

Aussie axe falls on Kane Douglas after his switch to Leinster

The second row has been omitted from a 32-man Wallabies squad to face France next month.

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

From The Score Ian Madigan can bin Lonely Planet’s guide to Romania… he’s off to Argentina Back Up

Ian Madigan can bin Lonely Planet’s guide to Romania… he’s off to Argentina

Ulster out-half Paddy Jackson limped out of his team’s Pro12 semi-final loss to Leinster at the weekend.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 19 May, 2014

From The Score Muller may make move into coaching after a year back on the farm No Regrets

Muller may make move into coaching after a year back on the farm

The lock has already declined offers in favour of enjoying some well-deserved R&R in the Southern Cape.

From The Score Leinster contemplate teaming up Gopperth and Madigan in Pro12 final Chalk And Cheese

Leinster contemplate teaming up Gopperth and Madigan in Pro12 final

Head coach Matt O’Connor was open to the suggestion that the Irish out-half could do a job in the Blues midfield.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 16 May, 2014

From The Score The best is yet to come for Rhys Ruddock, says proud father Mike Long Time Coming

The best is yet to come for Rhys Ruddock, says proud father Mike

It has taken five seasons for the 23-year-old to become an overnight success.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 12 May, 2014

From The Score We’ll leave it there so: England’s World Cup cast, Doyle’s deadline and the rest of today’s sports news Monday
From The Score Ulster confident of breaking down Leinster’s door in quest for Pro12 success Interview

Ulster confident of breaking down Leinster’s door in quest for Pro12 success

Winger Tommy Bowe feels his team can beat Leinster at the RDS if they keep all 15 players on the pitch.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 10 May, 2014

From The Score Leinster secure top spot despite mixed display against Edinburgh Job Done

Leinster secure top spot despite mixed display against Edinburgh

Matt O’Connor’s men ensured a semi-final against Ulster at the RDS next weekend.

From The Score Blackrock College pays tribute to Brian O’Driscoll and Leo Cullen Glory Days

Blackrock College pays tribute to Brian O’Driscoll and Leo Cullen

The Leinster stars, who played on the same team as schools’ level, are set to retire from rugby.

From The Score ‘I won’t go through the physical pain of winter, I’ll inflict the pain from now on’ — Leo Cullen Leo Of Laighin

‘I won’t go through the physical pain of winter, I’ll inflict the pain from now on’ — Leo Cullen

The retiring captain is wasting no time in getting used to his role as forwards coach.

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