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#Leinster

# leinster-rugby - Yesterday’s News

From The42 The season is over for Fergus McFadden and Kane Douglas Kane's Not Able

The season is over for Fergus McFadden and Kane Douglas

Leinster duo set for surgery which will rule them out for two and three months respectively.

From The42 London Irish have added another Irishman to their Premiership squad Exiles

London Irish have added another Irishman to their Premiership squad

Meanwhile, there’s another former Leinster lock on the move in England.

From The42 ‘Leinster had no intention of playing’ – The French papers react to Toulon’s win Media Review

‘Leinster had no intention of playing’ – The French papers react to Toulon’s win

Leinster left Marseille ‘alive, standing, and always ambitious,’ says one paper.

From The42 Letter from Marseille: Leinster exit as French power prevails in Europe Puissance

Letter from Marseille: Leinster exit as French power prevails in Europe

Our man in France reflects on an absorbing Champions Cup semi-final weekend.

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From The42 O’Connor’s Leinster look to learn from semi-final failings against Toulon Lessons

O’Connor’s Leinster look to learn from semi-final failings against Toulon

Captain Jamie Heaslip says his side knew they had to do their supporters proud in Marseille.

From The42 Standout display against Toulon the latest in Murphy’s Leinster repertoire Jordi

Standout display against Toulon the latest in Murphy’s Leinster repertoire

The 23-year-old has been a vital cog in Matt O’Connor’s team in Europe.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 19 April, 2015

From The42 ‘A lot of people had written us off’ – O’Connor proud of Leinster effort MOC

‘A lot of people had written us off’ – O’Connor proud of Leinster effort

The head coach says Leinster ‘would back ourselves to go anywhere and beat anybody with our best lads.’

From The42 If people ever tell you Toulon only care about money, show them this clip Pumped

If people ever tell you Toulon only care about money, show them this clip

Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal’s passion for his team runs deep.

From The42 For one brief moment, every Leinster fan thought they were going to the European Cup final Fine Margins

For one brief moment, every Leinster fan thought they were going to the European Cup final

Leinster were a couple of feet away from their fourth European Cup final.

From The42 ‘It’s not down to one player’ – Leinster support Madigan after intercept pass Poached

‘It’s not down to one player’ – Leinster support Madigan after intercept pass

The inside centre had a long pass picked off by Bryan Habana for a crucial try in extra time.

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From The42 Yellow for Ali and more talking points after Leinster lose to Toulon Narrow Margins

Yellow for Ali and more talking points after Leinster lose to Toulon

Leinster’s concession of 10 points when Toulon were down to 14 men was costly.

From The42 Here is how we rated Leinster in their devastating extra time loss to Toulon Out Of Ten

Here is how we rated Leinster in their devastating extra time loss to Toulon

Matt O’Connor’s men came up just short in the Champions Cup semi-final.

From The42 Extra-time heartbreak for Leinster as Habana try wins it for Toulon Nail Biting

Extra-time heartbreak for Leinster as Habana try wins it for Toulon

Bryan Habana intercepted an Ian Madigan pass to send Toulon on to face Clermont in the final.

From The42 As it happened: Toulon v Leinster, Champions Cup semi-final Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Toulon v Leinster, Champions Cup semi-final

Can Leinster defy the odds and beat the back-to-back champions?

From The42 Leinster fans’ confidence will soar after watching these clips of Sean O’Brien on the rampage Highlight Reel

Leinster fans’ confidence will soar after watching these clips of Sean O’Brien on the rampage

Leinster need a big performance from their openside today.

From The42 ‘You couldn’t have scripted it better’ – Leinster ready for Toulon test Litmus Test

‘You couldn’t have scripted it better’ – Leinster ready for Toulon test

Head coach Matt O’Connor is backing his blokes to get the job done in Marseille.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 18 April, 2015

From The42 Gibbes lies in wait for former club Leinster in Champions Cup final Old Boy

Gibbes lies in wait for former club Leinster in Champions Cup final

The ex-Leinster forwards coach has guided Clermont into their second European final.

From The42 Here’s what the French media are saying before Leinster’s clash with Toulon In The Papers

Here’s what the French media are saying before Leinster’s clash with Toulon

Devin Toner has been picked out as a key player by Midi Olympique.

From The42 ‘It’s increasingly difficult for a coach to defend poor performances’ – Shaggy on Leinster’s big weekend Opportunities

# leinster-rugby - Friday 17 April, 2015

From The42 ‘Leinster preparing for as big a battle as we’ve ever had’ Fun In The Sun

‘Leinster preparing for as big a battle as we’ve ever had’

The Australian says the champions are capable of stepping their game up by 40% for the arrival of Leinster.

From The42 If you are an easily frightened Leinster fan, best not to look at Toulon’s team for Sunday

If you are an easily frightened Leinster fan, best not to look at Toulon’s team for Sunday

Every galactico Leinster didn’t want to face is fit and ready to go.

From The42 Is this Leinster team good enough to slay Europe’s most formidable giant? Line-up

Is this Leinster team good enough to slay Europe’s most formidable giant?

Matt O’Connor has made one change to the 23 from the squad that faced Bath.

From The42 Fitzgerald: Toulon game will be best indicator of what Leinster are about Luuuuuuke

Fitzgerald: Toulon game will be best indicator of what Leinster are about

The Ireland wing explains why Matt O’Connor’s game plan has not clicked for the province yet.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 16 April, 2015

From The42 Just to be clear – here’s what happens if either Champions Cup semi finishes in a draw Rule Book This post contains videos
From The42 Heaslip: ‘People have called for my contract to be ripped up in the past as well’ Pressure Cooker

Heaslip: ‘People have called for my contract to be ripped up in the past as well’

Leinster head coach Matt O’Connor says speculation over his future is ‘irrelevant’.

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

From The42 5 reasons to believe Leinster will beat Toulon this weekend Against The Grain

5 reasons to believe Leinster will beat Toulon this weekend

Call us crazy, but we expect the three-time champs to make this a contest.

From The42 Familiar stage, but an unfamiliar feeling for underdogs Leinster Identity

Familiar stage, but an unfamiliar feeling for underdogs Leinster

Toulon’s predecessors as European champions are being written off for this weekend’s Champions Cup semi-final.

From The42 ‘It’s just crazy some of the stuff that emerges’ – Ali Williams on life at Toulon Warhorse

‘It’s just crazy some of the stuff that emerges’ – Ali Williams on life at Toulon

The 33-year-old lock is retiring at the end of the season, but has Leinster in his sights for now.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

From The42 ‘On Sunday it has to be 100%’: Leinster doubling down on defensive effort for Marseille Sans Ballon

‘On Sunday it has to be 100%’: Leinster doubling down on defensive effort for Marseille

After racking up 68 missed tackles in three games, Jimmy Gopperth says the province are ready to ‘make their shots’ against Toulon.

From The42 Leigh Halfpenny is fit for Toulon’s Leinster clash but Maxime Mermoz is ruled out Leathphingin

Leigh Halfpenny is fit for Toulon’s Leinster clash but Maxime Mermoz is ruled out

The Wales star was sidelined with a dislocated shoulder during Saturday’s 35-24 win over Grenoble in the Top 14.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 13 April, 2015

From The42 A familiar face will referee Leinster’s Champions Cup semi-final with Toulon No Wayne

A familiar face will referee Leinster’s Champions Cup semi-final with Toulon

But how happy they’ll be to see him is anyone’s guess.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 12 April, 2015

From The42 A few key statistics sum up Leinster’s Pro12 struggles this season Crunch The Numbers

A few key statistics sum up Leinster’s Pro12 struggles this season

Matt O’Connor’s men are in serious danger of missing out on a Pro12 playoff spot.

From The42 A sensational second half Dragons comeback could have ended Leinster’s Pro12 playoff hopes Body Blow

A sensational second half Dragons comeback could have ended Leinster’s Pro12 playoff hopes

Leinster let a 14-point second half lead slip in Newport.

From The42 One of Toulon’s stars could miss the Leinster match after being hit by a human torpedo Ouch!

One of Toulon’s stars could miss the Leinster match after being hit by a human torpedo

Leigh Halfpenny is a doubt for the Champions Cup semi-final.

From The42 ‘Never mind play rugby, some days I couldn’t even get out of my bed’ Interview

‘Never mind play rugby, some days I couldn’t even get out of my bed’

Niall Breslin, better known as ‘Bressie,’ chats to The42 about sport, mental health and life as a teenager in Israel.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 10 April, 2015

From The42 Leinster announcement on Nacewa signing expected early next week Isa Isa Isa

Leinster announcement on Nacewa signing expected early next week

The 32-year-old is set for a comeback after two seasons out of the game.

From The42 Leinster opt to omit O’Brien and front-liners for Pro12 clash with Dragons League Matters

Leinster opt to omit O’Brien and front-liners for Pro12 clash with Dragons

The likes of Sean O’Brien, Ian Madigan, Cian Healy and Rob Kearney are absent.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 9 April, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Leinster’s missed try chances must be taken against Toulon Clinical

Analysis: Leinster’s missed try chances must be taken against Toulon

Matt O’Connor’s side will need to make great strides of progress before facing the Top 14 giants.

From The42 D’Arcy future remains undecided as Kirchner stays with Leinster D'Arce

D’Arcy future remains undecided as Kirchner stays with Leinster

The 35-year-old is out of contract this summer.

From The42 Leinster have confirmed the signing of Connacht lock Mick Kearney Transfers

Leinster have confirmed the signing of Connacht lock Mick Kearney

Clontarf FC pair Ian Hirst and Royce Burke-Flynn have also been contracted for next season.

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