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# leinster-rugby - Today’s News

From The42 Sexton cleared to face Castres as Leinster clarify Friday's HIA procedure HIA

Sexton cleared to face Castres as Leinster clarify Friday's HIA procedure

The out-half has passed all the required tests and is fit to face the Top 14 this weekend.

From The42 Sean Cronin to miss Six Nations after Leinster confirm 'significant' hamstring injury Hammer Blow

Sean Cronin to miss Six Nations after Leinster confirm 'significant' hamstring injury

The hooker is set to be out until the end of March.

From The42 Here’s how the race for the 8 Champions Cup quarter-final berths stands Runners And Riders

Here’s how the race for the 8 Champions Cup quarter-final berths stands

Leinster and Munster have already booked their places in the knock-out stages, but there’s still work to do for Connacht.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 13 January, 2017

From The42 As it happened: Leinster v Montpellier, Champions Cup Friday Night Lights

As it happened: Leinster v Montpellier, Champions Cup

Leo Cullen’s side had the chance to book a quarter-final place tonight and we followed all the action from the RDS.

From The42 'There's a lot of us with no medals. We're hungry and want to contribute to the success of the club' Keep On Trucking

'There's a lot of us with no medals. We're hungry and want to contribute to the success of the club'

Twelve months after making his first European start, Tadhg Furlong is determined to get Leinster back to the quarter-final stage.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

From The42 Front and centre! Henshaw and Ringrose feeding off each other as partnership blossoms Axis

Front and centre! Henshaw and Ringrose feeding off each other as partnership blossoms

The pair once again demonstrated their devastating potential on Friday night.

From The42 Henshaw and Leinster look to draw on home comforts for visit of French heavyweights Under The Lights

Henshaw and Leinster look to draw on home comforts for visit of French heavyweights

It’s a big week for Leinster as they look to return to the Champions Cup quarter-finals.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 9 January, 2017

From The42 Miss any of the weekend's Pro12 action? Here are all the highlights Catch Up This post contains videos

Miss any of the weekend's Pro12 action? Here are all the highlights

Warning: the following could make for uncomfortable viewing for Ulster and Connacht supporters.

From The42 Sexton fit for Montpellier but Sean Cronin facing a spell on the sidelines Injury Update

Sexton fit for Montpellier but Sean Cronin facing a spell on the sidelines

There’s also good news on the fitness of Rob Kearney, Cathal Marsh, Fergus McFadden and Mike Ross.

From The42 'I just feel lucky really': Ringrose still pinching himself as Leinster's centre of attention MOTM

'I just feel lucky really': Ringrose still pinching himself as Leinster's centre of attention

Another dazzling performance on Friday night earned the 21-year-old the man-of-the-match award but his feet remain firmly on the ground.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 7 January, 2017

From The42 'It's a good place for us to be in': Cullen facing difficult selection calls ahead of Montpellier Reaction

'It's a good place for us to be in': Cullen facing difficult selection calls ahead of Montpellier

The return of Johnny Sexton was one of several positives the head coach could take from last night’s win over Zebre.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 6 January, 2017

From The42 Returning Sexton pulls the strings as ten-try Leinster steamroll hapless Zebre Demolition Job

Returning Sexton pulls the strings as ten-try Leinster steamroll hapless Zebre

Rory O’Loughlin scored a hat-trick as Leo Cullen’s side went level on points with Munster at the top of the Pro12.

From The42 Leinster among first to face redefined tackle directives but don't see 'drastic change' Go Low

Leinster among first to face redefined tackle directives but don't see 'drastic change'

Leo Cullen says the province have always been aware of the danger of high tackles.

From The42 Lancaster likely to be in demand as reputation grows with Leinster impact Refreshed

Lancaster likely to be in demand as reputation grows with Leinster impact

The former England boss has earned the respect of the Leinster squad since joining in September.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 5 January, 2017

From The42 'A lot of it was trying to tidy up the way he moves, so he's at less risk in the future' Robust

'A lot of it was trying to tidy up the way he moves, so he's at less risk in the future'

Johnny Sexton makes his return for Leinster against Zebre tomorrow night.

From The42 Johnny Sexton makes comeback as he captains Leinster in Pro12 clash with Zebre Fit Again

Johnny Sexton makes comeback as he captains Leinster in Pro12 clash with Zebre

The 31-year-old has recovered from a hamstring injury.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 31 December, 2016

From The42 As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, Guinness Pro12 Liveblog

As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, Guinness Pro12

We were at the RDS for the first of today’s interpros.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 30 December, 2016

From The42 Leinster back to full strength for Ulster but there's still no sign of Johnny Sexton Ch-ch-ch-changes

Leinster back to full strength for Ulster but there's still no sign of Johnny Sexton

The New Year’s Eve clash is a sell-out at the RDS.

From The42 Trimble returns from injury and Pienaar starts at out-half for Ulster's trip to RDS Team News

Trimble returns from injury and Pienaar starts at out-half for Ulster's trip to RDS

The Ireland winger is named in Les Kiss’ side for Saturday’s interpro.

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

From The42 Scannell delighted after Munster grind out win, plays down talk of 'weak' Leinster selection Reaction

Scannell delighted after Munster grind out win, plays down talk of 'weak' Leinster selection

The 24-year-old hooker was proud to play in front of a record crowd at Thomond Park on St Stephen’s Day.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

From The42 Erasmus grateful as Munster deliver in front of record Thomond crowd Honour

Erasmus grateful as Munster deliver in front of record Thomond crowd

Rassie Erasmus is encouraged by his team’s growing resilience.

From The42 Munster close to finalising deal to keep Taute until end of season Fan Favourite

Munster close to finalising deal to keep Taute until end of season

The popular South African looks like he will be staying put in Limerick.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 26 December, 2016

From The42 Munster move clear at top of Pro12 with bonus-point win over Leinster Comprehensive

Munster move clear at top of Pro12 with bonus-point win over Leinster

Rassie Erasmus’ men scored four tries in a convincing win at Thomond Park.

From The42 As it happened: Munster v Leinster, Guinness Pro12 Liveblog

As it happened: Munster v Leinster, Guinness Pro12

Munster secured a bonus point at Thomond Park.

From The42 Leinster pay tribute to Axel on their first visit to Thomond since his death Classy

Leinster pay tribute to Axel on their first visit to Thomond since his death

The eastern province are in Limerick for a Guinness Pro12 clash.

From The42 Christmas cracker in store as Munster seek vengeance with Leinster in town Preview

Christmas cracker in store as Munster seek vengeance with Leinster in town

Record crowd expected at Thomond Park as provincial rivals go head-to-head on St Stephen’s Day.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 24 December, 2016

From The42 A year of highs and lows: The Guinness Pro12 year in pictures Pics

A year of highs and lows: The Guinness Pro12 year in pictures

From Connacht’s remarkable journey to the loss of Anthony Foley.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 23 December, 2016

From The42 Saili in line to feature as Munster name side to face Leinster Team News

Saili in line to feature as Munster name side to face Leinster

James Cronin, Jean Kleyn and Ronan O’Mahony are all included in the province’s starting XV.

From The42 Leinster make 10 changes for Stephen's Day derby against Munster Derby Day

Leinster make 10 changes for Stephen's Day derby against Munster

Thomond Park clash is a sell-out.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

From The42 'It's very hard to relate with anybody': Leinster's Hayden Triggs on the loss of his daughter Heartbreaking

'It's very hard to relate with anybody': Leinster's Hayden Triggs on the loss of his daughter

The Kiwi second row has spoken about the devastation of losing his young child and how it is now the driving force behind his every performance.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 19 December, 2016

From The42 'It's actually a lot closer to home than Twickenham': Lancaster enjoying life at Leinster The Commute

'It's actually a lot closer to home than Twickenham': Lancaster enjoying life at Leinster

The 47-year-old splits his time between Leeds and Dublin.

From The42 Further setback for Kearney after ankle operation but Sexton nears return Injury Update

Further setback for Kearney after ankle operation but Sexton nears return

The winger will be sidelined for the next six weeks, while Sexton could be back for the Ulster interpro.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 18 December, 2016

From The42 Leinster survive Murphy red card to see off Munster and claim 2016 Interpro title Round-Up

Leinster survive Murphy red card to see off Munster and claim 2016 Interpro title

Jubilant scenes at Donnybrook as Leinster claimed this year’s honours.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 17 December, 2016

From The42 As it happened: Leinster v Northampton, Champions Cup Liveblog

As it happened: Leinster v Northampton, Champions Cup

We were at the Aviva Stadium for the Pool 4 clash.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 16 December, 2016

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Ireland's greatest sporting moment of 2016 and all today's sport Friday

We'll Leave It There So: Ireland's greatest sporting moment of 2016 and all today's sport

Elsewhere, the FAI puts some distance between itself & recommended rebranding ideas while Robbie Keane is a Real Housewife.

From The42 Ross Byrne to make first European start as Cullen names team for Northampton Starting XV

Ross Byrne to make first European start as Cullen names team for Northampton

Sean O’Brien has been passed fit and is set to start at the Aviva Stadium.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 12 December, 2016

From The42 'The discipline is becoming an issue' - Hartley the latest Saint to sin Sinners

'The discipline is becoming an issue' - Hartley the latest Saint to sin

Kieran Brookes and Calum Clark will be back from bans this weekend in Dublin.

From The42 Surgery to be considered for Carbery as Leinster place faith in Ross Byrne Feel The Byrne

Surgery to be considered for Carbery as Leinster place faith in Ross Byrne

Rob Kearney is also a doubt for the return clash with Saints, but Sean O’Brien looks set to shake off his neck stiffness.

From The42 Three new European caps for Leinster as conveyor belt continues to produce Youth

Three new European caps for Leinster as conveyor belt continues to produce

While there is vast experience in Leo Cullen’s squad, he was pleased to see three Champions Cup debuts.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 10 December, 2016

From The42 Connacht conjure a great start and finish to push past Leinster in their Inter-Pro semi Tight Affair

Connacht conjure a great start and finish to push past Leinster in their Inter-Pro semi

A couple of goals came at the perfect time for the Westerners.

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