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Dublin: 9 °C Saturday 25 October, 2014

#Leinster

# leinster-rugby - Yesterday’s News

From The Score 31 first world problems of a modern Irish sports fan Empathy

31 first world problems of a modern Irish sports fan

Having to take the cap off your bottles in stadia and more struggles of the sporting classes.

From The Score Ben Te’o will make his Leinster debut for the A team this weekend First Outing

Ben Te’o will make his Leinster debut for the A team this weekend

The Australian centre will get his first run out against Carmarthen Quins.

From The Score Luke Fitzgerald named for his first Leinster start in almost seven months Lazarus

Luke Fitzgerald named for his first Leinster start in almost seven months

Matt O’Connor makes three changes for Sunday’s Champions Cup clash with Castres.

From The Score Ruddock aiming to shut down Diarra when Leinster renew rivalry with Castres Young Shoulders

Ruddock aiming to shut down Diarra when Leinster renew rivalry with Castres

The Castres back row thrived even as a marked man when the sides last met.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

From The Score O’Driscoll thinks ‘Lunster’ fans showed a ‘lack of loyalty’ The Test

O’Driscoll thinks ‘Lunster’ fans showed a ‘lack of loyalty’

O’Driscoll also spoke to RTE about Michael Cheika’s influence and ROG vs Sexton.

From The Score ‘Just catch it or Matt will kill me’ – Fanning happy with brace but stresses team effort Double Delight

‘Just catch it or Matt will kill me’ – Fanning happy with brace but stresses team effort

Darragh Fanning enjoyed a prolific European debut, but credited the win to his pack.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 20 October, 2014

From The Score Fire and Ice: Cheika vs Schmidt at the Aviva would remind us of the differences between them Opinion

Fire and Ice: Cheika vs Schmidt at the Aviva would remind us of the differences between them

Cheika got Leinster to realise their potential but Schmidt helped them exceed it.

From The Score Former Leinster boss Cheika agrees to coach Wallabies – report Claim

Former Leinster boss Cheika agrees to coach Wallabies – report

Could we be set for Cheika v Schmidt in Dublin next month?

From The Score ‘We were lucky’ – Man of the match Heaslip wants more from Leinster Honesty

‘We were lucky’ – Man of the match Heaslip wants more from Leinster

The Ireland No. 8 gave an open and accurate analysis of his side’s performance at the RDS.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 19 October, 2014

From The Score Error count a concern but O’Connor pleased with Leinster’s second half Judgement

Error count a concern but O’Connor pleased with Leinster’s second half

The Australian head coach was enthused by the performances of Darragh Fanning and the back row.

From The Score Heaslip drives Leinster to Champions Cup victory over plucky Wasps Winning Start

Heaslip drives Leinster to Champions Cup victory over plucky Wasps

Matt O’Connor’s side picked up all four points at the RDS as Darragh Fanning scored two tries.

From The Score Rory McIlroy might have just switched his allegiances…….his rugby allegiances A Man Divided

Rory McIlroy might have just switched his allegiances…….his rugby allegiances

Make up your mind Rory, is it Ulster or Leinster?

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

As it happened: Leinster v Wasps, Champions Cup

Matt O’Connor’s side were hoping to find their best form as the ambitious Premiership outfit visited the RDS.

From The Score ‘If it’s on, we will play’ – Leinster looking to find next gear against Wasps Tactics

‘If it’s on, we will play’ – Leinster looking to find next gear against Wasps

Head coach Matt O’Connor is hopeful that his players hit the right emotional pitch at the RDS.

From The Score ‘We call it ‘The Fear Email” – Even on their holidays, Leinster players are on the clock Always Working

‘We call it ‘The Fear Email” – Even on their holidays, Leinster players are on the clock

Flanker Kevin McLaughlin tells us what goes into his job away from the pitch.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 18 October, 2014

From The Score Lineout struggles, backline combinations and 3 other talking points after Ulster vs Leicester Analysis

Lineout struggles, backline combinations and 3 other talking points after Ulster vs Leicester

Also, Ulster could really benefit from denying Leicester a bonus point.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 17 October, 2014

From The Score No place for Te’o as Leinster ring the changes ahead of Champions Cup debut No Go Te'o

No place for Te’o as Leinster ring the changes ahead of Champions Cup debut

There are five changes to the pack for Matt O’Connor’s men.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 16 October, 2014

From The Score The aristocrats and the mercenaries: Here’s every cliché you’ll need for the Champions Cup The Aristocrats

The aristocrats and the mercenaries: Here’s every cliché you’ll need for the Champions Cup

Munster have a chip on their shoulder and Toulouse are the aristocrats.

From The Score Wasps flanker says he can’t name a single Leinster player Haven't A Clue

Wasps flanker says he can’t name a single Leinster player

‘I heard they won a few years ago but I don’t know anything other than that.’

From The Score Leinster coach O’Connor facing big selection calls as he looks to sting Wasps MOC

Leinster coach O’Connor facing big selection calls as he looks to sting Wasps

The Australian head coach has a range of combinations to select from in midfield.

From The Score Leinster’s Heaslip: ‘If I was allowed, I’d always bet on myself’ Belief

Leinster’s Heaslip: ‘If I was allowed, I’d always bet on myself’

The eastern province’s captain says his side aren’t feeling additional pressure as their European campaign looms.

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

From The Score Poll: Will Leinster top Pool 2 of the European Rugby Champions Cup? Looking Forward This post contains a poll

Poll: Will Leinster top Pool 2 of the European Rugby Champions Cup?

On paper this should be a relatively straightforward task for Matt O’Connor’s men.

From The Score Here’s how Leinster’s pool rivals Harlequins are set before the Champions Cup kick-off Scouting Ahead

Here’s how Leinster’s pool rivals Harlequins are set before the Champions Cup kick-off

The don’t face each other until December, but those games look likely to decide Pool 2.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

From The Score Munster defeat still nagging at ‘patchy’ Leinster Wounded

Munster defeat still nagging at ‘patchy’ Leinster

Sean Cronin says the inter-pro defeat is a low from from which Leinster must rise above.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 13 October, 2014

From The Score Shoulder injury rules Martin Moore out of Ireland’s November internationals Baby Calf Down

Shoulder injury rules Martin Moore out of Ireland’s November internationals

Leinster coach Leo Cullen today said the tighthead prop would miss 12 weeks through injury.

From The Score 5 pressing questions for Leinster heading into the Champions Cup Big Issues

5 pressing questions for Leinster heading into the Champions Cup

First-choice 10, ball carriers, Conor O’Shea’s exciting ‘Quins, Luke Fitzgerald and Castres’ interest levels.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 12 October, 2014

From The Score The highlights for Leinster, Connacht and more Pro12 action from this weekend Irish Eye

The highlights for Leinster, Connacht and more Pro12 action from this weekend

Also featuring a JJ-Hanrahan-inspired victory for Munster over the Scarlets.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 11 October, 2014

From The Score Second-half improvement sees Leinster outclass Zebre Easy

Second-half improvement sees Leinster outclass Zebre

Tries from Ian Madigan and Luke McGrath helped the Irish side claim a comfortable win.

From The Score ‘I don’t think about it too much’ – Denis Hickie has no regrets about walking away at 31 Looking Back

‘I don’t think about it too much’ – Denis Hickie has no regrets about walking away at 31

He says he could have played longer, but the wing is content that he made the right choice.

From The Score It’s an important day for these 5 Leinster players against Zebre Competition

It’s an important day for these 5 Leinster players against Zebre

With places still up for grabs ahead of the Champions Cup opener against Wasps, these men will be out to impress.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 10 October, 2014

From The Score After almost five months out, Richardt Strauss returns to the Leinster team for Zebre clash Big Man Is Back

After almost five months out, Richardt Strauss returns to the Leinster team for Zebre clash

Hooker will make his 95th appearance for the province in their PRO12 fixture tomorrow afternoon.

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

From The Score Leinster will go to Coventry for crucial Wasps clash in January Change Of Direction This post contains videos

Leinster will go to Coventry for crucial Wasps clash in January

The fixture could be Wasps’ first European tie after move.

From The Score O’Mahony wants Munster progress at Thomond after shoulders pass Leinster test POM Is Back

O’Mahony wants Munster progress at Thomond after shoulders pass Leinster test

The southern province’s captain admits it was ‘mentally daunting’ returning to action after almost six months out.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

From The Score O’Connor in the thick of it as Leinster aim to get back on track Zebre Hunting

O’Connor in the thick of it as Leinster aim to get back on track

A slight change of plan meant the serious portion of Leinster’s session was on view today, and there was no shortage of intensity in training.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 6 October, 2014

From The Score Munster’s Foley joins O’Connor in questioning refereeing of Leinster clash Officials

Munster’s Foley joins O’Connor in questioning refereeing of Leinster clash

The southern province’s head coach felt BJ Botha and Damien Varley should have stayed on the pitch.

From The Score Nothing changes public perceptions like a good inter-pro victory, eh Munster? Perception Is Reality

Nothing changes public perceptions like a good inter-pro victory, eh Munster?

For all the success of Munster and Leinster, they still measure themselves against one another, write Whiff of Cordite.

From The Score Leinster win a ‘monkey off our back’, but Munster must quickly refocus — Tommy O’Donnell Hard Yards

Leinster win a ‘monkey off our back’, but Munster must quickly refocus — Tommy O’Donnell

The openside put in a serious shift on Saturday evening, but says the team discipline must improve.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 5 October, 2014

From The Score Gopperth points to poor start after Leinster are ‘out-passioned’ by Munster The Mental

Gopperth points to poor start after Leinster are ‘out-passioned’ by Munster

The Kiwi out-half was disappointed with his side’s effort at the breakdown.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 4 October, 2014

From The Score Fiery first-half display powers Munster to stunning Aviva win over Leinster Cracker

Fiery first-half display powers Munster to stunning Aviva win over Leinster

Anthony Foley’s men powered the aggression levels up to claim a major win.

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

As it happened: Leinster v Munster, Guinness Pro12

We were live from the Aviva Stadium as the two Irish provinces renewed their rivalry.

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