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#Leinster

# leinster - Friday 24 October, 2014

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 - Monday 20 October, 2014

From The Score Just where do the provinces stand in Anglo-Irish relations? Average Weekend Agreement

Just where do the provinces stand in Anglo-Irish relations?

It’s closer than you think says Whiff of Cordite.

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

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

Six Munster men, three Ulster players and six Leinster stars make our selection.

# leinster - Sunday 19 October, 2014

From The Score 5 talking points after Leinster beat Wasps at the RDS Big Issues

5 talking points after Leinster beat Wasps at the RDS

Heaslip’s work rate, Fanning’s tries, individual errors, the back row and inconsistency.

# leinster - Thursday 16 October, 2014

From The Score ‘It wasn’t nice being used as the guinea pig’ – O’Driscoll on that spear tackle Spear Tackle

‘It wasn’t nice being used as the guinea pig’ – O’Driscoll on that spear tackle

The recently retired centre opened up about the tackle that could have ended his career.

# leinster - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

From The Score ‘Ian Madigan has a decision to make’ – O’Gara on Sexton’s Leinster return ROG

‘Ian Madigan has a decision to make’ – O’Gara on Sexton’s Leinster return

The Racing Métro coach reports that Sexton is ‘an awful lot happier’ having made his decision to move back to Ireland.

# leinster - Monday 13 October, 2014

From The Score Snapshot: ‘Outstanding athlete’ Ben Te’o had his first Leinster training session today Convert

# leinster - Sunday 12 October, 2014

From The Score Here’s all you need to know before rugby’s new look Champions Cup kicks off Not The Heineken Cup

Here’s all you need to know before rugby’s new look Champions Cup kicks off

There haven’t been many changes after the kerfuffle of the ERC breakaway, but here’s how the new competition will play out.

# leinster - Friday 10 October, 2014

From The Score O’Donoghue captains Munster A while Leinster begin title defence The Future

O’Donoghue captains Munster A while Leinster begin title defence

All four provinces have named their teams for the opening round of the British & Irish Cup.

From The Score Dates for December back-to-back Champions Cup clashes finally confirmed Book That Trip

Dates for December back-to-back Champions Cup clashes finally confirmed

Munster host Clermont in Limerick on the 6th, before travelling to France on the 14th.

# leinster - Thursday 9 October, 2014

From The Score ‘Unfair’ to put timeframe on Luke Fitzgerald comeback Luuuuuke

‘Unfair’ to put timeframe on Luke Fitzgerald comeback

The utility back had hinted that he would be back training in a fortnight, but Leinster insist they won’t rush his return.

# leinster - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

From The Score Ireland cap Noel Reid ready to add playmaking quality to Leinster midfield Second Five Eighth

Ireland cap Noel Reid ready to add playmaking quality to Leinster midfield

The 24-year-old centre, set for his comeback from injury this weekend, tells us about his rugby journey so far.

From The Score Leinster game plan may have ‘different slant’ with O’Brien and Healy out Void

Leinster game plan may have ‘different slant’ with O’Brien and Healy out

Head coach Matt O’Connor says the province ‘have to work out a different way to win.’

From The Score Analysis: Should BJ Botha have been yellow carded against Leinster? You're The Ref

Analysis: Should BJ Botha have been yellow carded against Leinster?

Munster head coach Anthony Foley insists the prop was playing within the laws of the game.

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.

# leinster - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

From The Score ‘Munster didn’t do anything extravagant’ – Heaslip admits to Leinster frailties Putting It Right

‘Munster didn’t do anything extravagant’ – Heaslip admits to Leinster frailties

The Ireland No. 8 pointed to weak breakdown work and soft defence as the reasons his side lost on Saturday.

# leinster - Monday 6 October, 2014

From The Score Leinster’s injury list grows with McFadden ruled out for six weeks Crocked

Leinster’s injury list grows with McFadden ruled out for six weeks

More positively, Luke Fitzgerald is ‘progressing really well,’ according to head coach Matt O’Connor.

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 VIDEO: Hey, Munster fans, relive the excitement of Saturday with this sexy highlights package Intense

VIDEO: Hey, Munster fans, relive the excitement of Saturday with this sexy highlights package

A condensed look at what was an absorbing, exhilarating and epic match.

# leinster - Saturday 4 October, 2014

From The Score Matt O’Connor – ‘You need strong officials and I don’t think we had that tonight’ Critical

Matt O’Connor – ‘You need strong officials and I don’t think we had that tonight’

The Leinster head coach was displeased with the refereeing of the breakdown and the scrum.

From The Score ‘Let’s do what we’re good at’ – Foley pleased with Munster’s direct attack Power

‘Let’s do what we’re good at’ – Foley pleased with Munster’s direct attack

The southern province’s head coach says his side ‘were never down on themselves’ early this season.

From The Score Munster draw first blood with A victory over Leinster in Donnybrook

Munster draw first blood with A victory over Leinster in Donnybrook

Anthony Foley and his senior side will look to repeat the trick at the Aviva Stadium this evening.

# leinster - Friday 3 October, 2014

From The Score Munster can give Foley a major boost with derby win over Leinster Top Man

Munster can give Foley a major boost with derby win over Leinster

The former No. 8 has not had the easiest ride in his opening months as Munster head coach.

# leinster - Thursday 2 October, 2014

From The Score Sean O’Brien set for five to six months out following shoulder surgery Major Blow

Sean O’Brien set for five to six months out following shoulder surgery

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor has confirmed that O’Brien will be missing long-term.

From The Score Munster’s Tommy O’Donnell is in beast mode ahead of the Leinster derby Heavy Lifting

Munster’s Tommy O’Donnell is in beast mode ahead of the Leinster derby

The Ireland international back row shows off his 107kg bulk at the University of Limerick gym.

# leinster - Monday 29 September, 2014

From The Score Gordon D’Arcy is no longer the beard king of Leinster Rugby Watch The Throne
From The Score Leinster hopeful surgery can put ‘ongoing’ Sean O’Brien ankle issue to bed Tullow Tank

Leinster hopeful surgery can put ‘ongoing’ Sean O’Brien ankle issue to bed

Coach Richie Murphy took time to give a few more details on the injuries to Cian Healy and Sean O’Brien.

From The Score Return of ‘quality’ Gordon D’Arcy important for O’Connor’s Leinster Influence

Return of ‘quality’ Gordon D’Arcy important for O’Connor’s Leinster

The 34-year-old played in both centre positions against the Cardiff Blues on Friday night.

From The Score Connacht’s winning run ends, Ulster shocked and all the Pro12 highlights All The Tries

Connacht’s winning run ends, Ulster shocked and all the Pro12 highlights

Catch up on the action from what was, overall, a negative weekend for the Irish provinces.

# leinster - Saturday 27 September, 2014

From The Score Frustrated Conor Murray says Munster ‘need to come right quite quickly’ Unacceptable

Frustrated Conor Murray says Munster ‘need to come right quite quickly’

‘It’s not good enough,’ said the Ireland international scrum-half after defeat to the Ospreys.

# leinster - Friday 26 September, 2014

From The Score Cian Healy set for up to five months out after hamstring surgery Bad News

Cian Healy set for up to five months out after hamstring surgery

The Leinster and Ireland prop underwent hamstring surgery today.

From The Score As it happened: Leinster v Cardiff Blues, Pro12 Liveblog

As it happened: Leinster v Cardiff Blues, Pro12

We were live from the RDS as Matt O’Connor’s men looked to get back to winning ways.

# leinster - Monday 22 September, 2014

From The Score ‘You’ve got to get top six at the start’ – Muldoon’s Connacht on track RISE UP

‘You’ve got to get top six at the start’ – Muldoon’s Connacht on track

The western province’s captain was part of a superb defensive effort on Friday night at the Sportsground.

# leinster - Saturday 20 September, 2014

From The Score Munster looking to claim interpro title with home victory over Connacht Decider

Munster looking to claim interpro title with home victory over Connacht

Laura Guest and her teammates are expecting an ‘absolute battle’ at Tralee RFC this afternoon.

# leinster - Friday 19 September, 2014

From The Score Marmion happy to lead Connacht’s young backline after first Ireland caps Playmaker

Marmion happy to lead Connacht’s young backline after first Ireland caps

June’s tour to Argentina saw the scrum-half getting up to speed with Joe Schmidt’s heavy demands.

# leinster - Thursday 18 September, 2014

From The Score Madigan stays at 12 for Leinster, while Connacht make one change Team News

Madigan stays at 12 for Leinster, while Connacht make one change

Matt O’Connor has made just two alterations to his starting team as Rhys Ruddock and Fergus McFadden come in.

From The Score ‘I play to win’ – Rugby World Cup looms for Ireland’s Jamie Heaslip Aspirations

‘I play to win’ – Rugby World Cup looms for Ireland’s Jamie Heaslip

Leinster’s No. 8 says he will head to the 2015 tournament with the intention of picking up a winner’s medal.

From The Score Lam’s infectious energy setting the tone for reinvigorated Connacht Vision

Lam’s infectious energy setting the tone for reinvigorated Connacht

The western province’s head coach explains the philosophy that drives his work in Galway.

From The Score Heaslip eager to put his unique stamp on Leinster captaincy Leader

Heaslip eager to put his unique stamp on Leinster captaincy

The 30-year-old has taken over as the squad’s leader following the retirement of Leo Cullen.

# leinster - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

From The Score Analysis: Matt O’Connor looks for growth in Leinster’s attacking structure Game Plan

Analysis: Matt O’Connor looks for growth in Leinster’s attacking structure

The Australian head coach will have been pleased by some of this side’s shape against the Scarlets last weekend.

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