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# leinster - Thursday 9 January, 2014

From The Score Castres missing key men for Heineken Cup clash with Leinster Personnel

Castres missing key men for Heineken Cup clash with Leinster

Scrum-half Rory Kockott and No. 8 Antonie Claassen are set to miss the game at the Stade Pierre Antoine.

# leinster - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

From The Score In-form blindside Ruddock ready for battle with ‘different team’ in Castres Pool 1

In-form blindside Ruddock ready for battle with ‘different team’ in Castres

The blindside is enjoying his best season so far and wants to keep the ball rolling this Sunday.

# leinster - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

From The Score ‘This will define our season’, says Gopperth ahead of trip to Castres Starter For 10

‘This will define our season’, says Gopperth ahead of trip to Castres

Leinster’s out-half insists he’s happy to be kept guessing in his out-half battle with Ian Madigan.

# leinster - Monday 6 January, 2014

From The Score Snapshot: Who’s the Leinster golden boy under the rainbow? Mystery Man
From The Score Qualification in Leinster’s hands, now keep it that way — Murphy H Cup

Qualification in Leinster’s hands, now keep it that way — Murphy

With few injury worries to deal with, the eight-day turnaround before facing Castres is not ideal for Leinster.

From The Score Lam left to console himself with attacking ‘vision’ of Connacht Pro12

Lam left to console himself with attacking ‘vision’ of Connacht

The Connacht coach was left disappointed by aspects of his own side’s performance as well as the officiating.

From The Score No glitz and glamour but O’Connor happy with Leinster win Calm Head

No glitz and glamour but O’Connor happy with Leinster win

The Australian head coach is pleased that Jamie Heaslip is filling in for Sean O’Brien in the ball carrying stakes.

# leinster - Sunday 5 January, 2014

From The Score ‘We’re Connacht and we just deal with that’ – Pat Lam on refereeing calls Controversy

‘We’re Connacht and we just deal with that’ – Pat Lam on refereeing calls

The western province’s head coach didn’t agree with decisions made by the match officials during last night’s defeat.

From The Score Here are all of this week’s Pro12 highlights Recap

Here are all of this week’s Pro12 highlights

It wasn’t just Ireland that witnessed full-blooded derbies this week.

From The Score ‘If ROG has your trust, he has your back’: Meet the men who put O’Gara’s life on film The Making Of

‘If ROG has your trust, he has your back’: Meet the men who put O’Gara’s life on film

Four years after they began scrutinising the final chapter of Ronan O’Gara’s career, we caught up with the filmmakers who made ‘ROG’.

# leinster - Saturday 4 January, 2014

From The Score 3 key battles that could be decisive in Connacht v Leinster 3kb

3 key battles that could be decisive in Connacht v Leinster

Two young out-halves, master v apprentice in the centre, and the battle of the opensides.

# leinster - Friday 3 January, 2014

From The Score 5 reasons to look forward to this weekend’s Pro12 inter-pros Homegrown

5 reasons to look forward to this weekend’s Pro12 inter-pros

With Ulster v Munster tonight and Connacht v Leinster tomorrow, it should be a cracking weekend of action.

From The Score Jack Carty given first Connacht start as Leinster name Heaslip captain Team-sheets

Jack Carty given first Connacht start as Leinster name Heaslip captain

Brian O’Driscoll is back in harness for the Pro12 champions who have named Jordi Murphy at number seven.

# leinster - Monday 30 December, 2013

From The Score 23 photos from Dublin’s brilliant football year In Pics

23 photos from Dublin’s brilliant football year

Here are some of the best shots from an unforgettable season for Jim Gavin’s men.

# leinster - Sunday 29 December, 2013

From The Score O’Connor satisfied with win courtesy of ‘class act’ Murphy Blue Christmas

O’Connor satisfied with win courtesy of ‘class act’ Murphy

After suffering two defeats on the trot, the Leinster coach was finally able to feel the festive spirit.

From The Score Ulster players still enjoying Christmas judging by ‘lethargic’ loss to Leinster — Anscombe Inter-pro

Ulster players still enjoying Christmas judging by ‘lethargic’ loss to Leinster — Anscombe

The Kiwi felt compelled to slam his players for the second week running.

From The Score Half-term report: Leinster ship yet to be steadied On Your Marks!

Half-term report: Leinster ship yet to be steadied

Leinster got back to winning ways last night and are well placed in their Pro12 defence.

# leinster - Saturday 28 December, 2013

From The Score Jordi Murphy: ‘Every player loves to get their hands on the ball’ Main Man

Jordi Murphy: ‘Every player loves to get their hands on the ball’

The Leinster No. 8 stood out with his powerful ball carrying in tonight’s win over Ulster.

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

As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, Pro12

We were live from the RDS for the second inter-provincial derby of the weekend and a repeat of last season’s league final.

From The Score What would Jamie Heaslip be getting himself into in France? Rumours

What would Jamie Heaslip be getting himself into in France?

We take a look at the lie of the land in Montpellier and Toulon, both rumoured destinations for the Ireland No. 8.

# leinster - Friday 27 December, 2013

From The Score 5 reasons to get excited for the festive Pro12 inter-pros Local Derbies

5 reasons to get excited for the festive Pro12 inter-pros

Two cracking games are in store as Connacht take on Munster this evening, and Ulster visit Leinster tomorrow.

# leinster - Monday 23 December, 2013

From The Score Munster’s BJ Botha to miss Connacht clash with knee problem Injuries

Munster’s BJ Botha to miss Connacht clash with knee problem

Rob Penney’s squad, like Leinster’s, has been depleted by call-ups to an international camp this week.

From The Score Top man, top player Cullen the perfect choice to sustain Leinster culture — Easterby Succession Plan

Top man, top player Cullen the perfect choice to sustain Leinster culture — Easterby

The Leinster manager praised Leinster’s next forwards coach who ‘has been around in the bad times as well’.

# leinster - Sunday 22 December, 2013

From The Score 5 talking points from this weekend’s Pro12 action Mental Strength

5 talking points from this weekend’s Pro12 action

There were three wins from four for the Irish provinces as Leinster’s defeat prevented the clean sweep.

From The Score BT Sport aiming to sponsor Irish provinces Money

BT Sport aiming to sponsor Irish provinces

The UK-based broadcaster is planning to expand its rugby empire as the battle with Sky continues.

From The Score Snapshot: Cian Healy does a fine job dressing up as Bane Costume

Snapshot: Cian Healy does a fine job dressing up as Bane

The Leinster prop went all out to look like the Dark Knight Rises character.

From The Score Here are the highlights of every Pro12 game played this weekend Tough Going
From The Score Leo Cullen to take over as Leinster forwards coach Moving Upstairs

Leo Cullen to take over as Leinster forwards coach

The province’s captain is understood to have agreed a move into the coaching set-up next season.

# leinster - Thursday 19 December, 2013

From The Score O’Driscoll retained for Leinster’s Edinburgh trip as Ulster welcome back Wallace Team-sheets

O’Driscoll retained for Leinster’s Edinburgh trip as Ulster welcome back Wallace

The Ulster centre will make his first Pro12 appearance in nine months when Zebre arrive at Ravenhill

# leinster - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

From The Score VIDEO: Leinster Women beat Munster to claim interpro title Highlights

VIDEO: Leinster Women beat Munster to claim interpro title

Three converted tries were enough to help the eastern province to beat the reigning champions in Limerick.

# leinster - Monday 16 December, 2013

From The Score Analysis: Leinster’s inaccuracy a stark contrast to Franklin’s Gardens Analysis

Analysis: Leinster’s inaccuracy a stark contrast to Franklin’s Gardens

Matt O’Connor’s men will be frustrated with their attacking precision and breakdown work.

# leinster - Sunday 15 December, 2013

From The Score Madigan: ‘They showed a week is a long time in rugby’ Turnaround

Madigan: ‘They showed a week is a long time in rugby’

The out-half insists Leinster are ‘still in control of the group’ despite last night’s loss to Northampton.

From The Score 18 great images from an intense Heineken Cup Saturday A Thousand Words This post contains images

18 great images from an intense Heineken Cup Saturday

More magic from Ulster and Munster as Leinster and Connacht were brought down with a bang.

# leinster - Saturday 14 December, 2013

From The Score O’Connor: ‘We were inaccurate off the back of their commitment’ Home Defeat

O’Connor: ‘We were inaccurate off the back of their commitment’

The Leinster coach admitted that his team were second best to the Saints in Dublin this evening.

From The Score As it happened: Leinster v Northampton, Heineken Cup Liveblog

As it happened: Leinster v Northampton, Heineken Cup

We went minute-by-minute in Dublin as Matt O’Connor’s men looked for their fourth consecutive Pool 1 victory.

From The Score Leinster must prove that last weekend was no one-off Preview

Leinster must prove that last weekend was no one-off

Northampton are in Dublin in search of retribution, but Matt O’Connor’s side have the goods to deliver.

# leinster - Friday 13 December, 2013

From The Score Three keys battles for Leinster to win against Northampton The Difference

Three keys battles for Leinster to win against Northampton

Attacking fullbacks, physical blindsides and contrasting No. 8s; here are the vital match-ups.

From The Score No changes for Leinster and Ulster, three for Pat Lam’s Connacht Team News

No changes for Leinster and Ulster, three for Pat Lam’s Connacht

The Irish provinces will be hoping for another clean sweep across the Heineken Cup weekend.

From The Score O’Connor: Rob Kearney is a big driver of our environment Key Player

O’Connor: Rob Kearney is a big driver of our environment

The Leinster coach doesn’t think for a second that Northampton will throw in the towel tomorrow in Dublin.

# leinster - Thursday 12 December, 2013

From The Score Mike Ross: ‘Revenge is a nebulous concept’ Return Leg

Mike Ross: ‘Revenge is a nebulous concept’

Leinster’s tight-head prop feels his team must expect an improved challenge from Northampton this weekend.