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# leinster - Friday 10 October, 2014

From The42 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 The42 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 The42 ‘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 The42 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 The42 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 The42 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 The42 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 The42 ‘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 The42 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.

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 The42 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 The42 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 The42 ‘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 The42 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 The42 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 The42 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 The42 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 The42 Gordon D’Arcy is no longer the beard king of Leinster Rugby Watch The Throne
From The42 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 The42 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 The42 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 The42 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 The42 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 The42 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 The42 ‘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 The42 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 The42 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 The42 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 The42 ‘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 The42 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 The42 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 The42 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.

# leinster - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

From The42 Analysis: Madigan provides promising performance as Leinster’s playmaking 12 Second Five Eighth

Analysis: Madigan provides promising performance as Leinster’s playmaking 12

The 25-year-old showed glimpses of what he could bring to the mix as a centre for Matt O’Connor’s side against the Scarlets.

Leinster coach looking forward to Galway return 19 years after Wallaby visit

Marco Caputo won at the Sportsground with the Wallabies and is now planning Leinster’s assault this Friday.

# leinster - Monday 15 September, 2014

From The42 Leinster preparing to bring Strauss back ‘banging bodies’ in time to face Munster Hamstrung

Leinster preparing to bring Strauss back ‘banging bodies’ in time to face Munster

The hooker appeared to be still doing non-contact training today, but that’s all about to change.

From The42 Leinster’s rout of Scarlets and the rest of the Irish highlights from this weekend’s Pro12 Highlights

Leinster’s rout of Scarlets and the rest of the Irish highlights from this weekend’s Pro12

There were wins for all four provinces over the weekend

From The42 Munster win defensive chess match against Leinster while seven-try Connacht dazzle Ulster Contrasting

Munster win defensive chess match against Leinster while seven-try Connacht dazzle Ulster

There were two contrasting inter-pros this weekend.

# leinster - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

From The42 ‘You can’t vent your frustrations in a physical manner any more’ Coach Cullen

‘You can’t vent your frustrations in a physical manner any more’

Leinster’s forwards coach talks about his step away from playing, the pack’s injury concerns and the man coming to fill his shoes.

# leinster - Monday 8 September, 2014

From The42 ‘We were lucky to come away from Glasgow with one point’ — Fergus McFadden Singing The Blues

‘We were lucky to come away from Glasgow with one point’ — Fergus McFadden

Meanwhile, the province are hopeful that Noel Reid’s ankle injury is not as serious as first feared.

From The42 Carty’s cross-field kick for Connacht and the rest of the weekend’s Pro12 action West Is Best

Carty’s cross-field kick for Connacht and the rest of the weekend’s Pro12 action

The western province were flying the flag as Ireland’s only winners at the weekend.