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#Leinster

# leinster - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

From The Score Simon Hick column: Will the real Ian Madigan please stand up? Playmaker

Simon Hick column: Will the real Ian Madigan please stand up?

Leinster fans, Matt O’Connor and Joe Schmidt will be hoping to see a strong performance from the out-half on Saturday.

From The Score McFadden ready for Ulster test after ‘a kick up the backside’ against Edinburgh Priorities

McFadden ready for Ulster test after ‘a kick up the backside’ against Edinburgh

The Leinster wing admits he and his teammates will need to raise their game in the Pro12 semi-final.

# leinster - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

From The Score O’Brien: ‘I’d have been hoping to play against Toulon if I was pushing it!’ Tullow Tank

O’Brien: ‘I’d have been hoping to play against Toulon if I was pushing it!’

The Leinster back row admits to some trepidation on his comeback last weekend, but is nonetheless raring for action.

# leinster - Monday 12 May, 2014

From The Score ‘The performance of a perfectionist’ – Sexton earning praise in France Irlandais

‘The performance of a perfectionist’ – Sexton earning praise in France

We’ve scanned the pages of L’Équipe, Midi Olympique and Rugbyrama to find out what the French are saying about Jonny.

From The Score No ill effects for Leinster’s O’Brien as McCarthy and Cullen pick up strains Back In Action

No ill effects for Leinster’s O’Brien as McCarthy and Cullen pick up strains

The province will be without Richardt Strauss for their Pro12 semi-final against Ulster, but Eoin Reddan should return.

# leinster - Saturday 10 May, 2014

From The Score ‘Everything good about Leinster is everything good about Leo Cullen’ Legends

‘Everything good about Leinster is everything good about Leo Cullen’

Brian O’Driscoll and Leo Cullen will be back next weekend to play Ulster at the RDS.

From The Score Leinster secure top spot despite mixed display against Edinburgh Job Done

Leinster secure top spot despite mixed display against Edinburgh

Matt O’Connor’s men ensured a semi-final against Ulster at the RDS next weekend.

From The Score As it happened: Irish provinces fight for Pro12 play-off pecking order Liveblog

As it happened: Irish provinces fight for Pro12 play-off pecking order

We kept an eye on Munster, Ulster, Connacht and Leinster on the final day of the regular season.

From The Score Ex-Wallaby Marco Caputo set to replace Feek as Leinster scrum coach Expert

Ex-Wallaby Marco Caputo set to replace Feek as Leinster scrum coach

The five-times capped former hooker previously played alongside Matt O’Connor for the Brumbies.

From The Score 5 reasons to get excited for the final regular season round of the Pro12 Talking Points

5 reasons to get excited for the final regular season round of the Pro12

SOB’s comeback, Ulster’s prospects in the backs and Connacht ending their season on a high all feature.

# leinster - Friday 9 May, 2014

From The Score Brian O’Driscoll: ‘I am a big believer that the lows happen for a reason’ Evolution

Brian O’Driscoll: ‘I am a big believer that the lows happen for a reason’

As he moves towards the end of his Leinster career, the 35-year-old reflects on the great changes he has played through.

# leinster - Thursday 8 May, 2014

From The Score Two-week suspension means Tom Court may have played his last game for Ulster Court Dismissed

Two-week suspension means Tom Court may have played his last game for Ulster

The Ulster prop will be banned for Ulster’s upcoming Pro12 semi-final

# leinster - Sunday 4 May, 2014

From The Score Ulster captain Johann Muller: ‘I was so, so grateful for this day’ Legend

Ulster captain Johann Muller: ‘I was so, so grateful for this day’

‘The reception from the crowd at the back end of the game was something to treasure for the rest of my life.’

# leinster - Saturday 3 May, 2014

From The Score O’Connor content with Leinster performance led by ‘alright’ Ian Madigan Assessment

O’Connor content with Leinster performance led by ‘alright’ Ian Madigan

The Australian head coach also underlined his belief that ‘the Pro 12 is getting stronger and stronger.’

From The Score Rival coaches in agreement, dangerous tackle punishments need a serious review Law And Order

Rival coaches in agreement, dangerous tackle punishments need a serious review

‘Why does the penalty vary on how a player falls?’ Asked a bewildered Mark Anscombe last night.

From The Score Westmeath to Mont-de-Marsan: A professional rugby road less travelled Green Giant

Westmeath to Mont-de-Marsan: A professional rugby road less travelled

Second row Mark Flanagan is thriving in the French Pro D2 after emerging at Leinster.

# leinster - Friday 2 May, 2014

From The Score No red redemption for Ulster as Leinster take victory after Court dismissal Friday Night Lights

No red redemption for Ulster as Leinster take victory after Court dismissal

Ulster have battled their way to a guaranteed place in the playoffs, but another red card will leave a bad taste in the mouth.

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

As it happened: Ulster v Leinster, RaboDirect Pro12

We’re going minute by minute from Ravenhill for tonight’s mouthwatering clash between last season’s finalists.

From The Score Argentina tour spots up for grabs as Ulster host Leinster in Belfast Shop Window

Argentina tour spots up for grabs as Ulster host Leinster in Belfast

International places remain to be decided but more immediately, a home semi-final is on both provinces’ minds.

From The Score Leinster’s Reddan adamant that Pro12 needs buy-in from fans and media Future

Leinster’s Reddan adamant that Pro12 needs buy-in from fans and media

‘It needs to be acknowledged a bit more or we’re all going to be in a pretty rocky boat going forward.’

# leinster - Thursday 1 May, 2014

From The Score Five things to watch out for when Ulster host Leinster at Ravenhill Derby Day

Five things to watch out for when Ulster host Leinster at Ravenhill

Ulster still have to guarantee their place in the Pro12 playoffs, but there is plenty to spur Leinster players on too.

From The Score Ulster name Payne opposite O’Driscoll as Leinster prefer Madigan for number 10 Centre Of Attention

Ulster name Payne opposite O’Driscoll as Leinster prefer Madigan for number 10

Here are the teams for tomorrow’s big inter-provincial clash in Ravenhill.

From The Score Greg Feek leaving Leinster for full-time Ireland scrum coach role Expert

Greg Feek leaving Leinster for full-time Ireland scrum coach role

The former All Black prop will be involved with the National Scrum Development Programme from next season onwards.

From The Score Here’s the state of play going into the final two rounds of the RaboDirect Pro12 Explainer

Here’s the state of play going into the final two rounds of the RaboDirect Pro12

Three Irish provinces hope to be involved in the Pro12 playoffs, here’s what they need to do.

From The Score Leinster fullback Kearney lauds the quality of all-round Jared Payne Competition

Leinster fullback Kearney lauds the quality of all-round Jared Payne

The Louth man joked that his Ulster rival should target Ireland’s outside centre shirt, rather than the 15 slot.

# leinster - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

From The Score ‘Saracens deserve their place in the final, but did they deserve a place in the semis?’ — Johann Muller Suftum

‘Saracens deserve their place in the final, but did they deserve a place in the semis?’ — Johann Muller

The Ulster captain and his province are still finding the pain of their European exit hard to take.

19-year-old charged over “one in a million” sword incident at Leinster House

The young man will appear before court today.

From The Score Leinster and Ireland kicking coach Richie Murphy always looking for solutions Routine

Leinster and Ireland kicking coach Richie Murphy always looking for solutions

‘If you don’t put the work in, you don’t get the rewards.’

# leinster - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

From The Score ‘I might try and jump a centimetre or two next time’ — Jared Payne speaks for first time since THAT red card No Holding Back This post contains videos

‘I might try and jump a centimetre or two next time’ — Jared Payne speaks for first time since THAT red card

Ulster’s Kiwi fullback will return from suspension when Leinster visit Ravenhill this Friday.

From The Score ‘You’ve got to weigh up all your options’ – Kearney commited to Leinster Contract

‘You’ve got to weigh up all your options’ – Kearney commited to Leinster

The Ireland wing considered other avenues before signing a two-year deal with his native province.

# leinster - Monday 28 April, 2014

From The Score Sean O’Brien ‘not a million miles away’ from returning for Leinster Progress

Sean O’Brien ‘not a million miles away’ from returning for Leinster

Meanwhile, the province should be able to call upon Luke Fitzgerald and Eoin Reddan for the clash with Ulster.

# leinster - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

From The Score VIDEO: Technology plays a big part in Leinster’s day-to-day life Training

VIDEO: Technology plays a big part in Leinster’s day-to-day life

The province’s players and backroom staff explain how tablets are used to supplement their training schedule.

# leinster - Saturday 19 April, 2014

From The Score O’Connor excited by playmaking potential of Leinster centre Noel Reid Distribution

O’Connor excited by playmaking potential of Leinster centre Noel Reid

The 23-year-old delivered an excellent attacking display in the nine-try hammering of Treviso yesterday.

# leinster - Friday 18 April, 2014

From The Score Nine-try rout of Treviso gets O’Connor’s Leinster back to winning ways Back On Track

Nine-try rout of Treviso gets O’Connor’s Leinster back to winning ways

Noel Reid spearheaded an impressive attacking performance by the Pro12 leaders.

From The Score As it happened: Leinster v Treviso, Pro12 Liveblog This post contains videos

As it happened: Leinster v Treviso, Pro12

We went minute-by-minute as Matt O’Connor’s side looked to get back to winning ways at a sunny RDS.

From The Score Healy: ‘There’s a lot of satisfaction in being able to lift a lot of weight’ Gains

Healy: ‘There’s a lot of satisfaction in being able to lift a lot of weight’

The Leinster and Ireland prop discusses how his gym work transfers into scrummaging power on the pitch.

From The Score Cup rugby from here on in for Ruddock and Leinster Pressure

Cup rugby from here on in for Ruddock and Leinster

After two consecutive losses, nothing but a win will do for Leinster tonight.

# leinster - Thursday 17 April, 2014

From The Score New Zealand trip helpful in Leo Cullen’s development as a coach — Gibbes Forward Thinking

New Zealand trip helpful in Leo Cullen’s development as a coach — Gibbes

The Leinster captain took time out during the Six Nations to go on a fact-finding mission in the southern hemisphere.

From The Score O’Driscoll returns at 13 for Leinster as Ulster bring back Cave Team News

O’Driscoll returns at 13 for Leinster as Ulster bring back Cave

Jimmy Gopperth continues at out-half for Matt O’Connor’s side, while Mark Anscombe has recalled Tom Court and Sean Doyle.

From The Score ‘It’s only taken me seven months!’ – Nick Williams hitting form for Ulster Powerhouse

‘It’s only taken me seven months!’ – Nick Williams hitting form for Ulster

The explosive No. 8 believes the northern province can make up for Heineken Cup disappointment in the Pro12.