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# leinster - Friday 2 January, 2015

From The42 Te’o and McFadden back for Leinster, Ulster boosted by Ruan return Taped Up

Te’o and McFadden back for Leinster, Ulster boosted by Ruan return

Both coaches have been able to recall the big guns for tomorrow’s inter-pro.

# leinster - Thursday 1 January, 2015

From The42 Player-driven attitude adjustment preparing Leinster for another bruising inter-pro Confidence

Player-driven attitude adjustment preparing Leinster for another bruising inter-pro

Head coach Matt O’Connor feels that his side just need to finish off the opportunities they are creating.

# leinster - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

From The42 22-year-old Conan learning the ropes from Heaslip at Leinster Homegrown

22-year-old Conan learning the ropes from Heaslip at Leinster

The powerful number eight credits his swift rise to formative years with Old Belvedere in the AIL.

# leinster - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

From The42 12 weeks out for Leinster’s McLaughlin as frustrating season continues Cruel

12 weeks out for Leinster’s McLaughlin as frustrating season continues

The back row will be sidelined after picking up a shoulder injury against Connacht.

From The42 Leinster coaches put onus on players to start delivering the goods Player Power

Leinster coaches put onus on players to start delivering the goods

‘At the end of the day, we can’t play the game for the guys,’ says skills and kicking coach Richie Murphy.

# leinster - Monday 29 December, 2014

From The42 Leinster’s injuries ease as McFadden and Te’o return to the mix Big Names

Leinster’s injuries ease as McFadden and Te’o return to the mix

Meanwhile, Sean O’Brien, Marty Moore and Cian Healy are making good progress in training.

From The42 ‘It’s up to the players’ – Fitzgerald defends ‘brilliant’ Leinster coach O’Connor Solidarity

‘It’s up to the players’ – Fitzgerald defends ‘brilliant’ Leinster coach O’Connor

Fitzgerald says the province have ‘lot of smart guys’ in their backroom, but the players must improve.

From The42 Attention turns to Lam’s Connacht as Munster strive for consistency Derby Season

Attention turns to Lam’s Connacht as Munster strive for consistency

Anthony Foley wants his side to match ‘one of our better performances’ on a regular basis.

# leinster - Sunday 28 December, 2014

From The42 Analysis: Munster’s men send clear message to Schmidt in Leinster win Contenders

Analysis: Munster’s men send clear message to Schmidt in Leinster win

Tommy O’Donnell, Ian Keatley and Andrew Conway were among the players to impress on Friday night.

From The42 Half term report: Leinster doing just enough to stay in the hunt Blue Order

Half term report: Leinster doing just enough to stay in the hunt

It’s function over fashion around the RDS these days.

# leinster - Saturday 27 December, 2014

From The42 Foley enthused as squad depth shows up well in Leinster victory Mumhan Abu

Foley enthused as squad depth shows up well in Leinster victory

The likes of Ronan O’Mahony, Duncan Williams, Billy Holland and Dave O’Callaghan stood out in Limerick.

From The42 Leinster make no excuses after Munster ‘got what they deserved’ Bragging Rights

Leinster make no excuses after Munster ‘got what they deserved’

Captain Shane Jennings admitted that Munster simply ‘played better than us’ at Thomond Park.

# leinster - Friday 26 December, 2014

From The42 Leinster v Munster: Who would win the inter-provincial dance-off? Step Up This post contains a poll

Leinster v Munster: Who would win the inter-provincial dance-off?

There’s only one way to find out.

# leinster - Thursday 25 December, 2014

From The42 Why you should spend your St Stephen’s Day watching inter-provincial rugby Inter-pro

Why you should spend your St Stephen’s Day watching inter-provincial rugby

Get yourself out of the house and into some of sport’s great rivalries.

# leinster - Saturday 20 December, 2014

From The42 Reid stands out as Leinster’s attack progresses in win over Connacht Playmaker

Reid stands out as Leinster’s attack progresses in win over Connacht

The 24-year-old centre was named man of the match after the inter-pro clash at the RDS.

# leinster - Friday 19 December, 2014

From The42 Leinster’s game-sealing try tonight was an early Christmas present from Connacht Smackdown

Leinster’s game-sealing try tonight was an early Christmas present from Connacht

Matt Healy was trying to keep the game alive, but he killed it.

From The42 Noel Reid shines at 12 in Leinster win over Pat Lam’s Connacht Home Success

Noel Reid shines at 12 in Leinster win over Pat Lam’s Connacht

Zane Kirchner and Shane Jennings scored tries for Matt O’Connor’s men.

From The42 ‘Huge amount of positivity’ in Leinster squad as Connacht come to town Derby

‘Huge amount of positivity’ in Leinster squad as Connacht come to town

Kevin McLaughlin admits the players need to start delivering on the pitch.

# leinster - Thursday 18 December, 2014

From The42 ‘People will write what they write’ – O’Connor defends Leinster’s season Pressure

‘People will write what they write’ – O’Connor defends Leinster’s season

The Australian head coach says his side are measured by a ‘different yardstick’ to the other Irish provinces.

From The42 Mike Ross extends IRFU contract until 2016 Cornerstone

Mike Ross extends IRFU contract until 2016

The new deal will bring the prop beyond his 36th birthday.

From The42 South Africa U20 prop Van Dyk set for Leinster debut against Connacht New Face

South Africa U20 prop Van Dyk set for Leinster debut against Connacht

The on-loan Cheetahs front row has been named on Matt O’Connor’s bench for tomorrow’s tie at the RDS.

From The42 Dave Kearney returns for Leinster as Lam aims to create history for Connacht Team-sheets

Dave Kearney returns for Leinster as Lam aims to create history for Connacht

The western province have never won in the RDS, but are hoping that 14 changes will give them the best possible chance.

From The42 Take me to Church: Leinster stars greet children from trio of charities Packing Down

Take me to Church: Leinster stars greet children from trio of charities

Children from Laura Lynn, Heart Children Ireland and Blackrock Flyers Special Olympics Club were surprised by Healy, Kearney, Conan and Madigan.

From The42 Henshaw set to return but Connacht have underlined their new depth RISE UP

Henshaw set to return but Connacht have underlined their new depth

The likes of Caolin Blade have given Pat Lam some welcome selection headaches for the coming weeks.

# leinster - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

From The42 Matthews cited for eye contact, Madigan and Care let off with a warning Boys Will Be Boys

Matthews cited for eye contact, Madigan and Care let off with a warning

Players who clock up three warnings and/or yellow cards in the Champions Cup will face an extra judicial hearing.

From The42 Leinster lock Toner treating Connacht match as ‘make or break’ Squeaky Bum Time

Leinster lock Toner treating Connacht match as ‘make or break’

With the top four facing off this weekend, there’s plenty up for grabs when fifth play sixth.

# leinster - Monday 15 December, 2014

From The42 4 winners and 5 losers after the crucial back-to-back European rugby fixtures Opinion

4 winners and 5 losers after the crucial back-to-back European rugby fixtures

Rounds three and four of the Champions Cup weren’t great for the Irish sides, were they?

# leinster - Sunday 14 December, 2014

From The42 Wasps sting Castres for 7 tries as they pull within a point of Leinster in Pool 2 10-try Thriller

Wasps sting Castres for 7 tries as they pull within a point of Leinster in Pool 2

The Coventry-bound club had the bonus point wrapped up after 40 minutes.

# leinster - Friday 12 December, 2014

From The42 Matt O’Connor has ‘opened up’ Leinster’s game – Jamie Heaslip Mindset

Matt O’Connor has ‘opened up’ Leinster’s game – Jamie Heaslip

The eastern province’s captain says his side are being pushed to be less ‘robotic’ by their Australian coach.

From The42 O’Connor excited to see ‘incredibly dangerous’ Fitzgerald at 13 for Leinster Golden One

O’Connor excited to see ‘incredibly dangerous’ Fitzgerald at 13 for Leinster

The Australian head coach has gone for Isaac Boss’ physicality at scrum-half.

# leinster - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

From The42 Provinces need internationals to excel in crucial Champions Cup weekend Leaders

Provinces need internationals to excel in crucial Champions Cup weekend

Munster, Leinster and Ulster face into potentially make-or-break fixtures over the European club rugby weekend.

From The42 ‘You don’t feel tired when you’re hurting’: Ruddock ready to raise game for Leinster Champions Cup

‘You don’t feel tired when you’re hurting’: Ruddock ready to raise game for Leinster

The blindside says Leinster just want to right the wrongs of last weekend.

# leinster - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

From The42 Analysis: Leinster up the ambition but error count remains restrictive

Analysis: Leinster up the ambition but error count remains restrictive

Jimmy Gopperth improved at out-half for Matt O’Connor’s side in Sunday’s clash with Harlequins.

From Motor City to Leinster House: The Detroit water protesters have been busy since they landed

The activists have been in close contact with the Irish movement in recent months, and have even held solidarity events in Detroit.

# leinster - Monday 8 December, 2014

Behind the scenes: BT Sport focus on ‘having a bit more fun’

TheScore.ie went behind the scenes to check out BT’s coverage of yesterday’s Harlequins v Leinster clash.

From The42 Kayser the tackling king, Gopperth runs and more big stats from the Champions Cup weekend Number Crunch
From The42 Leinster captain Heaslip: ‘I don’t think there’s a lot between the sides’ Captain's Verdict

Leinster captain Heaslip: ‘I don’t think there’s a lot between the sides’

The number eight is confident that his side can turn things around before the return leg against Harlequins.

# leinster - Sunday 7 December, 2014

From The42 O’Connor frustrated by Leinster’s failure to ‘look after the ball’ in London Moving On

O’Connor frustrated by Leinster’s failure to ‘look after the ball’ in London

The Leinster head coach pointed to the scrum as an area that needs major improvement ahead of next weekend.

From The42 As it happened: Harlequins v Leinster, Champions Cup Liveblog

As it happened: Harlequins v Leinster, Champions Cup

We went minute-by-minute as the teams tied for top spot in Pool 2 went head to head.

From The42 Leinster look to ‘heartbeat of the team’ Ian Madigan for spark against ‘Quins Champions Cup

Leinster look to ‘heartbeat of the team’ Ian Madigan for spark against ‘Quins

The versatile back will be tasked with jump-starting Leinster’s attack this afternoon.