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# leinster-rugby - Thursday 25 June, 2015

‘Fifth isn’t a disgrace but fans need clarity in what’s acceptable and what’s realistic’

Matt O’Connor has spoken for the first time since his departure from Leinster.

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

‘There was always an urge to come back to Ireland’ – Nacewa’s return a ‘no-brainer’

The popular utility back can’t wait to get started at his old club Leinster.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 21 June, 2015

Brown turns down Leinster’s advances to fill head coaching job

The42 understands that the Irish province made an approach for the former All Black.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 19 June, 2015

One for the Leinster shortlist? All Blacks legend Kirwan resigns as Blues coach

Former Italy and Japan coach has previously been linked to both Ulster and Munster.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Leinster surprised by lack of high-profile interest in head coaching position

It’s looking increasingly likely that Leo Cullen will lead the province into the 2015/16 season.

Foley’s Munster draw the longest straw in Champions Cup pool stages

The southern province appear to have the greatest chance of a knock-out clash next season.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 15 June, 2015

Two senior coaching appointments for Leinster but still no word on the top job

Familiar faces on the field for the Blues are now part of the coaching set-up.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Gibbes extends Clermont contract to end Leinster head coach speculation

The former Leinster forwards coach has signed a new deal that runs until 2018.

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

The Schmidt effect: Ireland coach’s shadow looms over Leinster job

Leinster say they’re in ‘no immediate rush’ to replace Matt O’Connor.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Leinster’s scrum coach follows Matt O’Connor through the exit door

Leo Cullen and head of fitness Dan Tobin will be holding the fort this summer.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 30 May, 2015

Brad Thorn will finish his career by captaining the Baa-Baas

Brad Thorn will finish his career by captaining the Baa-Baas

The hugely successful All Black partners Samu Manoa in a blockbusting second row.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Wexford native Furlong keen to impress Schmidt in Ireland’s green

The 22-year-old Leinster tighthead has earned his shot at international honours with an impressive season.

‘I won’t be surprised if Bernard Jackman gets the Leinster job’

Gio Aplon talks about life under the former Ireland hooker at Top 14 outfit Grenoble.

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

June might be the time to discuss new Ireland contract – Joe Schmidt

The Kiwi’s current deal extends until after the 2016 Six Nations.

Schmidt: O’Connor’s departure from Leinster was not my decision

The Ireland head coach distanced himself from any involvement in O’Connor’s exit.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

‘I have a newfound respect for the United Nations after Baa-Baas training’

Shane Jennings has been named as captain of the Baa-Baas team to face Joe Schmidt’s Ireland.

Leinster make indirect contact but Robbie Deans says ‘it won’t be me’

Leinster job is very attractive, admitted Deans, but he claims to be happy in Japan.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 22 May, 2015

Robbie Deans calls on Leinster trio to face Ireland with Barbarians

Shane Jennings will finish his professional career by playing for the famous invitational side.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 21 May, 2015

Leinster and All Blacks the role models for Townsend’s Warriors

The Scottish side host Ulster in the first Pro12 semi-final tomorrow night.

Former All Black Deans emerges as early front-runner for Leinster job

The ex-Australia coach is understood to be interested in relocating to Europe.

Best for both parties as O’Connor heads for the Leinster exit door

The Australian is likely to head back to his native land for his next job.

From Treviso to … Treviso: 5 games that proved pivotal in Matt O’Connor’s downfall

The Leinster boss left by mutual consent this morning and there will hardly be too much outcry from Leinster supporters.

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Missing out on Pro12 play-offs is ‘unacceptable’ for Leinster – Madigan

The Leinster out-half says Matt O’Connor’s men will take positives from the season too.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 18 May, 2015

One of Leinster’s forgotten men reminded everyone how talented he is in the Pro12 finale

Noel Reid scored an absolutely scorching try against Edinburgh.

Analysis: Leinster’s World Cup cast show O’Connor their value

The likes of Noel Reid, Jack Conan and Luke McGrath will be asked to step up next season.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 16 May, 2015

One of rugby’s all-time heroes finally called it a day this afternoon

The legend that is Nathan Hines played his last ever game today.

Everything Leinster fans wanted to see from Ian Madigan at 10 this season was on show today

He kicked well, he sniped shrewdly and he put team-mates into space.

As it happened: Guinness Pro12, final day match tracker

There is a LOT to play for in the last round of fixtures.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 15 May, 2015

Ian Madigan back at 10 for Leinster while Ulster bench front-liners

Collie O’Shea and Noel Reid come into the Leinster midfield for the trip to Edinburgh.

Pressure off, O’Brien feels Leinster can ‘go out and just play’ this weekend

Carlow’s finest back row highlighted the excellent work IRUPA are doing for players in Ireland.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 14 May, 2015

All four Irish provinces are getting on the sevens bandwagon this summer 7s

All four Irish provinces are getting on the sevens bandwagon this summer

Connacht, Ulster and Leinster will join Munster in the Limerick World Club Se7ens Series in August.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Classic analysis: Sexton leads Leinster to greatest European comeback

We look back on one of the most legendary games in the history of European rugby.

The fight for World Cup places at second row is getting just as competitive as back row

Mike McCarthy spoke about how well the second rows in Ireland are playing at the moment.

Leinster fans might be about to see a lot more of Garry Ringrose and some other young guns

Ringrose, Cian Kelleher and Ross Molony have all been training with the senior squad recently.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 11 May, 2015

Ben Te’o on if he’s better at league or union, not working with BOD and texting Slammin’ Sam

After an injury-plagued start, the New Zealander’s first season in union has developed nicely.

Gordon D’Arcy’s last home club game… might not have actually been his last home club game

D’Arcy might get to redo his farewell if he misses out on World Cup selection.

There has been an encouraging World Cup health update on one of Ireland’s chief bulldozers

Leinster skills coach Richie Murphy had positive news regarding Cian Healy.

Miss Saturday’s thrilling draw in Belfast? Watch the weekend’s Pro12 highlights here Highlights Reel This post contains videos

Miss Saturday’s thrilling draw in Belfast? Watch the weekend’s Pro12 highlights here

Including the best bits of Connacht’s win in Italy.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 10 May, 2015

Cronin and Conan claim big awards at Leinster’s end of season bash

Two powerful ball-carriers both collected official honours from within their own province tonight.

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