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Dublin: 0 °C Monday 27 April, 2015


# leinster-rugby - Yesterday’s News

The best part of Ulster v Leinster was when Paddy Jackson briefly morphed into Julian Savea

Jackson isn’t known for his strength but he boshed Jimmy Gopperth spectacularly.

Iain Henderson ran a BOD-esque line to beat Leinster on Friday

The 23-year-old is getting more explosive with every game.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 25 April, 2015

Composure key to Ulster’s quick turnaround against Leinster — Rory Best

The hooker praised the attitude and belief built between the province’s players and coaching staff.

‘Credit to Ulster, they wore us down’ – Leinster coach O’Connor

Ulster’s home fuelled motivation combined with Leinster fatigue made it a rough night for the champions.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 24 April, 2015

Curtain closing on Leinster’s season and more talking points from Ravenhill

Along with man of the match Iain Henderson, Paddy Jackson was critical to putting Ulster top of the table.

Henderson helps Ulster inflict painful defeat on Leinster

Ulster scored 26 unanswered points after trailing 10 -0 early on.

As it happened: Ulster v Leinster, Pro12

We were in Ravenhill to bring you through this crucial inter-pro minute-by-minute.

A tale of two provinces as Leinster attempt to save season away to Ulster

The hosts in Belfast have trophies on their mind, but they too need three wins to help them along the way.

Schmidt and IRFU answer ‘grossly inaccurate’ O’Connor criticisms of player management

David Nucifora and Joe Schmidt have underlined the value of Ireland’s player management system.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 23 April, 2015

Tommy Bowe: ‘We shouldn’t ever lose at Fortress Ravenhill’

With the Pro12 final set for Belfast, Ulster are hoping to have four massive home games left in their season.

Another Leinster player needs surgery and has been ruled out for the rest of the season

Marty Moore faces 12 weeks out, Leinster confirmed on Thursday.

200 not out for Heaslip – Here are the Ulster and Leinster teams for tomorrow’s inter-pro

Ulster unchanged while Leinster make four changes from defeat against Toulon.

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Ian McKinley wants to return to the Pro12 – but rugby laws mean he can’t play in Ireland

The protective goggles McKinley wears are banned in Ireland, England and France.

One Leinster player has made the shortlist for European Player of the Year Awards Season This post contains a poll

One Leinster player has made the shortlist for European Player of the Year

Jamie Heaslip’s form at the back of the Leinster scrum has been rewarded.

Analysis: Was Sean O’Brien justified in calling Armitage ‘completely illegal’?

We’ve broken down the Leinster and Toulon opensides’ turnovers on Sunday in Marseille.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Matt O’Connor: Nacewa’s experience and ability was ‘too good not to pursue’

Leinster’s head coach expects the deal to be announced in the coming days.

‘You can’t say anything to that man’ – Sean O’Brien on Wayne Barnes

The Tullow Tank felt Steffon Armitage’s breakdown efforts were ‘completely illegal’.

Should Toulon’s Suta be cited for this dangerous choke hold against Leinster?

Referee Wayne Barnes felt the actions warranted only a penalty in Marseille.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 20 April, 2015

The season is over for Fergus McFadden and Kane Douglas

Leinster duo set for surgery which will rule them out for two and three months respectively.

London Irish have added another Irishman to their Premiership squad

Meanwhile, there’s another former Leinster lock on the move in England.

‘Leinster had no intention of playing’ – The French papers react to Toulon’s win

Leinster left Marseille ‘alive, standing, and always ambitious,’ says one paper.

Letter from Marseille: Leinster exit as French power prevails in Europe

Our man in France reflects on an absorbing Champions Cup semi-final weekend.

O’Connor’s Leinster look to learn from semi-final failings against Toulon

Captain Jamie Heaslip says his side knew they had to do their supporters proud in Marseille.

Standout display against Toulon the latest in Murphy’s Leinster repertoire

The 23-year-old has been a vital cog in Matt O’Connor’s team in Europe.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 19 April, 2015

‘A lot of people had written us off’ – O’Connor proud of Leinster effort MOC

‘A lot of people had written us off’ – O’Connor proud of Leinster effort

The head coach says Leinster ‘would back ourselves to go anywhere and beat anybody with our best lads.’

If people ever tell you Toulon only care about money, show them this clip

Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal’s passion for his team runs deep.

For one brief moment, every Leinster fan thought they were going to the European Cup final

Leinster were a couple of feet away from their fourth European Cup final.

‘It’s not down to one player’ – Leinster support Madigan after intercept pass

The inside centre had a long pass picked off by Bryan Habana for a crucial try in extra time.

Yellow for Ali and more talking points after Leinster lose to Toulon

Leinster’s concession of 10 points when Toulon were down to 14 men was costly.

Here is how we rated Leinster in their devastating extra time loss to Toulon

Matt O’Connor’s men came up just short in the Champions Cup semi-final.

Extra-time heartbreak for Leinster as Habana try wins it for Toulon

Bryan Habana intercepted an Ian Madigan pass to send Toulon on to face Clermont in the final.

As it happened: Toulon v Leinster, Champions Cup semi-final

Can Leinster defy the odds and beat the back-to-back champions?

Leinster fans’ confidence will soar after watching these clips of Sean O’Brien on the rampage

Leinster need a big performance from their openside today.

‘You couldn’t have scripted it better’ – Leinster ready for Toulon test

Head coach Matt O’Connor is backing his blokes to get the job done in Marseille.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 18 April, 2015

Gibbes lies in wait for former club Leinster in Champions Cup final

The ex-Leinster forwards coach has guided Clermont into their second European final.

Here’s what the French media are saying before Leinster’s clash with Toulon

Devin Toner has been picked out as a key player by Midi Olympique.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 17 April, 2015

‘Leinster preparing for as big a battle as we’ve ever had’

The Australian says the champions are capable of stepping their game up by 40% for the arrival of Leinster.

If you are an easily frightened Leinster fan, best not to look at Toulon’s team for Sunday

If you are an easily frightened Leinster fan, best not to look at Toulon’s team for Sunday

Every galactico Leinster didn’t want to face is fit and ready to go.

Is this Leinster team good enough to slay Europe’s most formidable giant?

Matt O’Connor has made one change to the 23 from the squad that faced Bath.

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