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# leinster-rugby - Today’s News

Matt O’Connor confirmed that Leinster will have all their stars back for next week’s European tie

Leinster got a draw last night but Matt O’Connor thinks his side need to improve ahead of Bath next week.

‘Obsession’ part and parcel of Peter Stringer’s drive to compete

Bath’s Grand Slam winner is desperate to get back to Lansdowne Road.

‘No magic formula, just an attitude shift’ behind Leinster’s big comeback

Isaac Boss was left hoping Leinster won’t rue these two dropped points at the end of the season.

# leinster-rugby - Yesterday’s News

Leinster come from 20 down to share eight tries in thrilling draw with Glasgow

Last year’s finalists both take three points from a brilliant match.

Leinster looking for kick start with dangerous Glasgow in town

Matt O’Connor has a handful of international players back for this evening’s clash at the RDS.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Leinster coach O’Connor: ‘We’re not worried about trophies at the moment’

The eastern province face Glasgow Warriors tomorrow in what looks like a must-win fixture.

Madigan back at 12 as Leinster make seven changes for Glasgow clash

Expect to see plenty of international experience in the RDS tomorrow evening.

‘We’re running out of games’: Leo Cullen fronting up for business end of the season

Friday marks Leinster’s penultimate fixture at the RDS this season, unless they can make a late push for the top two.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Leinster have added two wrecking balls to their Champions Cup squad

Connacht have brought two new faces into their Challenge Cup playing group.

‘It’s unbelievably competitive’ – A LOT of talented wings are fighting for Schmidt’s attention

Leinster’s Dave Kearney is hoping strong club form can get him some more international recognition.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 20 March, 2015

BOD and Hickie visited Luke Fitz at summer camp and the result was this perfect photo

What stands out the most here is Hickie’s lustrous hair.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 9 March, 2015

There is one great stat that highlights just how bleak last weekend was for Irish rugby

You have to go back a really, really long time to find a Pro12 weekend where all the Irish teams lost.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 7 March, 2015

A dominant Scarlets second half continued the miserable Irish weekend in Wales

Despite leading at half time, Leinster were beaten by the Scarlets.

Ben Te’o picked a perfect line to score his first Leinster try Try Time This post contains videos

Ben Te’o picked a perfect line to score his first Leinster try

The centre put Leinster in front away to the Scarlets but it wasn’t enough in the end.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 6 March, 2015

We’ll Leave It There So: The return of the bulldozer, Robbie wins an award and all today’s sport

Cian Healy starts for Leinster tomorrow for the first time since September.

4 reasons to watch the Irish provinces in Pro12 action this weekend

Connacht’s Champions Cup charge, Leinster’s XV, Munster man returns and Ulster’s next prospect.

A Frenchman has been appointed to referee Leinster’s Champions Cup quarter-final

Jérôme Garcès will be in charge when Bath come to Dublin.

One of Leinster’s rampaging wrecking balls is set for his first start since September

Cian Healy is back for Leinster while Darren Cave captains Ulster.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 5 March, 2015

It was a risk leaving Ireland but it’s paying off for a former Leinster flanker at London Irish

Conor Gilsenan’s good form has led to a new two-year deal with the Exiles.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

After a taste of Schmidt’s set-up, Leinster’s returning international wants back in

Rhys Ruddock says he needs to play well for Leinster to get back in the national set-up.

Leo Cullen has an interesting idea about tweaking how the choke tackle is refereed

The Leinster forwards coach favours an interpretation of the law that benefits the attacking team.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 2 March, 2015

One of Leinster’s non-Irish qualified players is considering his future ahead of next season

Zane Kirchner says he has to decide whether or not to stay with the province.

Are Leinster going to bring back Isa Nacewa? Leo Cullen didn’t rule it out

Isa Nacewa has been in retirement for two years but could be set for a shock return to Dublin.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 28 February, 2015

Leinster’s Brendan Macken joins Gloucester on loan

The centre moves to the Aviva Premiership side until the end of the season.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 27 February, 2015

Late Gopperth penalty sees Leinster draw comfort against Ospreys

Matt O’Connor’s men needed the out-half’s 78th-minute kick to level things up.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

With almost 20 internationals away, Leinster’s young guns are looking to cement their place

Tadhg Furlong and Luke McGrath are two guys who’ve benefited from the available game time.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 23 February, 2015

‘Front rows always have a nemesis and Cian has had some pretty good days against Dan Cole’

Leinster scrum coach Marco Caputo on the task facing the Irish front row against England on Sunday.

Promising ex-Leinster back row Gilsenan signs new contract with London Irish

The 22-year-old left Leinster last summer to join the Premiership club.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 21 February, 2015

‘We’re going to have to improve an awful lot’ says Leinster’s Luke Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald scored one of Leinster’s four tries against Zebre.

Leinster fans present Nigel Owens with a new passport

We’re not sure this would get the referee on an aeroplane either.

‘Leinster must get better’ insists O’Connor

The Blues’ head coach insists his side need to improve after their win over Zebre.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 20 February, 2015

Fitzgerald provides the spark as sluggish Leinster get bonus point against Zebre

Fitzgerald scored one try and created another, while Cian Healy also made his return to provincial colours at the RDS.

Leinster will lose a key leader with retirement of cult hero Jennings

The 33-year-old yesterday announced his decision to hang up his boots at the season’s end.

Has the scrum become a blight on modern rugby?

What is supposed to be a means of re-starting the game after one team makes a mistake has somehow evolved into an interminable wait, write Whiff of Cordite.

‘Cian is a special athlete’ – Leinster boosted by Healy return for Zebre clash

Matt O’Connor welcomes a number of international players back into his side to face the Italians.

Aer Lingus to the rescue as Ryanair won’t let Nigel Owens fly in to ref Leinster

The high-profile referee brought a driving licence instead of a passport to the airport this morning.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Leinster open to the idea of signing Munster legend Peter Stringer

The 37-year-old is a free agent at the end of the season and Matt O’Connor says it ‘might be an opportunity for us’.

Cian Healy is back in Leinster colours – Here’s the team to face Zebre tomorrow

Healy named among the replacements after more than five months out with hamstring tear.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Robbie Henshaw will see out his contract with Connacht next season

The 21-year-old’s immediate future has been resolved, but Munster, Ulster and Leinster are hovering.

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