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Dublin: 8 °C Friday 27 February, 2015

#Leinster

# 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.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Leinster were upset by the Dragons in their first RDS loss since March 2013

Tom Prydie’s boot helped the Welsh side to a 16-14 win.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 14 February, 2015

Exercise quality always above quantity for Leinster Rugby’s head of fitness

The top man in the province’s S&C department isn’t interested in weightlifting records or punishing workloads.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 13 February, 2015

A talented Leinster back row is joining Munster next season

Duncan Williams and Ronan O’Mahony have signed new contracts with the souther province.

Yes, there are Pro12 games this weekend – Dave Kearney returns and Keatley starts for Munster

Also, Connacht have named their team to face Scarlets

‘Players who have had concussions are struggling through everyday life’

Jimmy Gopperth is grateful for Leinster’s excellent medical staff.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Ever wanted to sit courtside at an NBA game? Leinster’s offering the same experience

Four lucky fans can win the chance to watch Leinster in luxury.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 6 February, 2015

Leinster won’t be playing their Champions Cup quarter-final on Good Friday after all

The times and dates of the first round of European knockout fixtures have been confirmed.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 26 January, 2015

Here’s our Irish team of the weekend after the last round of the Champions Cup pool stage

It was an unbeaten weekend for the Irish provinces in Champions Cup action.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 25 January, 2015

Here is the complete quarter-final line-up in the inaugural Champions Cup

Leinster have a home quarter-final for the first time since 2012 but will be on the road for a potential semi-final.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 24 January, 2015

O’Connor disappointed with Leinster’s inability to close out Wasps clash

However, Leinster’s head coach took some encuragement from the first-half performance in Coventry.

5 talking points after Leinster secure a Champions Cup quarter-final

Matt O’Connor’s men were brilliant in the first half, but Wasps fought back powerfully after the break.

Leinster into Champions Cup quarters after hanging on for draw at Wasps

Matt O’Connor’s men top Pool 2, but their second-half display was worrying.

As it happened: Wasps v Leinster, Champions Cup

We went minute-by-minute through Leinster’s season-defining tussle in Coventry.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 23 January, 2015

We’ll Leave It There So: Fed’s a shadow of himself, tragedy in Derry and all today’s sport

Other stories include Jamie Heaslip starting for Leinster this weekend and ITV ‘parting ways’ with Adrian Chiles.

Douglas and Ryan to start Leinster’s winner-takes-all clash with Wasps

Win on the road would clinch home quarter-final for Matt O’Connor’s side.

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Analysis: Matt O’Connor’s Leinster beginning to show true hand

However, there will need to be further improvement if they are to win away to Wasps.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Versatile Ireland-capped prop Bent proving his value to Leinster

The 28-year-old has proven himself at loosehead in the absence of Cian Healy and Jack McGrath.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 19 January, 2015

One of Leinster’s possible quarter-final opponents looked very dangerous in destroying Toulouse

There are a lot of permutations ahead of this weekend’s rugby.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Leinster’s high-tempo gameplan aided by McFadden ‘steel’ out wide

The winger was a thorn in the side of Castres, and got a pain in the neck for his troubles.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 17 January, 2015

‘Luxury’ of early bonus has Leinster in rude health for pool decider

Matt O’Connor was holding some of his players back for Wasps.

Wasps upset Harlequins to set up winner-takes-all clash with Leinster in Coventry

Leinster are in pole position after Wasps’ surprise victory at the Stoop.

Cannonball Cronin and more talking points after Leinster put 50 on Castres

The hooker scored arguably the try of the night as Leinster took the driver’s seat in Pool 2.

Leinster turn on the style with seven-try show as Castres collapse

Matt O’Connor’s side attacked with real intent from the start at the RDS.

As it happened: Leinster v Castres, Champions Cup

Leinster will be gunning for a bonus point win at the RDS this evening.

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