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# leinster-rugby - Today’s News

'It's your job and you've a lot of pride playing for Leinster. You're embarrassed coming in'

Jack McGrath admits Leinster’s players are hurting after their abject performance over the weekend.

Fitzgerald suffers another injury setback as Leinster lick their wounds after Ulster defeat

Josh van der Flier is also nursing an ankle knock from Saturday’s chastening afternoon in Belfast.

Munster stand up and fight, Connacht lose and Ulster blow Leinster away - Pro12 highlights Video Highlights This post contains videos

Munster stand up and fight, Connacht lose and Ulster blow Leinster away - Pro12 highlights

Catch up with the weekend’s action on this Bank Holiday Monday.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 30 April, 2016

'It was a bit dramatic from Pienaar' - Cullen hits out at referee after Belfast defeat

But Les Kiss insisted George Clancy got the decision absolutely spot on.

Was George Clancy right to award Ulster a penalty try after Kearney's professional foul? Defining Moment This post contains a poll

Was George Clancy right to award Ulster a penalty try after Kearney's professional foul?

The penalty try set Ulster on their way to a big win.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 28 April, 2016

'I love working with him' - Leinster appreciating McQuilkin influence

The former Ireland international has made a major impact on his return to the eastern province.

Ireland international Hagan to make first Super Rugby start for the Rebels

The former Leinster and Connacht prop has made six appearances this season so far.

'It's waffle, tackling high has nothing to do with getting hit in the head' - Sexton

The Ireland out-half says he would prefer outspoken pundits to call him before commenting.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 22 April, 2016

'Would I be able to play for Munster? It would be really tough' - Madigan

The Leinster and Ireland out-half outlines the thinking behind joining Bordeaux next season.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 21 April, 2016

'Everyone thinks you go in there, do push ups, and get screamed at'

Leinster lock Hayden Triggs is hoping to extend his contract into next season.

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Leinster's McFadden suspended for three weeks for dangerous tackle Ban

Leinster's McFadden suspended for three weeks for dangerous tackle

The 29-year-old floored Damien Hoyland at the RDS last weekend.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 17 April, 2016

McFadden cited for high hit in Edinburgh win Disciplinary Action This post contains videos

McFadden cited for high hit in Edinburgh win

The Leinster winger will have a disciplinary hearing this week after the challenge on Damien Hoyland.

'Every day I'm pinching myself' - Van der Flier shining for Leinster

The 22-year-old was man of the match at the RDS as Leinster beat Edinburgh.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 16 April, 2016

'It was definitely high' - McFadden escapes card for hit against Edinburgh

The Leinster wing hammered into Damien Hoyland at the RDS.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 15 April, 2016

'It's nice for us to be in the position where we can control what we need'

Leo Cullen said Leinster had ‘mixed emotions’ after their bonus-point win over Edinburgh.

Leinster remain top of the Pro12 with bonus-point win over Edinburgh

Leo Cullen’s men scored four tries in the second half at the RDS.

As it happened: Leinster v Edinburgh, Guinness Pro12

Leo Cullen’s league leaders welcomed Alan Solomons’ men to the RDS.

Leo Cullen launches passionate defence of Pro12 as the season approaches thrilling climax

The Leinster head coach says the competition can rival Super Rugby and the Aviva Premiership as his side prepare to take on Edinburgh this evening.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 14 April, 2016

'We're in a better place': Leinster's strength in depth forces Cullen to make big calls

Johnny Sexton and Jamie Heaslip among those left out for Friday’s meeting with Edinburgh.

Brad Thorn has a new job as Reds assistant coach

The former Leinster man has been appointed until the end of the season.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

'There are a lot of high-achievers at this club and silverware is our bottom line'

As the season comes to a head, Leinster are aiming to finish strongly and claim a fifth Pro12 title.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 11 April, 2016

'Hopefully I'm over the worst of it' - Kearney returns to boost Leinster's Pro12 push

The Ireland international has been plagued by a chronic hamstring injury this season.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 3 April, 2016

Inter-pro wins for Leinster and Ulster and the rest of the weekend’s Pro12 highlights Video This post contains videos

Inter-pro wins for Leinster and Ulster and the rest of the weekend’s Pro12 highlights

There was also a big win for Glasgow as the race for the playoffs enters the final stages.

‘It’s definitely a slog to get to this point but we’re not relying on permutations’

Leinster are now in pole position to secure a home semi-final after last night’s win over Munster.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 2 April, 2016

'A draw probably would have been a fair reflection of the game' - Sexton

The Leinster out-half was man of the match as they beat Munster in Dublin.

‘We had a very experienced international out-half on the bench’ – Foley

The Munster head coach explained his decision to bring Ian Keatley on for Johnny Holland.

Leinster cling on for tense victory over Munster to move top of Pro12

Leo Cullen’s men had to produce a defensive grandstand late on.

‘It’s a big collision, isn’t it?’: Mike McCarthy on that hit and his severe concussion

Leinster and Ireland second-row Mike McCarthy is on his way back after that sickening Six Nation’s concussion.


Midfield playmaker Scannell a bright prospect for Munster’s future

The 22-year-old Corkman has had an excellent breakthrough season.

‘In theory it’s not must win against Munster but it’s an important game nonetheless’

Two provinces collide at the Aviva Stadium tonight with more than bragging rights on the line.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 1 April, 2016

‘They’re all pushing for Irish starts but in reality it can’t happen for both sets of players’

Bragging rights and valuable points are on the line but there’s also the small matter of competition for Irish selection.

Van der Flier: ‘It was a funny feeling watching after being dropped, surreal in a way’

The young flanker is keen to put new Ireland friendships aside this weekend as Leinster face Munster.

‘Axel sat us down and he said, ‘Remember this feeling’ and walked out’

CJ Stander has returned from Ireland camp eager to help Munster end their season on a high.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 31 March, 2016

Henshaw at fullback as Connacht makes seven changes for Ulster trip

21-year-old academy back Cormac Brennan could make his debut off the bench in Belfast.

‘My grandparents get more enjoyment out of it’ – Ringrose blocking out talk of Ireland call-up

The Leinster centre admits he couldn’t have imagined his meteoric rise.

Munster encouraged by homegrown talent as Leinster loom large

Conor Murray feels the criticism of Munster’s academy is off the mark.

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

Analysis: Connacht continue to be the brightest light in Irish rugby

Last weekend’s win over Leinster was the latest demonstration of the quality of Pat Lam’s men.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Leinster’s departing centre Ben Te’o to be called up by England – reports

The 29-year-old could be included in Eddie Jones’ squad for the tour of Australia.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 28 March, 2016

Leinster’s clash with Munster a must-win game — Ruddock

Scrum coach John Fogarty expects both Cian Healy and Luke Fitzgerald to be available for Saturday’s game.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 27 March, 2016

It’s cranked up for next week — Leo Cullen

“These games at this time of the year — there are going to be no holds barred.”

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