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# 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.

From the RDS to Melbourne: An ex-Leinster hooker’s ready for his Super Rugby debut

Tom Sexton is competing for a spot with the Melbourne Rebels.

Exciting Leinster team can take advantage of Castres’ lack of confidence

We’ve looked at four key areas of this evening’s Champions Cup clash at the RDS.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 16 January, 2015

Leinster talk down bonus-point focus ahead of tie with out-of-form Castres

Matt O’Connor admits five match points is ‘the ideal’ but says his side need to concentrate on simply winning.

Leinster go for Gopperth at 10 against Castres while Moore starts at tighthead

Mike Ross misses out on the match day squad altogether, while Kane Douglas is on the bench.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

‘You’d almost wash the dishes 24 times to fill the day’ – The initial struggle of a retired rugby player

Former Leinster and Connacht scrum-half Paul O’Donohoe is trying to make the best of retirement.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 11 January, 2015

Here’s your Sunday evening Pro12 highlights from a good weekend for the Irish provinces Recap This post contains videos

Here’s your Sunday evening Pro12 highlights from a good weekend for the Irish provinces

It will make for good viewing for Leinster, Munster and Ulster fans. Those out West may want to look away now.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 10 January, 2015

Ben Te’o looked particularly beastly at 13 when boshing Sam Warburton earlier

Leinster fans will be hoping this is a glimpse of things to come.

Leinster produce second-half comeback after Cardiff indiscipline turns game in visitors’ favour

Matt O’Connor’s side come away from Wales with maximum points.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 9 January, 2015

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

Fingers on buzzers. Time starts now.

Leinster creeping closer to full strength as fans get another chance to see BOD’s potential successor

Ben Te’o is in the side to make only his third appearance this season.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 8 January, 2015

‘You need 2 eyes to play but I seem to be doing okay with just one’ – Ian McKinley’s rugby return

‘You need two eyes to play out-half but I seem to be doing okay with just one. ‘

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

We’ll Leave It There So: Gerrard nears LA switch, new hurling proposals and today’s sport

There’s also some good news for the provinces and watch Stephanie Roche’s goal in Lego form.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Best laments Ulster’s lack of killer instinct against Leinster

The northern province were beaten by Leinster in the Pro12 today.

That Madigan magic and more talking points from Leinster’s win over Ulster

Ulster go back up the M1 licking their wounds while Leinster end the seasonal inter-pros in the playoff places.

Heaslip injury a concern for Leinster after win over Ulster

Ian Madigan and Jack Conan tries gave Leinster a convincing inter-pro win.

This cheeky Madigan try has Leinster in control against Ulster

The home side took advantage of advantage just after half time.


As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, Guinness Pro12

Leinster were determined to get 2015 off to a winning start. Catch up on this afternoon’s action in our minute-by-minute report.

Chris Henry happy with watching brief (for now) as Ulster take on Leinster

The Ulster flanker never thought he’d be in this situation and is looking forward to a possible return to play this season.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 2 January, 2015

Heaslip insisting Leinster ‘in a good space’ as he narrows focus to Ulster threat

The Leinster captain is repeating mantras of positivity as Leinster aim to go back to winning ways.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Player-driven attitude adjustment preparing Leinster for another bruising inter-pro

Head coach Matt O’Connor feels that his side just need to finish off the opportunities they are creating.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 29 December, 2014

Jack Conan’s offload against Munster would make Sonny Bill Williams proud

Andrew Conway showed great strength for his try too.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 26 December, 2014

Leinster were ‘second best,’ admits O’Connor

The coach also felt Darragh Fanning’s second-half sin-binning was a harsh decision.

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