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# leinster - Today’s News

Wolfhounds relieved to have ‘X-factor’ of returning O’Brien on their side

The back row’s Leinster teammates came up with an unkind nickname during the early stages of his injury.

# leinster - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Another inter-provincial switch in the books as John Cooney signs full-time for Connacht

The province have also committed academy products Jack Carty and Caolin Blade to new two-year deals.

# leinster - Monday 26 January, 2015

‘In Dublin, we’re good enough to beat anyone’ – Leinster confident in home draw

‘The group has total confidence in their ability to be as good as anyone,’ says head coach Matt O’Connor.

# leinster - Sunday 25 January, 2015

Leinster guaranteed home quarter-final as Toulouse fall in Montpellier

Bath produced a hard-fought win over Glasgow to top pool 4 and they will likely face Leinster in Dublin in the knock-out stages.

Fitzgerald in outstanding form with Six Nations fast approaching

Leinster’s outside centre put in a superb defensive display against Wasps.

# leinster - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Here’s what Leinster need to claim a home Champions Cup quarter-final

Sunday lunchtime should never be this stressful.

Madigan: ‘There have been times when I’ve thought I’m better than I actually was’

The Leinster man sat down with The42 to talk about his work with sports psychologist Enda McNulty.

‘It’s what European rugby’s all about’: Heaslip relishing intensity of pool decider with Wasps

Jamie Heaslip speaks briefly about his shoulder (and breakfast plans) before today’s crunch tie.

# leinster - Friday 23 January, 2015

Pressure? Leinster comfortable in control of their own Champions Cup destiny

Leinster can simplify their passage to the knockout stages and that has Matt O’Connor seeming remarkably chilled out.

# leinster - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

They saved me from retirement: Reddan reels back the years ahead of Wasps clash

The 34-year-old admits he feels ‘indebted’ to the Premiership club, with whom he won a Heineken Cup and Premiership.

# leinster - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Healy and O’Brien could make injury return for Wolfhounds, but won’t face Wasps

However, Leinster say they hope to have them in harness when the Dragons visit in mid February.

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 - Monday 19 January, 2015

Leinster remain hopeful of Healy or O’Brien involvement against Wasps

Captain Jamie Heaslip is suffering no ill effects after a ‘bit of a bang’ on the shoulder against Castres.

# leinster - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Wins for Galway and Wexford in Walsh Cup

The Kehoe Cup also got under way today.

# leinster - 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.

# leinster - Friday 16 January, 2015

Roux buying into Connacht’s culture but has great memories of Leinster

The 24-year-old lock qualifies to play for Ireland later this year.

# leinster - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Schmidt ‘doesn’t have any say’ in whether Leinster select Madigan at 10

Meanwhile, Matt O’Connor says Jack McGrath has ‘learned the lesson’ from his suspension for stamping.

‘The Wolverine blood kicked in’ – Heaslip good to go for Leinster

The Ireland number eight and Leinster captain says he’s fit to play against Castres on Saturday.

# leinster - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Six weeks for Hoeta’s high tackle on Kearney but no Leinster appeal on McGrath ban

The Cardiff Blues lock has been suspended for the dangerous hit on Leinster’s fullback.

Ruck speed remains Leinster’s lifeblood but wastefulness in 22 is an issue

Hooker Sean Cronin details how Matt O’Connor’s side can be more prolific in the ‘red zone’.

# leinster - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Competition for Ireland wings heats up as Kearney finds feet with Leinster

Having not played for Ireland since last year’s Six Nations, Kearney is overdue an international cap.

# leinster - Monday 12 January, 2015

Leinster wary of wounded animal as focus turns to weakened Castres

The French side were hammered by Stade Français over the weekend.

Leinster captain Jamie Heaslip an injury doubt for visit of Castres

The Ireland number eight suffered a shoulder injury two weekends ago against Ulster.

# leinster - Saturday 10 January, 2015

Ex-Leinster prop O’Connell driven in pursuit of promotion with Bristol

The strongly-backed Championship club are benefiting from the 24-year-old’s dynamic performances.

5 reasons to watch Leinster, Munster and Ulster in Pro12 action

Ben Te’o at 13, Munster’s back row composition, Luke McGrath’s chance, an Ulster lift and the returning faces.

# leinster - Thursday 8 January, 2015

From Leinster GAA defends holding match in Athy day after fatal crash Bad Timing

Leinster GAA defends holding match in Athy day after fatal crash

The Leinster Council said time constraints meant the game could not be postponed.

# leinster - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

McGrath hit with three-week suspension for stamping against Ulster

The Leinster prop has the right of appeal after the Pro12 disciplinary committee made their decision.

‘We need to start getting tries’ – McFadden wants Leinster backline to fire

The 28-year-old wing is relieved to be back from injury as the Champions Cup looms.

# leinster - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Sean O’Brien and Cian Healy to return to contact training within three weeks

The Six Nations is just under five weeks away.

Leinster’s Quinn Roux to remain on loan at Connacht for rest of season

The 24-year-old South African has been in impressive form since his inter-provincial switch.

Douglas finding his feet amidst increased set-piece demands at Leinster

The 25-year-old Australian lock says Leinster already ‘feels like home’.

# leinster - Monday 5 January, 2015

‘It’s hard to tell between junior and senior guys’: Leinster’s next generation of back rows fitting right in

Leo Cullen was particularly pleased by Jack Conan’s display after he asked the back row to impose himself on games more .

No Roger Wilson citing after Leinster’s McGrath summoned ‘out of the blue’

The Ulster number eight was involved in an incident with the Leinster loosehead prop.

# leinster - Sunday 4 January, 2015

‘We just fell asleep’: Ulster taking harsh lesson of Madigan try on the chin

Robbie Diack says the opportunistic try was something he never experienced before and, hopefully, never will again.

# leinster - Saturday 3 January, 2015

‘We’ve battled through a difficult period’ — Leinster coach Cullen

The forwards coach is pleased with where his side are positioned in domestic and European competitions.

Connacht and Leinster fans, here’s the highlights of your New Year inter-pro victories

There is no finer way to spend your Saturday night than watching your province beat another province.

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.

# leinster - 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.

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