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#Leinster

# leinster - Today’s News

Leinster brought back down to earth with narrow defeat to thrilling Toulouse

Leo Cullen’s side led only once at Stade Ernest Wallon and came up short on a 28-27 scoreline.

As it happened: Toulouse v Leinster, Champions Cup

We went minute-by-minute as the four-time champions met in France.

Attacking champions Leinster keen for even better in Toulouse

Leo Cullen’s side were looking to build on the eight-try rout of Wasps.

# leinster - Yesterday’s News

'We're aware of teams close to here ringing up young players and selling them stories' - Leo Cullen

The Leinster head coach is intent on creating an environment players want to remain and improve in.

# leinster - Friday 19 October, 2018

'Nothing fazes him': Cullen backs Larmour to take on Toulouse

Leinster’s head coach says his 21-year-old fullback is ‘getting better all the time’. A frightening prospect.

Cullen acutely aware of outside interest in Leinster talent as he wishes McCarthy well

The 23-year-old scrum-half has agreed a move to Munster next season.

Toulouse to appeal Kaino's five-week ban for 'striking with the shoulder'

The former All Black was suspended for a tackle on Bath’s Jamie Roberts.

# leinster - Thursday 18 October, 2018

McCarthy's inter-provincial move from Leinster to Munster makes sense

The 23-year-old will shift to Limerick next season on a two-year contract.

Speed king Cronin constantly 'nit picking' to improve all-round game

The explosive Leinster hooker will be a key weapon in Toulouse, but will he be in Ireland’s arsenal next month?

# leinster - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Toulouse receive double blow as duo handed suspensions for Leinster clash Sanctions This post contains videos

Toulouse receive double blow as duo handed suspensions for Leinster clash

Jerome Kaino and Lucas Pointud were both brought before a disciplinary hearing in Paris.

# leinster - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Leinster braced for 'assault on the senses' away to proud Toulouse

Leinster are brimming with respect for their fellow four-time champions.

# leinster - Monday 15 October, 2018

Billy Vunipola to miss England's date with All Blacks due to fractured arm

Meanwhile, Leinster are assessing issues for Cian Healy, Rob Kearney and Dan Leavy.

'I understand that I'm more expendable... you want to be selfless towards the team'

James Lowe says he has to accept the ‘non-European’ rule and work for his Leinster team-mates.

# leinster - Sunday 14 October, 2018

'I don't think there's many front rowers who could do that in the world'

Tadhg Furlong’s involvement in the build-up to Luke McGrath’s second try for Leinster was impressive.

# leinster - Saturday 13 October, 2018

James Lowe, the fan favourite who is box office on and off the pitch

The Kiwi wing was in flying form during and after Leinster’s win over Wasps.

# leinster - Friday 12 October, 2018

'We just need to be careful we're not getting too far ahead of ourselves'

Leinster boss Leo Cullen looked to ease the excitement at Leinster’s superb performance against Wasps.

Leinster light up the RDS and tear Wasps apart in stunning performance

Leo Cullen’s men began their Heineken Champions Cup defence with a brilliant eight-try win.

As it happened: Leinster v Wasps, Champions Cup Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Leinster v Wasps, Champions Cup

Leo Cullen’s side got their European title defence underway against Wasps at the RDS on Friday night.

Leinster A seal place in Celtic Cup final with seven-try win over Munster

The eastern province will travel to Wales for next weekend’s decider.

# leinster - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Bleyendaal set for return from neck injury in Munster A clash with Leinster

The former Crusader is on the bench for tomorrow’s meeting in Donnybrook.

Leinster deploy both Leavy and JVDF as they open Champions Cup defence against Wasps

Leo Cullen’s had close to a full-strength squad to choose from for the RDS curtain-raiser.

'What a joke': Wasps back row Hughes still suspended for Leinster trip as disciplinary panel delay decision

The independent committee opted to reconvene the hearing within a week due to an ‘issue that arose’.

# leinster - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

If not the defending champs, then who? 5 teams to challenge Leinster's European throne

The eastern province look well capable of being the best team in Europe again this year, but this chasing pack won’t be easily shaken off.

Leinster hurling counties to gain break in new schedule for 2019 senior championship

The Leinster Council have released their planned run of games.

Leinster's pack bringing 'a spike' after tough lessons from Munster maul

James Ryan and his team-mates have a point to prove against Wasps this weekend.

# leinster - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Boost for Ulster as Murphy, Addison and Moore return to training

Dan McFarland’s side face Leicester Tigers in Belfast on Saturday.

'It was a very bleak dressing room after... It was just so quiet'

Three seasons ago, Leinster were hammered twice by Wasps in Europe.

# leinster - Monday 8 October, 2018

'I didn't think he would go down that easy,' says Earls on Lowe and Leinster's penalty try Laid Lowe This post contains videos

'I didn't think he would go down that easy,' says Earls on Lowe and Leinster's penalty try

The Ireland and Munster wing was sin-binned 11 minutes into Saturday’s loss to Leinster and the decision to award a penalty try still rankles with him.

Gibson-Park's ankle a concern for Leinster but Larmour set for return

The scrum-half rolled his ankle in the win over Munster.

# leinster - Saturday 6 October, 2018

Cipriani returns to wound Wasps ahead of Leinster clash

Dai Young’s side also lost scrum-half Dan Robson to injury and look set to be without him for the RDS trip.

As it happened: Leinster v Munster, Guinness Pro14

We’re going minute-by-minute from the Aviva Stadium as Joey Carbery returns to face his native province.

'Ross, Joey and Johnny were established and I couldn't really see things changing'

Cathal Marsh will be playing rugby in the US after signing for Rugby United New York.

# leinster - Friday 5 October, 2018

Sexton absent as Leo Cullen rings the changes for Munster clash

Ross Byrne makes the starting line-up for Leinster this weekend.

Carbery to face Leinster in Munster colours for the first time tomorrow

The out-half starts for Johann van Graan’s side, as does captain Peter O’Mahony.

# leinster - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Louth become the latest county to fill senior football manager vacancy

Wayne Kierans was ratified at a meeting of the county board tonight.

“I remember Paulie smacking me on the arse and saying: ‘best of luck kid, you’ll get the next one!'

“I remember Paulie smacking me on the arse and saying: ‘best of luck kid, you’ll get the next one!'

Rob Kearney looks back on painful memories of his early clashes with Munster.

# leinster - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

'That quick throw-in, some of the guys said; 'no, slow down!'': Mathewson an exciting addition for Munster

Johann van Graan was delighted with how his team adapted to the scrum-half’s off-the-cuff skill.

# leinster - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Stander content to occupy underdog role until it comes time to bite back

‘To go up there just to play is not going to be acceptable. We play this game to win,’ says the Munster and Ireland back row.

# leinster - Monday 1 October, 2018

'It didn't feel like we were a million miles away at all, but discipline cost us'

Connacht looked within for the causes of their loss to Leinster.

Leinster hail impact of contact skills coach Hogan after shutting down Connacht

“The work in contact areas is huge, ultimately it decides the game more often than not.”

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