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# leinster - Today’s News

As it happened: Connacht v Leinster, Guinness Pro12 final

We were live from Murrayfield as the two Irish provinces locked horns with silverware on the line.

# leinster - Yesterday’s News

Stop Sexton, Connacht's fitting finale and more talking points ahead of the Pro12 Grand Final

We’re all set up for a thrilling Pro12 final. Is an upset possible?

Analysis: Two impressive scrums will make for an intriguing Pro12 final

Both Leinster and Connacht are tough to get the better of at scrumtime.

Injury keeps Nacewa out of Pro12 fnal, but Rob Kearney returns just in time

The fullback was struggling with an ankle injury since the final day win over Treviso, but was named in Ireland’s squad for South Africa this week.

Pat Lam names Connacht side aiming to deliver the Guinness Pro12 title

They take on Leinster in tomorrow’s final at Murrayfield, in case you hadn’t heard.

# leinster - Thursday 26 May, 2016

'The lad is a superstar... we're going to see one of the best players in England'

Worcester Warriors director of rugby Dean Ryan has high hopes for incoming Leinster centre Ben Te’o.

# leinster - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Leinster prepared to be big bad wolf to scupper Connacht fairytale

“By all accounts, everyone outside Leinster is supporting Connacht,” so someone has to be the bad guy.

# leinster - Monday 23 May, 2016

'That’s all it was, proving a point. There’s still a final': Leinster not ready to ease up after Ulster

‘Embarrassment showed in our performance,’ says loosehead Jack McGrath.

Back three boost for Leinster as Nacewa gets all clear, Kearney returns to training

The fantastic captain had an x-ray on his arm after Friday’s win over Ulster.

# leinster - Friday 20 May, 2016

One lucky Leinster fan left the RDS with Jamie Heaslip's boots tonight

Might take a few pairs of socks to make them fit snugly though.

As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, Guinness Pro12 semi-final

We went minute-by-minute as Ulster tried to upset Leinster and become the first away winner in a Pro12 semi-final.

'Unsung hero' Luke Marshall typifies Ulster energy and drive

The 25-year-old has endured a rough ride since making his international debut three years ago, but he’s made himself a key component in a new position this season.

'Te’o and Ringrose, there was a lot of smoke blown up those guys’ asses, the Ulster centres ripped them to shreds'

There’s plenty of evidence to convince Stephen Ferris either side can win tonight’s big Pro12 semi-final.

# leinster - Thursday 19 May, 2016

'30 - 6, you don't forget that anytime soon': Nacewa and Leinster coating intense resolve with cool exterior

Leinster’s captain will use that defeat as motivation in tomorrow’s semi-final and his side have enough experience to rise to the occasion.

Best: The pressure’s on Leinster, it’s their home semi-final and no one’s ever lost one

There are some big bad statistics pointing to a Leinster win, but Ulster believe their momentum can help them rise above the numbers.

Niggling injuries behind him, Jordi Murphy ready to reach for top form again

Leinster’s flanker has endured a difficult season`after years of constant improvement, but he’s fit and firing again in time for the business end.

# leinster - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Jackson showing Sexton-like traits as he takes command of Ulster – Best

The out-half has grown in stature this season, according to his provincial and international captain.

# leinster - Monday 16 May, 2016

Here are the 26 key GAA fixtures to look out for this week

The Tipperary and Cork hurlers will be under the spotlight in Thurles next Sunday.

Ringrose letting physique follow all-round improvements as he aims to settle a score

The 21-year-old is making sure to avoid prioritising physical improvements over skills.

Full extent of Sean O'Brien injury still to be seen, but Sexton 'flying' ahead of Pro12 semi

‘Obviously it doesn’t look good,’ says Kurt McQuilkin, but there is no such concern over Jonathan Sexton’s involvement.

# leinster - Friday 13 May, 2016

Here's the Laois team that will face Wicklow in their Leinster opener

Defender Paul Cotter is handed a debut.

# leinster - Monday 9 May, 2016

Sexton finishes cracking move and stunning Trimble solo effort among your Pro12 highlights Highlights Reel This post contains videos

Sexton finishes cracking move and stunning Trimble solo effort among your Pro12 highlights

The four games involving the Irish provinces served up 29 tries, here are the pick of them.

Clontarf resigned to losing 'very, very special player' Carbery to the big stage

‘Tarf coach Andy Wood says his young out-half is a formidable operator with and without the ball.

# leinster - Sunday 8 May, 2016

Bundee Aki voted Player of the Year in Connacht, Ben Te'o takes Leinster gong

Josh van der Flier and Sean O’Brien picked up the equivalent prize for young players in their respective provinces.

# leinster - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Leinster run riot against Treviso to set up home semi-final against Ulster

Leo Cullen’s side finish top of the pile.

# leinster - Friday 6 May, 2016

'Johnny's a very passionate guy': Leinster point to future potential after Sexton's culture criticism

‘When a club like Leinster is successful talent gets recognised elsewhere.’

Van der Flier and O'Brien absent as Leinster look to finish with a flourish

Jordi Murphy comes in for the injured opensides for the final day clash with Treviso.

# leinster - Sunday 1 May, 2016

Double-score win for impressive Westmeath over sorry Offaly GAA

Double-score win for impressive Westmeath over sorry Offaly

The Faithful have it all to do.

# leinster - Saturday 30 April, 2016

Ulster trounce Leinster to tighten their grip on Pro12 semi-final spot

An impressive performance saw Les Kiss’s side narrowly miss out on a bonus point.

As it happened: Ulster v Leinster, Guinness Pro12

There’s an important inter-provincial clash down for decision this afternoon at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast.

# leinster - Friday 29 April, 2016

McCloskey back, Healy not in squad for vital Ulster v Leinster clash

Jack McGrath starts in the front row for Leinster with Peter Dooley in reserve.

# leinster - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Ferris fears for Ulster pack with only one big obvious ball-carrier

‘You’ve got Iain Henderson and that’s really it.’

# leinster - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Iain Henderson ready to channel a season's worth of frustration into beating Leinster

The sorely-missed second row is hoping to ‘do a job’ on Leinster’s defence in what is just his seventh appearance of the season.

# leinster - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

Leinster right where they want to be as business end of season arrives

With a two-point cushion going into the final two games of the season, the eastern province are masters of their own destiny.

# leinster - Monday 25 April, 2016

England-bound Te'o: 'I'm pretty proud of where I am and where I'm going'

Even the powerful Kiwi centre has been surprised by how quickly he has converted to a new code.

Sean O'Brien will 'definitely' be back for Leinster before the Pro12 play-offs

O’Brien may not be fit enough to face Ulster this weekend, but Jonathan Sexton will be back in Leinster’s number 10 shirt.

# leinster - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

'The man is still an animal' - Heaslip impressed by Farrell's Ireland intro Faz

'The man is still an animal' - Heaslip impressed by Farrell's Ireland intro

Joe Schmidt’s new defence coach took his first session with the squad on Monday.

# leinster - Friday 15 April, 2016

As it happened: Leinster v Edinburgh, Guinness Pro12

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

# leinster - Thursday 14 April, 2016

Leinster welcome back Rob Kearney as Cullen makes wholesale changes

Twelve changes to the Leinster team for Friday’s game against Edinburgh.

# leinster - Friday 8 April, 2016

Brian O'Driscoll is not tempted by coaching BOD

Brian O'Driscoll is not tempted by coaching

Brian O’Driscoll and the Hoff. Together at last.

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