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#matt o'connor

# matt-oconnor - Monday 20 March, 2017

Ex-Leinster head coach Matt O'Connor returns to take over at Leicester Tigers

The Australian returns to Welford Road after spells with Queensland Reds and Tonga.

# matt-oconnor - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

Matt O'Connor misses out on head coach role with the Reds

Former international prop Nick Stiles was promoted to his first head coaching role ahead of the ex-Leinster boss.

# matt-oconnor - Saturday 17 October, 2015

Madigan has the confidence and quality to deliver for Ireland tomorrow

The 26-year-old will feel this moment has always been coming.

# matt-oconnor - Friday 4 September, 2015

Former Leinster boss Matt O’Connor has an interesting new job

But it’s not the one he wanted.

# matt-oconnor - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

Leinster confirm Leo Cullen as permanent head coach on two-year deal

Defence coach Kurt McQuilkin has also extended his contract to two years.

# matt-oconnor - Sunday 26 July, 2015

Reports: Leinster offer Leo Cullen two-to-three-year deal as head coach

Leinster are waiting on the IRFU to give the go ahead on the appointment.

# matt-oconnor - Thursday 25 June, 2015

‘Fifth isn’t a disgrace but fans need clarity in what’s acceptable and what’s realistic’

Matt O’Connor has spoken for the first time since his departure from Leinster.

# matt-oconnor - Friday 19 June, 2015

One for the Leinster shortlist? All Blacks legend Kirwan resigns as Blues coach

Former Italy and Japan coach has previously been linked to both Ulster and Munster.

# matt-oconnor - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Leinster surprised by lack of high-profile interest in head coaching position

It’s looking increasingly likely that Leo Cullen will lead the province into the 2015/16 season.

# matt-oconnor - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Gibbes extends Clermont contract to end Leinster head coach speculation

The former Leinster forwards coach has signed a new deal that runs until 2018.

# matt-oconnor - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

The Schmidt effect: Ireland coach’s shadow looms over Leinster job

Leinster say they’re in ‘no immediate rush’ to replace Matt O’Connor.

# matt-oconnor - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Gopperth plans to go out in style after ‘tough’ last months with Leinster

The Kiwi out-half will line up against his Leinster friends with the Barbarians this evening.

# matt-oconnor - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Schmidt: O’Connor’s departure from Leinster was not my decision

The Ireland head coach distanced himself from any involvement in O’Connor’s exit.

# matt-oconnor - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

Leinster make indirect contact but Robbie Deans says ‘it won’t be me’

Leinster job is very attractive, admitted Deans, but he claims to be happy in Japan.

# matt-oconnor - Monday 25 May, 2015

Leinster squad feel they could have done more to help MOC — Eoin Reddan

‘You don’t come off the pitch thinking you let the whole team down – you win and lose together.’

# matt-oconnor - Thursday 21 May, 2015

Former All Black Deans emerges as early front-runner for Leinster job

The ex-Australia coach is understood to be interested in relocating to Europe.

Best for both parties as O’Connor heads for the Leinster exit door

The Australian is likely to head back to his native land for his next job.

From Treviso to … Treviso: 5 games that proved pivotal in Matt O’Connor’s downfall

The Leinster boss left by mutual consent this morning and there will hardly be too much outcry from Leinster supporters.

Matt O’Connor to leave Leinster after two years in charge

The Australian had a year remaining on his contract.

O’Connor leaves ‘disappointed and frustrated’ with Leinster form

The Australian says the European exploits under his watch was a journey to be proud of.

# matt-oconnor - Saturday 9 May, 2015

Leinster players disappointed with their ‘rollercoaster’ season

Jamie Heaslip spoke after yesterday’s win about being disappointed with the season but being glad to have Champions Cup qualification sorted.

# matt-oconnor - Friday 8 May, 2015

Leinster ensure Champions Cup qualification with drab win over Treviso

A miserable evening in Dublin was not conducive to exciting attacking rugby.

# matt-oconnor - Thursday 7 May, 2015

‘It brings you down to earth and makes you feel quite real’

The province are promoting LauraLynn Children’s Hospice this season.

Five changes for Leinster as O’Connor’s men look to salvage season

Ian Madigan is back at inside centre, while Ireland wing Dave Kearney returns in the back three.

# matt-oconnor - Sunday 26 April, 2015

Inconsistency the big issue Leinster need to address — Matt O’Connor

The Australian believes the performance against Toulon is evidence that Leinster can compete with the best.

# matt-oconnor - Friday 24 April, 2015

We’ll Leave It There So: Irish Rugby rubbish criticisms, Pep’s going home & all today’s sport

Also, AP McCoy prepares to say farewell and one Irish pundit wants Jack Grealish to feature against Scotland.

Schmidt and IRFU answer ‘grossly inaccurate’ O’Connor criticisms of player management

David Nucifora and Joe Schmidt have underlined the value of Ireland’s player management system.

# matt-oconnor - Thursday 23 April, 2015

200 not out for Heaslip – Here are the Ulster and Leinster teams for tomorrow’s inter-pro

Ulster unchanged while Leinster make four changes from defeat against Toulon.

# matt-oconnor - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Matt O’Connor: Nacewa’s experience and ability was ‘too good not to pursue’

Leinster’s head coach expects the deal to be announced in the coming days.

# matt-oconnor - Sunday 19 April, 2015

‘A lot of people had written us off’ – O’Connor proud of Leinster effort MOC

‘A lot of people had written us off’ – O’Connor proud of Leinster effort

The head coach says Leinster ‘would back ourselves to go anywhere and beat anybody with our best lads.’

Yellow for Ali and more talking points after Leinster lose to Toulon

Leinster’s concession of 10 points when Toulon were down to 14 men was costly.

‘You couldn’t have scripted it better’ – Leinster ready for Toulon test

Head coach Matt O’Connor is backing his blokes to get the job done in Marseille.

# matt-oconnor - Saturday 18 April, 2015

# matt-oconnor - Friday 17 April, 2015

‘Leinster preparing for as big a battle as we’ve ever had’

The Australian says the champions are capable of stepping their game up by 40% for the arrival of Leinster.

Fitzgerald: Toulon game will be best indicator of what Leinster are about

The Ireland wing explains why Matt O’Connor’s game plan has not clicked for the province yet.

# matt-oconnor - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Heaslip: ‘People have called for my contract to be ripped up in the past as well’

Leinster head coach Matt O’Connor says speculation over his future is ‘irrelevant’.

# matt-oconnor - Friday 10 April, 2015

Leinster opt to omit O’Brien and front-liners for Pro12 clash with Dragons

The likes of Sean O’Brien, Ian Madigan, Cian Healy and Rob Kearney are absent.

# matt-oconnor - Saturday 4 April, 2015

O’Connor relieved but praises Leinster for ‘a pretty good job’ against Bath

The Leinster head coach said he’d like to see his side ‘get over the paint,’ but kicking penalties was the natural choice.

Bath’s thrilling backline a threat but Leinster’s forward power to prevail

Matt O’Connor will have what looks like his strongest XV of the season out at the Aviva Stadium this afternoon.

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