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# leinster-rugby - Sunday 6 April, 2014

Brian O’Driscoll and Jonny Wilkinson set for final showdown

The Irish and English rugby legends meet in a last-man-standing clash at Stade Felix Mayol this afternoon.

Shane Byrne: Leinster need to dominate trench warfare if they are to stun Toulon

The former Leinster and Ireland hooker is leaning towards a home win for the reigning champions but hopes Matt O’Connor’s men can prove him wrong.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Adrian Flavin: Heineken Cup rugby to Munster is like a red rag to a bull

The former Connacht hooker is clearing his weekend schedule for an intense weekend of European rugby action.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 4 April, 2014

Brian O’Driscoll wants Leonardo DiCaprio to play him in the BOD biopic

Gordon D’Arcy knows his Leinster bro more than his Leinster bro knows about him.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Aviva Stadium, not Croke Park, confirmed for potential Leinster v Munster semi final

There are two gigantic, French obstacles in place that may well scupper any hopes of a rematch of the 2006 and 2009 clashes.

Simon Hick column: Irish nous staving off French power play, for now

Top 14 sides have been unashamed in spending big and buying bigger in recent years, writes Simon Hick.

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Former Leinster coach Michael Cheika investigated for allegedly abusing cameraman

The incident occurred a week after the Waratahs chief broke a glass pane during an away defeat to the Brumbies.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 31 March, 2014

Jonny Wilkinson set for return against Leinster

His return will see French fly-half Frederic Michalak drop to the bench.

Madigan hoping to hang onto Leinster 10 jersey for Toulon quarter final

The out-half played from start to finish in the Blues’ top-of-the-table triumph over Munster.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 29 March, 2014

O’Driscoll proves the matchwinner as Leinster survive Munster storm

The veteran centre scored a crucial try and Ian Madigan was impressive from the kicking tee.

This is the Brian O’Driscoll try that gave Leinster victory over Munster

The legendary centre has a habit of popping up at the right time and place.

As it happened: Leinster v Munster, Pro12

We were live from the Aviva Stadium as the provincial rivals clashed in a top of the table encounter.

Injured Healy cheers on Clontarf as they beat Old Belvedere to lead league

The Leinster prop was joined by Connacht’s Paul O’Donohoe at Castle Avenue last night.

Paul O’Connell’s cousin Eoghan makes Celtic league debut

The defender was in the champions’ starting line-up against Ross County today.

David Wallace: ‘Angry Munster will play with a massive chip on their shoulder’

The former Munster and Ireland flanker feels several players will have points to prove to Ireland coach Joe Schmidt.

From Bressie to Mossie: 15 Munster v Leinster blasts from the past

It’s not all Brian O’Driscoll sidesteps and clutch Ronan O’Gara penalties you know.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 28 March, 2014

Shane Byrne: ‘Munster will be bloody hard to beat but I’m going with Leinster’

The former Leinster and Ireland hooker believes both coaches have shadow boxed in terms of selections.

O’Driscoll and D’Arcy back for Leinster as Bent starts at loose-head

The Pro12′s top two meet at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow evening.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 27 March, 2014

‘You do feel that bit of an edge’ – Eoin Reddan on the prospect of facing Munster

The Leinster player doesn’t believe the game needs any extra hype after Rob Penney’s comments.

Simon Hick column: New ways of looking at the game bringing fresh perspectives

Fans, journalists and analysts are changing their outlook.

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

15 moments of magic from birthday boy Rob Kearney

The Cooley native turns 28 today. Plenty of time for more derring-do feats of counter-attacking brilliance from the Ireland fullback.

‘When I arrived, the majority of the Ireland squad was Munster based’ – Doug Howlett

The New Zealand rugby legend as much satisfaction from seeing Keith Earls in the Munster 14 jersey as he ever got from playing there himself.

Here are all the statistics you need to know ahead of Leinster’s clash with Munster

Top try scorers, who has the most caps, who scored the most points in a game and which team has won more games.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Rugby’s ruthless run-in: ‘No-one remembers the team that comes second’

Former Ulster fullback Adam D’Arcy gives us an insight into the “ruthless” run-in that will make or break many careers.

Munster’s meagre Six Nations representation not Leinster’s problem

Blues forwards coach Jono Gibbes is not buying attempts to ramp up Saturday’s interpro as a grudge match for overlooked players.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 24 March, 2014

Ross on Munster rivalry: ‘You fight more in a family than you do with strangers’

The Leinster prop is expecting a fierce encounter at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

O’Driscoll ‘excited’ about facing Munster, possibly for the final time

Leinster forwards coach Jono Gibbes says the outside centre is happy to get back to provincial basics.

Jonny Wilkinson’s impressive, injury-hit, winning career in pictures

The English out-half is set to head into the rugby sunset in June.

Jonny Wilkinson set to retire but he has plans to beat Leinster first

The English out-half will head down the coaching path after seeing out his playing career in May.


‘It won’t be good enough next week’ – Munster ready to rise to Leinster challenge

Provincial heavyweights move on from sluggish shows as they prepare to meet again this weekend.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 21 March, 2014

Fitzgerald makes winning difference after missing out on Six Nations glory

The Leinster winger admitted he was happy, yet personally frustrated, to watch Ireland’s success from afar.

Brilliant Luke Fitzgerald brace as Leinster leave it late to clinch bonus point

The league leaders are huffing and puffing against Zebre at a chilly RDS.

Teenager reunites Jordi Murphy with his lost Six Nations medal

The Leinster and Ireland flanker gave young Stephen Murphy his hoodie but forgot to remove its precious, medal-shaped cargo.

Pro12: What you (may have) missed while watching the Six Nations

Connacht are winning games, Fez is back with a bang and Zebo is doing that ‘Z’ sign whenever he gets a chance.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Irish heroes bring Six Nations trophy to charity game in aid of paralysed player

Rob Kearney, Fergus McFadden, Ian Madigan and Jordi Murphy were in attendance at the Unite 4 Jack fundraiser at Donnybrook.

Hart: ‘I never spoke with Matt O’Connor about Leinster switch when I was home’

The Grenoble scrum-half is preparing for a weekend clash with Jonny Sexton’s Racing Métro.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 17 March, 2014

Jonny Sexton dismisses reports of a summer return to Leinster

It may cost the IRFU up to €700,000 to compensate Racing Métro for the out-half’s services.

8 Irish players who took advantage of the Six Nations window

Several squad members made an impact in the Pro12 while Ireland were chasing silverware.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 2 March, 2014

Leinster rugby stars pay Donnybrook visit as Blackrock overpower Newbridge

‘Rock had too much pace and power for the Kildare side to advance to the Leinster School Senior Cup final.

O’Connor on Fitzgerald injury: ‘He’s as keen to get to the bottom of it, as we all are’

The Leinster and Ireland winger must now focus on the visit of a lesser Italian side to Dublin.

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