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# leinster-rugby - Today’s News

‘It’s very hard to make the transition from player to supporter’ – Shane Byrne

The mulleted hooker remembers the early days of the professional era and Leinster vs Munster.

Jones happy with leadership role as Munster prep for ‘dangerous’ Leinster backs

The 27-year-old captained the province for the first time three weeks ago against Treviso.

# leinster-rugby - Yesterday’s News

‘I’m not here to make up the numbers’ – Copeland targeting Ireland’s No. 8 shirt

The 26-year-old respects Ireland No. 8 Jamie Heaslip’s ability, but has returned to Ireland to take his jersey.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Madigan’s place-kicking among best I’ve seen (from inside 45 metres) — Richie Murphy

Leinster and Ireland’s kicking coach has been more than impressed by the utility back’s 90% success rate this season.

Fresh injury concern for Sean O’Brien as he meets with shoulder specialist

The Leinster openside is seeking further counsel on the injury that keep him out for so much of last season.

More bad news for Munster as Keith Earls is ruled out for up to four months

The international winger had surgery on his patellar tendon in London today.

Analysis: Ben Te’o shows Leinster his explosive power in NRL finals

The 27-year-old was a central figure in the Rabbitoh’s win over the Roosters on Friday night.

Brian O’Driscoll, Luis Suarez, Gordon D’Arcy and the 12-13 dilemma

‘It’s happy days playing 13, 12, whatever,” says the veteran centre.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 29 September, 2014

Leinster hopeful surgery can put ‘ongoing’ Sean O’Brien ankle issue to bed

Coach Richie Murphy took time to give a few more details on the injuries to Cian Healy and Sean O’Brien.

Rhys Ruddock looked particularly beastly when running in a try against Cardiff

The flanker carried two Cardiff players over the line with him.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 28 September, 2014

O’Connor wants 80-minute display as disjointed Leinster prepare for Munster

The Australian head coach has been encouraged by the form of Rhys Ruddock early this season.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Cronin thinks breakdown battle will be key for Munster clash

The Leinster hooker expects his side to work on their rucking ahead of next week’s derby.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 26 September, 2014

D’Arcy in superb form as Leinster run four tries past Cardiff

Matt O’Connor’s men returned to winning ways after last weekend’s defeat to Connacht.

As it happened: Leinster v Cardiff Blues, Pro12

We were live from the RDS as Matt O’Connor’s men looked to get back to winning ways.

Ruddock relishing Warburton’s breakdown test

The Leinster flanker likes pitting himself against top back rows.

O’Connor: New recruit Douglas is ready to make an impact

Aussie international Kane Douglas will make his Leinster debut against Cardiff tonight.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Leinster coach yet to decide BOD’s long-term replacement

Matt O’Connor wants to explore his options before he fills the 13 jersey permanently.


Analysis: Connacht’s defence drives strong start to Pro12 season

We take a look at the mindset and understanding that helped the western province to beat Leinster.

Healy set to miss European games after ‘significant’ hamstring injury

The prop is facing a long layoff but the prognosis is better for Jack McGrath and Sean O’Brien.

Douglas set for Leinster debut, Madigan partners D’Arcy

The province welcome Cardiff Blues to the RDS tomorrow evening.

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Mick Dawson: We spent too much money on Donnybrook

Leinster redeveloped their old ground but haven’t hosted a league match in it since 2007.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Robbie Henshaw was the Gavin Henson to Jimmy Gopperth’s Matthew Tait last Friday

The Connacht centre tossed the Leinster out-half like a discus.

Rob Kearney ran into a brick wall last Friday night

Connacht’s Dave McSharry dumped the fullback on his arse at the Sportsground.

Dominic Ryan hoping for long-term stay at Leinster

The player’s contract is set to run out at the end of this year.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 22 September, 2014

Darragh Fanning: ‘We can’t win the Munster match this week’

The winger has told his side not to get distracted by the upcoming Aviva Stadium clash.

New Leinster signing Kane Douglas to debut against Cardiff at the RDS

Having arrived in Dublin last Friday, the 25-year-old is fit and fresh.

Peter Stringer finishes off a length-of-the-field Bath try against Leicester

The 36-year-old former Munster scrum-half is still in fine form.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Calm belief pays dividends for Pat Lam’s Connacht against Leinster

The western province’s head coach feels that the culture within his group is beginning to shine through.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 19 September, 2014

‘The whole place is different’ – Connacht and Marmion maintain momentum

The 22-year-old scored a superb second-half try to help his side to the top of the Pro12.

Good times keep rolling for Connacht as they see off Leinster in Galway

Pat Lam’s men battled to a wonderful 10-9 victory at the Sportsground to make it three wins from three Pro12 games.

As it happened: Connacht v Leinster, Pro12

We were at the Sportsground to find out if Pat Lam’s men can continue their encouraging start to the season.

Powerful Leinster team to provide firm test of Connacht’s progress

For all the positivity around the western province, a win this evening would be the greatest indicator of improvement.


Marmion happy to lead Connacht’s young backline after first Ireland caps

June’s tour to Argentina saw the scrum-half getting up to speed with Joe Schmidt’s heavy demands.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 18 September, 2014

We’ll Leave It There So: Radcliffe pays back Dubs, Walsh hints at Kerry return and the rest of today’s sport

Also featuring Andy Murray on Scottish Independence and the team news for tomorrow’s Pro12 action.

Madigan stays at 12 for Leinster, while Connacht make one change

Matt O’Connor has made just two alterations to his starting team as Rhys Ruddock and Fergus McFadden come in.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

# leinster-rugby - Monday 15 September, 2014

Leinster preparing to bring Strauss back ‘banging bodies’ in time to face Munster

The hooker appeared to be still doing non-contact training today, but that’s all about to change.

Eoin Reddan so impressed by Connacht he says Leinster may be underdogs in Galway

The ex-Connacht scrum-half is preparing himself for battle in the season’s first inter-pro this Friday.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Six-try Leinster obliterate Scarlets in RDS return

Two first half tries from Rob Kearney drove Leinster on to a comfortable victory.

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