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# leinster-rugby - Yesterday’s News

4 talking points after Leinster see off Connacht at the RDS

Noel Reid’s class, power from Aki and Douglas, Connacht’s losing start and no festive fireworks.

Noel Reid shines at 12 in Leinster win over Pat Lam’s Connacht

Zane Kirchner and Shane Jennings scored tries for Matt O’Connor’s men.

As it happened: Leinster vs Connacht, Guinness Pro12

This is the first of many inter-pros over the festive period.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Nice guy Dominic Ryan has prevented someone from getting a lengthy gouging ban

The flanker’s testimony prevented Charlie Matthews from getting a big ban.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

# leinster-rugby - Monday 15 December, 2014

‘It’s ridiculous to compare’ – Should Leinster be measured against Schmidt’s side?

‘It’s ridiculous to compare’ – Should Leinster be measured against Schmidt’s side?

The ugly wins have caused a backlash but have Leinster fans been spoiled by success?

Leinster’s injury season from hell continues as yet another key ball carrier is ruled out

Rhys Ruddock will miss over a month after injuring his arm.

TheScore.ie’s Irish XV of the fourth Champions Cup weekend

It was a decidedly mixed weekend for the provinces in Champions Cup action.

O’Shea happy to lead ‘the best team in Heineken Cup history’ in home quarter-final race

Quins’ losing bonus point at the Aviva could prove decisive in the end.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 14 December, 2014

‘I wouldn’t say escaped’ – O’Connor defends Leinster’s performance in seeing off Quins

It wasn’t pretty but Leinster just about got the job done.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Blunt attack and scrum problems: 5 talking points after Leinster squeak past Quins

Does Jack McGrath need a rest after a tough couple of weeks?

Late Leinster revival banishes Quins and keeps home quarter-final hopes alive

A late Ian Madigan penalty saw Leinster squeak past the Londoners.

As it happened: Leinster v Harlequins, Champions Cup

It was do-or-die in the second of Leinster’s back-to-back clashes with Quins and we were with you through every gruelling minute.

Leinster win over Quins will do, but all involved are demanding performance

Jamie Heaslip insists the only pressure on the province comes from within.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 12 December, 2014

‘I’ll be tucking into my turkey’ – Connacht’s Faloon on striking a balance over Christmas

Connacht play Leinster and Ulster in a busy December schedule.

Five changes as Leinster partner Fitzgerald and Madigan in midfield

Isaac Boss, Zane Kirchner, Dominic Ryan and Kane Douglas all come into the starting team.

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Madigan thinks Leinster are ‘a pass away’ from ending their try-scoring drought

The out-half also talked about the trio of confidants that help him get through pressures situations.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

‘It’s no secret out-half is my preferred position’ – Ian Madigan on playing 10 or 12

Madigan also refused to rule out the possibility of him moving province at some stage during his career.

Leinster confirm that Jimmy Gopperth is talking to other clubs ahead of next season

The out-half looks set to move on with the imminent return of Johnny Sexton.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 8 December, 2014

TheScore.ie’s Irish XV of the third Champions Cup weekend

It was a tough selection after two underwhelming losses for Munster and Leinster.

‘We don’t have an advantage at all’ – O’Shea gearing up for Aviva clash

The Harlequins boss stressed that his side have only reached ‘half time’.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 7 December, 2014

O’Connor frustrated by Leinster’s failure to ‘look after the ball’ in London

The Leinster head coach pointed to the scrum as an area that needs major improvement ahead of next weekend.

5 talking points after Leinster suffer disappointing loss to Harlequins

Forcing passes, a poor performance overall, Harlequins backing themselves and Madigan’s kicking.

Madigan’s flawless kicking fails to prevent Leinster defeat to ‘Quins

Matt O’Connor’s men were outscored two tries to none at the Twickenham Stoop.

As it happened: Harlequins v Leinster, Champions Cup

We went minute-by-minute as the teams tied for top spot in Pool 2 went head to head.

Leinster look to ‘heartbeat of the team’ Ian Madigan for spark against ‘Quins

The versatile back will be tasked with jump-starting Leinster’s attack this afternoon.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 6 December, 2014

Like the postman, the provinces’ European Cup back-to-back games always deliver

Leinster and Munster played out thrillers with Northampton and Perpignan last year.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 5 December, 2014

Kearney, Madigan, Fitzgerald all start as Leinster make 10 changes for Quins

Strong Leinster side boosted by returning Irish internationals.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Leinster coach O’Connor: ‘Winning ugly, winning pretty, is irrelevant to us’

The Australian is intent on playing winning rugby, whatever the style.

‘The processes that are in place work’: Heaslip shoots down notion of doping problem in rugby

The Ireland and Leinster number eight says he has lost count of the number of times he has been tested for doping.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

‘World class’ Jack McGrath wary of Leinster’s Harlequins test

The loosehead prop is fresh from playing an important role in Ireland’s November Internationals.

Leinster are still troubled by the ghost of Christmas past

After losing their way with defeat against Northampton last season, Leinster are determined to make December count.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 1 December, 2014

Explosive Brown and Yarde high on Leinster’s watch list – Dave Kearney

Kearney wary of the threat posed by Harlequins’ fast-paced backs.

‘Fairly positive’ news for Leinster and Ian Madigan ahead of Quins trip

The Pool 2 table-toppers meet in the first part of their European double-header this weekend.

Start your week by watching all 17 tries from last weekend’s Pro12 action

There were some cracking scores over the weekend.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Madigan and Gopperth kick Leinster to hard-fought win over Ospreys

Matt O’Connor’s side move up to fourth in the Pro12.

O’Connor: Jimmy hasn’t displayed the form he showed last year but he’ll deliver

Despite Jimmy Gopperth’s recent struggles, the Leinster coach still has faith in him.

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