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# blue-magic - Saturday 12 September, 2020

From The42 As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, Pro14 final Liveblog

As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, Pro14 final

The first trophy of the restarted season is up for grabs and we’re going minute-by-minute.

# blue-magic - Saturday 11 January, 2020

Bleak midweek wins, Bridgend embarrassment and how Leinster's streak was undone in '02

Champagne rugby, served with unappetising sides.

# blue-magic - Saturday 30 March, 2019

From The42 As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, Champions Cup quarter-final Liveblog

As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, Champions Cup quarter-final

We went minute-by-minute for what proved to be an epic inter-pro clash in the Aviva Stadium.

# blue-magic - Sunday 22 April, 2018

From The42 Sexton braced for 'special and tough' clash with former club Racing in Champions Cup final Bilbao Bound

Sexton braced for 'special and tough' clash with former club Racing in Champions Cup final

The Leinster playmaker spent two years with Racing after helping Leinster win the Pro12 and Challenge Cup in 2013.

# blue-magic - Saturday 14 January, 2017

'A red card distorts it a bit, but it was pleasing in the first 20 minutes' -- Cullen

Leo Cullen refused to waste much time patting his team on the back after their eight-try thrashing of Montpellier.

# blue-magic - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

From The42 Toure's brilliant strike caps wonderful City display as they take huge stride towards last-eight Blue Magic This post contains videos

Toure's brilliant strike caps wonderful City display as they take huge stride towards last-eight

Sergio Aguero and David Silva were also on the mark as Manuel Pellegrini’s side beat Dynamo 3-1 in Kiev.

# blue-magic - Monday 28 December, 2015

From The42 Half-term report: No papering over Leinster's 0% Champions Cup campaign Feeling Blue

Half-term report: No papering over Leinster's 0% Champions Cup campaign

There were a few positives from the early portion of Leinster’s season.

# blue-magic - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

5 reasons to believe Leinster will beat Toulon this weekend

Call us crazy, but we expect the three-time champs to make this a contest.

# blue-magic - Monday 2 February, 2015

'People in Ireland love giving out': O'Brien has his say on 'unfair' criticism of Leinster

The flanker thinks it’s “a load of shite” that Matt O’Connor has been the target of so much flak.

# blue-magic - Saturday 3 January, 2015

From The42 Heaslip injury a concern for Leinster after win over Ulster Match Report

Heaslip injury a concern for Leinster after win over Ulster

Ian Madigan and Jack Conan tries gave Leinster a convincing inter-pro win.

# blue-magic - Sunday 28 December, 2014

From The42 Half term report: Leinster doing just enough to stay in the hunt Blue Order

Half term report: Leinster doing just enough to stay in the hunt

It’s function over fashion around the RDS these days.

# blue-magic - Sunday 26 October, 2014

From The42 Madigan kicks 21 points to help Leinster overcome stubborn Castres Mads' 7

Madigan kicks 21 points to help Leinster overcome stubborn Castres

The centre kicked seven penalties to bring his side a second win from two European outings this season.

# blue-magic - Friday 30 May, 2014

From The42 Tricks, tackles and more than a few tries: Leinster's Brian O'Driscoll tribute is absolutely brilliant BYE BYE BOD This post contains videos

Tricks, tackles and more than a few tries: Leinster's Brian O'Driscoll tribute is absolutely brilliant

There’s enough BOD magic in here to make even the stoniest of hearts turn to mush.

# blue-magic - Sunday 5 January, 2014

From The42 Here are all of this week’s Pro12 highlights Recap This post contains videos

Here are all of this week’s Pro12 highlights

It wasn’t just Ireland that witnessed full-blooded derbies this week.

# blue-magic - Sunday 29 December, 2013

Half-term report: Leinster ship yet to be steadied

Leinster got back to winning ways last night and are well placed in their Pro12 defence.

# blue-magic - Saturday 28 September, 2013

From The42 Ruddock sad to see the back of 'inspiring' Gibbes Blindsided

Ruddock sad to see the back of 'inspiring' Gibbes

The Kiwi forwards coach had his pack primed and ready to control last night’s encounter with Cardiff.

# blue-magic - Friday 23 August, 2013

From The42 Ulster opener 'all about attitude' for Matt O'Connor Provincial

Ulster opener 'all about attitude' for Matt O'Connor

‘It’s about making sure the guys know the system, with and without the ball, and they bring the attitude.’

# blue-magic - Sunday 21 April, 2013

From The42 Pro12: Sexton provides the spark as Leinster maul ‘zebras’ Match Report

Pro12: Sexton provides the spark as Leinster maul ‘zebras’

The returning outhalf was at the centre of the Blues’ best moves against Zebre.

# blue-magic - Saturday 30 March, 2013

From The42 Shane Horgan: There were about 300 people at my 1st Leinster game Shaggy

Shane Horgan: There were about 300 people at my 1st Leinster game

The former Ireland winger made his provincial debut in 1998.

# blue-magic - Saturday 12 January, 2013

From The42 'If Pele's available, he's more than welcome' - Schmidt plots Escape to Victory Movie Magic

'If Pele's available, he's more than welcome' - Schmidt plots Escape to Victory

“All to play for,” the Leinster coach told us, “but we’re still looking at miracles.”

# blue-magic - Friday 23 November, 2012

From The42 As it happened: Glasgow Warriors v Leinster, RaboDirect Pro12 Hard Slog This post contains videos

As it happened: Glasgow Warriors v Leinster, RaboDirect Pro12

Sean O’Brien and Isa Nacewa were in action for Joe Schmidt’s men on a rainy night at Scotstoun Stadium.

# blue-magic - Saturday 19 May, 2012

From The42 Report: All hail the kings as Leinster retain their European Cup crown Elation

Report: All hail the kings as Leinster retain their European Cup crown

Our man Niall Kelly was at Twickenham to witness a dominant display by the now three-time Heineken Cup winners.

From The42 As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, Heineken Cup Final Liveblog This post contains videos

As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, Heineken Cup Final

Joe Schmidt’s blues were heavily fancied to retain their European crown at Twickenham and they did not disappoint.

# blue-magic - Monday 30 April, 2012

From The42 Magnificent Kearney sets up Heineken Cup clash of the Irish Showdown

Magnificent Kearney sets up Heineken Cup clash of the Irish

Leinster coach Joe Schmidt revealed that Jonny Sexton set the tone at half-time before his side went on to win 19-15.

# blue-magic - Sunday 29 April, 2012

From The42 Player ratings: We mark the Leinster players out of 10 Blue Magic

Player ratings: We mark the Leinster players out of 10

It came down to a TMO and an amazing rearguard action but the Blues held on to set up a final with Ulster.

# blue-magic - Friday 20 April, 2012

From The42 Mascot call for Leinster semi-final: Get on the phone to your niece or nephew! Blue Magic

Mascot call for Leinster semi-final: Get on the phone to your niece or nephew!

The Blues are looking for a young fan to run out with the team in Bordeaux before their knock-out clash.

# blue-magic - Sunday 8 April, 2012

From The42 Opinion: Winning never felt so pretty for Leo and Leinster Flowing Cup

Opinion: Winning never felt so pretty for Leo and Leinster

Battle-softened Blues will hope for a testing encounter in their final Pro 12 matches as tough semi-final awaits

# blue-magic - Saturday 7 April, 2012

From The42 Rated: We mark Leinster out of 10 Blue Magic

Rated: We mark Leinster out of 10

It was difficult to find fault with Leinster as they put on an exhibition in the Heineken Cup quarter-final.

# blue-magic - Saturday 17 December, 2011

From The42 Fitzgerald shines as ruthless Leinster lay down a marker Reaction

Fitzgerald shines as ruthless Leinster lay down a marker

“It’s great to go on to Christmas in that manner,” says coach Joe Schmidt as Leinster ran in a magnficent seven against Bath.