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# Blue Magic

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Leinster v Ulster, Pro14 final
The first trophy of the restarted season is up for grabs and we’re going minute-by-minute.
Bleak midweek wins, Bridgend embarrassment and how Leinster's streak was undone in '02
Champagne rugby, served with unappetising sides.
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.
Mar 30th 2019, 7:40 PM FULL-TIME: Leinster 21 Ulster 18
Mar 30th 2019, 7:31 PM PENALTY! Leinster 21 Ulster 18 (R Byrne’ 72) Not a bother on him.
Mar 30th 2019, 7:23 PM TRY! Leinster 18 Ulster 18 (Marshall ’64)
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
Heaslip injury a concern for Leinster after win over Ulster
Ian Madigan and Jack Conan tries gave Leinster a convincing inter-pro win.
Half term report: Leinster doing just enough to stay in the hunt
It’s function over fashion around the RDS these days.
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.
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.
Here are all of this week’s Pro12 highlights
It wasn’t just Ireland that witnessed full-blooded derbies this week.
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.
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.
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.’
Pro12: Sexton provides the spark as Leinster maul ‘zebras’
The returning outhalf was at the centre of the Blues’ best moves against Zebre.
Shane Horgan: There were about 300 people at my 1st Leinster game
The former Ireland winger made his provincial debut in 1998.
'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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.