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#Leinster

# leinster - Monday 10 May, 2021

'We were touched up by 29 points. That is not good enough'
# Connacht
From The42
# Connacht

'We were touched up by 29 points. That is not good enough'

Mon 7:11 AM 7,584 Views 11 Comments

Connacht’s inconsistency this season was evident in Saturday’s defeat to Leinster. After leading 16-0, they lost 50-21.

# leinster - Sunday 9 May, 2021

Friend: ‘Leinster came hard at us – we know Munster will come even harder’
# Battleground
From The42
# Battleground

Friend: ‘Leinster came hard at us – we know Munster will come even harder’

May 9th 2021, 10:09 AM 7,526 Views 10 Comments

Connacht coach, Andy Friend, has identified the areas he needs to fix ahead of Friday’s clash with Munster.

# leinster - Saturday 8 May, 2021

Keenan's hat-trick helps Leinster overcome shocking start to win in Connacht
# Gr-eight
From The42
# Gr-eight

Keenan's hat-trick helps Leinster overcome shocking start to win in Connacht

May 8th 2021, 9:30 PM 32,777 Views 43 Comments

Leinster score eight tries to beat Connacht 50-21 at the Sportsground this evening.

# leinster - Monday 3 May, 2021

'Yeah, we’ve got different nationalities but, you know, so what? The players care'
# Old School
From The42
# Old School

'Yeah, we’ve got different nationalities but, you know, so what? The players care'

May 3rd 2021, 6:59 AM 27,156 Views 28 Comments

La Rochelle’s victory over Leinster yesterday was based on old-fashioned resistance – something the club and town is famous for.

'It is going to be a very tough week - the changing room was so quiet'
# Bitter Pill
From The42
# Bitter Pill

'It is going to be a very tough week - the changing room was so quiet'

May 3rd 2021, 6:30 AM 32,308 Views 54 Comments

Leinster captain Luke McGrath reflects on his side’s Champions Cup semi-final defeat to La Rochelle yesterday.

# leinster - Sunday 2 May, 2021

Are we at the start of an era of French dominance in the Champions Cup?
# French Revolution
From The42
# French Revolution

Are we at the start of an era of French dominance in the Champions Cup?

May 2nd 2021, 9:13 PM 29,471 Views 45 Comments

La Rochelle today became the 10th French side to reach the final of club rugby’s biggest competition.

O'Gara returns to haunt Leinster's European dream yet again
# Heartbreak
From The42
# Heartbreak

O'Gara returns to haunt Leinster's European dream yet again

May 2nd 2021, 5:15 PM 68,351 Views 181 Comments

Leo Cullen’s side lost 32-23 to Ronan O’Gara’s La Rochelle in today’s Champions Cup semi-final.

As it happened: La Rochelle v Leinster, European Champions Cup semi-final From The42
Live May 2nd 2021, 2:23 PM

As it happened: La Rochelle v Leinster, European Champions Cup semi-final

'Ross Byrne reminds me of Ollie Campbell - he'll step into Sexton's shoes'
# Unlikely Lad
From The42
# Unlikely Lad

'Ross Byrne reminds me of Ollie Campbell - he'll step into Sexton's shoes'

May 2nd 2021, 10:00 AM 19,919 Views 32 Comments

Pundits have been unconvinced by his performances but Ross Byrne has quietly risen to become Leinster’s most unheralded star.

Leinster must make big-game experience count against ROG's La Rochelle
# Jouez
From The42
# Jouez

Leinster must make big-game experience count against ROG's La Rochelle

May 2nd 2021, 8:00 AM 17,956 Views 22 Comments

The Top 14 side have plenty of threats but Leinster will expect to handle the pressure better.

# leinster - Saturday 1 May, 2021

Toulouse await either Leinster or La Rochelle in the Champions Cup final
# Finalists
From The42
# Finalists

Toulouse await either Leinster or La Rochelle in the Champions Cup final

May 1st 2021, 4:48 PM 36,635 Views 30 Comments

The French side will be out to earn their fifth European crown in the decider at Twickenham.

'Ronan is an ultimate competitor. He has asked the question ‘Why not us?''
# ROG
From The42
# ROG

'Ronan is an ultimate competitor. He has asked the question ‘Why not us?''

May 1st 2021, 10:00 AM 30,667 Views 12 Comments

Former All Black Victor Vito has hailed O’Gara’s influence on La Rochelle.

# leinster - Friday 30 April, 2021

Johnny Sexton 'not a million miles away' from making return for Leinster
# Head Injury
From The42
# Head Injury

Johnny Sexton 'not a million miles away' from making return for Leinster

Apr 30th 2021, 2:04 PM 4,907 Views 1 Comment

The 35-year-old Ireland captain is back training but hasn’t done contact.

McGrath captains Leinster as Ross Byrne starts at out-half against La Rochelle
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

McGrath captains Leinster as Ross Byrne starts at out-half against La Rochelle

Apr 30th 2021, 12:08 PM 15,204 Views 49 Comments

Meanwhile, La Rochelle’s leading halfbacks are fit to start.

# leinster - Thursday 29 April, 2021

'He's ready, I have massive faith in Ross Byrne's ability to deal with pressure'
# The42 Rugby Weekly
From The42
# The42 Rugby Weekly

'He's ready, I have massive faith in Ross Byrne's ability to deal with pressure'

Apr 29th 2021, 3:30 PM 6,398 Views 5 Comments

The 26-year-old gets another big chance with Johnny Sexton missing.

'Leo always had a capacity to stay calm and make good logical assessments'
# Fond Memories
From The42
# Fond Memories

'Leo always had a capacity to stay calm and make good logical assessments'

Apr 29th 2021, 8:40 AM 21,586 Views 14 Comments

Jono Gibbes was Cullen’s forwards coach in Leinster for six happy years.

# leinster - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

Leinster will have utmost faith in Byrne's ability to step up in La Rochelle
# Calm Head
From The42
# Calm Head

Leinster will have utmost faith in Byrne's ability to step up in La Rochelle

Apr 27th 2021, 5:28 PM 7,663 Views 11 Comments

The 26-year-old was superb last time out against Exeter.

Captain Johnny Sexton ruled out of Leinster's clash with La Rochelle
# Sidelined
From The42
# Sidelined

Captain Johnny Sexton ruled out of Leinster's clash with La Rochelle

Apr 27th 2021, 2:27 PM 12,415 Views 19 Comments

The 35-year-old continues to be sidelined due to a head injury.

# leinster - Sunday 25 April, 2021

'I thought I was going to be absolutely smoked. He would have melted me in the ribs'
# Inside Line
From The42
# Inside Line

'I thought I was going to be absolutely smoked. He would have melted me in the ribs'

Apr 25th 2021, 8:00 PM 56,913 Views 16 Comments

Jack Conan talks us through some of his play for Ireland and Leinster in recent months.

# leinster - Saturday 24 April, 2021

As it happened: Leinster v Munster, Rainbow Cup From The42
Live Apr 24th 2021, 6:59 PM

As it happened: Leinster v Munster, Rainbow Cup

Munster men get last Lions audition as Leinster shake team up for inter-pro
# Priorities
From The42
# Priorities

Munster men get last Lions audition as Leinster shake team up for inter-pro

Apr 24th 2021, 7:00 AM 30,932 Views 27 Comments

The two provinces have different agendas ahead of this evening’s Rainbow Cup clash.

# leinster - Thursday 22 April, 2021

Leinster's Michael Bent confirms retirement at end of the season
# Heading Home
From The42
# Heading Home

Leinster's Michael Bent confirms retirement at end of the season

Apr 22nd 2021, 11:18 AM 8,632 Views 18 Comments

The 34-year-old tighthead won four Ireland caps after arriving in 2012.

Prolific try-scorer Penny set to resume superb season against Munster
# Potential
From The42
# Potential

Prolific try-scorer Penny set to resume superb season against Munster

Apr 22nd 2021, 7:41 AM 8,728 Views 13 Comments

The 21-year-old flanker is aiming to improve his defensive chat and breakdown skills.

# leinster - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

Carley appointed to referee Leinster's semi-final clash with La Rochelle
# Match Officials
From The42
# Match Officials

Carley appointed to referee Leinster's semi-final clash with La Rochelle

Apr 20th 2021, 1:18 PM 9,157 Views 12 Comments

Andrew Brace leads an all-IRFU team for one of the Challenge Cup semi-finals.

Holders Kilkenny to face winners of Wexford and Laois in Leinster hurling semi-final
# Lovely Hurling
From The42
# Lovely Hurling

Holders Kilkenny to face winners of Wexford and Laois in Leinster hurling semi-final

Apr 20th 2021, 8:50 AM 15,216 Views 14 Comments

The draw was made on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland.

Here's the draw for the 2021 Leinster football championship
# We Go Again
From The42
# We Go Again

Here's the draw for the 2021 Leinster football championship

Apr 20th 2021, 7:57 AM 10,232 Views 9 Comments

10-in-a-row provincial champions Dublin face either Wicklow or Wexford in the quarter-final.

Leinster will 'wait and see' as Sexton remains sidelined with head injury
# Head Injury
From The42
# Head Injury

Leinster will 'wait and see' as Sexton remains sidelined with head injury

Apr 20th 2021, 7:15 AM 5,315 Views 21 Comments

The out-half will miss this weekend’s clash with Munster.

# leinster - Monday 19 April, 2021

Sexton sidelined but Leinster set for boost of returning players against Munster
# Head Injury
From The42
# Head Injury

Sexton sidelined but Leinster set for boost of returning players against Munster

Apr 19th 2021, 2:29 PM 15,739 Views 25 Comments

The 35-year-old suffered a head injury against Exeter two weekends ago.

# leinster - Sunday 18 April, 2021

Here are the formats for this week's GAA provincial championship draws for the 2021 season
# Spin The Drum
From The42
# Spin The Drum

Here are the formats for this week's GAA provincial championship draws for the 2021 season

Apr 18th 2021, 7:15 AM 9,608 Views 1 Comment

The draws take place over tomorrow and Tuesday.

# leinster - Friday 16 April, 2021

Cap-record holder Toner the latest Leinster star to confirm a new deal
# Signed
From The42
# Signed

Cap-record holder Toner the latest Leinster star to confirm a new deal

Updated Apr 16th 2021, 4:28 PM 17,947 Views 18 Comments

The province have announced a raft of new deals this week.

# leinster - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Leinster's Scott Fardy has announced he will retire this summer
# Final Chapter
From The42
# Final Chapter

Leinster's Scott Fardy has announced he will retire this summer

Apr 15th 2021, 5:49 PM 22,291 Views 27 Comments

The 36-year-old former Wallaby will hang his boots up after the current season.

# leinster - Monday 12 April, 2021

Leinster have signed Samoa prop Michael Alaalatoa ahead of next season
# Tighthead
From The42
# Tighthead

Leinster have signed Samoa prop Michael Alaalatoa ahead of next season

Apr 12th 2021, 8:00 PM 36,670 Views 105 Comments

The 29-year-old tighthead will join from the Crusaders in New Zealand.

Has Josh van der Flier played himself into the Lions conversation?
# Form
From The42
# Form

Has Josh van der Flier played himself into the Lions conversation?

Apr 12th 2021, 3:36 PM 13,528 Views 32 Comments

The Leinster openside’s form was discussed on today’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

'Ronan and Jono, two men we know very well, have been building a great side'
# Familiar Faces
From The42
# Familiar Faces

'Ronan and Jono, two men we know very well, have been building a great side'

Apr 12th 2021, 11:57 AM 37,991 Views 17 Comments

Leo Cullen and Leinster will have to beat French opposition to win the Champions Cup.

# leinster - Sunday 11 April, 2021

Van der Flier, Kelleher, and Henshaw among the Leinster standouts
# Turnaround
From The42
# Turnaround

Van der Flier, Kelleher, and Henshaw among the Leinster standouts

Apr 11th 2021, 6:00 AM 13,990 Views 26 Comments

Leo Cullen and Stuart Lancaster’s side were superb in Sandy Park yesterday.

# leinster - Saturday 10 April, 2021

Cullen hails Byrne's impact for Leinster after Sexton suffers head injury
# Composure
From The42
# Composure

Cullen hails Byrne's impact for Leinster after Sexton suffers head injury

Apr 10th 2021, 8:47 PM 17,465 Views 34 Comments

Leinster overturned a 14-point deficit to beat Exeter in the Champions Cup quarter-finals.

Leinster storm into European semi-final after overcoming 14-point deficit in Exeter
# Turnaround
From The42
# Turnaround

Leinster storm into European semi-final after overcoming 14-point deficit in Exeter

Apr 10th 2021, 7:33 PM 57,123 Views 132 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men beat the defending champions to surge into the final four of the Champions Cup.

As it happened: Leinster stun champions Exeter in Champions Cup quarter-finals From The42
Live Apr 10th 2021, 5:02 PM

As it happened: Leinster stun champions Exeter in Champions Cup quarter-finals

D-Day for Leinster as they prepare for trench warfare with Exeter
# Exet Strategy
From The42
# Exet Strategy

D-Day for Leinster as they prepare for trench warfare with Exeter

Apr 10th 2021, 7:00 AM 7,097 Views 3 Comments

The 2018 European champions meet last year’s Champions Cup winners in the European quarter-finals tonight.

# leinster - Friday 9 April, 2021

Cullen: ‘The group is as motivated as ever – Exeter is a huge challenge’
# Clash Of The Titans
From The42
# Clash Of The Titans

Cullen: ‘The group is as motivated as ever – Exeter is a huge challenge’

Apr 9th 2021, 2:18 PM 9,249 Views 17 Comments

Leinster take on Premiership and Champions Cup winners Exeter Chiefs tomorrow at Sandy Park.

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