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# Leo Cullen

May 2023
Leinster confirm list of 10 departing players
Johnny Sexton, Dave Kearney and James Tracy are among the notable names.
Cullen reiterates faith in Leinster model ahead of summer of significant change
The dream of landing a fifth European star dies for another year as Johnny Sexton and Stuart Lancaster head for the exit.
Furlong 'good to go' for Champions Cup final despite sitting out Captain's Run
The prop has struggled with calf injuries this year.
'Leo commits his whole life to making Leinster successful. It's admirable'
Leo Cullen ‘bleeds Leinster’ and has been central to their successes as a player and head coach.
'The last time you could come and buy a ticket on the day of the game was 2015'
What have Leinster learned from their heartbreaks against La Rochelle?
Leinster confirm quintet available for Champions Cup final
However, the game has come too soon for Will Connors.
Leinster quickly park URC semi-final pain as La Rochelle lie in wait
The province won’t be URC champions this year but can still land the biggest prize in European club rugby.
'We weren’t quite good enough today' - Cullen rues Leinster's lack of cohesion
The Leinster head coach felt Munster benefited from having a more settled team in today’s URC semi-final.
Leinster to rotate squad again for URC semi-final clash with 'dangerous' Munster
The capacity at Aviva Stadium will be set at 29,000 for Saturday’s last-four fixture.
'We want it to be competitive, we want the group to be pushing each other'
Leinster cruised into the URC semi-finals with a 30-point defeat of the Sharks on Saturday.
'We always feared it was going to be a tricky week, we're pleased to be through it'
Leinster boss Leo Cullen gives his reaction to the province’s 35-5 defeat of the Sharks.
April 2023
Cullen to 'tweak the team' as Leinster target Champions Cup and URC double
The Leinster boss was pleased with the support at the Aviva Stadium today.
'Lower expectations and some cold hard facts. They’ve probably under-delivered'
Leo Cullen’s new media strategy was up for debate on today’s Rugby Weekly Extra.
'We're little old Ireland, small demographics. We're fighting as a minority sport'
Leinster boss Leo Cullen took aim at the hype around his team as expectations mount.
Lowe blow is tough for Leinster but VDF, Baird, and Ngatai 'all look good'
Jordan Larmour is set to come into Leinster’s starting back three.
'I biologically didn't have the knees to play rugby . . . There's not one bit of regret'
Leinster lock Charlie Ryan was forced to retire from rugby at the age of just 23 due to injury.
5 changes to Leinster team to face Vodacom Bulls
Ed Byrne captains the side while hooker Tadgh McElroy makes his first start
Leo Cullen praises arrival of 'great man' Jacques Nienaber to Leinster
The South Africa head coach will replace Racing 92-bound Stuart Lancaster after the World Cup.
'What does that front row cost in terms of salary? You're looking at €1.5 million'
Leinster’s financial power was discussed on The 42 Rugby Weekly Extra podcast.
'People have funny memories' - Cullen dismisses chat about Leinster's finances
The Leinster boss pointed to coaching and hard work as the keys to their strong form.
Leinster await updates on injuries to Baird and Lowe
Both players were forced off during Friday’s Champions Cup defeat of Leicester.
'We can win playing different styles of rugby' - Leinster flex their muscles as Tigers wait
Leinster’s Jack Conan felt Saturday’s Champions Cup defeat of Ulster gave the province’s forwards a timely test.
'It’s going to be a great test' - Cullen looking forward to another date with Tigers
Leinster are set to take on Leicester Tigers in the Champions Cup quarter-finals next weekend.
This year
'It can all be over very quickly' - Cullen wary ahead of Leinster-Ulster Champions Cup derby
The two provinces are set for a Champions Cup round of 16 Irish derby on Saturday.
Leinster focused on Stormers after 'far from perfect' seven-try display
Leo Cullen says his side still has plenty to work on as they prepare to look towards their South African opposition.
Ciarán Frawley returns after knee surgery to start for Leinster
Jordan Larmour, Jamie Osborne, and Scott Penny are all named in the team after featuring in Ireland’s extended Six Nations squad for last week’s win over Italy.
Cullen's new contract a welcome source of stability for Leinster as key figures head for exit
Leo Cullen’s two-year deal is a big win for new CEO Shane Nolan.
'The job can be quite consuming, but I’ve got a lot of support' - Leo Cullen
The coach’s new contract will bring him up to the end of the 2024/25 campaign.
Leo Cullen signs new two-year contract with Leinster
The deal sees him extend his stay as head coach having taken the top job in 2015.
Praise for Harry Byrne after impressive display in Leinster win
The star has struggled with injury problems in recent times.
'It’s making sure that the group are mentally refreshed' - Cullen aims to make most of downtime
Leinster boss hoping his players can use next couple of months as springboard for latte stages of season.
'We need to improve all the time' - Scrum and maul high on Leinster's agenda
The province are unbeaten this season but have had issues around the setpiece.
Influential Ringrose shows his class as Leinster end pool campaign on a high
The centre is in superb form and provided some brilliant moments against Racing.
'It didn't feel like a 26-point win' - Leinster's patience pays off against Racing
Leo Cullen reflects on Leinster’s 36-10 defeat of Racing at Aviva Stadium.
Young talent still emerging but Racing visit a reminder of what Leinster are losing
Leinster senior coach Stuart Lancaster will join the French side in the summer.
Leinster setting the pace in Champions Cup but province can still hit another level
Leo Cullen’s side are on an impressive winning streak but can add more to their game.
'He’s just getting better all the time' - Osborne announces himself on Champions Cup stage
Leo Cullen felt the centre had some ‘outstanding moments’ against Gloucester.
Leinster primed to silence Gloucester's Shed despite absence of key leaders
The province go into today’s game without a number of frontliners, including James Lowe, who has returned to New Zealand due to a family issue.
Ross Byrne returns at out-half in strong Leinster XV for Gloucester trip
Cian Healy in line to win his 100th European cap at Kingsholm on Saturday.
Cullen highlights 'inconsistency' around high tackles as Leinster wait on Sexton update
The Leinster captain suffered a facial injury following a high tackle on Connacht’s Jarrad Butler on Sunday.
Last year
Gibson-Park and Sexton to make first Leinster start of the season together, Connacht missing key trio
Mack Hansen, Finlay Bealham and Bundee Aki all miss Sunday’s trip to the RDS.