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# Leo Cullen

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'Unusual' season in need of a lift as Leinster prepare to tackle Bulls
The South African side visit the RDS tonight for a URC semi-final clash.
'We've seen what they add to the tournament' - Leinster expect improved Bulls challenge at RDS
The South African side take on the province in a URC semi-final clash tomorrow.
Familiar faces come to Dublin as Leinster prepare to tackle Jake White's Bulls
The Bulls head coach and Leinster boss Leo Cullen are two men who know each other well.
'When you lose a big game, you want to get it out of your system and play again'
Leo Cullen was pleased to see his Leinster team deliver a positive response to their Champions Cup final defeat by hammering Glasgow at the RDS yesterday.
Cullen happy to have 'close calls' for consideration as Leinster turn focus to the Bulls
The province welcome the South African side to the RDS next Friday.
Leinster know another slip-up is unthinkable following Champions Cup heartbreak
The province host Glasgow Warriors at the RDS today in a URC quarter-final clash.
'The drive is there, strong as ever' - Leinster turn focus back to URC
The province host Glasgow in a URC quarter-final at the RDS tomorrow.
Leinster face familiar questions following bitterly cruel end to European campaign
Head coach Leo Cullen described defeat to La Rochelle in Saturday’s Champions Cup final as “a sickener” for his team.
La Rochelle the final hurdle on Leinster's stunning drive for five
The province are hot favourites ahead of today’s Heineken Champions Cup final but Ronan O’Gara will surely have a plan up his sleeve.
Furlong and Lowe start as Leinster name unchanged team for Champions Cup final
La Rochelle boss Ronan O’Gara has named influential second row Will Skelton in his starting XV.
'It's a game that haunts many of us' - Leinster primed for second shot at La Rochelle
The province are a better team than the one that lost last year’s semi-final, but Will Skelton’s return represents a major boost for the French side.
Larmour puts his hand up for Marseille as La Rochelle receive Skelton boost
The fullback was in electrifying form as the province stormed to a 35-25 win over Munster on Saturday.
Van Graan 'incredibly disappointed' after Munster fall short against Leinster again
Meanwhile Leo Cullen admitted he was pleased with how his young squad managed the occasion.
Munster must seize opportunity against much-changed Leinster
The two provinces head into this evening’s meeting at the Aviva Stadium in very different circumstances.
'I’d be very wary of anything the coach of La Rochelle says in the media' - Cullen cautious on O'Gara quotes
Leo Cullen says he won’t pay too much attention to Ronan O’Gara’s various media commitments ahead of next weekend’s Champions Cup final.
'There is a younger group striving for success for the first time'
Leo Cullen wants his Leinster squad to make the most of a ‘special moment’ after booking their place in the Champions Cup final.
Stars appear to be aligned for 'XXL' Leinster but Furlong injury is a concern
Toulouse were blown away by Leinster’s ability to play at high tempo in attack.
'Tadhg seems to be OK' - Leinster give update on Furlong's ankle injury
The Wexford man was forced off in the first half of Leinster’s win over Toulouse.
'He’s a very key influence around the group' - Leavy still making his presence felt in Leinster
The flanker has stayed involved behind the scenes following his injury-enforced early retirement from the game.
'Toulouse have the ability just to turn it on at this stage of the season'
Leo Cullen looks ahead to Leinster’s Champions Cup semi-final tie with the French giants.
'Toulouse have five stars, it's what we want. You have to beat the best to win'
Leinster are relishing the opportunity to test themselves against holders Toulouse in their Champions Cup semi-final.
Tigers captain Genge voices his frustration as Leinster turn sights to Toulouse
Leo Cullen had mixed feeling after watching his side record a 23-14 win over Leicester, while Genge lamented a ‘missed opportunity’.
Tigers have rediscovered their claws, but Leinster have the quality to survive trip to Welford Road
Leo Cullen will be back on familiar ground when the province visit Leicester today.
Leo Cullen sees 'traditional Leicester DNA' at heart of Tigers' revival
The Leinster boss is looking forward to coming up against his old club this weekend.
'What Hugo is actually testament to, is that a lot of people are written off too early'
Late bloomer Hugo Keenan is now one of the first names on Leinster’s teamsheet.
'I rang Lee and said: ‘Have you got your passport?' Before he knows it he’s flying into Mbonambi'
Academy hooker Lee Barron won his first Leinster cap against the Sharks on Saturday, having flown out to join the squad in South Africa on short notice.
Sharks will relish opportunity to take down experimental Leinster selection
Leo Cullen’s side will have to battle Springbok internationals and challenging conditions in Durban today.
Leinster keeping one eye on Tigers during 'great challenge' in South Africa
The province have brought an experimental looking squad to South Africa as they step up preparations for a Champions Cup quarter-final date with Leicester.
'He's very, very talented. He brings a different level in terms of his power'
James Lowe was superb again as Leinster dismantled Connacht.
'If you weren't nervous, there'd be something wrong with you' - Knockout rugby still leaves Cullen on edge
Leinster hold a five-point advantage ahead of today’s Champions Cup round of 16 return leg meeting with Connacht.
'It's great to have that power' - Return of Porter and Kelleher adds punch to Leinster pack
The two Ireland internationals are back from injury to start against Connacht at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow.
Cullen: 'We are disappointed with how the tournament ended for us last year'
The Leinster coach is wary of Connacht’s threat ahead of tonight’s Champions Cup tie in Galway.
'He was a different level to everyone else in that period' - tributes continue for Dan Leavy
The Ireland flanker looked set to become a Lion and an Ireland legend – but injury forced him into an early retirement.
High stakes for Connacht as Friend's side hope to deliver first blow in Leinster trilogy
Connacht and Leinster will play each other three times over the next four weeks, starting with tonight’s URC clash in Galway.
Leinster to take patient approach in managing James Ryan's return from latest head injury
The lock is set for some time out after suffering a concussion during Ireland’s Six Nations win over England.
'He's had an amazing impact' - Leinster prepare for next chapter as Dawson era nears end
Leo Cullen has thanked outgoing CEO Mick Dawson for the faith he has shown in him.
Leinster cruise back to the top of the table with nine-try win in Treviso
Sean Cronin, James Tracy and Jimmy O’Brien all bagged two tries apiece in the Stadio Monigo.
'You can see how physical they are... a lot of battered bodies when you walk up the corridor'
Tries from Dave Kearney, Michael Ala’alatoa and Scott Penny gave Leinster a 21-13 win against the Emirates Lions.
Lions experience will help us in our European quest – Cullen
Leinster take on South African opposition tomorrow aware of the need to be fully prepared for bigger Champions Cup tests later in the season.
Lowe provides the 'cutting edge' as Cullen left frustrated by Leinster's inaccuracy
The province made hard work of beating the Ospreys at the RDS on Saturday.