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Top 10 Heineken Cup Winning Teams: No. 8 Leinster (2009)

Up next on our countdown of the greatest Heineken Cup sides of all time is the Leinster team of 2009. Entering the summer of 2008, Leinster rugby were celebrating their second Celtic League title, but their celebrations were kept in check by an imposing presence in the south of the country. Despite winning their domestic league, Munster’s Heineken Cup final …

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Brian O’Driscoll & The Shadow Of A Colossus

The premature end in the final game of what can only be described as a ‘long good-bye’ to Brian O’ Driscoll also signals the end of the first era of professional rugby players. The uncertainties surrounding rugby going ‘pro’ would suggest that the likes of O’ Driscoll would, in effect, be seen as ‘guinea-pigs’ to the rigors and strains that international …

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Five Things Joe Schmidt’s Ireland Must Do In Argentina

The Irish team have touched down in Argentina and are gearing up for the first Test against Argentina on Saturday. Ozer McMahon is here to discuss the five most important things that Ireland must gain from the summer tour. 1. Familiarise Ideas Joe Schmidt has been in the hot seat for less than twelve months and with the winner-takes-all nature of …

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Triskaidekaphobia, Brian O’Driscoll & Irish Rugby

Brian O’Driscoll’s illustrious career came to an end over the weekend and the focus now turns to his potential successor, writes Jonathan Fitzpatrick. Fears and phobias are commonplace throughout society. We experience them, see them, and live them. Both rational, and irrational. Irish coach Joe Schmidt has one fear burning inside him that is growing as the days go by. …

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Five Talking Points From the Leinster-Glasgow Pro12 Final

Reporting live for Pundit Arena, the stakes were as high as the temperature at a sun-drenched RDS as Leinster took on the Glasgow Warriors for the Pro12 title. The match was a sell out with many Glaswegians making their way to the capital city. Leinster were looking to become the first team to win back-to-back leagues championships whereas the Glasgow Warriors …

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Pro12 Final Teams: Leinster vs Glasgow Warriors

This season’s RaboDirect Pro12 campaign concludes tonight at the RDS, with Leinster facing the red-hot Glasgow Warriors. Glasgow are contesting their first ever Pro12 Final after they overcame Munster at Scotstoun two weeks ago. Gregor Townsend’s side are the form team in the competition and come into the game on the back of nine straight victories. Leinster secured their place in …

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Five Must Watch Contests at the RDS

After 23 rounds of action, defending champions Leinster clash with surprise finalists, Glasgow Warriors. Matt O’Connor’s men will look to become the first side to retain the Pro 12 title whereas Glasgow will want to engrave a new name on the trophy and become the first team to take the league title back to Scotland. 1. Front Row The efforts …

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Shane Byrne Says A Farewell To Leo Cullen & Brian O’Driscoll

The day has finally arrived. At 6:15pm, Brian O’Driscoll will begin his last stint as the chief protagonist in the Leinster love story. As we enter the final scenes of one of the greatest scripts in rugby history, Glasgow Warriors are all that stand between O’Driscoll and the perfect ending. However, there is a subplot at the RDS that will be awash …

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Matt O’Connor: Concussion Decisions Should Be Made By Team Doctors

Leinster Rugby Head Coach Matt O’Connor has stated that decisions on whether a player is concussed or able to continue in a game should be left up to team doctors. O’Connor’s comments come following the decision to allow Toulouse’s Florian Fritz to continue playing in the Top14 Quarter-Final despite having collapsed while walking off and also Leinster’s decision to replace Brian O’Driscoll and Fergus …

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Greatest Heineken Cup Players Of All Time: 2. Brian O’Driscoll

This man needs no introduction. Coming in at number two on our countdown is one of the greatest rugby players in the  history of the sport. We give you, Leinster legend Brian O’Driscoll. No.2 Brian O’Driscoll What can be said about Brian O’Driscoll that hasn’t been said before? One of the greatest rugby players of all time and the most capped …

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Leinster v Ulster: Five Key Battles To Watch At The RDS

Two weeks after their battle in Belfast, Leinster and Ulster clash once more in the Pro12 semi-final at the RDS. It will be the third time in four years that both of these teams have met each other in the end of season playoffs, with the Blues emerging victorious in the previous two encounters. As well as a place in …

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Brian O’Driscoll Remembers His Early Leinster Days

Leinster and Irish centre Brian O’Driscoll relived his early days at the province today as his retirement draws near. The RDS may regularly draw large crowds to games including those against lower sides such as Treviso, but it’s a far cry from the humble crowds of O’Driscolls first season at Leinster. “Back in the early days a bit, I remember …

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