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Leinster Issue Injury Update Ahead Of Tricky Trip To Lyon


Leinster have issued an injury update ahead of their Heineken Champions Cup clash with Lyon on Saturday (KO 3.15 pm).  The eastern province have a number of concerns after they got their European campaign off to a great start with a bonus-point win over Benetton at the RDS at the weekend. Joe Tomane, who was ruled out of the win …

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Leo Cullen Confirms Tadhg Furlong Suffering From Back Issue

Tadhg Furlong

There were a few notable omissions when Leinster announced their matchday 23 for Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup clash with Benetton at the RDS (KO 3.15 pm).  Ireland internationals Robbie Henshaw, Tadhg Furlong and Rob Kearney have all been left out for the visit of Kieran Crowley’s side. Henshaw’s absence is not that surprising considering the powerful centre suffered from some …

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Ben Healy Added To Munster Squad While Leinster Make Five Changes

ben healy

Munster have added 20-year-old out-half Ben Healy in place of Alex Wootton to their Champions Cup squad ahead of Saturday’s Pool 4 opener against the Ospreys.  With first-choice ten Joey Carbery out injured and back-up J.J Hanrahan a doubt for this weekend, Munster are light of options with Tyler Bleyendaal the side’s only available out-half. Despite Johann van Graan suggesting …

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Leinster & Munster Issue Injury Updates Ahead Of Champions Cup

Munster Injury

Leinster and Munster have both issued injury updates ahead of the opening round of the Heineken Champions Cup this weekend.  Both provinces emerged victorious from the round of Interprovincial action in the PRO14. Leinster secured a bonus-point 42-11 victory over Connacht in Galway and the good news for the eastern province is that Robbie Henshaw returns to training this week …

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Internationals Return As Leinster Name Team For Connacht Clash

Leinster team

Leinster have named their team for Friday night’s Guinness PRO14 clash with Connacht (KO 19.35) at the Sportsground which includes a number of returning Ireland internationals.  There are a number of changes to the team which secured a bonus-point 50-15 win over the Dragons last weekend. James Lowe keeps his spot on the wing while Hugo Keenan comes in at …

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Joe Schmidt Set To Release His Autobiography In Two Weeks

Joe Schmidt Autobiography

Joe Schmidt will release his autobiography ‘Ordinary Joe’ on November 21, his publisher Penguin Ireland confirmed today.  “I was hesitant about putting my memories and thoughts into words but was encouraged to do so by a number of people close to me,” Schmidt said. “I’m an accidental coach and feel incredibly lucky to have worked alongside great people and to …

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“Nothing Really Fazes Harry” – Cullen Pleased With Harry Byrne Display

Harry Byrne

Sean McMahon reporting from the RDS.  Leinster head coach Leo Cullen was pleased with Harry Byrne’s man-of-the-match performance as the youngster helped his side to a 50-15 victory on what was his first start in the Guinness PRO14.  Byrne, younger brother of Ireland international, Ross, produced a controlled performance which included a first-half try and a sublime cross-field kick which …

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Harry Byrne Shines As Leinster Stroll To Bonus-Point Win Over Dragons

Leinster Dragons

Leinster 50 Dragons 15 Seán McMahon reporting from the RDS. Leinster continued their dominance in Conference A of the Guinness PRO14 as they produced a ruthless eight-try bonus-point victory at the RDS in difficult conditions. There were first PRO14 starts for Harry Byrne and Ryan Baird as the duo produced excellent performances which will just add to the selection headache …

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Leinster & Ulster Name Teams For PRO14 Action This Weekend

Leinster team

Leinster and Ulster have named their teams for their respective matches in the Guinness PRO14 this weekend.  Leinster host the Dragons on Friday night at the RDS and head coach Leo Cullen has made a number of changes to the side which produced a narrow 3-0 win over Zebre in Italy last weekend. Devin Toner will captain Leinster from the …

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