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James Lowe’s Choice Of Affiliate Club Sums Up Why Irish Fans Love Him

james lowe

James Lowe has endeared himself to not only Leinster people but Irish rugby fans since defecting to Dublin from New Zealand. The Leinster winger has become a fan favourite thanks to his all-action and unpredictable style of play. In many respects, it’s a case of opposites attract. Leinster’s structured regime under Leo Cullen and Stuart Lancaster has proven to be …

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A More Mature Jack Conan Is Now Ready To Grab World Cup Chance

Jack Conan

“This time around is a lot different and (I’m) now really coming into my own performance-wise.”  This time four years ago Jack Conan received his first cap for Ireland as he looked to make a late surge into Joe Schmidt’s final 31-man squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. That cap came in a warm-up game against Scotland at the …

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Debuts Aplenty In Leinster Squad For Pre-Season Opener


Leinster will hand out a number of debuts for their opening preseason game of the summer against Coventry on Saturday which could include Roman Salanoa, a former high school American football player from Hawaii Salanoa plays at AIL level with Old Belvedere and he represented Leinster ‘A’ in the inaugural Cara Cup competition in Boston earlier this year. He has …

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“It’s Really Important We Feel Like We Belong To Something” – Sene Naoupu

Sene Naoupu

History will be made this weekend when Leinster Rugby host a double-header at Energia Park.  Saturday’s action will consist of the senior men’s team opening their preseason campaign with the visit of Coventry which will act as the curtain-raiser to the main event – Leinster Women taking on Connacht in the opening match of the extended interprovincial series. Women’s rugby …

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Fixtures Released For The New Guinness PRO14 Season

PRO14 fixtures

The fixtures for the 2019/20 Guinness PRO14 season have been released by tournament officials this afternoon.  Due to the 2019 Rugby World Cup which takes place in Japan, the season will begin later than usual with the opening round taking place on the weekend of 27-28th September. Ahead of the new campaign, there has been some shake-up to the conferences …

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Leinster Confirm Academy Intake For 2019/20 Season

Leinster Academy

Leinster have confirmed their latest batch of recruits who will join the Academy for the 2019/20 season.  The eastern province are taking in five new players, all of them with Ireland U20 experience. The list of Year One players includes Tom Clarkson (DUFC), Charlie Ryan (UCD), Brian Deeny (Clontarf), Martin Moloney (Old Belvedere) and Liam Turner (DUFC). Ryan captained the …

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IRFU Sanction Sean O’Brien Over Pub Incident [Report]

Sean O'Brien

The IRFU have sanctioned Sean O’Brien due to an “incident of inappropriate behaviour” following Leinster’s PRO14 title win against the Glasgow Warriors.  The Irish Independent reports that O’Brien urinated on a member of the public in a pub in Dublin the day after Leinster clinched the title at Celtic Park. “The IRFU have investigated an incident of inappropriate behaviour by a …

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Ranking The Toughest Pool Draws Of Irish Teams In Champions Cup

Irish Teams Champions Cup

The draw for the 2019/2020 pool stages of the Heineken Champions Cup took place on Wednesday as clubs from across Europe learned their fate as to who stands between them and the knockout stages of the competition.  It’s a special year for the Irish teams as it’s the first time that all four provinces have qualified for Europe’s premier club …

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Zebo’s Munster Return & Other Talking Points From Champions Cup Draw

Champions Cup Draw

The draw for the 2019/2020 edition of the Heineken Champions Cup was made on Wednesday afternoon in Lausanne, Switzerland.  All four of the Irish provinces are competing in next season’s edition of the Champions Cup and today they learned who stands between them and European glory. Here we discuss some of the biggest talking points from Wednesday’s draw. Pool Of …

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New Look PRO14 Conferences Confirmed For Next Season

PRO14 Conferences

The PRO14 has confirmed the makeup of the two conferences for the next two seasons.  The current format of the PRO14 has been in place for two seasons with the same teams competing in the same conferences in the last two campaigns. However, officials have now confirmed that there will some shakeup ahead of the 2019/20 campaign with six teams …

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