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McFadden Returns To Full Training As Leinster Issue Injury Update


Leinster winger, Fergus McFadden, has returned to full team training as the province continue preparations for Saturday’s PRO14 clash with Zebre in Stadio Zaffanella.  The 32-year-old hasn’t featured since suffering a “high grade” hamstring injury during a training session in mid-October. McFadden will be assessed as the week goes on but could be available to feature in this weekend’s game. …

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Dates & Times Set For Champions Cup Quarter-Finals

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The EPCR have finalised the details for the upcoming Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals, that see three of the Irish provinces. Munster will travel to BT Murrayfield for the first of three quarter-finals on Saturday, March 30, following their hard-fought win over Exeter last weekend. Kick off there is 12.45pm and the game will be broadcast live on Channel 4, Virgin Media, BT …

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Rob Kearney Returns To Captain Leinster Against Scarlets

Rob Kearney Leinster

Rob Kearney will captain Leinster tomorrow night against Scarlets, following his recovery from a quad injury that saw him sit out last weekend’s final Heineken Champions Cup Pool game against Wasps. James Lowe also makes his return to the back-line from a three-week suspension following his tackle on Andrew Conway during their interprovincial derby against Munster in Thomond Park last …

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Carbery: My Goal Is To Overtake Sexton As First Choice

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Munster out-half, Joey Carbery, has revealed that one of his major goals is to overtake Jonathan Sexton as the best Irish No.10, and not to simply wait for him to retire.  Carbery served his apprenticeship under the World Player of the Year at Leinster and Ireland, but when his appearances came more often at full-back rather than out-half, he made the …

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Johnny Sexton Ruled Out Of Crucial Toulouse Clash [Report]

Johnny Sexton Leinster Ireland Toulouse

Jonathan Sexton has lost his battle to be fit for Leinster’s crucial Heineken Champions Cup clash with Toulouse on Saturday, according to reports.  The World Player of the Year is carrying a minor calf injury and according to the Irish Independent, the province are not prepared to risk Sexton aggravating the injury, given the time of year. Ross Byrne is likely …

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Shane Jennings On “Fiery” Sexton: “I Don’t Want Johnny To Change”

Former Leinster and Ireland flanker Shane Jennings has outlined that he feels Johnny Sexton should not change his captaincy style despite coming under scrutiny in the European champions’ feisty affair with Munster two weeks ago. Captaining the side, Sexton was involved in a number of flashpoints involving Joey Carbery and Fineen Wycherly, in a game that also saw James Lowe sent off …

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Johnny Sexton A Doubt For Pivotal Toulouse Champions Cup Clash

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Johnny Sexton has been ruled as doubtful for Leinster’s pivotal Champions Cup clash with Toulouse this weekend.  Stuart Lancaster confirmed today that the Irish out-half and World Rugby Player of the Year has not trained with the provincial outfit since suffering a lower leg injury during Leinster’s inter-provincial clash with Munster on December 29. Sexton is rated as 50/50 heading …

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Sean Cronin Brace Helps Leinster To Bonus Point Drubbing Of Ulster

Two tries from Sean Cronin helped Leinster defeat interprovincial rivals 40-7 Ulster in their Pro14 clash at the RDS on Saturday afternoon. Looking to bounce back from their disappointing defeat to Munster last week, Leinster started off incredibly brightly and grabbed the first try of the game after just five minutes when Sean Cronin bundled the ball over the line following …

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Leinster’s Pivotal European Clash With Toulouse Is A Sell Out

Leinster have confirmed that all 18,500 tickets for their key Heineken Champions Cup clash with Toulouse in the RDS Arena next week, have sold out.   Toulouse are currently the Pool 1 leaders and lie two points ahead of Leinster on 17. The French side have won all four of their games so far, including a one-point victory over Leinster at …

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O’Driscoll: Sexton Can Come Across As “Confrontational” Toward Refs

Former Leinster and Ireland centre Brian O’Driscoll has outlined that he believes Johnny Sexton can come across as “confrontational” when discussing issues with the referee during a game. Sexton, who captained his province during their defeat to Munster last weekend, has come under scrutiny following the feisty affair which saw teammate James Lowe sent off as well as a number …

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James Lowe Faces Hearing As Sexton & Furlong Escape Punishment

Munster Leinster Andrew Conway James Lowe

Leinster pair Johnny Sexton and Tadhg Furlong have escaped punishment but winger James Lowe will face a hearing following their sides’ feisty affair with Munster over the weekend. According to Des Berry in The Independent, neither man will be cited for their respective incidents in Munster’s victory over their inter-provincial rivals. Sexton was involved in an incident in the 55th …

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Johnny Sexton: “Ill-Discipline Cost Leinster Dearly”

A normally-composed and clinical Leinster side were left to wonder what went wrong last evening as a series of poor tackles and cards, led to their first defeat to Munster in two years. Former Munster scrum-half, Frank Murphy was the referee in Thomond Park for the hot-tempered interprovincial derby but Leinster will have no complaints about his officiating with Munster …

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