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Gordon D’Arcy: Sexton’s Lack Of Game Time Doesn’t Concern Me

Johnny Sexton Leinster

Gordon D’Arcy doesn’t believe that Leinster captain Johnny Sexton will struggle in this weekend’s Heineken Champions Cup semi-final with Toulouse due to a lack of game time. The World Player of the Year hasn’t featured for Leinster since their 26-17 loss to Munster in December and has only 15 games to his name this season, lasting the full 80 minutes …

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Lowe Gets The Nod As Sexton Named For Toulouse Semi-Final

James Lowe Leinster

Leinster have named their team for the Heineken Champions Cup semi-final against Toulouse on Sunday with an injury to Jamison Gibson-Park meaning James Lowe will start.  The New Zealander is named on the wing alongside Rob Kearney and Jordan Larmour. Captain, Johnny Sexton, is set to make his first appearance of the year for Leinster following a quad injury sustained …

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Sean Cronin Confirms He’s Spoken To Joe Schmidt Since Being Dropped

Leinster’s Sean Cronin admitted to being disappointed following his axing from Joe Schmidt’s squad for the final two Six Nations games but the hooker is adamant that he is still in the New Zealander’s plans going forward. Speaking to the media ahead of Leinster’s crunch Champions Cup semi-final against Toulouse on Sunday, Cronin expressed his disappointment at being dropped but …

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Johnny Sexton Expected To Be Fit For Leinster’s Clash With Toulouse

Leinster coach, Stuart Lancaster has today confirmed that out-half Johnny Sexton is fit and in training ahead of the provinces crucial Champions Cup semi-final clash with Toulouse on Sunday. Sexton has not played a competitive game of rugby since Ireland’s defeat to Wales in the final round of this year’s Six Nations. He was expected to start against Ulster three …

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Watch: “The Culture Of Leinster Is A Winning Mindset”

The Power Behind Leinster Rugby’

Leinster players, Luke McGrath, Fergus McFadden, Dave Kearney and Will Connors have opened up about some of the factors that have made the club so successful in recent times. The reigning PRO14 and Heineken Champions Cup winners find themselves back in another European semi-final where they will face Toulouse in the Aviva Stadium on April 21. Despite being four-time winners …

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IRFU Confirm Jack McGrath To Make Ulster Switch Next Season

The IRFU have confirmed that Leinster prop Jack McGrath will be making the switch to Ulster from the start of the 2019/2020 season. McGrath has struggled for form and fitness this season and was left out of the squad for Leinster’s Champions Cup Quarter-Final against Ulster on Saturday – the team he will become a part of next season. The …

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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

Joey Carbery Johnny Sexton

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]

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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