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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

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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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Poll: Choose Your Combined Leinster/Munster Starting XV

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Reigning PRO14 champions, Leinster, travel to Thomond Park on Saturday to take on Munster in the return fixture of their Guinness PRO14 interprovincial derby. Munster have only won one out of their last eight clashes with their provincial rivals and will be hungry for revenge after the manner in which they lost the last encounter in the Aviva Stadium in …

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Leinster Stage Last-Gasp Comeback Win Against Connacht

A quality festive clash ensued at the RDS as the Champions hosted a buoyant Connacht side. Leo Cullen rang in the changes for the Conference B leaders, so he would have been wary of a Connacht team that boasted five wins in a row – with good reason. It took the visitors just five minutes to get on the board, …

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Connacht Welcome Back Irish Internationals For Leinster Test

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Irish internationals, Finlay Bealham and Ultan Dillane have returned to the Connacht starting XV for their interprovincial derby against Leinster on Saturday while Bundee Aki is named among the bench. Bealham comes back into a front row that sees Denis Buckley returning at loosehead and Tom McCartney retained at hooker. In the second row Dillane will line up alongside Gavin Thornbury with James Cannon named among …

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Leinster Rediscover Their Rhythm Just In Time For Crucial Period

Leinster head coach, Leo Cullen, is pleased with the manner in which his team rediscovered their form to secure a six-try victory over Bath at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday evening.  The European and PRO14 champions were on top form as they wrapped up the bonus-point score in the first half thanks to tries from Jack Conan, Rory O’Loughlin, James …

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Conan & Byrne To Start While Ringrose Makes His 50th Leinster Cap


Leo Cullen has made three changes to his Leinster side to face Bath in their Heineken Champions Cup return fixture in the Aviva Stadium tomorrow. Adam Byrne is named on the wing while Jordan Larmour moves to full-back alongside James Lowe. There is also a change in the number 12 jersey with Rory O’Loughlin starting alongside Garry Ringrose for his …

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Joey Carbery To Partner Murray Who Hits 120 Caps Against Castres


Johann van Graan has made one change to his side for their return fixture against Castres tomorrow, as Joey Carbery has recovered from his hamstring injury that saw him miss out on last week’s 30-5 win in Limerick. Carbery was withdrawn prior to kick-off in Thomond Park and was replaced by man-of-the-match, JJ Hanrahan, who moves to the bench this …

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Michael Cheika ‘Has To Go’ According To Wallabies Legend

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Wallabies legend Matt Burke has urged Rugby Australia to axe Michael Cheika along with his coaching staff after a review was announced into their positions less than a year before the World Cup. The two-time world champions have won just four Tests this year and slipped to sixth in the world rankings, heaping pressure on Cheika as a sense of …

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Watch: Lightning Jordan Larmour Scores Blistering Intercept Try

There’s simply no catching Leinster’s Jordan Larmour once he puts the afterburners on. Just ask the Bath defenders. The 20-year old Irish international put his side into the lead in their Heineken Champions Cup game against Bath at the Rec with a tremendous intercept try. Larmour judged the pass from Wilson to perfection as he snatched it in mid-air and …

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Sexton Returns To Captain Leinster Against Bath

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The pressure is well and truly on Leinster as they look to retain their Heineken Champions Cup after losing their last outing against Toulouse – their second match of the ongoing group stage. This time around they will travel to Bath in order to get their momentum back on track. Fans of the club will be happy to see the …

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Brian O’Driscoll On Legal Painkillers In Rugby: “It Almost Became A Habit”

Former Ireland and Leinster captain Brian O’Driscoll has opened up on the use of legal painkillers in rugby during his playing career outlining that for him their use “almost became a habit.” O’Driscoll was one of Ireland and Leinster’s finest players winning countless individual and collective accolades during his nearly 20-year career. Speaking to Off The Ball’s Wednesday night rugby, …

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