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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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“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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Cullen Urges Toner “To Get Back On The Horse” Should Call-Up Occur

Toner

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has urged Devin Toner “to get back on the horse” following his disappointing omission from Ireland’s World Cup squad earlier this month.  Toner was expected to be named as part of Joe Schmidt’s 31-man panel but there was widespread surprise when the Leinster stalwart was left at home with Munster’s Jean Kleyn named instead. Ross …

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Leo Cullen Apologises For “Throwaway Remark” After Win Against Munster

Leo Cullen

Leo Cullen has apologised for a “throwaway remark” he made during the post-match press conference after Leinster’s 24-9 victory over Munster at the RDS last weekend.  During that press conference, the Leinster head coach stated: “Glasgow rugby players all support Rangers I’ve been told so everybody in Glasgow should be supporting us, the Celtic fans for sure.” Before continuing: “Hopefully, …

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Johnny Sexton Returns As Leinster Name Team For PRO14 Final

Johnny Sexton Leinster

Johnny Sexton has returned to the Leinster starting XV for their PRO14 final clash with Glasgow Warriors in Celtic Park on Saturday evening. The team captain was left on the bench for the semi-final against Munster last weekend with Ross Byrne preferred at fly-half. He returns to partner Luke McGrath for the final while Byrne is named among the substitutes. …

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“He Was Incredible Wasn’t He?” – Cullen Praises “Role Model” Van Der Flier

Van der Flier

Sean McMahon reporting from the RDS Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has praised the performance of man-of-the-match Josh van der Flier after his side’s 24-9 victory over Munster at the RDS on Saturday afternoon.  Van der Flier played 77 minutes of this afternoon’s semi-final victory and these were the first minutes which the flanker has played since he suffered a …

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Leo Cullen: “Hopefully, Sean Cronin Comes Through Ok”

Sean Cronin

Sean McMahon reporting from St James Park, Newcastle.  Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has named the same starting XV from their win over Toulouse for tomorrow’s Heineken Champions Cup final with Saracens. The level of consistency in selection is a bonus for Leinster but Cullen has made changes to his replacements as Jack McGrath and Rhys Ruddock are in reserve …

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Leo Cullen Concerned About Threat Of Europe’s Most In-Form Team

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Leo Cullen feels his Leinster charges are well prepared for the challenge of Toulouse tomorrow at the Aviva Stadium. Leinster go into the game with a strong starting XV as experienced internationals, Johnny Sexton and Rob Kearney return to the starting lineup after missing their quarter-final win over Ulster three weeks ago. Following today’s captain’s run, Cullen admitted the build-up …

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Leinster Issue Injury Update Ahead Of Champions Cup Clash With Ulster

Leinster Injury

Leinster have issued an injury update ahead of their Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final clash with Ulster at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.  The good news is that Joe Tomane, Luke McGrath, Dan Leavy and Nick McCarthy all came through the clash with Edinburgh, which was their first game back from injury, with no issues. Ross Byrne, who was originally named …

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Leinster Confirm New Contracts For Leo Cullen And Stuart Lancaster

Leinster Cullen Lancaster

Leinster Rugby have confirmed that head coach Leo Cullen has signed a contract extension with the club while Stuart Lancaster has been retained as “senior coach”.  Cullen, who won 221 caps for Leinster and was captain of three Heineken Cup-winning squads, was appointed Head Coach at the start of the 2015/16 season and will now lead the province for a …

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Boost For Ireland As Sean O’Brien In Contention For Six Nations Return

Sean O'Brien Ireland Leinster

Ireland have received a boost ahead of the 2019 Six Nations with the news that Sean O’Brien is in contention to make a return in time for the competition.  O’Brien hasn’t played since he broke his arm while playing for Ireland against Argentina during the November Internationals. However, at today’s Captain’s Run ahead of Leinster’s Heineken Champions Cup clash with …

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