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Leinster Confirm New Contracts For Leo Cullen And Stuart Lancaster

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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

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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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Connacht’s Cian Kelleher Will Return To Leinster Next Season

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It has been confirmed this morning Connacht winger, Cian Kelleher will return to Leinster next season. Kelleher came up through the Leinster Academy but turned down a promotion to the senior set-up in 2016 in order to pursue more game time out west. According to Gavin Cummiskey of The Irish Times, Leo Cullen wanted to keep the highly-rated youngster in …

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Blow For Leinster As Tomane Ruled Out For Up To Five Months

Leinster centre, Joe Tomane, will be out of action for five months as he recovers from a procedure to repair his hamstring which he underwent this week.  The Australian picked up the injury in the province’s 38-31 win over Southern Kings in South Africa earlier this month. His recovery timeframe means he will most likely miss the Heineken Champions Cup …

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Cullen Hits Out At Leinster’s Rivals “Selling Stories” To Their Young Talent

Leinster boss Leo Cullen has hit out at rival provinces, claiming that they are “ringing up young players and selling them stories” in an attempt to coax them into switching allegiances. Last week, Leinster confirmed that they would be losing scrum-half Nick McCarthy to rivals Munster next season, with the 23-year old joining Joey Carberry who is also at Thomond …

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He Was In It Until The End – Cullen Praises Warrior Van Der Flier

One of the most impressive aspects of Leinster’s 3-20 victory over Connacht at the Sportsground was their defence and in particular Josh van der Flier’s determination to set the tone. Van Der Flier made his return to this Leinster side in the heavy home victory over the Dragons a few weeks ago and his form has been excellent since. The 25-year-old …

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Massive Blow For Leinster As McGrath Sidelined For Weeks

Leinster and Ireland prop, Jack McGrath has been ruled out for “the next few weeks” after picking up a knee injury during training last week. The Champions Cup holders are set to begin their defence on October 12 in the RDS against Wasps with McGrath now in a race against time to be fit for the game. Leinster are due …

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Leo Cullen Heaps Praise On Sexton & Nacewa Following Champions Cup Victory

Despite his own historical accomplishment in Bilbao’s San Mames Stadium yesterday, Leo Cullen was quick to deflect the attention away from himself. Leinster managed to take home their fourth European Champions Cup yesterday by edging out Racing 92 in what amounted to a very tense affair in the Spanish city of Bilbao. Neck-in-neck heading into the game’s conclusion, a minor …

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Johnny Sexton Wary Of Game-Changer Dan Carter

Leinster were told Friday to step up a gear against French club Racing 92 if they want to win their fourth Champions Cup final. “We have got to top our quarter-final and semi-final performance because we know we are going to have to go up another level to win tomorrow,” Leinster coach Leo Cullen said ahead of Saturday’s clash against …

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