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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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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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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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Stuart Lancaster Will Reportedly Also Be On Irish Coaching Ticket

Andy Farrell is to replace Joe Schmidt as Ireland’s head coach after the IRFU announced the New Zealander’s intentions to leave the role after 2019 World Cup in Japan.  Farrell was touted as the best candidate to take over from Schmidt, and the appointment is seen as a seamless transition given his role within the Ireland set-up to date. The English …

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The Power Plays: Mike McCarthy On Leinster’s Defensive Evolution

Brought to you by Energia, proud partner of Leinster Rugby _____ Since the 2015/2016 PRO12 final defeat to Connacht at Murrayfield, Leinster’s defence has evolved to one of the strongest rearguards in European rugby today. Much of that work can be credited to the influence of Stuart Lancaster, who analysed that defeat and quickly realised that Leinster were getting killed …

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Austin Healey: Leicester Tigers Are A Bigger Club Than Leinster

Austin Healey believes that the Leicester Tigers are a bigger club than current European and PRO14 champions Leinster and it’s this logic which he applies to the argument of Stuart Lancaster potentially taking over at the English club after Matt O’Connor’s recent departure.  O’Connor has departed from the Tigers after just one game of the new season where they fell to …

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Leinster Rugby S&C Coach Explains Famed ‘Stuesday’ Sessions

It’s been an unforgettable year for all at Leinster Rugby, with the province swatting aside all opponents en route to an unprecedented Champions Cup and Pro14 double. Although there are myriad reasons for the success of the Boys In Blue in recent seasons, one of the key factors has undoubtedly been the impact of Stuart Lancaster, the former England head …

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“It’s Not About Vindication.” Emotional Stuart Lancaster Was All Class After Final Glory

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There was a touching moment after Leinster’s Champions Cup triumph over Racing 92 where Stuart Lancaster invited members of his family onto the pitch, all wrapped in Leinster gear, to share in the moment of lifting the trophy.  It’s often easy to forget how much of an impact that Lancaster’s departure as England coach and the media circus which surrounded it, …

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Stuart Lancaster Rules Out Immediate Return To England

All eyes are on Bilbao this weekend as Leinster and Racing 92 face off in the Champions Cup final.  Leinster could become just the second side to win the competition four times where they would join French heavyweights Toulouse with that prestigious honour. The eastern province are favourites for this clash which isn’t surprising due to the excellent form shown throughout …

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Stuart Lancaster “Desperately” Wants To Achieve Something Special With Leinster

Whenever a coaching position opens up anywhere in world rugby, inevitably, Stuart Lancaster name is always mentioned as a potential candidate. Lancaster has been re-building his career as senior coach of Leinster for the last two seasons. Speak to any player within that squad and they will tell you the hugely positive and influential effect the 48-year-old has had since …

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“…In better Condition Than I’ve Ever Seen Him.” – Robbie Henshaw To Hit The Ground Running Against Scarlets

Leinster Rugby have received a huge boost with the news that Robbie Henshaw will be taking part in full training this week. The Leinster and Ireland centre has not played since injuring his shoulder against Italy in Round 2 of the Six Nations but after training last week and taking part in a captain’s run on Friday before the eastern …

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Stuart Lancaster Has Signed A New Contract To Stay On With Leinster

A season which promised so much didn’t turn out the way Leinster would have hoped but it’s difficult to ignore the progress they have made this season. They reached the semi-finals of the Champions Cup and they really should have made the final after an uncharacteristic poor start against Clermont Auvergne before having the French side on the ropes in …

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Why You Must Watch England V Barbarians

Eddie Jones’ young England side take on the world famous Barbarians at Twickenham on Sunday, but despite it being a non-cap affair this match could well prove pivotal to the country’s rugby future. The end-of-season matches between the men in white and the invitational Baa Baas can often be viewed as a bit of a damp squib before the Test squad …

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