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Saturday Round-up

First half blitz gets Ulster over the line Ulster bounced back from last weekend’s derby loss to Leinster by seeing off Munster 29-19 in another keenly contested provincial clash at Ravenhill. Ulster...

This weekend's predictions!

It's that time of week where we put our heads on the chopping block with our predictions. We're back to something approaching normality this weekend, with a full card of Premiership and Top 14 fixtures,...

13 of the Best Leinster Photos from 2013

Ian Madigan celebrates after kicking Leinster to victory against Munster in Thomond Park. His five penalties, and a conversion after a Brian O'Driscoll try, helped to secure a 22 - 15 win for Leinster. ...

Rugby Predictions 2014

2014 is set to be a huge year in rugby, although sadly not necessarily for all the right reasons. While things behind the scenes (in the European game at least) seem as murky as ever, here are some predictions...

Saints looking for 'daylight'

Northampton Saints wing Jamie Elliott admits he is playing the best rugby of his young career at the moment. And with fellow high-flyers Harlequins in town on Friday in the Premiership the 21-year-old...

Sportsground weather leaves Lam baffled

Sportsground weather leaves Lam baffled

John Fallon – 02 January 2014Lam said that they get the weather forecast before kick-off for each game and base their tactics on what might unfold -- a key decision...

Elliott and Northampton Saints are riding high

Jim Mallinder's troops and Saracens are stretching clear at the top of the table, each side having only lost once all season in the league. But Quins are back in form after a disappointing start to the...

Referees to January 5

A Happy New Year to all match officials - referees and all others who help to make matches run well. . The hope always is that the new year will be better and so there is the hope that in 2014 not one...

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Sunday Snippets

Leinster go second:Leinster moved into second position in the RaboDirect Pro12 Table after overcoming Irish rivals Ulster 19-6 at the RDS on Saturday. It was the away side who started the brighter and...

Leo Cullen's switch doesn't mean he is finished

Leo Cullen's switch doesn't mean he is finished

By Michael Sadlier – 28 December 2013Leo Cullen's anointing as part of next season's Leinster coaching structure at least means that the southern province will not...

European Champions Cup: Ben Foden reveals Northampton Saints' silverware ... - SkySports

European Champions Cup: Ben Foden reveals Northampton Saints' silverware ... - SkySports

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It was not the double Northampton were dreaming of, though, having been relegated to Europe's second tier competition after finishing runners-up to Leinster in Pool 1 of the final edition of the Heineken Cup. The Irish province has proven a thorn in ...

BT Sport to air European Rugby Champions Cup games; Aviva Premiership ... - uSwitch.com (Tech)

BT Sport to air European Rugby Champions Cup games; Aviva Premiership ... - uSwitch.com (Tech)

There's three games to look forward to on Sunday December 7th: Harlequins v Leinster Rugby (3.15pm), Toulouse v Glasgow (5.15pm) and Leicester Tigers v RC Toulon (5.30pm). Round 4 is the following week, with the return fixture between Bath and ...

Weekend rugby review: Christian Wade and David Strettle make England cases ... - Telegraph.co.uk

Weekend rugby review: Christian Wade and David Strettle make England cases ... - Telegraph.co.uk

Even Wasps director of rugby, Dai Young admitted afterwards that his wing had been struggling for confidence this season as he strives to get involved in games. And yet when you see what he is ... Leinster have the win, but Wasps have the away losing ...

Leinster 'A' team named for first game of B&I Cup title defence - Official Leinster Rugby website

Leinster 'A' team named for first game of B&I Cup title defence - Official Leinster Rugby website

Cian Kelleher, a try-scorer in Leinster's pre-season friendly against Northampton Saints, starts at full-back. Sam Coghlan Murray and Adam Byrne complete the back three. The A team face Plymouth Albion in Brickfields tomorrow at 3pm. Follow Leinster on ...

Stuart Barnes column: Toulouse and Glasgow impressed in European Rugby ... - SkySports

Stuart Barnes column: Toulouse and Glasgow impressed in European Rugby ... - SkySports

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Stuart Barnes reflects on the first weekend of the European Rugby Champions Cup, which produced dazzling matches and a stunning Munster comeback... So what do we make of the new streamlined European Champions Cup? On the evidence of week ...

Jamie Heaslip: 'We will back ourselves no matter what' - Herald.ie

Jamie Heaslip: 'We will back ourselves no matter what' - Herald.ie

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Ian Keatley's drop goal at Sale was reminiscent of Ronan O'Gara's against Northampton in the Autumn of 2011. By now, it must be in the DNA. Leinster were almost made to walk the plank that was The Millennium Stadium by The Saints in the 2011 final.

Racing leave it late to break Saints hearts in Paris - Irish Independent

Racing leave it late to break Saints hearts in Paris - Irish Independent

Sexton, who returns to Leinster at the end of this season, kicked two penalties, a conversion and had a hand in Racing's opening try to get their European campaign off to a perfect start. Sexton pinned Saints back deep in their own half with a well ...

Kirchner relishing Champions Cup challenge - Official Leinster Rugby website

Kirchner relishing Champions Cup challenge - Official Leinster Rugby website

Kirchner arrived at Leinster in October of last year and made his first appearance in the Heineken Cup in the 40-7 win over Northampton Saints. The newly formed and restructured Champions Cup looks that bit more challenging, with every pool looking ...

Strauss starts for Leinster 'A' v Munster 'A' - Official Leinster Rugby website

Cian Kelleher, who scored his first senior try for Leinster in a pre-season friendly against Northampton Saints back in August, will start at full-back. Sam Coghlan Murray and Adam Byrne complete the back three. Tom Daly and Colm O'Shea will start in ...

South Africans prominent as Champions Cup kicks off - SuperSport

South Africans prominent as Champions Cup kicks off - SuperSport

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Johan Goosen came off the bench to put the icing on the cake for Racing Métro with a late conversion, as they claimed a valuable win over visiting Northampton Saints in Paris. A real scrap of a contest that remained low-scoring throughout, a poor ...

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