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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...

Northampton Saints 33 v 21 Leinster - Official Leinster Rugby website

Northampton Saints 33 v 21 Leinster - Official Leinster Rugby website

Some good tackling from Darragh Fanning and a decent take from the high ball by Billy Dardis stopped Saints getting out of their own half as Leinster pushed on. However, the pressure was not maintained for long and Northampton registered their third ...

Leinster Team v Northampton Saints - Official Leinster Rugby website

Leinster Team v Northampton Saints - Official Leinster Rugby website

Updates from the Northampton Saints game will be available on the Leinster Rugby twitter account throughout the day. LEINSTER: 15: Billy Dardis 14: Darragh Fanning 13: Brendan Macken 12: Jordan Coghlan 11: Sam Coghlan-Murray 10: Jimmy Gopperth ...

PHOTOS: Youngsters shine in Northampton - Official Leinster Rugby website

PHOTOS: Youngsters shine in Northampton - Official Leinster Rugby website

Last weekend's friendly match against Northampton Saints may have ended in defeat for Leinster, but there were plenty of positives to take away from a performance that saw Academy players Cian Kelleher, Dan Leavy and Cathal Marsh all get their names ...

Northampton Saints to 'go after' European Rugby Challenge Cup - BBC Sport

Northampton Saints to 'go after' European Rugby Challenge Cup - BBC Sport

2 weeks agoby BBC Sporton Google News

... second place to Leinster in their pool. The Heineken Cup will be replaced by the European Rugby Champions Cup this season, after a dispute between clubs and competition organisers was settled, and Corbisiero believes Saints can challenge for the title.

Isaac Boss to Make History Against Warriors - Official Leinster Rugby website

Isaac Boss to Make History Against Warriors - Official Leinster Rugby website

Isaac Boss is in line to become the first player to represent two Irish provinces 100 times when he lines out for Leinster Rugby against Glasgow Warriors tomorrow evening in Scotstoun Stadium (Kick Off: 5.15pm) in the first round of the Guinness PRO12.

Leinster 7 v 10 Ulster - Official Leinster Rugby website

Leinster 7 v 10 Ulster - Official Leinster Rugby website

This was Leinster's final warm-up encounter before the start of their GUINNESS PRO12 campaign away to Glasgow Warriors next Saturday. In a similar vein to their meeting with Northampton Saints last weekend, Matt O'Connor opted for a blend of youth and ...

Aviva Premiership, Guinness Pro12 and Top 14 weekend review: Northampton ... - Telegraph.co.uk

Aviva Premiership, Guinness Pro12 and Top 14 weekend review: Northampton ... - Telegraph.co.uk

In opening up a 19-0 lead over reigning champions Leinster at Scotstoun, they played marvellous, high-tempo rugby, bamboozling their opponents in a swirl of slick passing, clever angles and an almost other-worldy understanding of where the support ...

Leinster rugby: Sean O'Brien will lead Guinness Pro 12 title holders against ... - Irish Mirror

Leinster rugby: Sean O'Brien will lead Guinness Pro 12 title holders against ... - Irish Mirror

1 week agoby Irish Mirroron Google News

This weekend he lines out in the familiar number nine jersey, with Jimmy Gopperth outside him at no 10 - Ian Madigan is on the bench - in what is Leinster's first competitive fixture after two pre-season friendlies against Northampton Saints and Ulster.

Martin Crowson's 'Five Things' rugby column - Leicester Mercury

Martin Crowson's 'Five Things' rugby column - Leicester Mercury

1) Northampton Saints got a introduction to what it feels like to be league champions at Wasps on Sunday. Their first defeat of the season came against a Wasps team that played with the vigour, physicality and intent of a side desperate to knock the ...

Global leaders face battle to satisfy rugby union's impatience for growth - The Guardian (blog)

Global leaders face battle to satisfy rugby union's impatience for growth - The Guardian (blog)

Senior officials from the bigger English clubs are already openly speculating that a strong, combined British and Irish league, pitting Leinster, Munster and Ulster – for instance – against Leicester, Saracens and Northampton on a more regular basis ...

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