Category Archives: European Rugby

European Rugby Champions Cup Review: Leinster V Saracens – The Kildare Nationalist – May 14 2019

RUGBY REVIEW: LEINSTER V SARACENS Key moments cost Leinster dearly By Daire Walsh THERE was an unfamiliar feeling for Leinster at St James’ Park on Saturday as they fell to defeat in a European final for the very first time. … Continue reading

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Post-Match Reaction Piece: Heineken Champions Cup Semi-Final – Leinster V Toulouse – Leo Cullen – The Kildare Nationalist – April 23 2019

POST-MATCH REACTION: LEINSTER V TOULOUSE CHAMPIONS CUP SEMI-FINAL By Daire Walsh Leinster head coach Leo Cullen praised the application of his players after they swept aside the challenge of Toulouse in a Heineken Champions Cup semi-final at the Aviva Stadium … Continue reading

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Post-Match Reaction: Heineken Champions Cup Semi-Final – Leinster V Toulouse – Leo Cullen – Press Association (Rte.ie) – April 21 2019

Cullen takes pride in Leinster’s resilience Leo Cullen praised Leinster’s application after the defending champions swept aside Toulouse in a 30-12 Heineken Champions Cup semi-final win at the Aviva Stadium. James Lowe, Luke McGrath and Scott Fardy all touched down … Continue reading

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Post-Match Reaction: European Rugby Champions Cup Quarter-Final: Leinster V Ulster – Press Association – March 31 2019

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen not surprised by Ulster performance in European Cup tie Leo Cullen acknowledged that the next couple of weeks will define Leinster’s season after a hard-earned 21-18 victory over Ulster secured a Heineken Champions Cup semi-final … Continue reading

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Post-Match Reaction: Leinster V Southern Kings – Leo Cullen – The42.ie – February 25 2019

‘No prizes for winning your Conference:’ Cullen won’t let Leinster rest on 22-point cushion The Leinster head coach signalled that Garry Ringrose and Dan Leavy are close to making a return to action. DESPITE THE CONTINUED absence of their international … Continue reading

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Guinness PRO14 Conference B: Leinster V Southern Kings – The42.ie – February 22 2019

Leinster run 9 past Kings to tighten stranglehold on play-off spot Ed Byrne and Noel Reid grabbed two apiece as Leinster moved within one win of securing their place in the knockout stage. Leinster 59 Southern Kings 19 DEFENDING CHAMPIONS … Continue reading

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Post-Match Reaction: Heineken Cup Pool One – Leinster V Toulouse – January 13 2019

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen unable to hide his pride after win over Toulouse Leinster head coach Leo Cullen was in a buoyant mood after his side made light of some high-profile absentees to record an emphatic 29-13 bonus-point win … Continue reading

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Ulster Rugby Media Event: Ulster Flanker Jordi Murphy – The Irish Daily Mail – December 21 2018

Murphy hopeful derbies can advance Six Nations claims By DAIRE WALSH ULSTER forward Jordi Murphy is hoping to use the forthcoming interprovincial derbies to put himself in the ‘shop window’ for next year’s Six Nations. Dan McFarland’s side host Munster … Continue reading

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Ulster Rugby Media Event: Ulster Full-Back Louis Ludik – Pundit Arena – December 20 2018

“His Knowledge Of The Game Is Unreal” – Ludik Praises Jared Payne Daire Walsh Louis Ludik has lavished praise on Jared Payne for the seamless transition he has made into the role of Ulster defence coach. Ludik was previously a … Continue reading

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Ulster Rugby Media Event: Ulster Head Coach Dan McFarland – Pundit Arena – December 19 2018

Second-Row Crisis Worsens For McFarland As Ulster Prepare For Munster Daire Walsh Ulster head coach Dan McFarland admitted yesterday the long-term injuries sustained by Iain Henderson and Matthew Rea have deepened the second-row crisis at the province. In a press … Continue reading

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