Category Archives: European Rugby

Leinster Media Briefing Pre-Benetton European Away Game: Josh van der Flier – The42.ie – January 21 2020

‘Stuart told me to be more demanding of the ball… that I should be getting a bit more involved’ Josh van der Flier is working on taking his game to the next level. DESPITE BECOMING AN established figure for both … Continue reading

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Leinster Media Briefing Pre-Benetton European Away Game: James Lowe – The42.ie – January 17 2020

‘We know we’ve got a target on our backs… they want to put a shot on us’ James Lowe knows that Leinster can take nothing for granted if they want to secure Champions Cup top seeding. WHEN LEINSTER MAKE the … Continue reading

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Leinster Media Briefing Pre-Benetton European Away Game: Andrew Porter – The42.ie – January 16 2020

‘It freshens things up’: Porter looking forward to life under Ireland’s new regime Leinster prop is hoping to establish himself as first choice for both province and country. WHEN YOU SIT down to analyse the role Andrew Porter played in … Continue reading

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Leinster Media Briefing Pre-Benetton European Away Game: Felipe Contepomi – The42.ie – January 15 2020

Embarrassment of riches at out-half won’t hinder young guns’ development, says Contepomi ‘They need to understand they need to play to their strength without compromising our system or the way Leinster wants to play.’ LEINSTER BACKS COACH Felipe Contepomi has … Continue reading

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Joey Carbery Injury Piece: The Kildare Nationalist – January 14 2020

RUGBY Luckless Carbery to miss Six Nations By Daire Walsh JUST when it looked like he was ready to leave his injury troubles firmly behind him, Athy’s Joey Carbery was a dealt a fresh blow in the aftermath of Munster’s … Continue reading

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Leinster Build-Up To Connacht Home Game: Robin McBryde – The42.ie – January 1 2020

McBryde cites Springboks’ success as vindication of player welfare programme The Leinster assistant coach is an advocate of the IRFU policy which has forced provinces to rotate personnel. LEINSTER ASSISTANT COACH Robin McBryde has offered a ringing endorsement of the … Continue reading

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Leinster Build-Up To Connacht Home Game: Dave Kearney – The42.ie – December 31 2019

Don’t bet against Rob Kearney adding to 95 Ireland caps, insists brother Dave The younger of the brothers was included in Andy Farrell’s first get-together. DAVE KEARNEY ADMITTED yesterday he had mixed emotions when Andy Farrell unveiled his first squad … Continue reading

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Post-Match Reaction: Heineken Champions Cup – Leinster V Northampton Saints – Leo Cullen & Chris Boyd – Press Association – December 15 2019

CULLEN CRITICAL OF LEINSTER’S WIN CHAMPIONS CUP REACTION: Leinster head coach Leo Cullen had mixed feelings about his side’s seven-try performance despite a comprehensive 50-21 bonus point victory over Northampton in the Champions Cup. Following last week’s emphatic 43-16 triumph … Continue reading

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Kingspan Coaching Masterclass: Louis Ludik (Ulster) – The Irish Daily Star – November 29 2019

LANDMARK FOR ULSTER’S LUDIK Daire Walsh AHEAD of his landmark 100th appearance for the side against Scarlets in the PRO14 at Kingspan Stadium tonight, Louis Ludik has admitted he never expected to have such longevity in an Ulster shirt. Following … Continue reading

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Kingspan Coaching Masterclass/Guinness PRO14 Preview: Ulster V Scarlets – Louis Ludik – The Irish Examiner – November 29 2019

Ulster love affair took Ludik by surprise Daire Walsh Ahead of his landmark 100th appearance for the province against Scarlets at Kingspan Stadium this evening (kick-off 7.35pm), Louis Ludik has admitted he never expected to have such longevity in an … Continue reading

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