Category Archives: European Rugby

Post-Match Reaction: Heineken Champions Cup – Leinster V Northampton Saints – Press Association – December 19 2020

Leinster unsettled by pre-match withdrawals – Leo Cullen Leintster head coach Leo Cullen admitted his side’s 35-19 Heineken Champions Cup victory over Northampton was nervier than expect after losing two players before kick-off. While Leinster touched down through Josh Murphy, Cian Healy, … Continue reading

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Post-Match Reaction: Heineken Champions Cup Pool Two – Munster V Harlequins – Press Association – December 14 2020

‘Indiscipline, poor execution cost us’ – Paul Gustard Harlequins head of rugby Paul Gustard felt indiscipline and a lack of execution led to his side’s downfall in a 21-7 Heineken Champions Cup Pool B defeat to Munster at Thomond Park. In addition … Continue reading

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Conor McKeon Interview (Ballyboden St Enda’s & Connacht): The Tallaght Echo – November 26 2020

McKeon looking to cement his place in Boden team By Daire Walsh WITH a full year of competitive hurling now under his belt, Ballyboden St Enda’s star Conor McKeon is hoping to scale greater heights in 2021. After announcing his retirement … Continue reading

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Guinness PRO14: Leinster V Cardiff Blues – The42.ie – November 22 2020

Penny at the double to cap Leinster’s comprehensive win against Cardiff Blues Leo Cullen’s four-in-a-row-chasing side remain the team to beat in the Guinness Pro14. Leinster 40 Cardiff Blues 5 Daire Walsh reports from the RDS LEINSTER MOVED SEVEN points … Continue reading

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Guinness PRO14: Benetton V Leinster – The Irish Examiner (Print) – October 12 2020

Leo Cullen turns to youth after Ireland stars see Leinster keep 100% record Thanks to converted tries by James Tracy and James Lowe, Leinster held a 20-13 interval cushion DAIRE WALSH PRO14: Benetton 25 Leinster 37 With several of those who … Continue reading

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Guinness PRO14: Benetton V Leinster – The Irish Examiner (Online) – October 10 2020

Ross Molony seals Leinster bonus point on first trip abroad since February James Tracy and James Lowe also scored tries for Leo Cullen’s side DAIRE WALSH Benetton 25 Leinster 37  In front of 1,000 spectators at Stadio Monigo, Leinster held … Continue reading

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Leinster Pre-Benetton Away Media Briefing: James Ryan & Felipe Contepomi – The Irish Examiner – October 6 2020

James Ryan: ‘It’s probably not too healthy to be checking cases on the news every night’ DAIRE WALSH Since the resumption of professional rugby on these shores in the middle of August, Leinster and Ireland second row James Ryan has … Continue reading

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Guinness PRO14 2020/21: Leinster V Dragons

GUINNESS PRO14 LEINSTER 35 DRAGONS 5 By Daire Walsh Leinster shook off the cobwebs at the RDS on Friday night to record an emphatic bonus point triumph over Dragons in Conference A of the Guinness PRO14. Leo Cullen’s men are … Continue reading

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Post-Match Reaction: Heineken Champions Cup Quarter-Final – Mark McCall & Leo Cullen – Press Association – September 19 2020

‘We put Leinster under the kind of pressure that we hoped we could put them under, but you’ve got to go out and do it’ Director of rugby Mark McCall heaped praise on his Saracens squad after they advanced to the semi-finals … Continue reading

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Post-Match Reaction: Guinness PRO14 Final – Leinster V Ulster (Leo Cullen & Dan McFarland) – Press Association – September 13 2020

Strength-in-depth key for Leinster ahead of Saracens European clash, says head coach Leo Cullen Leinster head coach Leo Cullen praised the strength-in-depth of his squad following their convincing 27-5 Guinness PRO14 final win over Ulster at the Aviva Stadium. Cullen’s table-topping side … Continue reading

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