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Rugby Column Number 100: The Kildare Nationalist – December 5 2017

RUGBY COLUMN – DECEMBER 5 2017 By Daire Walsh James Lowe enjoyed a debut to remember on Saturday afternoon last, when Leinster secured a comprehensive bonus-point victory over Benetton Treviso in the Guinness PRO14. With 25 tries from 52 appearances … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 99: The Kildare Nationalist – November 21 2017

RUGBY Carbery’s injury mars Irish win By Daire Walsh IRELAND survived a scare at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday evening, when a 73rd-minute Ian Keatley penalty helped them to record a narrow 23-20 success over Fiji in the Guinness Series. … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 98: The Kildare Nationalist – November 14 2017

RUGBY Carbery makes impressive cameo appearance in record breaking Irish win By Daire Walsh IRELAND enjoyed an encouraging start to the latest Guinness Series at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday evening, when they recorded a comprehensive 38-3 triumph over an … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 97: The Kildare Nationalist – November 7 2017

Adam Byrne was on the scoresheet at Scotstoun Stadium on Friday evening, but a youthful Leinster team ultimately suffered a set-back against Glasgow Warriors in a high-scoring Guinness PRO14 encounter. With Ireland’s opening game of the November Series coming up … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 96: The Kildare Nationalist – October 31 2017

RUGBY COLUMN – OCTOBER 31 By Daire Walsh TWO tries from second-half replacement Luke McGrath aided Leinster’s cause at Kingspan Stadium on Saturday evening, when the Blues defeated interprovincial rivals Ulster in a typically tense Guinness PRO12 encounter. Back-to-back Champions … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 95: The Kildare Nationalist – October 24 2017

RUGBY COLUMN – OCTOBER 24 By Daire Walsh LEINSTER held onto pole position in Pool Four of the European Rugby Champions Cup at the weekend, when they recorded a 34-18 victory against PRO14 rivals Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun Stadium. This … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 94: The Kildare Nationalist – October 17 2017

RUGBY COLUMN – OCTOBER 17 By Daire Walsh THEY were forced to hold off a late surge from Montpellier at the RDS on Saturday afternoon, but Leo Cullen’s Leinster ultimately secured a bonus-point victory in their opening game of this … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 93: The Kildare Nationalist – October 3 2017

RUGBY COLUMN – OCTOBER 03 By Daire Walsh Leinster returned to winning ways at the RDS last Friday evening, as they secured a hard-earned 21-13 win over Edinburgh in their second Guinness PRO14 home encounter of the new campaign. The … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 92: The Kildare Nationalist – September 26 2017

RUGBY COLUMN – SEPTEMBER 26 By Daire Walsh THERE was disappointment for Leinster at the Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein last Friday evening as, despite the best efforts of Barry Daly, they came out on the wrong side of the result … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 91: The Kildare Nationalist – September 19 2017

RUGBY COLUMN – SEPTEMBER 19 By Daire Walsh At the end of a week where off-field issues dominated the headlines, Leinster continued their winning start to life in the Guinness PRO14 with a comfortable 31-10 triumph over the Southern Kings … Continue reading

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