Leinster

Leinster Rugby is one of the four professional provincial rugby teams from Ireland and the most successful Irish team both domestically and in European competitions.

The club turned professional along with its fellow Irish provinces in 1995 .They have seven Pro14 titles and four European Rugby Champions Cup wins a record held alongside French side Toulouse.

Leinster play their home games primarily at the RDS Arena, and the Aviva Stadium  It was initially Donnybrook Stadium.

The province plays primarily in blue and the team crest features a harp within a rugby ball, the harp being taken from the flag of Leinster.

 

Leinster continue unbeaten start

Leinster continued their unbeaten start to the inaugural United Rugby Championship, as they secured a bonus point 31-15 victory over Glasgow Warriors.

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Leinster steamroll Scarlets

Leinster started slowly against the Scarlets but finished with seven tries to keep the pressure on Ulster at the top of the United Rugby Championship table at the RDS Arena this evening.

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Leinster Lions return for Scarlets

Leo Cullen recalls five touring Lions to the Leinster squad for the first time this season as he names a very strong side to face the Scarlets this evening in the RDS Arena with kick off at 5:15pm.

Tadhg Furlong's return to the side has allowed his coach to select him alongside his front row colleagues of Andrew Porter and Rónan Kelleher for the first time in what will be a very interesting development for Irish coach Andy Farrell.

All three will be putting their hands up to be the starting front row for the upcoming Autumn internationals in just a few short weeks.

Elsewhere Jack Conan comes into the back row, Johnny Sexton will captain the side from out-half, Garry Ringrose is selected at centre and James Lowe will be looking to add to his scoring prowess for the Blues from the wing.

Henshaw's continued absence from the side is a concern for Cullen who said "It’s just been a little slower than we would have thought, so it’s unlikely he will play in this block but hopefully he won’t be too far behind after that,

"In the past he’s come back reasonably seamlessly off the back of breaks with the various different injuries that he’s had. He tends to come back in a good place. He’s training away but he’s just not able to play right now. I think once he’s back he’ll be able to go straight back in, whatever team that is with."

Most of Irish Head Coach Andy Farrell's attention will be focused on that front row trio with Cian Healy dropping to the bench as a replacement to accommodate Furlough's reintroduction to the side although Henshaw missing will be a worry for him as he will have to look for cover at centre for the visit of Japan and New Zealand in particular.

It's not as if Leinster needed those reinforcements. Their first three games have produced three victories, two of those with bonus point victories while Scarlets have struggled to one win in three and a dismal 13-43 defeat at home to Munster last weekend.

A Johnny McNicholl converted try their only bright spot in that game as they saw their try line breached on no fewer than six occasions by Munster.

It's hard to look past a home win here, Leinster had 27 points to spare in the last meeting of the sides in Parc y Scarlets in January and Scarlets have a poor record in the RDS, only twice coming out on top in their last 15 visits to the Dublin venue to face Leinster.

Leinster deliver big home win

Leinster continued their 100% start to their United Rugby Championship campaign with a comfortable 43-7 thrashing of Zebre at RDS Main Arena.

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Match Preview: Leinster v Zebre

Johnny Sexton returns to the matchday 23, as Leinster host Zebre at the RDS Arena today at 1pm in the third round of the United Rugby Championship.  

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United Rugby Championship

PosTeamPWDLPFPAPDTBPPts
155001624611623424
25401136865020420
35401149846520319
45311117902715418
5540110510058117
65302109105414315
75203103104-111513
85203112136-2415412
952031311062516311
105203120160-4014311
115203113114-112210
1241128086-6817
13410370101-31726
14410385113-281015
15410349101-52415
16500552161-109611

Irish Shield (URC)

PosTeamPWDLPFPAPDTBPPts
155001624611623424
25401136865020420
35401149846520319
452031311062516311

Fixtures

(Round 6)
United Rugby Championship
Royal Dublin Society

(Round 7)
United Rugby Championship
Royal Dublin Society

(Round 8)
United Rugby Championship
Thomond Park

(Round 9)
United Rugby Championship
Kingspan Stadium

(Round 10)
United Rugby Championship
Royal Dublin Society

(Round 11)
United Rugby Championship
Cardiff City Stadium

(Round 12)
United Rugby Championship
Royal Dublin Society

(Round 13)
United Rugby Championship
Stadio Comunale Monigo

(Round 14)
United Rugby Championship
The Sportsgrounds

(Round 15)
United Rugby Championship
Royal Dublin Society

(Round 16)
United Rugby Championship
Jonsson King's Park Stadium

(Round 17)
United Rugby Championship
Cape Town Stadium

(Round 18)
United Rugby Championship
Royal Dublin Society

Results

(Round 5)
United Rugby Championship
Scotstoun Stadium

(Round 4)
United Rugby Championship
Royal Dublin Society

(Round 3)
United Rugby Championship
Royal Dublin Society

(Round 2)
United Rugby Championship
Rodney Parade

(Round 1)
United Rugby Championship
Royal Dublin Society

(Final)
PRO14
Royal Dublin Society

(Round 16)
PRO14
Royal Dublin Society

(Round 15)
PRO14
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi

(Round 14)
PRO14
Kingspan Stadium

(Round 13)
PRO14
Royal Dublin Society

(Round 12)
PRO14
Rodney Parade

(Round 8)
PRO14
Parc y Scarlets

(Round 9)
PRO14
Thomond Park

(Round 11)
PRO14
Royal Dublin Society

(Round 10)
PRO14
Royal Dublin Society

(Round 7)
PRO14
Royal Dublin Society

(Round 6)
PRO14
Royal Dublin Society

(Round 5)
PRO14
Liberty Stadium

(Round 4)
PRO14
Scotstoun Stadium

(Round 3)
PRO14
Royal Dublin Society

(Round 2)
PRO14
Stadio Comunale Monigo

(Round 1)
PRO14
Royal Dublin Society

Tweets

Leinster Senior Team Statistics

PlayerPosition Pts
ausMichael Ala’alatoaProp52350000
irlCiaran FrawleyFly-Half52802000
irlHugo KeenanFull-Back43205100
irlRyan BairdLock41580000
irlRhys RuddockFlanker42370000
irlLuke McGrathScrum-Half41950000
irlCian HealyProp41315100
irlRoss MolonyLock43200000
irlRoss ByrneFly-Half421026100
irlGarry RingroseCentre43100000
irlJamison Gibson-ParkScrum-Half41530010
irlJosh Van Der FlierFlanker42695100
irlEd ByrneProp41215100
irlJames RyanLock32290000
irlMax DeeganNo. 831315100
irlRonan KelleherHooker316415300
irlJamie OsborneBack31010000
irlJohnny SextonFly-Half316722000
irlDan LeavyFlanker31260000
irlAndrew PorterProp317210200
irlCaelan DorisFlanker31815100
irlDan SheehanHooker313210200
irlJames TracyHooker2535100
irlAdam ByrneWinger216015300
irlDevin TonerLock21090000
irlRobbie RussellFull-Back21130000
irlJordan LarmourWinger21605100
irlNick McCarthyScrum-Half2420000
irlRory O’LoughlinCentre21340000
irlSean CroninHooker1515100
irlConor O’BrienCentre1800000
irlPeter DooleyProp1290000
irlScott PennyFlanker1805100
irlJimmy O’BrienCentre1800000
irlHarry ByrneFly-Half1230000

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