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Heineken Cup Round 5 Preview

Ozer McMahon previews a hugely important Heineken Cup weekend for the Irish provinces. The penultimate round in a golfing tournament is often referred to as “moving day”, when players in contention for the ultimate prize, either position themselves accordingly for their shot at victory or fall by the wayside. Well this weekend of Heineken Cup action has that “moving day” …

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TBT: Leinster defeat Northampton in memorable Heineken Cup Final

For this weeks Throwback Thursday, we look back at one of the great Heineken Cup Finals; Leinster and Northampton in 2011. In what is considered one of the great Heineken Cup comebacks, Leinster came out on top by 33-22. Led by the inspired Jonathan Sexton who scored 28 points, Leinster came back form a 22-6 deficit at half time to …

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A momentous Heineken Cup weekend for the Irish provinces

Behind every cloud, there is a silver lining. Two weeks ago a nation sat heartbroken and crestfallen as Ireland stood toe to toe with the All Blacks for 81 minutes, before losing in the cruellest of circumstances. Yet perhaps the belief that performance instilled in the players is already coming to the fore, and rubbing off on the provinces. Leinster …

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