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Leinster v Connacht

Guinness Pro 12 Round 10

Friday 19th December 2014 Kick Off 19:35 On TV: TG4

After making it four wins on the bounce away at Bayonne on Saturday, Connacht will travel to Dublin quietly confident they can prove a match for a a Leinster side who have struggled for form in recent weeks. However, Connacht will have to reverse their recent history away at Leinster. Connacht's last win in the capital came courtesy of a late Mark McHugh drop goal in a 26-23 win in September 2002.

Other Match Stats
This fixture takes places 3 months to the night Connacht beat Leinster 10-9 at the Sportsground
Connacht will be hoping to equal their all time record of consecutive wins in a row which stands at 5

Leinster Stats
Website: www.leinsterrugby.ie
Founded: 1879
Ground: RDS
Capacity: 18,500
Captain: Jamie Heaslip
Coaches: Matt O'Connor

Rabo Direct Pro 12 League Position 2013/14: 1st Points 82. Beat Glasgow 34-12 in the final
Rabo Direct Pro 12 League Position 2014/15: P: 9 Position: 5th Points 28.
Heineken Cup 2013/14: Quarter Finalist. Lost 29-14 to Toulon. 1st in Pool 1 Points: 23

Previous Fixtures
Leinster 14-13 Harlequins (European Champions Cup Round 4)
Harlequins 24-18 Leinster (European Champions Cup Round 3)
Leinster 18-12 Ospreys (Pro 12 Round 9)
Benetton Treviso 24-24 Leinster (Pro 12 Round 8 )

Next League Fixture:
Friday 26th December 2014 Munster v Leinster @ Thomond Park Kick Off: 17.00

European Cup (Pool 2)
Harlequins 13
Leinster 13
Wasps 12
Castres 1

Leinster Ins and Outs 2014/15
Players In
Sam Coghlan Murray from Academy
Jack Conan from Academy
Kane Douglas from Waratahs
Tadhg Furlong from Academy
Sean McCarthy from Jersey
Luke McGrath from Academy
Collie O'Shea from Academy
Ben Te'o from South Sydney Rabbitohs
James Tracy from Academy

Players Out
Leo Auva'a to Benetton Treviso
Andrew Boyle
John Cooney to Connacht (loan)
Leo Cullen retired
Conor Gilsenan to London Irish
Andrew Goodman
Darren Hudson to Bristol Rugby
Jack O'Connell to Bristol Rugby
Brian O'Driscoll retired
Quinn Roux to Connacht (loan)

Previous Meetings
Friday 19th September 2014 Guinness Pro 12
Connacht 10-9 Leinster
www.pro12rugby.com/matchcentre/15620.php

Saturday 4th January 2014 Rabo Direct Pro 12
Connacht 8-16 Leinster
www.pro12rugby.com/matchcentre/13767.php

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