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Rugby: Leinster have wasted little time in switching their Heineken Cup quarter-final against Leicester to the roomier environs of the Aviva Stadium. The move will not only allow up to 50,000 supporters to attend the highly-anticipated clash but will also boost the province’s coffers to the tune of an extra €700,000.

Having been soundly beaten by the Tigers at the old Lansdowne Road when the sides last met at this stage of the competition in 2005, there had been a case to keep April’s match at Leinster’s more familiar RDS home.

But after consulting with the players and management team since they secured a home draw last Friday, the Leinster board made the decision to move the fixture down the road to the redeveloped home of Irish rugby.

Leinster have played just twice at the new arena since work was completed. In contrast to the November internationals, when thousands of tickets for the Ireland games couldn’t be given away, the province has priced seats competitively and the contests against Munster and Clermont (billed as the Fever in the Aviva) drew a combined gate of almost 100,000.

More importantly, from a rugby point of view at least, Leinster looked right at home and were impressive winners on both occasions. With another sensible ticketing policy, Leinster will hope to attract a full-house for the match against the English champions.

“We remain committed to our home in the RDS, but given the manner in which our Leinster supporter base has grown in recent years, we believe that we have a duty to cater for as large an audience as possible for special one off matches such as this, which will be a local and international event,” Leinster chief executive Mick Dawson said today.

“Over the coming days we will finalise competitive ticket prices, mindful of the difficult economic climate and the great commitment of our supporters, both at home and abroad, over recent seasons.”

Following their fifth pool success against Racing-Metro last weekend, Leinster have been installed as favourites to secure a second Heineken Cup trophy. Their last success came in 2009 when they edged out Leicester at Murrayfield.

Should they once again get the better of the Tigers, the winners of Biarritz and Toulouse will make the trip to Dublin to face Joe Schmidt’s men.

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Heres to seeing the stripey *bar stewards* getting another tuning :thumbup:

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Hope so Fids, but April seems a long way off... but I don't see why not, their playing lovely fifteen man rugby at the moment

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Leinsterblue wrote:
Hope so Fids, but April seems a long way off... but I don't see why not, their playing lovely fifteen man rugby at the moment

All will rest on how many injuries are picked up in the six nations, with luck none but----

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Been my tip for the cup since round 4.

Also, Heaslip IMO needed a kick up the hoop and he's had it.

Darcy has been a revelation too, he's rolled back the years.

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Fids the Blindside wrote:
Been my tip for the cup since round 4.

Also, Heaslip IMO needed a kick up the hoop and he's had it.

Darcy has been a revelation too, he's rolled back the years.


Your spot on about Heaslip, I think the emergence of O'Brien has really kept him honest, he has no comfort zone now, and comparisons will be made as O'Brien has turned in two MOM performances at 8 for Leinster, as well as MOM in 7 and 6 so suddenly he's no longer the backrow star that gets all the limelight.

Darcy's been excellent, the cover is the thing that I've been most pleased with this year its been top class with one dangerous exception at 10 :shock:

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Go farken Leinster :thefinger:


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Kiwi watcher wrote:
Go farken Leinster :thefinger:


Which, translated from the original Gaelic means: 'Leinster, you are a bunch of poufs'!! :D

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Otto wrote:
Kiwi watcher wrote:
Go farken Leinster :thefinger:


Which, translated from the original Gaelic means: 'Leinster, you are a bunch of poufs'!! :D


say that to Clint Newlands face :)

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Leinsterblue wrote:
Otto wrote:
Kiwi watcher wrote:
Go farken Leinster :thefinger:


Which, translated from the original Gaelic means: 'Leinster, you are a bunch of poufs'!! :D


say that to Clint Newlands face :)

How is he going?

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I was at the final in 2009, hope Leinster kick the Tiggers into touch :thumbright: Good bunch of supporters too, nothing like the moaning Munner mob :x


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Munster fans are bad, mkay.

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loosechange wrote:
Leinsterblue wrote:
Otto wrote:
Kiwi watcher wrote:
Go farken Leinster :thefinger:


Which, translated from the original Gaelic means: 'Leinster, you are a bunch of poufs'!! :D


say that to Clint Newlands face :)

How is he going?

Loosie, Ive been asking and trying to see as much of his game time as possible, his scrumming has been average to OK, last game got hurt and screwed a couple scrums after that then OKish again.
There were a lot of french fists etc going before he came on and I was hoping he would come on while the french were punching the young (but good props they had on), but when newlands came on they stopped. may have jus run out of puff
The thing he is best at at the moment is crashing or banging, flopping into rucks as he is a big lump

Interesting he is a typical country boy kiwi, not so much weights based bulk but just a big boy

Im hoping he does better as I am a huge fan, and know he can give more.

Interesting Loosie over the 4 or so years of S14 he played he has never been ion games like the Heinaken, knock out sort of or 1/4's - semi's as Highlanders never got that far.

saying all that I could see them dropping him after an average last game (re scrum, but was hurt imo)

Loosie he has only had about 15-25 mins per game, no 3 prop at the momment


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He has now been let go afaik.


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Really looking forward to this game.

I'm gonna have to keep switching between this and the other thriller on S4C, Ponty v Swansea.

Go Leinster!!

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