For Leinster this week it will be a case of out with the new and in with the old. More or less, anyway.
Tue, 03 Dec, 2019
Jonathan Sexton let it be known last year that he would not walk gently into the good night as a rugby player.
Tue, 05 Nov, 2019
A moment, please, to think of the poor old referee today.
Wed, 02 Oct, 2019
Felipe Contepomi has stressed the need for Leinster to strike the perfect balance between free-flowing and high-pressure rugby as they attempt to negotiate Glasgow Warriors’ self-styled defensive “brutality” in Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 final.
Thu, 23 May, 2019
Devin Toner’s World Cup ambitions remain intact with the news that the Leinster second row faces just a 4-6 week recovery period from the knee injury suffered against Munster in last week’s Guinness PRO14 semi-final.
Tue, 21 May, 2019
Leinster are keen to make one thing abundantly clear: Jonathan Sexton was not dropped for their Guinness PRO14 semi-final against Munster at the RDS last Saturday.
Mon, 20 May, 2019
For Felipe Contepomi it’s on a par with River Plate v Boca Juniors; for CJ Stander and Johann van Graan a reminder of Bulls versus Stormers games.
Fri, 17 May, 2019
Felipe Contepomi insists that Jonathan Sexton is more than capable of parachuting back into Leinster’s XV for Sunday week’s Heineken Champions Cup semi-final against Toulouse in Dublin.
Tue, 09 Apr, 2019
It’s 10 years now since Felipe Contepomi’s knee crumpled and Jonathan Sexton stepped into the breach for a European knockout fixture in Dublin against an interprovincial rival.
Sat, 30 Mar, 2019
The drain of southern hemisphere stars to lucrative European contracts may be keeping the game’s administrators awake at night but Felipe Contepomi believes those taking the coin can sleep easy with their decisions.
Thu, 11 Oct, 2018
Mere weeks into the new season and rugby is already in crisis mode.
Tue, 18 Sep, 2018
Fergus McFadden says he’s ready to assume the responsibility that’s involved with being a placekicker for Leinster.
Thu, 06 Sep, 2018
By full time in Eden Park last weekend, so many history books were torn up that the bill might have bankrupted Beauden Barrett.
Tue, 28 Aug, 2018
Leinster boss Leo Cullen believes his former team-mate Felipe Contepomi will help the European champions create more homegrown heroes.
Wed, 27 Jun, 2018
Leinster have confirmed the appointment of Felipe Contepomi as their new backs coach.
Tue, 26 Jun, 2018
Contepomi has been working as a coach with the Argentina national team.
Sun, 24 Jun, 2018
Of the four provinces, Leinster should be the one least in need of imported talent.
Mon, 23 Apr, 2018
Juan Martin Hernandez has warned Argentina to be on guard to face “one of the best players in rugby history” in Matt Giteau.
Sat, 24 Oct, 2015
Leinster legend, Munster bete noire.
Wed, 14 Oct, 2015
Munster’s assistant coach Brian Walsh believes Ian Keatley will benefit hugely from his first Six Nations experience in Rome last weekend.
Wed, 11 Feb, 2015
From a confidence boost as a Leinster U20 to being targeted as the British and Irish Lions playmaker, Johnny Sexton has experienced the full range of Michael Cheika compliments and a fair few run-ins with the Australia coach besides.
Fri, 21 Nov, 2014
In a season marked by injury woes it’s perhaps appropriate that Joe Schmidt should have to deal with more of the same in choosing his lineup for the Amlin final.
Fri, 17 May, 2013
The history books show that for all the bitterness and rancour that has developed since the 1990s between Ireland and Argentina, the Pumas have yet to record a victory in Dublin.
Sat, 24 Nov, 2012
Argentina captain Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe has credited New Zealand’s World Cup-winning coach Graham Henry with transforming the Pumas’ self-belief.
Tue, 20 Nov, 2012
A late Felipe Contepomi penalty handed defeat to an Ireland XV at Kingsholm on the eve of their three-Test tour to New Zealand.
Wed, 30 May, 2012
When Leinster look back on their domination of European rugby over the last four seasons, they may well pinpoint that incredible Heineken Cup semi-final win over Munster in 2009 as their coming of age.
Wed, 23 May, 2012
FELIPE CONTEPOMI will be hoping for better luck this weekend as his side Stade Francais face Top 14 leaders Clermont.
Sat, 05 Nov, 2011
ARGENTINA captain Felipe Contepomi conceded the Pumas will have to produce the “perfect game” to stand any chance of beating New Zealand in tomorrow’s quarter-final.
Sat, 08 Oct, 2011
ARGENTINA captain Felipe Contepomi looked ahead to the World Cup quarter-final with New Zealand after his side sealed their place in the knockout stages with a 25-7 win over Georgia at Arena Manawatu in Palmerston North.
Mon, 03 Oct, 2011
Argentina captain Felipe Contepomi is set to return from injury for the must-win World Cup Pool B clash with Scotland in Wellington on Sunday.
Fri, 23 Sep, 2011
Argentina prop Martin Scelzo hopes captain and team talisman Felipe Contepomi is fit for Sunday’s vital World Cup Pool B showdown with Scotland.
Mon, 19 Sep, 2011
Argentina fly-half Felipe Contepomi has spent the last two years as a team-mate of Jonny Wilkinson’s – but on Saturday they will be the fiercest of rivals.
Thu, 08 Sep, 2011
Argentina have brought Gonzalo Tiesi into a full-strength side for Saturday’s Rugby World Cup opener against England.
Tue, 06 Sep, 2011
TOULON boss Philippe Saint-André was left to rue his side’s inability to capitalise on a numerical advantage in Saturday’s 29-25 Heineken Cup quarter-final loss to Perpignan.
Mon, 11 Apr, 2011
Fri, 01 Apr, 2011