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'This is the stuff we practice every day' - Johnny Sexton explains the impact Stuart Lancaster has had on Leinster - Irish Independent;

'This is the stuff we practice every day' - Johnny Sexton explains the impact Stuart Lancaster has had on Leinster - Irish Independent

Irish Independent'This is the stuff we practice every day' - Johnny Sexton explains the impact Stuart Lancaster has had on LeinsterIrish IndependentLeinster continued their resurgence last night with a walloping of Montpellier at the RDS - and Johnny Sexton thinks senior coach Stuart Lancaster has had a big part to play in the team's revival. The former England head coach joined the Leinster ...and more »

Nacewa stars in win - Fiji Times

Nacewa stars in winFiji TimesLeinster demolished Montpellier, who have the services of Flying Fijian wingers Nemani Nadolo, Timoci Nagusa and skipper Akapusi Qera 57-3 yesterday, Planet rugby reports. A brilliant performance from former Fiji rep Isa Nacewa helped Leinster win.and more »

Leinster coach Leo Cullen: Sending off changed complexion of game - Irish Independent;

Leinster coach Leo Cullen: Sending off changed complexion of game - Irish Independent

Irish IndependentLeinster coach Leo Cullen: Sending off changed complexion of gameIrish IndependentLeinster coach Leo Cullen admitted the first-half sending off of Montpellier fly-half Frans Steyn significantly altered the course of the game in their 57-3 European Champions Cup clash at the RDS. Steyn received his marching orders from referee JP ...and more »

Montpellier coach calls for consistency on high tackles - Irish Times;

Montpellier coach calls for consistency on high tackles - Irish Times

Irish TimesMontpellier coach calls for consistency on high tacklesIrish TimesLeinster will return to the familiar environment of a Champions Cup quarter-final – the home tie can be secured with victory in Castres next weekend – but the Frans Steyn forearm into the neck and jaw of Johnny Sexton consumed post match interviews ...and more »

Brian O'Driscoll Had A Slightly Awkward Phone Call With Montpellier Head Coach Last Week - Balls.ie;

Brian O'Driscoll Had A Slightly Awkward Phone Call With Montpellier Head Coach Last Week - Balls.ie

Balls.ieBrian O'Driscoll Had A Slightly Awkward Phone Call With Montpellier Head Coach Last WeekBalls.ieLeinster sealed a place in the Champions Cup quarter-finals on Friday night by hammering Montpellier 57-3 at the RDS. On a chilly evening in Dublin, Leinster were already 14-3 and looking well on their way to a bonus point win after just 25 minutes.and more »

Leinster 57-3 Montpellier: Blues strip French side apart to streak into knockout stages with a game to spare - Irish Mirror;

Leinster 57-3 Montpellier: Blues strip French side apart to streak into knockout stages with a game to spare - Irish Mirror

Irish MirrorLeinster 57-3 Montpellier: Blues strip French side apart to streak into knockout stages with a game to spareIrish MirrorJack Conan's hat-trick helped Leinster become the first Irish side to qualify for the knock-out stages of the Champions Cup in the last two seasons with a comprehensive victory over 14-man Montpellier at the RDS. Leo Cullen's side dominated throughout ...and more »

Conan leads Leinster stroll to last eight - Irish Independent;

Conan leads Leinster stroll to last eight - Irish Independent

Irish IndependentConan leads Leinster stroll to last eightIrish IndependentAfter a year in the wilderness, Leinster will once again take their place in the European elite this April after booking their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup with this win over Montpellier. Frans Steyn's red card for a high shot on ...and more »

Cullen eases Sexton fears - Irish Independent;

Cullen eases Sexton fears - Irish Independent

Irish IndependentCullen eases Sexton fearsIrish IndependentLeo Cullen last night eased fears over the injury suffered by Johnny Sexton during Leinster's 57-3 thumping of 14-man Montpellier - a victory that secured their place in the Champions Cup quarter-finals. The Ireland out-half needed a Head Injury ...and more »

Sexton overcomes brutal hit to steer Blues into familiar territory - Irish Independent;

Sexton overcomes brutal hit to steer Blues into familiar territory - Irish Independent

Irish IndependentSexton overcomes brutal hit to steer Blues into familiar territoryIrish IndependentHe also probably knew what was coming when Frans Steyn lined him up and recklessly hit him high but he was helpless to do anything about it, such was the cheap nature of the South African out-half's hit. Sexton's class means that he takes to every ...and more »

Leinster pound 14-man Montpellier to reach quarter-finals - Irish Times;

Leinster pound 14-man Montpellier to reach quarter-finals - Irish Times

Irish TimesLeinster pound 14-man Montpellier to reach quarter-finalsIrish TimesLeinster 57 Montpellier 3. Leinster are back, back in the last eight and as contenders. They became the first side to qualify for the knock-out stages of the European Champions Cup at at throbbing RDS, striding into the last eight by putting big ...and more »

Jack Conan stars as Leinster run riot - Irish Examiner;

Jack Conan stars as Leinster run riot - Irish Examiner

Irish ExaminerJack Conan stars as Leinster run riotIrish ExaminerLeinster 57 Montpellier 3: This wasn't supposed to be easy. Billed as a true test of just how much progress Leinster have made this season, it took just three tries in 14 blistering first-half minutes for Leinster to swat aside 14-man Montpellier and ...and more »

Leinster try party seals Champions Cup quarter-final berth - The Times (subscription);

Leinster try party seals Champions Cup quarter-final berth - The Times (subscription)

The Times (subscription)Leinster try party seals Champions Cup quarter-final berthThe Times (subscription)Leinster fans had an anxious few minutes in the first half, when Johnny Sexton lay prone after François Steyn's high tackle, but apart from that this was a stress free-evening at the RDS. It wasn't meant to be this easy, with Montpellier still alive in ...and more »

Jack Conan was far too modest about his first ever Leinster hat-trick - SportsJOE.ie;

Jack Conan was far too modest about his first ever Leinster hat-trick - SportsJOE.ie

SportsJOE.ieJack Conan was far too modest about his first ever Leinster hat-trickSportsJOE.ieLeinster are the first Irish side to reach the quarter finals of this season's Champions Cup and Conan played a huge part in getting them there. The 24-year-old back-row scored his first ever professional rugby hat-trick in Leinster's 57-3 walloping of ...and more »

Rugby: Eight-try Leinster romp into Euro quarter-finals - Channel NewsAsia;

Rugby: Eight-try Leinster romp into Euro quarter-finals - Channel NewsAsia

Channel NewsAsiaRugby: Eight-try Leinster romp into Euro quarter-finalsChannel NewsAsiaThree-time winners Leinster raced into the European Champions Cup on Friday with an eight-try, 57-3 humiliation of Montpellier who had Springboks star Francois Steyn red-carded for a sickening tackle on Jonny Sexton. Posted 14 Jan 2017 06:30; Updated ...and more »

REPORT: Leinster through to quarter-finals - EPCRugby.com;

REPORT: Leinster through to quarter-finals - EPCRugby.com

EPCRugby.comREPORT: Leinster through to quarter-finalsEPCRugby.comLeinster Rugby became the first qualifiers for the Champions Cup quarter-finals as they put their nearest rivals in Pool 4 to the sword. A year on from their worst European campaign the three-time champions turned on the style as they ran in eight ...and more »

Johnny Sexton was typically classy and level-headed with response to Steyn's red card hit - SportsJOE.ie;

Johnny Sexton was typically classy and level-headed with response to Steyn's red card hit - SportsJOE.ie

SportsJOE.ieJohnny Sexton was typically classy and level-headed with response to Steyn's red card hitSportsJOE.ieJohnny Sexton could have been seriously injured during the first half of Leinster's demolition job on Montpellier at the RDS on Friday night. A late and high hit on the Leinster out-half by opposite number Frans Steyn was arguably the turning point in ...and more »

Eight-try Leinster crush Montpellier to secure Champions Cup last-eight place - Irish Independent

Eight-try Leinster crush Montpellier to secure Champions Cup last-eight placeIrish IndependentLeinster became the first team to qualify for the Champions Cup quarter-finals thanks to a thumping 57-3 bonus-point win over 14-man Montpellier at the RDS. Leo Cullen's side, who propped up their European group last year, are now nine points clear at ...and more »

Adam Byrne proves real, unstoppable deal as Leinster reach quarter finals - SportsJOE.ie;

Adam Byrne proves real, unstoppable deal as Leinster reach quarter finals - SportsJOE.ie

SportsJOE.ieAdam Byrne proves real, unstoppable deal as Leinster reach quarter finalsSportsJOE.ieLeinster are back in the big time and are the first side in the hat for the Champions Cup quarter finals. This time last year and Leinster were recording their one and only win of a worryingly poor pool stage campaign. They were well beaten in their ...and more »

WATCH: Johnny Sexton got horrendously cleaned out with a sickening, red card hit - SportsJOE.ie;

WATCH: Johnny Sexton got horrendously cleaned out with a sickening, red card hit - SportsJOE.ie

SportsJOE.ieWATCH: Johnny Sexton got horrendously cleaned out with a sickening, red card hitSportsJOE.ieJohnny Sexton was 24 minutes into the second game of his comeback when he was appallingly taken out by rival 10 Francois Steyn. Sexton had started well against Montpellier at the RDS - kicking to conversions and setting up an Isa Nacewa try with a fine ...and more »

'What we did last time didn't work' - Leo Cullen urges his troops to set the agenda this time against Montpellier - Irish Independent;

'What we did last time didn't work' - Leo Cullen urges his troops to set the agenda this time against Montpellier - Irish Independent

Irish Independent'What we did last time didn't work' - Leo Cullen urges his troops to set the agenda this time against MontpellierIrish IndependentAs Leo Cullen put it yesterday, the equation is simple for Leinster. The task at hand is anything but. Their resurgence has garnered fewer headlines than Munster's this season, but the good vibes are back at Dublin 4 and victory over Montpellier ...and more »