Ewan Mckenna: The party’s over, and not just for Leinster.

Irish rugby faces into a whole set of problems because of its artificial provincial club structure

13th December, 2015
Leinster were humiliated by Wasps at the RDS in November Pic: INPHO

December 19, 2005. Michael Cheika has only ever managed in Italy and the local leagues in Sydney before this, and his first step into the big time is going wrong. His Leinster side have begun the Celtic League slowly with a five-and-three record, lost their opening Heineken Cup outing at home to Bath and, on match day four, their front row is penalised in injury time in a game in the south-east of France. Bourgoin...

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