The Leinster mascot is "Leo the Lion". You can read the announcement with details. By the following season however, all games had been moved to the RDS. Both O'Driscoll and Elsom were part of the 2008–09 Heineken Cup winning team. Ulster don't have a wealthy benefactor. They also went one step further in the playoffs than the previous season by reaching the semi-finals (for the first time since 1995–96), but lost at home against French side Perpignan, which was accompanied by an unsuccessful season in the Celtic League. The RDS has undergone large scale redevelopment since Leinster moved in. Stade Toulousain (Toulouse) and Leinster are 6–6 after 12 matches between the two teams. , The first major touring side to play Leinster was a team drawn from the New Zealand Army – the Kiwis, in 1946. It's hard to know with any great certainty to be honest. At the end of the season, Head Coach, Matt O'Connor, left the club by mutual consent with former club captain, Leo Cullen, being named as his replacement. (1995–2010). The 2014–15 season saw a dip in form, with Leinster finishing in fifth place in the league and failing to make the play-offs.
Leinster's current home ground is the RDS Arena. Would be nice for a bit more development money in lieu of that. Another thread earlier got me thinking, what are Leinster's finances like?  Leinster's supporters were named as 'Player of the Month' for April 2009 following their support in the European Cup Quarter Final against Harlequins at The Stoop.  The decision to structure the game professionally via the provincial network through centralised player contracts and the subsequent on-field success achieved by Leinster and the other provinces resulted in a significant increase in support within a decade. Croker (Lansdowne) first Hon. Stade Francais lead Leinster 3–2, while RC Toulon have a commanding 4–0 head-to-head lead. In Ireland and Scotland, the clubs are owned by the respective Unions, rather than being independent entities, so it’s difficult to work out, but we can get an idea based on overall spend. All Ireland Inter-provincial Championship, List of 2020–21 Pro14 transfers § Leinster, History of rugby union matches between Leinster and Connacht, History of rugby union matches between Leinster and Munster, History of rugby union matches between Leinster and Ulster, http://www.leinsterrugby.ie/team/results/index.php, http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/low/northern_ireland/906286.stm, http://www.irishrugby.ie/irfu/history/history.php, http://www.irishrugby.ie/irfu/history/archived_team_history.php, "10 Things Only Real Leinster Rugby Fans Know To Be true", http://www.rabodirectpro12.com/history/season_0708.php, "Leinster bring all the emotion, the intelligence and the rugby", "Leinster soar highest in bluest of blue days", http://www.rabodirectpro12.com/history/season_0910.php, http://www.ercrugby.com/eng/matchcentre/leinster_rugby.php?includeref=943fixtures§ion=1&season=2010-11, "Heineken Cup: Leinster 33–22 Northampton", http://www.irishcentral.com/story/sport/sports-central/heineken-cup-final-live-tracker-leinster-trailing-northampton-halftime-report-122387304.html, http://www.rabodirectpro12.com/history/season_1011.php, http://www.ercrugby.com/eng/matchcentre/heineken_cup_pool_three.php, http://www.ercrugby.com/eng/matchcentre/fixtures_heineken_cup.php, http://www.rabodirectpro12.com/history/season_1112.php, "Leinster Rugby 17 – 15 Glasgow Warriors", http://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/rabodirect-pro-12-final-leinster-4016277, http://www.leinsterrugby.ie/news/12157.php#.U_xnJ2O9aFE, http://thescore.thejournal.ie/leinster-rds-stadium-redeveloped-1566090-Jul2014/?&r_dir_d=1, http://www.universityobserver.ie/2010/10/02/spirited-leinster-overcome-munster-at-the-aviva-stadium/, http://www.leinsterrugby.ie/newsroom/6303.php, Leinster have the last word at old Lansdowne Road. All players listed below are Irish unless otherwise noted. Jason is the editor here at RugbyLAD and a proud Limerick man.
 On 17 May, Leinster were crowned champions of the European Challenge Cup after defeating Stade Français 34–13 in the final at their home ground, the RDS Arena. The donation to Leinster was just for the new training facilities and isn't an ongoing thing. The following Leinster players were selected in the ERC European Dream Team, an all-time dream team of Heineken Cup players over the first 15 years of professional European rugby. LEINSTER LOWDOWN SIGN UP . Leinster A also compete in the All Ireland Inter-provincial Championship. What Can Irish Rugby Learn from Dublin’s All-Conquering GAA Team? This was also at a time when Leinster were nowhere near as strong as they are now. Provincial rugby in Ireland is actually run at a loss, none of the provinces are profitable. The overall budget is Ireland is around £38m with £30m going on player and management costs. (SF) Losing semi-finalists. , The Leinster Branch was inaugurated at a meeting on 31 October 1879. The teams 'official airline' is Irelands' CityJet. In 2007–08, Leinster failed to qualify from their European Cup pool, but did end the season as Celtic League champions, sealing the title with a 41–8 victory over the Newport Gwent Dragons in front of their home fans at the RDS. The province plays primarily in blue and the team crest features a harp within a rugby ball, the harp being taken from the flag of Leinster.  Leinster won the 2009 European Cup Final in Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, beating Leicester Tigers 19–16 to claim their first European crown.  Due to limited space, it is unlikely that Donnybrook will undergo further redevelopment. Leinster won the match 20–12, with an attendance of 48,000 – a record at the time. 11 teams were involved in this season, so one team did not play each week and were awarded 4 points instead. Leinster turned professional along with its fellow Irish provinces in 1995 and has competed in the Pro14 (formerly known as the Celtic League and the Pro12) since it was founded in 2001, having previously competed in the annual Irish interprovincial championship. £1.2million soon becomes only £720k. Inaugurated 2006-07.
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