Sunday 15 December 2019

Open your eyes to Leinster rugby in our new eight-page weekly supplement

The Irish Independent has teamed up with Leinster rugby as official media partner to bring you unrivalled coverage of all things blue with a free, dedicated and weekly eight-page supplement covering all aspects of the game in the province.

As part of the deal that sees the Irish Independent become the official newspaper to Leinster, we will bring you behind the scenes with Matt O'Connor's men every Friday.

This week kicks-off with a not-to-be-missed interview with Kiwi out-half Jimmy Gopperth, while Fergus McFadden, Mike Ross and Shane Jennings will give you a unique insight into their preparations as they outline what goes on in the dressing-room on the week of a big match in their player diaries.

There will also be a comprehensive rundown of what's happening on the local club scene, with news and views from around all 12 counties, starting with Sunday's eagerly awaited Provincial Towns Cup final that sees Ashbourne take on Kilkenny, plus a special focus on last weekend's Metro Cup final between Clontarf and Old Belvedere.

According to Michael Dawson, CEO Leinster Rugby, the supplement is an opportunity to showcase rugby in Leinster, particularly at a local level.

"This is a very important step for us in Leinster Rugby and we are delighted to have reached an agreement with Ireland's leading daily title, the Irish Independent. In simple terms, the readership will allow us reach far more Leinster Rugby fans."

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