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    @@@@SPAN =articleline>Contepomi targets return against Munster @@@@/SPAN>

    @@@@SPAN =author>By Edward Newman @@@@/SPAN>@@@@SPAN =author>@@@@/SPAN>



    @@@@SPAN =articlesummary>ARGENTINIAN fly-half Felipe Contepomi could make a dramatic return for Leinster in next Wednesday’s sell-out Magners League clash with Munster at Thomond Park. @@@@/SPAN>

    @@@@SPAN =article>The highly-talented No 10 badly injured his left knee during Argentina’s final autumn international against France on November 25.

    However, yesterday a Leinster spokesman was optimistic Contepomi could be included in Michael Cheika’s extended squad, to be announced this afternoon.

    It was originally thought Contepomi would be sidelined for up to six weeks, but Leinster sources yesterday confirmed the out-half “had rehab-ed very well” and has an “outside chance” of making the starting XV for the mouth-watering ML clash against Munster. @@@@/SPAN>


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    Contepomi was sorely missed by Leinster this month — first against Ulster in the Magners League and then in back-to-back fixtures against Agen in the Heineken Cup.

    Leinster coach, Michael Cheika was forced to call on Girvan Dempsey and Gordon D’Arcy for kicking duties in what proved a largely unsuccessful exercise.

    Despite the absence of Contepomi, Leinster still managed a 6-6 draw with Ulster and won their two European games against Agen.

    “Felipe rehab-ed very well,” said a Leinster spokesman.

    “He has been working extremely hard in training. There is an outside chance he could play next week against Munster, but his primary target is to be fit for Leinster’s final two Heineken Cup pool games against Edinburgh and Gloucester in January.”

    Munster have won their last six home clashes with Leinster. The last time Leinster won in Limerick was in August 1998, although that game was played at Garryowen’s Dooradoyle ground.

    Munster have won four in a row since a 12-25 defeat at Stradey Park on November 5, while the Munster men have suffered just one home defeat since February: 10-21 to Edinburgh in Limerick on October 13.

    Both Cheika and Munster coach Declan Kidney have little time to prepare properly for the Limerick clash due to the absence of their international players currently with the Ireland squad in Portugal.@@@@/SPAN>
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    #2
    Good. Wouldn't want the Doc to miss all the fun.

    Pity about that warm weather training rubbish. It'll definitely take an edge off the game.

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      #3
      Dead man walking if he's foolish enough to turn up on 27th Dec.

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        #4


        Originally posted by Dermot G
        Dead man walking if he's foolish enough to turn up on 27th Dec.
        Nice, good to see the spirit of christmas extends to all.

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          Looking forward to seeing him play. Hope Quinnie is cleared too. [img]smileys/cool.gif[/img]


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            #6
            That'd be great, I really wanted to see a full strength Leinster side.
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              Originally posted by daveirl
              That'd be great, I really wanted to see a full strength Leinster side.

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                Originally posted by Rogfan
                Originally posted by Dermot G
                Dead man walking if he's foolish enough to turn up on 27th Dec.
                Nice, good to see the spirit of christmas extends to all.

                DG is just concerned about his welfare.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by sewa


                  Originally posted by daveirl
                  That'd be great, I really wanted to see a full strength Leinster side.

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                  I hope you aren't trying to suggest that they'd need 8 new forwards for that to happen ? [img]smileys/shock.gif[/img]

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                    #10
                    Good news, Leinster will need all the doctors they can get because a lot of choking players might need medical assistance on the night.

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                      Let's hope that the Munster players are more intelligent than some of their supporters - although, mind you, I wouldn't mind seeing a few red citings before the Tigers game!
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                        #12


                        Which team has the most yellow cards this season?


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                          #13
                          Originally posted by sewa


                          Which team has the most yellow cards this season?


                          Gwan, Sewa, tell us ! [img]smileys/biggrin.gif[/img]

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                            #14
                            Doctors make the worst of all patients. I bet the rehab team can't wait to get him out of their treatment room!
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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Point
                              Originally posted by sewa


                              Which team has the most yellow cards this season?


                              Gwan, Sewa, tell us ! [img]smileys/biggrin.gif[/img]


                              Leinster lead the way in the ML andare well ahead of any of the other teams in the GP or S14 too. The are the no 1 side in europe which can only be down to the great contribution of one Michael Cheika who himself was also fined rather hilariously[img]smileys/biggrin.gif[/img]





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