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#New Season

From The42 Pro12: Leinster to test squad depth in season opener Fresh Start

Pro12: Leinster to test squad depth in season opener

Joe Schmidt can count almost 20 names unavailable for selection in this Saturday’s opener against Llanelli. Does he look worried?

From The42 Rory Best: We need to develop that ruthless Leinster mentality Better

Rory Best: We need to develop that ruthless Leinster mentality

The Ulster and Ireland hooker talks about the upcoming season, Irish rugby and finding more ‘freaks’ like Stephen Ferris.

From The42 Here are our writers’ predictions for the new Premier League season Opinion

Here are our writers’ predictions for the new Premier League season

With the league recommencing today, we asked our staff how they figured the next 9 months would pan out.

From The42 Here we go again: Ulster win as provinces name starting XVs for friendly fare 2012/13

Here we go again: Ulster win as provinces name starting XVs for friendly fare

Munster, Leinster, and Connacht have all named squads for their opening games of the season while Mark Anscombe was a winner in France.

From The42 Bowe: I was so jealous of the Ulster lads last season Happy Returns

Bowe: I was so jealous of the Ulster lads last season

The Ireland winger says returning to his home province was always the first choice after four seasons away in Wales.

From The42 Gouge, what gouge? Vilanova has no grudge with Mourinho New Season

Gouge, what gouge? Vilanova has no grudge with Mourinho

The new Barca boss went on to discuss his main transfer target.

From The42 Column: For League of Ireland fans, opening weekend is the most wonderful time of the year Football's Back

Column: For League of Ireland fans, opening weekend is the most wonderful time of the year

Niall Kelly gets us in the mood for a brand new season of Airtricity League football.

From The42 Feel so close: Dunne and Murray ready for City’s return to the big time Airtricity League

Feel so close: Dunne and Murray ready for City’s return to the big time

It’s been a long time coming for Cork City, but they’re ready for their return to the Premier Division. Tommy Dunne and Dan Murray fill us in.

From The42 The promoted 3: Can Swansea, Norwich and QPR stay in the Premier League? Coming Up This post contains a poll

The promoted 3: Can Swansea, Norwich and QPR stay in the Premier League?

QPR and Norwich return to the Premier League after years in the lower leagues, while Swansea are the new kids. We look at their chances of survival as the season kicks off…