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'I've had such an amazing career' - Former Connacht man Eoin McKeon retires
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# Thanks

'I've had such an amazing career' - Former Connacht man Eoin McKeon retires

Sep 29th 2020, 1:35 PM 6,878 Views 3 Comments

The 29-year-old helped his native province to their Pro12 title in 2016.

Quiz: How much do you remember about Celtic League finals?
# Rugby Quiz
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# Rugby Quiz

Quiz: How much do you remember about Celtic League finals?

Jun 20th 2020, 9:30 AM 16,371 Views 5 Comments

The tournament has gone by a few names over the decade, but the Guinness Pro14 final was due to be played today.

Connacht's 2016 day in the sun 'a celebration' that began long before kick-off
# Best In The West
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# Best In The West

Connacht's 2016 day in the sun 'a celebration' that began long before kick-off

Apr 25th 2020, 8:45 AM 7,554 Views 11 Comments

The western province were magnificent in Murrayfield.

Quiz: How well do you remember Connacht's title-winning season?
# Sweet 2016
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# Sweet 2016

Quiz: How well do you remember Connacht's title-winning season?

Updated Apr 11th 2020, 9:00 PM 25,193 Views 7 Comments

The western province set the Pro12 alight before shocking Leinster in a thrilling final performance.

'Connacht as champions, the weeks that followed were just unbelievable'
# RISE UP
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# RISE UP

'Connacht as champions, the weeks that followed were just unbelievable'

Mar 24th 2020, 7:53 PM 7,728 Views 6 Comments

Second row Aly Muldowney will retire from professional rugby this summer.

'It was a very calm half time, it wasn’t mysterious what was happening'
# Comeback
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# Comeback

'It was a very calm half time, it wasn’t mysterious what was happening'

Jan 2nd 2018, 9:45 AM 8,680 Views 41 Comments

Les Kiss says tactical changes helped turn the tide against Munster.

Connacht release Marnitz Boshoff on compassionate leave following the death of his father
# Departure
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# Departure

Connacht release Marnitz Boshoff on compassionate leave following the death of his father

Aug 2nd 2017, 11:30 AM 11,613 Views 24 Comments

Boshoff requested to return home in order to be closer to his family after the sudden passing of his father.

Michael Bradley appointed Head Coach of Zebre after recommendation by Conor O'Shea
# Salvatore
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# Salvatore

Michael Bradley appointed Head Coach of Zebre after recommendation by Conor O'Shea

Jul 31st 2017, 3:46 PM 9,566 Views 11 Comments

The 54-year-old Cork man has been named head coach by the Italian Rugby Federation.

Connacht set to sign promising Australian out-half Deegan
# AD To The Squad
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# AD To The Squad

Connacht set to sign promising Australian out-half Deegan

Jul 25th 2017, 6:30 AM 11,711 Views 37 Comments

The Randwick product will battle Jack Carty and Steve Crosbie for the number 10 shirt.

South African expansion will see a serious sum of money injected into Pro12
# Money Teams
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# Money Teams

South African expansion will see a serious sum of money injected into Pro12

Jul 19th 2017, 7:52 PM 16,885 Views 33 Comments

The South Africans have pledged to contribute a whopping sum to the league across six years.

Munster today unveiled a stunning new red and gold home jersey for the 2017/18 season
# LOVELY BIT OF KIT
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# LOVELY BIT OF KIT

Munster today unveiled a stunning new red and gold home jersey for the 2017/18 season

Jul 17th 2017, 11:30 AM 19,519 Views 22 Comments

The province makes a return to an all-red home kit, as it aims for Pro12 and Champions Cup success next season.

Cheetahs CEO all but confirms team's addition to PRO12 rugby
# Done Deal
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# Done Deal

Cheetahs CEO all but confirms team's addition to PRO12 rugby

Jul 13th 2017, 6:17 PM 16,241 Views 37 Comments

Harold Verster says we could hear an announcement regarding the PRO12′s mooted expansion as soon as Saturday.

Pro12-linked Cheetahs and Kings officially cut from Super Rugby and ready for a new international competition
# Pro14
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# Pro14

Pro12-linked Cheetahs and Kings officially cut from Super Rugby and ready for a new international competition

Jul 7th 2017, 1:40 PM 10,816 Views 32 Comments

Who’s ready to follow your province to Bloemfontein?

'I'm not here as a retirement project, I'm here to sharpen the tools': Keane on the ambition that took him to Connacht
# New Digs
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# New Digs

'I'm not here as a retirement project, I'm here to sharpen the tools': Keane on the ambition that took him to Connacht

Jul 7th 2017, 1:21 PM 7,285 Views 8 Comments

The outgoing Chiefs attack coach used the Super Rugby down weeks to fly north and help Connacht prepare for the new season.

Wasps to kick off Connacht's pre-season schedule before Pat Lam returns to Galway
# Hit-out
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# Hit-out

Wasps to kick off Connacht's pre-season schedule before Pat Lam returns to Galway

Jun 22nd 2017, 1:38 PM 4,861 Views 1 Comment

New coach Kieran Keane should be at the wheel in time for two matches in the space of three days.

A year on from deciding to have 'one more crack' at rugby, Beirne revels as a champion
# Beirne's Boom
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# Beirne's Boom

A year on from deciding to have 'one more crack' at rugby, Beirne revels as a champion

May 29th 2017, 7:44 AM 6,754 Views 4 Comments

‘I wanted to get game-time. I didn’t think I would be coming to Scarlets to become a Pro12 champion!’

'You can only progress so much in a year. It will only come with time'
# Looking Up
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# Looking Up

'You can only progress so much in a year. It will only come with time'

May 27th 2017, 10:15 PM 8,318 Views 6 Comments

Rassie Erasmus knows Munster aren’t where they need to be but he’s positive they will grow.

As it happened: Munster v Scarlets, Pro12 Final From The42
Live May 27th 2017, 5:20 PM

As it happened: Munster v Scarlets, Pro12 Final

'I've never been in a Munster jersey that's won a trophy. It's a huge goal'
# Final Hurdle
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# Final Hurdle

'I've never been in a Munster jersey that's won a trophy. It's a huge goal'

May 26th 2017, 5:35 PM 9,873 Views 7 Comments

Peter O’Mahony is looking to lift his first silverware with the province tomorrow against Scarlets.

Saili starts ahead of Taute with Munster and Scarlets unchanged for Pro12 final
# Team News
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# Team News

Saili starts ahead of Taute with Munster and Scarlets unchanged for Pro12 final

May 26th 2017, 12:09 PM 7,897 Views 8 Comments

The Welsh side are completely unchanged from last weekend’s semi-final win over Leinster.

'Our invitations were copies of PRO12 final tickets and we entered the reception wearing our jerseys'
# Best Seat In The House
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# Best Seat In The House

'Our invitations were copies of PRO12 final tickets and we entered the reception wearing our jerseys'

May 25th 2017, 11:30 AM 12,621 Views 31 Comments

Engage!

'We can be too critical of ourselves, overly humble': Munster take confidence from their journey
# Mindset
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# Mindset

'We can be too critical of ourselves, overly humble': Munster take confidence from their journey

May 25th 2017, 7:55 AM 4,769 Views 1 Comment

Niall Scannell looks back to the ‘worst weeks of the year’ when he and his team-mates had nothing to train for.

Wales' omission of 'world class' James Davies increasingly baffling
# Natural 7
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# Natural 7

Wales' omission of 'world class' James Davies increasingly baffling

May 24th 2017, 6:45 AM 13,785 Views 9 Comments

Rassie Erasmus will have to contend with multiple threats to his ruck this weekend.

Rassie ready to correct 'stupid' team-talk during Scarlets' comeback win in Thomond Park
# Forewarned Is Forearmed
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# Forewarned Is Forearmed

Rassie ready to correct 'stupid' team-talk during Scarlets' comeback win in Thomond Park

May 24th 2017, 6:30 AM 15,091 Views 9 Comments

The former Springbok back row wasn’t sidestepping anything in the lead up to Saturday’s Pro12 final.

Brilliant Bleyendaal typifies Munster attitude in most tragic season
# Tyler
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# Tyler

Brilliant Bleyendaal typifies Munster attitude in most tragic season

May 23rd 2017, 7:00 AM 7,785 Views 0 Comments

‘As a rugby team, we had the responsibility and privilege to galvanise the town.’

'Everybody looks fit,' says Rassie as Munster wind up for final push
# Red Alert
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# Red Alert

'Everybody looks fit,' says Rassie as Munster wind up for final push

May 22nd 2017, 1:57 PM 3,725 Views 2 Comments

The South African has no new injury concerns as he looks forward to a return to the Aviva Stadium to face Scarlets.

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week
# Pics Of The Week
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# Pics Of The Week

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

May 21st 2017, 8:30 PM 10,766 Views 2 Comments

From the final day of the Premier League, to the opening weekend of the Championship, to the Guinness Pro12 semi-finals it was a mighty week of sporting action.

'It's sad to lose guys like that' - Ryan and Saili bid farewell to Thomond Park
# Emotional
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# Emotional

'It's sad to lose guys like that' - Ryan and Saili bid farewell to Thomond Park

May 20th 2017, 9:47 PM 15,761 Views 26 Comments

Donnacha Ryan and Francis Saili finished their time at the Limerick stadium in style.

Scintillating Zebo try helps Munster into Pro12 final against Scarlets
# Finalists
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# Finalists

Scintillating Zebo try helps Munster into Pro12 final against Scarlets

May 20th 2017, 8:12 PM 34,000 Views 51 Comments

Rassie Erasmus’ men scored three tries in their semi-final victory at Thomond Park.

As it happened: Munster v Ospreys, Pro12 semi-final From The42
Live May 20th 2017, 5:27 PM

As it happened: Munster v Ospreys, Pro12 semi-final

As it happened: Northampton Saints v Connacht, Champions Cup play-off semi-final From The42
Live May 20th 2017, 2:53 PM

As it happened: Northampton Saints v Connacht, Champions Cup play-off semi-final

Quinlan: Munster will never forget Rassie for delivering fantastic campaign in a traumatic season
# SUAF
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# SUAF

Quinlan: Munster will never forget Rassie for delivering fantastic campaign in a traumatic season

May 20th 2017, 6:25 AM 8,077 Views 2 Comments

The South African director of rugby has pushed his team to excel in impossible circumstances since Anthony Foley’s death.

Stunning Scarlets shock dire Leinster to make Pro12 history at the RDS
# Upset
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# Upset

Stunning Scarlets shock dire Leinster to make Pro12 history at the RDS

May 19th 2017, 9:41 PM 42,861 Views 156 Comments

The Welsh region were entirely deserving of their victory in Dublin.

As it happened: Leinster v Scarlets, Pro12 semi-final From The42
Live May 19th 2017, 6:45 PM

As it happened: Leinster v Scarlets, Pro12 semi-final

QUIZ: Test your Pro12 semi-final knowledge as Leinster and Munster go into knockout mode
# Final Four
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# Final Four

QUIZ: Test your Pro12 semi-final knowledge as Leinster and Munster go into knockout mode

May 19th 2017, 3:00 PM 14,808 Views 2 Comments

Leinster and Munster host the eighth edition of the Pro12 semi-finals this weekend. Have you studied the form book?

'I'm allowed go after a ruck if I see it': Tadhg Beirne out to turn over his native province in Pro12 semi
# Pro12
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# Pro12

'I'm allowed go after a ruck if I see it': Tadhg Beirne out to turn over his native province in Pro12 semi

May 18th 2017, 6:12 AM 4,916 Views 4 Comments

James Davies will not be the only jackal Leinster have to worry about during tomorrow’s semi-final at the RDS.

'We've been made feel at home': Triggs happy to make emotional Leinster goodbye a long one
# True Blue
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# True Blue

'We've been made feel at home': Triggs happy to make emotional Leinster goodbye a long one

May 15th 2017, 6:08 PM 9,867 Views 12 Comments

The Kiwi second row will run out at the RDS for the last time on Friday.

Ringrose remaining calm after Gatland's latest reminder of how close he is to Lions squad
# Just Outside The Pride
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# Just Outside The Pride

Ringrose remaining calm after Gatland's latest reminder of how close he is to Lions squad

May 15th 2017, 2:04 PM 12,382 Views 10 Comments

‘Six months ago I made my debut for Ireland, which I wouldn’t have dreamed of doing before then. I appreciate the opportunities.’

Sean Cronin's neck makes him a serious doubt for Leinster's Pro12 semi against Scarlets
# Hooked
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# Hooked

Sean Cronin's neck makes him a serious doubt for Leinster's Pro12 semi against Scarlets

May 15th 2017, 1:02 PM 5,271 Views 7 Comments

Sean O’Brien and Robbie Henshaw will return to training today in the hope of proving their fitness for Friday’s clash with Scarlets.

Piutau, Erasmus and Carbery take big gongs at Pro12 awards
# All Black Tie Event
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# All Black Tie Event

Piutau, Erasmus and Carbery take big gongs at Pro12 awards

May 7th 2017, 8:30 PM 10,943 Views 11 Comments

Meanwhile, Connacht pocketed €10,000 along with the Fair Play award.

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