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From The42 Collisions, kids and Connacht are class: A dozen great images from the Pro12 year Provincial

Collisions, kids and Connacht are class: A dozen great images from the Pro12 year

Irish provinces said goodbye to some great servants in 2015.

From The42 England, France and Siberia: Here's what's in store for your province in Europe* Pick Up The Pace

England, France and Siberia: Here's what's in store for your province in Europe*

*In Europe, and also 6,000 kilometers away in central Russia.

From The42 Connacht will have Robbie Henshaw back when they take aim for the league's summit High Fliers

Connacht will have Robbie Henshaw back when they take aim for the league's summit

Meanwhile, Quinn Roux is to consult a surgeon this week, but Jason Harrs-Wright is at the end of a long road to recovery.

From The42 'Sometimes it takes a few times to learn lessons': Leinster players striving to put RWC behind them Moving On

'Sometimes it takes a few times to learn lessons': Leinster players striving to put RWC behind them

Jack McGrath and Devin Toner tell us how they’re managing the transition back to their day job.

From The42 That crazy Munster-Ulster game, Nakarawa's back on ridiculous offload duty and the rest of your Pro12 highlights Bread And Butter This post contains videos
From The42 Munster's Fitzgerald and Leinster's Ringrose among fresh faces in squads for European competition Provincial

Munster's Fitzgerald and Leinster's Ringrose among fresh faces in squads for European competition

And these two powerful tight five options are aiming for some Challenge Cup game time.

From The42 McCloskey and Aki continue to shine and the rest of this week's Pro12 highlights Provincial

McCloskey and Aki continue to shine and the rest of this week's Pro12 highlights

The western province didn’t manage a bonus point this week, but they are level on points with league leaders Scarlets.

From The42 Scholes shows his power, Connacht's (almost) comeback and all your Pro12 highlights Provincial This post contains videos

Scholes shows his power, Connacht's (almost) comeback and all your Pro12 highlights

Here’s how your favourite province is looking.

From The42 An openside question for Munster and more talking points as the Pro12 comes down to the wire Last Chance Saloon

An openside question for Munster and more talking points as the Pro12 comes down to the wire

Three Irish provinces have a lot to play for tomorrow.

From The42 Here's where you can watch the gripping final weekend of the Pro12 Deadline Day

Here's where you can watch the gripping final weekend of the Pro12

The league has announced their plans for the semi-final weekend too.

From The42 Connacht's half-century and the rest of the Pro12 action you missed because the Six Nations was on Provincial

Connacht's half-century and the rest of the Pro12 action you missed because the Six Nations was on

There’s only so much rugby you can fit into a weekend. So here’s some bonus Monday footage.

From The42 Connacht and Leinster fans, here's the highlights of your New Year inter-pro victories Love Thy Neighbour

Connacht and Leinster fans, here's the highlights of your New Year inter-pro victories

There is no finer way to spend your Saturday night than watching your province beat another province.

From The42 Half term report: Leinster doing just enough to stay in the hunt Blue Order

Half term report: Leinster doing just enough to stay in the hunt

It’s function over fashion around the RDS these days.

From The42 Half term report: Ulster must escape Champions Cup cloud Suftum

Half term report: Ulster must escape Champions Cup cloud

2014 wasn’t the finest year around Ravenhill.

From The42 Why you should spend your St Stephen's Day watching inter-provincial rugby Inter-pro

Why you should spend your St Stephen's Day watching inter-provincial rugby

Get yourself out of the house and into some of sport’s great rivalries.

From The42 Connacht 'monitoring' McKeon after knee ligament sprain, Ulster do likewise with Pienaar Injury Update

Connacht 'monitoring' McKeon after knee ligament sprain, Ulster do likewise with Pienaar

The western province hope to have Andrew Browne fit and available for Friday’s trip to Belfast.

From The42 4 winners and 5 losers after the crucial back-to-back European rugby fixtures Opinion

4 winners and 5 losers after the crucial back-to-back European rugby fixtures

Rounds three and four of the Champions Cup weren’t great for the Irish sides, were they?

From The42 Kayser the tackling king, Gopperth runs and more big stats from the Champions Cup weekend Number Crunch

Here's all you need to know before rugby's new look Champions Cup kicks off

There haven’t been many changes after the kerfuffle of the ERC breakaway, but here’s how the new competition will play out.

From The42 As it happened: Ulster v Glasgow Warriors, Guinness Pro12 Liveblog

As it happened: Ulster v Glasgow Warriors, Guinness Pro12

Neil Doak’s first official game in charge of the province is tough one, so we went minute-by-minute.

From The42 Here's what European rugby's new Champions Cup looks like Eyes On The Prize This post contains videos

Here's what European rugby's new Champions Cup looks like

Now, can anyone keep it from ending up in the south of France?

From The42 Eoin Reddan so impressed by Connacht he says Leinster may be underdogs in Galway Honest Assessment

Eoin Reddan so impressed by Connacht he says Leinster may be underdogs in Galway

The ex-Connacht scrum-half is preparing himself for battle in the season’s first inter-pro this Friday.

From The42 Connacht's late bloomer Heffernan won't be pushed aside Interview

Connacht's late bloomer Heffernan won't be pushed aside

Connacht’s hooker is building himself into a recognised front-line player as Pat Lam’s side reach for the top.

From The42 Hayes helps Munster whitewash Ulster, Leinster sting Connacht late Women's Rugby

Hayes helps Munster whitewash Ulster, Leinster sting Connacht late

Here’s how the provinces fared on the return of the women’s inter-pro series.

From The42 5 things we learned from the opening weekend of Pro12 rugby Provincial

5 things we learned from the opening weekend of Pro12 rugby

Just one win between the four provinces, but a whole lot to talk about.

From The42 5 pressing questions for Leinster ahead of the new rugby season Out With The Old

5 pressing questions for Leinster ahead of the new rugby season

Seanie’s back so everything’s going to be okay, right?

From The42 Sean O'Brien and Stuart Olding will start tomorrow's Leinster v Ulster friendly Comeback Trail

Sean O'Brien and Stuart Olding will start tomorrow's Leinster v Ulster friendly

Tullow’s finest flanker will get plenty of opportunity to carry from number eight.

From The42 Sky or BT? Here's where you can watch your province in European action TV Guide

Sky or BT? Here's where you can watch your province in European action

Ulster and Leinster fans will be watching their side live on BT in the opening round of fixtures.

From The42 'Ultimate Connacht Man' John Muldoon named captain for new season Best In The West

'Ultimate Connacht Man' John Muldoon named captain for new season

It was the job of at least three men last season, but John Muldoon will do it all by himself this time around.

From The42 Axel's Munster will kick off the new Pro12 season, Sky cameras trained on Ulster and Leinster TV Guide

Axel's Munster will kick off the new Pro12 season, Sky cameras trained on Ulster and Leinster

This time next month we’ll have watched Pro12 rugby on Sky for the first time.

From The42 Seven of Ireland's U20 World Cup squad recruited to Leinster academy Production Lne

Seven of Ireland's U20 World Cup squad recruited to Leinster academy

Garry Ringrose, Cian Kelleher, Harrison Brewer and Ross Byrne are half of the new first year academy members.

From The42 Five things to watch out for when Ulster host Leinster at Ravenhill Derby Day

Five things to watch out for when Ulster host Leinster at Ravenhill

Ulster still have to guarantee their place in the Pro12 playoffs, but there is plenty to spur Leinster players on too.

From The42 Here's the state of play going into the final two rounds of the RaboDirect Pro12 Explainer

Here's the state of play going into the final two rounds of the RaboDirect Pro12

Three Irish provinces hope to be involved in the Pro12 playoffs, here’s what they need to do.

From The42 'Saracens deserve their place in the final, but did they deserve a place in the semis?' -- Johann Muller Suftum

'Saracens deserve their place in the final, but did they deserve a place in the semis?' -- Johann Muller

The Ulster captain and his province are still finding the pain of their European exit hard to take.

From The42 O'Connell returns, Henshaw back to centre as Munster and Connacht shuffle pack for inter-pro clash Team-sheets

O'Connell returns, Henshaw back to centre as Munster and Connacht shuffle pack for inter-pro clash

Conor Murray is one of two scrum-halves on the Munster bench.

From The42 Everything up for grabs in frantic final weeks of Pro12 Provincial

Everything up for grabs in frantic final weeks of Pro12

Just nine points separate the top four and there are still three inter-pros to be played in the final three weeks.

From The42 9 reasons to get PUMPED about this weekend's Pro12 action Business End

9 reasons to get PUMPED about this weekend's Pro12 action

Three provinces are done with the Heineken Cup for good, but domestic league coming to the boil nicely.

From The42 Shoulder surgery rules O'Mahony out for rest of season Captain Fantastic

Shoulder surgery rules O'Mahony out for rest of season

And elsewhere, Ulster have signed up a former Munster prop.

From The42 Jennings demanding further improvement before clash with road warriors from Glasgow Pro12

Jennings demanding further improvement before clash with road warriors from Glasgow

With the really big games come around in April, the flanker feels the benchmark needs to be set soon.

From The42 Fitzgerald back in international contention as Leinster issue clean bill of health Pro12

Fitzgerald back in international contention as Leinster issue clean bill of health

The winger suffered no ill effects after an hour’s action in Cardiff.