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

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

Dec 23rd 2015, 1:26 PM 5,422 Views 2 Comments

Irish provinces said goodbye to some great servants in 2015.

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

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

Nov 9th 2015, 10:38 AM 7,485 Views 15 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 3rd 2015, 9:35 AM 6,290 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 2nd 2015, 7:04 PM 5,963 Views 1 Comment

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

That crazy Munster-Ulster game, Nakarawa's back on ridiculous offload duty and the rest of your Pro12 highlights
# Bread And Butter
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# Bread And Butter

That crazy Munster-Ulster game, Nakarawa's back on ridiculous offload duty and the rest of your Pro12 highlights

Nov 1st 2015, 8:20 PM 13,546 Views 29 Comments

The World Cup is over, it’s time to embrace the Pro12.

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

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

Oct 30th 2015, 4:23 PM 9,921 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 25th 2015, 3:40 PM 6,787 Views 6 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 13th 2015, 6:36 PM 7,368 Views 2 Comments

Here’s how your favourite province is looking.

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

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

May 15th 2015, 7:05 PM 6,497 Views 4 Comments

Three Irish provinces have a lot to play for tomorrow.

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

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

May 12th 2015, 4:24 PM 6,221 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 2nd 2015, 9:12 PM 6,481 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 3rd 2015, 9:20 PM 4,709 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 28th 2014, 1:00 PM 4,699 Views 15 Comments

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

Half term report: Ulster must escape Champions Cup cloud
# Suftum
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# Suftum

Half term report: Ulster must escape Champions Cup cloud

Dec 28th 2014, 7:00 AM 2,037 Views 2 Comments

2014 wasn’t the finest year around Ravenhill.

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

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

Dec 25th 2014, 10:00 PM 7,407 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 22nd 2014, 3:02 PM 2,133 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 15th 2014, 12:00 PM 4,669 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Kayser the tackling king, Gopperth runs and more big stats from the Champions Cup weekend

Dec 8th 2014, 11:18 AM 3,507 Views 2 Comments

Take the positives where you can.

Here's all you need to know before rugby's new look Champions Cup kicks off
# Not The Heineken Cup
From The42
# Not The Heineken Cup

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

Oct 12th 2014, 2:00 PM 6,975 Views 3 Comments

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

As it happened: Ulster v Glasgow Warriors, Guinness Pro12 From The42
Live Oct 11th 2014, 4:16 PM

As it happened: Ulster v Glasgow Warriors, Guinness Pro12

Here's what European rugby's new Champions Cup looks like
# Eyes On The Prize
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# Eyes On The Prize

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

Oct 6th 2014, 11:39 AM 11,130 Views 22 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 15th 2014, 3:13 PM 5,553 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Sep 12th 2014, 7:15 AM 4,349 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Hayes helps Munster whitewash Ulster, Leinster sting Connacht late

Sep 8th 2014, 7:30 AM 3,159 Views 0 Comments

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

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

5 things we learned from the opening weekend of Pro12 rugby

Sep 7th 2014, 9:45 AM 9,957 Views 18 Comments

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

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

5 pressing questions for Leinster ahead of the new rugby season

Sep 3rd 2014, 11:59 AM 13,606 Views 25 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 29th 2014, 1:31 PM 5,534 Views 13 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 14th 2014, 8:32 PM 10,369 Views 26 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 12th 2014, 1:49 PM 3,339 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 11th 2014, 3:04 PM 6,670 Views 8 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 18th 2014, 12:50 PM 6,964 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

May 1st 2014, 7:53 PM 6,130 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

May 1st 2014, 8:30 AM 4,928 Views 8 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 30th 2014, 8:42 AM 4,762 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 18th 2014, 12:19 PM 5,473 Views 9 Comments

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

Everything up for grabs in frantic final weeks of Pro12
# Provincial
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# Provincial

Everything up for grabs in frantic final weeks of Pro12

Apr 14th 2014, 7:42 AM 5,309 Views 11 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 11th 2014, 8:15 AM 4,858 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Shoulder surgery rules O'Mahony out for rest of season

Apr 9th 2014, 10:47 AM 5,324 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Jennings demanding further improvement before clash with road warriors from Glasgow

Feb 25th 2014, 7:30 AM 3,743 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 24th 2014, 3:21 PM 4,825 Views 8 Comments

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