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#Provincial

From The42 Hanrahan and Keatley team up for Pro12 clash as Ryan and McSharry back from injury Team-sheets

Hanrahan and Keatley team up for Pro12 clash as Ryan and McSharry back from injury

Here’s how Munster and Connacht will line up against Zebre and Edinburgh tomorrow.

From The42 Connacht v Zebre: 3 key battles to decide the victor at the Sportsground 3kb

Connacht v Zebre: 3 key battles to decide the victor at the Sportsground

Pat Lam’s men got a taste for victory towards the tail end of 2013 and are hoping to rediscover it tomorrow.

From The42 Here are all of this week’s Pro12 highlights Recap This post contains videos

Here are all of this week’s Pro12 highlights

It wasn’t just Ireland that witnessed full-blooded derbies this week.

From The42 VIDEO: Ulster are tearing Munster apart in Ravenhill Pro12

VIDEO: Ulster are tearing Munster apart in Ravenhill

It’s 20 – 5 at half time in Belfast.

From The42 Jack Carty given first Connacht start as Leinster name Heaslip captain Team-sheets

Jack Carty given first Connacht start as Leinster name Heaslip captain

Brian O’Driscoll is back in harness for the Pro12 champions who have named Jordi Murphy at number seven.

From The42 Ulster v Munster: 3 key battles to decide tonight's rumble in Ravenhill 3kb

Ulster v Munster: 3 key battles to decide tonight's rumble in Ravenhill

Tonight’s inter-pro is a mouthwatering prospect.

From The42 Ulster welcome back Henderson in time for inter-pro face-off with O'Connell Team-sheets

Ulster welcome back Henderson in time for inter-pro face-off with O'Connell

There is more inter-provincial action on your TV screens tomorrow, rugby fans.

From The42 O'Connor satisfied with win courtesy of 'class act' Murphy Blue Christmas

O'Connor satisfied with win courtesy of 'class act' Murphy

After suffering two defeats on the trot, the Leinster coach was finally able to feel the festive spirit.

From The42 Ulster players still enjoying Christmas judging by 'lethargic' loss to Leinster -- Anscombe Inter-pro

Ulster players still enjoying Christmas judging by 'lethargic' loss to Leinster -- Anscombe

The Kiwi felt compelled to slam his players for the second week running.

From The42 Half-term report: Ulster still with plenty to prove Grades

Half-term report: Ulster still with plenty to prove

Out of the play-offs, but still no shortage of reason to be cheerful up north.

From The42 Half-term report: Leinster ship yet to be steadied On Your Marks!

Half-term report: Leinster ship yet to be steadied

Leinster got back to winning ways last night and are well placed in their Pro12 defence.

From The42 Here are the highlights of every Pro12 game played this weekend Tough Going

Here are the highlights of every Pro12 game played this weekend

Three out of four ain’t bad.

From The42 Provinces welcome back O'Mahony, O'Driscoll, Muldoon and Payne for Heineken Cup Team-sheets

Provinces welcome back O'Mahony, O'Driscoll, Muldoon and Payne for Heineken Cup

All four Irish sides have named their Heineken Cup teams today.

From The42 Eight reasons we can't wait to watch Pro12 rugby again Bread And Butter

Eight reasons we can't wait to watch Pro12 rugby again

Just a pity half the games aren’t on TV.

From The42 Here's how our writers view this season's Heineken Cup It's Back

Here's how our writers view this season's Heineken Cup

Six writers, five questions and a whole lot of French dominance.

From The42 9 solid reasons to get pumped about the Heineken Cup this weekend European Rugby

9 solid reasons to get pumped about the Heineken Cup this weekend

Enjoy it while it lasts.

From The42 9 ways to spot the fan who only does Heineken Cup Fairweather

9 ways to spot the fan who only does Heineken Cup

Johnny-come-latelies: can’t live with ‘em, can’t balance the books without ‘em.

From The42 Jackson, Keatley kick for victory and the rest of your Pro12 highlights Round-Up

Jackson, Keatley kick for victory and the rest of your Pro12 highlights

Now, who’s ready for the Heineken Cup?

From The42 9 reasons to be get excited about this weekend's Pro12 action Provincial

9 reasons to be get excited about this weekend's Pro12 action

It’s Munster, it’s Leinster and so much more.

From The42 7 reasons to get excited about this weekend's Pro12 action Provincial

7 reasons to get excited about this weekend's Pro12 action

Big guns, big lenses and out-halves who just love to run, it’s all ahead of us.

From The42 Heineken Cup achievements can't be taken away -- Heaslip European Rugby

Heineken Cup achievements can't be taken away -- Heaslip

The Ireland number eight joined Paul O’Connell to call on the game’s administrators to find a solution.

From The42 Italian history, flying Ospreys and Jackson's 13: Here are your Pro12 highlights Recap

Italian history, flying Ospreys and Jackson's 13: Here are your Pro12 highlights

There was only one Irish winner, but it was a thrilling weekend of rugby.

From The42 9 reasons to get excited about this weekend’s Pro12 action Inter-pro

9 reasons to get excited about this weekend’s Pro12 action

Inter-pro time, Zebo and Gilroy are back, Gopperth at 10 and Clarke’s debut.

From The42 Simon Zebo returns for Munster, Clarke gets first start for Connacht Team News

Simon Zebo returns for Munster, Clarke gets first start for Connacht

Rob Kearney and Cian Healy have been named on the bench for Leisnter’s trip to Glasgow.

From The42 Here are all the highlights from a dramatic weekend of Pro12 action Provincial

Here are all the highlights from a dramatic weekend of Pro12 action

Munster claimed the only Irish victory on the second week of the season, here’s how it all unfolded.

From The42 Here's the brilliant Paddy Butler try that ignited Munster's comeback in Italy Italian Job

Here's the brilliant Paddy Butler try that ignited Munster's comeback in Italy

So, everyone’s happy with the gameplan now, right?

From The42 Pro12 wrap: Munster roar back as Ulster give the game away at the end Provincial

Pro12 wrap: Munster roar back as Ulster give the game away at the end

Meanwhile, Connacht were unable to add to their half-time tally and return from Cardiff with nothing.

From The42 Nine reasons to look forward to the Pro12 action this weekend Provincial

Nine reasons to look forward to the Pro12 action this weekend

See, Simon can’t wait either.

From The42 Reviewing Edinburgh win was a pleasure, says Penney as Munster head for Italy Pro12

Reviewing Edinburgh win was a pleasure, says Penney as Munster head for Italy

The southern province will spend the next nine days in camp abroad while taking on Zebre and Treviso.

From The42 ERC: All parties are committed to re-signing Heineken Cup deal We're Back Baby

ERC: All parties are committed to re-signing Heineken Cup deal

‘Any purported cross-border club tournaments needed the approval both of the IRB, and of the relevant Unions.’

From The42 'Bury it with the Fairs Cup': Twitter reacts to the Anglo-French rugby breakaway Twittersphere This post contains images

'Bury it with the Fairs Cup': Twitter reacts to the Anglo-French rugby breakaway

Are the Heineken Cup’s days really numbered?

From The42 Your big rugby season preview: Munster Tight 5

Your big rugby season preview: Munster

Another season of big change in the southern province, but genuine cause for excitement too.

From The42 5 things we learned from Paul O'Connell's radio interview this morning Paulie

5 things we learned from Paul O'Connell's radio interview this morning

From really old ROG to re-watching Clermont, the big man was all chat this morning.

From The42 Your big rugby season preview: Ulster Tight 5

Your big rugby season preview: Ulster

We kick off our province by province previews with last year’s Pro12 runner-up.

From The42 Pro24: Here are all the kits you’ll see in the RaboDirect Pro12 this season Gearing Up

Pro24: Here are all the kits you’ll see in the RaboDirect Pro12 this season

Rugby players really enjoy these official kit launch photoshoots, eh?

From The42 Botha injury the only sour point as Munster eye big start to new season Provincial

Botha injury the only sour point as Munster eye big start to new season

The southern province are in the shape of their lives as they begin to look upwards on a harsh learning curve.

From The42 In pics: Munster win as Leinster fall again in pre-season friendly Provincial This post contains images

In pics: Munster win as Leinster fall again in pre-season friendly

Ronan O’Mahony’s hat-trick and Northampton’s disgusting jerseys are the main talking points in rugby tonight.

From The42 'West is best': Lam feeling right at home as Pro12 kick-off edges closer Happy Man

'West is best': Lam feeling right at home as Pro12 kick-off edges closer

The new Connacht coach is enthusiastic about the task of improving and developing the talents at his disposal.

From The42 Toulon v Chiefs? February date reported for potential rugby 'World Cup of Clubs' Unholy Union

Toulon v Chiefs? February date reported for potential rugby 'World Cup of Clubs'

Bondi and Ballsbridge may have just gotten a little bit closer.

From The42 Ulster opener 'all about attitude' for Matt O'Connor Provincial

Ulster opener 'all about attitude' for Matt O'Connor

‘It’s about making sure the guys know the system, with and without the ball, and they bring the attitude.’