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Munster ethos stands on the shoulders of giants
# Lineage
From The42
# Lineage

Munster ethos stands on the shoulders of giants

Aug 23rd 2013, 7:15 AM 2,228 Views 0 Comments

James Coughlan wants the current Munster crop to follow in the footsteps of legends.

Heaslip protégé Murphy eager to stake a claim for big games
# Breakthrough
From The42
# Breakthrough

Heaslip protégé Murphy eager to stake a claim for big games

Aug 22nd 2013, 3:20 PM 4,182 Views 8 Comments

The young Leinster back row is eyeing up a starting XV berth when the season begins on September 6.

Tunnels, flags and precise drinking times: take a 22 step walk around Munster's dressing rooms
# SUAF
From The42
# SUAF

Tunnels, flags and precise drinking times: take a 22 step walk around Munster's dressing rooms

Aug 21st 2013, 1:25 PM 5,351 Views 7 Comments

It’s like MTV Cribs, but with less plasma TVs.

Hardest ever pre-season has Earls conditioned for Munster fight
# SUAF
From The42
# SUAF

Hardest ever pre-season has Earls conditioned for Munster fight

Aug 17th 2013, 8:40 AM 3,206 Views 10 Comments

The flying back took time out with us this week to chat workload, gameplan and, yes, even his position.

Murray eager to start season and rediscover that winning high
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

Murray eager to start season and rediscover that winning high

Aug 16th 2013, 8:34 AM 3,660 Views 6 Comments

The scrum-half says Munster have a group of players around his age, ready to step up and lead.

Have you seen Munster's new away kit yet?
# SWAG
From The42
# SWAG

Have you seen Munster's new away kit yet?

Aug 15th 2013, 5:22 PM 8,244 Views 57 Comments

Look, it’s raining in Limerick too.

O'Connor calls on Madigan to step up and into Sexton's shoes
# First Impressions
From The42
# First Impressions

O'Connor calls on Madigan to step up and into Sexton's shoes

Aug 6th 2013, 4:28 PM 3,944 Views 0 Comments

The new Leinster coach hints that the young Irish number 10 may not have the shirt all to himself this season.

Here are the best bits from Ulster's wacky race to Bundoran
# The Amazing Race
From The42
# The Amazing Race

Here are the best bits from Ulster's wacky race to Bundoran

Jul 31st 2013, 11:32 AM 4,166 Views 3 Comments

Boats, buses and Paddy’s Sunday best. Tuesday’s trek had it all.

IRFU report shows 74% decrease in international squad drug testing
# Anti-doping
From The42
# Anti-doping

IRFU report shows 74% decrease in international squad drug testing

Jul 23rd 2013, 12:00 PM 6,673 Views 21 Comments

However, anti-doping controls have increased at each of provincial, under 20 and academy levels of the game.

9 reasons the Pro12 semi-finals are essential viewing this weekend
# The Business End
From The42
# The Business End

9 reasons the Pro12 semi-finals are essential viewing this weekend

May 10th 2013, 3:08 PM 1,882 Views 3 Comments

There’s nothing quite like the intensity of knock-out rugby.

It's official: Matt O'Connor will be Leinster's next coach
# Incoming
From The42
# Incoming

It's official: Matt O'Connor will be Leinster's next coach

May 6th 2013, 12:00 PM 10,030 Views 19 Comments

The Australian has put pen to paper on a three-year contract with the province.

Here's all you need to know about tonight's Pro12 awards
# Big Bash
From The42
# Big Bash

Here's all you need to know about tonight's Pro12 awards

May 5th 2013, 11:00 PM 2,900 Views 0 Comments

The best try, the top coach and a Kiwi number eight who has won everybody’s respect.

Pro12 report: Ulster maintain pace at summit with bonus point in Connacht
# Pro12
From The42
# Pro12

Pro12 report: Ulster maintain pace at summit with bonus point in Connacht

Apr 19th 2013, 9:39 PM 7,555 Views 10 Comments

The league leaders rode out Connacht’s first half storm with five different try-scorers.

Tom Court: International rugby is a microscope 24/7, now players can relax
# Inter-pro
From The42
# Inter-pro

Tom Court: International rugby is a microscope 24/7, now players can relax

Mar 26th 2013, 3:53 PM 2,016 Views 0 Comments

As the Six Nations fades out of view, Ireland’s top two Pro12 contenders are on a collision course this Saturday.

'I'd prefer Mountjoy': Rugby fans react to Luke Fitzgerald's proposed Munster move
# Of Its Time
From The42
# Of Its Time

'I'd prefer Mountjoy': Rugby fans react to Luke Fitzgerald's proposed Munster move

Mar 26th 2013, 1:27 PM 10,144 Views 41 Comments

Reports today suggested the Leinster back had signed a new contract with the southern province.

Pro12 Cheat Sheet: Your guide to this weekend's rugby action
# Provincial
From The42
# Provincial

Pro12 Cheat Sheet: Your guide to this weekend's rugby action

Mar 22nd 2013, 1:39 PM 6,486 Views 7 Comments

Dry your international tears and get back to the warm glow of inter-provincial rugby.

The 8 signs you’re a Munster Rugby fan
# Lidgends
From The42
# Lidgends

The 8 signs you’re a Munster Rugby fan

Mar 17th 2013, 8:29 AM 4,661 Views 23 Comments

PJ’s, All Blacks and blagging your way into away games.

The 8 signs you're a Connacht Rugby fan
# Stereotypes
From The42
# Stereotypes

The 8 signs you're a Connacht Rugby fan

Mar 15th 2013, 8:35 AM 4,752 Views 11 Comments

The Wesht’s Awake, and so on…

The 8 signs you're a Leinster Rugby fan
# 4 Proud Provinces
From The42
# 4 Proud Provinces

The 8 signs you're a Leinster Rugby fan

Mar 14th 2013, 8:53 AM 6,536 Views 22 Comments

It’s not all frappuccinos and alpaca-wool scarves.

New Blue: Here’s what you can expect from Jimmy Gopperth, Leinster fans
# Provincial
From The42
# Provincial

New Blue: Here’s what you can expect from Jimmy Gopperth, Leinster fans

Mar 4th 2013, 5:35 PM 5,242 Views 24 Comments

The Kiwi will compete with Ian Madigan for a starting place next season.

Pro12 Cheat Sheet: Your guide to this weekend's rugby action
# Provincial
From The42
# Provincial

Pro12 Cheat Sheet: Your guide to this weekend's rugby action

Mar 1st 2013, 1:18 PM 1,541 Views 4 Comments

The season is coming around for a final lap, time for our provinces to position themselves for the play-off mix.

Pro12 Cheat Sheet: Your guide to this weekend's rugby action
# Provincial
From The42
# Provincial

Pro12 Cheat Sheet: Your guide to this weekend's rugby action

Feb 15th 2013, 4:20 PM 5,163 Views 0 Comments

The Six Nations may be tucked up in bed, but Ulster and Leinster welcome Italian opposition while Connacht and Munster take on the Welsh.

Pro12 wrap: Ulster, Connacht fall to Welsh as Leinster impress in Cardiff
# Provincial
From The42
# Provincial

Pro12 wrap: Ulster, Connacht fall to Welsh as Leinster impress in Cardiff

Feb 8th 2013, 8:55 PM 3,390 Views 1 Comment

As if a home defeat wasn’t bad enough for the league leaders, Ruan Pienaar left the field injured in the second half.

Heineken Cup Cheat Sheet: your guide to this weekend's rugby action
# Provincial
From The42
# Provincial

Heineken Cup Cheat Sheet: your guide to this weekend's rugby action

Jan 18th 2013, 5:34 PM 10,132 Views 20 Comments

Even four wins from four may not be enough for our provinces.

Inter-pro: 3 key battles to decide Munster v Ulster
# Derby Day
From The42
# Derby Day

Inter-pro: 3 key battles to decide Munster v Ulster

Dec 29th 2012, 8:21 AM 910 Views 2 Comments

Ulster’s team selection has left them vulnerable at Thomond Park this evening.

Pro12 Cheat Sheet: Your guide to this weekend's inter-pros
# Provincial
From The42
# Provincial

Pro12 Cheat Sheet: Your guide to this weekend's inter-pros

Dec 21st 2012, 3:15 PM 990 Views 1 Comment

Four provinces, two games. Happy Christmas to us.

Leinster looking to laugh off defeat as attention turns north
# Inter-pro
From The42
# Inter-pro

Leinster looking to laugh off defeat as attention turns north

Dec 19th 2012, 7:49 AM 887 Views 0 Comments

“What’s done is done”, say Eoin Reddan as he focuses on the imminent Pro12 clash with ulster.

No new injury concerns for Munster as O'Donnell and Dougall return
# Provincial
From The42
# Provincial

No new injury concerns for Munster as O'Donnell and Dougall return

Dec 18th 2012, 3:22 PM 1,011 Views 1 Comment

The scans have not brought such good news for Ulster.

Heineken Cup cheat sheet: Your guide to this weekend's European rugby action
# Provincial
From The42
# Provincial

Heineken Cup cheat sheet: Your guide to this weekend's European rugby action

Dec 7th 2012, 3:47 PM 1,760 Views 0 Comments

Our four provinces are facing into a pivotal fortnight of the season, here’s all you need to know.

Pro12 Cheat Sheet: Your guide to this weekend’s rugby action
# Back To Work
From The42
# Back To Work

Pro12 Cheat Sheet: Your guide to this weekend’s rugby action

Dec 1st 2012, 8:57 AM 792 Views 0 Comments

It’s the last round of league games before the Heineken Cup clicks back into gear.

Niall Ronan: ‘There were days I wondered if I’d ever recover at all’
# Unlucky 7
From The42
# Unlucky 7

Niall Ronan: ‘There were days I wondered if I’d ever recover at all’

Nov 22nd 2012, 4:59 PM 1,585 Views 0 Comments

After two appearances in an injury ravaged 10 months, the Munster openside is hoping to make his first team return permanent this weekend.

Pro12: Team of the Week
# First XV
From The42
# First XV

Pro12: Team of the Week

Nov 5th 2012, 10:00 AM 1,247 Views 1 Comment

Three out of four provinces won this weekend. These players were the reason why.

As it happened: Munster v Zebre, RaboDirect Pro12 From The42
Live Oct 26th 2012, 7:34 PM

As it happened: Munster v Zebre, RaboDirect Pro12

Promoted: McEntee takes up IRFU high performance role
# Behind The Scenes
From The42
# Behind The Scenes

Promoted: McEntee takes up IRFU high performance role

Oct 26th 2012, 6:09 PM 1,546 Views 0 Comments

Leinster academy boss Colin McEntee has been entrusted with Irish Rugby’s next generation.

3 things to look out for, and 1 thing we learned, in the Heineken Cup this weekend
# Highlights
From The42
# Highlights

3 things to look out for, and 1 thing we learned, in the Heineken Cup this weekend

Oct 20th 2012, 7:30 AM 809 Views 0 Comments

One win down, three to go.

Heineken Cup cheat sheet: Your guide to this weekend's rugby action
# Provincial
From The42
# Provincial

Heineken Cup cheat sheet: Your guide to this weekend's rugby action

Oct 19th 2012, 4:15 PM 1,394 Views 0 Comments

We preview the games that matter and ask, is four wins from four provinces really too much to ask for?

Heineken Cup: Duffy ready to answer Connacht’s tough questions
# Lessons Learned
From The42
# Lessons Learned

Heineken Cup: Duffy ready to answer Connacht’s tough questions

Oct 10th 2012, 7:10 AM 615 Views 1 Comment

The experienced fullback is determined, but realistic about his European goals this season.

Pro12: Team of the Week
# First XV
From The42
# First XV

Pro12: Team of the Week

Oct 8th 2012, 10:14 AM 1,179 Views 0 Comments

Here’s the cream of the crop offered up by our four provinces this weekend.

VIDEO: Provincial captains gearing up for Heineken Cup campaigns
# High Hopes
From The42
# High Hopes

VIDEO: Provincial captains gearing up for Heineken Cup campaigns

Oct 3rd 2012, 11:02 AM 349 Views 0 Comments

Munster’s Doug Howlett declared that Leinster would be ‘watched closely be all the teams’.

Four conclusions from this weekend's Pro12 action
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

Four conclusions from this weekend's Pro12 action

Sep 29th 2012, 10:04 PM 1,448 Views 0 Comments

The season gets serious. Starting now.