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Monday 6 February 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Guinness PRO12

All time
# Slow Start
Much-changed Munster learn hard lessons against Edinburgh
Head coach Johann van Graan had made 14 changes from the draw with Racing 92.
# Team news
Zebo returns at fullback as Munster mix things up for Cheetahs clash
Captain Peter O’Mahony is also back as Johann van Graan makes nine changes.
# suftum
Ulster lift the gloom with big bonus-point win over play-off rivals Edinburgh
Three first-half tries paved the way for the province’s first win in four games.
# proud day
CJ Stander will captain Munster tomorrow in his hometown of George
The 28-year-old leads a Munster team featuring 10 changes from last weekend.
# Ready to go
Billy Holland captains Munster on 150th appearance
The province have made six changes for their upcoming clash with Edinburgh at Murrayfield.
# Changes
Italian rugby's real progress is coming from Pro14 clubs Benetton and Zebre
Conor O’Shea’s national team have yet to feel the full effect but the Italian sides are making big steps.
# Derby Dominance
Leinster the clear top dogs after entertaining Pro14 inter-pro series
With three wins from three games in the last fortnight, Leo Cullen’s men impressed.
# Dominant
Larmour-led Leinster finish inter-pro series in style by downing sorry Ulster
The 20-year-old was in scintillating form once again for Leo Cullen’s side.
# Abrasive
'He's slightly different to the other back rowers we have'
Academy flanker Josh Murphy gets his second start for Leinster against Ulster tomorrow.
# Irish Abroad
Ex-Connacht and Ireland U19 centre Parata signs for Bradley's Zebre
The versatile back returns to professional rugby after a stint in New Zealand.
# Offloader
Analysis: Exciting James Lowe bringing a smile to Leinster faces
The 25-year-old wing had an impressive impact against Connacht.
# The flying scotsmen
Leinster's young guns fall short after a flurry of early Glasgow tries
Leinster fielded a desperately young team and could not handle a first-half Glasgow purple patch.
# bouncebackability
Glasgow defeat 'probably Munster's worst performance in the last 40 games', says Rassie
“You don’t rectify that in meeting rooms or in training sessions. You rectify that on Saturday.”
# rampant reds
With Andy Farrell watching, Munster rack up six tries and brush aside Benetton challenge
Jean Kleyn scored a brace as Rassie Erasmus’ side had a bonus-point wrapped up by the 31st minute.
# Dublin Decider
Dublin's Aviva Stadium beats off competition to stage inaugural Pro14 final
The championship decider will take place on 26 May 2018.
# fresh start
Trimble: 'No more excuses, it's time for Ulster to deliver'
The 32-year-old winger wants to help the northern province end their 11-year trophy drought this season.
# Expansion
Guinness Pro14 officially confirmed as Cheetahs and Kings join from South Africa
The worst kept secret in rugby was revealed today.
# Withdrawal
Italian Rugby Federation take control of Zebre after attempted Pro12 withdrawal
The club announced Zebre would retain its name and play next season in Parma.
# change is good
'The same teams have been in the league for a good few years': Marmion welcomes Pro12 expansion
South African franchises the Cheetahs and Southern Kings are expected to be added to the league for this season.
# Expansion
Pro12 release brief statement finally confirming talks with South African sides
After months of keeping tight-lipped on reports, Celtic Rugby say discussions over an expansion are taking place.
# New Challenge
Bernard Jackman has Lions coach to thank after landing head coach role with Dragons
The former hooker arrives in Wales with the ‘highest recommendations’ of Warren Gatland.
# Rassie
'We were a write-off when we started' - Erasmus remains proud of Munster
The Munster director of rugby is looking at the positives after a whirlwind season.
# welsh wizards
Munster utterly outclassed as sensational Scarlets earn Pro12 title in Dublin
Rassie Erasmus’ men were poor as they gave up six tries to the Welsh side at the Aviva Stadium.
AS IT HAPPENED
Munster v Scarlets, Pro12 Final
We went to the Aviva Stadium as Munster tried to claim their first silverware since 2011.
# Tactics
Analysis: What will today's Pro12 final between Munster and Scarlets look like?
The title decider at the Aviva Stadium should be an intriguing clash.
# Flashback
The Scarlets defeat that laid the foundations for one of Munster's greatest triumphs
It’s 10 years since Munster’s reign as European champions ground to a halt at Stradey Park.
# Team news
Saili starts ahead of Taute with Munster and Scarlets unchanged for Pro12 final
The Welsh side are completely unchanged from last weekend’s semi-final win over Leinster.
# best seat in the house
'Our invitations were copies of PRO12 final tickets and we entered the reception wearing our jerseys'
Engage!
# Prolific
Huge boost for Scarlets as dazzling wing Evans cleared to play against Munster
The 22-year-old had his red card rescinded.
# Man in the Middle
Nigel Owens to take charge of Munster's Pro12 showdown with Scarlets
The Welshman will referee his fifth championship final this weekend.
# Analysis
Zebo's sensational try shows Munster's attacking confidence is growing
Peter O’Mahony and the forwards enjoyed watching their backline rip the Ospreys apart.
# Tough Times
'We're going to cop a lot of shite for this in the coming week, I'm guessing'
Leinster captain Isa Nacewa believes the province aren’t going to have to wait long for a trophy.
# One More to Go
'I didn’t even know what teams were in the Pro12 when I arrived' - Erasmus
Munster’s director of rugby believes his players deserve to be in the final against the Scarlets.
# the inquest
'Gutted' Cullen at a loss to explain Leinster's worst performance of the season
The Leinster head coach admits it will be painful to watch next weekend’s Pro12 final.
# Rassie's Rule
Erasmus' Munster march on to Pro12 final against 'weird team' Scarlets
The southern province will be representing Ireland in an intriguing final at the Aviva.
# Emotional
'It's sad to lose guys like that' - Ryan and Saili bid farewell to Thomond Park
Donnacha Ryan and Francis Saili finished their time at the Limerick stadium in style.
# finalists
Scintillating Zebo try helps Munster into Pro12 final against Scarlets
Rassie Erasmus’ men scored three tries in their semi-final victory at Thomond Park.
# Gutted
'Johnny in the past has come back into big games' - Leinster's Cullen
The Leinster head coach was bitterly disappointed to end the season in losing fashion.
# lions concern
Jack McGrath may need x-ray after worrying arm injury in Leinster defeat
The Ireland loosehead is due to travel with Warren Gatland’s Lions this summer.
# Upset
Stunning Scarlets shock dire Leinster to make Pro12 history at the RDS
The Welsh region were entirely deserving of their victory in Dublin.