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#Guinness Pro14

# guinness-pro14 - Friday 28 August, 2020

Munster seek balance with exciting centre pairing Farrell and de Allende
# Attack
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# Attack

Munster seek balance with exciting centre pairing Farrell and de Allende

Aug 28th 2020, 6:00 AM 8,728 Views 20 Comments

The province’s senior coach, Stephen Larkham, was encouraged by some of the attack against Leinster.

# guinness-pro14 - Thursday 27 August, 2020

'Ulster had a different hurdle to overcome during lockdown than anybody else in Ireland'
# Theory
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# Theory

'Ulster had a different hurdle to overcome during lockdown than anybody else in Ireland'

Aug 27th 2020, 9:08 PM 10,720 Views 6 Comments

Bernard Jackman believes the rules around the UK government’s furlough scheme may have left Ulster a couple of weeks behind their rivals.

# guinness-pro14 - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Analysis: Connacht's attack suggests 2020/21 could be a very exciting season
# Skills
From The42
# Skills

Analysis: Connacht's attack suggests 2020/21 could be a very exciting season

Aug 26th 2020, 7:44 PM 10,019 Views 6 Comments

The western province delivered an impressive performance as Irish rugby restarted.

# guinness-pro14 - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

'That competitiveness between two world-class tightheads is great'
# Prop Life
From The42
# Prop Life

'That competitiveness between two world-class tightheads is great'

Aug 25th 2020, 6:00 AM 9,810 Views 2 Comments

Leinster prop Tadhg Furlong is close to returning from a minor back issue.

# guinness-pro14 - Monday 24 August, 2020

Analysis: Deception and work-rate key as Munster attack hints at progress
# Stacks
From The42
# Stacks

Analysis: Deception and work-rate key as Munster attack hints at progress

Updated Aug 24th 2020, 8:01 PM 27,369 Views 26 Comments

Johann van Graan’s men scored three tries thanks to sharp finishes in the Leinster 22.

'I hate blowing smoke up their arse, but Leinster still produced an intensity'
# Off The Pace
From The42
# Off The Pace

'I hate blowing smoke up their arse, but Leinster still produced an intensity'

Aug 24th 2020, 11:22 AM 17,224 Views 8 Comments

Ulster boss Dan McFarland wants to see a response from his squad against Leinster this weekend.

Connacht energiser Bundee Aki delivers something 'really special'
# Centurion
From The42
# Centurion

Connacht energiser Bundee Aki delivers something 'really special'

Aug 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,148 Views 2 Comments

Head coach Andy Friend was also pleased with his Ireland international halfback pairing.

# guinness-pro14 - Sunday 23 August, 2020

Friend's impressive Connacht notch deserved bonus-point win over Ulster
# West Is Best
From The42
# West Is Best

Friend's impressive Connacht notch deserved bonus-point win over Ulster

Aug 23rd 2020, 6:34 PM 32,858 Views 46 Comments

Bundee Aki scored a powerful try on his 100th appearance for the province.

# guinness-pro14 - Saturday 22 August, 2020

Leinster have just enough class as injury-hit Munster push them all the way
# Close Encounter
From The42
# Close Encounter

Leinster have just enough class as injury-hit Munster push them all the way

Aug 22nd 2020, 9:36 PM 52,322 Views 102 Comments

35-year-old Johnny Sexton was integral to the home side’s win as Irish rugby returned.

Reinforced Munster look to down top dogs Leinster as rugby returns
# Back In Action
From The42
# Back In Action

Reinforced Munster look to down top dogs Leinster as rugby returns

Aug 22nd 2020, 7:00 AM 39,894 Views 37 Comments

Irish rugby is finally set to kick-off this evening behind closed doors at the Aviva Stadium.

'He looks like he's itching to get going' - Conan returns for Leinster
# Jack Is Back
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# Jack Is Back

'He looks like he's itching to get going' - Conan returns for Leinster

Aug 22nd 2020, 6:00 AM 7,181 Views 4 Comments

The number eight hasn’t played since last year’s World Cup.

# guinness-pro14 - Friday 21 August, 2020

'People have seen glimpses of his athletic ability' - Baird backed by Leinster
# On The Rise
From The42
# On The Rise

'People have seen glimpses of his athletic ability' - Baird backed by Leinster

Aug 21st 2020, 2:41 PM 12,086 Views 35 Comments

Leinster boss Leo Cullen also outlined the thinking behind picking Caelan Doris at blindside flanker.

Leinster and Munster name locked-and-loaded teams for tomorrow
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Leinster and Munster name locked-and-loaded teams for tomorrow

Aug 21st 2020, 12:07 PM 28,426 Views 69 Comments

Ireland internationals, Springboks, and promising young players will all feature in Dublin.

# guinness-pro14 - Monday 22 June, 2020

SA Rugby take control of Southern Kings to keep cash-strapped Pro14 side afloat
# The Kings Ransom
From The42
# The Kings Ransom

SA Rugby take control of Southern Kings to keep cash-strapped Pro14 side afloat

Jun 22nd 2020, 4:53 PM 4,696 Views 12 Comments

All staff and players of the franchise have been retained.

# guinness-pro14 - Thursday 11 June, 2020

'The Stormers coming to Thomond Park': Would you be in favour of a new-look Pro18?
# Expansion
From The42
# Expansion

'The Stormers coming to Thomond Park': Would you be in favour of a new-look Pro18?

Jun 11th 2020, 4:55 PM 14,995 Views 28 Comments

Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey discuss the very real prospect of South Africa’s Super Rugby franchises joining the Pro14.

# guinness-pro14 - Friday 29 May, 2020

Adeolokun, Leader and McKeon among 12 departures confirmed by Connacht
# Clearout
From The42
# Clearout

Adeolokun, Leader and McKeon among 12 departures confirmed by Connacht

May 29th 2020, 1:04 PM 39,047 Views 81 Comments

The trio represented the province over 320 times between them, with Adeolokun earning an Irish cap in 2016.

# guinness-pro14 - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

End Pro14 now and declare Leinster champions, says Glasgow coach Rennie
# Call The Whole Thing Off
From The42
# Call The Whole Thing Off

End Pro14 now and declare Leinster champions, says Glasgow coach Rennie

Apr 29th 2020, 8:23 AM 9,899 Views 32 Comments

The next Australia head coach does not feel trying to resume this season in late summer or the autumn would be fair.

# guinness-pro14 - Saturday 29 February, 2020

Coombes double helps Munster ease past 14-man Scarlets
# Pro14
From The42
# Pro14

Coombes double helps Munster ease past 14-man Scarlets

Feb 29th 2020, 7:20 PM 16,415 Views 75 Comments

The visitors saw Sam Lousi red-carded in the first half at Thomond Park.

# guinness-pro14 - Friday 28 February, 2020

Starts for Dillane, Blade and Healy among six changes for Connacht
# Western Force
From The42
# Western Force

Starts for Dillane, Blade and Healy among six changes for Connacht

Feb 28th 2020, 12:50 PM 4,740 Views 6 Comments

Andy Friend’s side will take on Southern Kings in the Guinness Pro14 on Sunday in Port Elizabeth.

# guinness-pro14 - Saturday 22 February, 2020

'We are chasing now' - Friend admits Connacht face uphill battle after Edinburgh loss
# Pro14
From The42
# Pro14

'We are chasing now' - Friend admits Connacht face uphill battle after Edinburgh loss

Feb 22nd 2020, 3:13 PM 4,568 Views 3 Comments

The head coach also provided an update on prop Finlay Bealham, who was taken off on a stretcher in the opening minutes.

# guinness-pro14 - Friday 21 February, 2020

Leinster continue winning run with hard-fought defeat of Ospreys
# Winning Streak
From The42
# Winning Streak

Leinster continue winning run with hard-fought defeat of Ospreys

Feb 21st 2020, 9:50 PM 10,771 Views 22 Comments

The hosts recovered from a slow start to hold a surprise 10-7 lead at half-time.

Leinster looking for 20th consecutive win as Ospreys bring them to the Gnoll
# On A Roll
From The42
# On A Roll

Leinster looking for 20th consecutive win as Ospreys bring them to the Gnoll

Feb 21st 2020, 7:30 AM 6,297 Views 10 Comments

Leo Cullen and Stuart Lancaster’s team can win games in different ways.

# guinness-pro14 - Thursday 20 February, 2020

Six changes for Munster with O'Donnell and Sweetnam among replacements
# Red Army
From The42
# Red Army

Six changes for Munster with O'Donnell and Sweetnam among replacements

Feb 20th 2020, 12:19 PM 9,218 Views 15 Comments

Johann van Graan’s side face Zebre tomorrow in the Guinness Pro14.

Connacht make four changes but Ireland's Heffernan and Dillane unavailable
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Connacht make four changes but Ireland's Heffernan and Dillane unavailable

Feb 20th 2020, 12:09 PM 5,058 Views 11 Comments

Denis Buckley, Shane Delahunt, Joe Maksymiw and Niall Murray all come into the starting XV.

# guinness-pro14 - Saturday 15 February, 2020

Connacht get back to winning ways with comfortable defeat of Cardiff
# Clean Sheet
From The42
# Clean Sheet

Connacht get back to winning ways with comfortable defeat of Cardiff

Feb 15th 2020, 9:41 PM 14,350 Views 33 Comments

The Blues sat just one point behind the province in the Conference B table before the game.

Leinster manage the storm to cruise past Cheetahs at the RDS
# Winning Streak
From The42
# Winning Streak

Leinster manage the storm to cruise past Cheetahs at the RDS

Feb 15th 2020, 4:49 PM 14,862 Views 26 Comments

Leo Cullen’s side made it 17 wins on the bounce for the 2019/20 season.

# guinness-pro14 - Thursday 13 February, 2020

Five players agree contract extensions with Connacht
# Signed Up
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# Signed Up

Five players agree contract extensions with Connacht

Feb 13th 2020, 5:16 PM 7,446 Views 9 Comments

Tom Daly, Peter Robb, Dominic Robertson-McCoy, Shane Delahunt and Conor Kenny have all signed new deals with the provinces.

U20 Grand Slam winner Hodnett to debut as Munster name team to face Southern Kings
# Youth
From The42
# Youth

U20 Grand Slam winner Hodnett to debut as Munster name team to face Southern Kings

Feb 13th 2020, 1:24 PM 8,358 Views 18 Comments

The West Cork man starts at seven while a couple of internationals also return for provincial game time.

# guinness-pro14 - Saturday 25 January, 2020

Ruan Pienaar comes on to kick winning points as Cheetahs stage remarkable comeback
# Pro14
From The42
# Pro14

Ruan Pienaar comes on to kick winning points as Cheetahs stage remarkable comeback

Jan 25th 2020, 9:47 PM 12,732 Views 1 Comment

Rhyno Smith scored twice in the closing stages against Southern Kings to again secure the bragging rights for the Cheetahs.

# guinness-pro14 - Friday 3 January, 2020

Jonny Gray swaps Glasgow Warriors for Champions Cup rivals Exeter Chiefs
# Gray Matter
From The42
# Gray Matter

Jonny Gray swaps Glasgow Warriors for Champions Cup rivals Exeter Chiefs

Jan 3rd 2020, 3:44 PM 8,144 Views 15 Comments

Gray will get an up-close look at his new team when his current side host Exeter next week.

Ex-Roscommon minor handed first Connacht start for Leinster showdown
# And The Team Is...
From The42
# And The Team Is...

Ex-Roscommon minor handed first Connacht start for Leinster showdown

Jan 3rd 2020, 12:30 PM 13,320 Views 6 Comments

Niall Murray will partner up with Gavin Thornbury in the second row.

Leinster make wholesale changes for Connacht's visit to the RDS
# Boys In Blue
From The42
# Boys In Blue

Leinster make wholesale changes for Connacht's visit to the RDS

Jan 3rd 2020, 12:17 PM 12,641 Views 25 Comments

Will Connors is the only player to retain his starting place from last weekend’s win over Munster.

Daly thriving out west after 'nearly being a professional trainer' at Leinster
# Fresh Start
From The42
# Fresh Start

Daly thriving out west after 'nearly being a professional trainer' at Leinster

Jan 3rd 2020, 10:12 AM 9,332 Views 6 Comments

Tomorrow will mark Tom Daly’s first time facing Leinster since he moved to Connacht last season.

Derby drought not a concern for Munster ahead of tonight's clash with Ulster
# Trying Times
From The42
# Trying Times

Derby drought not a concern for Munster ahead of tonight's clash with Ulster

Jan 3rd 2020, 8:29 AM 5,320 Views 9 Comments

Munster head to Kingspan Stadium after registering just one try in their festive interpros so far.

# guinness-pro14 - Thursday 2 January, 2020

Starts for Carbery, Murray and O'Mahony among 10 changes for Munster
# Red Army
From The42
# Red Army

Starts for Carbery, Murray and O'Mahony among 10 changes for Munster

Jan 2nd 2020, 12:14 PM 17,873 Views 20 Comments

Several of the southern province’s big hitters return for tomorrow night’s game against Ulster.

# guinness-pro14 - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Ulster's Matty Rea ready to test himself against the man 'we all aspire to be'
# Rea Of Hope
From The42
# Rea Of Hope

Ulster's Matty Rea ready to test himself against the man 'we all aspire to be'

Jan 1st 2020, 12:01 PM 12,478 Views 25 Comments

After a tough 2018-19 campaign, Rea has become an integral part of Ulster’s back-row picture this season.

McBryde cites Springboks' success as vindication of player welfare programme
# Cotton Wool
From The42
# Cotton Wool

McBryde cites Springboks' success as vindication of player welfare programme

Jan 1st 2020, 9:05 AM 23,995 Views 5 Comments

The Leinster assistant coach is an advocate of the IRFU policy which has forced provinces to rotate personnel.

McAllister's citing dismissal 'good for rugby' according to Connacht boss Friend
# Assessment
From The42
# Assessment

McAllister's citing dismissal 'good for rugby' according to Connacht boss Friend

Jan 1st 2020, 7:30 AM 8,180 Views 11 Comments

‘I totally get that we need to protect the player, but we play a collision sport where accidents do happen.’

# guinness-pro14 - Saturday 28 December, 2019

Recap: Munster v Leinster, Pro14 From The42
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Recap: Munster v Leinster, Pro14

# guinness-pro14 - Thursday 26 December, 2019

Scarlets confirm return of Liam Williams from Saracens
# Back Home
From The42
# Back Home

Scarlets confirm return of Liam Williams from Saracens

Dec 26th 2019, 12:45 PM 9,241 Views 2 Comments

The Wales and Lions full-back is returning home after a trophy-laden spell in London.