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# Inter-pro

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# Tall order
'If we want to go any further we've got to get two bonus point-wins. That's a no-brainer'
After an astounding comeback, Connacht’s attention will turn to matters closer to home and they will hope to see the ‘inter-pro phenomenon’ show itself again..
# rested
Munster's World Cup players to miss Leinster clash at Thomond Park
Johann van Graan’s squad will be tested in the next three Pro14 inter-pro derbies.
# Champions Cup
Plenty for Andy Farrell to admire as provinces gear up for Europe
There is a lot of Champions Cup rugby to play out before the new Ireland head coach gets to pick his first squad.
Conway scorches in to ensure Munster edge tight inter-pro against Ulster
The wing proved to be a game-breaker in a closely-fought contest.
# scar tissue
Munster well-stocked to guard against Ulster revenge mission
Dan McFarland will be eager to see his side show just what a much difference a year makes.
# destruction derby
'It could easily have been 70 points, but it wasn't, that's the one bit of solace we'll take'
Connacht were hit for six and suffered more injuries in key positions.
# black and blue
Insult to injury as Leinster crush Connacht in Galway
The clinical reigning champions scored six tries and had the bonus point wrapped up inside half an hour.
# Preview
'You have got to back your style': Friend's Connacht looking within for motivation as Leinster head west
The Connacht boss isn’t getting his side all riled up for the visit of Leinster, he’s pushing for a big performance no matter who the opponent is.
# Inter-pro
Tom Farrell hoping for another springboard into European action
‘I arrived in Galway on the Monday and was playing in the Champions Cup on the Saturday’.
# home comforts
Marmion 'is very aware that we would like him to stay,' says Friend
The Connacht 9 was reportedly a target of Saracens last week, but their salary cap sanction will force a re-think of all their recruitment.
# Women's Rugby
Megan Williams try helps Leinster maintain perfect inter-pro record with win away to Munster
Connacht are next up for Munster after the western province forced a win in Ulster.
# pro14
Highly-motivated Munster bid to end Leinster's season at sold-out RDS
Leinster put their Pro14 crown on the line against their southern rivals in this afternoon’s last four showdown in Dublin.
# Inter-pro
Sexton on the bench as Van der Flier returns for Leinster v Munster
Rob Kearney and Sean O’Brien will not be involved against Munster.
# 677
RDS capacity raised with extra seating added for Leinster v Munster Pro14 semi-final clash
The rival provinces met at the same stage last season and Leinster report that demand is higher this time around.
# Inter-pro
O'Sullivan aiming at high benchmark after smashing through this season's targets
The Ulster loosehead was hoping to make five appearances this season, but has excelled to make a serious impact.
# knockout rugby
Ulster primed for Connacht clash after big strides since rare home defeat
The western province have beaten their rivals to the north twice already this season, but a knockout game in Ravenhill poses a very different problem.
# Report
Fully-loaded Munster too powerful for Connacht in low-key inter-pro win
Glasgow’s win over Edinburgh means Johann van Graan’s side face a longer route to the Pro14 final.
# remarkable recovery
'It was traumatic, looking down and being able to see the inside of my hand'
Just four weeks after suffering a horrific hand injury which left him hospitalised for five days, Connacht’s Finlay Bealham makes an incredible return against Munster this evening.
# Inter-pro
'Every time you pull on a Leinster jersey, you are expected to win'
Ross Byrne captains his province for the first time this evening as Leo Cullen’s men bid to win their first Pro14 game in four.
# depth chart
Retiring Cave captains Ulster against Leinster as both provinces hold stars back for big games ahead
Ulster have a Pro14 quarter-final against Connacht to come next weekend, while Leinster are resting up for Saracens.
# Inter-pro
McKeon and Connacht looking to repeat 2015 heroics at Thomond Park
Andy Friend’s men have already booked their place in the Pro14 play-offs but have a chance to build winning momentum this weekend.
# european classic
Leinster edge Ulster in thriller to keep Champions Cup defence on track
Leo Cullen’s side were pushed every inch of the way by their northern rivals in a rip-roaring quarter-final tie in Dublin.
# Premiership
Gloucester sign up Munster hooker Sherry on loan
The southern province have also given the green light for Stephen Fitzgerald to remain with Connacht until the end of the season.
# Switch
Ulster hoping to push through deal to sign Jack McGrath from Leinster
The Ireland international is understood to have initiated the discussions over a possible move.
# First Impressions
'I was ready once I got that bit of an edge': Wycherley looks back on monstrous hit on Sexton
The young Corkman made his presence felt when Sexton arrived in Thomond Park in December.
# good show
Munster show teeth in attack, but Connacht maintain momentum despite defeat
There was a lot to like about both teams in last night’s seven-try thriller.
# Inter-pro
Carbery guides Munster to thrilling win over Connacht
The out-half scored one of Munster’s four tries, but the hosts never gave up the hunt.
# pro14
Six-try Leinster make light work of Ulster in facile inter-pro victory
Leo Cullen’s much-changed side got back to winning ways to extend their lead at the top of Conference B.
Connacht v Munster, Guinness Pro14
We brought you the minute-by-minute action from the Sportsground this evening.
# east meets south
Munster and Leinster set for heavyweight showdown at sold-out Thomond
Two full-strength teams makes Saturday’s festive inter-pro a mouthwatering contest.
# Inter-pro
200th appearance for Healy as Leinster bring their heavy artillery to Limerick
Leo Cullen has named his team for Saturday’s Pro14 derby against Munster.
# Inter-pro
Connacht seek ruthless response on home turf after RDS heartbreak
The western province are bidding for a third straight win over Ulster for the first time since the 1950s tonight.
# the big one
Munster ramping up for 'game of the season' against fully-loaded Leinster
Munster are ready for December 29th and a heavyweight contest in Thomond.
# christmas classic
Leinster roar back from 17 down to deny Connacht and claim incredible inter-pro win
Tries from Sean Cronin, Dan Leavy and Andrew Porter in the space of 12 dramatic minutes brought a late win for the champions.
Leinster v Connacht, Guinness Pro14
We went minute-by-minute at the RDS as east met west in this festive inter-pro.
# pro14
McFarland thrilled with tempo and maul to keep Ulster on winning run
There was no room for black and white emotion as neither side got all they wanted.
# pro14
Cullen wants his Leinster players to seize their festive window of opportunity
The head coach has rewarded a number of young players with starting roles for tomorrow’s inter-pro against Connacht.
# Team news
Ruddock captains much-changed Leinster for RDS inter-pro against Connacht
The eastern province make 12 changes for the first Pro14 derby fixture of the Christmas period.
# On a Roll
'Winning is a habit,' says Heffernan as Connacht aim to extend 5-game winning run
Leinster won’t present an easy sixth win on the trot for the Westerners.
# breeding ground
Cullen acutely aware of outside interest in Leinster talent as he wishes McCarthy well
The 23-year-old scrum-half has agreed a move to Munster next season.