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# Inter-pro

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# Inter-pro
Munster recruit Leinster scrum-half Nick McCarthy for next season
Neil Cronin, Chris Farrell and Tommy O’Donnell are also among the new contracts announced by Munster today.
# Bragging Rights
Leinster show all their champion quality to grind out epic inter-pro win over Munster
Johann van Graan’s side threw everything at the hosts, but their poor record at the Aviva Stadium continues.
# blue v red
Rivalries renewed as fully-loaded Munster take aim at Leinster
Joey Carbery returns to face his former side, as the provincial rivals go head-to-head in the Guinness Pro14 this evening.
# History in the making
'The west of Ireland should be really proud of these men'
Andy Friend hailed a ‘gutsy’ inter-pro win that means far more than bragging rights for Connacht.
# Inter-pro
Sexton absent as Leo Cullen rings the changes for Munster clash
Ross Byrne makes the starting line-up for Leinster this weekend.
# Inter-pro
James Ryan relieved to move beyond unbeaten streak after finally tasting defeat
Though his winning run still stands in Leinster colours.
# Concussion
‘You’re going to need to call these line-outs because I can’t remember any of them’
Iain Henderson suffered the first concussion of his career last weekend. Here he describes in detail how it unfolded from his perspective.
# Team news
Boost for Ulster as Best and Stockdale set to make first appearances of the season
The pair have been named in the squad to take on Connacht on Friday evening.
# go-to guy
Waiting days over: Conway determined to make things happen for Munster and Ireland
The Munster man made a belated Test debut last year, but has solidified his place in the back three pecking order since.
# unhappy hunting ground
Dillane ready to meet backlash from 'pumped' Ulster
The Connacht lock knows the meticulous nature of Dan McFarland will have the northern province back on form.
“I remember Paulie smacking me on the arse and saying: ‘best of luck kid, you’ll get the next one!'
Rob Kearney looks back on painful memories of his early clashes with Munster.
# Centre of attention
Henshaw ready and waiting for Munster after missing out on Galway return
The Leinster centre has made his seasonal reappearance in this fixture over the last two years, but now feels in better shape than ever.
# lock out
AC joint to keep Thornbury out of Connacht action until 'at least November'
With a South Africa trip in store for the Westerners, a December return has been mooted.
# Baller
'That quick throw-in, some of the guys said; 'no, slow down!'': Mathewson an exciting addition for Munster
Johann van Graan was delighted with how his team adapted to the scrum-half’s off-the-cuff skill.
# Inter-pro
Stander content to occupy underdog role until it comes time to bite back
‘To go up there just to play is not going to be acceptable. We play this game to win,’ says the Munster and Ireland back row.
# weekend rewind
Carbery's long-range try, Ringrose dances through Connacht - the Pro14 highlights
Catch up on all the Pro14 inter-pro action here.
# All Clear
No fresh injury concerns for Munster ahead of Leinster clash, Bleyendaal in full training
Fullback Mike Haley will be monitored after pulling out of the Ulster rout with a tight hamstring.
# assess the damage
'It didn't feel like we were a million miles away at all, but discipline cost us'
Connacht looked within for the causes of their loss to Leinster.
# inter-pro massacre
Rampant Munster run riot to inflict nine-try hammering on sorry Ulster
Dan Goggin and Tommy O’Donnell scored two tries apiece as Johann van Graan’s side returned to winning ways in emphatic fashion.
# stonewall red
'No issues at all': Van der Flier unscathed after horror stamp and 20 tackles
The Leinster flanker’s head was trampled on by Connacht prop Dominic Robertson-McCoy.
# east beats west
Leinster flex their muscles in enthralling battle with Connacht
Tries from Garry Ringrose and Sean Cronin took the reigning champions out of sight in Galway.
# key battle
'It ups the ante': Henderson relishing showdown with Ireland team-mate Beirne
After sitting out Ulster’s trip to South Africa, the second row is raring to go again at Thomond Park this evening.
# Derby Day
'They rightly spanked us': Leinster vow to show attitude in defence to avert wild west shoot-out
Connacht v Leinster feels a little spicier than usual.
# pro14
Munster go in search of much-needed win, Ulster set eyes on rare Thomond raid
It’s still early days, but Johann van Graan’s side need to show huge improvements in their inter-pro clash this evening.
# needle
'I'm sure a lot of teams don't like us': Sexton ready for renewal of Connacht rivalry
The Leinster captain starts his third consecutive Pro14 game tomorrow evening.
# Inter-pro
Sean O'Brien back on Leinster bench as Heffernan captains Connacht
Johnny Sexton leads a Leinster line-up selected with revenge in mind.
# Red letter day
Friend intent on making Scarlets win the 'baseline' as Connacht prepare for Leinster backlash
While talk of ‘hatred’ emerges from Leinster, Connacht’s new coach says he wants to set new standards.
# inter-pro rivalry
'Our challenge is to make it really uncomfortable for Leinster to come to the Sportsground'
Andy Friend says talk of John Muldoon’s conversion ‘is history’, and his side are focusing on grasping their next opportunity.
# much ado about nothing
Connacht reject Healy's claim of disrespectful behaviour
The sides meet in Saturday’s Pro14 inter-pro at the Sportsground.
# Looking Forward
'We’re not getting too down on ourselves this early in the season'
Rory Scannell says Munster can’t look past Ulster this weekend as they look to steady the ship.
# Fit Again
Earls and Scannell return to Munster training ahead of Ulster's visit
However, hooker Rhys Marshall has been sidelined with a calf injury.
# Pride
'There's something special about the red jersey... Munster always meant a lot to me'
Laura Guest has gone from captaining Munster to inter-pro success to leading them as head coach.
# Decider
Leinster trust in defence for clash with Munster and their 10/12 playmaking duo
The Women’s Inter-provincial Series goes down to the wire in Donnybrook tomorrow night.
# finale
Leinster and Munster set up thrilling inter-pro decider in Donnybrook
Leinster have yet to concede a point in this year’s championship.
# Inter-pro
Connacht stun Leinster with late comeback at inaugural U18 festival
Munster joined the western province at the top of the table with a comfortable win over Ulster at UL.
# Inter-pro
Leinster's double dream is on, semi-final pain for Munster and more RDS talking points
Leo Cullen’s side booked their place in next weekend’s Pro14 final with a thrilling inter-pro win.
# Inter-pro
Munster's settled centre could hold the key in Pro14 semi
Fatigue may or may not be a factor for Leinster, but they will be without key personnel in their defensive setup.
# Inter-pro
Conan: European success will be 'tarnished' if Leinster don't complete historic double
The eastern province are straight back into it as they turn their attention to a Pro14 semi-final against Munster this weekend.
# mew ground
O'Mahony unwilling to sit back hoping history repeats on post-final Leinster
The Munster skipper is keen to measure up against the new champions when he makes his RDS bow.
# Inter-pro
Leinster bring RDS capacity closer to 19,000 with temporary seating for Munster clash
The Champions Cup finalists haven’t broken the 18,000-mark at the RDS yet this season, but the Pro14 semi-final is expected to be packed out.