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# interpro

This year
# Winner winner
Niamh Briggs' Munster retain interpro title and go back-to-back for first time since 2015
Deirbhile Nic a Bháird’s rampaging first-half try inspired a 50-24 win over Connacht, while Leinster were 43-0 winners over Ulster.
Last year
# interpro
'They have got to want it' - URC chief on Munster v Leinster derby in the USA
Martin Anayi confirmed that this season’s URC final will be hosted by the top-ranked side again.
All time
# Derby Day
'Munster will be frothing at the mouth waiting for us' - Leinster must move on
Leinster boss Leo Cullen feels ‘Munster have the advantage in many ways.’
# finale
Leinster and Munster set up thrilling inter-pro decider in Donnybrook
Leinster have yet to concede a point in this year’s championship.
# new year's day interpro
11 changes for Munster and a host of Ulster names return as they prepare for battle
The teams are in for Monday’s clash at Kingspan Stadium.
# interpro
Blue and red battle lines renewed, Leinster and Munster set for latest instalment in age-old rivalry
The fixture may have lost some of its edge in recent years, but a near sell-out crowd is expected at the Aviva Stadium later for the first interpro clash of the season.
# Tough Calls
Calf problem rules O'Brien out of interpro but Cullen happy with Leinster's back row balance
Ruddock, van der Flier and Conan will be running Leinster’s engine room tomorrow.
# Team news
Henshaw returns and Sexton to captain Leinster as Cullen names team for Munster
Six changes in total for the eastern province ahead of the Aviva Stadium showdown.
# Injury news
Saili in line to make first Munster appearance of season in Leinster showdown
The New Zealander has been sidelined since undergoing shoulder surgery in August.
# Sellout
Stephen's Day visit of Leinster to set new Thomond Park attendance record in Pro12
Munster have revealed 26,200 tickets have been sold for the top-of-the-table clash.
# Report
Leinster power past Connacht to move top of Pro12
Tries from wingers Adam Byrne and Barry Daly seals convincing win for Leo Cullen’s men.
# boys in blue
'It was great to see him out in blue at long last'
Leo Cullen was delighted to see Robbie Henshaw make his Leinster debut earlier.
# Analysis
Munster's mistakes, the Ringrose-Henshaw partnership and more talking points
It wasn’t the thrilling encounter we hoped for but this was another typically intense affair between the two provinces.
# Report
Nacewa's double hands Leinster the interpro bragging rights over abject Munster
Leo Cullen’s men emerge victorious from derby which failed to ignite.
# interpro
'It means a hell of a lot more than four or five points, it's such a special game'
Leo Cullen knows what’s on the line today, even if we’re still in the early stages of the season.
# Moving West
Connacht confirm signing of fullback Kelleher from Leinster
The 21-year-old prospect has signed a two-year deal with the western province.
Munster v Connacht, Guinness PRO12
Superb Aki try the icing on the cake for Connacht after incredible performance. The western province claim their first win in Thomond Park since 1986 and consolidate their lead at the top of the Pro12.
Nov 28th 2015, 7:10 PM FT: Munster 12 Connacht 18, Connacht stay top of table with first win in Thomond Park since 1986.
Nov 28th 2015, 7:06 PM What a try! Munster 12 Connacht 18, 78 mins
Nov 28th 2015, 6:02 PM HT: Munster 5 Connacht 10.
# Bragging Rights
Leinster make no excuses after Munster 'got what they deserved'
Captain Shane Jennings admitted that Munster simply ‘played better than us’ at Thomond Park.
# Derby
O'Mahony included on Munster bench as Leinster make three changes
The southern province’s captain returns sooner than anticipated, while Ian Madigan and Gordon D’Arcy continue as Leinster’s centres.
# interpro
Leinster's O'Connor says Ireland competition keeps Munster rivalry alive
The Australian head coach is looking forward to Ben Teo’s arrival from rugby league next week.
# Interview
Ulster confident of breaking down Leinster's door in quest for Pro12 success
Winger Tommy Bowe feels his team can beat Leinster at the RDS if they keep all 15 players on the pitch.
# Final Countdown
'Jesus, this could be the final couple of games' - Penney wants long Munster goodbye
The New Zealander has resigned himself to the fact that Glasgow have the second home semi-final spot wrapped up.
# Adam D'Arcy
'Payne can send a message to Schmidt by upstaging O'Driscoll at Ravenhill'
Adam D’Arcy believes tonight’s clash at Ravenhill may prove an appetiser for Ulster v Leinster Pro12 semi
# Match Report
Munster on verge of home semi final after bonus point win over Connacht
Robbie Henshaw and Eoin McKeon errors have been well and truly punished by their interprovincial rivals.
# column
David Wallace: 'Angry Munster will play with a massive chip on their shoulder'
The former Munster and Ireland flanker feels several players will have points to prove to Ireland coach Joe Schmidt.
# yesterday's heroes
From Bressie to Mossie: 15 Munster v Leinster blasts from the past
It’s not all Brian O’Driscoll sidesteps and clutch Ronan O’Gara penalties you know.
# column
Shane Byrne: 'Munster will be bloody hard to beat but I'm going with Leinster'
The former Leinster and Ireland hooker believes both coaches have shadow boxed in terms of selections.
# Interview
'When I arrived, the majority of the Ireland squad was Munster based' - Doug Howlett
The New Zealand rugby legend as much satisfaction from seeing Keith Earls in the Munster 14 jersey as he ever got from playing there himself.
# interpro
Ross on Munster rivalry: 'You fight more in a family than you do with strangers'
The Leinster prop is expecting a fierce encounter at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
# interpro
Leinster claim Interprovincial hurling title with win over Connacht
Ryan O’Dwyer got the game’s only goal.
# Pro12
Connacht targeting revenge after RDS heartbreak - Andrew Browne
The Galwegian flanker feels his team is capable of producing a similar performance to last season’s 34-6 home win over Leinster.
# wrecking ball
Ulster 'Bulldozer' Nick Williams backed to smash down Munster walls
Chris Henry believes the Kiwi No.8 can help drive his team to league and European success.
# column
Best mates Swift and McCarthy will be gunning for each other - Adrian Flavin
Connacht versus Leinster will be decided at the breakdown but keep an eye out for the battle of the heavy-hitters.
# next gen
JJ Hanrahan and Paddy Jackson set for Ravenhill showdown
The pair of 21-year-old outhalves are in line for interpro starts for Munster and Ulster respectively.
# Injury Update
Connacht hopeful Jake Heenan will be fit to face Leinster
Pat Lam will have to plan without Frank Murphy after the scrum-half was concussed against Munster.
# Fighting Talk
Pro12 is a better competition than Premiership and Top 14 – Eoin Reddan
The Leinster scrum-half has experience of playing in England for Wasps.
# interpro
Robbie Diack patrolling the blindside as new contract awaits Stephen Ferris
The Irish-qualified flanker says Ulster have taken last weekend’s defeat to Leinster on the chin.
# Pro12
'Below par' Leinster desperate to end 2013 on winning note
Head coach Matt O’Connor believes last season’s RDS loss to Ulster will have no bearing on today’s game.
# interpro
Leinster's Zane Kirchner on disappearing dreadlocks and toppling Ulster
The versatile South African back feels a win over Mark Anscombe’s men should get his team’s season on track.
# honest assessment
'We've got to learn, cop on and improve' declares Leinster's Jennings
The flanker did not hold back in his take on his team’s recent struggles to break opponents down and score tries.