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# pro-12 - Thursday 23 February, 2017

From The42 First Leinster fullback start for Carbery while McFadden and Ruddock return for Pro12 clash Starting XV

First Leinster fullback start for Carbery while McFadden and Ruddock return for Pro12 clash

Leinster head to Rodney Parade tomorrow night.

# pro-12 - Saturday 18 February, 2017

From The42 Late try the difference as Munster pull off big result to return to top of Pro12 table Table Toppers

Late try the difference as Munster pull off big result to return to top of Pro12 table

They edged past Ospreys in the dying minutes of play.

# pro-12 - Friday 6 January, 2017

From The42 Ulster suffer setback in the Guinness Pro12 following loss to Scarlets Pro 12

Ulster suffer setback in the Guinness Pro12 following loss to Scarlets

Jacob Stockdale crossed the whitewash for Ulster.

# pro-12 - Friday 30 December, 2016

From The42 Injury-ravaged Connacht make 4 changes ahead of meeting with table toppers Munster Headache

Injury-ravaged Connacht make 4 changes ahead of meeting with table toppers Munster

The western province will be looking for an improved performance after losing to Ulster last weekend.

From The42 Conan vows to come back stronger after injury setbacks with one eye on Ireland call Bouncing Back

Conan vows to come back stronger after injury setbacks with one eye on Ireland call

The number eight says he feels better physically and mentally after his time on the sidelines.

# pro-12 - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

From The42 Sexton in contention for Leinster's showdown with Ulster Update

Sexton in contention for Leinster's showdown with Ulster

The Irish provinces meet on Saturday.

# pro-12 - Saturday 24 December, 2016

From The42 Simon Zebo still playing with the style that comes naturally to him Interview

Simon Zebo still playing with the style that comes naturally to him

Simon Zebo has a look back at 2016 and talks more rap videos with Paddy Jackson.

# pro-12 - Saturday 3 December, 2016

From The42 Cullen willing to work with all parties to ensure Sexton returns in 'best possible shape' Protection

Cullen willing to work with all parties to ensure Sexton returns in 'best possible shape'

The eastern province face the Dragons at the RDS tonight without their first-choice out-half.

# pro-12 - Monday 9 May, 2016

From The42 'I'd like to be coaching here in 20 years' time' - Foley Forward Thinking

'I'd like to be coaching here in 20 years' time' - Foley

The Munster head coach wants to remain working at the province alongside incoming director of rugby Johan Erasmus.

# pro-12 - Friday 19 February, 2016

From The42 Conan back from injury and Kearney handed debut as Leinster make 8 changes for Cardiff trip Pro 12

Conan back from injury and Kearney handed debut as Leinster make 8 changes for Cardiff trip

All change for Leo Cullen’s men from the side that thrashed Zebre last weekend.

# pro-12 - Saturday 9 May, 2015

From The42 Leinster players disappointed with their 'rollercoaster' season Work To Be Done

Leinster players disappointed with their 'rollercoaster' season

Jamie Heaslip spoke after yesterday’s win about being disappointed with the season but being glad to have Champions Cup qualification sorted.

# pro-12 - Friday 10 April, 2015

From The42 Leaders Glasgow ease past Cardiff as Ospreys collect bonus-point win Pro 12

Leaders Glasgow ease past Cardiff as Ospreys collect bonus-point win

Leaders Glasgow Warriors beat Cardiff Blues 36-17 in the Pro12, while Ospreys were 33-13 winners at Benetton Treviso.

# pro-12 - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

From The42 'I need to work harder than everyone else' - Ulster's Franco van der Merwe Lock

'I need to work harder than everyone else' - Ulster's Franco van der Merwe

The South African second row has been tasked with replacing Johann Muller this season.

# pro-12 - Thursday 13 March, 2014

From The42 Stephen Ferris back on the bench for Ulster after injury layoff since November 2012 Return

Stephen Ferris back on the bench for Ulster after injury layoff since November 2012

Great news for the Ireland international.

# pro-12 - Monday 27 January, 2014

From The42 Silverware the only way to increase Munster contingent in Ireland squad -- Coughlan Overlooked

Silverware the only way to increase Munster contingent in Ireland squad -- Coughlan

The uncapped number eight will lead the charge into Munster’s springtime Pro12 campaign.

# pro-12 - Thursday 3 January, 2013

From The42 Opinion: Connacht need Dan Parks back in form to end losing skid Slump

Opinion: Connacht need Dan Parks back in form to end losing skid

The Scottish international’s kicking stats have dropped to 50% during a run of three successive defeats.

# pro-12 - Saturday 29 December, 2012

From The42 Inter-pro: 3 key battles to decide Leinster v Connacht Pro 12

Inter-pro: 3 key battles to decide Leinster v Connacht

Joe Schmidt’s men will be keen to avenge a 34-6 defeat earlier in the season and end a losing run.

# pro-12 - Sunday 9 December, 2012

From The42 As it happened: Clermont Auvergne v Leinster, Heineken Cup 51 Unbeaten This post contains videos

As it happened: Clermont Auvergne v Leinster, Heineken Cup

Joe Schmidt’s side were aiming to beat the unbeatables at the Stade Marcel Michelin this afternoon.

# pro-12 - Saturday 15 September, 2012

From The42 Ulster looking serious title contenders but reasons for Munster optimism Pro 12

Ulster looking serious title contenders but reasons for Munster optimism

Rob Penney’s men had plenty of time to reflect on the missed drop goal chances on the long bus ride home.

# pro-12 - Friday 14 September, 2012

From The42 Mark Anscombe: You've got to be satisfied when you beat a side like Munster Winning Habit

Mark Anscombe: You've got to be satisfied when you beat a side like Munster

The Kiwi coach says the imminent return of the likes of Tommy Bowe and Chris Henry will make next week’s team selection very tough.

# pro-12 - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

From The42 Rory Best: We need to develop that ruthless Leinster mentality Better

Rory Best: We need to develop that ruthless Leinster mentality

The Ulster and Ireland hooker talks about the upcoming season, Irish rugby and finding more ‘freaks’ like Stephen Ferris.

From The42 Penney set to choose Howlett ahead of O'Connell as new Munster captain Changeover

Penney set to choose Howlett ahead of O'Connell as new Munster captain

It has been reported that the second-row will give up his armband to the former All Black ahead of the new rugby season.

# pro-12 - Monday 30 July, 2012

From The42 Don't sell the silverware: Ospreys avoid winding up order Taxing Times

Don't sell the silverware: Ospreys avoid winding up order

The RaboDirect Pro12 champions have come to an agreement with revenue officials in the United Kingdom.

# pro-12 - Monday 4 June, 2012

From The42 Mike Ross an injury doubt for Ireland's First Test against All Blacks Banana Skin

Mike Ross an injury doubt for Ireland's First Test against All Blacks

The tighthead prop’s injured hamstring may prevent him from lining up against New Zealand on Saturday.

# pro-12 - Friday 11 May, 2012

From The42 RaboDirect Pro12 semi-final preview: Ospreys v Munster Last Four

RaboDirect Pro12 semi-final preview: Ospreys v Munster

“We seem to have a knack of beating Munster,” says Ospreys coach Steve Tandy ahead of this evening’s knock-out clash.

# pro-12 - Saturday 21 April, 2012

From The42 "He understands the Munster way": Simon Easterby backs Axel for top job Munster Made

"He understands the Munster way": Simon Easterby backs Axel for top job

The former Ireland international will pit his forwards coaching wits against Anthony Foley this weekend as the Reds face Scarlets.

# pro-12 - Friday 20 April, 2012

From The42 Gimme Samoa: Connacht fans ready to wave off Ray while Munster say hello to David Ray

Gimme Samoa: Connacht fans ready to wave off Ray while Munster say hello to David

There is a new loose-head in town for Munster but Connacht will bid a Sportsground farewell to their two favourite Samoans.

# pro-12 - Saturday 14 April, 2012

From The42 As it happened: Connacht vs. Ulster, RaboDirect PRO 12 Minute-by-Minute This post contains videos

As it happened: Connacht vs. Ulster, RaboDirect PRO 12

Could Brian McLaughlin’s men keep the away fires burning to steal into a Top 4 spot or would the Westerners add another impressive scalp to their collection? We went minute-by-minute to find out.

# pro-12 - Saturday 7 April, 2012

From The42 As it happened: Edinburgh v Toulouse. Heineken Cup Liveblog

As it happened: Edinburgh v Toulouse. Heineken Cup

We went minute-by-minute as Edinburgh bid to upset the mighty Toulouse and become the first ever Scottish team in the Heineken Cup’s final four.

# pro-12 - Friday 6 April, 2012

From The42 'It could be pretty horrific' - Welsh pundits back Leinster to beat Cardiff No Quarter

'It could be pretty horrific' - Welsh pundits back Leinster to beat Cardiff

Injuries and suspensions have lead to scribes in Wales predicting a difficult encounter for Blues

# pro-12 - Saturday 31 March, 2012

From The42 Who’s the boss? Leinster seek to assert themselves on unwelcome territory Go Time

Who’s the boss? Leinster seek to assert themselves on unwelcome territory

Time to lace up the business boots for Brian O’Driscoll, Keith Earls & co – It’s business time.

# pro-12 - Thursday 1 March, 2012

From The42 Team news: Luke Fitzgerald back in the fold for Leinster Let's Rabo

Team news: Luke Fitzgerald back in the fold for Leinster

Three of Ireland’s provinces are in Rabo Pro12 action tomorrow night and Luke Fitzgerald will make a return from injury.