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#Pro12

# pro12 - Sunday 7 May, 2017

'It's all on the line': Lam rues calamitous Connacht defence, but emphasis firmly on European play-off
# Season-defining
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# Season-defining

'It's all on the line': Lam rues calamitous Connacht defence, but emphasis firmly on European play-off

May 7th 2017, 9:44 AM 5,382 Views 9 Comments

“We have numbers, but we’re not connecting.”

# pro12 - Saturday 6 May, 2017

'They've been under a cloud of pressure': Rassie pleased for players after topping table
# The 1 Seed
From The42
# The 1 Seed

'They've been under a cloud of pressure': Rassie pleased for players after topping table

May 6th 2017, 9:07 PM 9,193 Views 3 Comments

The South African was also happy to see Conor Murray in ‘solid’ form on his return from injury.

Leinster left livid with their shortcomings as they slip up in Belfast
# BULLIED
From The42
# BULLIED

Leinster left livid with their shortcomings as they slip up in Belfast

May 6th 2017, 8:58 PM 16,330 Views 11 Comments

Leo Cullen was critical of his side after their 17-13 defeat an emotional Ulster.

Ulster give Pienaar a winning farewell as Leinster miss out on top spot
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

Ulster give Pienaar a winning farewell as Leinster miss out on top spot

May 6th 2017, 7:08 PM 9,877 Views 50 Comments

The South African made a classy assist for Andrew Trimble’s crucial try.

Connacht end with a whimper as 7-try Munster roar to Pro12 summit
# Table Toppers
From The42
# Table Toppers

Connacht end with a whimper as 7-try Munster roar to Pro12 summit

May 6th 2017, 7:07 PM 25,898 Views 28 Comments

Connacht’s defence could not hold up to a hungry Munster onslaught.

# pro12 - Friday 5 May, 2017

11 changes for Leinster as Pienaar starts his final game for Ulster
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

11 changes for Leinster as Pienaar starts his final game for Ulster

May 5th 2017, 12:15 PM 9,159 Views 17 Comments

Ulster host Leo Cullen’s side tomorrow on the final regular-season day of the Pro12.

Conor Murray back on the bench as Connacht end Pro12 reign in Munster
# Team-sheets
From The42
# Team-sheets

Conor Murray back on the bench as Connacht end Pro12 reign in Munster

May 5th 2017, 12:11 PM 7,135 Views 6 Comments

It’s the last round of the regular season tomorrow, but both teams have big matches to look forward to on 20 May.

Munster dominate Pro12 'Dream Team' with six selections
# First XV
From The42
# First XV

Munster dominate Pro12 'Dream Team' with six selections

May 5th 2017, 9:53 AM 11,088 Views 52 Comments

Leinster and Ulster received two picks apiece with Tiernan O’Halloran the sole representative from Connacht.

# pro12 - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Ulster won't risk Best and Henderson against Leinster, Olding set for surgery and 12 weeks out
# Pro12
From The42
# Pro12

Ulster won't risk Best and Henderson against Leinster, Olding set for surgery and 12 weeks out

May 4th 2017, 1:50 PM 4,430 Views 6 Comments

The hooker and lock have been nursing respective shoulder and elbow injuries in recent weeks.

# pro12 - Saturday 29 April, 2017

Ospreys fend off Ulster comeback and all but end their Pro12 dream
# Make Or Break
From The42
# Make Or Break

Ospreys fend off Ulster comeback and all but end their Pro12 dream

Apr 29th 2017, 5:46 PM 8,940 Views 24 Comments

It was make or break for the northern province, but Ospreys came out on top.

'It had a bit of everything' - Lights, lessons and another Leinster win
# Youth
From The42
# Youth

'It had a bit of everything' - Lights, lessons and another Leinster win

Apr 29th 2017, 7:00 AM 13,731 Views 3 Comments

Scrum-half Nick McCarthy was man of the match on his first start for Leinster last night.

# pro12 - Friday 28 April, 2017

'It's a place we'll never forget': Pat Lam reflects on his time with Connacht
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

'It's a place we'll never forget': Pat Lam reflects on his time with Connacht

Apr 28th 2017, 4:45 PM 5,692 Views 5 Comments

The Connacht head coach guided the province to Pro12 glory last year.

McCloskey starts as Ulster face make or break trip to Ospreys
# Suftum
From The42
# Suftum

McCloskey starts as Ulster face make or break trip to Ospreys

Apr 28th 2017, 12:07 PM 5,165 Views 10 Comments

Chris Henry and Jared Payne remain injured as the northern province attempt to snatch the fourth play-off place out of Ospreys’ claws.

10 changes to Munster side seeking home Pro12 semi as victorious 'A' players included
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

10 changes to Munster side seeking home Pro12 semi as victorious 'A' players included

Apr 28th 2017, 12:04 PM 8,661 Views 5 Comments

A win over Treviso tomorrow would guarantee that outcome.

# pro12 - Thursday 27 April, 2017

O'Halloran out to make Sportsground farewell a fond one for Lam and McPhillips
# Leaving Do
From The42
# Leaving Do

O'Halloran out to make Sportsground farewell a fond one for Lam and McPhillips

Apr 27th 2017, 6:20 AM 6,494 Views 8 Comments

The duo will turn their attention to the English second tier after one last European play-off push.

# pro12 - Saturday 15 April, 2017

JVDF to the fore as Leinster secure home Pro12 semi with bonus point win in Galway
# Party Poopers
From The42
# Party Poopers

JVDF to the fore as Leinster secure home Pro12 semi with bonus point win in Galway

Apr 15th 2017, 9:40 PM 30,095 Views 66 Comments

The eastern province scored five tries to ruin John Muldoon’s 300th cap party.

As it happened: Connacht v Leinster, Pro12 From The42
Live Apr 15th 2017, 6:32 PM

As it happened: Connacht v Leinster, Pro12

Munster's Conor Murray and Rory Scannell are 'big doubts' to face Saracens
# Concerns
From The42
# Concerns

Munster's Conor Murray and Rory Scannell are 'big doubts' to face Saracens

Apr 15th 2017, 6:26 PM 13,394 Views 24 Comments

Darren Sweetnam was another to pick up an injury in the win over Ulster.

Munster move top of Pro12 as Ulster miss prime chance to boost play-off hopes
# Derby
From The42
# Derby

Munster move top of Pro12 as Ulster miss prime chance to boost play-off hopes

Apr 15th 2017, 4:56 PM 14,220 Views 38 Comments

Tries from Keith Earls, Dave O’Callaghan and Angus Lloyd powered the southern province to victory.

As it happened: Munster v Ulster, Pro12 From The42
Live Apr 15th 2017, 2:00 PM

As it happened: Munster v Ulster, Pro12

More than Champions Cup warm-ups: There's a hell of a lot to play for in the Pro12 From The42

More than Champions Cup warm-ups: There's a hell of a lot to play for in the Pro12

Apr 15th 2017, 7:30 AM 5,740 Views 6 Comments

Today’s inter-pros aren’t going to be the most heated clashes ever, but they will have a big bearing on the season.

# pro12 - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

'This is last chance': Trimble intent on keeping Ulster's play-off hope alive in Thomond Park
# Suftum
From The42
# Suftum

'This is last chance': Trimble intent on keeping Ulster's play-off hope alive in Thomond Park

Apr 12th 2017, 1:27 PM 3,152 Views 3 Comments

With Saracens posing a potential distraction for Munster, Trimble’s side can keep the pressure on Scarlets and Ospreys with a rare win in Limerick.

Belfast win a turning point in Munster season, says Kilcoyne as return inter-pro looms
# Sliding Doors
From The42
# Sliding Doors

Belfast win a turning point in Munster season, says Kilcoyne as return inter-pro looms

Apr 12th 2017, 6:17 AM 5,297 Views 1 Comment

‘There is no point is saying that Saracens is not at the forefront of our minds,” admits the prop.

# pro12 - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Connacht rule out Loughney, McCartney and Ili until next season
# Cut Short
From The42
# Cut Short

Connacht rule out Loughney, McCartney and Ili until next season

Apr 11th 2017, 4:03 PM 4,474 Views 2 Comments

Surgery on arm and ankle injuries will keep the trio out of Pat Lam’s final games in charge.

# pro12 - Sunday 9 April, 2017

Ospreys defend controversial handling of Dan Biggar's head injury
# Statement
From The42
# Statement

Ospreys defend controversial handling of Dan Biggar's head injury

Apr 9th 2017, 5:47 PM 9,781 Views 11 Comments

The out-half sustained the injury during his side’s Pro12 meeting with Leinster yesterday.

# pro12 - Saturday 8 April, 2017

Munster show defensive mettle to to see off Glasgow in tough Pro12 clash
# SUAF
From The42
# SUAF

Munster show defensive mettle to to see off Glasgow in tough Pro12 clash

Apr 8th 2017, 9:40 PM 30,376 Views 64 Comments

Rassie’s side are seven points clear of third-placed Ospreys with just three matches remaining in the regular season.

Munster 10 Bleyendaal forced off early against Glasgow
# Tyler Trouble
From The42
# Tyler Trouble

Munster 10 Bleyendaal forced off early against Glasgow

Apr 8th 2017, 8:27 PM 14,028 Views 5 Comments

Rory Scannell took over at out-half after just eight minutes in Cork tonight.

Cronin power and brilliant Byrne drop-goal earn Leinster dramatic win
# The Bigg Miss
From The42
# The Bigg Miss

Cronin power and brilliant Byrne drop-goal earn Leinster dramatic win

Apr 8th 2017, 5:11 PM 15,584 Views 45 Comments

Dan Biggar had a late chance to win the game for Ospreys, but pushed his penalty attempt wide to let the league leaders off the hook.

# pro12 - Friday 7 April, 2017

Connacht withstand Edinburgh's late comeback to claim victory
# Strong Resistance
From The42
# Strong Resistance

Connacht withstand Edinburgh's late comeback to claim victory

Apr 7th 2017, 10:44 PM 16,444 Views 12 Comments

The province edged out their Scottish opponents at Myreside tonight.

Deysel injection for Munster, but Murray still missing for Glasgow clash
# Round 4
From The42
# Round 4

Deysel injection for Munster, but Murray still missing for Glasgow clash

Apr 7th 2017, 12:20 PM 11,633 Views 20 Comments

The Springbok will start in the back row of a much-changed Munster line-up.

Saracens on the horizon 'a little driver' for O'Donoghue as he takes aim at Glasgow
# Pro12
From The42
# Pro12

Saracens on the horizon 'a little driver' for O'Donoghue as he takes aim at Glasgow

Apr 7th 2017, 6:29 AM 6,113 Views 0 Comments

The powerful young back row ranks the win over Toulouse as a highlight of his career.

# pro12 - Thursday 6 April, 2017

Best and Trimble back in harness to help Ulster's play-off push
# Pro12
From The42
# Pro12

Best and Trimble back in harness to help Ulster's play-off push

Apr 6th 2017, 12:36 PM 5,825 Views 15 Comments

Ex-Leinster prospect Nick Timoney is in line to make his debut for the northern province when the Cardiff Blues visit.

# pro12 - Monday 3 April, 2017

Adam Byrne hamstrung for Ospreys, as Kearney undergoes surgery again
# Unstung Heroes
From The42
# Unstung Heroes

Adam Byrne hamstrung for Ospreys, as Kearney undergoes surgery again

Apr 3rd 2017, 1:16 PM 10,091 Views 7 Comments

The fullback has undergone an operation on his bicep.

# pro12 - Friday 31 March, 2017

Forwards coach Duffy vows that Connacht will keep up chase for Champions Cup spot
# Never Say Die
From The42
# Never Say Die

Forwards coach Duffy vows that Connacht will keep up chase for Champions Cup spot

Mar 31st 2017, 7:05 AM 2,983 Views 0 Comments

The western province are playing their game in hand away to Zebre this weekend and hope to at least earn a play-off before Pat Lam heads for Bristol.

# pro12 - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Premiership 'like Leinster v Munster every single week' -- Gopperth
# Once A Blue...
From The42
# Once A Blue...

Premiership 'like Leinster v Munster every single week' -- Gopperth

Mar 30th 2017, 7:23 AM 11,556 Views 20 Comments

The former Leinster 10 spoke about the merits of the Premiership, shifting in to 12 and defensive adaptations.

# pro12 - Monday 27 March, 2017

Treviso's shock win over title-chasing Ospreys, Munster hit 50 and all your weekend Pro12 highlights
# Icymi
From The42
# Icymi

Treviso's shock win over title-chasing Ospreys, Munster hit 50 and all your weekend Pro12 highlights

Mar 27th 2017, 5:36 PM 8,087 Views 1 Comment

Enjoy.

# pro12 - Saturday 25 March, 2017

Nacewa excited to operate with 'electric' Carbery in back three
# The Protégé
From The42
# The Protégé

Nacewa excited to operate with 'electric' Carbery in back three

Mar 25th 2017, 6:06 AM 5,773 Views 3 Comments

‘He’s a genuine threat every time he’s got the ball in his hands.’

# pro12 - Friday 24 March, 2017

Ulster keep Pro12 playoff chase on track with late win against Dragons
# Pro12
From The42
# Pro12

Ulster keep Pro12 playoff chase on track with late win against Dragons

Mar 24th 2017, 10:29 PM 6,589 Views 18 Comments

John Andrew’s late try sealed a hard-fought win for the Ulstermen.

Captain O'Mahony straight back into Munster XV for visit to Zebre
# Pom
From The42
# Pom

Captain O'Mahony straight back into Munster XV for visit to Zebre

Mar 24th 2017, 12:17 PM 10,395 Views 17 Comments

Rassie Erasmus has made five personnel changes for the clash in Italy.

Isa and JVDF back in Leinster line-up to tackle Blues
# Pro12
From The42
# Pro12

Isa and JVDF back in Leinster line-up to tackle Blues

Mar 24th 2017, 12:15 PM 7,131 Views 16 Comments

Fresh from international duty, Cian Healy, Dan Leavy and Luke McGrath all start.