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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Pro12

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# Team news
Marmion returns as Connacht make 10 changes for Glasgow clash
The scrum-half is among the returning frontliners for the trip to Scotland.
# Pro12
Iain Henderson starts, Stu Olding 10 again for Ulster's Dragons trip
Paddy Jackson is among the replacements for Ulster despite not featuring against England.
Ronan O'Mahony wants 'to give Rassie a headache' and push for honours
The Garryowen club man has his sights set on Ireland’s summer tour in the US and Japan.
# Injuries
Dillane's season over as Connacht suffer Healy and Fox-Matamua blows
Pat Lam can at least welcome back Ireland international Kieran Marmion this week.
# Northern Exposure
'Southern hemisphere people think it's a kick-fest and we play in the mud'
Hayden Triggs is reveling in a confident Leinster side hoping to pick up exactly where they left off in the Pr012.
# Appointed
Coaching merry-go-round sees Clarke take charge of Ospreys forwards
The former Ireland international will replace Jono Gibbes’ brother Chris at the Welsh region.
# Isa Isa Isa
Leinster hope to have Cronin and Nacewa back fit this weekend
The province say that Jamie Heaslip will see a specialist about a lower back issue this week.
# knee to know
Kiss shows 'concern' over Coetzee's knee after early exit against Zebre
The Springbok back row has been sidelined for most of the last year with a knee injury.
# Man Down
Bittersweet victory for Ulster as Marcell Coetzee is forced off through injury
The Springbok back-rowleft the field early on, as Ulster scored 10 tries against Zebre.
# Pro12
Olding switches to out-half as Ulster target playoff push against Zebre
Les Kiss’s side can move into the top four with a win on Saturday evening.
# Ch ch ch ch changes!
Pro12 intermission brings a different challenge for Cullen after perfect four-game block
They’ve completed a 100% return from the last block, but things will change as they hit the business end of the season.
# Danger Men
Cullen praises double Byrne threat and Leinster ability to 'out-last' Scarlets
The head coach feels his side’s endurance has been the key to their string of bonus point wins.
# byrne baby byrne
Leinster get their kicks with 26 points in 20 clinical second half minutes against Scarlets
Luke McGrath and Joey Carbery both scored twice as Leinster ran in seven against the Welsh outfit.
# Pro12
Scannell takes over 10 slot to spark Munster win in Cardiff
The centre took playmaking duties and helped his side to an impressive comeback win.
# uphill finish
'Hopefully we haven’t left our run too late': Lam ready for three crucial trips in Connacht's season
After four wins on the bounce, the champions travel to Glasgow, Zebre and Edinburgh.
# Pro12
Ospreys reclaim top spot as their Welsh rivals face Leinster and Munster
Wales out-half Sam Davies did his hopes of earning more international action no harm last night.
# Red Alert
Leinster wary of 'on the edge' Scarlets breakdown threat as they bid to re-take summit
Leinster product Tadhg Beirne will be hoping to give his new club the upper hand at the RDS tonight.
# Influence
Fardy can add value on and off the field for Leinster -- Cullen
The head coach hopes the veteran Wallaby can help to develop the young talent coming off Leinster’s conveyor belt.
# Out of pocket
Carbery's versatility 'a great strength' says Cullen as Byrne left at the wheel for Leinster
Leo Cullen has two exceptional 21-year-old out-halves at his disposal.
# starting XV
5 changes to Munster team after Scarlets defeat as they get set for trip to face Cardiff
Rassie Erasmus has shuffled his side for tomorrow’s game.
# First XV
Carbery continues at fullback as Cullen tweaks three for visit of Scarlets
Luke McGrath, Dan Leavy and Jack Conan have also been cleared to play despite being in Joe Schmidt’s Ireland squad.
# Fardy party
Leinster confirm signing of 32-year-old Wallaby Scott Fardy from the Brumbies
Leo Cullen says the imposing forward will be used primarily as a second row.
# Jacko
New contract keeps Paddy Jackson with Ulster until 2019
The deal is not a central IRFU contract and will expire before the next World Cup.
# Hamstrung
Connacht rule wing Cian Kelleher out until 'latter part of the season'
Meanwhile, Nepia Fox Matamua will discover the extent of his knee injury this week.
# Waiting Game
Slow progress for Connacht in search for new home
“Sometimes the timelines that we would like to move on aren’t matching timelines of others,” says CEO Willie Ruane.
# Due South
Glasgow Warriors lose adopted Scot Strauss to Sale Sharks
‘I signed for Glasgow and needed to sign for a second term in order to qualify to play for the national side.’
# Pro12
O'Halloran celebrates birthday with bonus point try in Treviso
Craig Ronaldson was at the heart of everything for Pat Lam’s men in Italy.
# Fun in the sun
Payne returns as Olding and Stockdale provide badly needed spark for Ulster away to Zebre
The northern province never looked in danger of losing in Italy, but were unable to burn off the league’s bottom side.
# Comeback
Bundee Aki returns while Healy sits out Connacht's clash with Treviso
Matt Healy picked up a minor hip issue this week.
# progression
Georgia Rugby intent on pressing ahead with Pro12 or Super Rugby inclusion
The Union confirmed the move in a statement to The42 today.
# beck and ball
Saili cited for alleged dangerous tackle in Munster's win over Ospreys
The All Black will face a disciplinary committee on Wednesday.
# Highlights
The late, late try that sent Munster back to the top of the Pro12 table
Late Kilcoyne try snatches 25-23 win against Ospreys.
# suftum
Five-star Ulster leapfrog Glasgow and close the gap on Pro12 leaders
Les Kiss’s side ran out convincing winners at Kingspan Stadium this afternoon.
# In The Mix
Gilroy gets chance to stake Ireland claim in Ulster's Pro12 clash with Glasgow
Les Kiss makes eight changes for Saturday’s Ravenhill meeting.
# demolition job
Kearney marks injury return with two tries as Leinster steamroll Treviso
Leo Cullen’s men ran in six tries in Italy.
# Relief
Ulster earn much-needed win after surviving late Edinburgh comeback
The northern province ended a four-game losing streak tonight.
# Pro12
Rassie and Munster top of the table, but far from happy
‘We got lucky at the end,’ said the South African after another hard grind.
# red hot form
Bleyendaal the difference as Munster grind out another win
The out-half kicked a penalty, a conversion and assisted the game’s only try as Munster moved top of the table.
# Missing link
Ian Keatley has answered Ireland's call while Sexton training limited
The Munster out-half has been training with Ireland as Joey Carbery remains unavailable and Jonathan Sexton returns to fitness.
# raft of contracts
JJ's back! Munster confirm Hanrahan, Farrell and Hart signings
However, Tomás O’Leary will not be returning to his native province after his spell in Montpellier.