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#Pro12

# pro12 - Friday 24 March, 2017

Marmion returns as Connacht make 10 changes for Glasgow clash
# Team News
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# Team News

Marmion returns as Connacht make 10 changes for Glasgow clash

Mar 24th 2017, 12:06 PM 5,772 Views 16 Comments

The scrum-half is among the returning frontliners for the trip to Scotland.

# pro12 - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Iain Henderson starts, Stu Olding 10 again for Ulster's Dragons trip
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# Pro12

Iain Henderson starts, Stu Olding 10 again for Ulster's Dragons trip

Mar 23rd 2017, 12:14 PM 6,277 Views 15 Comments

Paddy Jackson is among the replacements for Ulster despite not featuring against England.

# pro12 - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Ronan O'Mahony wants 'to give Rassie a headache' and push for honours
# SUAF
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# SUAF

Ronan O'Mahony wants 'to give Rassie a headache' and push for honours

Mar 22nd 2017, 8:21 AM 7,335 Views 8 Comments

The Garryowen club man has his sights set on Ireland’s summer tour in the US and Japan.

# pro12 - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Dillane's season over as Connacht suffer Healy and Fox-Matamua blows
# Injuries
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# Injuries

Dillane's season over as Connacht suffer Healy and Fox-Matamua blows

Mar 21st 2017, 2:00 PM 7,551 Views 8 Comments

Pat Lam can at least welcome back Ireland international Kieran Marmion this week.

# pro12 - Monday 20 March, 2017

'Southern hemisphere people think it's a kick-fest and we play in the mud'
# Northern Exposure
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# Northern Exposure

'Southern hemisphere people think it's a kick-fest and we play in the mud'

Mar 20th 2017, 5:22 PM 11,756 Views 4 Comments

Hayden Triggs is reveling in a confident Leinster side hoping to pick up exactly where they left off in the Pr012.

Coaching merry-go-round sees Clarke take charge of Ospreys forwards
# Appointed
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# Appointed

Coaching merry-go-round sees Clarke take charge of Ospreys forwards

Mar 20th 2017, 2:10 PM 6,727 Views 0 Comments

The former Ireland international will replace Jono Gibbes’ brother Chris at the Welsh region.

Leinster hope to have Cronin and Nacewa back fit this weekend
# Isa Isa Isa
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# Isa Isa Isa

Leinster hope to have Cronin and Nacewa back fit this weekend

Mar 20th 2017, 1:11 PM 4,907 Views 7 Comments

The province say that Jamie Heaslip will see a specialist about a lower back issue this week.

# pro12 - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Kiss shows 'concern' over Coetzee's knee after early exit against Zebre
# Knee To Know
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# Knee To Know

Kiss shows 'concern' over Coetzee's knee after early exit against Zebre

Mar 11th 2017, 9:27 PM 7,330 Views 2 Comments

The Springbok back row has been sidelined for most of the last year with a knee injury.

Bittersweet victory for Ulster as Marcell Coetzee is forced off through injury
# Man Down
From The42
# Man Down

Bittersweet victory for Ulster as Marcell Coetzee is forced off through injury

Mar 11th 2017, 8:29 PM 7,856 Views 9 Comments

The Springbok back-rowleft the field early on, as Ulster scored 10 tries against Zebre.

# pro12 - Friday 10 March, 2017

Olding switches to out-half as Ulster target playoff push against Zebre
# Pro12
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# Pro12

Olding switches to out-half as Ulster target playoff push against Zebre

Mar 10th 2017, 12:49 PM 5,704 Views 18 Comments

Les Kiss’s side can move into the top four with a win on Saturday evening.

# pro12 - Monday 6 March, 2017

Pro12 intermission brings a different challenge for Cullen after perfect four-game block
# Ch Ch Ch Ch Changes!
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# Ch Ch Ch Ch Changes!

Pro12 intermission brings a different challenge for Cullen after perfect four-game block

Mar 6th 2017, 6:30 AM 5,932 Views 3 Comments

They’ve completed a 100% return from the last block, but things will change as they hit the business end of the season.

# pro12 - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Cullen praises double Byrne threat and Leinster ability to 'out-last' Scarlets
# Danger Men
From The42
# Danger Men

Cullen praises double Byrne threat and Leinster ability to 'out-last' Scarlets

Mar 5th 2017, 12:09 AM 10,522 Views 26 Comments

The head coach feels his side’s endurance has been the key to their string of bonus point wins.

# pro12 - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Leinster get their kicks with 26 points in 20 clinical second half minutes against Scarlets
# Byrne Baby Byrne
From The42
# Byrne Baby Byrne

Leinster get their kicks with 26 points in 20 clinical second half minutes against Scarlets

Mar 4th 2017, 9:36 PM 11,597 Views 42 Comments

Luke McGrath and Joey Carbery both scored twice as Leinster ran in seven against the Welsh outfit.

Scannell takes over 10 slot to spark Munster win in Cardiff
# Pro12
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# Pro12

Scannell takes over 10 slot to spark Munster win in Cardiff

Mar 4th 2017, 7:40 PM 15,191 Views 39 Comments

The centre took playmaking duties and helped his side to an impressive comeback win.

'Hopefully we haven’t left our run too late': Lam ready for three crucial trips in Connacht's season
# Uphill Finish
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# Uphill Finish

'Hopefully we haven’t left our run too late': Lam ready for three crucial trips in Connacht's season

Mar 4th 2017, 1:45 PM 6,160 Views 6 Comments

After four wins on the bounce, the champions travel to Glasgow, Zebre and Edinburgh.

Ospreys reclaim top spot as their Welsh rivals face Leinster and Munster
# Pro12
From The42
# Pro12

Ospreys reclaim top spot as their Welsh rivals face Leinster and Munster

Mar 4th 2017, 10:26 AM 4,672 Views 0 Comments

Wales out-half Sam Davies did his hopes of earning more international action no harm last night.

Leinster wary of 'on the edge' Scarlets breakdown threat as they bid to re-take summit
# Red Alert
From The42
# Red Alert

Leinster wary of 'on the edge' Scarlets breakdown threat as they bid to re-take summit

Mar 4th 2017, 7:00 AM 3,928 Views 2 Comments

Leinster product Tadhg Beirne will be hoping to give his new club the upper hand at the RDS tonight.

# pro12 - Friday 3 March, 2017

Fardy can add value on and off the field for Leinster -- Cullen
# Influence
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# Influence

Fardy can add value on and off the field for Leinster -- Cullen

Mar 3rd 2017, 3:57 PM 5,241 Views 8 Comments

The head coach hopes the veteran Wallaby can help to develop the young talent coming off Leinster’s conveyor belt.

Carbery's versatility 'a great strength' says Cullen as Byrne left at the wheel for Leinster
# Out Of Pocket
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# Out Of Pocket

Carbery's versatility 'a great strength' says Cullen as Byrne left at the wheel for Leinster

Mar 3rd 2017, 2:44 PM 6,171 Views 13 Comments

Leo Cullen has two exceptional 21-year-old out-halves at his disposal.

5 changes to Munster team after Scarlets defeat as they get set for trip to face Cardiff
# Starting XV
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# Starting XV

5 changes to Munster team after Scarlets defeat as they get set for trip to face Cardiff

Mar 3rd 2017, 12:57 PM 12,775 Views 10 Comments

Rassie Erasmus has shuffled his side for tomorrow’s game.

Carbery continues at fullback as Cullen tweaks three for visit of Scarlets
# First XV
From The42
# First XV

Carbery continues at fullback as Cullen tweaks three for visit of Scarlets

Mar 3rd 2017, 12:25 PM 8,113 Views 25 Comments

Luke McGrath, Dan Leavy and Jack Conan have also been cleared to play despite being in Joe Schmidt’s Ireland squad.

Leinster confirm signing of 32-year-old Wallaby Scott Fardy from the Brumbies
# Fardy Party
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# Fardy Party

Leinster confirm signing of 32-year-old Wallaby Scott Fardy from the Brumbies

Mar 3rd 2017, 10:25 AM 5,729 Views 44 Comments

Leo Cullen says the imposing forward will be used primarily as a second row.

# pro12 - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

New contract keeps Paddy Jackson with Ulster until 2019
# Jacko
From The42
# Jacko

New contract keeps Paddy Jackson with Ulster until 2019

Mar 1st 2017, 3:47 PM 6,357 Views 17 Comments

The deal is not a central IRFU contract and will expire before the next World Cup.

Connacht rule wing Cian Kelleher out until 'latter part of the season'
# Hamstrung
From The42
# Hamstrung

Connacht rule wing Cian Kelleher out until 'latter part of the season'

Mar 1st 2017, 2:25 PM 4,643 Views 6 Comments

Meanwhile, Nepia Fox Matamua will discover the extent of his knee injury this week.

Slow progress for Connacht in search for new home
# Waiting Game
From The42
# Waiting Game

Slow progress for Connacht in search for new home

Mar 1st 2017, 6:00 AM 11,783 Views 31 Comments

“Sometimes the timelines that we would like to move on aren’t matching timelines of others,” says CEO Willie Ruane.

# pro12 - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Glasgow Warriors lose adopted Scot Strauss to Sale Sharks
# Due South
From The42
# Due South

Glasgow Warriors lose adopted Scot Strauss to Sale Sharks

Feb 28th 2017, 8:06 AM 9,708 Views 15 Comments

‘I signed for Glasgow and needed to sign for a second term in order to qualify to play for the national side.’

# pro12 - Sunday 26 February, 2017

O'Halloran celebrates birthday with bonus point try in Treviso
# Pro12
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# Pro12

O'Halloran celebrates birthday with bonus point try in Treviso

Feb 26th 2017, 2:35 PM 9,481 Views 9 Comments

Craig Ronaldson was at the heart of everything for Pat Lam’s men in Italy.

Payne returns as Olding and Stockdale provide badly needed spark for Ulster away to Zebre
# Fun In The Sun
From The42
# Fun In The Sun

Payne returns as Olding and Stockdale provide badly needed spark for Ulster away to Zebre

Feb 26th 2017, 2:24 PM 6,737 Views 5 Comments

The northern province never looked in danger of losing in Italy, but were unable to burn off the league’s bottom side.

# pro12 - Friday 24 February, 2017

Bundee Aki returns while Healy sits out Connacht's clash with Treviso
# Comeback
From The42
# Comeback

Bundee Aki returns while Healy sits out Connacht's clash with Treviso

Feb 24th 2017, 12:35 PM 4,829 Views 8 Comments

Matt Healy picked up a minor hip issue this week.

# pro12 - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Georgia Rugby intent on pressing ahead with Pro12 or Super Rugby inclusion
# Progression
From The42
# Progression

Georgia Rugby intent on pressing ahead with Pro12 or Super Rugby inclusion

Feb 22nd 2017, 2:59 PM 9,753 Views 23 Comments

The Union confirmed the move in a statement to The42 today.

# pro12 - Monday 20 February, 2017

Saili cited for alleged dangerous tackle in Munster's win over Ospreys
# Beck And Ball
From The42
# Beck And Ball

Saili cited for alleged dangerous tackle in Munster's win over Ospreys

Feb 20th 2017, 7:02 PM 12,478 Views 11 Comments

The All Black will face a disciplinary committee on Wednesday.

# pro12 - Sunday 19 February, 2017

The late, late try that sent Munster back to the top of the Pro12 table
# Highlights
From The42
# Highlights

The late, late try that sent Munster back to the top of the Pro12 table

Feb 19th 2017, 12:44 PM 12,117 Views 27 Comments

Late Kilcoyne try snatches 25-23 win against Ospreys.

# pro12 - Saturday 18 February, 2017

Five-star Ulster leapfrog Glasgow and close the gap on Pro12 leaders
# Suftum
From The42
# Suftum

Five-star Ulster leapfrog Glasgow and close the gap on Pro12 leaders

Feb 18th 2017, 5:38 PM 8,684 Views 17 Comments

Les Kiss’s side ran out convincing winners at Kingspan Stadium this afternoon.

# pro12 - Friday 17 February, 2017

Gilroy gets chance to stake Ireland claim in Ulster's Pro12 clash with Glasgow
# In The Mix
From The42
# In The Mix

Gilroy gets chance to stake Ireland claim in Ulster's Pro12 clash with Glasgow

Feb 17th 2017, 12:57 PM 4,566 Views 16 Comments

Les Kiss makes eight changes for Saturday’s Ravenhill meeting.

# pro12 - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Kearney marks injury return with two tries as Leinster steamroll Treviso
# Demolition Job
From The42
# Demolition Job

Kearney marks injury return with two tries as Leinster steamroll Treviso

Feb 12th 2017, 2:31 PM 10,380 Views 21 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men ran in six tries in Italy.

# pro12 - Friday 10 February, 2017

Ulster earn much-needed win after surviving late Edinburgh comeback
# Relief
From The42
# Relief

Ulster earn much-needed win after surviving late Edinburgh comeback

Feb 10th 2017, 9:53 PM 5,888 Views 7 Comments

The northern province ended a four-game losing streak tonight.

# pro12 - Saturday 4 February, 2017

Rassie and Munster top of the table, but far from happy
# Pro12
From The42
# Pro12

Rassie and Munster top of the table, but far from happy

Feb 4th 2017, 11:23 AM 7,104 Views 6 Comments

‘We got lucky at the end,’ said the South African after another hard grind.

# pro12 - Friday 3 February, 2017

Bleyendaal the difference as Munster grind out another win
# Red Hot Form
From The42
# Red Hot Form

Bleyendaal the difference as Munster grind out another win

Feb 3rd 2017, 9:43 PM 15,641 Views 39 Comments

The out-half kicked a penalty, a conversion and assisted the game’s only try as Munster moved top of the table.

# pro12 - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Ian Keatley has answered Ireland's call while Sexton training limited
# Missing Link
From The42
# Missing Link

Ian Keatley has answered Ireland's call while Sexton training limited

Jan 31st 2017, 1:05 AM 13,256 Views 7 Comments

The Munster out-half has been training with Ireland as Joey Carbery remains unavailable and Jonathan Sexton returns to fitness.

# pro12 - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

JJ's back! Munster confirm Hanrahan, Farrell and Hart signings
# Raft Of Contracts
From The42
# Raft Of Contracts

JJ's back! Munster confirm Hanrahan, Farrell and Hart signings

Jan 24th 2017, 3:37 PM 33,522 Views 80 Comments

However, Tomás O’Leary will not be returning to his native province after his spell in Montpellier.