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#Pro12

# pro12 - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Captain, leader, legend: John Muldoon signs on for a 15th season with Connacht
# King Of The West
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# King Of The West

Captain, leader, legend: John Muldoon signs on for a 15th season with Connacht

Jan 18th 2017, 12:39 PM 5,337 Views 19 Comments

“I have always said that I would like to continue playing if I had the physical fitness and mental hunger to do so.”

# pro12 - Saturday 7 January, 2017

Connacht hopeful Carty injury not as serious as first feared
# Fingers Crossed
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# Fingers Crossed

Connacht hopeful Carty injury not as serious as first feared

Jan 7th 2017, 5:02 PM 9,878 Views 17 Comments

The champions have had no luck this season.

Connacht injury problems grow as Ospreys profit from bright start
# Tough Going
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# Tough Going

Connacht injury problems grow as Ospreys profit from bright start

Jan 7th 2017, 3:40 PM 5,902 Views 9 Comments

Out-half Jack Carty and openside Jake Heenan were forced off during the first-half against the high-flying Ospreys.

# pro12 - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

O'Loughlin's fantastic finish and more Pro12 highlights to ease you back into normal life
# Wet Weekend
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# Wet Weekend

O'Loughlin's fantastic finish and more Pro12 highlights to ease you back into normal life

Jan 3rd 2017, 3:51 PM 5,720 Views 3 Comments

It’s gonna be a long month, but at least it’s a short week.

Ultan Dillane to miss start of Six Nations with ankle injury
# Lock Out
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# Lock Out

Ultan Dillane to miss start of Six Nations with ankle injury

Jan 3rd 2017, 2:43 PM 15,506 Views 11 Comments

The Kerry powerhouse is set to miss at least five weeks with an ankle injury.

Bealham still confident Connacht can go 'all the way' and retain title
# Pro12
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# Pro12

Bealham still confident Connacht can go 'all the way' and retain title

Jan 3rd 2017, 6:08 AM 5,470 Views 12 Comments

The western province will have to come from a long way back to challenge in May.

# pro12 - Monday 2 January, 2017

Joy on the face, but hard work at the heart of Rory O'Loughlin's rise
# Smiling Assassin
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# Smiling Assassin

Joy on the face, but hard work at the heart of Rory O'Loughlin's rise

Jan 2nd 2017, 3:32 PM 7,218 Views 5 Comments

The 22-year-old has had to ply his trade out of position, but is clearly enjoying his rugby.

“I think they've resolved it': Leinster expect Sexton back in action this Friday
# Fresh 10
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# Fresh 10

“I think they've resolved it': Leinster expect Sexton back in action this Friday

Jan 2nd 2017, 1:00 PM 7,921 Views 20 Comments

Poor Zebre won’t know what hit them.

'We definitely lacked composure': Leinster look for rhythm in final rounds of Champions Cup pool
# Rhythm And Blues
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# Rhythm And Blues

'We definitely lacked composure': Leinster look for rhythm in final rounds of Champions Cup pool

Jan 2nd 2017, 8:05 AM 4,934 Views 0 Comments

Leo Cullen will lose a chunk of his squad for the first half of this week.

Rassie ready for 'emotional week' as Munster turn thoughts back to Racing in Paris
# Axel
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# Axel

Rassie ready for 'emotional week' as Munster turn thoughts back to Racing in Paris

Jan 2nd 2017, 8:00 AM 15,982 Views 6 Comments

Anthony Foley is never far from Munster’s thoughts, and this week will provide more painful reminders.

'John Muldoon was injured all week and didn't train'
# Leader
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# Leader

'John Muldoon was injured all week and didn't train'

Jan 2nd 2017, 7:03 AM 7,610 Views 18 Comments

The Connacht captain played Munster after nursing a thigh injury all last week because his team were so light on numbers.

# pro12 - Sunday 1 January, 2017

'We were error-ridden, to tell you the truth' -- Les Kiss
# Northern Exposure
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# Northern Exposure

'We were error-ridden, to tell you the truth' -- Les Kiss

Jan 1st 2017, 7:57 AM 4,268 Views 4 Comments

Defensive lapses gave Ulster a mountain to climb at the RDS yesterday.

# pro12 - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Cullen laments a touch of rust and panic, but content with win over Ulster
# Pro12
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# Pro12

Cullen laments a touch of rust and panic, but content with win over Ulster

Dec 31st 2016, 6:31 PM 5,910 Views 5 Comments

The head coach felt players were a touch rusty in training after being given a pre-Christmas break.

O'Loughlin shines to beat Ulster, but Leinster leave bonus point behind
# NYE BLUE
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# NYE BLUE

O'Loughlin shines to beat Ulster, but Leinster leave bonus point behind

Dec 31st 2016, 4:54 PM 10,529 Views 27 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men led 22 – 0 for much of the second half, but were unable to claim a fourth try.

# pro12 - Friday 30 December, 2016

Munster make 11 changes for trip to Connacht as Saili makes first start of season
# Team News
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# Team News

Munster make 11 changes for trip to Connacht as Saili makes first start of season

Dec 30th 2016, 12:18 PM 11,644 Views 25 Comments

The Irish provinces meet in Galway tomorrow evening.

# pro12 - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Ireland's form means there's a lot to get excited about as rugby rolls into 2017
# Look Ahead
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# Look Ahead

Ireland's form means there's a lot to get excited about as rugby rolls into 2017

Dec 29th 2016, 1:00 PM 6,642 Views 10 Comments

Let’s all just agree to calm down about the Lions though, eh?

O'Loughlin hoping rivalry with Ringrose will inspire both players
# Competition
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# Competition

O'Loughlin hoping rivalry with Ringrose will inspire both players

Dec 29th 2016, 5:55 AM 7,115 Views 11 Comments

Rory O’Loughlin is keen to build on an impressive start to his debut season for Leinster.

# pro12 - Thursday 22 December, 2016

Aki admits he over-reacted to news of Pat Lam's Connacht departure
# Tweet Relief
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# Tweet Relief

Aki admits he over-reacted to news of Pat Lam's Connacht departure

Dec 22nd 2016, 6:30 AM 8,800 Views 6 Comments

The Connacht centre made his feelings clear on Twitter after hearing the news.

# pro12 - Monday 19 December, 2016

Trimble return boosts Ulster as they make 5-day turnaround from Clermont to Connacht
# Pro12
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# Pro12

Trimble return boosts Ulster as they make 5-day turnaround from Clermont to Connacht

Dec 19th 2016, 5:06 PM 4,193 Views 2 Comments

Kyle McCall, however, looks set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after a ‘significant hamstring injury’.

Leinster firmly in control of pool and can start the chase for home European quarter-final
# Driving Seat
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# Driving Seat

Leinster firmly in control of pool and can start the chase for home European quarter-final

Dec 19th 2016, 2:45 AM 6,938 Views 8 Comments

Leo Cullen has been forced to dig down into the depth chart, but his side are riding high in both competitions.

# pro12 - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

'You need money, we don’t have money to do that': Connacht look within squad during injury crisis
# Last Backs Standing
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# Last Backs Standing

'You need money, we don’t have money to do that': Connacht look within squad during injury crisis

Dec 14th 2016, 6:17 AM 8,913 Views 22 Comments

Jack Carty is the last 10 standing in Connacht, with his younger brother Luke the next in line.

# pro12 - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Leinster hope to have Sexton back in harness for Christmas inter-pros
# Hamstrung
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# Hamstrung

Leinster hope to have Sexton back in harness for Christmas inter-pros

Dec 8th 2016, 11:56 AM 4,148 Views 3 Comments

Head coach Leo Cullen well get a full report on Sexton’s progress in Santry tomorrow.

# pro12 - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Foley death forced Lam to think about family's future and leave Connacht behind
# Tending To The Flock
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# Tending To The Flock

Foley death forced Lam to think about family's future and leave Connacht behind

Dec 7th 2016, 4:03 PM 31,319 Views 29 Comments

The Samoan coach is looking forward to making more history in Bristol.

Connacht centre Ronaldson ruled out for over a month, will miss big European and inter-pro clashes
# See You Next Year
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# See You Next Year

Connacht centre Ronaldson ruled out for over a month, will miss big European and inter-pro clashes

Dec 7th 2016, 2:07 PM 2,947 Views 2 Comments

Matt Healy and Ronan Loughney are being reintegrated in training after suffering non-match inflicted injuries last week.

# pro12 - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

Six-month notice clause prompted Lam decision this week
# BRISTOL ROVER
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# BRISTOL ROVER

Six-month notice clause prompted Lam decision this week

Dec 6th 2016, 1:02 PM 12,515 Views 9 Comments

The Connacht boss is heading for Bristol next summer.

# pro12 - Monday 5 December, 2016

'Players were shocked and that's the truth,' admits Connacht chief Willie Ruane
# Out Of The West
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# Out Of The West

'Players were shocked and that's the truth,' admits Connacht chief Willie Ruane

Dec 5th 2016, 10:03 PM 13,251 Views 19 Comments

The province’s boss wished Lam well.

# pro12 - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Huge boost for Connacht ahead of Wasps clash as they ease past Treviso
# Pro12
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# Pro12

Huge boost for Connacht ahead of Wasps clash as they ease past Treviso

Dec 3rd 2016, 5:06 PM 10,303 Views 9 Comments

The Westerners were too strong for the Italian side, as they won 47-8.

# pro12 - Friday 2 December, 2016

Munster hold off Glasgow challenge to stay top of the Pro12
# For The Win
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# For The Win

Munster hold off Glasgow challenge to stay top of the Pro12

Dec 2nd 2016, 9:54 PM 28,204 Views 88 Comments

Munster have a one point advantage on the Ospreys with more Pro12 action coming tomorrow

Ulster boosted by Henry and McCloskey return for Cardiff trip
# Suftum
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# Suftum

Ulster boosted by Henry and McCloskey return for Cardiff trip

Dec 2nd 2016, 12:42 PM 6,064 Views 11 Comments

The weather forced the northern province to postpone last weekend’s meeting with Zebre and they are in bad need of a win.

Connacht hand Springbok Boshoff first start as Lam rings the changes for Treviso clash
# Team News
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# Team News

Connacht hand Springbok Boshoff first start as Lam rings the changes for Treviso clash

Dec 2nd 2016, 12:27 PM 6,585 Views 14 Comments

The western province take on the Italian side at the Sportsground tomorrow.

Joey Carbery at 10 as Leinster look to bounce back against Dragons
# Young Fresh And New
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# Young Fresh And New

Joey Carbery at 10 as Leinster look to bounce back against Dragons

Dec 2nd 2016, 12:18 PM 11,073 Views 20 Comments

The Athy man is the only international involved against Australia who will feature at the RDS tomorrow.

# pro12 - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

Surgery puts Griffin out until March, but Connacht welcome Matt Healy back
# Injection Of Pace
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# Injection Of Pace

Surgery puts Griffin out until March, but Connacht welcome Matt Healy back

Nov 29th 2016, 5:04 PM 6,510 Views 3 Comments

The western province won’t have their internationals back this week, but on the whole their injury problems are on the wane.

'I'd play for Terenure if I could': Cooney desperate for game-time after long lay-off
# Connacht
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# Connacht

'I'd play for Terenure if I could': Cooney desperate for game-time after long lay-off

Nov 29th 2016, 7:23 AM 10,180 Views 11 Comments

The scrum-half has returned from a shoulder injury suffered in the Grand Final and is hoping to get another run-out against Treviso.

'Dreams become reality': International success inspires provinces, says Erasmus
# Rising Tide
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# Rising Tide

'Dreams become reality': International success inspires provinces, says Erasmus

Nov 29th 2016, 6:23 AM 8,826 Views 5 Comments

‘If it’s good for us it must be great for Leinster because they have about 15 or 17 guys in the 22.’

'On the bench you have to know roles for all positions,' but no time for 9s to practice on the wing
# Half Measures
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# Half Measures

'On the bench you have to know roles for all positions,' but no time for 9s to practice on the wing

Nov 29th 2016, 12:05 AM 9,676 Views 10 Comments

Luke McGrath was impressed by the way Kieran Marmion adapted to an all new role on Saturday.

# pro12 - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Erasmus warns table toppers Munster: 'Now we are going into big games'
# Reaction
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# Reaction

Erasmus warns table toppers Munster: 'Now we are going into big games'

Nov 27th 2016, 12:50 PM 8,351 Views 7 Comments

A trip to Glasgow Warriors is next up for the southern province after a facile win over Treviso yesterday.

# pro12 - Saturday 26 November, 2016

'We made it difficult for ourselves': Cullen urges young Leinster side to get smart
# Pro12
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# Pro12

'We made it difficult for ourselves': Cullen urges young Leinster side to get smart

Nov 26th 2016, 4:33 PM 5,166 Views 1 Comment

‘When you play someone in the air you need to understand the consequences.’

Connacht quartet come through return unscathed, but Ronaldson may sit out next week
# Versatility
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# Versatility

Connacht quartet come through return unscathed, but Ronaldson may sit out next week

Nov 26th 2016, 4:02 PM 4,464 Views 2 Comments

Tiernan O’Halloran returned from Ireland camp just in time to replace the centre.

# pro12 - Friday 25 November, 2016

14-man Leinster rally late on to earn unlikely bonus point in thrilling encounter against Scarlets
# Try Try And Try Again
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# Try Try And Try Again

14-man Leinster rally late on to earn unlikely bonus point in thrilling encounter against Scarlets

Nov 25th 2016, 10:06 PM 15,197 Views 32 Comments

Barry Daly saw red as Leinster tasted defeat in Wales.

Connacht overcome Cardiff as Springbok Boshoff makes his debut
# Go West
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# Go West

Connacht overcome Cardiff as Springbok Boshoff makes his debut

Nov 25th 2016, 9:50 PM 11,346 Views 13 Comments

The western province got the winning feeling back in Galway tonight.