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#Pro12

# pro12 - Friday 25 November, 2016

Too cold for comfort: Ulster's home clash with Zebre postponed due to frozen pitch
# Raven-chill
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# Raven-chill

Too cold for comfort: Ulster's home clash with Zebre postponed due to frozen pitch

Nov 25th 2016, 6:34 PM 9,070 Views 27 Comments

If you’re on your way to Kingspan Stadium, turn back.

# pro12 - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

New Connacht 10 Boshoff 'ready to go' for debut against Cardiff
# Go West
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# Go West

New Connacht 10 Boshoff 'ready to go' for debut against Cardiff

Nov 23rd 2016, 7:20 AM 8,216 Views 3 Comments

‘He needs to get out and play a game,’ says head coach Pat Lam.

# pro12 - Friday 18 November, 2016

Postponed after Foley death, Munster's meeting with Racing 92 scheduled for January
# 2017
From The42
# 2017

Postponed after Foley death, Munster's meeting with Racing 92 scheduled for January

Nov 18th 2016, 2:29 PM 5,937 Views 6 Comments

Munster’s Pro12 trip to Edinburgh has been postponed to facilitate the European match.

# pro12 - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Adam Byrne shines as Leinster power past Zebre to return to the top of the Pro12
# Italian Job Done
From The42
# Italian Job Done

Adam Byrne shines as Leinster power past Zebre to return to the top of the Pro12

Nov 5th 2016, 6:18 PM 10,135 Views 19 Comments

Meanwhile, Ireland 7s captain Tom Daly had a debut to remember.

# pro12 - Friday 4 November, 2016

Ruthless Munster thump Ospreys in bonus-point win
# Whitewash
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# Whitewash

Ruthless Munster thump Ospreys in bonus-point win

Nov 4th 2016, 11:23 PM 14,064 Views 25 Comments

Rassie Erasmus’ men ran out 33-0 winners.

Late Connacht onslaught not enough as Dragons leapfrog champions in the table
# Dragons Roar
From The42
# Dragons Roar

Late Connacht onslaught not enough as Dragons leapfrog champions in the table

Nov 4th 2016, 10:03 PM 11,583 Views 26 Comments

The western province made a slow start in Wales.

Poor first-half performance from Ulster proves costly against Edinburgh
# Too Little Too Late
From The42
# Too Little Too Late

Poor first-half performance from Ulster proves costly against Edinburgh

Nov 4th 2016, 9:44 PM 7,876 Views 40 Comments

The northern province trailed by 18 points at half-time.

# pro12 - Monday 31 October, 2016

Missed the Pro12 inter-pros this weekend? All the best bits are right here
# Tricks And Treats
From The42
# Tricks And Treats

Missed the Pro12 inter-pros this weekend? All the best bits are right here

Oct 31st 2016, 5:01 PM 7,108 Views 1 Comment

It was a good weekend for the eastern and southern provinces.

# pro12 - Saturday 29 October, 2016

'In the final we sat off and watched Connacht play': New cast for renewal of Leinster-Connacht rivalry
# East Meets West
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# East Meets West

'In the final we sat off and watched Connacht play': New cast for renewal of Leinster-Connacht rivalry

Oct 29th 2016, 12:01 AM 5,828 Views 8 Comments

Connacht have won the last two meetings between the sides, but it’s whole new ball game in the RDS.

# pro12 - Friday 28 October, 2016

As it happened: Ulster v Munster, Guinness Pro12 From The42
Live Oct 28th 2016, 6:00 PM

As it happened: Ulster v Munster, Guinness Pro12

'He's gassing past us in training!' Healy backs fired-up Mike Ross to see more Ireland action
# Props To The Big Man
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# Props To The Big Man

'He's gassing past us in training!' Healy backs fired-up Mike Ross to see more Ireland action

Oct 28th 2016, 1:45 PM 7,583 Views 16 Comments

“He was accepting, but pretty pissed off,” Cian Healy said of his long-term front row partner.

'We all have to try and pick up the slack together and try and fill the void that Axel has left'
# SUAF
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# SUAF

'We all have to try and pick up the slack together and try and fill the void that Axel has left'

Oct 28th 2016, 7:31 AM 6,156 Views 4 Comments

Hooker Niall Scannell views tonight’s inter-pro clash with Ulster as a welcome distraction after a tough two weeks.

RDS still a hoodoo to be broken for Pro12 champions Connacht
# Eastbound
From The42
# Eastbound

RDS still a hoodoo to be broken for Pro12 champions Connacht

Oct 28th 2016, 1:00 AM 5,633 Views 7 Comments

Leinster have felt the full force of Connacht in Galway and Edinburgh, but hold a proud record on home turf.

# pro12 - Thursday 27 October, 2016

Taute vows to 'serve the jersey with the pride and passion it deserves' during short Munster stay
# SUAF
From The42
# SUAF

Taute vows to 'serve the jersey with the pride and passion it deserves' during short Munster stay

Oct 27th 2016, 7:30 AM 9,841 Views 16 Comments

The Springbok was signed on a short-term deal to cover Francis Saili’s absence and has already made his presence felt.

# pro12 - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

'We are missing Axel at training, at meetings, in the office': Munster still beset with grief
# Mourning
From The42
# Mourning

'We are missing Axel at training, at meetings, in the office': Munster still beset with grief

Oct 26th 2016, 3:45 PM 7,130 Views 5 Comments

Director of rugby Erasmus is trying to prepare a side to face Ulster after the intensely emotional win over Glasgow Warriors.

Keith Earls out of Chicago Test after receiving 2-week ban for tip tackle
# Overflowing Emotions
From The42
# Overflowing Emotions

Keith Earls out of Chicago Test after receiving 2-week ban for tip tackle

Oct 26th 2016, 2:28 PM 6,630 Views 3 Comments

The Munster wing will be eligible to play again before Ireland’s meeting with Canada on November 12.

# pro12 - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

'Johnny Sexton will be 100% fit to face the All Blacks' - Leinster coach Lancaster
# Starter For 10
From The42
# Starter For 10

'Johnny Sexton will be 100% fit to face the All Blacks' - Leinster coach Lancaster

Oct 25th 2016, 2:28 PM 5,163 Views 2 Comments

The out-half only played 40 minutes of Leinster’s loss to Montpellier and had taken a back seat on goal-kicking.

# pro12 - Friday 14 October, 2016

‘I’d be licking my lips': ROG v Munster an intriguing battle for O'Callaghan
# Insider Info
From The42
# Insider Info

‘I’d be licking my lips': ROG v Munster an intriguing battle for O'Callaghan

Oct 14th 2016, 7:00 AM 7,750 Views 0 Comments

‘No one gives them a chance, they barely qualified. It could be a great story.’

# pro12 - Monday 10 October, 2016

Munster's James Cronin cited for stamping incident in loss to Leinster
# Red Mist
From The42
# Red Mist

Munster's James Cronin cited for stamping incident in loss to Leinster

Oct 10th 2016, 7:49 PM 10,197 Views 39 Comments

A disciplinary committee will convene on Wednesday to judge the incident involving the prop and Leinster scrum-half Jamison Gibson-Park.

# pro12 - Saturday 8 October, 2016

Lam thrilled with Connacht cohesion in 'horrendous week of disruptions'
# That's Why They're Champions
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# That's Why They're Champions

Lam thrilled with Connacht cohesion in 'horrendous week of disruptions'

Oct 8th 2016, 4:02 AM 8,161 Views 10 Comments

‘We have our system, but what brings it to life is the culture.’

# pro12 - Friday 7 October, 2016

Heffernan makes his mark as Connacht sizzle in win over Ulster
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Heffernan makes his mark as Connacht sizzle in win over Ulster

Oct 7th 2016, 10:54 PM 12,430 Views 6 Comments

That and more points to ponder after Pat Lam defeated Ulster for the first time.

Connacht bridge 4-year wait to beat Ulster in inter-pro thriller
# Rare And Wonderful
From The42
# Rare And Wonderful

Connacht bridge 4-year wait to beat Ulster in inter-pro thriller

Oct 7th 2016, 9:33 PM 24,825 Views 58 Comments

Ulster went to Galway with five wins from five this season, but came well and truly unstuck.

'I have been here for so long it was a bit of a disappointment that I couldn't stay'
# The Long Goodbye
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# The Long Goodbye

'I have been here for so long it was a bit of a disappointment that I couldn't stay'

Oct 7th 2016, 7:30 AM 6,809 Views 9 Comments

Ulster star Ruan Pienaar is still focused on the task ahead, despite his future being away from the northern province.

Lessons from a winter of discontent pushed Connacht back on path to their peak
# A Dream Of Spring
From The42
# A Dream Of Spring

Lessons from a winter of discontent pushed Connacht back on path to their peak

Oct 7th 2016, 12:25 AM 5,265 Views 1 Comment

Pat Lam is plotting Ulster’s downfall tonight, but he says there’s no point in comparing Connacht’s form now with how they looked in May.

# pro12 - Thursday 6 October, 2016

Bowe and Ronaldson back in starting slots as Connacht welcome unbeaten Ulster
# Playmaker
From The42
# Playmaker

Bowe and Ronaldson back in starting slots as Connacht welcome unbeaten Ulster

Oct 6th 2016, 11:27 AM 6,119 Views 13 Comments

Pat Lam’s side are hoping to build on last week’s win over Edinburgh.

# pro12 - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Peter O'Mahony willing to be patient to return to peak of his powers
# Calm Comeback
From The42
# Calm Comeback

Peter O'Mahony willing to be patient to return to peak of his powers

Oct 5th 2016, 6:56 PM 8,907 Views 7 Comments

‘Speaking to a lot of fellas about the ACL, it can take two years to feel normal again’.

Lam 'begged' skills coach Ellis not to leave Connacht last year
# Key Man
From The42
# Key Man

Lam 'begged' skills coach Ellis not to leave Connacht last year

Oct 5th 2016, 3:37 PM 6,390 Views 3 Comments

Now the skills coach returns to New Zealand with the head coach’s blessing.

Ulster expect to have Trimble, Olding and Marshall fit in time for European opener
# Champions Cup
From The42
# Champions Cup

Ulster expect to have Trimble, Olding and Marshall fit in time for European opener

Oct 5th 2016, 2:50 PM 3,116 Views 1 Comment

This week’s trip to face the Pro12 champions will come a week too soon for the homegrown backs.

'He’s always been a great athlete': Howlett backs Sweetnam to make a mark at Test level
# Express Yourself
From The42
# Express Yourself

'He’s always been a great athlete': Howlett backs Sweetnam to make a mark at Test level

Oct 5th 2016, 6:40 AM 8,265 Views 8 Comments

The All Black great believes the former Cork hurler is getting better with every rugby game.

# pro12 - Monday 3 October, 2016

Munster's rout of Zebre and all the other Pro12 highlights you almost missed this weekend
# Relive It
From The42
# Relive It

Munster's rout of Zebre and all the other Pro12 highlights you almost missed this weekend

Oct 3rd 2016, 6:39 PM 8,484 Views 2 Comments

That, plus a vital first win for Connacht and late drama for Ulster and Leinster.

Stuart Lancaster leans on 6 Nations experience in preparation for first taste of Leinster v Munster
# Baptism
From The42
# Baptism

Stuart Lancaster leans on 6 Nations experience in preparation for first taste of Leinster v Munster

Oct 3rd 2016, 5:57 PM 7,171 Views 2 Comments

The ex-England boss believes fixtures like these are the closest thing to international rugby.

Henshaw in line for Leinster debut v Munster, McFadden and Kearney ruled out
# Inter-pro
From The42
# Inter-pro

Henshaw in line for Leinster debut v Munster, McFadden and Kearney ruled out

Oct 3rd 2016, 3:05 PM 6,510 Views 9 Comments

The Kildare and Louthman will sit out the Aviva Stadium meeting with quad and ankle issues respectively.

# pro12 - Sunday 2 October, 2016

Erasmus feels Munster are slowly clicking into gear ahead of Leinster showdown
# Work In Progress
From The42
# Work In Progress

Erasmus feels Munster are slowly clicking into gear ahead of Leinster showdown

Oct 2nd 2016, 4:15 PM 8,293 Views 17 Comments

Peter O’Mahony returned from injury with a cameo appearance in yesterday’s victory over Zebre.

# pro12 - Saturday 1 October, 2016

Sexton kick seals hard-fought Leinster win in Cardiff
# Pro12
From The42
# Pro12

Sexton kick seals hard-fought Leinster win in Cardiff

Oct 1st 2016, 10:16 PM 12,121 Views 22 Comments

The visitors had to defend for their lives.

Jackson kicks late penalty against Ospreys to keep up Ulster's winning run
# 5 From 5
From The42
# 5 From 5

Jackson kicks late penalty against Ospreys to keep up Ulster's winning run

Oct 1st 2016, 8:49 PM 6,191 Views 8 Comments

The Welsh side held a lead until the 79th minute in Belfast.

Murray continues scoring run and O'Mahony welcomed back in Munster win over Zebre
# Peter The Great
From The42
# Peter The Great

Murray continues scoring run and O'Mahony welcomed back in Munster win over Zebre

Oct 1st 2016, 7:06 PM 12,451 Views 36 Comments

CJ Stander scored two of Munster’s seven tries in a comfortable win.

A win at last: Pat Lam proud to see Connacht do it their way
# Born To Run
From The42
# Born To Run

A win at last: Pat Lam proud to see Connacht do it their way

Oct 1st 2016, 12:39 PM 6,515 Views 4 Comments

The champions’ philosophy was on full display in last night’s bonus point win over Edinburgh.

# pro12 - Friday 30 September, 2016

Home comfort at last for Connacht with defeat of Edinburgh
# West's Awake
From The42
# West's Awake

Home comfort at last for Connacht with defeat of Edinburgh

Sep 30th 2016, 9:41 PM 10,654 Views 21 Comments

It was a lot better from Pat Lam’s side tonight.

Edinburgh lock gets two-week ban for charge on Munster's O'Donoghue
# Not Scot Free
From The42
# Not Scot Free

Edinburgh lock gets two-week ban for charge on Munster's O'Donoghue

Sep 30th 2016, 2:33 PM 4,387 Views 5 Comments

Fraser McKenzie had already been omitted from the squad for tonight’s clash with Connacht before today’s ruling was released.

# pro12 - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Tighthead Carey makes debut as Connacht chase first points of the season
# Chasing That W
From The42
# Chasing That W

Tighthead Carey makes debut as Connacht chase first points of the season

Sep 29th 2016, 12:24 PM 5,562 Views 21 Comments

The defending champions welcome Edinburgh to Galway in bad need of a win.