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#Pro12

# pro12 - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

From The42 New Connacht 10 Boshoff 'ready to go' for debut against Cardiff Go West

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

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

# pro12 - Friday 18 November, 2016

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

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

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

# pro12 - Saturday 5 November, 2016

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

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

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

# pro12 - Friday 4 November, 2016

From The42 Ruthless Munster thump Ospreys in bonus-point win Whitewash

Ruthless Munster thump Ospreys in bonus-point win

Rassie Erasmus’ men ran out 33-0 winners.

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

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

The western province made a slow start in Wales.

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

Poor first-half performance from Ulster proves costly against Edinburgh

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

# pro12 - Monday 31 October, 2016

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

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

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

# pro12 - Saturday 29 October, 2016

From The42 'In the final we sat off and watched Connacht play': New cast for renewal of Leinster-Connacht rivalry East Meets West

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

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

From The42 As it happened: Ulster v Munster, Guinness Pro12 Liveblog

As it happened: Ulster v Munster, Guinness Pro12

We went minute-by-minute for the first of this weekend’s inter-pros.

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

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

From The42 'We all have to try and pick up the slack together and try and fill the void that Axel has left' SUAF

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

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

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

RDS still a hoodoo to be broken for Pro12 champions Connacht

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# pro12 - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

# pro12 - Monday 10 October, 2016

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

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

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'

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

# pro12 - Friday 7 October, 2016

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

Heffernan makes his mark as Connacht sizzle in win over Ulster

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

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

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

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

From The42 'I have been here for so long it was a bit of a disappointment that I couldn't stay' The Long Goodbye

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# pro12 - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# pro12 - Monday 3 October, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# pro12 - Sunday 2 October, 2016

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

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

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

# pro12 - Saturday 1 October, 2016

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

Sexton kick seals hard-fought Leinster win in Cardiff

The visitors had to defend for their lives.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# pro12 - Friday 30 September, 2016

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

Home comfort at last for Connacht with defeat of Edinburgh

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# pro12 - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

From The42 Henshaw hoping to prove fitness fast enough to make Leinster debut against Munster Blue Sky Thinking

Henshaw hoping to prove fitness fast enough to make Leinster debut against Munster

If everything goes to plan, the ex-Connacht man hopes to make his bow in blue at the Aviva Stadium.