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Too cold for comfort: Ulster's home clash with Zebre postponed due to frozen pitch
# Raven-chill
From The42
# Raven-chill

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

Nov 25th 2016, 6:34 PM 9,092 Views 27 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 23rd 2016, 7:20 AM 8,257 Views 3 Comments

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

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 5,971 Views 6 Comments

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

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 10,171 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Ruthless Munster thump Ospreys in bonus-point win

Nov 4th 2016, 11:23 PM 14,093 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 11,594 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 7,892 Views 40 Comments

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

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 7,129 Views 1 Comment

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

'In the final we sat off and watched Connacht play': New cast for renewal of Leinster-Connacht rivalry
# East Meets West
From The42
# 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 5,842 Views 8 Comments

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

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
From The42
# 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 7,615 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
From The42
# 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 6,176 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 5,664 Views 7 Comments

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

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 9,859 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.

'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 7,152 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 6,655 Views 3 Comments

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

'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 5,191 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.

‘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 7,784 Views 0 Comments

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

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 10,235 Views 39 Comments

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

Lam thrilled with Connacht cohesion in 'horrendous week of disruptions'
# That's Why They're Champions
From The42
# That's Why They're Champions

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

Oct 8th 2016, 4:02 AM 8,183 Views 10 Comments

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

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 12,458 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 24,854 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
From The42
# 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 6,847 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 5,286 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.

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 6,154 Views 13 Comments

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

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 8,939 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 6,437 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 3,143 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 8,294 Views 8 Comments

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

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 8,505 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 7,205 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 6,522 Views 9 Comments

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

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 8,306 Views 17 Comments

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

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 12,135 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 6,220 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 12,486 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 6,551 Views 4 Comments

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

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 10,682 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 4,402 Views 5 Comments

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

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 5,581 Views 21 Comments

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