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# pro14 - Yesterday’s News

From The42 Ulster take solace in battle-hardiness and fresh start of new season Suftum

Ulster take solace in battle-hardiness and fresh start of new season

The northern province claimed just one win in their five matches since rugby restarted in August.

# pro14 - Friday 25 September, 2020

From The42 Ulster receive suspended fine and docked point over Ian Madigan gaffe Error

Ulster receive suspended fine and docked point over Ian Madigan gaffe

An administrative error meant the player should have been ineligible for two PRO14 fixtures.

# pro14 - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

From The42 Monday Night Rugby comes to Pro14 for 2020/21 season as new fixtures announced Mnr

Monday Night Rugby comes to Pro14 for 2020/21 season as new fixtures announced

Leinster open their title defence at the RDS while Munster kick off the Monday Night Rugby era at Thomond.

From The42 Pro14 confirm expansion talks to include high-profile South African teams New Faces

Pro14 confirm expansion talks to include high-profile South African teams

However, there won’t be any South African involvement in the new season until 2021 at the earliest.

# pro14 - Monday 21 September, 2020

From The42 Cullen looks for answers after Leinster lose out in their 'war on two fronts' Season Over

Cullen looks for answers after Leinster lose out in their 'war on two fronts'

The province’s head coach didn’t believe his team were physically overpowered by the English side’s pack.

# pro14 - Saturday 12 September, 2020

From The42 Ulster left deflated and rueing missed chances before Leinster hit high gears Suftum

Ulster left deflated and rueing missed chances before Leinster hit high gears

A tight first half could have been tighter if Ulster had made the most of their penalty chances.

From The42 As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, Pro14 final Liveblog

As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, Pro14 final

The first trophy of the restarted season is up for grabs and we’re going minute-by-minute.

# pro14 - Friday 11 September, 2020

From The42 Sexton on the bench, Ryan returns and Ringrose captains Leinster for Pro14 final Plenty In Reserve

Sexton on the bench, Ryan returns and Ringrose captains Leinster for Pro14 final

Ross Byrne, hero of Leinster’s 2019 Champions Cup quarter-final win over Ulster, starts at 10.

'I'm sick of hearing about when Ulster last won silverware'

Rob Lyttle was nine when his native province claimed the Celtic League and craves some silverware he can lift himself.

# pro14 - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

From The42 Andrew Brace appointed referee for the Pro14 final between Leinster and Ulster On The Whistle

Andrew Brace appointed referee for the Pro14 final between Leinster and Ulster

The 32-year-old has been a rising star of the refereeing scene in recent years.

# pro14 - Monday 7 September, 2020

From The42 'You just have to keep knocking at that door': Stander undeterred by Munster's semi-final struggles Penultimate Hurdle

'You just have to keep knocking at that door': Stander undeterred by Munster's semi-final struggles

The number 8 vows to come back and challenge for more titles with Munster next year.

# pro14 - Saturday 5 September, 2020

From The42 'He's big time, isn't he? Anybody who knows Mads knows he is big time' Clutch

'He's big time, isn't he? Anybody who knows Mads knows he is big time'

Ian Madigan was the match winner for Dan McFarland’s Ulster over in Murrayfield.

From The42 As it happened: Edinburgh v Ulster, Pro14 semi-final Liveblog

As it happened: Edinburgh v Ulster, Pro14 semi-final

Ian Madigan’s ice-cold kicking sent the northern province into the final against Leinster.

# pro14 - Friday 4 September, 2020

From The42 Munster left to lament missed chances against Leinster Left Behind

Munster left to lament missed chances against Leinster

Munster successfully knocked the champions out of their rhythm, but were unable to capitalise.

From The42 As it happened: Leinster v Munster, Pro14 semi-final Liveblog

As it happened: Leinster v Munster, Pro14 semi-final

It’s the island’s two most successful provinces, it’s knockout rugby and we’re going minute-by-minute.

From The42 Stockdale, McCloskey, and Murphy all fit as Ulster make three changes Team News

Stockdale, McCloskey, and Murphy all fit as Ulster make three changes

Billy Burns returns to captain the side, while Edinburgh have named a strong starting XV.

# pro14 - Thursday 3 September, 2020

From The42 Leinster start Keenan and Connors as Munster make three changes Team News

Leinster start Keenan and Connors as Munster make three changes

Billy Holland, Jack O’Donoghue, and Stephen Archer come back in for Johann van Graan’s side.

# pro14 - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

From The42 Handre Pollard backs plans for more South African sides to join Pro14 Boks Clever

Handre Pollard backs plans for more South African sides to join Pro14

Reports that Bulls, Lions, Sharks and Stormers could trade Super Rugby for Pro14.

# pro14 - Monday 31 August, 2020

From The42 'We've to knuckle down, understand that simple errors kill your ability to maintain pressure' Fight In The Dog

'We've to knuckle down, understand that simple errors kill your ability to maintain pressure'

Dan McFarland questioned whether he was putting enough emphasis on Ulster’s ball possession in contact. But he is willing to change quickly.

From The42 'I'm sick of being that team who works hard but never gets results' Enough

'I'm sick of being that team who works hard but never gets results'

Quinn Roux and Andy Friend are intent on forging discipline in their ranks for the 2020/21 season.

# pro14 - Sunday 30 August, 2020

From The42 As it happened: Munster v Connacht, Pro14 Liveblog

As it happened: Munster v Connacht, Pro14

We went minute-by-minute as the southern province set out to seal their place in the Pro14 semi-finals.

# pro14 - Saturday 29 August, 2020

From The42 As it happened: Ulster v Leinster, Pro14 Liveblog

As it happened: Ulster v Leinster, Pro14

We minute-by-minute as Leinster set out to extend their unbeaten season and Ulster tried to bounce back from defeat to Connacht.

# pro14 - Friday 28 August, 2020

From The42 Beirne returns for Munster, Arnold and Papali’i set for Connacht debuts in Sunday's Aviva clash Team News

Beirne returns for Munster, Arnold and Papali’i set for Connacht debuts in Sunday's Aviva clash

A win will guarantee Munster’s place in the Pro14 semi-finals.

# pro14 - Thursday 27 August, 2020

From The42 'He has all the attributes' - Munster scrum-half Casey tipped for the top Potential

'He has all the attributes' - Munster scrum-half Casey tipped for the top

The 21-year-old made a short cameo off the bench against Leinster last weekend.

# pro14 - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

From The42 Coaches knowing when to be hands on (and hands off) key in Connacht's impressive start Energy

Coaches knowing when to be hands on (and hands off) key in Connacht's impressive start

Andy Friend’s coaching ticket formalised some processes in their training week, but left players to their own devices come matchday.

From The42 Pro14 reduced to 12 teams as South African clubs miss out for new campaign Not Involved

Pro14 reduced to 12 teams as South African clubs miss out for new campaign

In the wake of the Southern Kings announcing their withdrawal, tournament organisers have today release a statement on the matter.

From The42 Connacht lock Thornbury back on his feet after Sunday concussion Update

Connacht lock Thornbury back on his feet after Sunday concussion

Head coach Andy Friend will continue with his plans to rotate through his squad for Sunday’s clash with Munster.

From The42 Southern Kings withdraw from remainder of Pro14 season Pro13?

Southern Kings withdraw from remainder of Pro14 season

South African franchise would need additional €325,000 to finish out the year.

# pro14 - Monday 24 August, 2020

From The42 'It went from absolute athleticism in the air into despair half a second later' Toll

'It went from absolute athleticism in the air into despair half a second later'

Despite the injuries, Munster took some positives from their 27-25 defeat to Leinster on Saturday night.

From The42 Sexton puts bad Twickenham memories behind him with impressive outing In The Past

Sexton puts bad Twickenham memories behind him with impressive outing

The 35-year-old admitted to dwelling on that Six Nations defeat in recent months.

# pro14 - Sunday 23 August, 2020

From The42 'You know he's a competitor, but this is a new level for Kieran' Mighty Marms

'You know he's a competitor, but this is a new level for Kieran'

The first half of Kieran Marmion’s season was an emotional rollercoaster, but he looks like a player in his prime after the summer break.

From The42 As it happened: Connacht v Ulster, Pro14 Liveblog

As it happened: Connacht v Ulster, Pro14

It’s time for provinces west and north to re-enter rugby and we’re going minute-by-minute.

From The42 'Plenty to work on. That's a great place to be after a win' Standards

'Plenty to work on. That's a great place to be after a win'

Johnny Sexton wants Leinster to perform in seven games ‘to create something special’. Leo Cullen’s exacting standards will help them keep the foot on the pedal.

From The42 Positions settled, but a whole lot to play towards for Ulster and Connacht Inter-prro

Positions settled, but a whole lot to play towards for Ulster and Connacht

Provinces west and north go into today’s restart match with centres and seasonal aspirations at opposite ends of the scale.

# pro14 - Saturday 22 August, 2020

From The42 As it happened: Leinster v Munster, Pro14 Liveblog

As it happened: Leinster v Munster, Pro14

The boys are back and we’re going minute-by-minute.

# pro14 - Friday 21 August, 2020

From The42 Players to make stand against racism with 'Unity Moment' on Pro14's return Rugby's Back

Players to make stand against racism with 'Unity Moment' on Pro14's return

Before this weekend’s matches, there will also be a moment’s silence for frontline workers and those who have lost their lives during the pandemic.

# pro14 - Thursday 20 August, 2020

From The42 De Allende and Snyman in line for Munster debuts against Leinster Restart

De Allende and Snyman in line for Munster debuts against Leinster

The Springbok pair look likely to come straight into the starting team in Dublin.

From The42 21-year-old Ryan Baird set to start for Leinster in big clash with Munster Talent

21-year-old Ryan Baird set to start for Leinster in big clash with Munster

The second row trained with Andy Farrell’s Ireland earlier this year.

From The42 'The camera can be very deceiving' - Aki downplays impressive post-lockdown physique Bulk

'The camera can be very deceiving' - Aki downplays impressive post-lockdown physique

The Connacht star attracted lots of attention when he returned to club training.

# pro14 - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

From The42 'He's a deep thinker on the game. Mentally he's very strong' 10

'He's a deep thinker on the game. Mentally he's very strong'

JJ Hanrahan is set to resume the season as Munster’s starting out-half.

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