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# 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.

# pro14 - Monday 17 August, 2020

From The42 Munster academy player who tested positive for Covid-19 now asymptomatic Update

Munster academy player who tested positive for Covid-19 now asymptomatic

Six other players remain in self-isolation but have tested negative so far.

From The42 Big blow for Leinster's McFadden as injury rules him out for six weeks Cruel

Big blow for Leinster's McFadden as injury rules him out for six weeks

Meanwhile, centre Conor O’Brien will be absent for several months.

From The42 Leinster hope training intensity will prepare them for fan-free matches Spacious

Leinster hope training intensity will prepare them for fan-free matches

Stuart Lancaster is a fortnight back on the training field and his side have been increasing exertions to match levels.

# pro14 - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Addison's back continues to be a frustration, hip op had been planned for Henderson

Ulster had hoped the Ireland second row would be able to complete his recovery during sport’s shutdown, but the surgery was delayed.

# pro14 - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

From The42 'Lockdown has only done him good': Sexton hitting form for Leinster Markers

'Lockdown has only done him good': Sexton hitting form for Leinster

Stuart Lancaster can’t hide his interest in coaching the Lions and his out-half is showing no signs of easing up his chase for a spot on the tour either.

Lancaster would relish facing Crusaders after in-depth discussions with Super Rugby champs

The Leinster senior coach took great interest in finding out how the best team in the southern hemisphere would target the Pro14 champions.

# pro14 - Monday 10 August, 2020

From The42 Setback for Tadhg Beirne as De Allende, Kleyn and Kilcoyne ramp up for Munster's restart Inter-pro

Setback for Tadhg Beirne as De Allende, Kleyn and Kilcoyne ramp up for Munster's restart

Munster will hope to hit the ground running when they face Leinster at the Aviva.

# pro14 - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

From The42 James Ryan's injury a big blow but Leinster have second row depth to cope Key Man

James Ryan's injury a big blow but Leinster have second row depth to cope

21-year-old Ryan Baird will be hoping for opportunities when rugby gets back underway.

# pro14 - Monday 3 August, 2020

From The42 Shoulder injury to keep James Ryan out of Leinster's restart plans Pushed Back

Shoulder injury to keep James Ryan out of Leinster's restart plans

The resumed season seems to be over before it started for the Ireland lock.

# pro14 - Thursday 30 July, 2020

From The42 The Munster depth chart: Big-name signings and fascinating selection battles Beefed Up

The Munster depth chart: Big-name signings and fascinating selection battles

Johann van Graan’s 43-man senior squad looks well set to push on this season.

# pro14 - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

Kick-off times for provincial ties announced as Pro14 confirms format

Leinster will play Munster and Ulster on consecutive Saturdays, with Connacht taking on provinces north and south on the Sundays.

# pro14 - Saturday 18 July, 2020

From The42 South African franchises eyeing up Champions Cup in global shake-up New Look

South African franchises eyeing up Champions Cup in global shake-up

Threat to Super Rugby has left four of South Africa’s teams in limbo.

# pro14 - Friday 3 July, 2020

Wing Wootton moves from Munster to Connacht for the year ahead

The 25-year-old joins Conor Oliver and Sam Arnold in swapping Munster for Connacht.

# pro14 - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

From The42 Pro14 side Dragons sign lock Maksymiw after departure from Connacht New Club

Pro14 side Dragons sign lock Maksymiw after departure from Connacht

The 6ft 8ins second row spent two seasons with the western province.

# pro14 - Friday 26 June, 2020

From The42 Wales centre Tompkins signs for Pro14 side Dragons on year-long loan Big Boost

Wales centre Tompkins signs for Pro14 side Dragons on year-long loan

The 25-year-old has signed a new long-term deal with Saracens.

# pro14 - Monday 22 June, 2020

From The42 Beirne, Earls and de Allende all expected to be fit for Munster's August fixtures Team News

Beirne, Earls and de Allende all expected to be fit for Munster's August fixtures

The squad returned to training in Limerick today, with CJ Stander and Chris Cloete absent as they self-isolate following a return from South Africa.

# pro14 - Saturday 20 June, 2020

From The42 Quiz: How much do you remember about Celtic League finals? Rugby Quiz

Quiz: How much do you remember about Celtic League finals?

The tournament has gone by a few names over the decade, but the Guinness Pro14 final was due to be played today.

# pro14 - Thursday 18 June, 2020

From The42 Pro14 set to resume in August New Plans

Pro14 set to resume in August

The format has changed too, with two rounds of local derbies prefacing the semi-finals.

# pro14 - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

From The42 Ian McKinley among 8 players ready for Benetton exit Ciao

Ian McKinley among 8 players ready for Benetton exit

The Italian club may well field some of the players released again if the 2019/20 season is to resume.

# pro14 - Thursday 28 May, 2020

From The42 'I think as a coach, you'd prefer this way' - Would you be in favour of an orange-card rule in rugby? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

'I think as a coach, you'd prefer this way' - Would you be in favour of an orange-card rule in rugby?

The rule would see players effectively sin-binned for 15 minutes while an independent review into their illegal challenge takes place as play continues.

# pro14 - Friday 22 May, 2020

CVC buys 28% stake in Pro14 Rugby in €140 million deal

Along with the deal, the Italian federation will become a member of Celtic Rugby DAC.

# pro14 - Monday 18 May, 2020

From The42 World Cup-winning ex-All Black Franks joins Scarlets coaching team Nous

World Cup-winning ex-All Black Franks joins Scarlets coaching team

The 36-year-old will hang up his boots to move into coaching full-time.