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Saturday 3 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# pro14

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# Five-Star
Coombes the hat-trick hero as unbeaten Munster make it five wins from five
Munster were 38-22 winners over Ospreys in Thomond Park.
# On a Roll
Munster set to continue winning streak against hapless Ospreys
Johann van Graan’s side have won 10 on the trot against the Ospreys and that sequence will be extended this afternoon.
# pro14
Connacht miss chance to put Scarlets away on miserable night in Galway
The Welsh side prevailed in dreadful conditions at the Sportsground to eke out a narrow win.
# fresh
Van Graan makes 5 changes as Munster welcome Ospreys to Limerick
Mike Haley returns in the backline while there are four personnel switches up front for the injury-plagued southern province.
# Priorities
Family first and driving Connacht's McAllister
Connacht’s enforced break from matches won’t lead to a loss of focus for the prop.
# the work continues
Munster lock Snyman 'progressing well' with rehab
The Springbok could be a frightening prospect after upping his game in the gym.
# mind game
Connacht enjoying fresh perspective with new performance skills coach
‘Athletes can either talk themselves into something or talk themselves out of something.
# On a Roll
Ulster storm past Glasgow with a bonus point to post fifth straight win
Sean Reidy and John Cooney starred as Ulster showed a ruthless streak against the Scots.
# Winning Streak
Leinster weather early Ospreys storm to maintain perfect record
The champions were 26-7 winners this afternoon.
# Finishing school
A wet Sunday in Swansea is where Leinster's students graduate
Nine of the Leinster squad who play Ospreys today have won fewer than 20 caps but Rory O’Loughlin believes they can all become top players.
# pro14
First start for 21-year-old Birr prop, cap 100 for Molony and Ruddock captains Leinster in Wales
Leo Cullen has named his side to face Ospreys tomorrow, with Dan Leavy on the bench again.
# Off
Connacht game off after seven positive Covid tests in Dragons set-up
The match was scheduled for Rodney Parade tomorrow evening.
# monday night rugby
Leinster power their way to bonus point win in Glasgow
Jimmy O’Brien and Scott Penny were among the try-scorers while Harry Byrne added 12 points with the boot.
# pro14
Cooney kicks Ulster to away win over Cardiff
Mike Lowry claimed Ulster’s crucial try in Rodney Parade.
# pro14
O'Halloran to see specialist after picking up groin injury
Connacht out-half Conor Fitzgerald is also dealing with a groin issue after the win over Edinburgh.
# Five-Star
Munster run in five tries with a brace for Coombes in thrilling win over Cardiff
It finished 38-27 in Munster’s favour at Thomond Park.
# next step
'My dad was thinking of sneaking in, I had to tell him not to do it'
Dan Leavy said his knee ‘felt perfect’ as he completed his long-awaited comeback for Leinster.
# pro14
Friend hails Connacht's control after big win in Edinburgh
‘I love the fact that the players, when they got into the red zone backed themselves and executed.’
# big result
Connacht produce stunning five-try display to pick up bonus point and end bad away form
The Irish province came away from their trip to Edinburgh with an impressive win.
# Leinster Leaders
Ringrose and Doris win Leinster rugby player awards after Pro 14 title-winning season
The province were recently crowned Pro14 champions for the third successive season.
# Italian Job
Benetton Treviso put up a superb fight but Leinster prevail to win yet again
Leinster overcame a spirited display from the Italians but in the end they deserved their 37-25 victory.
# pro14
Arnold and Aki to team up in midfield for Connacht's Cardiff trip
Andy Friend makes two changes to the side which beat Glasgow last weekend.
# Team news
Conor Murray on the bench as Munster name team to face Edinburgh
Last week’s hero Ben Healy starts at 10 for tomorrow evening’s clash in Thomond Park.
# Disruption
Munster cancel training again as province awaits further Covid-19 test results
A senior player tested positive for the virus earlier this week, with a further six players identified as close contacts.
# main man
Brilliant Bundee Aki leads Connacht to thrilling win over Glasgow in Galway
The Ireland centre scored two tries as Connacht delivered some stunning rugby in the second half.
# Update
Sexton removal 'a precaution' but Leinster worried about Deegan knee injury
The out-half was replaced after just 23 minutes of the win against the Dragons.
# Italian Job
Young guns impress as Ulster kick off season with win over Benetton
An imperfect Ulster performance nonetheless yielded five tries at the Kingspan Stadium.
# Opening Night
Aki in place as Connacht welcome Glasgow to Galway
Andy Friend is able to field his strongest available side as his team bid to bounce back from their ‘A’ defeat to Munster.
# pro14
21-year-old Casey among starters as Munster commence Pro14 away to Scarlets
Mike Haley and Darren Sweetnam make their return tot first-team action.
# go again
Ulster brush off the sugar coating and carry hurt of big defeats into new season
“If you forget about it, you won’t learn from it. When we need that hurt, we’ll use it.”
# Settled In
Fullback Haley happy in Munster and hopes to push back into Ireland contention
The 26-year-old former Sale man earned his Test debut last year against Italy.
# And The Team Is...
Sexton to captain Leinster in Pro14 opener while Larmour and Keenan switch roles
The holders will get their campaign underway at home after their recent exit from the Champions Cup.
# adaptable
Flexibility in all aspects key for Connacht as new season looms
The Clan Terrace was repurposed as the team’s meeting room over the summer.
# Silverware
Beirne's Munster ambition burns bright as he gets set for first clash with Scarlets
The Kildare man is set to face his old team for the first time since joining Munster.
# Nine
Gibson-Park concentrates on Leinster battle before worrying about Ireland caps
The 28-year-old scrum-half is heading into his fifth season with the province.
# big changes
Confirmed: SA Rugby votes its big four into expanded Pro16 as Cheetahs get the boot
The Bulls, Stormers, Sharks, and Lions are set to join the expanded competition.
# Expansion
Lancaster would welcome 'positive addition' of South African sides to Pro16
The Lions, Bulls, Stormers, and Sharks could join the competition from 2021 onwards.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.