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#Provincial

# provincial - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Quiz: How's your memory of the provinces' Champions Cup quarter-finals?
# Provincial
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# Provincial

Quiz: How's your memory of the provinces' Champions Cup quarter-finals?

Apr 1st 2020, 2:19 PM 7,995 Views 1 Comment

This is the week when our attention usually turns from Test rugby to the business end of the European

# provincial - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Ulster issue ban to individual over abusive behaviour during win over Harlequins
# No Place For It
From The42
# No Place For It

Ulster issue ban to individual over abusive behaviour during win over Harlequins

Dec 18th 2019, 12:55 PM 7,573 Views 21 Comments

CEO Jonny Petrie today tweeted that supporters had raised a complaint about the abuse.

# provincial - Saturday 23 November, 2019

As it happened: Lyon v Leinster, European Rugby Champions Cup From The42
Live Nov 23rd 2019, 2:37 PM

As it happened: Lyon v Leinster, European Rugby Champions Cup

# provincial - Saturday 16 November, 2019

Stubborn Ospreys effort forces Munster to deliver late, late bonus point win
# Red Zone
From The42
# Red Zone

Stubborn Ospreys effort forces Munster to deliver late, late bonus point win

Nov 16th 2019, 7:40 PM 36,968 Views 43 Comments

Jeremy Loughman scored and created a brilliant try on his first European start, but James Cronin’s late try could prove invaluable.

O'Brien brought into Leinster camp as they ramped up to take on Europe again
# Pedigree
From The42
# Pedigree

O'Brien brought into Leinster camp as they ramped up to take on Europe again

Nov 16th 2019, 6:00 AM 18,176 Views 52 Comments

Hot favourites for the opener and the tournament, Leinster don’t just switch on for Europe by accident.

Ulster front up for Europe on traditional happy hunting ground
# Early Bath
From The42
# Early Bath

Ulster front up for Europe on traditional happy hunting ground

Nov 16th 2019, 1:29 AM 5,256 Views 6 Comments

The northern province have won all four meetings with Bath in Europe, but continuing the trend will be a difficult task today.

# provincial - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Front row blow for Ulster as Milasinovich sidelined for 9 months
# Provincial
From The42
# Provincial

Front row blow for Ulster as Milasinovich sidelined for 9 months

Jul 17th 2019, 11:08 AM 5,579 Views 6 Comments

The Irish-qualified, South African born prop suffered a torn ACL in training with his new club.

# provincial - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

McAllister feeling the heat of Connacht's pre-season, but excited for all to come after
# Baptism Of Fire
From The42
# Baptism Of Fire

McAllister feeling the heat of Connacht's pre-season, but excited for all to come after

Jul 16th 2019, 4:21 PM 7,619 Views 3 Comments

Approaching his 30th birthday, the Ulster native is intent on making his experience count for his new club.

# provincial - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Champions Cup draw pits Munster against Saracens and Racing 92
# Road To Marseille
From The42
# Road To Marseille

Champions Cup draw pits Munster against Saracens and Racing 92

Jun 19th 2019, 1:57 PM 20,196 Views 91 Comments

Beaten finalists Leinster will go up against Lyon, Northampton and Benetton.

# provincial - Monday 17 June, 2019

Irish provinces switch conferences for next two Pro14 seasons
# Shake Up
From The42
# Shake Up

Irish provinces switch conferences for next two Pro14 seasons

Jun 17th 2019, 3:08 PM 14,165 Views 67 Comments

This year’s finalists Glasgow Warriors and Leinster will be competing for top spot in Conference A.

# provincial - Monday 27 August, 2018

'Winning becomes a habit': Friend feels growing confidence as Connacht go into new Pro14 season
# Gathering Steam
From The42
# Gathering Steam

'Winning becomes a habit': Friend feels growing confidence as Connacht go into new Pro14 season

Aug 27th 2018, 6:30 AM 6,023 Views 3 Comments

Glasgow Warriors will be a tough opening fixture in Galway fro the new coach.

# provincial - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Munster pitted against Exeter, Leinster take on Wasps and Toulouse in next season's Champions Cup
# Pool Draw
From The42
# Pool Draw

Munster pitted against Exeter, Leinster take on Wasps and Toulouse in next season's Champions Cup

Jun 20th 2018, 5:02 PM 32,021 Views 83 Comments

Ulster will meet Simon Zebo’s Racing 92 and Scarlets while, in the Challenge Cup, Connacht have been pitted against Sale, Bordeaux and Perpignan.

A little luck could go a long way for Irish provinces as Champions Cup draw sets stall for the season ahead
# Euro Zone
From The42
# Euro Zone

A little luck could go a long way for Irish provinces as Champions Cup draw sets stall for the season ahead

Jun 20th 2018, 12:05 AM 10,416 Views 11 Comments

To avoid another clash with Racing 92, Munster will hope the seedings fall their way ahead of this afternoon’s draw.

# provincial - Monday 16 April, 2018

Munster flex their muscles in Bloem', Italians do the job in Dublin and all your Pro14 highlights
# Murray Magic
From The42
# Murray Magic

Munster flex their muscles in Bloem', Italians do the job in Dublin and all your Pro14 highlights

Apr 16th 2018, 11:21 AM 6,997 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile, Jacob Stockdale added to his extensive collection of intercepts and Connacht struggled to keep pace with Glasgow.

# provincial - Monday 8 January, 2018

All the Pro14 highlights as Leinster and Munster scorch into the high 30s
# Provincial
From The42
# Provincial

All the Pro14 highlights as Leinster and Munster scorch into the high 30s

Jan 8th 2018, 10:33 AM 5,119 Views 13 Comments

Elsewhere, there was a terrific performance from Dan Biggar to give Ospreys another much needed win.

# provincial - Saturday 23 December, 2017

Your provincial mid-term report cards are right here
# Rugby
From The42
# Rugby

Your provincial mid-term report cards are right here

Dec 23rd 2017, 10:00 AM 8,676 Views 0 Comments

Here’s how your four favourite teams stand ahead of the Christmas inter-pros.

# provincial - Friday 22 September, 2017

Ulster score eight tries on way to victory over Bernard Jackman's Dragons
# Dragonslayers
From The42
# Dragonslayers

Ulster score eight tries on way to victory over Bernard Jackman's Dragons

Sep 22nd 2017, 10:04 PM 7,702 Views 11 Comments

Nick Timoney was man-of-the-match with two tries to his name.

Disastrous night for 14-man Munster as Warriors run riot in bonus-point win
# Tough Trip
From The42
# Tough Trip

Disastrous night for 14-man Munster as Warriors run riot in bonus-point win

Sep 22nd 2017, 9:50 PM 17,689 Views 36 Comments

The home side dominated from the off and put up a big win in Glasgow.

Leinster beaten in South Africa as Cullen's men stunned by the Cheetahs
# Big Scalp
From The42
# Big Scalp

Leinster beaten in South Africa as Cullen's men stunned by the Cheetahs

Sep 22nd 2017, 9:11 PM 19,562 Views 58 Comments

Barry Daly’s hat-trick was in vain as the hosts recorded a famous win.

# provincial - Saturday 31 December, 2016

O'Loughlin shines to beat Ulster, but Leinster leave bonus point behind
# NYE BLUE
From The42
# NYE BLUE

O'Loughlin shines to beat Ulster, but Leinster leave bonus point behind

Dec 31st 2016, 4:54 PM 10,526 Views 27 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men led 22 – 0 for much of the second half, but were unable to claim a fourth try.

# provincial - Monday 3 October, 2016

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 8,484 Views 2 Comments

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

# provincial - Friday 19 August, 2016

Here's the kick-off times and TV details for your province's Champions Cup fixtures
# Europe
From The42
# Europe

Here's the kick-off times and TV details for your province's Champions Cup fixtures

Aug 19th 2016, 1:18 PM 6,685 Views 7 Comments

Toulouse will be in Galway on the opening weekend.

# provincial - Monday 18 July, 2016

Pro12 not enough for you? Here's who the provincial 'A' teams will meet in the B and I Cup this year
# Shadow Cabinet
From The42
# Shadow Cabinet

Pro12 not enough for you? Here's who the provincial 'A' teams will meet in the B and I Cup this year

Jul 18th 2016, 11:18 AM 5,901 Views 8 Comments

There’s a wealth of talent and entertainment to be seen below the senior level of Irish rugby.

# provincial - Friday 15 July, 2016

'IRFU no longer has the capacity to absorb increasing costs of the professional game'
# Provincial
From The42
# Provincial

'IRFU no longer has the capacity to absorb increasing costs of the professional game'

Jul 15th 2016, 6:16 PM 14,569 Views 49 Comments

Rising player costs are eating in to increased broadcast revenues.

# provincial - Thursday 7 July, 2016

Horseplay at the beach was an important part of Munster training this week (after the heavy lifting)
# S-and Sea
From The42
# S-and Sea

Horseplay at the beach was an important part of Munster training this week (after the heavy lifting)

Jul 7th 2016, 4:05 PM 12,453 Views 12 Comments

Pre-season is hard.

# provincial - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

O'Driscoll hopes to see Leinster culture boosted by Henry's short stay
# Bod On Ted
From The42
# Bod On Ted

O'Driscoll hopes to see Leinster culture boosted by Henry's short stay

Jul 5th 2016, 1:11 PM 7,595 Views 12 Comments

O’Driscoll hopes to see Henry usher in tools which ensure “mediocrity won’t be acceptable.”

# provincial - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

Rassie v ROG, nothing to fear for Connacht and more talking points after the Champions Cup draw
# European Cup
From The42
# European Cup

Rassie v ROG, nothing to fear for Connacht and more talking points after the Champions Cup draw

Jun 29th 2016, 5:49 PM 23,760 Views 24 Comments

The draw was more favourable to Irish provinces than last season.

ROG's Racing to take on Munster in Champions Cup, Connacht and Toulouse meet again
# Provincial
From The42
# Provincial

ROG's Racing to take on Munster in Champions Cup, Connacht and Toulouse meet again

Jun 29th 2016, 1:48 PM 24,616 Views 45 Comments

Here’s what the cornerstones of your province’s season will look like.

# provincial - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Here's what your province needs from the last two Pro12 fixtures
# Permutations
From The42
# Permutations

Here's what your province needs from the last two Pro12 fixtures

Apr 28th 2016, 9:45 PM 28,744 Views 28 Comments

We dusted off the abacus and wrote off Italians at will to see who’s likely to finish the Pro12 campaign in the best position.

# provincial - Thursday 24 March, 2016

Weight of history still threatens Connacht's best ever season
# Vital Statistics
From The42
# Vital Statistics

Weight of history still threatens Connacht's best ever season

Mar 24th 2016, 5:48 PM 9,146 Views 13 Comments

It’s a tough run-in for the league leaders and their inter-pro record is poor.

# provincial - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Ulster's brilliant late break, Connacht's epic night in Edinburgh and more Pro12 highlights
# Safe Hands
From The42
# Safe Hands

Ulster's brilliant late break, Connacht's epic night in Edinburgh and more Pro12 highlights

Mar 8th 2016, 10:14 AM 5,821 Views 1 Comment

Connacht can sit back and admire the view from the top of the table for at least another 10 days.

# provincial - Monday 29 February, 2016

Healy continues heroics for Connacht, Munster's mud wrestle and the rest of the weekend's Pro12 highlights
# Provincial
From The42
# Provincial

Healy continues heroics for Connacht, Munster's mud wrestle and the rest of the weekend's Pro12 highlights

Feb 29th 2016, 11:36 AM 6,727 Views 9 Comments

The Pro12 table is still happy reading for Connacht fans.

# provincial - Monday 1 February, 2016

Simon Zebo has signed a new contract to keep him at Munster until 2018
# Zebo No Go
From The42
# Zebo No Go

Simon Zebo has signed a new contract to keep him at Munster until 2018

Feb 1st 2016, 2:40 PM 10,138 Views 43 Comments

The brilliant back had been linked with a move to join Conrad Smith and James Coughlan in France.

# provincial - Saturday 23 January, 2016

This Munster-heavy European rugby pool round 6 quiz is probably too hard for you
# Brutal Quizzicality
From The42
# Brutal Quizzicality

This Munster-heavy European rugby pool round 6 quiz is probably too hard for you

Jan 23rd 2016, 8:30 AM 10,671 Views 7 Comments

The five rounds that led us here were just appetisers, the sixth round of pool games are where the drama really unfolds.

# provincial - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Ringrose and Van der Flier drop out of Leinster XV, Fitzgerald and O'Brien start
# Team-sheets
From The42
# Team-sheets

Ringrose and Van der Flier drop out of Leinster XV, Fitzgerald and O'Brien start

Jan 7th 2016, 12:19 PM 10,384 Views 25 Comments

The duo are part of six changes made by Leo Cullen.

Which Irish province has the biggest game in the weekend ahead?
# On The Road
From The42
# On The Road

Which Irish province has the biggest game in the weekend ahead?

Jan 7th 2016, 11:01 AM 8,962 Views 13 Comments

There is a lot at stake in two competitions for our four provinces. Which one will you refuse to miss?

# provincial - Sunday 3 January, 2016

In case you had a heavy New Year's, here's how Munster and Leinster recorded inter-pro victories this weekend
# Winter-pros
From The42
# Winter-pros

In case you had a heavy New Year's, here's how Munster and Leinster recorded inter-pro victories this weekend

Jan 3rd 2016, 4:44 PM 4,303 Views 1 Comment

Fair warning: tries were at a premium.

'You can't play victim the whole time': Foley heartened by Munster grind
# SUAF
From The42
# SUAF

'You can't play victim the whole time': Foley heartened by Munster grind

Jan 3rd 2016, 3:59 PM 5,772 Views 20 Comments

The Munster head coach believed in his approach even in the midst of the five-game losing run.

# provincial - Saturday 2 January, 2016

Keatley 'refocused and recharged' thanks to winter break
# Rested And Recuperated
From The42
# Rested And Recuperated

Keatley 'refocused and recharged' thanks to winter break

Jan 2nd 2016, 9:55 PM 13,213 Views 55 Comments

Munster head coach called his out-half superb after pulling the strings of a hard-fought away win today.

Keatley keeps his cool to arrest Munster slide with win away to Ulster
# Relief
From The42
# Relief

Keatley keeps his cool to arrest Munster slide with win away to Ulster

Jan 2nd 2016, 5:02 PM 19,779 Views 73 Comments

The under-fire out-half ensured his team avoided a sixth straight loss.

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