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#Provincial

# provincial - Friday 23 August, 2013

Munster ethos stands on the shoulders of giants
# Lineage
From The42
# Lineage

Munster ethos stands on the shoulders of giants

Aug 23rd 2013, 7:15 AM 2,228 Views 0 Comments

James Coughlan wants the current Munster crop to follow in the footsteps of legends.

# provincial - Thursday 22 August, 2013

Heaslip protégé Murphy eager to stake a claim for big games
# Breakthrough
From The42
# Breakthrough

Heaslip protégé Murphy eager to stake a claim for big games

Aug 22nd 2013, 3:20 PM 4,182 Views 8 Comments

The young Leinster back row is eyeing up a starting XV berth when the season begins on September 6.

# provincial - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Tunnels, flags and precise drinking times: take a 22 step walk around Munster's dressing rooms
# SUAF
From The42
# SUAF

Tunnels, flags and precise drinking times: take a 22 step walk around Munster's dressing rooms

Aug 21st 2013, 1:25 PM 5,347 Views 8 Comments

It’s like MTV Cribs, but with less plasma TVs.

# provincial - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Hardest ever pre-season has Earls conditioned for Munster fight
# SUAF
From The42
# SUAF

Hardest ever pre-season has Earls conditioned for Munster fight

Aug 17th 2013, 8:40 AM 3,206 Views 10 Comments

The flying back took time out with us this week to chat workload, gameplan and, yes, even his position.

# provincial - Friday 16 August, 2013

Murray eager to start season and rediscover that winning high
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

Murray eager to start season and rediscover that winning high

Aug 16th 2013, 8:34 AM 3,654 Views 6 Comments

The scrum-half says Munster have a group of players around his age, ready to step up and lead.

# provincial - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Have you seen Munster's new away kit yet?
# SWAG
From The42
# SWAG

Have you seen Munster's new away kit yet?

Aug 15th 2013, 5:22 PM 8,242 Views 57 Comments

Look, it’s raining in Limerick too.

# provincial - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

O'Connor calls on Madigan to step up and into Sexton's shoes
# First Impressions
From The42
# First Impressions

O'Connor calls on Madigan to step up and into Sexton's shoes

Aug 6th 2013, 4:28 PM 3,943 Views 0 Comments

The new Leinster coach hints that the young Irish number 10 may not have the shirt all to himself this season.

# provincial - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Here are the best bits from Ulster's wacky race to Bundoran
# The Amazing Race
From The42
# The Amazing Race

Here are the best bits from Ulster's wacky race to Bundoran

Jul 31st 2013, 11:32 AM 4,165 Views 3 Comments

Boats, buses and Paddy’s Sunday best. Tuesday’s trek had it all.

# provincial - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

IRFU report shows 74% decrease in international squad drug testing
# Anti-doping
From The42
# Anti-doping

IRFU report shows 74% decrease in international squad drug testing

Jul 23rd 2013, 12:00 PM 6,673 Views 21 Comments

However, anti-doping controls have increased at each of provincial, under 20 and academy levels of the game.

# provincial - Friday 10 May, 2013

9 reasons the Pro12 semi-finals are essential viewing this weekend
# The Business End
From The42
# The Business End

9 reasons the Pro12 semi-finals are essential viewing this weekend

May 10th 2013, 3:08 PM 1,879 Views 3 Comments

There’s nothing quite like the intensity of knock-out rugby.

# provincial - Monday 6 May, 2013

It's official: Matt O'Connor will be Leinster's next coach
# Incoming
From The42
# Incoming

It's official: Matt O'Connor will be Leinster's next coach

May 6th 2013, 12:00 PM 10,029 Views 19 Comments

The Australian has put pen to paper on a three-year contract with the province.

# provincial - Sunday 5 May, 2013

Here's all you need to know about tonight's Pro12 awards
# Big Bash
From The42
# Big Bash

Here's all you need to know about tonight's Pro12 awards

May 5th 2013, 11:00 PM 2,898 Views 0 Comments

The best try, the top coach and a Kiwi number eight who has won everybody’s respect.

# provincial - Friday 19 April, 2013

Pro12 report: Ulster maintain pace at summit with bonus point in Connacht
# Pro12
From The42
# Pro12

Pro12 report: Ulster maintain pace at summit with bonus point in Connacht

Apr 19th 2013, 9:39 PM 7,555 Views 10 Comments

The league leaders rode out Connacht’s first half storm with five different try-scorers.

# provincial - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

Tom Court: International rugby is a microscope 24/7, now players can relax
# Inter-pro
From The42
# Inter-pro

Tom Court: International rugby is a microscope 24/7, now players can relax

Mar 26th 2013, 3:53 PM 2,013 Views 0 Comments

As the Six Nations fades out of view, Ireland’s top two Pro12 contenders are on a collision course this Saturday.

'I'd prefer Mountjoy': Rugby fans react to Luke Fitzgerald's proposed Munster move
# Of Its Time
From The42
# Of Its Time

'I'd prefer Mountjoy': Rugby fans react to Luke Fitzgerald's proposed Munster move

Mar 26th 2013, 1:27 PM 10,143 Views 41 Comments

Reports today suggested the Leinster back had signed a new contract with the southern province.

# provincial - Friday 22 March, 2013

Pro12 Cheat Sheet: Your guide to this weekend's rugby action
# Provincial
From The42
# Provincial

Pro12 Cheat Sheet: Your guide to this weekend's rugby action

Mar 22nd 2013, 1:39 PM 6,486 Views 7 Comments

Dry your international tears and get back to the warm glow of inter-provincial rugby.

# provincial - Sunday 17 March, 2013

The 8 signs you’re a Munster Rugby fan
# Lidgends
From The42
# Lidgends

The 8 signs you’re a Munster Rugby fan

Mar 17th 2013, 8:29 AM 4,651 Views 24 Comments

PJ’s, All Blacks and blagging your way into away games.

# provincial - Friday 15 March, 2013

The 8 signs you're a Connacht Rugby fan
# Stereotypes
From The42
# Stereotypes

The 8 signs you're a Connacht Rugby fan

Mar 15th 2013, 8:35 AM 4,746 Views 11 Comments

The Wesht’s Awake, and so on…

# provincial - Thursday 14 March, 2013

The 8 signs you're a Leinster Rugby fan
# 4 Proud Provinces
From The42
# 4 Proud Provinces

The 8 signs you're a Leinster Rugby fan

Mar 14th 2013, 8:53 AM 6,517 Views 22 Comments

It’s not all frappuccinos and alpaca-wool scarves.

# provincial - Monday 4 March, 2013

New Blue: Here’s what you can expect from Jimmy Gopperth, Leinster fans
# Provincial
From The42
# Provincial

New Blue: Here’s what you can expect from Jimmy Gopperth, Leinster fans

Mar 4th 2013, 5:35 PM 5,241 Views 24 Comments

The Kiwi will compete with Ian Madigan for a starting place next season.

# provincial - Friday 1 March, 2013

Pro12 Cheat Sheet: Your guide to this weekend's rugby action
# Provincial
From The42
# Provincial

Pro12 Cheat Sheet: Your guide to this weekend's rugby action

Mar 1st 2013, 1:18 PM 1,541 Views 4 Comments

The season is coming around for a final lap, time for our provinces to position themselves for the play-off mix.

# provincial - Friday 15 February, 2013

Pro12 Cheat Sheet: Your guide to this weekend's rugby action
# Provincial
From The42
# Provincial

Pro12 Cheat Sheet: Your guide to this weekend's rugby action

Feb 15th 2013, 4:20 PM 5,163 Views 0 Comments

The Six Nations may be tucked up in bed, but Ulster and Leinster welcome Italian opposition while Connacht and Munster take on the Welsh.

# provincial - Friday 8 February, 2013

Pro12 wrap: Ulster, Connacht fall to Welsh as Leinster impress in Cardiff
# Provincial
From The42
# Provincial

Pro12 wrap: Ulster, Connacht fall to Welsh as Leinster impress in Cardiff

Feb 8th 2013, 8:55 PM 3,390 Views 1 Comment

As if a home defeat wasn’t bad enough for the league leaders, Ruan Pienaar left the field injured in the second half.

# provincial - Friday 18 January, 2013

Heineken Cup Cheat Sheet: your guide to this weekend's rugby action
# Provincial
From The42
# Provincial

Heineken Cup Cheat Sheet: your guide to this weekend's rugby action

Jan 18th 2013, 5:34 PM 10,131 Views 20 Comments

Even four wins from four may not be enough for our provinces.

# provincial - Saturday 29 December, 2012

Inter-pro: 3 key battles to decide Munster v Ulster
# Derby Day
From The42
# Derby Day

Inter-pro: 3 key battles to decide Munster v Ulster

Dec 29th 2012, 8:21 AM 910 Views 2 Comments

Ulster’s team selection has left them vulnerable at Thomond Park this evening.

# provincial - Friday 21 December, 2012

Pro12 Cheat Sheet: Your guide to this weekend's inter-pros
# Provincial
From The42
# Provincial

Pro12 Cheat Sheet: Your guide to this weekend's inter-pros

Dec 21st 2012, 3:15 PM 990 Views 1 Comment

Four provinces, two games. Happy Christmas to us.

# provincial - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Leinster looking to laugh off defeat as attention turns north
# Inter-pro
From The42
# Inter-pro

Leinster looking to laugh off defeat as attention turns north

Dec 19th 2012, 7:49 AM 887 Views 0 Comments

“What’s done is done”, say Eoin Reddan as he focuses on the imminent Pro12 clash with ulster.

# provincial - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

No new injury concerns for Munster as O'Donnell and Dougall return
# Provincial
From The42
# Provincial

No new injury concerns for Munster as O'Donnell and Dougall return

Dec 18th 2012, 3:22 PM 1,011 Views 1 Comment

The scans have not brought such good news for Ulster.

# provincial - Friday 7 December, 2012

Heineken Cup cheat sheet: Your guide to this weekend's European rugby action
# Provincial
From The42
# Provincial

Heineken Cup cheat sheet: Your guide to this weekend's European rugby action

Dec 7th 2012, 3:47 PM 1,760 Views 0 Comments

Our four provinces are facing into a pivotal fortnight of the season, here’s all you need to know.

# provincial - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Pro12 Cheat Sheet: Your guide to this weekend’s rugby action
# Back To Work
From The42
# Back To Work

Pro12 Cheat Sheet: Your guide to this weekend’s rugby action

Dec 1st 2012, 8:57 AM 792 Views 0 Comments

It’s the last round of league games before the Heineken Cup clicks back into gear.

# provincial - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Niall Ronan: ‘There were days I wondered if I’d ever recover at all’
# Unlucky 7
From The42
# Unlucky 7

Niall Ronan: ‘There were days I wondered if I’d ever recover at all’

Nov 22nd 2012, 4:59 PM 1,585 Views 0 Comments

After two appearances in an injury ravaged 10 months, the Munster openside is hoping to make his first team return permanent this weekend.

# provincial - Monday 5 November, 2012

Pro12: Team of the Week
# First XV
From The42
# First XV

Pro12: Team of the Week

Nov 5th 2012, 10:00 AM 1,246 Views 1 Comment

Three out of four provinces won this weekend. These players were the reason why.

# provincial - Friday 26 October, 2012

As it happened: Munster v Zebre, RaboDirect Pro12
# Liveblog
From The42
# Liveblog

As it happened: Munster v Zebre, RaboDirect Pro12

Oct 26th 2012, 7:34 PM 11,734 Views 7 Comments

We went minute-by-minute as Munster met the minnows in Thomond Park.

Promoted: McEntee takes up IRFU high performance role
# Behind The Scenes
From The42
# Behind The Scenes

Promoted: McEntee takes up IRFU high performance role

Oct 26th 2012, 6:09 PM 1,545 Views 0 Comments

Leinster academy boss Colin McEntee has been entrusted with Irish Rugby’s next generation.

# provincial - Saturday 20 October, 2012

3 things to look out for, and 1 thing we learned, in the Heineken Cup this weekend
# Highlights
From The42
# Highlights

3 things to look out for, and 1 thing we learned, in the Heineken Cup this weekend

Oct 20th 2012, 7:30 AM 809 Views 0 Comments

One win down, three to go.

# provincial - Friday 19 October, 2012

Heineken Cup cheat sheet: Your guide to this weekend's rugby action
# Provincial
From The42
# Provincial

Heineken Cup cheat sheet: Your guide to this weekend's rugby action

Oct 19th 2012, 4:15 PM 1,394 Views 0 Comments

We preview the games that matter and ask, is four wins from four provinces really too much to ask for?

# provincial - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Heineken Cup: Duffy ready to answer Connacht’s tough questions
# Lessons Learned
From The42
# Lessons Learned

Heineken Cup: Duffy ready to answer Connacht’s tough questions

Oct 10th 2012, 7:10 AM 615 Views 1 Comment

The experienced fullback is determined, but realistic about his European goals this season.

# provincial - Monday 8 October, 2012

Pro12: Team of the Week
# First XV
From The42
# First XV

Pro12: Team of the Week

Oct 8th 2012, 10:14 AM 1,178 Views 0 Comments

Here’s the cream of the crop offered up by our four provinces this weekend.

# provincial - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

VIDEO: Provincial captains gearing up for Heineken Cup campaigns
# High Hopes
From The42
# High Hopes

VIDEO: Provincial captains gearing up for Heineken Cup campaigns

Oct 3rd 2012, 11:02 AM 349 Views 0 Comments

Munster’s Doug Howlett declared that Leinster would be ‘watched closely be all the teams’.

# provincial - Saturday 29 September, 2012

Four conclusions from this weekend's Pro12 action
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

Four conclusions from this weekend's Pro12 action

Sep 29th 2012, 10:04 PM 1,448 Views 0 Comments

The season gets serious. Starting now.