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#Provincial

# provincial - Friday 7 September, 2012

Pro12 Cheat Sheet: Tough trips for Ulster and Connacht while Munster, Leinster come home
# Provincial
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# Provincial

Pro12 Cheat Sheet: Tough trips for Ulster and Connacht while Munster, Leinster come home

Sep 7th 2012, 2:57 PM 1,080 Views 0 Comments

Our provinces are in league action against Italian and Welsh opposition, let’s get it done.

# provincial - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

That unfamiliar feeling: Gibbes eager to move on after Leinster hammering
# Forward Thinking
From The42
# Forward Thinking

That unfamiliar feeling: Gibbes eager to move on after Leinster hammering

Sep 5th 2012, 9:44 AM 928 Views 0 Comments

The Leinster forwards coach had no excuses for the 45-20 defeat in Llanelli, putting it down to naivety and a lack of physicality. Next.

# provincial - Monday 3 September, 2012

Boss facing long spell on sideline with elbow ligament injury
# Man Down
From The42
# Man Down

Boss facing long spell on sideline with elbow ligament injury

Sep 3rd 2012, 3:31 PM 904 Views 0 Comments

The Leinster scrum half suffered the injury in the first half of Saturday’s 45-20 Pro12 defeat.

# provincial - Saturday 1 September, 2012

Pro12: Conway relishing new season's opportunity
# Summertime Blues
From The42
# Summertime Blues

Pro12: Conway relishing new season's opportunity

Sep 1st 2012, 8:15 AM 841 Views 0 Comments

The young Leinster wing is in the best shape of his life and ready to stake a claim for a jersey when the big games roll around.

# provincial - Friday 31 August, 2012

As it happened: Ulster v Glasgow Warriors, RaboDirect Pro12
# It's All Kicking Off
From The42
# It's All Kicking Off

As it happened: Ulster v Glasgow Warriors, RaboDirect Pro12

Aug 31st 2012, 6:49 PM 4,657 Views 0 Comments

We went minute-by-minute as Ulster kicked off the new season against stiff opposition at Ravenhill.

Pro12 Cheat Sheet: The dirty dozen are back at last
# Engage
From The42
# Engage

Pro12 Cheat Sheet: The dirty dozen are back at last

Aug 31st 2012, 4:25 PM 1,340 Views 0 Comments

The new rugby season kicks off tonight, so we bring news from all four provinces

# provincial - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Schmidt: 'Just a passenger on a really good Leinster ride'
# Humble Pie
From The42
# Humble Pie

Schmidt: 'Just a passenger on a really good Leinster ride'

Aug 28th 2012, 10:46 AM 1,141 Views 1 Comment

A clean slate and a new season beckons, but Leinster still have the same old Joe Schmidt, writes Sean Farrell.

# provincial - Monday 27 August, 2012

The big rugby season preview... Connacht
# Way Out West
From The42
# Way Out West

The big rugby season preview... Connacht

Aug 27th 2012, 7:25 PM 1,503 Views 1 Comment

No longer the forgotten province, the westerners will be well placed to take a scalp from more than just Zebre in Europe this year.

# provincial - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Heineken Cup: Clermont and Leinster to meet in back-to-back December weekends
# Road To Dublin
From The42
# Road To Dublin

Heineken Cup: Clermont and Leinster to meet in back-to-back December weekends

Jul 26th 2012, 12:28 PM 907 Views 0 Comments

The dates and times of our provinces’ Heineken Cup pool fixtures have been announced today.

# provincial - Monday 23 July, 2012

Coming together: Anscombe frustrated by 'jagged' pre-season
# Pro12
From The42
# Pro12

Coming together: Anscombe frustrated by 'jagged' pre-season

Jul 23rd 2012, 6:00 PM 653 Views 0 Comments

However, the new coach up North will this week welcome a host of international stars back to training.

# provincial - Monday 16 July, 2012

Provincial finals: Cork, Monaghan retain crowns as Dublin trash Meath
# GAA
From The42
# GAA

Provincial finals: Cork, Monaghan retain crowns as Dublin trash Meath

Jul 16th 2012, 1:00 PM 498 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of the weekend’s big games in ladies football.

# provincial - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

Kick-off: Leinster and Munster away on Pro12 opening day
# Bread And Butter
From The42
# Bread And Butter

Kick-off: Leinster and Munster away on Pro12 opening day

Jul 11th 2012, 11:01 AM 3,299 Views 6 Comments

Not before time, the league’s fixtures were released this morning.

# provincial - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Summer recruitment: Who's stealing our jobs?
# Provincial
From The42
# Provincial

Summer recruitment: Who's stealing our jobs?

Jul 4th 2012, 12:16 PM 2,281 Views 3 Comments

With the IRFU’s player import policy shaping our provinces’ squads, Whiff of Cordite run the rule over the players filling the NIQ quotas.

# provincial - Monday 18 June, 2012

Homeward bound: Niall O'Conner seals return to Ulster
# New Faces
From The42
# New Faces

Homeward bound: Niall O'Conner seals return to Ulster

Jun 18th 2012, 3:51 PM 505 Views 1 Comment

The fly-half is one of two signings announced today as coach Mark Anscombe vows to develop home-grown talent at Ravenhill.

# provincial - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Heineken Cup draw: Familiar faces ahead on road to Dublin
# Provincial
From The42
# Provincial

Heineken Cup draw: Familiar faces ahead on road to Dublin

Jun 12th 2012, 2:53 PM 663 Views 0 Comments

After this morning’s draw for the European Cup pool stages, none of our provinces look set for an easy run.

# provincial - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Another one bites the dust: Munster dealt retirement blow
# Murty
From The42
# Murty

Another one bites the dust: Munster dealt retirement blow

Jun 6th 2012, 3:05 PM 1,446 Views 1 Comment

He’ll be missed.

# provincial - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Four things you may not know about Simon Mannix
# Munster
From The42
# Munster

Four things you may not know about Simon Mannix

May 30th 2012, 5:04 PM 2,582 Views 1 Comment

Munster have caught us on the hop again with an unfamiliar face to become backs coach.

# provincial - Sunday 27 May, 2012

Opinion: Toner must make mark with final chance
# Big Day
From The42
# Big Day

Opinion: Toner must make mark with final chance

May 27th 2012, 1:11 PM 376 Views 0 Comments

Marginalised by Brad Thorn and his own unique physiology, Devin Toner can still become a dominant force in Leinster’s engine room.

# provincial - Friday 4 May, 2012

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

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

May 4th 2012, 1:06 PM 839 Views 3 Comments

There are two remaining semi-final places up for grabs, so we’ve got the calculator out to examine the permutations for the four Irish provinces.

# provincial - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Dream team? Only one Irishman in Pro12 team of the year
# Representing
From The42
# Representing

Dream team? Only one Irishman in Pro12 team of the year

May 3rd 2012, 5:44 PM 931 Views 2 Comments

Ulster’s Dan Tuohy is on the list, while there are only two representatives from table-topping Leinster.

# provincial - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Bright future: Connacht appoint chief executive to replace retiring Kelly
# New Chief
From The42
# New Chief

Bright future: Connacht appoint chief executive to replace retiring Kelly

May 1st 2012, 12:12 PM 445 Views 1 Comment

Tom Sears’ CV has a track record of success in cricket, now he turns his attention west, to rugby.

# provincial - Friday 20 April, 2012

Pro12 cheat sheet: Your guide to the weekend's rugby action
# Provincial
From The42
# Provincial

Pro12 cheat sheet: Your guide to the weekend's rugby action

Apr 20th 2012, 1:28 PM 380 Views 0 Comments

Your guide to this weekend’s rugby action. Teams, injury news and form all in one handy place.

# provincial - Thursday 19 April, 2012

First XV: Belfast set for Titanic Pro12 tussle
# Inter-pro
From The42
# Inter-pro

First XV: Belfast set for Titanic Pro12 tussle

Apr 19th 2012, 12:44 PM 466 Views 0 Comments

Ulster and Leinster have both named strong sides for tomorrow’s meeting despite their looming Heineken Cup appointments.

Underdogs: Ulster must be 'on the money' to beat Leinster
# Luck
From The42
# Luck

Underdogs: Ulster must be 'on the money' to beat Leinster

Apr 19th 2012, 8:35 AM 334 Views 0 Comments

With Pro12 hopes hanging by a thread, Ulster know their very best is required in Ravenhill.

'Everybody wants to be top dog': D'Arcy relishing inter-pro clash
# Woof
From The42
# Woof

'Everybody wants to be top dog': D'Arcy relishing inter-pro clash

Apr 19th 2012, 8:00 AM 254 Views 0 Comments

As Leinster continue to seek perfection, the centre has rubbished the prospect of any player holding back a week before the Heineken Cup semi-final.

# provincial - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Calling time: Terblanche plans to retire at end of season
# Ulster
From The42
# Ulster

Calling time: Terblanche plans to retire at end of season

Apr 18th 2012, 1:48 PM 400 Views 0 Comments

However, the Springbok did admit that he may not need much persuasion to sign another extension at Ravenhill.

# provincial - Friday 13 April, 2012

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

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

Apr 13th 2012, 12:56 PM 434 Views 0 Comments

It’s back to the grindstone as all four provinces bid to end the league campaign on a high.

# provincial - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

Pro12: Ulster name full strength squad for Connacht clash
# Provincial
From The42
# Provincial

Pro12: Ulster name full strength squad for Connacht clash

Apr 11th 2012, 3:20 PM 188 Views 0 Comments

Fresh from an intense win over Munster, Ulster coach, Brian McLaughlin has named a 37-man squad for this Saturday’s trip to Galway.

# provincial - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

Bolstered: O'Connell, Murray and Ryan in line for Heineken Cup return
# Interpro
From The42
# Interpro

Bolstered: O'Connell, Murray and Ryan in line for Heineken Cup return

Apr 4th 2012, 2:29 PM 507 Views 2 Comments

Munster are looking a lot stronger now that a crucial quartet of players were included in the squad to face Ulster.

# provincial - Monday 2 April, 2012

Familiar territory: BOD comfortable with favourites' tag ahead of Blues battle
# Top Dog
From The42
# Top Dog

Familiar territory: BOD comfortable with favourites' tag ahead of Blues battle

Apr 2nd 2012, 3:28 PM 371 Views 0 Comments

Brian O’Driscoll got 80 minutes under his belt at Thomond Park and it’s full steam ahead to Heineken Cup action.

# provincial - Friday 23 March, 2012

Pro12 cheat-sheet: your guide to this weekend's rugby
# Provincial
From The42
# Provincial

Pro12 cheat-sheet: your guide to this weekend's rugby

Mar 23rd 2012, 1:25 PM 635 Views 2 Comments

Four provinces, three games. Time to put that dreadful Six Nations business out of sight and out of mind.

# provincial - Thursday 22 March, 2012

Pro12: Leinster bolstered by star quartet
# Back In Harness
From The42
# Back In Harness

Pro12: Leinster bolstered by star quartet

Mar 22nd 2012, 12:52 PM 390 Views 0 Comments

Leinster have named their team to face the Ospreys at the RDS tomorrow and it includes some big, big names.

# provincial - Friday 9 March, 2012

He's back: Wallace in Munster squad for Aironi trip
# Hero's Return
From The42
# Hero's Return

He's back: Wallace in Munster squad for Aironi trip

Mar 9th 2012, 2:04 PM 297 Views 0 Comments

The veteran back row has recovered from the knee injury which ruled him out of the World Cup.

# provincial - Friday 2 March, 2012

As it happened: Ulster v Edinburgh, Pro12
# Liveblog
From The42
# Liveblog

As it happened: Ulster v Edinburgh, Pro12

Mar 2nd 2012, 7:02 PM 3,234 Views 2 Comments

We went minute-by-minute for one of those magic Friday nights in Ravenhill. There is also news of Leinster and Connacht.

Pro12 cheat-sheet: your guide to the provincial rugby action
# Provincial
From The42
# Provincial

Pro12 cheat-sheet: your guide to the provincial rugby action

Mar 2nd 2012, 10:20 AM 412 Views 1 Comment

Three of the provinces are in action tonight, before that big date in Paris.

Follow Friday: It’s Simon Zebo
# FF
From The42
# FF

Follow Friday: It’s Simon Zebo

Mar 2nd 2012, 7:28 AM 1,079 Views 0 Comments

Every Friday we’ll point you in the right direction for some of the most interesting sportsmen and women on the Twitter.

# provincial - Friday 24 February, 2012

Pro12 cheat sheet: Your guide to the provincial rugby action
# Provincial
From The42
# Provincial

Pro12 cheat sheet: Your guide to the provincial rugby action

Feb 24th 2012, 7:40 AM 315 Views 0 Comments

Three provinces play at home tonight. All in all, it’s a big weekend of oval ball action.

# provincial - Friday 17 February, 2012

Pro12 cheat-sheet: your guide to the provincial rugby action
# Provincial
From The42
# Provincial

Pro12 cheat-sheet: your guide to the provincial rugby action

Feb 17th 2012, 1:55 PM 547 Views 0 Comments

Ireland v Wales seems an awful long time ago. ROG wants a game, you know you feel the same.

# provincial - Thursday 9 February, 2012

Pro12 cheat-sheet: your guide to the provincial rugby action
# Provincial
From The42
# Provincial

Pro12 cheat-sheet: your guide to the provincial rugby action

Feb 9th 2012, 2:10 PM 645 Views 0 Comments

We know you’ve missed the RaboDirect Pro 12, just admit it. Here’s what’s going on in the Six Nations’ shadow.

# provincial - Monday 23 January, 2012

Upbeat: Heaslip the embodiment of current high spirit in Irish rugby
# Happy Out
From The42
# Happy Out

Upbeat: Heaslip the embodiment of current high spirit in Irish rugby

Jan 23rd 2012, 6:09 PM 984 Views 0 Comments

‘I think lads are going to be giddy and excited’ says a giddy and excited Jamie Heaslip.