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#URC

# urc - Saturday 21 May, 2022

Farewells and glimpses of the future as Connacht wrap up against Zebre
# Last Hurrah
From The42
# Last Hurrah

Farewells and glimpses of the future as Connacht wrap up against Zebre

May 21st 2022, 7:50 AM 9,810 Views 4 Comments

It has been a disappointing URC season for Andy Friend’s side but they can finish with a home win.

# urc - Friday 20 May, 2022

Friend picks a blend of youth and experience for Connacht's final game of the season
# URC
From The42
# URC

Friend picks a blend of youth and experience for Connacht's final game of the season

May 20th 2022, 12:25 PM 5,565 Views 4 Comments

Zebre visit the Sportsground tomorrow evening.

Munster welcome back Conway as Larmour and Baird return for Leinster
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Munster welcome back Conway as Larmour and Baird return for Leinster

May 20th 2022, 12:11 PM 16,665 Views 44 Comments

The teams have been named for tomorrow’s inter-pro at the Aviva.

# urc - Friday 13 May, 2022

Cian Prendergast signs new long-term contract with Connacht
# 2025
From The42
# 2025

Cian Prendergast signs new long-term contract with Connacht

May 13th 2022, 1:23 PM 6,266 Views 6 Comments

Prendergast had 12 months remaining on his current deal.

# urc - Monday 9 May, 2022

'It can’t be the peak' - Munster must rebound for next trip to Dublin
# Plenty To Play For
From The42
# Plenty To Play For

'It can’t be the peak' - Munster must rebound for next trip to Dublin

May 9th 2022, 6:00 AM 20,234 Views 20 Comments

Johann van Graan’s side have a huge URC clash against Leinster in two weekends’ time.

# urc - Wednesday 4 May, 2022

'I would love to leave Munster with hopefully two trophies' - De Allende
# Final Chapter
From The42
# Final Chapter

'I would love to leave Munster with hopefully two trophies' - De Allende

May 4th 2022, 12:00 PM 19,432 Views 40 Comments

The in-form Springbok centre is leaving at the end of the season.

# urc - Saturday 30 April, 2022

Sharks come from behind to overpower Connacht with second-half surge
# Shark Attack
From The42
# Shark Attack

Sharks come from behind to overpower Connacht with second-half surge

Apr 30th 2022, 5:06 PM 5,814 Views 6 Comments

Sharks won 41-21 to move into third place in the URC table..

Connacht driven by search for consistency as another frustrating season nears end
# Back It Up
From The42
# Back It Up

Connacht driven by search for consistency as another frustrating season nears end

Apr 30th 2022, 8:30 AM 2,684 Views 1 Comment

The province are looking to back up last weekend’s win against the Lions when they take on the Sharks in Durban today.

All eyes on Frawley at 10 but Leinster's pack must lead charge in Cape Town
# Table Toppers
From The42
# Table Toppers

All eyes on Frawley at 10 but Leinster's pack must lead charge in Cape Town

Apr 30th 2022, 7:30 AM 6,592 Views 9 Comments

Leo Cullen has rotated his side again as Leinster look for a big win against the Stormers.

# urc - Friday 29 April, 2022

Haley's double helps Munster secure a bonus point win and second spot in the URC
# Haley's Comet
From The42
# Haley's Comet

Haley's double helps Munster secure a bonus point win and second spot in the URC

Apr 29th 2022, 9:29 PM 28,475 Views 26 Comments

Munster defeated Cardiff 42-21 in Musgrave Park to go above Stormers and into second place in the URC.

Cullen rotates team for Leinster's top-of-the-table clash against Stormers
# URC
From The42
# URC

Cullen rotates team for Leinster's top-of-the-table clash against Stormers

Apr 29th 2022, 12:39 PM 10,922 Views 19 Comments

There’s a first start for scrum-half Cormac Foley in Cape Town.

Billy Burns returns from injury to start at out-half for Ulster against Edinburgh
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Billy Burns returns from injury to start at out-half for Ulster against Edinburgh

Apr 29th 2022, 12:25 PM 4,609 Views 6 Comments

The sides will clash in the URC on Saturday evening.

Six changes for Connacht as Blade set to make 150th appearance against Sharks
# Starting XV
From The42
# Starting XV

Six changes for Connacht as Blade set to make 150th appearance against Sharks

Apr 29th 2022, 12:13 PM 4,863 Views 6 Comments

Head coach Andy Friend is hoping to make it a clean sweep against the South African sides in the URC this season.

'No-one's pointing fingers' - Ulster focused on getting back to winning ways, says Alan O'Connor
# Red Hand
From The42
# Red Hand

'No-one's pointing fingers' - Ulster focused on getting back to winning ways, says Alan O'Connor

Apr 29th 2022, 9:20 AM 2,657 Views 4 Comments

The northern province travel to Edinburgh tomorrow.

# urc - Tuesday 26 April, 2022

URC explore women's and U23 competitions but no plans for second division
# Big Plans
From The42
# Big Plans

URC explore women's and U23 competitions but no plans for second division

Apr 26th 2022, 1:04 PM 3,482 Views 5 Comments

CEO Martin Anayi said they would like to launch the women’s league ‘sooner rather than later.’

# urc - Monday 25 April, 2022

'I really think this will be good for the URC in the coming years'
# Coming Of Age
From The42
# Coming Of Age

'I really think this will be good for the URC in the coming years'

Apr 25th 2022, 11:56 AM 13,505 Views 17 Comments

The much-maligned competition has come alive in the last couple of months thanks to an injection of quality from four South African franchises.

# urc - Saturday 23 April, 2022

Ruddock: South Africa trip perfect preparation for Champions Cup date with Tigers
# Opportunity
From The42
# Opportunity

Ruddock: South Africa trip perfect preparation for Champions Cup date with Tigers

Apr 23rd 2022, 9:00 AM 4,409 Views 4 Comments

The province take on the Sharks and the Stormers in South Africa before heading to Welford Road.

# urc - Friday 22 April, 2022

Academy pair set to make Leinster debuts as URC South Africa tour begins
# And The Team Is...
From The42
# And The Team Is...

Academy pair set to make Leinster debuts as URC South Africa tour begins

Apr 22nd 2022, 12:25 PM 10,705 Views 11 Comments

Leo Cullen’s side will face Cell C Sharks on Saturday.

Birthday boy Murphy hoping to recover from European heartbreak with Munster showdown
# All Out
From The42
# All Out

Birthday boy Murphy hoping to recover from European heartbreak with Munster showdown

Apr 22nd 2022, 8:08 AM 7,711 Views 5 Comments

Ulster will host the southern province tonight in a crucial URC clash.

# urc - Thursday 21 April, 2022

URC Grand Final to be played at home venue of highest-ranked team
# ON MERIT
From The42
# ON MERIT

URC Grand Final to be played at home venue of highest-ranked team

Updated Apr 21st 2022, 4:00 PM 13,782 Views 22 Comments

The new trophy, which will presented to the champions on 18 June, has also been unveiled today.

URC ref boss says there's too much inconsistency with high tackle decisions
# Mitigation
From The42
# Mitigation

URC ref boss says there's too much inconsistency with high tackle decisions

Apr 21st 2022, 9:17 AM 4,707 Views 6 Comments

EPCR and the URC will hold a workshop next week as they look to nail down a clear message.

'We know we’d look pretty stupid if we’re mentally off it'
# Backing It Up
From The42
# Backing It Up

'We know we’d look pretty stupid if we’re mentally off it'

Apr 21st 2022, 7:00 AM 5,839 Views 3 Comments

Munster prop Stephen Archer knows there’s a big maul and scrum battle coming in Belfast.

# urc - Wednesday 20 April, 2022

'Do we come down hard on the referees? Yes, we have very honest chats'
# Match Officials
From The42
# Match Officials

'Do we come down hard on the referees? Yes, we have very honest chats'

Apr 20th 2022, 7:00 PM 8,014 Views 5 Comments

The URC’s head of match officials, Tappe Henning, has been busy since joining in December.

# urc - Tuesday 19 April, 2022

James Ryan deemed fit again but rested for Leinster's trip to South Africa
# Concussion
From The42
# Concussion

James Ryan deemed fit again but rested for Leinster's trip to South Africa

Apr 19th 2022, 4:43 PM 5,598 Views 1 Comment

The Ireland second row will train in Dublin after recovering from a head injury.

'We'll have to look at squad rotation over the coming weeks' - Munster's Van Graan
# Mixing It Up
From The42
# Mixing It Up

'We'll have to look at squad rotation over the coming weeks' - Munster's Van Graan

Apr 19th 2022, 3:32 PM 7,327 Views 9 Comments

The southern province are still fighting on two fronts.

Beirne, Coombes, Kilcoyne, and Conway won't return for Munster against Ulster
# Injury Update
From The42
# Injury Update

Beirne, Coombes, Kilcoyne, and Conway won't return for Munster against Ulster

Apr 19th 2022, 10:27 AM 11,015 Views 10 Comments

The southern province face into a massive URC clash in Belfast on Friday night.

# urc - Monday 18 April, 2022

Leinster leave most of their Irish internationals at home for URC tour of South Africa
# Rotation
From The42
# Rotation

Leinster leave most of their Irish internationals at home for URC tour of South Africa

Apr 18th 2022, 3:30 PM 40,897 Views 30 Comments

Rhys Ruddock will captain a much-rotated travelling squad.

# urc - Wednesday 13 April, 2022

Michael Lowry agrees new long-term contract with Ulster
# Irish Rugby
From The42
# Irish Rugby

Michael Lowry agrees new long-term contract with Ulster

Apr 13th 2022, 10:04 PM 4,435 Views 4 Comments

It comes after Robert Baloucoune and Stewart Moore also agreed new contracts.

# urc - Saturday 9 April, 2022

Pressure mounts on Munster and Connacht in URC after South African derbies
# Heating Up
From The42
# Heating Up

Pressure mounts on Munster and Connacht in URC after South African derbies

Apr 9th 2022, 5:38 PM 12,586 Views 6 Comments

The Scarlets also won today, meaning Connacht drop to 10th in the table.

# urc - Tuesday 5 April, 2022

'We’re stoked to be here, but we’re not here to participate. We’re here to win these games'
# Mack Hansen
From The42
# Mack Hansen

'We’re stoked to be here, but we’re not here to participate. We’re here to win these games'

Apr 5th 2022, 3:48 PM 4,795 Views 7 Comments

Man Hansen and Connacht seek to defy the odds and overcome the challenge of Leinster in the Champions Cup.

# urc - Sunday 3 April, 2022

Dan McFarland: 'I'm really proud of what we've done out here'
# Ulster
From The42
# Ulster

Dan McFarland: 'I'm really proud of what we've done out here'

Apr 3rd 2022, 10:04 AM 5,199 Views 1 Comment

On Saturday Ulster suffered a 34-16 defeat at the hands of the Bulls.

# urc - Saturday 2 April, 2022

Ringrose turns on the class to help Leinster secure bonus point win over Munster
# URC
From The42
# URC

Ringrose turns on the class to help Leinster secure bonus point win over Munster

Apr 2nd 2022, 8:58 PM 42,380 Views 101 Comments

Munster lost 34-19 to their bitter rivals this evening in round 15 of the URC.

Ulster fall to Bulls in game of two halves in Pretoria
# URC
From The42
# URC

Ulster fall to Bulls in game of two halves in Pretoria

Apr 2nd 2022, 3:42 PM 8,002 Views 9 Comments

The northern province head home without a win from their two-match tour to South Africa.

James Hume: 'We're not a side that loses two in a row, so that is a real focus for this week'
# Ulster
From The42
# Ulster

James Hume: 'We're not a side that loses two in a row, so that is a real focus for this week'

Apr 2nd 2022, 8:33 AM 2,140 Views 3 Comments

Ulster face Bulls this afternoon just a week after their controversial loss to the Stormers.

Munster's need is greater than Leinster's - they have little margin for error left
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

Munster's need is greater than Leinster's - they have little margin for error left

Apr 2nd 2022, 7:22 AM 6,031 Views 4 Comments

Old rivals Leinster and Munster meet in Thomond Park tonight with the home side under pressure to secure a home quarter-final.

Sometimes miracles happen in sport and right now Connacht need one
# Hope Springs
From The42
# Hope Springs

Sometimes miracles happen in sport and right now Connacht need one

Apr 2nd 2022, 7:00 AM 5,696 Views 4 Comments

The Irish province start their URC run-in at Benetton today knowing they need to win their concluding four games to have any chance of making the play-offs.

# urc - Friday 1 April, 2022

Henderson back to captain Ulster against Bulls
# XV
From The42
# XV

Henderson back to captain Ulster against Bulls

Apr 1st 2022, 12:42 PM 5,516 Views 4 Comments

Andrew Warwick will make his 150th appearance for the province.

No Sexton but host of Irish internationals return for Munster's Thomond clash with Leinster
# Selections
From The42
# Selections

No Sexton but host of Irish internationals return for Munster's Thomond clash with Leinster

Apr 1st 2022, 12:20 PM 33,887 Views 26 Comments

Both sides have named their selections for tomorrow’s derby game in Limerick.

# urc - Tuesday 29 March, 2022

Hansen and Bealham will return to Connacht before Treviso trip
# Bolstered
From The42
# Bolstered

Hansen and Bealham will return to Connacht before Treviso trip

Mar 29th 2022, 1:47 PM 5,445 Views 0 Comments

Bundee Aki will not return to the side until the Champions Cup clashes against Leinster.

# urc - Saturday 26 March, 2022

Van Graan: 'Every time you get 50, specifically in Cork, it’s brilliant'
# Potent
From The42
# Potent

Van Graan: 'Every time you get 50, specifically in Cork, it’s brilliant'

Mar 26th 2022, 9:11 AM 11,861 Views 8 Comments

Munster moved up to third in the table after their first outing at Musgrave Park in just over two years.