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#URC

# urc - Saturday 26 March, 2022

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

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

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

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

# urc - Friday 25 March, 2022

Tractor-driving Hodnett looking to take his game up a gear with Munster
# West Cork
From The42
# West Cork

Tractor-driving Hodnett looking to take his game up a gear with Munster

Updated Mar 25th 2022, 12:16 PM 22,550 Views 8 Comments

The Rosscarbery man has bounced back well this season after a year out of the game through injury.

'A good few teachers who taught me are still here' - Herring feeling nostalgic before Stormers clash
# Home Visit
From The42
# Home Visit

'A good few teachers who taught me are still here' - Herring feeling nostalgic before Stormers clash

Mar 25th 2022, 8:30 AM 5,493 Views 2 Comments

The Ulster star grew up in South Africa before relocating to Ireland to pursue his rugby dream.

# urc - Thursday 24 March, 2022

URC apologise to Cardiff player for 'inappropriate' TikTok post following concussion
# Concussion
From The42
# Concussion

URC apologise to Cardiff player for 'inappropriate' TikTok post following concussion

Mar 24th 2022, 5:59 PM 7,012 Views 0 Comments

Aled Summerhill suffered a head injury against the Emirates Lions.

Can Munster finish the Johann Van Graan era with trophy success?
# Business End
From The42
# Business End

Can Munster finish the Johann Van Graan era with trophy success?

Mar 24th 2022, 3:00 PM 18,226 Views 19 Comments

RG Snyman won’t be back this season but otherwise, the squad is shaping up well.

# urc - Wednesday 23 March, 2022

URC springs into life but do the Irish provinces have what it takes to be there at the death?
# URC
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# URC

URC springs into life but do the Irish provinces have what it takes to be there at the death?

Mar 23rd 2022, 6:43 PM 7,348 Views 12 Comments

Connacht need a big finish to make it into next season’s Champions Cup while Munster are scrambling to get a coveted home draw for the knock-outs.

'Josh Wycherley was outstanding' - Munster back on home soil after South Africa trip
# Homecoming
From The42
# Homecoming

'Josh Wycherley was outstanding' - Munster back on home soil after South Africa trip

Mar 23rd 2022, 2:49 PM 7,551 Views 3 Comments

Stephen Larkham was impressed with the loosehead prop and other young Munster players.

'Everyone will be saying he's the next Mack Hansen' - Connacht excited about additions
# Signings
From The42
# Signings

'Everyone will be saying he's the next Mack Hansen' - Connacht excited about additions

Mar 23rd 2022, 6:30 AM 16,579 Views 7 Comments

Andy Friend is enthused by Leinster players deciding to switch to Connacht.

# urc - Tuesday 22 March, 2022

'It was pretty embarrassing' - Connacht must bounce back to save URC season
# Harsh Lessons
From The42
# Harsh Lessons

'It was pretty embarrassing' - Connacht must bounce back to save URC season

Mar 22nd 2022, 3:44 PM 7,361 Views 0 Comments

Head coach Andy Friend and club captain Jarrad Butler were honest about the defeat in Edinburgh.

Connacht without Aki, Hansen, and Bealham but Carty and Heffernan return
# Derby
From The42
# Derby

Connacht without Aki, Hansen, and Bealham but Carty and Heffernan return

Mar 22nd 2022, 1:01 PM 6,829 Views 0 Comments

Shane Delahunt’s season is over due to a hamstring injury.

# urc - Saturday 19 March, 2022

Lions pounce on tiring Munster with second-half comeback in Johannesburg
# Altitude Sick
From The42
# Altitude Sick

Lions pounce on tiring Munster with second-half comeback in Johannesburg

Mar 19th 2022, 2:45 PM 11,664 Views 9 Comments

The hosts came from 14-0 down to score their biggest win in the URC to date.

# urc - Sunday 13 March, 2022

Johann van Graan: 'It was a good advert for the URC with two very good teams'
# URC
From The42
# URC

Johann van Graan: 'It was a good advert for the URC with two very good teams'

Mar 13th 2022, 2:12 PM 8,943 Views 7 Comments

Munster fell to a 29-24 defeat to the Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday.

# urc - Saturday 12 March, 2022

Opportunity knocks for Ulster - victory tonight could define their season
# URC
From The42
# URC

Opportunity knocks for Ulster - victory tonight could define their season

Mar 12th 2022, 9:05 AM 2,997 Views 10 Comments

The bulk of Leinster’s first-choice XV is in Twickenham – leaving the door open for Ulster to secure a double over their rivals.

We are about to see if South Africa's big four will add value to this much-maligned league
# No Bull
From The42
# No Bull

We are about to see if South Africa's big four will add value to this much-maligned league

Mar 12th 2022, 6:45 AM 5,185 Views 3 Comments

The URC has been subjected to endless criticism over the years but trips to South Africa will present a new challenge to Ireland’s provinces.

# urc - Friday 11 March, 2022

Munster make 7 changes for Bulls clash as DDA returns on the bench
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Munster make 7 changes for Bulls clash as DDA returns on the bench

Mar 11th 2022, 12:39 PM 12,192 Views 11 Comments

Kendellen, the Scannells, Healy, Cronin, Archer, and Nash all start.

# urc - Tuesday 8 March, 2022

Zebre send bus to Ukraine to bring rugby players' families to safety in Italy
# Rugby Family
From The42
# Rugby Family

Zebre send bus to Ukraine to bring rugby players' families to safety in Italy

Mar 8th 2022, 10:44 AM 8,652 Views 5 Comments

The players of Kyiv RC Polytechnic have remained in Ukraine to fight.

# urc - Saturday 5 March, 2022

Munster put out the Dragons' fire en route to thumping ten-try win
# On Fire
From The42
# On Fire

Munster put out the Dragons' fire en route to thumping ten-try win

Mar 5th 2022, 7:11 PM 34,105 Views 49 Comments

Munster outclassed Dragons winning 64-3 in tonight’s URC game.

Five points is what Munster need tonight - and five points is what they are going to get
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

Five points is what Munster need tonight - and five points is what they are going to get

Mar 5th 2022, 6:15 AM 8,515 Views 3 Comments

Johann van Graan’s side take on Dragons in the URC at Thomond Park.

# urc - Friday 4 March, 2022

Connacht ship eight tries in embarrassing defeat to Edinburgh
# Tough Night
From The42
# Tough Night

Connacht ship eight tries in embarrassing defeat to Edinburgh

Mar 4th 2022, 10:20 PM 36,964 Views 33 Comments

The western province’s hopes of a top-eight spot took a serious hit in the Scottish capital.

Carty returns as Connacht bid for three-in-a-row on visit to Edinburgh
# Winning Ways
From The42
# Winning Ways

Carty returns as Connacht bid for three-in-a-row on visit to Edinburgh

Mar 4th 2022, 7:15 AM 3,584 Views 3 Comments

The Scots have lost their last three games but are capable of playing thrilling rugby.

# urc - Thursday 3 March, 2022

Daly returns to underline how 'incredibly important' he is to Connacht
# Polished
From The42
# Polished

Daly returns to underline how 'incredibly important' he is to Connacht

Mar 3rd 2022, 6:00 AM 3,749 Views 1 Comment

Connacht have been brilliant at developing the players they bring in from outside the province.

# urc - Tuesday 1 March, 2022

Connacht's Buckley a doubt this week but Thornbury could return this month
# Injury Update
From The42
# Injury Update

Connacht's Buckley a doubt this week but Thornbury could return this month

Mar 1st 2022, 1:07 PM 3,699 Views 2 Comments

There was some good news on the injury front for Andy Friend’s squad.

# urc - Sunday 27 February, 2022

'We call them our bouncers' - Friend praises impact of Connacht bench in Stormers win
# Reinforcements
From The42
# Reinforcements

'We call them our bouncers' - Friend praises impact of Connacht bench in Stormers win

Feb 27th 2022, 11:41 AM 4,181 Views 2 Comments

It’s the second week in a row Connacht have come from ten points adrift to secure victory.

# urc - Saturday 26 February, 2022

Bench impact helps Connacht to priceless comeback win over Stormers
# Momentum
From The42
# Momentum

Bench impact helps Connacht to priceless comeback win over Stormers

Feb 26th 2022, 3:22 PM 25,251 Views 13 Comments

Playing into the wind in the second half, Andy Friend’s men came from 10 points down to seal victory in the first ever meeting of the two sides.

'You can see how physical they are... a lot of battered bodies when you walk up the corridor'
# Top Of The Table
From The42
# Top Of The Table

'You can see how physical they are... a lot of battered bodies when you walk up the corridor'

Feb 26th 2022, 10:28 AM 11,755 Views 3 Comments

Tries from Dave Kearney, Michael Ala’alatoa and Scott Penny gave Leinster a 21-13 win against the Emirates Lions.

# urc - Friday 25 February, 2022

Connacht make four changes for Stormers visit as Carty and Heffernan resume Ireland duty
# Switches
From The42
# Switches

Connacht make four changes for Stormers visit as Carty and Heffernan resume Ireland duty

Feb 25th 2022, 12:26 PM 6,246 Views 2 Comments

Shane Delahunt and Conor Fitzgerald have been drafted in for Saturday’s showdown.

# urc - Friday 18 February, 2022

Byrne brothers both start as Lowe returns from injury for Leinster
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Byrne brothers both start as Lowe returns from injury for Leinster

Feb 18th 2022, 12:11 PM 10,822 Views 14 Comments

Seán Cronin is set for his 200th appearance off the bench against Ospreys.

# urc - Thursday 17 February, 2022

Cardiff v Zebre postponed due to red weather warning
# URC
From The42
# URC

Cardiff v Zebre postponed due to red weather warning

Feb 17th 2022, 5:57 PM 2,745 Views 0 Comments

The game was set to be played on Friday night.

# urc - Monday 14 February, 2022

Farrell releases 14 players from Ireland's Six Nations camp for URC action
# Break Week
From The42
# Break Week

Farrell releases 14 players from Ireland's Six Nations camp for URC action

Updated Feb 14th 2022, 3:12 PM 41,890 Views 15 Comments

An Ireland squad of 23 will gather again on Thursday for two days of training.

# urc - Friday 4 February, 2022

Dazzling Baloucoune makes point to Andy Farrell in Ulster victory over Connacht
# Electric
From The42
# Electric

Dazzling Baloucoune makes point to Andy Farrell in Ulster victory over Connacht

Feb 4th 2022, 10:28 PM 16,733 Views 20 Comments

The winger responded to his exclusion from the Six Nations squad to face Wales by scoring two tries.

# urc - Tuesday 1 February, 2022

Ulster's Craig Gilroy cited after heavy hit on Scarlets winger
# URC
From The42
# URC

Ulster's Craig Gilroy cited after heavy hit on Scarlets winger

Feb 1st 2022, 4:32 PM 6,035 Views 6 Comments

Gilroy appeared fortunate not to have been red carded for the heavy tackle on Thomas Rogers.

# urc - Saturday 29 January, 2022

Evans the hero as Leinster suffer first defeat in Cardiff in 11 years
# Late Drama
From The42
# Late Drama

Evans the hero as Leinster suffer first defeat in Cardiff in 11 years

Jan 29th 2022, 10:08 PM 15,547 Views 47 Comments

The province had won their last 16 games against Cardiff in all competitions.

McCarthy gets debut as Leinster look at shuffling their lock stocks
# Second Rows
From The42
# Second Rows

McCarthy gets debut as Leinster look at shuffling their lock stocks

Jan 29th 2022, 6:00 AM 5,771 Views 8 Comments

Leo Cullen has named a strong side for tonight’s clash with Cardiff in the URC.

# urc - Friday 28 January, 2022

Craig Gilroy's late try earns Ulster bonus-point win against stubborn Scarlets
# URC
From The42
# URC

Craig Gilroy's late try earns Ulster bonus-point win against stubborn Scarlets

Jan 28th 2022, 9:50 PM 17,525 Views 27 Comments

The hosts were 27-15 winners at Kingspan Stadium.

Tiernan O'Halloran set for milestone Connacht cap against Glasgow while Forde debuts at 10
# URC
From The42
# URC

Tiernan O'Halloran set for milestone Connacht cap against Glasgow while Forde debuts at 10

Jan 28th 2022, 12:30 PM 6,392 Views 12 Comments

Academy graduate Cathal Forde will make his senior bow tomorrow.

20-year-old lock McCarthy to make Leinster debut against Cardiff
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

20-year-old lock McCarthy to make Leinster debut against Cardiff

Jan 28th 2022, 12:10 PM 11,470 Views 16 Comments

The former Ireland U20 international comes in as Leo Cullen makes wholesale changes.

# urc - Thursday 27 January, 2022

Ulster make 6 changes with Ireland internationals away in Portugal camp
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Ulster make 6 changes with Ireland internationals away in Portugal camp

Jan 27th 2022, 12:21 PM 8,012 Views 6 Comments

The Scarlets visit Kingspan Stadium in Belfast tomorrow night.

# urc - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

Zebo escapes further punishment for red card against Ulster, free to face Castres
# Surprise Verdict
From The42
# Surprise Verdict

Zebo escapes further punishment for red card against Ulster, free to face Castres

Jan 12th 2022, 5:27 PM 8,591 Views 36 Comments

A disciplinary panel has determined that out-half Jack Crowley was the true offending party in their joint hit on Ulster’s Mike Lowry.

# urc - Tuesday 4 January, 2022

Michael Bradley sacked as head coach of Italian club Zebre
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

Michael Bradley sacked as head coach of Italian club Zebre

Jan 4th 2022, 3:35 PM 13,774 Views 7 Comments

The former Ireland international joined the club in 2017.

McFarland 'more confident' that Ulster's clash with Munster will go ahead
# URC
From The42
# URC

McFarland 'more confident' that Ulster's clash with Munster will go ahead

Jan 4th 2022, 7:58 AM 10,654 Views 3 Comments

The northern province have had a Covid-19 outbreak in recent times.