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Pro12

# pro12 - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Paddy Jackson: I was sad to see Anscombe leave, but training is class with Kiss

The Ulster and Ireland out-half talks to us about his recovery from a fractured vertebrae and a new era around Ravenhill.

# pro12 - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Jamie Heaslip confirmed as new Leinster captain

The number eight will be supported by vice captains Sean O’Brien and Rob Kearney.

# pro12 - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Munster hooker Sherry set for six more months on the sidelines

Keith Earls, Luke O’Dea, Damien Varley and Gerhard van den Heever are also injured.

# pro12 - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

‘Ultimate Connacht Man’ John Muldoon named captain for new season

It was the job of at least three men last season, but John Muldoon will do it all by himself this time around.

# pro12 - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Former Clermont and Lions star Lee Byrne named Dragons captain

Capped 46 times for the Welsh, Byrne has not appeared for his country since the 2011 World Cup.

# pro12 - Friday 25 July, 2014

Munster, Ulster and Connacht hit with Pro12 fixture confusion

The ongoing civil war in Welsh rugby has led to league and cup fixture clashes.

# pro12 - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Super Rugby star Anscombe joins Cardiff with Welsh caps in view

The 23-year-old former New Zealand underage international will hook up with the Blues later this year.

# pro12 - Monday 14 July, 2014

Leinster CEO Dawson expects to see more of O’Connor’s personality

The Australian secured a Pro12 title in his first year in charge, but there may be more to come in terms of style.

Wales captain Warburton could be clubless as civil war continues

The 25-year-old is facing the possibility of having no club side for the start of the season.

# pro12 - Sunday 13 July, 2014

Leinster excited by Douglas and Madigan as Cullen’s influence continues

Head coach Matt O’Connor is feeling positive about avoiding second season syndrome.

# pro12 - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Guinness confirmed as new Pro12 title sponsor

The Irish brewery takes over sponsorship of the league from RaboDirect.

Finalists Leinster and Glasgow meet on opening weekend of new Guinness Pro12

The first inter-provincial clash will feature Connacht v Leinster a fortnight later, with Munster visiting the champions in early October.

# pro12 - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

We’ll Leave It There So: Brazil and Germany face off, GAA react to Garth and all today’s sport

RVP’s header is getting its own coin, there’s a new Pro 12 sponsor on the way and a lot of cash was spent on Ross McCormack.

Pro12 to announce new sponsor on Thursday as Guinness links grow

The Irish brewery are front runners to be named as title sponsors later this week.

# pro12 - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Leinster out-half Jimmy Gopperth is absolutely shredding the waves on his holidays Hang 10 This post contains videos

# pro12 - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Blink and you’ll miss BOD in this time-lapse video of Leinster’s Pro12 win Rapid Rugby This post contains videos

Blink and you’ll miss BOD in this time-lapse video of Leinster’s Pro12 win

O’Driscoll only lasts three seconds in this recap of his final game. Leo Cullen gets six seconds.

‘Brian is leaving a few hints he might come back in some capacity’ – Cronin

The hooker is due for shoulder surgery but gave Ireland coach Joe Schmidt something to think about with a superb outing against Glasgow.

# pro12 - Monday 2 June, 2014

‘We went to Zebre and played in front of three people’ – Gopperth praises squad effort

The Leinster out-half believes Noel Reid and Brendan Macken have given fans a glimpse of the midfield future.

# pro12 - Sunday 1 June, 2014

‘I’m sure I’ll be about the place. I’ll take anything’ – O’Driscoll waves goodbye, for now

The retired rugby legend says he will miss the Leinster supporters and the training ground camaraderie.

# pro12 - Saturday 31 May, 2014

Early BOD blow not enough to derail clinical Leinster from retaining Pro12 crown

Leinster secured their second successive Pro12 title with a 22-point win over Glasgow Warriors.

Here are the tries that gave Leinster victory over Glasgow in the Pro12 final

Two tries and two assists from Zane Kirchner made all the difference for Leinster.

As it happened: Leinster v Glasgow Warriors, RaboDirect Pro12 Grand Final This Is It This post contains videos

As it happened: Leinster v Glasgow Warriors, RaboDirect Pro12 Grand Final

The final chapter of the long goodbye awaited and the Blues did not disappoint.

‘Madigan is going to get better’ assures O’Connor as spurned out-half lies in wait

Glasgow coach Gregor Townsend, meanwhile, insists Stuart Hogg will be at the Scottish club next season.

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‘You gauge success by the trophies you win, don’t you?’ – Devin Toner

The lock is determined to give the likes of Brian O’Driscoll, Leo Cullen, Jono Gibbes and Greg Feek a winning send-off.

# pro12 - Friday 30 May, 2014

O’Driscoll starts for Leinster but O’Brien and Madigan named subs

Matt O’Connor has placed Zane Kirchner on the left wing after Dave Kearney’s season-ending injury.

# pro12 - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

‘It’s all about what you do every day’ – Heaslip focused on processes

The No. 8 says losing against Glasgow would not make Leinster’s season a failure.

# pro12 - Monday 26 May, 2014

TheScore.ie’s end-of-season rugby awards bonanza

With finals in France, England and the Pro12 bringing the curtain down on the club season this weekend, it’s time to give credit where it’s due.

# pro12 - Monday 19 May, 2014

Leinster contemplate teaming up Gopperth and Madigan in Pro12 final

Head coach Matt O’Connor was open to the suggestion that the Irish out-half could do a job in the Blues midfield.

# pro12 - Sunday 18 May, 2014

‘You don’t win trophies just because you’re a nice bunch of guys’ — Johann Muller

The outgoing captain says that only experience of big games can help his side become a more clinical outfit.

Leinster win over Ulster down to experience and strength in reserve, says Heaslip

The number eight says Leinster regrouped and focused on their ruck technique before the end of the first half.

# pro12 - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Update: O’Driscoll facing scan after suspected concussion in Pro12 semi-final

The legendary centre was taken off after tackling Iain Henderson, but Matt O’Connor insists he will ‘be fine.’

Leinster set up Dublin final against Glasgow after strong finish denies Ulster

Ian Madigan scored the only try of the game after Brian O’Driscoll and Paddy Jackson were forced off injured.

# pro12 - Friday 16 May, 2014

Warriors promise rough night in Glasgow for Munster

Rob Penney will be hoping his tenure as Munster coach does not end in Scotstoun.

# pro12 - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

‘Completely sick of it’: Murray determined to raise Munster’s form back onto an even keel

The scrum-half says performances like Saturday’s defeat to Ulster are “absolutely not good enough.”

# pro12 - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Botha return the one big positive for Munster after Ulster debacle

The South African prop has not played since the loss to Toulon, but should bolster the front row for Friday’s semi-final against Glasgow.

# pro12 - Monday 12 May, 2014

Donncha O’Callaghan: ‘How come they don’t have the fire up their arse like we have?’

The Munster lock talks to TheScore.ie about the glut of talented rows in the country and giving Rob Penney a winning send-off

Ulster confident of breaking down Leinster’s door in quest for Pro12 success

Winger Tommy Bowe feels his team can beat Leinster at the RDS if they keep all 15 players on the pitch.

# pro12 - Friday 9 May, 2014

Connacht prop eager to add to Test debut cap against New Zealand

Ronan Loughney would happily line out for Emerging Ireland this summer.

# pro12 - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Two-week suspension means Tom Court may have played his last game for Ulster

The Ulster prop will be banned for Ulster’s upcoming Pro12 semi-final

# pro12 - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Ulster sign up Ian Humphreys (again) to challenge for Paddy Jackson’s number 10 spot

The 32-year-old is moving back into his big bro’s house.

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