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#Pro12

# pro12 - Friday 19 September, 2014

5 reasons to watch the Irish provinces in tonight’s Pro12 action

International contention, Ulster’s backline, Munster move towards full strength and the form of Jack McGrath.

# pro12 - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Leinster coach looking forward to Galway return 19 years after Wallaby visit

Marco Caputo won at the Sportsground with the Wallabies and is now planning Leinster’s assault this Friday.

# pro12 - Monday 15 September, 2014

Leinster preparing to bring Strauss back ‘banging bodies’ in time to face Munster

The hooker appeared to be still doing non-contact training today, but that’s all about to change.

# pro12 - Friday 12 September, 2014

We’ll Leave It There So: Pistorius found guilty, McIlroy’s tee shot pocketed and today’s sport

Meanwhile, Ulster, Munster and Connacht are in Pro12 action tonight, there are FAI Cup quarter-finals and a former Allstar has retired from intercounty football.

Ulster to make head coach announcement within weeks as Kiss nears end of interim role – report

Joe Schmidt’s assistant will be fully focused on the November Tests.

Connacht’s late bloomer Heffernan won’t be pushed aside

Connacht’s hooker is building himself into a recognised front-line player as Pat Lam’s side reach for the top.

# pro12 - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

‘You can’t vent your frustrations in a physical manner any more’

Leinster’s forwards coach talks about his step away from playing, the pack’s injury concerns and the man coming to fill his shoes.

# pro12 - Monday 8 September, 2014

Sky Sports throw everything they have at Pro12 coverage, and hit the mark

They had good source material, but the broadcaster nailed their first outing in the four-nation league.

Carty’s cross-field kick for Connacht and the rest of the weekend’s Pro12 action

The western province were flying the flag as Ireland’s only winners at the weekend.

# pro12 - Sunday 7 September, 2014

5 things we learned from the opening weekend of Pro12 rugby

Just one win between the four provinces, but a whole lot to talk about.

# pro12 - Friday 5 September, 2014

This Jack Cuthbert try handed Munster defeat at home to Edinburgh

Two tries from CJ Stander gave the province hope, but it was not to be.

We’ll Leave it There So: Frampton’s title showdown, Irish sides name Pro12 line-ups and all of today’s sport

Also, Rory McIlroy continues his recent good form and All-Ireland final fever intensifies.

# pro12 - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Heal Munster furore by giving criticised players chance to shine — Quinlan

The former Munster flanker tells us of his own experiences of being widely criticised and what will happen next in Anthony Foley’s squad.

# pro12 - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

5 pressing questions for Leinster ahead of the new rugby season

Seanie’s back so everything’s going to be okay, right?

# pro12 - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Jordi Murphy to miss November internationals after undergoing shoulder surgery

The Leinster and Ireland back row has been ruled out for 12 weeks by the province.

# pro12 - Monday 1 September, 2014

Leinster looking for improvement ‘across the board’ after critical inward look

Matt O’Connor is braced for a serious test to start the new season this weekend.

# 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.

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