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Dublin: 12 °C Saturday 19 April, 2014


# pro12 - Today’s News

Adrian Flavin: Connacht backlash brewing but Munster desperate to get back on track

The former Connacht hooker believes his former teammates can beat Rob Penney’s men in Galway if they take their scoring chances.

# pro12 - Yesterday’s News

Hard Fanning carry, soft Kearney hands sets up Murphy try for Leinster

The Leinster attack is having fun in the sun.

Cup rugby from here on in for Ruddock and Leinster

After two consecutive losses, nothing but a win will do for Leinster tonight.

# pro12 - Monday 14 April, 2014

Everything up for grabs in frantic final weeks of Pro12

Just nine points separate the top four and there are still three inter-pros to be played in the final three weeks.

# pro12 - Friday 11 April, 2014

Connacht lost heavily, but this Robbie Henshaw assist is worth watching over and over again

Ulster fans were treated to a dominant and energetic display.

Hanrahan, van den Heever among seven Munster changes for Warriors visit

Rob Penney has made five changes to his pack, including resting Paul O’Connell.

9 reasons to get PUMPED about this weekend’s Pro12 action

Three provinces are done with the Heineken Cup for good, but domestic league coming to the boil nicely.

# pro12 - Thursday 10 April, 2014

5 things to look out for during tomorrow’s Ulster v Connacht inter-pro derby

Tommy Bowe at 13, Connacht’s young stars and Rob Herring filling in for Rory Best are on the agenda.

European Rugby Champions Cup is born as Sky and BT reach TV rights agreement

The Heineken Cup is no more as a new 20-team competition will take its place from next season on.

# pro12 - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Ulster count the cost of immense 14-man effort with six ruled out through injury

Rory Best and Ruan Pienaar both face six weeks out, while Dan Tuohy and Roger Wilson will not return until May.

# pro12 - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Leinster back to basics after ‘wake-up call’ against Toulon

Head coach Matt O’Connor is keen that his side learn the lessons of their sub-par display in France.

# pro12 - Monday 31 March, 2014

Madigan hoping to hang onto Leinster 10 jersey for Toulon quarter final

The out-half played from start to finish in the Blues’ top-of-the-table triumph over Munster.

# pro12 - Sunday 30 March, 2014

Courageous Connacht salvage pride and points in breath-taking Scarlets clash

The man who replaced Brian O’Driscoll in the third Lions Test put Scarlets ahead after just three minutes.

McKeon: Connacht ready to go it alone as Heineken Cup dream looms large

The back row forward believes the westerners have what it takes to defeat Scarlets in Wales today.

# pro12 - Saturday 29 March, 2014

O’Driscoll proves the matchwinner as Leinster survive Munster storm

The veteran centre scored a crucial try and Ian Madigan was impressive from the kicking tee.

Munster-bound Robin Copeland gives Ulster the blues in Cardiff

Mark Anscombe’s men have been guilty of conceding sloppy penalties at regular intervals.

As it happened: Leinster v Munster, Pro12

We were live from the Aviva Stadium as the provincial rivals clashed in a top of the table encounter.

David Wallace: ‘Angry Munster will play with a massive chip on their shoulder’

The former Munster and Ireland flanker feels several players will have points to prove to Ireland coach Joe Schmidt.

From Bressie to Mossie: 15 Munster v Leinster blasts from the past

It’s not all Brian O’Driscoll sidesteps and clutch Ronan O’Gara penalties you know.

# pro12 - Friday 28 March, 2014

Former Ireland U20 captain Niall Annett: Why I decided to leave Ulster

The 22-year-old hooker will move to Worcester Warriors in the summer after finding himself third choice with his home province.

O’Driscoll and D’Arcy back for Leinster as Bent starts at loose-head

The Pro12′s top two meet at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow evening.

Luke Marshall admits he thought ‘this could be it’ after latest concussion

The Ulster and Ireland centre has taken four heavy blows in the past year but says he is ready to finish out the season.

# pro12 - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Connacht prop Brett Wilkinson forced to retire after ‘serious neck injury’

The South African born forward played with Ireland Wolfhounds and toured to New Zealand with the senior squad in 2012.

‘When I arrived, the majority of the Ireland squad was Munster based’ – Doug Howlett

The New Zealand rugby legend as much satisfaction from seeing Keith Earls in the Munster 14 jersey as he ever got from playing there himself.

Here are all the statistics you need to know ahead of Leinster’s clash with Munster

Top try scorers, who has the most caps, who scored the most points in a game and which team has won more games.

# pro12 - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Munster’s meagre Six Nations representation not Leinster’s problem

Blues forwards coach Jono Gibbes is not buying attempts to ramp up Saturday’s interpro as a grudge match for overlooked players.

# pro12 - Monday 24 March, 2014

Ross on Munster rivalry: ‘You fight more in a family than you do with strangers’

The Leinster prop is expecting a fierce encounter at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

Connacht used the rolling maul to really, really good effect against Dragons

Anything Ireland can do, Pat Lam’s lads can do better.

# pro12 - Friday 21 March, 2014

Ulster keep pace with Pro12 leaders after grinding it out in Edinburgh

Paddy Jackson’s trio of penalties were enough for Mark Anscombe’s men at Murrayfield.

Brilliant Luke Fitzgerald brace as Leinster leave it late to clinch bonus point

The league leaders are huffing and puffing against Zebre at a chilly RDS.

Pro12: What you (may have) missed while watching the Six Nations

Connacht are winning games, Fez is back with a bang and Zebo is doing that ‘Z’ sign whenever he gets a chance.

# pro12 - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Connacht want to qualify for Heineken Cup without provincial favours – McSharry

The inside centre is confident that sixth place Scarlets can be caught by season’s end.

# pro12 - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Anscombe hails return of bubbly Ferris but admits Pienaar’s shoulder ‘dodgy’

The Ulster coach feels his returning flanker can play a big part in the business end of the season once he is properly eased back into play.

# pro12 - Friday 14 March, 2014

Stephen Ferris back with a bang as Ulster grab bonus point win Fez

Stephen Ferris back with a bang as Ulster grab bonus point win

It was not all good news for Ulster, Ruan Pienaar appeared to injure his arm in the 26 – 13 win.

Paddy Jackson and Tommy Bowe ran riot for Ulster against Scarlets

Here are the tries from Ulster’s 26 – 13 win in the Pro12 tonight.

# pro12 - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Italian federation agrees to provide two teams to Pro12 for four more years

Despite Treviso’s insistence that they would leave the competition, a verbal deal has been done.

# pro12 - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

RTÉ to screen Munster’s crucial away clash with Connacht on Easter weekend

The April tie at The Sportsground could well clinch a semi final spot for Rob Penney’s men.

# pro12 - Sunday 2 March, 2014

‘If Joe goes down that road I’m sure Ian Madigan will do a great job’ – O’Connor

The out-half could yet start against Italy in the Six Nations following the thumb injury to Jonny Sexton.

# pro12 - Saturday 1 March, 2014

As it happened: Leinster v Glasgow Warriors, RaboDirect PRO12

Matt O’Connor’s men have several players seeking to play themselves into Six Nations contention.

Injury woes continue for Luke Fitzgerald as he pulls out of Leinster game

The winger has been replaced by Sam Coghlan-Murray for the home tie against Glasgow.

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