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#Provincial

# provincial - Today’s News


# provincial - Sunday 12 October, 2014

Here’s all you need to know before rugby’s new look Champions Cup kicks off

There haven’t been many changes after the kerfuffle of the ERC breakaway, but here’s how the new competition will play out.

# provincial - Saturday 11 October, 2014

As it happened: Ulster v Glasgow Warriors, Guinness Pro12

Neil Doak’s first official game in charge of the province is tough one, so we went minute-by-minute.

# provincial - Monday 6 October, 2014

Here’s what European rugby’s new Champions Cup looks like Eyes On The Prize This post contains videos

Here’s what European rugby’s new Champions Cup looks like

Now, can anyone keep it from ending up in the south of France?

# provincial - Monday 15 September, 2014

Eoin Reddan so impressed by Connacht he says Leinster may be underdogs in Galway

The ex-Connacht scrum-half is preparing himself for battle in the season’s first inter-pro this Friday.

# provincial - Friday 12 September, 2014

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.

# provincial - Monday 8 September, 2014

Hayes helps Munster whitewash Ulster, Leinster sting Connacht late

Here’s how the provinces fared on the return of the women’s inter-pro series.

# provincial - 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.

# provincial - 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?

# provincial - Friday 29 August, 2014

Sean O’Brien and Stuart Olding will start tomorrow’s Leinster v Ulster friendly

Tullow’s finest flanker will get plenty of opportunity to carry from number eight.

# provincial - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Sky or BT? Here’s where you can watch your province in European action

Ulster and Leinster fans will be watching their side live on BT in the opening round of fixtures.

# provincial - 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.

# provincial - Monday 11 August, 2014

Axel’s Munster will kick off the new Pro12 season, Sky cameras trained on Ulster and Leinster

This time next month we’ll have watched Pro12 rugby on Sky for the first time.

# provincial - Friday 18 July, 2014

Seven of Ireland’s U20 World Cup squad recruited to Leinster academy

Garry Ringrose, Cian Kelleher, Harrison Brewer and Ross Byrne are half of the new first year academy members.

# provincial - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Five things to watch out for when Ulster host Leinster at Ravenhill

Ulster still have to guarantee their place in the Pro12 playoffs, but there is plenty to spur Leinster players on too.

Here’s the state of play going into the final two rounds of the RaboDirect Pro12

Three Irish provinces hope to be involved in the Pro12 playoffs, here’s what they need to do.

# provincial - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

‘Saracens deserve their place in the final, but did they deserve a place in the semis?’ — Johann Muller

The Ulster captain and his province are still finding the pain of their European exit hard to take.

# provincial - Friday 18 April, 2014

O’Connell returns, Henshaw back to centre as Munster and Connacht shuffle pack for inter-pro clash

Conor Murray is one of two scrum-halves on the Munster bench.

# provincial - 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.

# provincial - Friday 11 April, 2014

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.

# provincial - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Shoulder surgery rules O’Mahony out for rest of season

And elsewhere, Ulster have signed up a former Munster prop.

# provincial - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Jennings demanding further improvement before clash with road warriors from Glasgow

With the really big games come around in April, the flanker feels the benchmark needs to be set soon.

# provincial - Monday 24 February, 2014

Fitzgerald back in international contention as Leinster issue clean bill of health

The winger suffered no ill effects after an hour’s action in Cardiff.

# provincial - Friday 14 February, 2014

Hanrahan and Keatley team up for Pro12 clash as Ryan and McSharry back from injury

Here’s how Munster and Connacht will line up against Zebre and Edinburgh tomorrow.

# provincial - Friday 10 January, 2014

Connacht v Zebre: 3 key battles to decide the victor at the Sportsground 3kb

Connacht v Zebre: 3 key battles to decide the victor at the Sportsground

Pat Lam’s men got a taste for victory towards the tail end of 2013 and are hoping to rediscover it tomorrow.

# provincial - Sunday 5 January, 2014

Here are all of this week’s Pro12 highlights Recap This post contains videos

Here are all of this week’s Pro12 highlights

It wasn’t just Ireland that witnessed full-blooded derbies this week.

# provincial - Friday 3 January, 2014

VIDEO: Ulster are tearing Munster apart in Ravenhill

It’s 20 – 5 at half time in Belfast.

Jack Carty given first Connacht start as Leinster name Heaslip captain

Brian O’Driscoll is back in harness for the Pro12 champions who have named Jordi Murphy at number seven.

Ulster v Munster: 3 key battles to decide tonight’s rumble in Ravenhill 3kb

Ulster v Munster: 3 key battles to decide tonight’s rumble in Ravenhill

Tonight’s inter-pro is a mouthwatering prospect.

# provincial - Thursday 2 January, 2014

Ulster welcome back Henderson in time for inter-pro face-off with O’Connell

There is more inter-provincial action on your TV screens tomorrow, rugby fans.

# provincial - Sunday 29 December, 2013

O’Connor satisfied with win courtesy of ‘class act’ Murphy

After suffering two defeats on the trot, the Leinster coach was finally able to feel the festive spirit.

Ulster players still enjoying Christmas judging by ‘lethargic’ loss to Leinster — Anscombe

The Kiwi felt compelled to slam his players for the second week running.

Half-term report: Ulster still with plenty to prove

Out of the play-offs, but still no shortage of reason to be cheerful up north.

Half-term report: Leinster ship yet to be steadied

Leinster got back to winning ways last night and are well placed in their Pro12 defence.

# provincial - Sunday 22 December, 2013

# provincial - Friday 6 December, 2013

Provinces welcome back O’Mahony, O’Driscoll, Muldoon and Payne for Heineken Cup

All four Irish sides have named their Heineken Cup teams today.

# provincial - Friday 29 November, 2013

Eight reasons we can’t wait to watch Pro12 rugby again

Just a pity half the games aren’t on TV.

# provincial - Friday 11 October, 2013

Here’s how our writers view this season’s Heineken Cup

Six writers, five questions and a whole lot of French dominance.

# provincial - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

9 ways to spot the fan who only does Heineken Cup

Johnny-come-latelies: can’t live with ‘em, can’t balance the books without ‘em.

# provincial - Sunday 6 October, 2013

Jackson, Keatley kick for victory and the rest of your Pro12 highlights

Now, who’s ready for the Heineken Cup?

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