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Provincial

# 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

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?

# provincial - Friday 4 October, 2013

9 reasons to be get excited about this weekend’s Pro12 action

It’s Munster, it’s Leinster and so much more.

# provincial - Friday 27 September, 2013

7 reasons to get excited about this weekend’s Pro12 action

Big guns, big lenses and out-halves who just love to run, it’s all ahead of us.

# provincial - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Heineken Cup achievements can’t be taken away — Heaslip

The Ireland number eight joined Paul O’Connell to call on the game’s administrators to find a solution.

# provincial - Sunday 22 September, 2013

Italian history, flying Ospreys and Jackson’s 13: Here are your Pro12 highlights

There was only one Irish winner, but it was a thrilling weekend of rugby.

# provincial - Friday 20 September, 2013

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

Inter-pro time, Zebo and Gilroy are back, Gopperth at 10 and Clarke’s debut.

Simon Zebo returns for Munster, Clarke gets first start for Connacht

Rob Kearney and Cian Healy have been named on the bench for Leisnter’s trip to Glasgow.

# provincial - Monday 16 September, 2013

Here are all the highlights from a dramatic weekend of Pro12 action

Munster claimed the only Irish victory on the second week of the season, here’s how it all unfolded.

# provincial - Friday 13 September, 2013

Here’s the brilliant Paddy Butler try that ignited Munster’s comeback in Italy

So, everyone’s happy with the gameplan now, right?

Pro12 wrap: Munster roar back as Ulster give the game away at the end

Meanwhile, Connacht were unable to add to their half-time tally and return from Cardiff with nothing.

Nine reasons to look forward to the Pro12 action this weekend

See, Simon can’t wait either.

# provincial - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Reviewing Edinburgh win was a pleasure, says Penney as Munster head for Italy

The southern province will spend the next nine days in camp abroad while taking on Zebre and Treviso.

ERC: All parties are committed to re-signing Heineken Cup deal

‘Any purported cross-border club tournaments needed the approval both of the IRB, and of the relevant Unions.’

# provincial - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

‘Bury it with the Fairs Cup’: Twitter reacts to the Anglo-French rugby breakaway Twittersphere This post contains images

‘Bury it with the Fairs Cup’: Twitter reacts to the Anglo-French rugby breakaway

Are the Heineken Cup’s days really numbered?

# provincial - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Your big rugby season preview: Munster

Another season of big change in the southern province, but genuine cause for excitement too.

5 things we learned from Paul O’Connell’s radio interview this morning

From really old ROG to re-watching Clermont, the big man was all chat this morning.

# provincial - Monday 2 September, 2013

Your big rugby season preview: Ulster

We kick off our province by province previews with last year’s Pro12 runner-up.

# provincial - Sunday 1 September, 2013

Pro24: Here are all the kits you’ll see in the RaboDirect Pro12 this season

Rugby players really enjoy these official kit launch photoshoots, eh?

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