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# pro12 - Sunday 12 April, 2015

From The42 Connacht vow to bring Pro12 race ‘to the wire’ despite inter-pro setback Stand Up Rise Up

Connacht vow to bring Pro12 race ‘to the wire’ despite inter-pro setback

“One thing I say about this group of guys: we might not be as experienced in certain areas, but they work hard and they don’t give in.”

# pro12 - Saturday 11 April, 2015

From The42 As it Happened: Connacht v Ulster, Pro12 Liveblog

As it Happened: Connacht v Ulster, Pro12

There was more than just inter-provincial pride at stake in Galway.

# pro12 - Saturday 28 March, 2015

From The42 ‘No magic formula, just an attitude shift’ behind Leinster’s big comeback Rollercoaster

‘No magic formula, just an attitude shift’ behind Leinster’s big comeback

Isaac Boss was left hoping Leinster won’t rue these two dropped points at the end of the season.

Munster? Leinster? Peter Stringer still on the hunt for a club to match his ambition

The Munster legend feels he has more to give to professional rugby after his contract with Bath expires.

# pro12 - Thursday 26 March, 2015

From The42 ‘We’re running out of games’: Leo Cullen fronting up for business end of the season Final Countdown

‘We’re running out of games’: Leo Cullen fronting up for business end of the season

Friday marks Leinster’s penultimate fixture at the RDS this season, unless they can make a late push for the top two.

# pro12 - Friday 13 March, 2015

From The42 From ever-present to outsider — Dave Kearney working hard to get back in the picture with Ireland Winger's Prayer

From ever-present to outsider — Dave Kearney working hard to get back in the picture with Ireland

The Leinster man admits it has been a frustrating experience watching Ireland defend the Six Nations without him.

# pro12 - Friday 6 March, 2015

From The42 4 reasons to watch the Irish provinces in Pro12 action this weekend Vital Games

4 reasons to watch the Irish provinces in Pro12 action this weekend

Connacht’s Champions Cup charge, Leinster’s XV, Munster man returns and Ulster’s next prospect.

# pro12 - Thursday 5 March, 2015

From The42 Muliaina back as Connacht make just three changes on five-day turnaround Starting XV

Muliaina back as Connacht make just three changes on five-day turnaround

The Westerners are off to Cardiff for another crucial test of their top six credentials.

From The42 Blow for Ulster as Luke Marshall given five-week suspension, one for Wilson Discipline

Blow for Ulster as Luke Marshall given five-week suspension, one for Wilson

The centre will miss an away trip to Connacht, but will return in late April to face Leinster at home.

# pro12 - Monday 2 March, 2015

From The42 Connacht’s half-century and the rest of the Pro12 action you missed because the Six Nations was on Provincial

Connacht’s half-century and the rest of the Pro12 action you missed because the Six Nations was on

There’s only so much rugby you can fit into a weekend. So here’s some bonus Monday footage.

# pro12 - Friday 27 February, 2015

From The42 Hanrahan starts as Munster welcome Warriors, Connacht shuffle backs to take on Treviso Team-sheets

Hanrahan starts as Munster welcome Warriors, Connacht shuffle backs to take on Treviso

The Pro12 has some seriously important fixtures this weekend.

# pro12 - Thursday 26 February, 2015

From The42 Ruddock returns for Leinster as Humphreys becomes Ulster centurion Team-sheets

Ruddock returns for Leinster as Humphreys becomes Ulster centurion

These two provinces are in action against Welsh opposition tomorrow.

# pro12 - Sunday 22 February, 2015

From The42 Connacht back into sixth spot as they edge out 14-man Dragons Pro12

Connacht back into sixth spot as they edge out 14-man Dragons

The Welsh side played most of the game with 14 men after Rynard Landman was shown a red card in the 14th minute.

# pro12 - Saturday 21 February, 2015

From The42 Munster stage comeback as Hanrahan scores last-gasp try to snatch draw Pro12

Munster stage comeback as Hanrahan scores last-gasp try to snatch draw

Anthony Foley’s side managed to claw back a 12-point deficit in the dying embers.

# pro12 - Sunday 15 February, 2015

From The42 Muldoon driven by prospect of sending ‘poor relation’ Connacht to the big time on merit Desire

Muldoon driven by prospect of sending ‘poor relation’ Connacht to the big time on merit

A win over Scarlets on Sunday would be another big step towards Champions Cup qualification for the Connacht captain.

# pro12 - Saturday 14 February, 2015

Exercise quality always above quantity for Leinster Rugby’s head of fitness

The top man in the province’s S&C department isn’t interested in weightlifting records or punishing workloads.

# pro12 - Friday 13 February, 2015

From The42 Ulster make light work of Treviso to move into second place with bonus-point win Pro12

Ulster make light work of Treviso to move into second place with bonus-point win

The hosts ran in six tries to leapfrog Leinster and Munster, for now.

# pro12 - Thursday 12 February, 2015

From The42 Fancy a gawk around Leinster’s gym? Come with us… Day In The Life

Fancy a gawk around Leinster’s gym? Come with us…

Leinster’s head of fitness Daniel Tobin talks us through a regular day under the roof of their shiny new facility.

# pro12 - Friday 6 February, 2015

From The42 Connacht captain Muldoon primed for ‘season defining’ clash with Scarlets Big Block

Connacht captain Muldoon primed for ‘season defining’ clash with Scarlets

The Welsh side are hot on the tails of Connacht in sixth place, but a win could propel the Westerners closer to a playoff spot.

# pro12 - Monday 2 February, 2015

From The42 ‘People in Ireland love giving out’: O’Brien has his say on ‘unfair’ criticism of Leinster Load Of Sh**e

‘People in Ireland love giving out’: O’Brien has his say on ‘unfair’ criticism of Leinster

The flanker thinks it’s “a load of shite” that Matt O’Connor has been the target of so much flak.

# pro12 - Saturday 10 January, 2015

From The42 There were a few hairy moments on Leinster’s redirected flight to Bristol last night Turbulence This post contains videos

There were a few hairy moments on Leinster’s redirected flight to Bristol last night

After two failed landings as result of the bad weather, Ben Te’o and a number of players were left a little shaken.

# pro12 - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

From The42 Munster have ‘a point to prove’ away to Zebre — Zebo Pro12

Munster have ‘a point to prove’ away to Zebre — Zebo

The southern province have momentum to build before pitching up at Saracens.

# pro12 - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

From The42 Keith Earls and James Cronin back in Munster training, targeting return against Saracens Good News

Keith Earls and James Cronin back in Munster training, targeting return against Saracens

The wing and the prop took part in limited training today and might even be fit enough to face Zebre this weekend.

From The42 Douglas finding his feet amidst increased set-piece demands at Leinster Citizen Kane

Douglas finding his feet amidst increased set-piece demands at Leinster

The 25-year-old Australian lock says Leinster already ‘feels like home’.

# pro12 - Monday 5 January, 2015

From The42 ‘It’s hard to tell between junior and senior guys’: Leinster’s next generation of back rows fitting right in Seamless

‘It’s hard to tell between junior and senior guys’: Leinster’s next generation of back rows fitting right in

Leo Cullen was particularly pleased by Jack Conan’s display after he asked the back row to impose himself on games more .

# pro12 - Sunday 4 January, 2015

From The42 ‘We just fell asleep’: Ulster taking harsh lesson of Madigan try on the chin X Factor

‘We just fell asleep’: Ulster taking harsh lesson of Madigan try on the chin

Robbie Diack says the opportunistic try was something he never experienced before and, hopefully, never will again.

# pro12 - Saturday 3 January, 2015

From The42 ‘We’ve battled through a difficult period’ — Leinster coach Cullen Brick By Brick

‘We’ve battled through a difficult period’ — Leinster coach Cullen

The forwards coach is pleased with where his side are positioned in domestic and European competitions.

From The42 Connacht and Leinster fans, here’s the highlights of your New Year inter-pro victories Love Thy Neighbour

Connacht and Leinster fans, here’s the highlights of your New Year inter-pro victories

There is no finer way to spend your Saturday night than watching your province beat another province.

From The42 Chris Henry happy with watching brief (for now) as Ulster take on Leinster Preview

Chris Henry happy with watching brief (for now) as Ulster take on Leinster

The Ulster flanker never thought he’d be in this situation and is looking forward to a possible return to play this season.

# pro12 - Friday 2 January, 2015

From The42 Te’o and McFadden back for Leinster, Ulster boosted by Ruan return Taped Up

Te’o and McFadden back for Leinster, Ulster boosted by Ruan return

Both coaches have been able to recall the big guns for tomorrow’s inter-pro.

From The42 New found flair the difference for Connacht against Munster — John Muldoon Fight And Flair

New found flair the difference for Connacht against Munster — John Muldoon

The blindside says his side have always worked hard, but now they have a spark outside.

From The42 Henshaw shouted himself hoarse as Connacht repelled Munster with dogged late defence 80 Minute Man

Henshaw shouted himself hoarse as Connacht repelled Munster with dogged late defence

The brilliant young centre says Connacht’s success is down to clarity and the emergence of new leaders.

# pro12 - Thursday 1 January, 2015

From The42 Henshaw on fire as Connacht overpower Munster Inspired

Henshaw on fire as Connacht overpower Munster

Pat Lam masterminded Connacht’s first win over Munster in six years, and a second since 1986.

From The42 Henshaw and Marmion combined for this glorious Connacht try against Munster Best In The West

Henshaw and Marmion combined for this glorious Connacht try against Munster

After going 13 – 0 down early on, this try ignited the Sportsground.

From The42 Player-driven attitude adjustment preparing Leinster for another bruising inter-pro Confidence

Player-driven attitude adjustment preparing Leinster for another bruising inter-pro

Head coach Matt O’Connor feels that his side just need to finish off the opportunities they are creating.

# pro12 - Sunday 28 December, 2014

From The42 Half term report: Ulster must escape Champions Cup cloud Suftum

Half term report: Ulster must escape Champions Cup cloud

2014 wasn’t the finest year around Ravenhill.

# pro12 - Monday 22 December, 2014

From The42 Connacht ‘monitoring’ McKeon after knee ligament sprain, Ulster do likewise with Pienaar Injury Update

Connacht ‘monitoring’ McKeon after knee ligament sprain, Ulster do likewise with Pienaar

The western province hope to have Andrew Browne fit and available for Friday’s trip to Belfast.

# pro12 - Thursday 18 December, 2014

From The42 Dave Kearney returns for Leinster as Lam aims to create history for Connacht Team-sheets

Dave Kearney returns for Leinster as Lam aims to create history for Connacht

The western province have never won in the RDS, but are hoping that 14 changes will give them the best possible chance.

# pro12 - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

From The42 Leinster lock Toner treating Connacht match as ‘make or break’ Squeaky Bum Time

Leinster lock Toner treating Connacht match as ‘make or break’

With the top four facing off this weekend, there’s plenty up for grabs when fifth play sixth.

# pro12 - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

From The42 Ulster aiming to be ‘squeaky clean’ with Tuohy and Pienaar back on board Champions Cup

Ulster aiming to be ‘squeaky clean’ with Tuohy and Pienaar back on board

Neil Doak is hoping Ulster can take control of the penalty count as they chase a bonus point against Scarlets.

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