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# pro12 - Today’s News

From The42 Contract running out, but Kirchner unsure if he must follow Pienaar out of Ireland Succession Plan

Contract running out, but Kirchner unsure if he must follow Pienaar out of Ireland

The Springbok ‘wouldn’t mind staying,’ but may not be given the choice.

# pro12 - Yesterday’s News

From The42 ‘Rossy, you were born in the ‘70s!’: Relentless Furlong ready to take over tighthead mantle Prop Life

‘Rossy, you were born in the ‘70s!’: Relentless Furlong ready to take over tighthead mantle

The Wexford man is good friends with his mentor and rival for the number three shirt.

# pro12 - Monday 26 September, 2016

From The42 Edinburgh lock cited for charge that forced Jack O'Donoghue off injured at Thomond Park Dangerous Play

Edinburgh lock cited for charge that forced Jack O'Donoghue off injured at Thomond Park

Fraser McKenzie will miss Friday’s trip to Connacht if he picks up a ban.

From The42 Sexton through comeback without a hitch as McFadden and Nagle resume full training Injury Update

Sexton through comeback without a hitch as McFadden and Nagle resume full training

The utility back picked up a thigh injury before the province’s sole defeat this season.

# pro12 - Sunday 25 September, 2016

From The42 Rassie Erasmus hopeful injury suffered to Jack O’Donoghue not as bad as first feared Relief

Rassie Erasmus hopeful injury suffered to Jack O’Donoghue not as bad as first feared

The flanker was stretchered off in yesterday’s win over Edinburgh.

From The42 'If I start listening to people then I'll lose focus on the job': Lam brushes off talk of Connacht crisis Comedown

'If I start listening to people then I'll lose focus on the job': Lam brushes off talk of Connacht crisis

The defending champions are still without a point after three games this season.

# pro12 - Saturday 24 September, 2016

From The42 Williams piles woe on Connacht as defending champs stay rooted to foot of Pro12 table Slump

Williams piles woe on Connacht as defending champs stay rooted to foot of Pro12 table

Niyi Adeolokun had given Pat Lam’s men a first-half lead in Wales.

From The42 Murray sniffs out two tries to help Munster claim bonus point win over Edinburgh SUAF

Murray sniffs out two tries to help Munster claim bonus point win over Edinburgh

Conor Oliver and Dave O’Callaghan also crossed the whitewash as Rassie Erasmus’ men produced a commanding display.

From The42 Les Kiss in buoyant mood after Glasgow victory despite crucial calls going against Ulster Kiss Of Life

Les Kiss in buoyant mood after Glasgow victory despite crucial calls going against Ulster

The northern province claimed their first league win at Scotstoun last night.

# pro12 - Friday 23 September, 2016

From The42 Ulster extend unbeaten run to four in Scotland despite unfortunate video decisions Glasgow Kiss

Ulster extend unbeaten run to four in Scotland despite unfortunate video decisions

Les Kiss’ side scored three tries to claim a five-point win.

From The42 Sexton stars as superb Leinster crush Ospreys with bonus-point victory at the RDS Home Improvement

Sexton stars as superb Leinster crush Ospreys with bonus-point victory at the RDS

The Welsh side entered the game with a maximum 15 points from their first three league games, but can have no complaints with tonight’s result.

From The42 Ultan Dillane set to bash from the back row as Connacht chase first win away to Scarlets Champs

Ultan Dillane set to bash from the back row as Connacht chase first win away to Scarlets

The powerful Kerryman is one of six changes from the side who started poorly away to Zebre.

From The42 Leinster coach Cullen: Second half showing must improve against physical, in-form Ospreys Pro12

Leinster coach Cullen: Second half showing must improve against physical, in-form Ospreys

The eastern province have relied heavily on their opening 40 so far this season.

# pro12 - Thursday 22 September, 2016

From The42 USA Rugby opens door to possible expansions from abroad, but 'reiterates support' for domestic league Letter From America

USA Rugby opens door to possible expansions from abroad, but 'reiterates support' for domestic league

‘Any outside competition would have to align within the strategy and plan we are developing.’

From The42 Sexton ready to hit the ground running against high-fliers in RDS after solid build-up Comeback

Sexton ready to hit the ground running against high-fliers in RDS after solid build-up

Head coach Leo Cullen reports that Sexton has been taking a full part in training for some time and won’t be taking on the Ospreys cold.

# pro12 - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

From The42 'It was pretty much a no-brainer for me' - Gibson-Park looking for more success with Leinster Kiwi Import

'It was pretty much a no-brainer for me' - Gibson-Park looking for more success with Leinster

The eastern province signed the scrum-half from the Hurricanes this summer.

# pro12 - Monday 19 September, 2016

From The42 Boost for Leinster and Ireland as Johnny Sexton returns ahead of busy schedule Injury News

Boost for Leinster and Ireland as Johnny Sexton returns ahead of busy schedule

Leinster coach Girvan Dempsey also gave an injury update on Rob Kearney.

# pro12 - Saturday 17 September, 2016

From The42 Munster return to winning ways with narrow victory over Dragons in Wales Pro12

Munster return to winning ways with narrow victory over Dragons in Wales

The southern province won 20-16 in Newport this evening.

From The42 Promising Kelleher back for Connacht as Lam shuffles the deck Connacht

Promising Kelleher back for Connacht as Lam shuffles the deck

The western province are looking for their first win of the season against Zebre this evening.

From The42 Murray's return a boost with Munster eager to rebound from Cork defeat Playmaker

Murray's return a boost with Munster eager to rebound from Cork defeat

Keith Earls is at 13 in an exciting backline, while Munster have picked a muscular pack for the Dragons.

# pro12 - Friday 16 September, 2016

From The42 Backline brimming with quality, Ulster aim for third consecutive Pro12 win Star Studded

Backline brimming with quality, Ulster aim for third consecutive Pro12 win

Les Kiss’ men welcome the Scarlets to Kingspan Stadium this evening.

From The42 Leinster keen to continue attacking progress as Gibson-Park directs On The Road

Leinster keen to continue attacking progress as Gibson-Park directs

Leo Cullen has called on some experienced reinforcements for the clash with Edinburgh.

# pro12 - Thursday 15 September, 2016

From The42 Kiwi scrum-half Gibson-Park starts as Leinster bring back Ireland internationals Team News

Kiwi scrum-half Gibson-Park starts as Leinster bring back Ireland internationals

Leo Cullen’s men face Edinburgh at Murrayfield tomorrow.

# pro12 - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

From The42 'It would be great to get the green jersey back on again, that is top of the list' - Rodney Ah You Green Eyed Monster

'It would be great to get the green jersey back on again, that is top of the list' - Rodney Ah You

The 27-year-old moved to Ulster from Connacht in the close season and hopes that could earn him an international recall for Ireland.

From The42 Gordon D'Arcy on the arrival of Stuart Lancaster and Leinster's need for a clinical edge Leinster Lens

Gordon D'Arcy on the arrival of Stuart Lancaster and Leinster's need for a clinical edge

Lancaster was relieved of his duties as English coach following a disappointing home World Cup.

# pro12 - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

From The42 Analysis: Connacht not pushing panic buttons after poor Pro12 start Details

Analysis: Connacht not pushing panic buttons after poor Pro12 start

Pat Lam’s men need to fix their breakdown, stop slipping tackles and take confidence in attack.

From The42 'He’s thriving at this level' - Leinster confident of Carbery class Hot Prospect

'He’s thriving at this level' - Leinster confident of Carbery class

The 20-year-old created a score last weekend and had a pass picked off for a Glasgow try.

From The42 Leinster boosted by return of four Ireland internationals for Edinburgh Test Class

Leinster boosted by return of four Ireland internationals for Edinburgh

Jamie Heaslip, Devin Toner, Jack McGrath and Sean Cronin are available.

From The42 'You can see his footwork is exceptional' - Munster excited by Sweetnam Sweets

'You can see his footwork is exceptional' - Munster excited by Sweetnam

The 23-year-old was superb against Cardiff last weekend.

# pro12 - Saturday 10 September, 2016

From The42 'I'm pleased that we were better than we were last weekend' - Pat Lam Wake Up West

'I'm pleased that we were better than we were last weekend' - Pat Lam

The Connacht head coach now turns his attention towards a trip to Zebre.

From The42 Connacht collapse as Ospreys deal second home defeat of Pro12 defence Second Best

Connacht collapse as Ospreys deal second home defeat of Pro12 defence

Pat Lam’s men gave up a bonus point again in Galway.

From The42 Connacht will trust their 2-4-2 after getting international injection Bouncing Back

Connacht will trust their 2-4-2 after getting international injection

Tiernan O’Halloran and Kieran Marmion start against the Ospreys this evening.

From The42 Lancaster's Leinster defence to be tested by dangerous Warriors Scotstoun Showdown

Lancaster's Leinster defence to be tested by dangerous Warriors

The eastern province will be looking for a big impact from their international back three.

# pro12 - Friday 9 September, 2016

From The42 Munster concerned over injuries as Rassie rues poor exit kicks against Cardiff Heavy Toll

Munster concerned over injuries as Rassie rues poor exit kicks against Cardiff

However, Keith Earls and Conor Murray are set to return next weekend.

From The42 Rassie Erasmus' Munster taste home defeat to Cardiff in Cork Fine Margins

Rassie Erasmus' Munster taste home defeat to Cardiff in Cork

Darren Sweetnam was superb for the southern province.

From The42 Keatley looks to control Munster as Stander makes provincial return Muzzer

Keatley looks to control Munster as Stander makes provincial return

Rassie Erasmus will hope to see more of, and more from, Munster’s attacking this evening.

# pro12 - Thursday 8 September, 2016

From The42 'Both have massive futures ahead of them if they keep their heads down' Talent

'Both have massive futures ahead of them if they keep their heads down'

Rob Lyttle and Jacob Stockdale are in impressive form early this season.

# pro12 - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

From The42 Analysis: Encouraging signs for Munster as Erasmus' men make solid, simple start Clarity

Analysis: Encouraging signs for Munster as Erasmus' men make solid, simple start

The victory over the Scarlets last weekend was unglamorous but promising.

# pro12 - Monday 5 September, 2016

From The42 Joey Carbery's dream debut among highlights of opening Pro12 weekend Recap This post contains videos

Joey Carbery's dream debut among highlights of opening Pro12 weekend

Munster’s head coach Rassie Erasmus also got off to a winning start in the Pro12.

# pro12 - Sunday 4 September, 2016

From The42 Lam looks for Connacht reaction after shock hammering Is The West Awake

Lam looks for Connacht reaction after shock hammering

Glasgow didn’t stand on ceremony in Galway yesterday.

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