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# pro12 - Friday 21 August, 2015

From The42 Connacht more ruthless, ‘harder on each other’ in pursuit of fine margins On Your 6

Connacht more ruthless, ‘harder on each other’ in pursuit of fine margins

After missing out in one heart-breaking circumstance after another, the western province believe their extra experience can get them over the line and in to the Champions Cup in 2016.

From The42 Leo Cullen: ‘It’s quite soon in my career as a coach, but Leinster too good to turn down’ Fast Tracked

Leo Cullen: ‘It’s quite soon in my career as a coach, but Leinster too good to turn down’

It’s been a whirlwind 15 months from captain to coach.

‘As long as the hunger is there, I’ll keep playing on’ — John Muldoon

The Connacht captain’s current contract ends at the end of the season, but he intends on signing a new one.

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# pro12 - Friday 3 July, 2015

From The42 Prospect of London-based clubs joining Pro12 distant for coming seasons Forza Italia

Prospect of London-based clubs joining Pro12 distant for coming seasons

Italian sides Zebre and Treviso have paid their way and will continue to be part of the league.

From The42 All Black Mils Muliaina charged with sexual assault by South Wales Police Charged

All Black Mils Muliaina charged with sexual assault by South Wales Police

The New Zealander will appear in Cardiff Magistrates Court in August.

# pro12 - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

From The42 5am starts in an Auckland gym leave Isa Nacewa hungry for medals on Leinster return Good As New

5am starts in an Auckland gym leave Isa Nacewa hungry for medals on Leinster return

The Kiwi has worked hard to get back in to shape, because he believes Jonathan Sexton makes anything possible.

# pro12 - Monday 1 June, 2015

From The42 Foley: ‘There’s always people that look at the dark side of things’ Axel

Foley: ‘There’s always people that look at the dark side of things’

The Munster head coach says there are positives to take from his first season in charge.

# pro12 - Sunday 31 May, 2015

From The42 Non-Munster fans, here’s the highlights of Glasgow’s brilliant Pro12 final performance Great Scots This post contains videos

Non-Munster fans, here’s the highlights of Glasgow’s brilliant Pro12 final performance

Those of you who are Munster fans are welcome too if you can bear to watch.

From The42 Glasgow tried to convince Nakarawa not to offload against Munster, it did not work Big Naksy

# pro12 - Saturday 30 May, 2015

From The42 O’Connell powerless to prevent Munster career ending in defeat Analysis

O’Connell powerless to prevent Munster career ending in defeat

The 35-year-old lock signed off with a Pro12 loss in his last game for Munster.

From The42 As it happened: Munster v Glasgow Warriors, Guinness Pro12 Final Liveblog

As it happened: Munster v Glasgow Warriors, Guinness Pro12 Final

We stood up and fought for 80 minutes of the Pro12 Grand Final.

O’Connell’s final stand and more talking points as Munster track down silverware

Strap yourselves in, because the Pro12 final is going to be intense.

From The42 Sky Sports’ Paulie promo will get you ready for the big man’s last Munster game Fear Of God
From The42 ‘More tries. More competitive. More punters – The season that the Pro12 fought back’ Pro12

‘More tries. More competitive. More punters – The season that the Pro12 fought back’

Neil Treacy reflects on a record-breaking year for the league.

# pro12 - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

There will be four rounds of Pro12 fixtures during this year’s Rugby World Cup

Meanwhile, Connacht have confirmed contract extensions for four promising Irish players.

# pro12 - Monday 25 May, 2015

From The42 Munster and Glasgow will have the world’s best referee in charge of their Pro12 title tilt Man In The Middle

Munster and Glasgow will have the world’s best referee in charge of their Pro12 title tilt

Here’s hoping Munster’s good times with the Welshman just keep rolling on.

# pro12 - Saturday 23 May, 2015

From The42 5 talking points after Munster come through Pro12 semi-final thriller High Drama

5 talking points after Munster come through Pro12 semi-final thriller

Paulie’s goodbye, Keatley’s wobbles and more of the big issues from Thomond Park.

From The42 Foley’s Munster survive madcap finish to squeeze into Pro12 final Nail Biting

Foley’s Munster survive madcap finish to squeeze into Pro12 final

The southern province move on to face Glasgow in the decider next weekend in Belfast.

From The42 Analysis: Offloading Ospreys likely to push Munster all the way Total Rugby

Analysis: Offloading Ospreys likely to push Munster all the way

Steve Tandy’s squad has undergone a regeneration in recent seasons but has emerged as an attacking force.

# pro12 - Friday 22 May, 2015

From The42 Missing grunt and more talking points before Ulster’s Pro12 semi in Glasgow Suftum

Missing grunt and more talking points before Ulster’s Pro12 semi in Glasgow

This has the makings to be the best Pro12 play-off ever.

# pro12 - Thursday 21 May, 2015

From The42 O’Connor leaves ‘disappointed and frustrated’ with Leinster form Moc Out

O’Connor leaves ‘disappointed and frustrated’ with Leinster form

The Australian says the European exploits under his watch was a journey to be proud of.

# pro12 - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

From The42 Danny Barnes and 4 more of the best Pro12 semi-finals Last Ditch

Danny Barnes and 4 more of the best Pro12 semi-finals

The play-off stage of the league has lived in the shadow of European finals, until now.

From The42 Missing out on Pro12 play-offs is ‘unacceptable’ for Leinster – Madigan Season Over

Missing out on Pro12 play-offs is ‘unacceptable’ for Leinster – Madigan

The Leinster out-half says Matt O’Connor’s men will take positives from the season too.

# pro12 - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

From The42 ‘We had 14 guys who couldn’t train’: Ulster coach defends weakened selection for Pro12 shake-up Calculated Risk

‘We had 14 guys who couldn’t train’: Ulster coach defends weakened selection for Pro12 shake-up

With fresh bodies due to come back for the return to Scotstoun, will Neil Doak’s gamble pay off?

# pro12 - Monday 18 May, 2015

From The42 After 10 failed attempts, there will finally be an away winner in the Pro12 semi-finals Opinion

After 10 failed attempts, there will finally be an away winner in the Pro12 semi-finals

This weekend’s play-offs are the most evenly balanced since the competition changed structure.

From The42 Evolution not revolution has brought about Munster’s attacking improvement Foley Grip

Evolution not revolution has brought about Munster’s attacking improvement

The new head coach is determined to show how far his side have come when the Ospreys visit Thomond Park.

# pro12 - Sunday 17 May, 2015

From The42 Craig Gilroy wins the best try award, but misses out on Pro12 Player of the Season gong World Wide Webb This post contains videos

Craig Gilroy wins the best try award, but misses out on Pro12 Player of the Season gong

Both Player of the Season awards went to scrum-halves at this evening’s awards ceremony.

# pro12 - Saturday 16 May, 2015

From The42 Champions Cup failings helped bring about this perfect Pro12 storm Opinion

Champions Cup failings helped bring about this perfect Pro12 storm

10 teams have something worth playing for this weekend, and it’s all thanks to the men who killed the Heineken Cup.

# pro12 - Friday 15 May, 2015

From The42 An openside question for Munster and more talking points as the Pro12 comes down to the wire Last Chance Saloon

An openside question for Munster and more talking points as the Pro12 comes down to the wire

Three Irish provinces have a lot to play for tomorrow.

From The42 Here’s what Munster, Ulster and Connacht need to happen in the Pro12 Permutations

Here’s what Munster, Ulster and Connacht need to happen in the Pro12

There’s a whole lot riding on the last round of the Pro12 for three Irish provinces.

From The42 Marmion and Carr return as Connacht take aim at Ospreys and Champions Cup The Decider

Marmion and Carr return as Connacht take aim at Ospreys and Champions Cup

“Come 5pm tomorrow, we will know our fate.”

From The42 Zebo, O’Mahony and TOD miss out as Munster forced into back row shuffle Changes

Zebo, O’Mahony and TOD miss out as Munster forced into back row shuffle

There are two alterations in Anthony Foley’s front row too.

# pro12 - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

From The42 ‘We can go away and win anywhere’ — Ulster centre McCloskey Bangor Bulldozer

‘We can go away and win anywhere’ — Ulster centre McCloskey

The abrasive centre has had a double-edged sword of a season, but he’s a long way from the scrum-half who played in school.

From The42 Attitude of Laois’ young Connacht star Masterson ensures he won’t be left behind Slippery Pathway

Attitude of Laois’ young Connacht star Masterson ensures he won’t be left behind

Eoghan Masterson could have been cut adrift after battling through age grade rugby, but he wouldn’t take no for an answer.

# pro12 - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

From The42 Gordon D’Arcy just might have played his last game for Leinster Green Light

Gordon D’Arcy just might have played his last game for Leinster

The centre is hoping to travel to the World Cup with Ireland and will sit out this weekend’s trip to Edinburgh,

From The42 Here’s where you can watch the gripping final weekend of the Pro12 Deadline Day

Here’s where you can watch the gripping final weekend of the Pro12

The league has announced their plans for the semi-final weekend too.

# pro12 - Sunday 10 May, 2015

From The42 Scarlets pull clear of Connacht in race for Champions Cup qualification Joy Of 6

Scarlets pull clear of Connacht in race for Champions Cup qualification

Rhys Priestland kicked 11 points on his last home appearance for Scarlets.

From The42 ‘We ran out of numbers against 14 men’ – Munster’s Foley left frustrated Axel

‘We ran out of numbers against 14 men’ – Munster’s Foley left frustrated

Ulster tries late in each half ultimately cost the southern province an important win.

# pro12 - Saturday 9 May, 2015

From The42 Connacht back up to 6th place in Pro12 with 6 tries in win over Zebre Back On Track

Connacht back up to 6th place in Pro12 with 6 tries in win over Zebre

Scrum-half John Cooney scored two tries in the first half to set Connacht on course for their first win in over two months.

From The42 Pressure rising for Ulster v Munster as play-off squeeze takes hold Inter-pro

Pressure rising for Ulster v Munster as play-off squeeze takes hold

Provinces south and north go head to head today with a crucial home Pro12 semi-final on the line.

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