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# pro12 - Thursday 22 June, 2017

From The42 Wasps to kick off Connacht's pre-season schedule before Pat Lam returns to Galway Hit-out

Wasps to kick off Connacht's pre-season schedule before Pat Lam returns to Galway

New coach Kieran Keane should be at the wheel in time for two matches in the space of three days.

# pro12 - Monday 29 May, 2017

From The42 A year on from deciding to have 'one more crack' at rugby, Beirne revels as a champion Beirne's Boom

A year on from deciding to have 'one more crack' at rugby, Beirne revels as a champion

‘I wanted to get game-time. I didn’t think I would be coming to Scarlets to become a Pro12 champion!’

# pro12 - Saturday 27 May, 2017

From The42 'You can only progress so much in a year. It will only come with time' Looking Up

'You can only progress so much in a year. It will only come with time'

Rassie Erasmus knows Munster aren’t where they need to be but he’s positive they will grow.

From The42 As it happened: Munster v Scarlets, Pro12 Final Liveblog

As it happened: Munster v Scarlets, Pro12 Final

We went to the Aviva Stadium as Munster tried to claim their first silverware since 2011.

# pro12 - Friday 26 May, 2017

From The42 'I've never been in a Munster jersey that's won a trophy. It's a huge goal' Final Hurdle

'I've never been in a Munster jersey that's won a trophy. It's a huge goal'

Peter O’Mahony is looking to lift his first silverware with the province tomorrow against Scarlets.

From The42 Saili starts ahead of Taute with Munster and Scarlets unchanged for Pro12 final Team News

Saili starts ahead of Taute with Munster and Scarlets unchanged for Pro12 final

The Welsh side are completely unchanged from last weekend’s semi-final win over Leinster.

# pro12 - Thursday 25 May, 2017

From The42 'We can be too critical of ourselves, overly humble': Munster take confidence from their journey Mindset

'We can be too critical of ourselves, overly humble': Munster take confidence from their journey

Niall Scannell looks back to the ‘worst weeks of the year’ when he and his team-mates had nothing to train for.

# pro12 - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

From The42 Wales' omission of 'world class' James Davies increasingly baffling Natural 7

Wales' omission of 'world class' James Davies increasingly baffling

Rassie Erasmus will have to contend with multiple threats to his ruck this weekend.

Rassie ready to correct 'stupid' team-talk during Scarlets' comeback win in Thomond Park

The former Springbok back row wasn’t sidestepping anything in the lead up to Saturday’s Pro12 final.

# pro12 - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

From The42 Brilliant Bleyendaal typifies Munster attitude in most tragic season Tyler

Brilliant Bleyendaal typifies Munster attitude in most tragic season

‘As a rugby team, we had the responsibility and privilege to galvanise the town.’

# pro12 - Monday 22 May, 2017

From The42 'Everybody looks fit,' says Rassie as Munster wind up for final push Red Alert

'Everybody looks fit,' says Rassie as Munster wind up for final push

The South African has no new injury concerns as he looks forward to a return to the Aviva Stadium to face Scarlets.

# pro12 - Sunday 21 May, 2017

From The42 It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week Pics Of The Week

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

From the final day of the Premier League, to the opening weekend of the Championship, to the Guinness Pro12 semi-finals it was a mighty week of sporting action.

# pro12 - Saturday 20 May, 2017

From The42 'It's sad to lose guys like that' - Ryan and Saili bid farewell to Thomond Park Emotional

'It's sad to lose guys like that' - Ryan and Saili bid farewell to Thomond Park

Donnacha Ryan and Francis Saili finished their time at the Limerick stadium in style.

From The42 Scintillating Zebo try helps Munster into Pro12 final against Scarlets Finalists

Scintillating Zebo try helps Munster into Pro12 final against Scarlets

Rassie Erasmus’ men scored three tries in their semi-final victory at Thomond Park.

From The42 As it happened: Munster v Ospreys, Pro12 semi-final Liveblog

As it happened: Munster v Ospreys, Pro12 semi-final

We went minute-by-minute as Munster looked to book a place against Scarlets in next week’s Pro12 final in Dublin.

From The42 As it happened: Northampton Saints v Connacht, Champions Cup play-off semi-final Last Chance Saloon

As it happened: Northampton Saints v Connacht, Champions Cup play-off semi-final

We went minute-by-minute as Connacht tried to extend their season and hope of playing in the Champions Cup next season.

From The42 Quinlan: Munster will never forget Rassie for delivering fantastic campaign in a traumatic season SUAF

Quinlan: Munster will never forget Rassie for delivering fantastic campaign in a traumatic season

The South African director of rugby has pushed his team to excel in impossible circumstances since Anthony Foley’s death.

# pro12 - Friday 19 May, 2017

From The42 Stunning Scarlets shock dire Leinster to make Pro12 history at the RDS Upset

Stunning Scarlets shock dire Leinster to make Pro12 history at the RDS

The Welsh region were entirely deserving of their victory in Dublin.

From The42 As it happened: Leinster v Scarlets, Pro12 semi-final Liveblog

As it happened: Leinster v Scarlets, Pro12 semi-final

The Pro12 is down to just four teams. Can Leinster keep up their perfect semi-final record? Or will the Scarlets be the first ever away team to progress to the grand final?

From The42 QUIZ: Test your Pro12 semi-final knowledge as Leinster and Munster go into knockout mode Final Four

QUIZ: Test your Pro12 semi-final knowledge as Leinster and Munster go into knockout mode

Leinster and Munster host the eighth edition of the Pro12 semi-finals this weekend. Have you studied the form book?

# pro12 - Thursday 18 May, 2017

From The42 'I'm allowed go after a ruck if I see it': Tadhg Beirne out to turn over his native province in Pro12 semi Pro12

'I'm allowed go after a ruck if I see it': Tadhg Beirne out to turn over his native province in Pro12 semi

James Davies will not be the only jackal Leinster have to worry about during tomorrow’s semi-final at the RDS.

# pro12 - Monday 15 May, 2017

From The42 'We've been made feel at home': Triggs happy to make emotional Leinster goodbye a long one True Blue

'We've been made feel at home': Triggs happy to make emotional Leinster goodbye a long one

The Kiwi second row will run out at the RDS for the last time on Friday.

Ringrose remaining calm after Gatland's latest reminder of how close he is to Lions squad

‘Six months ago I made my debut for Ireland, which I wouldn’t have dreamed of doing before then. I appreciate the opportunities.’

From The42 Sean Cronin's neck makes him a serious doubt for Leinster's Pro12 semi against Scarlets Hooked

Sean Cronin's neck makes him a serious doubt for Leinster's Pro12 semi against Scarlets

Sean O’Brien and Robbie Henshaw will return to training today in the hope of proving their fitness for Friday’s clash with Scarlets.

# pro12 - Sunday 7 May, 2017

From The42 Piutau, Erasmus and Carbery take big gongs at Pro12 awards All Black Tie Event This post contains videos

Piutau, Erasmus and Carbery take big gongs at Pro12 awards

Meanwhile, Connacht pocketed €10,000 along with the Fair Play award.

From The42 'It's all on the line': Lam rues calamitous Connacht defence, but emphasis firmly on European play-off Season-defining

'It's all on the line': Lam rues calamitous Connacht defence, but emphasis firmly on European play-off

“We have numbers, but we’re not connecting.”

# pro12 - Saturday 6 May, 2017

From The42 'They've been under a cloud of pressure': Rassie pleased for players after topping table The 1 Seed

'They've been under a cloud of pressure': Rassie pleased for players after topping table

The South African was also happy to see Conor Murray in ‘solid’ form on his return from injury.

From The42 Leinster left livid with their shortcomings as they slip up in Belfast BULLIED

Leinster left livid with their shortcomings as they slip up in Belfast

Leo Cullen was critical of his side after their 17-13 defeat an emotional Ulster.

From The42 Ulster give Pienaar a winning farewell as Leinster miss out on top spot Legend

Ulster give Pienaar a winning farewell as Leinster miss out on top spot

The South African made a classy assist for Andrew Trimble’s crucial try.

From The42 Connacht end with a whimper as 7-try Munster roar to Pro12 summit Table Toppers

Connacht end with a whimper as 7-try Munster roar to Pro12 summit

Connacht’s defence could not hold up to a hungry Munster onslaught.

# pro12 - Friday 5 May, 2017

From The42 11 changes for Leinster as Pienaar starts his final game for Ulster Team News

11 changes for Leinster as Pienaar starts his final game for Ulster

Ulster host Leo Cullen’s side tomorrow on the final regular-season day of the Pro12.

From The42 Conor Murray back on the bench as Connacht end Pro12 reign in Munster Team-sheets

Conor Murray back on the bench as Connacht end Pro12 reign in Munster

It’s the last round of the regular season tomorrow, but both teams have big matches to look forward to on 20 May.

From The42 Munster dominate Pro12 'Dream Team' with six selections First XV

Munster dominate Pro12 'Dream Team' with six selections

Leinster and Ulster received two picks apiece with Tiernan O’Halloran the sole representative from Connacht.

# pro12 - Thursday 4 May, 2017

From The42 Ulster won't risk Best and Henderson against Leinster, Olding set for surgery and 12 weeks out Pro12

Ulster won't risk Best and Henderson against Leinster, Olding set for surgery and 12 weeks out

The hooker and lock have been nursing respective shoulder and elbow injuries in recent weeks.

# pro12 - Saturday 29 April, 2017

From The42 Ospreys fend off Ulster comeback and all but end their Pro12 dream Make Or Break

Ospreys fend off Ulster comeback and all but end their Pro12 dream

It was make or break for the northern province, but Ospreys came out on top.

From The42 'It had a bit of everything' - Lights, lessons and another Leinster win Youth

'It had a bit of everything' - Lights, lessons and another Leinster win

Scrum-half Nick McCarthy was man of the match on his first start for Leinster last night.

# pro12 - Friday 28 April, 2017

From The42 'It's a place we'll never forget': Pat Lam reflects on his time with Connacht Looking Back

'It's a place we'll never forget': Pat Lam reflects on his time with Connacht

The Connacht head coach guided the province to Pro12 glory last year.

From The42 McCloskey starts as Ulster face make or break trip to Ospreys Suftum

McCloskey starts as Ulster face make or break trip to Ospreys

Chris Henry and Jared Payne remain injured as the northern province attempt to snatch the fourth play-off place out of Ospreys’ claws.

From The42 10 changes to Munster side seeking home Pro12 semi as victorious 'A' players included Team News

10 changes to Munster side seeking home Pro12 semi as victorious 'A' players included

A win over Treviso tomorrow would guarantee that outcome.

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