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# pro12 - Today’s News

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 - Yesterday’s News

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.

# pro12 - Friday 8 May, 2015

From The42 Iain Henderson ‘relishing the confrontation’ with Peter O’Mahony Blindside

Iain Henderson ‘relishing the confrontation’ with Peter O’Mahony

The rivals for Ireland’s number six jersey boast contrasting styles and will collide on Saturday.

# pro12 - Thursday 7 May, 2015

From The42 Healy set for neck ‘investigations’ after missing out on Treviso game Church

Healy set for neck ‘investigations’ after missing out on Treviso game

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt will be hoping the problem is nothing serious.

From The42 Half the country should be glued to this Pro12 game tomorrow night Playoff Shake-up

Half the country should be glued to this Pro12 game tomorrow night

It’s Ospreys. It’s Glasgow. And it’ll be live on a red button near you.

From The42 Could two London-based clubs join the Pro12 in the near future? Growth

Could two London-based clubs join the Pro12 in the near future?

The league’s organisers say no discussion have taken place yet.

From The42 ‘Some rugby careers don’t last 5 years’ — Jared Payne Adopted Son

‘Some rugby careers don’t last 5 years’ — Jared Payne

The Ulster and Ireland centre can see no sense in the proposed change to rugby’s eligibility rules.

# pro12 - Sunday 26 April, 2015

From The42 Inconsistency the big issue Leinster need to address — Matt O’Connor Blue Order

Inconsistency the big issue Leinster need to address — Matt O’Connor

The Australian believes the performance against Toulon is evidence that Leinster can compete with the best.

# pro12 - Saturday 25 April, 2015

Connacht’s nightmare day and more talking points from a hectic Pro12 Saturday

Scarlets were the big winners in the chase for Champions Cup places.

From The42 Plenty of improvements required before Munster’s showdown with Ulster Centurion

Plenty of improvements required before Munster’s showdown with Ulster

Tommy O’Donnell is expecting a breakdown battle in Ravenhill.

From The42 Munster claim five points despite being in second gear against Treviso Coasting

Munster claim five points despite being in second gear against Treviso

Simon Zebo, CJ Stander and Tommy O’Donnell scored the crucial tries in the opening half.

From The42 Composure key to Ulster’s quick turnaround against Leinster — Rory Best Synergy

Composure key to Ulster’s quick turnaround against Leinster — Rory Best

The hooker praised the attitude and belief built between the province’s players and coaching staff.

From The42 ‘Credit to Ulster, they wore us down’ – Leinster coach O’Connor Knockout Rugby

‘Credit to Ulster, they wore us down’ – Leinster coach O’Connor

Ulster’s home fuelled motivation combined with Leinster fatigue made it a rough night for the champions.

# pro12 - Friday 24 April, 2015

From The42 Curtain closing on Leinster’s season and more talking points from Ravenhill Reaction

Curtain closing on Leinster’s season and more talking points from Ravenhill

Along with man of the match Iain Henderson, Paddy Jackson was critical to putting Ulster top of the table.

From The42 Henderson helps Ulster inflict painful defeat on Leinster Match Report

Henderson helps Ulster inflict painful defeat on Leinster

Ulster scored 26 unanswered points after trailing 10 -0 early on.

From The42 As it happened: Ulster v Leinster, Pro12 Liveblog

As it happened: Ulster v Leinster, Pro12

We were in Ravenhill to bring you through this crucial inter-pro minute-by-minute.

From The42 A tale of two provinces as Leinster attempt to save season away to Ulster Pro12

A tale of two provinces as Leinster attempt to save season away to Ulster

The hosts in Belfast have trophies on their mind, but they too need three wins to help them along the way.

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From The42 For the first time in 13 long months, Donnacha Ryan starts for Munster Playoff Push

For the first time in 13 long months, Donnacha Ryan starts for Munster

The second row replaces Paul O’Connell who missed training with a shoulder issue this week.

From The42 Jack Carty leads exciting Connacht backline with Henshaw and Aki paired again Team-sheets

Jack Carty leads exciting Connacht backline with Henshaw and Aki paired again

Pat Lam has made three changes to the side that lost to Ulster.

# pro12 - Thursday 23 April, 2015

From The42 Tommy Bowe: ‘We shouldn’t ever lose at Fortress Ravenhill’ Final Push

Tommy Bowe: ‘We shouldn’t ever lose at Fortress Ravenhill’

With the Pro12 final set for Belfast, Ulster are hoping to have four massive home games left in their season.

# pro12 - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

From The42 No point comparing Leinster to 2012 vintage, everything has changed — Rob Kearney A Whole New World

No point comparing Leinster to 2012 vintage, everything has changed — Rob Kearney

The fullback says his side must keep evolving to challenge the threats from the Top 14.

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