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# pro12 - Yesterday’s News

From The42 'It it doesn’t guarantee us anything' but Les Kiss pleased with Ulster display Northern Exposure

# pro12 - Friday 29 April, 2016

From The42 McCloskey back, Healy not in squad for vital Ulster v Leinster clash Team-sheets

McCloskey back, Healy not in squad for vital Ulster v Leinster clash

Jack McGrath starts in the front row for Leinster with Peter Dooley in reserve.

From The42 Erasmus can bring vital development, but leaves Foley in 'tricky' spot, says Shane Horgan Evolve

Erasmus can bring vital development, but leaves Foley in 'tricky' spot, says Shane Horgan

The pundit hopes that Connacht’s trail-blazing will encourage more teams to try something a little different.

From The42 Foley needs Munster to wrestle back control of European destiny Squeaky Bum Time

Foley needs Munster to wrestle back control of European destiny

The southern province welcome Edinburgh to Cork tonight in the Pro12.

# pro12 - Thursday 28 April, 2016

From The42 Here's what your province needs from the last two Pro12 fixtures Permutations

Here's what your province needs from the last two Pro12 fixtures

We dusted off the abacus and wrote off Italians at will to see who’s likely to finish the Pro12 campaign in the best position.

From The42 Ferris fears for Ulster pack with only one big obvious ball-carrier Under Powered

Ferris fears for Ulster pack with only one big obvious ball-carrier

‘You’ve got Iain Henderson and that’s really it.’

# pro12 - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

From The42 Leinster right where they want to be as business end of season arrives In Control

Leinster right where they want to be as business end of season arrives

With a two-point cushion going into the final two games of the season, the eastern province are masters of their own destiny.

# pro12 - Monday 25 April, 2016

From The42 England-bound Te'o: 'I'm pretty proud of where I am and where I'm going' Rose-tinted

England-bound Te'o: 'I'm pretty proud of where I am and where I'm going'

Even the powerful Kiwi centre has been surprised by how quickly he has converted to a new code.

From The42 Sean O'Brien will 'definitely' be back for Leinster before the Pro12 play-offs Notorious Sob

Sean O'Brien will 'definitely' be back for Leinster before the Pro12 play-offs

O’Brien may not be fit enough to face Ulster this weekend, but Jonathan Sexton will be back in Leinster’s number 10 shirt.

# pro12 - Monday 18 April, 2016

From The42 'There's no doubt we need a stadium': Lam looking to build on and off the pitch Western Promise

'There's no doubt we need a stadium': Lam looking to build on and off the pitch

The western province are looking to build for the future off the back of an unprecedented season of success.

# pro12 - Thursday 14 April, 2016

From The42 Leinster welcome back Rob Kearney as Cullen makes wholesale changes Eyes On The Prize

Leinster welcome back Rob Kearney as Cullen makes wholesale changes

Twelve changes to the Leinster team for Friday’s game against Edinburgh.

# pro12 - Thursday 7 April, 2016

From The42 Ian Madigan got in the mood for The Masters with this 'Happy Gilmore' style drive Mads Skills

Ian Madigan got in the mood for The Masters with this 'Happy Gilmore' style drive

Blackrock looks great this time of year, eh?

# pro12 - Monday 4 April, 2016

From The42 'It's two feet in front of the touch judge': Sexton baffled by non-decisions from officials Heat Of The Moment

'It's two feet in front of the touch judge': Sexton baffled by non-decisions from officials

However, the out-half seemed to benefit from weak officiating after the interval.

# pro12 - Saturday 2 April, 2016

From The42 As it happened: Leinster v Munster, Guinness Pro12 Liveblog

As it happened: Leinster v Munster, Guinness Pro12

We went minute-by-minute as Ireland’s traditional leading provinces both tried to keep the pressure on Connacht.

# pro12 - Friday 1 April, 2016

From The42 Leaders Connacht make Ulster work hard to stay in playoff race Feisty

Leaders Connacht make Ulster work hard to stay in playoff race

Pat Lam’s men finished with 13 men, but played the role of table-toppers superbly

From The42 As it happened: Ulster v Connacht, Guinness Pro12 Liveblog

As it happened: Ulster v Connacht, Guinness Pro12

The league leaders headed for Belfast this evening, where they had never managed a win in the professional era.

# pro12 - Thursday 31 March, 2016

From The42 Payne named fullback as Ulster aim to scrap back in to Pro12 playoff spots Off Centre

Payne named fullback as Ulster aim to scrap back in to Pro12 playoff spots

Les Kiss has been able to welcome back Rory Best and Andrew Trimble to his ranks.

# pro12 - Sunday 27 March, 2016

From The42 Lam determined to build a legacy in Connacht West Is Best

Lam determined to build a legacy in Connacht

‘The boys know I cannot stand running straight into people. They know I expect some expression, I expect us to have options.’

# pro12 - Friday 25 March, 2016

From The42 Luke Fitzgerald returns, but Leinster leave Sexton out for trip to Connacht Summit Meeting

Luke Fitzgerald returns, but Leinster leave Sexton out for trip to Connacht

Leo Cullen has been able to draft most of his big guns onto the bench.

# pro12 - Thursday 24 March, 2016

From The42 Weight of history still threatens Connacht’s best ever season Vital Statistics

Weight of history still threatens Connacht’s best ever season

It’s a tough run-in for the league leaders and their inter-pro record is poor.

From The42 Holland starts among returning internationals as Munster take aim at Zebre and play-off spot Team-sheets

Holland starts among returning internationals as Munster take aim at Zebre and play-off spot

Simon Zebo, Keith Earls, Donnacha Ryan and Tommy O’Donnell start after returning from Ireland duty.

From The42 Limited opportunities leave Ryan frustrated and considering future away from Leinster Competitive

Limited opportunities leave Ryan frustrated and considering future away from Leinster

The back row has grown into a leadership role this season, but young rivals now appear to be ahead of him in the pecking order.

# pro12 - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

From The42 Henshaw available to face future team-mates when Leinster visit the Sportsground East Meets West

Henshaw available to face future team-mates when Leinster visit the Sportsground

Ultan Dillane is a doubt though, and Pat Lam’s side remains heavily hampered by injuries to out-half options.

# pro12 - Friday 18 March, 2016

From The42 Leinster beaten in Glasgow but close in on Connacht at the top Pro12

Leinster beaten in Glasgow but close in on Connacht at the top

Leo Cullen’s side earned a losing bonus point on a forgettable night.

From The42 Munster’s Pro 12 playoff hopes take a blow as Cardiff earn bonus-point win

Munster’s Pro 12 playoff hopes take a blow as Cardiff earn bonus-point win

Anthony Foley saw his side beaten at the Arms Park.

# pro12 - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

From The42 ‘We’ll get coaches focused on coaching’: Foley excited by Munster restructuring Rebuilding

‘We’ll get coaches focused on coaching’: Foley excited by Munster restructuring

The head coach welcomes the addition of a director of rugby and wants to bring Munster back to ‘days when we could fill the Millennium Stadium’.

# pro12 - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

From The42 Comeback trail boost as Connacht scrum-half Cooney extends contract West Is Best

Comeback trail boost as Connacht scrum-half Cooney extends contract

A Heineken Cup-winner with Leinster, Cooney went west on a loan deal last season.

# pro12 - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

From The42 Ulster’s brilliant late break, Connacht’s epic night in Edinburgh and more Pro12 highlights Safe Hands This post contains videos

Ulster’s brilliant late break, Connacht’s epic night in Edinburgh and more Pro12 highlights

Connacht can sit back and admire the view from the top of the table for at least another 10 days.

# pro12 - Saturday 5 March, 2016

From The42 Nacewa wary of ‘desperate’ Ospreys chasing a win in Dublin Old Pals

Nacewa wary of ‘desperate’ Ospreys chasing a win in Dublin

The best overseas rivalry in the Pro12 continues today, but the two sides are in quite different positions.

# pro12 - Friday 4 March, 2016

From The42 Another great night for Connacht as they claim bonus point win away to Edinburgh Go West

Another great night for Connacht as they claim bonus point win away to Edinburgh

Eoin McKeon’s 72nd minute try was the crucial score.

From The42 Leo Cullen’s heroics on the wing help keep Leinster in upbeat mood as they take aim at Ospreys Feelgood Factor

Leo Cullen’s heroics on the wing help keep Leinster in upbeat mood as they take aim at Ospreys

The Leinster head coach found himself strolling down memory lane this afternoon.

From The42 Cian Healy wins 150th Leinster cap as Cullen names six starters from Ireland squad Pro12

Cian Healy wins 150th Leinster cap as Cullen names six starters from Ireland squad

Leo Cullen’s men take on the Ospreys at the RDS tomorrow afternoon.

# pro12 - Monday 29 February, 2016

From The42 Healy continues heroics for Connacht, Munster’s mud wrestle and the rest of the weekend’s Pro12 highlights Provincial

Healy continues heroics for Connacht, Munster’s mud wrestle and the rest of the weekend’s Pro12 highlights

The Pro12 table is still happy reading for Connacht fans.

# pro12 - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

From The42 Massive blow for Connacht as back-rower ruled out for season Huge Loss

Massive blow for Connacht as back-rower ruled out for season

Eoghan Masterson suffered significant knee damage against Zebre last weekend.

# pro12 - Friday 19 February, 2016

From The42 Munster come up short after terrible start against Glasgow Warriors Pro12

Munster come up short after terrible start against Glasgow Warriors

Anthony Foley’s men suffered a 27-24 defeat at Rugby Park tonight.

# pro12 - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

From The42 ‘One of the most talented players I’ve ever worked with’: Olding commits to Ulster until 2019 SPARK

‘One of the most talented players I’ve ever worked with’: Olding commits to Ulster until 2019

The thrilling 22-year-old will be a core member of the province’s homegrown players tasked with driving standards.

From The42 ‘It’s great on paper’: Delicate balance for provinces welcoming Irish players back Slipping Away

‘It’s great on paper’: Delicate balance for provinces welcoming Irish players back

‘You want them to come in with gusto and excitement, but sometimes it’s just not the case.’

# pro12 - Monday 15 February, 2016

From The42 Leinster tight-lipped on future of Connacht’s ‘very exciting prospect’ Henshaw West Meets East

Leinster tight-lipped on future of Connacht’s ‘very exciting prospect’ Henshaw

Leo Cullen says there will be no comment on speculation until a deal is ‘concrete’.

From The42 Connacht (then Ulster) climb top, Leinster pick up 52 and more of the weekend’s Pro12 action

Connacht (then Ulster) climb top, Leinster pick up 52 and more of the weekend’s Pro12 action

Three provinces gave us rugby to cheer about this weekend, but then…

# pro12 - Sunday 14 February, 2016

From The42 Adam Byrne making the most of international pedigree at Leinster Education

Adam Byrne making the most of international pedigree at Leinster

The winger scored his first senior try for Leinster, but deflected as much praise as possible.

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