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#Provincial

# provincial - 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.

# provincial - 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.

# provincial - 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.

# provincial - 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.

# provincial - Monday 1 February, 2016

From The42 Simon Zebo has signed a new contract to keep him at Munster until 2018 Zebo No Go

Simon Zebo has signed a new contract to keep him at Munster until 2018

The brilliant back had been linked with a move to join Conrad Smith and James Coughlan in France.

# provincial - Saturday 23 January, 2016

From The42 This Munster-heavy European rugby pool round 6 quiz is probably too hard for you Brutal Quizzicality

This Munster-heavy European rugby pool round 6 quiz is probably too hard for you

The five rounds that led us here were just appetisers, the sixth round of pool games are where the drama really unfolds.

# provincial - Thursday 7 January, 2016

From The42 Ringrose and Van der Flier drop out of Leinster XV, Fitzgerald and O’Brien start Team-sheets

Ringrose and Van der Flier drop out of Leinster XV, Fitzgerald and O’Brien start

The duo are part of six changes made by Leo Cullen.

From The42 Which Irish province has the biggest game in the weekend ahead? On The Road This post contains a poll

Which Irish province has the biggest game in the weekend ahead?

There is a lot at stake in two competitions for our four provinces. Which one will you refuse to miss?

# provincial - Sunday 3 January, 2016

From The42 In case you had a heavy New Year’s, here’s how Munster and Leinster recorded inter-pro victories this weekend Winter-pros This post contains videos
From The42 ‘You can’t play victim the whole time’: Foley heartened by Munster grind SUAF

‘You can’t play victim the whole time’: Foley heartened by Munster grind

The Munster head coach believed in his approach even in the midst of the five-game losing run.

# provincial - Saturday 2 January, 2016

Keatley ‘refocused and recharged’ thanks to winter break

Munster head coach called his out-half superb after pulling the strings of a hard-fought away win today.

From The42 Keatley keeps his cool to arrest Munster slide with win away to Ulster Relief

Keatley keeps his cool to arrest Munster slide with win away to Ulster

The under-fire out-half ensured his team avoided a sixth straight loss.

# provincial - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

From The42 Collisions, kids and Connacht are class: A dozen great images from the Pro12 year Provincial

Collisions, kids and Connacht are class: A dozen great images from the Pro12 year

Irish provinces said goodbye to some great servants in 2015.

# provincial - Monday 9 November, 2015

From The42 England, France and Siberia: Here’s what’s in store for your province in Europe* Pick Up The Pace

England, France and Siberia: Here’s what’s in store for your province in Europe*

*In Europe, and also 6,000 kilometers away in central Russia.

# provincial - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

From The42 Connacht will have Robbie Henshaw back when they take aim for the league’s summit High Fliers

Connacht will have Robbie Henshaw back when they take aim for the league’s summit

Meanwhile, Quinn Roux is to consult a surgeon this week, but Jason Harrs-Wright is at the end of a long road to recovery.

# provincial - Monday 2 November, 2015

From The42 ‘Sometimes it takes a few times to learn lessons’: Leinster players striving to put RWC behind them Moving On

‘Sometimes it takes a few times to learn lessons’: Leinster players striving to put RWC behind them

Jack McGrath and Devin Toner tell us how they’re managing the transition back to their day job.

# provincial - Sunday 1 November, 2015

From The42 That crazy Munster-Ulster game, Nakarawa’s back on ridiculous offload duty and the rest of your Pro12 highlights Bread And Butter This post contains videos

# provincial - Friday 30 October, 2015

From The42 Munster’s Fitzgerald and Leinster’s Ringrose among fresh faces in squads for European competition Provincial

Munster’s Fitzgerald and Leinster’s Ringrose among fresh faces in squads for European competition

And these two powerful tight five options are aiming for some Challenge Cup game time.

# provincial - Sunday 25 October, 2015

From The42 McCloskey and Aki continue to shine and the rest of this week’s Pro12 highlights Provincial

McCloskey and Aki continue to shine and the rest of this week’s Pro12 highlights

The western province didn’t manage a bonus point this week, but they are level on points with league leaders Scarlets.

# provincial - Sunday 13 September, 2015

From The42 Scholes shows his power, Connacht’s (almost) comeback and all your Pro12 highlights Provincial This post contains videos

Scholes shows his power, Connacht’s (almost) comeback and all your Pro12 highlights

Here’s how your favourite province is looking.

# provincial - 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.

# provincial - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

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.

# provincial - Monday 2 March, 2015

From The42 Connacht’s half-century and the rest of the Pro12 action you missed because the Six Nations was on Provincial

Connacht’s half-century and the rest of the Pro12 action you missed because the Six Nations was on

There’s only so much rugby you can fit into a weekend. So here’s some bonus Monday footage.

# provincial - Saturday 3 January, 2015

From The42 Connacht and Leinster fans, here’s the highlights of your New Year inter-pro victories Love Thy Neighbour

Connacht and Leinster fans, here’s the highlights of your New Year inter-pro victories

There is no finer way to spend your Saturday night than watching your province beat another province.

# provincial - Sunday 28 December, 2014

From The42 Half term report: Leinster doing just enough to stay in the hunt Blue Order

Half term report: Leinster doing just enough to stay in the hunt

It’s function over fashion around the RDS these days.

From The42 Half term report: Ulster must escape Champions Cup cloud Suftum

Half term report: Ulster must escape Champions Cup cloud

2014 wasn’t the finest year around Ravenhill.

# provincial - Thursday 25 December, 2014

From The42 Why you should spend your St Stephen’s Day watching inter-provincial rugby Inter-pro

Why you should spend your St Stephen’s Day watching inter-provincial rugby

Get yourself out of the house and into some of sport’s great rivalries.

# provincial - Monday 22 December, 2014

From The42 Connacht ‘monitoring’ McKeon after knee ligament sprain, Ulster do likewise with Pienaar Injury Update

Connacht ‘monitoring’ McKeon after knee ligament sprain, Ulster do likewise with Pienaar

The western province hope to have Andrew Browne fit and available for Friday’s trip to Belfast.

# provincial - Monday 15 December, 2014

From The42 4 winners and 5 losers after the crucial back-to-back European rugby fixtures Opinion

4 winners and 5 losers after the crucial back-to-back European rugby fixtures

Rounds three and four of the Champions Cup weren’t great for the Irish sides, were they?

# provincial - Monday 8 December, 2014

From The42 Kayser the tackling king, Gopperth runs and more big stats from the Champions Cup weekend Number Crunch

# provincial - Sunday 12 October, 2014

Here’s all you need to know before rugby’s new look Champions Cup kicks off

There haven’t been many changes after the kerfuffle of the ERC breakaway, but here’s how the new competition will play out.

# provincial - Saturday 11 October, 2014

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

As it happened: Ulster v Glasgow Warriors, Guinness Pro12

Neil Doak’s first official game in charge of the province is tough one, so we went minute-by-minute.

# provincial - Monday 6 October, 2014

From The42 Here’s what European rugby’s new Champions Cup looks like Eyes On The Prize This post contains videos

Here’s what European rugby’s new Champions Cup looks like

Now, can anyone keep it from ending up in the south of France?

# provincial - Monday 15 September, 2014

From The42 Eoin Reddan so impressed by Connacht he says Leinster may be underdogs in Galway Honest Assessment

Eoin Reddan so impressed by Connacht he says Leinster may be underdogs in Galway

The ex-Connacht scrum-half is preparing himself for battle in the season’s first inter-pro this Friday.

# provincial - Friday 12 September, 2014

From The42 Connacht’s late bloomer Heffernan won’t be pushed aside Interview

Connacht’s late bloomer Heffernan won’t be pushed aside

Connacht’s hooker is building himself into a recognised front-line player as Pat Lam’s side reach for the top.

# provincial - Monday 8 September, 2014

From The42 Hayes helps Munster whitewash Ulster, Leinster sting Connacht late Women's Rugby

Hayes helps Munster whitewash Ulster, Leinster sting Connacht late

Here’s how the provinces fared on the return of the women’s inter-pro series.

# provincial - Sunday 7 September, 2014

From The42 5 things we learned from the opening weekend of Pro12 rugby Provincial

5 things we learned from the opening weekend of Pro12 rugby

Just one win between the four provinces, but a whole lot to talk about.

# provincial - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

From The42 5 pressing questions for Leinster ahead of the new rugby season Out With The Old

5 pressing questions for Leinster ahead of the new rugby season

Seanie’s back so everything’s going to be okay, right?

# provincial - Friday 29 August, 2014

From The42 Sean O’Brien and Stuart Olding will start tomorrow’s Leinster v Ulster friendly Comeback Trail

Sean O’Brien and Stuart Olding will start tomorrow’s Leinster v Ulster friendly

Tullow’s finest flanker will get plenty of opportunity to carry from number eight.

# provincial - Thursday 14 August, 2014

From The42 Sky or BT? Here’s where you can watch your province in European action TV Guide

Sky or BT? Here’s where you can watch your province in European action

Ulster and Leinster fans will be watching their side live on BT in the opening round of fixtures.

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