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#Provincial

# 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.

# provincial - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

From The42 ‘Ultimate Connacht Man’ John Muldoon named captain for new season Best In The West

‘Ultimate Connacht Man’ John Muldoon named captain for new season

It was the job of at least three men last season, but John Muldoon will do it all by himself this time around.

# provincial - Monday 11 August, 2014

From The42 Axel’s Munster will kick off the new Pro12 season, Sky cameras trained on Ulster and Leinster TV Guide

Axel’s Munster will kick off the new Pro12 season, Sky cameras trained on Ulster and Leinster

This time next month we’ll have watched Pro12 rugby on Sky for the first time.

# provincial - Friday 18 July, 2014

From The42 Seven of Ireland’s U20 World Cup squad recruited to Leinster academy Production Lne

Seven of Ireland’s U20 World Cup squad recruited to Leinster academy

Garry Ringrose, Cian Kelleher, Harrison Brewer and Ross Byrne are half of the new first year academy members.

# provincial - Thursday 1 May, 2014

From The42 Five things to watch out for when Ulster host Leinster at Ravenhill Derby Day

Five things to watch out for when Ulster host Leinster at Ravenhill

Ulster still have to guarantee their place in the Pro12 playoffs, but there is plenty to spur Leinster players on too.

From The42 Here’s the state of play going into the final two rounds of the RaboDirect Pro12 Explainer

Here’s the state of play going into the final two rounds of the RaboDirect Pro12

Three Irish provinces hope to be involved in the Pro12 playoffs, here’s what they need to do.

# provincial - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

From The42 ‘Saracens deserve their place in the final, but did they deserve a place in the semis?’ — Johann Muller Suftum

‘Saracens deserve their place in the final, but did they deserve a place in the semis?’ — Johann Muller

The Ulster captain and his province are still finding the pain of their European exit hard to take.

# provincial - Friday 18 April, 2014

From The42 O’Connell returns, Henshaw back to centre as Munster and Connacht shuffle pack for inter-pro clash Team-sheets

O’Connell returns, Henshaw back to centre as Munster and Connacht shuffle pack for inter-pro clash

Conor Murray is one of two scrum-halves on the Munster bench.

# provincial - Monday 14 April, 2014

From The42 Everything up for grabs in frantic final weeks of Pro12 Provincial

Everything up for grabs in frantic final weeks of Pro12

Just nine points separate the top four and there are still three inter-pros to be played in the final three weeks.

# provincial - Friday 11 April, 2014

From The42 9 reasons to get PUMPED about this weekend’s Pro12 action Business End

9 reasons to get PUMPED about this weekend’s Pro12 action

Three provinces are done with the Heineken Cup for good, but domestic league coming to the boil nicely.

# provincial - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

From The42 Shoulder surgery rules O’Mahony out for rest of season Captain Fantastic

Shoulder surgery rules O’Mahony out for rest of season

And elsewhere, Ulster have signed up a former Munster prop.

# provincial - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

From The42 Jennings demanding further improvement before clash with road warriors from Glasgow Pro12

Jennings demanding further improvement before clash with road warriors from Glasgow

With the really big games come around in April, the flanker feels the benchmark needs to be set soon.

# provincial - Monday 24 February, 2014

From The42 Fitzgerald back in international contention as Leinster issue clean bill of health Pro12

Fitzgerald back in international contention as Leinster issue clean bill of health

The winger suffered no ill effects after an hour’s action in Cardiff.

# provincial - Friday 14 February, 2014

From The42 Hanrahan and Keatley team up for Pro12 clash as Ryan and McSharry back from injury Team-sheets

Hanrahan and Keatley team up for Pro12 clash as Ryan and McSharry back from injury

Here’s how Munster and Connacht will line up against Zebre and Edinburgh tomorrow.

# provincial - Friday 10 January, 2014

From The42 Connacht v Zebre: 3 key battles to decide the victor at the Sportsground 3kb

Connacht v Zebre: 3 key battles to decide the victor at the Sportsground

Pat Lam’s men got a taste for victory towards the tail end of 2013 and are hoping to rediscover it tomorrow.

# provincial - Sunday 5 January, 2014

From The42 Here are all of this week’s Pro12 highlights Recap This post contains videos

Here are all of this week’s Pro12 highlights

It wasn’t just Ireland that witnessed full-blooded derbies this week.

# provincial - Friday 3 January, 2014

From The42 VIDEO: Ulster are tearing Munster apart in Ravenhill Pro12

VIDEO: Ulster are tearing Munster apart in Ravenhill

It’s 20 – 5 at half time in Belfast.

From The42 Jack Carty given first Connacht start as Leinster name Heaslip captain Team-sheets

Jack Carty given first Connacht start as Leinster name Heaslip captain

Brian O’Driscoll is back in harness for the Pro12 champions who have named Jordi Murphy at number seven.

From The42 Ulster v Munster: 3 key battles to decide tonight’s rumble in Ravenhill 3kb

Ulster v Munster: 3 key battles to decide tonight’s rumble in Ravenhill

Tonight’s inter-pro is a mouthwatering prospect.

# provincial - Thursday 2 January, 2014

From The42 Ulster welcome back Henderson in time for inter-pro face-off with O’Connell Team-sheets

Ulster welcome back Henderson in time for inter-pro face-off with O’Connell

There is more inter-provincial action on your TV screens tomorrow, rugby fans.

# provincial - Sunday 29 December, 2013

From The42 O’Connor satisfied with win courtesy of ‘class act’ Murphy Blue Christmas

O’Connor satisfied with win courtesy of ‘class act’ Murphy

After suffering two defeats on the trot, the Leinster coach was finally able to feel the festive spirit.

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