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# pro14 - Today’s News

From The42 Lancaster would relish facing Crusaders after in-depth discussions with Super Rugby champs North V South

Lancaster would relish facing Crusaders after in-depth discussions with Super Rugby champs

The Leinster senior coach took great interest in finding out how the best team in the southern hemisphere would target the Pro14 champions.

From The42 'Lockdown has only done him good': Sexton hitting form for Leinster Markers

'Lockdown has only done him good': Sexton hitting form for Leinster

Stuart Lancaster can’t hide his interest in coaching the Lions and his out-half is showing no signs of easing up his chase for a spot on the tour either.

# pro14 - Yesterday’s News

From The42 Setback for Tadhg Beirne as De Allende, Kleyn and Kilcoyne ramp up for Munster's restart Inter-pro

Setback for Tadhg Beirne as De Allende, Kleyn and Kilcoyne ramp up for Munster's restart

Munster will hope to hit the ground running when they face Leinster at the Aviva.

# pro14 - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

From The42 James Ryan's injury a big blow but Leinster have second row depth to cope Key Man

James Ryan's injury a big blow but Leinster have second row depth to cope

21-year-old Ryan Baird will be hoping for opportunities when rugby gets back underway.

# pro14 - Monday 3 August, 2020

From The42 Shoulder injury to keep James Ryan out of Leinster's restart plans Pushed Back

Shoulder injury to keep James Ryan out of Leinster's restart plans

The resumed season seems to be over before it started for the Ireland lock.

# pro14 - Thursday 30 July, 2020

From The42 The Munster depth chart: Big-name signings and fascinating selection battles Beefed Up

The Munster depth chart: Big-name signings and fascinating selection battles

Johann van Graan’s 43-man senior squad looks well set to push on this season.

# pro14 - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

From The42 Kick-off times for provincial ties announced as Pro14 confirms format Back With A Bang

Kick-off times for provincial ties announced as Pro14 confirms format

Leinster will play Munster and Ulster on consecutive Saturdays, with Connacht taking on provinces north and south on the Sundays.

# pro14 - Saturday 18 July, 2020

From The42 South African franchises eyeing up Champions Cup in global shake-up New Look

South African franchises eyeing up Champions Cup in global shake-up

Threat to Super Rugby has left four of South Africa’s teams in limbo.

# pro14 - Friday 3 July, 2020

From The42 Wing Wootton moves from Munster to Connacht for the year ahead North By Northwest

Wing Wootton moves from Munster to Connacht for the year ahead

The 25-year-old joins Conor Oliver and Sam Arnold in swapping Munster for Connacht.

# pro14 - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

From The42 Pro14 side Dragons sign lock Maksymiw after departure from Connacht New Club

Pro14 side Dragons sign lock Maksymiw after departure from Connacht

The 6ft 8ins second row spent two seasons with the western province.

# pro14 - Friday 26 June, 2020

From The42 Wales centre Tompkins signs for Pro14 side Dragons on year-long loan Big Boost

Wales centre Tompkins signs for Pro14 side Dragons on year-long loan

The 25-year-old has signed a new long-term deal with Saracens.

# pro14 - Monday 22 June, 2020

From The42 Beirne, Earls and de Allende all expected to be fit for Munster's August fixtures Team News

Beirne, Earls and de Allende all expected to be fit for Munster's August fixtures

The squad returned to training in Limerick today, with CJ Stander and Chris Cloete absent as they self-isolate following a return from South Africa.

# pro14 - Saturday 20 June, 2020

From The42 Quiz: How much do you remember about Celtic League finals? Rugby Quiz

Quiz: How much do you remember about Celtic League finals?

The tournament has gone by a few names over the decade, but the Guinness Pro14 final was due to be played today.

# pro14 - Thursday 18 June, 2020

From The42 Pro14 set to resume in August New Plans

Pro14 set to resume in August

The format has changed too, with two rounds of local derbies prefacing the semi-finals.

# pro14 - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

From The42 Ian McKinley among 8 players ready for Benetton exit Ciao

Ian McKinley among 8 players ready for Benetton exit

The Italian club may well field some of the players released again if the 2019/20 season is to resume.

# pro14 - Thursday 28 May, 2020

From The42 'I think as a coach, you'd prefer this way' - Would you be in favour of an orange-card rule in rugby? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

'I think as a coach, you'd prefer this way' - Would you be in favour of an orange-card rule in rugby?

The rule would see players effectively sin-binned for 15 minutes while an independent review into their illegal challenge takes place as play continues.

# pro14 - Friday 22 May, 2020

From The42 CVC buys 28% stake in Pro14 Rugby in €140 million deal Cash Injection

CVC buys 28% stake in Pro14 Rugby in €140 million deal

Along with the deal, the Italian federation will become a member of Celtic Rugby DAC.

# pro14 - Monday 18 May, 2020

From The42 World Cup-winning ex-All Black Franks joins Scarlets coaching team Nous

World Cup-winning ex-All Black Franks joins Scarlets coaching team

The 36-year-old will hang up his boots to move into coaching full-time.

# pro14 - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

From The42 Ospreys announce multi-million pound takeover by Asian marketing firm New Ownership

Ospreys announce multi-million pound takeover by Asian marketing firm

Y11 Sports & Media have taken a 75.1% stake in the Welsh region.

# pro14 - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

From The42 Pro14 season could still be restarted but will definitely be curtailed, say Scottish Rugby Union European Rugby

Pro14 season could still be restarted but will definitely be curtailed, say Scottish Rugby Union

An update from SRU chief operating officer Dominic McKay, who is a Pro14 board member.

# pro14 - Sunday 5 April, 2020

From The42 McKinley bunkered but buoyant with new skills on his mind more than new contract Recipe For Success

McKinley bunkered but buoyant with new skills on his mind more than new contract

The Italian international is holed up in Treviso and keeping his mind and body as busy as possible.

# pro14 - Saturday 28 March, 2020

From The42 Leinster's unbeaten bid now carries an asterisk, whatever way the season unfolds Streak

Leinster's unbeaten bid now carries an asterisk, whatever way the season unfolds

Leo Cullen’s side were in sensational form as they amassed an incredible 21 straight wins. But the postponed season means the achievement will be a qualified success.

# pro14 - Thursday 26 March, 2020

From The42 How Cullen and Lancaster's Leinster have used 51 players this season BALANCING ACT

How Cullen and Lancaster's Leinster have used 51 players this season

Max Deegan, James Lowe, and Scott Fardy have racked up the most minutes in the squad.

# pro14 - Friday 13 March, 2020

From The42 Training set to be suspended for Leinster, Ulster, Connacht, and Munster Measures

Training set to be suspended for Leinster, Ulster, Connacht, and Munster

The provinces have no certainty around when they will next play.

# pro14 - Thursday 12 March, 2020

From The42 Scarlets lock Lousi gets five-week ban for punching against Munster Suspension

Scarlets lock Lousi gets five-week ban for punching against Munster

An initial 10-week suspension was halved due to Lousi’s clean disciplinary record and show of remorse.

# pro14 - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

From The42 'There's literally police patrolling the streets... Rugby is irrelevant at this point' Lockdown

'There's literally police patrolling the streets... Rugby is irrelevant at this point'

Irish players Ian Nagle and Mick Kearney were lucky to get out of Italy before the lockdown.

# pro14 - Monday 9 March, 2020

From The42 Pro14 facing cancelled games as Italy gets set to suspend all sport Doubt

Pro14 facing cancelled games as Italy gets set to suspend all sport

Munster could lose out on crucial match points as a result.

# pro14 - Thursday 5 March, 2020

From The42 Andy Farrell's Ireland training against Ulster to keep sharp for Six Nations Opposition

Andy Farrell's Ireland training against Ulster to keep sharp for Six Nations

Dan McFarland’s side will provide opposition at today’s session.

# pro14 - Monday 2 March, 2020

From The42 Friend hails Carty's class after 14-man Connacht come through Kings test Steady Hand This post contains videos

Friend hails Carty's class after 14-man Connacht come through Kings test

The Roscommon man showed astute game management and also scored eight crucial points after the Kings had pulled level.

From The42 'There's no patience or waiting, it's just go': Ryan Baird is in business Locked And Loaded

'There's no patience or waiting, it's just go': Ryan Baird is in business

The 20-year-old powerhouse was grateful for the influence of Peter O’Mahony when he got to experience the senior Ireland setup.

# pro14 - Saturday 29 February, 2020

From The42 Coombes double helps Munster ease past 14-man Scarlets Pro14

Coombes double helps Munster ease past 14-man Scarlets

The visitors saw Sam Lousi red-carded in the first half at Thomond Park.

# pro14 - Friday 28 February, 2020

From The42 20-year-old powerhouse Baird stars as 9-try Leinster wallop Warriors Raw Power

20-year-old powerhouse Baird stars as 9-try Leinster wallop Warriors

Dave Kearney also completed a hat-trick late on as Leinster laid down a statement against their title rivals.

From The42 Pro14 matches not played because of coronavirus will be ruled a 0-0 draw Coronavirus

Pro14 matches not played because of coronavirus will be ruled a 0-0 draw

Efforts are underway to reschedule Benetton v Ulster and Zebre v Ospreys.

From The42 Farrell starts as Munster make five changes for Scarlets' Thomond visit Pro14

Farrell starts as Munster make five changes for Scarlets' Thomond visit

Jack O’Donoghue has been ruled out after aggravating an existing neck injury.

From The42 Adaptability key on and off the field as Leinster welcome Glasgow Pro14

Adaptability key on and off the field as Leinster welcome Glasgow

20 straight wins and a 22-point lead over tonight’s opponents means Leinster must find their determination from within.

# pro14 - Thursday 27 February, 2020

From The42 Cullen invests faith in two players from Leinster's academy for Glasgow test Cullen's Cubs

Cullen invests faith in two players from Leinster's academy for Glasgow test

Out-half Harry Byrne and second-row Ryan Baird are the latest to come off the conveyor belt and stake a claim for permanent slot in Leinster side.

# pro14 - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

From The42 Pro14 writing up action plan to deal with potential fixture mayhem Crisis-planning

Pro14 writing up action plan to deal with potential fixture mayhem

Concern over Covid-19 is already having impact on sport as rugby body plans for crunch talks.

From The42 Connacht hold emergency meeting about coronavirus concerns ahead of South Africa trip Precautions

Connacht hold emergency meeting about coronavirus concerns ahead of South Africa trip

The Irish province fly out today for this weekend’s clash with the Southern Kings.

From The42 'The joy went out of it for a while': Leinster prop Dooley rediscovers his happy place Back To Basics

'The joy went out of it for a while': Leinster prop Dooley rediscovers his happy place

‘I went back to what I love doing; carrying the ball, running around and just playing rugby.’

# pro14 - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

From The42 Connacht hope Bealham's season isn't over following surgery on fractured ankle On The Mend

Connacht hope Bealham's season isn't over following surgery on fractured ankle

The prop suffered the injury in last Friday’s defeat to Edinburgh.

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