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# pro14 - Today’s News

Versatile 7s graduate O'Brien making impressive progress with Leinster
# Utility
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# Utility

Versatile 7s graduate O'Brien making impressive progress with Leinster

4 hours ago 4,090 Views 4 Comments

The 24-year-old Kildare man is happy to play 13 or 15.

# pro14 - Yesterday’s News

'What you don’t want to do is mess around with somebody like Ports'
# Trading Places?
From The42
# Trading Places?

'What you don’t want to do is mess around with somebody like Ports'

Wed 7:15 AM 18,211 Views 30 Comments

Robin McBryde says the tighthead needs to be included in any discussions about his best position going forward.

Connacht ready to go toe-to-toe with Munster maul
# Roll Deep
From The42
# Roll Deep

Connacht ready to go toe-to-toe with Munster maul

Wed 6:30 AM 5,411 Views 4 Comments

The southern province profited from the set-piece in January, but Connacht are wary of getting stuck in the same trap.

# pro14 - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

Harry Byrne and Ciarán Frawley both doubts for Leinster's trip to play Ulster
# Pro14
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# Pro14

Harry Byrne and Ciarán Frawley both doubts for Leinster's trip to play Ulster

Tue 3:32 PM 6,643 Views 2 Comments

The out-half is recovering for a head injury sustained in the win over Glasgow Warriors on Sunday.

# pro14 - Monday 1 March, 2021

'A shock to the system': Baloucoune relieved to see action after injury nightmare
# Bouncing Back
From The42
# Bouncing Back

'A shock to the system': Baloucoune relieved to see action after injury nightmare

Mon 4:55 PM 6,073 Views 12 Comments

The 23-year-old had to wait a year between Ulster appearances due to a hamstring avulsion last summer.

# pro14 - Sunday 28 February, 2021

Leinster’s win over 14-man Glasgow is spoiled by injury to Harry Byrne
# Nervy
From The42
# Nervy

Leinster’s win over 14-man Glasgow is spoiled by injury to Harry Byrne

Updated Sun 7:32 PM 36,408 Views 21 Comments

Adam Hastings was given a red card for dangerous play as Leinster won 40-21.

Every point counts as Leinster chase their 10th Pro14 final in 12 seasons
# Pro14
From The42
# Pro14

Every point counts as Leinster chase their 10th Pro14 final in 12 seasons

Sun 6:41 AM 8,620 Views 10 Comments

The defending Pro14 champions face Glasgow this evening at the RDS.

# pro14 - Friday 26 February, 2021

Joey Carbery makes first appearance in over a year as Munster prevail
# Return
From The42
# Return

Joey Carbery makes first appearance in over a year as Munster prevail

Fri 10:12 PM 21,147 Views 30 Comments

The Irish side edged past Cardiff Blues in the Guinness Pro14.

Bundee Aki's last minute try seals victory for Connacht in Treviso
# Just In Time
From The42
# Just In Time

Bundee Aki's last minute try seals victory for Connacht in Treviso

Fri 7:42 PM 12,829 Views 14 Comments

Connacht beat Benetton Treviso 19-17 to keep the pressure on Munster in Conference B.

Control key as Connacht bring big guns to Benetton
# Steady As She Goes
From The42
# Steady As She Goes

Control key as Connacht bring big guns to Benetton

Feb 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 3,329 Views 1 Comment

The western province are riding high in Conference B and ought to have plenty in reserve in Treviso.

Stockdale to make Ulster return in tonight's clash against Ospreys
# Pro14
From The42
# Pro14

Stockdale to make Ulster return in tonight's clash against Ospreys

Feb 26th 2021, 6:05 AM 2,360 Views 0 Comments

Andy Farrell will be watching the Pro14 game in Belfast with interest tonight.

# pro14 - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Stockdale, Baloucoune, and Reidy return for Ulster's clash with Ospreys
# Comebacks
From The42
# Comebacks

Stockdale, Baloucoune, and Reidy return for Ulster's clash with Ospreys

Feb 25th 2021, 1:14 PM 6,284 Views 12 Comments

However, Marcell Coetzee has been ruled out for Dan McFarland’s side.

# pro14 - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Dowling delighted to have back issue behind him as he settles in with Connacht From The42

Dowling delighted to have back issue behind him as he settles in with Connacht

Feb 24th 2021, 7:00 AM 4,540 Views 1 Comment

The second row endured a long wait and rehab before he got to pull on the green jersey this month.

# pro14 - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Connacht generating alternative to Aki's innate energy
# Catalyst
From The42
# Catalyst

Connacht generating alternative to Aki's innate energy

Feb 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 7,756 Views 2 Comments

The centre is an irreplaceable personality in any team, but Connacht have worked at how they operate in his absence.

# pro14 - Saturday 20 February, 2021

Munster beat Edinburgh to consolidate Pro14 lead
# Boost
From The42
# Boost

Munster beat Edinburgh to consolidate Pro14 lead

Feb 20th 2021, 9:58 PM 15,031 Views 36 Comments

They did lose a tiny bit of their advantage over Connacht, in second place.

Wootton the hero as Connacht secure bonus point win over Cardiff
# Gael Force
From The42
# Gael Force

Wootton the hero as Connacht secure bonus point win over Cardiff

Feb 20th 2021, 9:39 PM 25,462 Views 28 Comments

Andy Friend’s side beat their Conference B rivals in a tense encounter at The Sportsground.

Returning internationals can help Connacht put home struggles behind them
# Out To Impress
From The42
# Out To Impress

Returning internationals can help Connacht put home struggles behind them

Feb 20th 2021, 7:30 AM 4,815 Views 2 Comments

Andy Friend’s team have lost their last four home games in all competitions.

Munster can offer Andy Farrell food for thought in Edinburgh
# Pro14
From The42
# Pro14

Munster can offer Andy Farrell food for thought in Edinburgh

Feb 20th 2021, 6:30 AM 10,201 Views 27 Comments

The southern province have plenty of men with a point to prove after not featuring for Ireland.

# pro14 - Friday 19 February, 2021

Five-try Leinster overcome poor start to bully Dragons
# Scrappy
From The42
# Scrappy

Five-try Leinster overcome poor start to bully Dragons

Feb 19th 2021, 10:18 PM 29,147 Views 68 Comments

The province never fully got going in difficult conditions.

Returning Ireland trio named to start in Connacht's crucial game against Cardiff Blues
# Pro14
From The42
# Pro14

Returning Ireland trio named to start in Connacht's crucial game against Cardiff Blues

Feb 19th 2021, 12:39 PM 7,225 Views 6 Comments

Bundee Aki, Ultan Dillane and Dave Heffernan are all back for Saturday’s fixture at the Sportsground.

Ulster well placed to keep the heat on Leinster in hunt for top spot
# Suftum
From The42
# Suftum

Ulster well placed to keep the heat on Leinster in hunt for top spot

Feb 19th 2021, 7:15 AM 3,820 Views 6 Comments

Tonight’s game at Glasgow is the province’s first outing in six weeks.

'These things take time' - Cullen wary of rushing Byrne's progress
# Patience
From The42
# Patience

'These things take time' - Cullen wary of rushing Byrne's progress

Feb 19th 2021, 6:00 AM 3,660 Views 2 Comments

The Leinster head coach also discussed the current situation regarding contract talks.

# pro14 - Thursday 18 February, 2021

'I've probably relaxed a little bit about my rugby, I used to be a bit tense about it'
# Feeling Good
From The42
# Feeling Good

'I've probably relaxed a little bit about my rugby, I used to be a bit tense about it'

Updated Feb 18th 2021, 10:06 PM 30,742 Views 8 Comments

Munster hooker Kevin O’Byrne is playing some of the best rugby of his career.

Leinster name Ross and Harry Byrne together in starting team for the first time
# The Byrne Connection
From The42
# The Byrne Connection

Leinster name Ross and Harry Byrne together in starting team for the first time

Feb 18th 2021, 3:00 PM 27,977 Views 32 Comments

Jack Conan will win his 100th cap for the province in Friday’s game with the Dragons.

In-form Wootton keen to make Connacht loan deal permanent
# Sign Him Up
From The42
# Sign Him Up

In-form Wootton keen to make Connacht loan deal permanent

Feb 18th 2021, 6:00 AM 8,386 Views 3 Comments

The winger is enjoying a new lease of life since making the move from Munster.

# pro14 - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

'His ability to see space and put the ball there is probably the best I've seen'
# Belief
From The42
# Belief

'His ability to see space and put the ball there is probably the best I've seen'

Updated Feb 17th 2021, 12:10 PM 41,543 Views 49 Comments

Jack Carty will be hoping to catch Andy Farrell’s eye when Connacht host Cardiff Blues this weekend.

# pro14 - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Connacht and Ireland lock Quinn Roux facing 3 months out following shoulder surgery
# Setback
From The42
# Setback

Connacht and Ireland lock Quinn Roux facing 3 months out following shoulder surgery

Feb 16th 2021, 2:52 PM 2,925 Views 1 Comment

Centre Peter Robb is also set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Stockdale 'not far away' as McFarland bids to make Ulster's break work for them
# Pro14
From The42
# Pro14

Stockdale 'not far away' as McFarland bids to make Ulster's break work for them

Feb 16th 2021, 7:21 AM 2,712 Views 0 Comments

Ulster have waited five weeks for competitive action.

# pro14 - Friday 5 February, 2021

Papali’i handed latest chance to prove his worth as Connacht look to find clinical edge
# On A Mission
From The42
# On A Mission

Papali’i handed latest chance to prove his worth as Connacht look to find clinical edge

Feb 5th 2021, 6:30 AM 6,442 Views 5 Comments

Andy Friend’s team are looking to get back to winning ways against Dragons following back-to-back defeats.

# pro14 - Thursday 4 February, 2021

150 not out for Carty and Bealham as Connacht set off on 'must-win' Wales mission
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

150 not out for Carty and Bealham as Connacht set off on 'must-win' Wales mission

Feb 4th 2021, 12:33 PM 6,889 Views 19 Comments

Andy Friend makes seven changes for Connacht’s meeting with Dragons tomorrow evening.

# pro14 - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Friend expects Connacht to have more positive contract news in coming weeks
# Signed Up
From The42
# Signed Up

Friend expects Connacht to have more positive contract news in coming weeks

Feb 3rd 2021, 6:30 AM 4,028 Views 2 Comments

The Connacht head coach recently agreed a new two-year deal with the province.

# pro14 - Saturday 30 January, 2021

Race for the Pro14 final heats up as Leinster enter the final Furlong
# Squeaky Bum Time
From The42
# Squeaky Bum Time

Race for the Pro14 final heats up as Leinster enter the final Furlong

Jan 30th 2021, 6:00 AM 5,789 Views 3 Comments

Leo Cullen’s side have little margin for error left as they take on Scarlets in tonight’s Pro14 encounter.

# pro14 - Friday 29 January, 2021

Leinster player self-isolating following positive Covid-19 test
# Absent
From The42
# Absent

Leinster player self-isolating following positive Covid-19 test

Jan 29th 2021, 12:44 PM 7,478 Views 1 Comment

The player had already been isolating as a close contact of a family member.

Tadhg Furlong to make long-awaited comeback in first Leinster start for a year
# Welcome Back
From The42
# Welcome Back

Tadhg Furlong to make long-awaited comeback in first Leinster start for a year

Jan 29th 2021, 12:31 PM 16,334 Views 19 Comments

Max O’Reilly handed just his second senior start in trip to Parc y Scarlets.

# pro14 - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Munster issue positive update on Joey Carbery
# Progress
From The42
# Progress

Munster issue positive update on Joey Carbery

Jan 26th 2021, 5:03 PM 17,196 Views 28 Comments

However, front rows James Cronin and Rhys Marshall both sustained knee injuries against Leinster and will miss this weekend’s clash with Benetton.

# pro14 - Monday 25 January, 2021

Fixtures confirmed for conclusion of Pro14
# Mark The Dates
From The42
# Mark The Dates

Fixtures confirmed for conclusion of Pro14

Jan 25th 2021, 5:49 PM 24,538 Views 17 Comments

29 games will take place in the final four rounds between 19 February and 22 March.

# pro14 - Sunday 24 January, 2021

Connacht buoyant for bonus game against Ospreys
# Pro14
From The42
# Pro14

Connacht buoyant for bonus game against Ospreys

Jan 24th 2021, 8:30 AM 5,816 Views 2 Comments

With a dearth of fixtures about, there is a sense of delight among players just to have a game.

# pro14 - Saturday 23 January, 2021

Larmour's late try proves decisive as Leinster beat Munster yet again
# Grudge Game
From The42
# Grudge Game

Larmour's late try proves decisive as Leinster beat Munster yet again

Jan 23rd 2021, 9:45 PM 46,986 Views 198 Comments

Leinster win 13-10 at Thomond Park. Johnny Sexton was taken off in the second half.

Aki and Papali’i return to Connacht bench for Ospreys clash
# Team-Sheet
From The42
# Team-Sheet

Aki and Papali’i return to Connacht bench for Ospreys clash

Jan 23rd 2021, 3:26 PM 5,683 Views 5 Comments

Aki wears the 22 shirt with no Jack Carty in the squad.

'Gaillimh and I just bear-hugged, laughed, then went out and killed each other'
# Memory Lane
From The42
# Memory Lane

'Gaillimh and I just bear-hugged, laughed, then went out and killed each other'

Jan 23rd 2021, 8:00 AM 43,725 Views 19 Comments

Having first played with his native Munster, Liam Toland went on to captain Leinster.

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