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# pro14 - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Pro14 confirm expansion talks to include high-profile South African teams
# New Faces
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# New Faces

Pro14 confirm expansion talks to include high-profile South African teams

Sep 23rd 2020, 11:57 AM 12,226 Views 18 Comments

However, there won’t be any South African involvement in the new season until 2021 at the earliest.

# pro14 - Monday 21 September, 2020

Cullen looks for answers after Leinster lose out in their 'war on two fronts'
# Season Over
From The42
# Season Over

Cullen looks for answers after Leinster lose out in their 'war on two fronts'

Sep 21st 2020, 6:00 AM 20,060 Views 45 Comments

The province’s head coach didn’t believe his team were physically overpowered by the English side’s pack.

# pro14 - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Ulster left deflated and rueing missed chances before Leinster hit high gears
# Suftum
From The42
# Suftum

Ulster left deflated and rueing missed chances before Leinster hit high gears

Sep 12th 2020, 10:36 PM 12,353 Views 11 Comments

A tight first half could have been tighter if Ulster had made the most of their penalty chances.

As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, Pro14 final From The42
Live Sep 12th 2020, 6:35 PM

As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, Pro14 final

# pro14 - Friday 11 September, 2020

Sexton on the bench, Ryan returns and Ringrose captains Leinster for Pro14 final
# Plenty In Reserve
From The42
# Plenty In Reserve

Sexton on the bench, Ryan returns and Ringrose captains Leinster for Pro14 final

Sep 11th 2020, 12:12 PM 31,337 Views 34 Comments

Ross Byrne, hero of Leinster’s 2019 Champions Cup quarter-final win over Ulster, starts at 10.

'I'm sick of hearing about when Ulster last won silverware'
# Lyttle Less Conversation
From The42
# Lyttle Less Conversation

'I'm sick of hearing about when Ulster last won silverware'

Sep 11th 2020, 8:01 AM 5,650 Views 4 Comments

Rob Lyttle was nine when his native province claimed the Celtic League and craves some silverware he can lift himself.

# pro14 - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Andrew Brace appointed referee for the Pro14 final between Leinster and Ulster
# On The Whistle
From The42
# On The Whistle

Andrew Brace appointed referee for the Pro14 final between Leinster and Ulster

Sep 8th 2020, 3:54 PM 8,019 Views 12 Comments

The 32-year-old has been a rising star of the refereeing scene in recent years.

# pro14 - Monday 7 September, 2020

'You just have to keep knocking at that door': Stander undeterred by Munster's semi-final struggles
# Penultimate Hurdle
From The42
# Penultimate Hurdle

'You just have to keep knocking at that door': Stander undeterred by Munster's semi-final struggles

Sep 7th 2020, 6:55 AM 7,094 Views 24 Comments

The number 8 vows to come back and challenge for more titles with Munster next year.

# pro14 - Saturday 5 September, 2020

'He's big time, isn't he? Anybody who knows Mads knows he is big time'
# Clutch
From The42
# Clutch

'He's big time, isn't he? Anybody who knows Mads knows he is big time'

Sep 5th 2020, 10:45 PM 21,279 Views 24 Comments

Ian Madigan was the match winner for Dan McFarland’s Ulster over in Murrayfield.

As it happened: Edinburgh v Ulster, Pro14 semi-final From The42
Live Sep 5th 2020, 9:29 PM

As it happened: Edinburgh v Ulster, Pro14 semi-final

# pro14 - Friday 4 September, 2020

Munster left to lament missed chances against Leinster
# Left Behind
From The42
# Left Behind

Munster left to lament missed chances against Leinster

Sep 4th 2020, 10:49 PM 15,526 Views 58 Comments

Munster successfully knocked the champions out of their rhythm, but were unable to capitalise.

As it happened: Leinster v Munster, Pro14 semi-final From The42
Live Sep 4th 2020, 6:39 PM

As it happened: Leinster v Munster, Pro14 semi-final

Stockdale, McCloskey, and Murphy all fit as Ulster make three changes
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Stockdale, McCloskey, and Murphy all fit as Ulster make three changes

Sep 4th 2020, 12:13 PM 7,663 Views 22 Comments

Billy Burns returns to captain the side, while Edinburgh have named a strong starting XV.

# pro14 - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Leinster start Keenan and Connors as Munster make three changes
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Leinster start Keenan and Connors as Munster make three changes

Sep 3rd 2020, 12:02 PM 27,040 Views 48 Comments

Billy Holland, Jack O’Donoghue, and Stephen Archer come back in for Johann van Graan’s side.

# pro14 - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Handre Pollard backs plans for more South African sides to join Pro14
# Boks Clever
From The42
# Boks Clever

Handre Pollard backs plans for more South African sides to join Pro14

Sep 2nd 2020, 8:34 AM 8,798 Views 11 Comments

Reports that Bulls, Lions, Sharks and Stormers could trade Super Rugby for Pro14.

# pro14 - Monday 31 August, 2020

'We've to knuckle down, understand that simple errors kill your ability to maintain pressure'
# Fight In The Dog
From The42
# Fight In The Dog

'We've to knuckle down, understand that simple errors kill your ability to maintain pressure'

Aug 31st 2020, 7:15 AM 7,438 Views 6 Comments

Dan McFarland questioned whether he was putting enough emphasis on Ulster’s ball possession in contact. But he is willing to change quickly.

'I'm sick of being that team who works hard but never gets results'
# Enough
From The42
# Enough

'I'm sick of being that team who works hard but never gets results'

Aug 31st 2020, 6:53 AM 15,108 Views 3 Comments

Quinn Roux and Andy Friend are intent on forging discipline in their ranks for the 2020/21 season.

# pro14 - Sunday 30 August, 2020

As it happened: Munster v Connacht, Pro14 From The42
Live Aug 30th 2020, 2:03 PM

As it happened: Munster v Connacht, Pro14

# pro14 - Saturday 29 August, 2020

As it happened: Ulster v Leinster, Pro14 From The42
Live Aug 29th 2020, 6:30 PM

As it happened: Ulster v Leinster, Pro14

# pro14 - Friday 28 August, 2020

Beirne returns for Munster, Arnold and Papali’i set for Connacht debuts in Sunday's Aviva clash
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Beirne returns for Munster, Arnold and Papali’i set for Connacht debuts in Sunday's Aviva clash

Aug 28th 2020, 12:30 PM 13,777 Views 35 Comments

A win will guarantee Munster’s place in the Pro14 semi-finals.

# pro14 - Thursday 27 August, 2020

'He has all the attributes' - Munster scrum-half Casey tipped for the top
# Potential
From The42
# Potential

'He has all the attributes' - Munster scrum-half Casey tipped for the top

Aug 27th 2020, 7:00 PM 13,719 Views 15 Comments

The 21-year-old made a short cameo off the bench against Leinster last weekend.

# pro14 - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

Coaches knowing when to be hands on (and hands off) key in Connacht's impressive start
# Energy
From The42
# Energy

Coaches knowing when to be hands on (and hands off) key in Connacht's impressive start

Aug 25th 2020, 6:28 PM 5,551 Views 2 Comments

Andy Friend’s coaching ticket formalised some processes in their training week, but left players to their own devices come matchday.

Pro14 reduced to 12 teams as South African clubs miss out for new campaign
# Not Involved
From The42
# Not Involved

Pro14 reduced to 12 teams as South African clubs miss out for new campaign

Aug 25th 2020, 5:22 PM 12,509 Views 8 Comments

In the wake of the Southern Kings announcing their withdrawal, tournament organisers have today release a statement on the matter.

Connacht lock Thornbury back on his feet after Sunday concussion
# Update
From The42
# Update

Connacht lock Thornbury back on his feet after Sunday concussion

Aug 25th 2020, 12:53 PM 4,742 Views 2 Comments

Head coach Andy Friend will continue with his plans to rotate through his squad for Sunday’s clash with Munster.

Southern Kings withdraw from remainder of Pro14 season
# Pro13?
From The42
# Pro13?

Southern Kings withdraw from remainder of Pro14 season

Aug 25th 2020, 12:06 PM 9,557 Views 19 Comments

South African franchise would need additional €325,000 to finish out the year.

# pro14 - Monday 24 August, 2020

'It went from absolute athleticism in the air into despair half a second later'
# Toll
From The42
# Toll

'It went from absolute athleticism in the air into despair half a second later'

Aug 24th 2020, 6:15 AM 13,943 Views 33 Comments

Despite the injuries, Munster took some positives from their 27-25 defeat to Leinster on Saturday night.

Sexton puts bad Twickenham memories behind him with impressive outing
# In The Past
From The42
# In The Past

Sexton puts bad Twickenham memories behind him with impressive outing

Aug 24th 2020, 1:01 AM 5,371 Views 7 Comments

The 35-year-old admitted to dwelling on that Six Nations defeat in recent months.

# pro14 - Sunday 23 August, 2020

'You know he's a competitor, but this is a new level for Kieran'
# Mighty Marms
From The42
# Mighty Marms

'You know he's a competitor, but this is a new level for Kieran'

Aug 23rd 2020, 8:50 PM 11,171 Views 42 Comments

The first half of Kieran Marmion’s season was an emotional rollercoaster, but he looks like a player in his prime after the summer break.

As it happened: Connacht v Ulster, Pro14 From The42
Live Aug 23rd 2020, 3:33 PM

As it happened: Connacht v Ulster, Pro14

'Plenty to work on. That's a great place to be after a win'
# Standards
From The42
# Standards

'Plenty to work on. That's a great place to be after a win'

Aug 23rd 2020, 2:25 PM 7,327 Views 15 Comments

Johnny Sexton wants Leinster to perform in seven games ‘to create something special’. Leo Cullen’s exacting standards will help them keep the foot on the pedal.

Positions settled, but a whole lot to play towards for Ulster and Connacht
# Inter-prro
From The42
# Inter-prro

Positions settled, but a whole lot to play towards for Ulster and Connacht

Aug 23rd 2020, 7:11 AM 6,812 Views 3 Comments

Provinces west and north go into today’s restart match with centres and seasonal aspirations at opposite ends of the scale.

# pro14 - Saturday 22 August, 2020

As it happened: Leinster v Munster, Pro14 From The42
Live Aug 22nd 2020, 6:35 PM

As it happened: Leinster v Munster, Pro14

# pro14 - Friday 21 August, 2020

Players to make stand against racism with 'Unity Moment' on Pro14's return
# Rugby's Back
From The42
# Rugby's Back

Players to make stand against racism with 'Unity Moment' on Pro14's return

Aug 21st 2020, 1:40 PM 3,938 Views 5 Comments

Before this weekend’s matches, there will also be a moment’s silence for frontline workers and those who have lost their lives during the pandemic.

# pro14 - Thursday 20 August, 2020

De Allende and Snyman in line for Munster debuts against Leinster
# Restart
From The42
# Restart

De Allende and Snyman in line for Munster debuts against Leinster

Aug 20th 2020, 9:30 PM 31,871 Views 42 Comments

The Springbok pair look likely to come straight into the starting team in Dublin.

21-year-old Ryan Baird set to start for Leinster in big clash with Munster
# Talent
From The42
# Talent

21-year-old Ryan Baird set to start for Leinster in big clash with Munster

Aug 20th 2020, 5:14 PM 15,992 Views 39 Comments

The second row trained with Andy Farrell’s Ireland earlier this year.

'The camera can be very deceiving' - Aki downplays impressive post-lockdown physique
# Bulk
From The42
# Bulk

'The camera can be very deceiving' - Aki downplays impressive post-lockdown physique

Aug 20th 2020, 7:30 AM 16,382 Views 4 Comments

The Connacht star attracted lots of attention when he returned to club training.

# pro14 - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

'He's a deep thinker on the game. Mentally he's very strong'
# 10
From The42
# 10

'He's a deep thinker on the game. Mentally he's very strong'

Updated Aug 18th 2020, 8:38 AM 27,580 Views 30 Comments

JJ Hanrahan is set to resume the season as Munster’s starting out-half.

# pro14 - Monday 17 August, 2020

Munster academy player who tested positive for Covid-19 now asymptomatic
# Update
From The42
# Update

Munster academy player who tested positive for Covid-19 now asymptomatic

Aug 17th 2020, 5:47 PM 7,701 Views 1 Comment

Six other players remain in self-isolation but have tested negative so far.

Big blow for Leinster's McFadden as injury rules him out for six weeks
# Cruel
From The42
# Cruel

Big blow for Leinster's McFadden as injury rules him out for six weeks

Aug 17th 2020, 3:11 PM 5,911 Views 4 Comments

Meanwhile, centre Conor O’Brien will be absent for several months.

Leinster hope training intensity will prepare them for fan-free matches
# Spacious
From The42
# Spacious

Leinster hope training intensity will prepare them for fan-free matches

Updated Aug 17th 2020, 12:02 PM 17,294 Views 24 Comments

Stuart Lancaster is a fortnight back on the training field and his side have been increasing exertions to match levels.