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# pro-12 - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

‘I need to work harder than everyone else’ – Ulster’s Franco van der Merwe

The South African second row has been tasked with replacing Johann Muller this season.

# pro-12 - Thursday 13 March, 2014

# pro-12 - Monday 27 January, 2014

Silverware the only way to increase Munster contingent in Ireland squad — Coughlan

The uncapped number eight will lead the charge into Munster’s springtime Pro12 campaign.

# pro-12 - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Opinion: Connacht need Dan Parks back in form to end losing skid

The Scottish international’s kicking stats have dropped to 50% during a run of three successive defeats.

# pro-12 - Saturday 29 December, 2012

Inter-pro: 3 key battles to decide Leinster v Connacht

Joe Schmidt’s men will be keen to avenge a 34-6 defeat earlier in the season and end a losing run.

# pro-12 - Sunday 9 December, 2012

As it happened: Clermont Auvergne v Leinster, Heineken Cup 51 Unbeaten This post contains videos

As it happened: Clermont Auvergne v Leinster, Heineken Cup

Joe Schmidt’s side were aiming to beat the unbeatables at the Stade Marcel Michelin this afternoon.

# pro-12 - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Ulster looking serious title contenders but reasons for Munster optimism

Rob Penney’s men had plenty of time to reflect on the missed drop goal chances on the long bus ride home.

# pro-12 - Friday 14 September, 2012

Mark Anscombe: You’ve got to be satisfied when you beat a side like Munster

The Kiwi coach says the imminent return of the likes of Tommy Bowe and Chris Henry will make next week’s team selection very tough.

# pro-12 - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Rory Best: We need to develop that ruthless Leinster mentality

The Ulster and Ireland hooker talks about the upcoming season, Irish rugby and finding more ‘freaks’ like Stephen Ferris.

Penney set to choose Howlett ahead of O’Connell as new Munster captain

It has been reported that the second-row will give up his armband to the former All Black ahead of the new rugby season.

# pro-12 - Monday 30 July, 2012

Don’t sell the silverware: Ospreys avoid winding up order

The RaboDirect Pro12 champions have come to an agreement with revenue officials in the United Kingdom.

# pro-12 - Monday 4 June, 2012

Mike Ross an injury doubt for Ireland’s First Test against All Blacks

The tighthead prop’s injured hamstring may prevent him from lining up against New Zealand on Saturday.

# pro-12 - Friday 11 May, 2012

RaboDirect Pro12 semi-final preview: Ospreys v Munster

“We seem to have a knack of beating Munster,” says Ospreys coach Steve Tandy ahead of this evening’s knock-out clash.

# pro-12 - Saturday 21 April, 2012

“He understands the Munster way”: Simon Easterby backs Axel for top job

The former Ireland international will pit his forwards coaching wits against Anthony Foley this weekend as the Reds face Scarlets.

# pro-12 - Friday 20 April, 2012

Gimme Samoa: Connacht fans ready to wave off Ray while Munster say hello to David Ray

Gimme Samoa: Connacht fans ready to wave off Ray while Munster say hello to David

There is a new loose-head in town for Munster but Connacht will bid a Sportsground farewell to their two favourite Samoans.

# pro-12 - Saturday 14 April, 2012

As it happened: Connacht vs. Ulster, RaboDirect PRO 12 Minute-by-Minute This post contains videos

As it happened: Connacht vs. Ulster, RaboDirect PRO 12

Could Brian McLaughlin’s men keep the away fires burning to steal into a Top 4 spot or would the Westerners add another impressive scalp to their collection? We went minute-by-minute to find out.

# pro-12 - Saturday 7 April, 2012

As it happened: Edinburgh v Toulouse. Heineken Cup

We went minute-by-minute as Edinburgh bid to upset the mighty Toulouse and become the first ever Scottish team in the Heineken Cup’s final four.

# pro-12 - Friday 6 April, 2012

‘It could be pretty horrific’ – Welsh pundits back Leinster to beat Cardiff

Injuries and suspensions have lead to scribes in Wales predicting a difficult encounter for Blues

# pro-12 - Saturday 31 March, 2012

Who’s the boss? Leinster seek to assert themselves on unwelcome territory

Time to lace up the business boots for Brian O’Driscoll, Keith Earls & co – It’s business time.

# pro-12 - Thursday 1 March, 2012

Team news: Luke Fitzgerald back in the fold for Leinster

Three of Ireland’s provinces are in Rabo Pro12 action tomorrow night and Luke Fitzgerald will make a return from injury.