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# pro12 - Today’s News

Attacking efficiency in the 22 the next step for Leinster — Dempsey

Meanwhile, Sean O’Brien is being treated for an inner ear problem.

# pro12 - Yesterday’s News

‘We can have harsh words with each other without damaging confidence’ — Eoin Reddan

A win over Ulster isn’t enough to satisfy Leinster’s players as they seek an upturn in form before heading back into Europe.

Kearney ‘itching’ to play while Sexton nurses a blow to his back

Plus, Leinster say the injuries to both Noel Reid and Luke McGrath are not as serious as first feared.

# pro12 - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

Munster’s Van Den Heever banned for two Champions Cup games

The South African won’t be available to Anthony Foley for the clashes with Treviso or Stade Francais unless Munster exercise their right to appeal.

# pro12 - Sunday 8 November, 2015

Ulster ride out two yellow cards against Dragons to end away woes

Les Kiss’ first outing as Ulster Director of Rugby showed a bit added steel.

Here’s the brilliant last-gasp CJ Stander chargedown that saved Munster from defeat in Edinburgh

The newly Irish-qualified number eight is in phenomenal form this season.

# pro12 - Saturday 7 November, 2015

Munster’s fine start continues as Foley’s men hold out for win in Edinburgh

It was far from pretty but Munster got the job done at Murrayfield.

# pro12 - Friday 6 November, 2015

Mike Ross’ second ever try gives Leinster win over Scarlets

Jonathan Sexton made his return to the RDS, but an injury to Rob Kearney is a worry for Leinster a week out from the Champions Cup opener.

# pro12 - Thursday 5 November, 2015

Henshaw at fullback as AJ MacGinty prepares to make Connacht debut from the bench

All aboard. This is Connacht’s last stop before the 12,000 KM round trip to Krasnoyarsk.

Just the 15 changes for Leinster mean starts for Ringrose and Kelleher with returning internationals

Leinster can move to within a point of the league leaders if everything goes to plan tomorrow night.

‘You’ve got to bring it to life’: Kiss ready for building job at Ulster

Ulster’s new director of rugby knows he has to make the most of his talented squad.

# pro12 - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

Stand-in Munster captain CJ ‘has a massive role to play, both on and off the pitch’ — Foley

Nobody at Munster was happy with a Champions Cup campaign ended by a ‘thumping’ at the fists of Saracens last year.

Solid framework behind Leinster’s fluid style under Leo Cullen

The rookie head coach has a strict time-keeping policy around training.

# pro12 - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Connacht will have Robbie Henshaw back when they take aim for the league’s summit

Meanwhile, Quinn Roux is to consult a surgeon this week, but Jason Harrs-Wright is at the end of a long road to recovery.

# pro12 - Monday 2 November, 2015

‘Sometimes it takes a few times to learn lessons’: Leinster players striving to put RWC behind them

Jack McGrath and Devin Toner tell us how they’re managing the transition back to their day job.

Leinster assessing Fitzgerald injury to determine Champions Cup availability

Leo Cullen also says there is no injury concern over Sean Cronin or Jonathan Sexton.

# pro12 - Sunday 1 November, 2015

That crazy Munster-Ulster game, Nakarawa’s back on ridiculous offload duty and the rest of your Pro12 highlights Bread And Butter This post contains videos

Sexton drives Leinster to bonus point win despite early sin-binning

Ben Te’o and Jack Conan put in impressive shifts as the returning 10 had Leinster running from deep.

# pro12 - Saturday 31 October, 2015

Regan King joined in back-line by his son as Scarlets continue winning run

18-year-old Cowley was in a defence marshaled by his old man.

# pro12 - Friday 30 October, 2015

Munster claim the spoils from epic 9-try encounter with Ulster

Just a shame that only 7,200 were in Thomond Park to see it.

Nathan White back in Connacht squad as Pat Lam makes changes for Edinburgh clash

Pat Lam also reveals Robbie Henshaw is close to full fitness.

# pro12 - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

‘Unthinkable’: 28-year-old Felix Jones forced to retire from rugby

The Dubliner made 90 appearances for Munster and bowed out as captain after the second neck injury of his career.

# pro12 - Sunday 25 October, 2015

McCloskey and Aki continue to shine and the rest of this week’s Pro12 highlights

The western province didn’t manage a bonus point this week, but they are level on points with league leaders Scarlets.

# pro12 - Friday 23 October, 2015

Clifden man O’Halloran captains youthful Connacht while Ospreys welcome RWC stars back

Head coach Pat Lam has earmarked the 24-year-old as a key leader in the western province.

# pro12 - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Edinburgh’s excellent start to the season made even better with signing of Hardie

Edinburgh, now with added Highlanders.

# pro12 - Friday 16 October, 2015

Connacht’s impressive start to the season continued tonight despite an injury setback

Pat Lam’s side strolled to victory in Galway.

# pro12 - Monday 5 October, 2015

Girvan Dempsey gets two-year deal as Leinster backs coach while Murphy goes full-time with Ireland

The former fullback moves into Leo Cullen’s set up after three years as Academy manager.

# pro12 - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Bonus point win and resurgence of a spark for Leinster

The offloads from Leo Cullen’s men brought the RDS to its feet.

# pro12 - Friday 2 October, 2015

Leo Cullen makes two changes to Leinster side that beat Cardiff

Leo Cullen makes two changes to Leinster side that beat Cardiff

The starting XV has been named for the clash with the Dragons tomorrow at the RDS.

Andrew Trimble will become Ulster’s most capped player when the Pro12 returns tonight 190

Andrew Trimble will become Ulster’s most capped player when the Pro12 returns tonight

The winger will surpass Paddy Wallace’s mark of 189 appearances for his province.

Glasgow are in town and CJ Stander’s back in the Munster starting line-up

Felix Jones captains the side from fullback with centre David Johnston winning his second start.

# pro12 - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Samoa pick one-time Ulster number 10 for battle with wounded Springboks

Mike Stanley is one of three changes to the side that overcame USA on the opening weekend.

# pro12 - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Susceptibility to concussion forces retirement on Leinster and Ireland flanker Kevin McLaughlin

The 31-year-old played 115 times for his province over eight years.

# pro12 - Sunday 13 September, 2015

Scholes shows his power, Connacht’s (almost) comeback and all your Pro12 highlights Provincial This post contains videos

Scholes shows his power, Connacht’s (almost) comeback and all your Pro12 highlights

Here’s how your favourite province is looking.

The winners and losers from the opening fortnight of the Pro12

The league is going back into storage after two exciting weekends.

# pro12 - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

21 months later: Ambition still burning in Mike Sherry after shoulder nightmare

For a long time, a comeback looked doubtful for Mike Sherry, but he made an emotional return to the field of play last month.

‘You have to be a little bit disappointed’: Craig Gilroy staying sharp in case Ireland’s call comes

After eight weeks in an international setup, it’s difficult to head back to Pro12 duty.

# pro12 - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

Leinster expect Marty Moore back playing four weeks after foot surgery

It had been feared that the international tighthead would miss two months.

Chisholm in the frame for Munster debut, but Foley excited by academy lock Madigan

Francis Saili also looks close to getting over the concussion sustained in his nightmare debut against London Irish.

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