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#Pro12

# pro12 - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

Connacht release Marnitz Boshoff on compassionate leave following the death of his father

Boshoff requested to return home in order to be closer to his family after the sudden passing of his father.

# pro12 - Monday 31 July, 2017

Michael Bradley appointed Head Coach of Zebre after recommendation by Conor O'Shea

The 54-year-old Cork man has been named head coach by the Italian Rugby Federation.

# pro12 - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Connacht set to sign promising Australian out-half Deegan

The Randwick product will battle Jack Carty and Steve Crosbie for the number 10 shirt.

# pro12 - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

South African expansion will see a serious sum of money injected into Pro12

The South Africans have pledged to contribute a whopping sum to the league across six years.

# pro12 - Monday 17 July, 2017

Munster today unveiled a stunning new red and gold home jersey for the 2017/18 season

The province makes a return to an all-red home kit, as it aims for Pro12 and Champions Cup success next season.

# pro12 - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Cheetahs CEO all but confirms team's addition to PRO12 rugby

Harold Verster says we could hear an announcement regarding the PRO12′s mooted expansion as soon as Saturday.

# pro12 - Friday 7 July, 2017

Pro12-linked Cheetahs and Kings officially cut from Super Rugby and ready for a new international competition

Who’s ready to follow your province to Bloemfontein?

'I'm not here as a retirement project, I'm here to sharpen the tools': Keane on the ambition that took him to Connacht New Digs This post contains videos

'I'm not here as a retirement project, I'm here to sharpen the tools': Keane on the ambition that took him to Connacht

The outgoing Chiefs attack coach used the Super Rugby down weeks to fly north and help Connacht prepare for the new season.

# pro12 - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Wasps to kick off Connacht's pre-season schedule before Pat Lam returns to Galway

New coach Kieran Keane should be at the wheel in time for two matches in the space of three days.

# pro12 - Monday 29 May, 2017

A year on from deciding to have 'one more crack' at rugby, Beirne revels as a champion

‘I wanted to get game-time. I didn’t think I would be coming to Scarlets to become a Pro12 champion!’

# pro12 - Saturday 27 May, 2017

'You can only progress so much in a year. It will only come with time'

Rassie Erasmus knows Munster aren’t where they need to be but he’s positive they will grow.

As it happened: Munster v Scarlets, Pro12 Final

We went to the Aviva Stadium as Munster tried to claim their first silverware since 2011.

# pro12 - Friday 26 May, 2017

'I've never been in a Munster jersey that's won a trophy. It's a huge goal'

Peter O’Mahony is looking to lift his first silverware with the province tomorrow against Scarlets.

Saili starts ahead of Taute with Munster and Scarlets unchanged for Pro12 final

The Welsh side are completely unchanged from last weekend’s semi-final win over Leinster.

# pro12 - Thursday 25 May, 2017

'We can be too critical of ourselves, overly humble': Munster take confidence from their journey

Niall Scannell looks back to the ‘worst weeks of the year’ when he and his team-mates had nothing to train for.

# pro12 - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Wales' omission of 'world class' James Davies increasingly baffling

Rassie Erasmus will have to contend with multiple threats to his ruck this weekend.

Rassie ready to correct 'stupid' team-talk during Scarlets' comeback win in Thomond Park

The former Springbok back row wasn’t sidestepping anything in the lead up to Saturday’s Pro12 final.

# pro12 - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Brilliant Bleyendaal typifies Munster attitude in most tragic season

‘As a rugby team, we had the responsibility and privilege to galvanise the town.’

# pro12 - Monday 22 May, 2017

'Everybody looks fit,' says Rassie as Munster wind up for final push

The South African has no new injury concerns as he looks forward to a return to the Aviva Stadium to face Scarlets.

# pro12 - Sunday 21 May, 2017

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

From the final day of the Premier League, to the opening weekend of the Championship, to the Guinness Pro12 semi-finals it was a mighty week of sporting action.

# pro12 - Saturday 20 May, 2017

'It's sad to lose guys like that' - Ryan and Saili bid farewell to Thomond Park

Donnacha Ryan and Francis Saili finished their time at the Limerick stadium in style.

Scintillating Zebo try helps Munster into Pro12 final against Scarlets

Rassie Erasmus’ men scored three tries in their semi-final victory at Thomond Park.

As it happened: Munster v Ospreys, Pro12 semi-final

We went minute-by-minute as Munster looked to book a place against Scarlets in next week’s Pro12 final in Dublin.

As it happened: Northampton Saints v Connacht, Champions Cup play-off semi-final

We went minute-by-minute as Connacht tried to extend their season and hope of playing in the Champions Cup next season.

Quinlan: Munster will never forget Rassie for delivering fantastic campaign in a traumatic season

The South African director of rugby has pushed his team to excel in impossible circumstances since Anthony Foley’s death.

# pro12 - Friday 19 May, 2017

Stunning Scarlets shock dire Leinster to make Pro12 history at the RDS

The Welsh region were entirely deserving of their victory in Dublin.

As it happened: Leinster v Scarlets, Pro12 semi-final

The Pro12 is down to just four teams. Can Leinster keep up their perfect semi-final record? Or will the Scarlets be the first ever away team to progress to the grand final?

QUIZ: Test your Pro12 semi-final knowledge as Leinster and Munster go into knockout mode

Leinster and Munster host the eighth edition of the Pro12 semi-finals this weekend. Have you studied the form book?

# pro12 - Thursday 18 May, 2017

'I'm allowed go after a ruck if I see it': Tadhg Beirne out to turn over his native province in Pro12 semi

James Davies will not be the only jackal Leinster have to worry about during tomorrow’s semi-final at the RDS.

# pro12 - Monday 15 May, 2017

'We've been made feel at home': Triggs happy to make emotional Leinster goodbye a long one

The Kiwi second row will run out at the RDS for the last time on Friday.

Ringrose remaining calm after Gatland's latest reminder of how close he is to Lions squad

‘Six months ago I made my debut for Ireland, which I wouldn’t have dreamed of doing before then. I appreciate the opportunities.’

Sean Cronin's neck makes him a serious doubt for Leinster's Pro12 semi against Scarlets

Sean O’Brien and Robbie Henshaw will return to training today in the hope of proving their fitness for Friday’s clash with Scarlets.

# pro12 - Sunday 7 May, 2017

Piutau, Erasmus and Carbery take big gongs at Pro12 awards All Black Tie Event This post contains videos

Piutau, Erasmus and Carbery take big gongs at Pro12 awards

Meanwhile, Connacht pocketed €10,000 along with the Fair Play award.

'It's all on the line': Lam rues calamitous Connacht defence, but emphasis firmly on European play-off

“We have numbers, but we’re not connecting.”

# pro12 - Saturday 6 May, 2017

'They've been under a cloud of pressure': Rassie pleased for players after topping table

The South African was also happy to see Conor Murray in ‘solid’ form on his return from injury.

Leinster left livid with their shortcomings as they slip up in Belfast

Leo Cullen was critical of his side after their 17-13 defeat an emotional Ulster.

Ulster give Pienaar a winning farewell as Leinster miss out on top spot

The South African made a classy assist for Andrew Trimble’s crucial try.

Connacht end with a whimper as 7-try Munster roar to Pro12 summit

Connacht’s defence could not hold up to a hungry Munster onslaught.

# pro12 - Friday 5 May, 2017

11 changes for Leinster as Pienaar starts his final game for Ulster

Ulster host Leo Cullen’s side tomorrow on the final regular-season day of the Pro12.

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