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# pro12 - Today’s News

Brilliant Bleyendaal typifies Munster attitude in most tragic season

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

# pro12 - Yesterday’s News

'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.

Conor Murray back on the bench as Connacht end Pro12 reign in Munster

It’s the last round of the regular season tomorrow, but both teams have big matches to look forward to on 20 May.

Munster dominate Pro12 'Dream Team' with six selections

Leinster and Ulster received two picks apiece with Tiernan O’Halloran the sole representative from Connacht.

# pro12 - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Ulster won't risk Best and Henderson against Leinster, Olding set for surgery and 12 weeks out

The hooker and lock have been nursing respective shoulder and elbow injuries in recent weeks.

# pro12 - Saturday 29 April, 2017

Ospreys fend off Ulster comeback and all but end their Pro12 dream

It was make or break for the northern province, but Ospreys came out on top.

'It had a bit of everything' - Lights, lessons and another Leinster win

Scrum-half Nick McCarthy was man of the match on his first start for Leinster last night.

# pro12 - Friday 28 April, 2017

'It's a place we'll never forget': Pat Lam reflects on his time with Connacht

The Connacht head coach guided the province to Pro12 glory last year.

McCloskey starts as Ulster face make or break trip to Ospreys

Chris Henry and Jared Payne remain injured as the northern province attempt to snatch the fourth play-off place out of Ospreys’ claws.

10 changes to Munster side seeking home Pro12 semi as victorious 'A' players included

A win over Treviso tomorrow would guarantee that outcome.

# pro12 - Thursday 27 April, 2017

O'Halloran out to make Sportsground farewell a fond one for Lam and McPhillips

The duo will turn their attention to the English second tier after one last European play-off push.

# pro12 - Saturday 15 April, 2017

JVDF to the fore as Leinster secure home Pro12 semi with bonus point win in Galway

The eastern province scored five tries to ruin John Muldoon’s 300th cap party.

As it happened: Connacht v Leinster, Pro12

We went minute-by-minute as Leinster looked to re-take the summit of the Pro12 against a Connacht side celebrating John Muldoon’s 300th cap.

Munster's Conor Murray and Rory Scannell are 'big doubts' to face Saracens

Darren Sweetnam was another to pick up an injury in the win over Ulster.

Munster move top of Pro12 as Ulster miss prime chance to boost play-off hopes

Tries from Keith Earls, Dave O’Callaghan and Angus Lloyd powered the southern province to victory.

As it happened: Munster v Ulster, Pro12

Time is running out for Ulster to claim a place in the Pro12 semi-finals. We went minute-by-minute to see if they can match up to a Munster side with one eye on Saracens.

More than Champions Cup warm-ups: There's a hell of a lot to play for in the Pro12

More than Champions Cup warm-ups: There's a hell of a lot to play for in the Pro12

Today’s inter-pros aren’t going to be the most heated clashes ever, but they will have a big bearing on the season.

# pro12 - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

'This is last chance': Trimble intent on keeping Ulster's play-off hope alive in Thomond Park

With Saracens posing a potential distraction for Munster, Trimble’s side can keep the pressure on Scarlets and Ospreys with a rare win in Limerick.

Belfast win a turning point in Munster season, says Kilcoyne as return inter-pro looms

‘There is no point is saying that Saracens is not at the forefront of our minds,” admits the prop.

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