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# pro12 - Yesterday’s News

'If it's within your skill set and we can score, bloody go for it!' - Erasmus

Munster’s director of rugby tells The42 about his philosophy on the game.

Pat Lam short on numbers ahead of reigning champions' Pro12 opener

Connacht host Glasgow on Saturday but will be without a number of first-team players.

The champions begin life without Robbie Henshaw: It's your big Connacht season preview

Pat Lam’s side begin their defence at home to Glasgow Warriors on Saturday evening.


# pro12 - Monday 29 August, 2016

'We can make a big leap' - Pro12 chasing Top 14 and Premiership

Pro12 managing director Martin Anayi believes the league is moving in the right direction.

Can Leo Cullen's men rediscover their mojo? It's your big Leinster season preview

It has been a summer of change and the head coach will hope for a change in fortunes this year.

Sexton a few weeks from return but Healy, Rob Kearney and McCarthy in line for Pro12 opener

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen is juggling a lengthy injury list ahead of Friday’s game against Benetton Treviso.

From prop concerns to Piutau promise: It's your big Ulster season preview

Will this be the year Rory Best gets his hands on a trophy for his native province?

# pro12 - Sunday 28 August, 2016

Tennis balls to pitbulls: How Lam and Ellis made Connacht skills the envy of everyone

“We have a saying in Connacht that we share the workload. It’s not about getting forwards and wrecking them so they can’t run with 20 minutes to go.”

# pro12 - Friday 26 August, 2016

'My 1st year in the academy we finished bottom': Buckley eager after missing Connacht's finest hour

The westerners were in Sale yesterday for training session with added intensity.

Ireland U20 star McPhillips and new signing Lloyd paired in Ulster side to face Canada A

The northern province are playing two games in Kingspan Stadium tonight. Ruan Pienaar will sit out the fixtures with an elbow injury.

# pro12 - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Treviso impressed with Irishman McKinley's impact ahead of Pro12

The 26-year-old out-half will hope to face Leinster in the RDS in two weekends’ time.

'It's not ideal preparation' - Connacht left without pre-season run

Pat Lam’s squad trained against Ulster Bank League outfit Clontarf last weekend.

# pro12 - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

'It's the 1st time I've been in his house': Munster squad learning to love centralised training

Some players have made a permanent move to live in Limerick and those who haven’t are staying overnight during training weeks.

'The trophy represents serious inspiration for the west of Ireland, but it’s now part of history'

Pat Lam is coming down hard on any signs of complacency in Galway.

# pro12 - Friday 19 August, 2016

Piutau to make Ulster debut in Exeter, Ringrose back in the fold for Leinster

Both provinces take on Premiership clubs tomorrow afternoon.

Glasgow call in Chiefs coach Rennie to replace Gregor Townsend

Townsend will be a tough act to follow, but Rennie has the pedigree to improve Glasgow during his two-year contract.

Bealham signs three-year contract extension

Connacht’s 24-year-old prop will be hoping to build on last year’s successful run.

# pro12 - Monday 15 August, 2016

Connacht's hottest property Aki in no rush to decide on future

“There is no deadline whatsoever. I just need to make sure I perform really well and continue on how I played last year and get better from there.”

# pro12 - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

Ex-Ulster lock Stevenson joins Pro12 champions

The 32-year-old spent the second half of last season with Exeter.

# pro12 - Thursday 4 August, 2016

Peter O'Mahony 'touch and go' to start Munster's new season

There’s a month to go until the new Pro12 season and Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus is hoping Tyler Bleyendaal will feature.

# pro12 - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

Leinster's Graham Henry: 'If you always say ‘how can we score from here?’ That’s a good mentality'

Leinster’s World Cup-winning coaching consultant has landed and is identifying areas to improve.

# pro12 - Saturday 23 July, 2016

'It’s not ideal. Starting with a new club you want to make a massive impact from the get-go'

Leinster’s new centre has had to deal with the set-back of a bad knee injury ahead of his debut season.

# pro12 - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

We'll Leave it There So: Pro12 fixtures revealed, Rodgers plays down Celtic shock and all today's sport

Plus, Down-born TV and Radio presenter Colin Murray quits TalkSport owing to its links with The Sun.

# pro12 - Thursday 7 July, 2016

Horseplay at the beach was an important part of Munster training this week (after the heavy lifting) S-and Sea This post contains videos

# pro12 - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

O'Driscoll hopes to see Leinster culture boosted by Henry's short stay

O’Driscoll hopes to see Henry usher in tools which ensure “mediocrity won’t be acceptable.”

# pro12 - Sunday 3 July, 2016

Galway hurlers draft in Pat Lam in bid to outfox the Cats

Brian Cody’s never come up against the 2-4-2 system.

# pro12 - Friday 1 July, 2016

World Cup-winning coach Graham Henry to link up with Leinster as consultant this month

The man who brought the All Blacks to glory on home soil will pitch in with Leinster’s pre-season efforts.

Connacht sign new 3-year sponsorship deal with Elverys

The champions will release their new kit later this month.

# pro12 - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

A book about Connacht Rugby's underdog story and title win will be hitting bookshops soon

John Fallon has been working on it for some time.

12 big steps in Connacht's brilliant title-winning season West Is Best This post contains videos

12 big steps in Connacht's brilliant title-winning season

There was a lot of important groundwork laid long before Saturday’s terrific Pro12 Grand Final display.

Heaslip 'not doing cartwheels' for Connacht, but can see a very bright side for Irish rugby

Ultan Dillane treated Jamie Heaslip to a sense of the wild western celebrations.

# pro12 - Monday 30 May, 2016

'Time stopped for a second': Connacht somehow stayed cool and calm on most momentous day

“It would have been real easy to get carried away with the occasion, but we talked all week about keeping our heads.”

# pro12 - Friday 27 May, 2016

Stop Sexton, Connacht's fitting finale and more talking points ahead of the Pro12 Grand Final

We’re all set up for a thrilling Pro12 final. Is an upset possible?

Injury keeps Nacewa out of Pro12 fnal, but Rob Kearney returns just in time

The fullback was struggling with an ankle injury since the final day win over Treviso, but was named in Ireland’s squad for South Africa this week.

# pro12 - Thursday 26 May, 2016

Ex-Connacht lock Kearney warns Westerners they won't have a monopoly on hunger

Far from having a foot in both camps, Mick Kearney says it’s ‘radio silence’ with his old team-mates before Saturday’s Pro12 final.

# pro12 - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Leinster prepared to be big bad wolf to scupper Connacht fairytale

“By all accounts, everyone outside Leinster is supporting Connacht,” so someone has to be the bad guy.

# pro12 - Monday 23 May, 2016

'That’s all it was, proving a point. There’s still a final': Leinster not ready to ease up after Ulster

‘Embarrassment showed in our performance,’ says loosehead Jack McGrath.

Back three boost for Leinster as Nacewa gets all clear, Kearney returns to training

The fantastic captain had an x-ray on his arm after Friday’s win over Ulster.

'Johnny is a very emotional man' - Heaslip on Sexton's heart-on-sleeve approach

The Leinster forward also had high praise for Jordi Murphy.

# pro12 - Sunday 22 May, 2016

Here are the highlights from Leinster and Connacht's impressive Pro12 semi-final wins Looking Back This post contains videos

Here are the highlights from Leinster and Connacht's impressive Pro12 semi-final wins

The two Irish provinces are set to meet in the final of the competition.

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