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#Pro12

# pro12 - Yesterday’s News

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.

# pro12 - Friday 20 May, 2016

One lucky Leinster fan left the RDS with Jamie Heaslip's boots tonight

Might take a few pairs of socks to make them fit snugly though.

As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, Guinness Pro12 semi-final

We went minute-by-minute as Ulster tried to upset Leinster and become the first away winner in a Pro12 semi-final.

'Unsung hero' Luke Marshall typifies Ulster energy and drive

The 25-year-old has endured a rough ride since making his international debut three years ago, but he’s made himself a key component in a new position this season.

'Te’o and Ringrose, there was a lot of smoke blown up those guys’ asses, the Ulster centres ripped them to shreds'

There’s plenty of evidence to convince Stephen Ferris either side can win tonight’s big Pro12 semi-final.

# pro12 - Thursday 19 May, 2016

'30 - 6, you don't forget that anytime soon': Nacewa and Leinster coating intense resolve with cool exterior

Leinster’s captain will use that defeat as motivation in tomorrow’s semi-final and his side have enough experience to rise to the occasion.

Connacht's biggest ever game, an all-Irish battle and more Guinness Pro12 talking points

Three Irish provinces will attempt to book their tickets to Edinburgh.

Best: The pressure’s on Leinster, it’s their home semi-final and no one’s ever lost one

There are some big bad statistics pointing to a Leinster win, but Ulster believe their momentum can help them rise above the numbers.

Niggling injuries behind him, Jordi Murphy ready to reach for top form again

Leinster’s flanker has endured a difficult season`after years of constant improvement, but he’s fit and firing again in time for the business end.

# pro12 - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Jackson showing Sexton-like traits as he takes command of Ulster – Best

The out-half has grown in stature this season, according to his provincial and international captain.

# pro12 - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

Kiss expects to see Leinster put the boot in for Pro12 semi-final

Ulster’s director of rugby is expecting to face a much better, more varied attack than the one he shut down late last month.

Pride, not revenge, focusing Heaslip for semi-final showdown with Ulster

‘When you live it the way we live it, you have to wear your heart on your sleeve.’

# pro12 - Monday 16 May, 2016

Ringrose letting physique follow all-round improvements as he aims to settle a score

The 21-year-old is making sure to avoid prioritising physical improvements over skills.

Full extent of Sean O'Brien injury still to be seen, but Sexton 'flying' ahead of Pro12 semi

‘Obviously it doesn’t look good,’ says Kurt McQuilkin, but there is no such concern over Jonathan Sexton’s involvement.

# pro12 - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Out of the echo chamber, into the Myre': Edinburgh to move out of Murrayfield next season

Nearby Myreside, property of George Watson’s College, will be expanded to hold 6,000 people from January.

# pro12 - Sunday 8 May, 2016

Season over early, but Stander excited by prospect of fresh start for Munster

The South African is looking forward to his countryman Johan Erasmus bringing ‘something different’ to the province.

Bundee Aki voted Player of the Year in Connacht, Ben Te'o takes Leinster gong

Josh van der Flier and Sean O’Brien picked up the equivalent prize for young players in their respective provinces.

# pro12 - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Ulster head for the semis after emphatic six-try demolition of Ospreys

Paddy Jackson orchestrates big win in Wales to secure tie with Leinster.

Connacht dig deep to defeat Glasgow and set up first ever Galway semi-final

Tiarnan O’Halloran scored the match-winning try as Pat Lam’s men finished the regular season with a flourish.

Leinster run riot against Treviso to set up home semi-final against Ulster

Leo Cullen’s side finish top of the pile.

Leinster forced into late change as Devin Toner ruled out through illness

Ross Molony is drafted in as his replacement.

# pro12 - Friday 6 May, 2016

'Johnny's a very passionate guy': Leinster point to future potential after Sexton's culture criticism

‘When a club like Leinster is successful talent gets recognised elsewhere.’

Aki, Healy and MacGinty bolster Connacht for crucial finale against Warriors

The westerners must beat the reigning champions to seal a home semi-final.

Van der Flier and O'Brien absent as Leinster look to finish with a flourish

Jordi Murphy comes in for the injured opensides for the final day clash with Treviso.

# pro12 - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Time for the final round of Pro12 games, here's where you can watch your province in action

All six matches will kick-off at the same time this weekend.

Aki and Healy return to help Connacht bounce back against reigning champs Glasgow

A win over the Warriors will bring the Pro12 semi-finals to Galway.

# pro12 - Sunday 1 May, 2016

'It it doesn’t guarantee us anything' but Les Kiss pleased with Ulster display

Ulster saw off Leinster yesterday.

# pro12 - Friday 29 April, 2016

McCloskey back, Healy not in squad for vital Ulster v Leinster clash

Jack McGrath starts in the front row for Leinster with Peter Dooley in reserve.

Erasmus can bring vital development, but leaves Foley in 'tricky' spot, says Shane Horgan

The pundit hopes that Connacht’s trail-blazing will encourage more teams to try something a little different.

Foley needs Munster to wrestle back control of European destiny

The southern province welcome Edinburgh to Cork tonight in the Pro12.

# pro12 - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Here's what your province needs from the last two Pro12 fixtures

We dusted off the abacus and wrote off Italians at will to see who’s likely to finish the Pro12 campaign in the best position.

Ferris fears for Ulster pack with only one big obvious ball-carrier

‘You’ve got Iain Henderson and that’s really it.’

# pro12 - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

Leinster right where they want to be as business end of season arrives

With a two-point cushion going into the final two games of the season, the eastern province are masters of their own destiny.

# pro12 - Monday 25 April, 2016

England-bound Te'o: 'I'm pretty proud of where I am and where I'm going'

Even the powerful Kiwi centre has been surprised by how quickly he has converted to a new code.

Sean O'Brien will 'definitely' be back for Leinster before the Pro12 play-offs

O’Brien may not be fit enough to face Ulster this weekend, but Jonathan Sexton will be back in Leinster’s number 10 shirt.

# pro12 - Monday 18 April, 2016

'There's no doubt we need a stadium': Lam looking to build on and off the pitch

The western province are looking to build for the future off the back of an unprecedented season of success.

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