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#Pro12

# pro12 - Monday 1 February, 2016

Simon Zebo has signed a new contract to keep him at Munster until 2018

The brilliant back had been linked with a move to join Conrad Smith and James Coughlan in France.

Connacht maul to the top, Olding marks his comeback and all the Pro12 highlights you may have missed

Not to mention Big Rodney’s try and a thriller between Ospreys and Glasgow.

# pro12 - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Olding scores on return as Ulster claim vital bonus-point win

Les Kiss’ side kept their PRO12 playoff hopes alive after they claimed a maximum five points in Italy.

# pro12 - Friday 29 January, 2016

Understrength Leinster go down to Dragons and miss out on Pro12 top spot

Captain Luke McGrath scored but Dragons were 23-13 victors as Leinster failed to displace Scarlets.

Ireland release Henshaw, Bealham and Dillane for Connacht’s vital clash with Scarlets

Liam Williams is back for the league-leading Scarlets’ trip to Galway.

# pro12 - Thursday 28 January, 2016

22-year-old McGrath captains Leinster with Adam Byrne earning first start on the wing

The internationals are locked away in camp, so there’s another chance for provincial prospects to take the stage.

# pro12 - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

‘Munster have the talent, it’s about harnessing it in one direction’ — David Wallace

And Declan Kidney is the man to do it, according to the legendary openside.

# pro12 - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Ringrose and Van der Flier drop out of Leinster XV, Fitzgerald and O’Brien start

The duo are part of six changes made by Leo Cullen.

Which Irish province has the biggest game in the weekend ahead? On The Road This post contains a poll

Which Irish province has the biggest game in the weekend ahead?

There is a lot at stake in two competitions for our four provinces. Which one will you refuse to miss?

# pro12 - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Connacht prop Buckley recovering quickly after ankle surgery, Henshaw set for scan

Sitting third in the table, Pat Lam says his side are ‘in a good place’ to achieve their season’s goals.

# pro12 - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Zane Kirchner toughing out the rain to find silver linings in every cloud

Negativity has no place in Zane Kirchner’s world.

# pro12 - Monday 4 January, 2016

Hurling background gives Offaly’s Dooley solid footing as he seeks first Leinster start

The 21-year-old has eight caps to his name, but is hoping to add European starts to that tally this month.

‘Sponges’ Ringrose and Van der Flier will only get better from Ireland exposure — Dempsey

The pair have worked hard to get in this position.

# pro12 - Sunday 3 January, 2016

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‘You can’t play victim the whole time’: Foley heartened by Munster grind

The Munster head coach believed in his approach even in the midst of the five-game losing run.

# pro12 - Saturday 2 January, 2016

Keatley keeps his cool to arrest Munster slide with win away to Ulster

The under-fire out-half ensured his team avoided a sixth straight loss.

This Ireland international front row hits the west coast waves to clear his mind

Ulster’s back-up hooker wants to be more than just Rory Best’s apprentice.

# pro12 - Thursday 31 December, 2015

O’Donnell starts and Keatley returns as Munster make seven changes

Anthony Foley’s side desperately need a win against Ulster at Kingspan Stadium on Saturday.

# pro12 - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

From Savea to Gilroy: These are our favourite tries of 2015

That was quite a year for world rugby.

# pro12 - Monday 28 December, 2015

Half-term report: No papering over Leinster’s 0% Champions Cup campaign

There were a few positives from the early portion of Leinster’s season.

# pro12 - Sunday 27 December, 2015

Half-term report: Ulster expanding style and confidence and they’ll get better as the season wears on

Iain Henderson is out for the season, but Les Kiss can still expect his squad to be bolstered in 2016.

# pro12 - Friday 25 December, 2015

Something has to give as Connacht patch themselves up for Ulster clash

Connacht have won seven straight on home turf, but have managed just one win in 18 against the northern province.

# pro12 - Thursday 24 December, 2015

‘Contract issues don’t concern me right now’ – Foley

A much-needed win the priority for coach who is close to penning a new deal.

‘Losing to Leinster would be unacceptable’ – Zebo

Munster back desperate to stop the rot against their arch rivals.

# pro12 - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

Speedy recovery puts O’Donnell in contention to face Leinster

Munster flanker was expected to be out until February after dislocating his hip on international duty.

Collisions, kids and Connacht are class: A dozen great images from the Pro12 year

Irish provinces said goodbye to some great servants in 2015.

# pro12 - Friday 18 December, 2015

Here’s when your province’s rescheduled fixtures have been set for

Four out of five Six Nations weekends will now have a Pro12 sideshow.

Cardiff swoop for Ma’afu after release from Toulon due to assault conviction

The former Australia prop didn’t have to wait long to find a new club.

# pro12 - Monday 14 December, 2015

Two talented backs from Galway get two-year deals at Connacht

The western province continue to underline the importance of homegrown talent.

# pro12 - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

The Dragons are unhappy with Warren Gatland and the WRU over the Faletau affair

Rugby’s longest running transfer saga is still rumbling on.

# pro12 - Monday 7 December, 2015

‘Fellas had opportunities and didn’t take them’: Foley left frustrated with Munster fringe

It was another disappointing display from Munster after Foley made 10 changes to his starting line-up.

# pro12 - Friday 4 December, 2015

Henderson stretchered off as Ulster injuries mount during win over Edinburgh

Two first half tries were enough for Ulster to take four points against a side who started the night a place above them in the table.

Connacht’s winning run ends at eight as Cardiff limit Westerners in second half

John Muldoon’s 200th cap ended with just a losing bonus point for the league leaders.

# pro12 - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

Sherry and Bleyendaal back in Munster training, but four sit out after bruising loss to Connacht

Donnacha Ryan, BJ Botha, Francis Saili and Andrew Conway are the fresh injury concerns for Anthony Foley.

‘It doesn’t help having one good weekend, one bad’: Ulster target consistency ahead of twin tussles with Toulouse

First up, Les Kiss’ men take on the side one place above them in the Pro12 table, Edinburgh.

# pro12 - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

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

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

# pro12 - Monday 30 November, 2015

‘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.

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