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# pro12 - Yesterday’s News


# pro12 - Friday 14 October, 2016

‘I’d be licking my lips': ROG v Munster an intriguing battle for O'Callaghan

‘No one gives them a chance, they barely qualified. It could be a great story.’

# pro12 - Monday 10 October, 2016

Munster's James Cronin cited for stamping incident in loss to Leinster

A disciplinary committee will convene on Wednesday to judge the incident involving the prop and Leinster scrum-half Jamison Gibson-Park.

# pro12 - Saturday 8 October, 2016

Lam thrilled with Connacht cohesion in 'horrendous week of disruptions'

‘We have our system, but what brings it to life is the culture.’

# pro12 - Friday 7 October, 2016

Heffernan makes his mark as Connacht sizzle in win over Ulster

That and more points to ponder after Pat Lam defeated Ulster for the first time.

Connacht bridge 4-year wait to beat Ulster in inter-pro thriller

Ulster went to Galway with five wins from five this season, but came well and truly unstuck.

'I have been here for so long it was a bit of a disappointment that I couldn't stay'

Ulster star Ruan Pienaar is still focused on the task ahead, despite his future being away from the northern province.

Lessons from a winter of discontent pushed Connacht back on path to their peak

Pat Lam is plotting Ulster’s downfall tonight, but he says there’s no point in comparing Connacht’s form now with how they looked in May.

# pro12 - Thursday 6 October, 2016

Bowe and Ronaldson back in starting slots as Connacht welcome unbeaten Ulster

Pat Lam’s side are hoping to build on last week’s win over Edinburgh.

# pro12 - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Peter O'Mahony willing to be patient to return to peak of his powers

‘Speaking to a lot of fellas about the ACL, it can take two years to feel normal again’.

Lam 'begged' skills coach Ellis not to leave Connacht last year

Now the skills coach returns to New Zealand with the head coach’s blessing.

Ulster expect to have Trimble, Olding and Marshall fit in time for European opener

This week’s trip to face the Pro12 champions will come a week too soon for the homegrown backs.

'He’s always been a great athlete': Howlett backs Sweetnam to make a mark at Test level

The All Black great believes the former Cork hurler is getting better with every rugby game.

# pro12 - Monday 3 October, 2016

Munster's rout of Zebre and all the other Pro12 highlights you almost missed this weekend Relive It This post contains videos

Munster's rout of Zebre and all the other Pro12 highlights you almost missed this weekend

That, plus a vital first win for Connacht and late drama for Ulster and Leinster.

Stuart Lancaster leans on 6 Nations experience in preparation for first taste of Leinster v Munster

The ex-England boss believes fixtures like these are the closest thing to international rugby.

Henshaw in line for Leinster debut v Munster, McFadden and Kearney ruled out

The Kildare and Louthman will sit out the Aviva Stadium meeting with quad and ankle issues respectively.

# pro12 - Sunday 2 October, 2016

Erasmus feels Munster are slowly clicking into gear ahead of Leinster showdown

Peter O’Mahony returned from injury with a cameo appearance in yesterday’s victory over Zebre.

# pro12 - Saturday 1 October, 2016

Sexton kick seals hard-fought Leinster win in Cardiff

The visitors had to defend for their lives.

Jackson kicks late penalty against Ospreys to keep up Ulster's winning run

The Welsh side held a lead until the 79th minute in Belfast.

Murray continues scoring run and O'Mahony welcomed back in Munster win over Zebre

CJ Stander scored two of Munster’s seven tries in a comfortable win.

A win at last: Pat Lam proud to see Connacht do it their way

The champions’ philosophy was on full display in last night’s bonus point win over Edinburgh.

# pro12 - Friday 30 September, 2016

Home comfort at last for Connacht with defeat of Edinburgh

It was a lot better from Pat Lam’s side tonight.

Edinburgh lock gets two-week ban for charge on Munster's O'Donoghue

Fraser McKenzie had already been omitted from the squad for tonight’s clash with Connacht before today’s ruling was released.

# pro12 - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Tighthead Carey makes debut as Connacht chase first points of the season

The defending champions welcome Edinburgh to Galway in bad need of a win.

# pro12 - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Henshaw hoping to prove fitness fast enough to make Leinster debut against Munster

If everything goes to plan, the ex-Connacht man hopes to make his bow in blue at the Aviva Stadium.

Contract running out, but Kirchner unsure if he must follow Pienaar out of Ireland

The Springbok ‘wouldn’t mind staying,’ but may not be given the choice.

# pro12 - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

‘Rossy, you were born in the ‘70s!’: Relentless Furlong ready to take over tighthead mantle

The Wexford man is good friends with his mentor and rival for the number three shirt.

# pro12 - Monday 26 September, 2016

Edinburgh lock cited for charge that forced Jack O'Donoghue off injured at Thomond Park

Fraser McKenzie will miss Friday’s trip to Connacht if he picks up a ban.

Sexton through comeback without a hitch as McFadden and Nagle resume full training

The utility back picked up a thigh injury before the province’s sole defeat this season.

# pro12 - Sunday 25 September, 2016

Rassie Erasmus hopeful injury suffered to Jack O’Donoghue not as bad as first feared

The flanker was stretchered off in yesterday’s win over Edinburgh.

'If I start listening to people then I'll lose focus on the job': Lam brushes off talk of Connacht crisis

The defending champions are still without a point after three games this season.

# pro12 - Saturday 24 September, 2016

Williams piles woe on Connacht as defending champs stay rooted to foot of Pro12 table

Niyi Adeolokun had given Pat Lam’s men a first-half lead in Wales.

Murray sniffs out two tries to help Munster claim bonus point win over Edinburgh

Conor Oliver and Dave O’Callaghan also crossed the whitewash as Rassie Erasmus’ men produced a commanding display.

Les Kiss in buoyant mood after Glasgow victory despite crucial calls going against Ulster

The northern province claimed their first league win at Scotstoun last night.

# pro12 - Friday 23 September, 2016

Ulster extend unbeaten run to four in Scotland despite unfortunate video decisions

Les Kiss’ side scored three tries to claim a five-point win.

Sexton stars as superb Leinster crush Ospreys with bonus-point victory at the RDS

The Welsh side entered the game with a maximum 15 points from their first three league games, but can have no complaints with tonight’s result.

Ultan Dillane set to bash from the back row as Connacht chase first win away to Scarlets

The powerful Kerryman is one of six changes from the side who started poorly away to Zebre.

Leinster coach Cullen: Second half showing must improve against physical, in-form Ospreys

The eastern province have relied heavily on their opening 40 so far this season.

# pro12 - Thursday 22 September, 2016

USA Rugby opens door to possible expansions from abroad, but 'reiterates support' for domestic league

‘Any outside competition would have to align within the strategy and plan we are developing.’

Sexton ready to hit the ground running against high-fliers in RDS after solid build-up

Head coach Leo Cullen reports that Sexton has been taking a full part in training for some time and won’t be taking on the Ospreys cold.

# pro12 - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

'It was pretty much a no-brainer for me' - Gibson-Park looking for more success with Leinster

The eastern province signed the scrum-half from the Hurricanes this summer.

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