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#Pro12

# 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.

# 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.’

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