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# provincial - Friday 19 August, 2016

Here's the kick-off times and TV details for your province's Champions Cup fixtures

Toulouse will be in Galway on the opening weekend.

# provincial - Monday 18 July, 2016

Pro12 not enough for you? Here's who the provincial 'A' teams will meet in the B and I Cup this year

There’s a wealth of talent and entertainment to be seen below the senior level of Irish rugby.

# provincial - Friday 15 July, 2016

'IRFU no longer has the capacity to absorb increasing costs of the professional game'

Rising player costs are eating in to increased broadcast revenues.

# provincial - 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

# provincial - 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.”

# provincial - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

Rassie v ROG, nothing to fear for Connacht and more talking points after the Champions Cup draw

The draw was more favourable to Irish provinces than last season.

ROG's Racing to take on Munster in Champions Cup, Connacht and Toulouse meet again

Here’s what the cornerstones of your province’s season will look like.

# provincial - 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.

# provincial - Thursday 24 March, 2016

Weight of history still threatens Connacht’s best ever season

It’s a tough run-in for the league leaders and their inter-pro record is poor.

# provincial - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Ulster’s brilliant late break, Connacht’s epic night in Edinburgh and more Pro12 highlights Safe Hands This post contains videos

Ulster’s brilliant late break, Connacht’s epic night in Edinburgh and more Pro12 highlights

Connacht can sit back and admire the view from the top of the table for at least another 10 days.

# provincial - Monday 29 February, 2016

Healy continues heroics for Connacht, Munster’s mud wrestle and the rest of the weekend’s Pro12 highlights

The Pro12 table is still happy reading for Connacht fans.

# provincial - 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.

# provincial - Saturday 23 January, 2016

This Munster-heavy European rugby pool round 6 quiz is probably too hard for you

The five rounds that led us here were just appetisers, the sixth round of pool games are where the drama really unfolds.

# provincial - 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?

# provincial - Sunday 3 January, 2016

In case you had a heavy New Year’s, here’s how Munster and Leinster recorded inter-pro victories this weekend Winter-pros This post contains videos

‘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.

# provincial - Saturday 2 January, 2016

Keatley ‘refocused and recharged’ thanks to winter break

Munster head coach called his out-half superb after pulling the strings of a hard-fought away win today.

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.

# provincial - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

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

Irish provinces said goodbye to some great servants in 2015.

# provincial - Monday 9 November, 2015

England, France and Siberia: Here’s what’s in store for your province in Europe*

*In Europe, and also 6,000 kilometers away in central Russia.

# provincial - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Connacht will have Robbie Henshaw back when they take aim for the league’s summit

Meanwhile, Quinn Roux is to consult a surgeon this week, but Jason Harrs-Wright is at the end of a long road to recovery.

# provincial - Monday 2 November, 2015

‘Sometimes it takes a few times to learn lessons’: Leinster players striving to put RWC behind them

Jack McGrath and Devin Toner tell us how they’re managing the transition back to their day job.

# provincial - Sunday 1 November, 2015

That crazy Munster-Ulster game, Nakarawa’s back on ridiculous offload duty and the rest of your Pro12 highlights Bread And Butter This post contains videos

# provincial - Friday 30 October, 2015

Munster’s Fitzgerald and Leinster’s Ringrose among fresh faces in squads for European competition

And these two powerful tight five options are aiming for some Challenge Cup game time.

# provincial - Sunday 25 October, 2015

McCloskey and Aki continue to shine and the rest of this week’s Pro12 highlights

The western province didn’t manage a bonus point this week, but they are level on points with league leaders Scarlets.

# provincial - Sunday 13 September, 2015

Scholes shows his power, Connacht’s (almost) comeback and all your Pro12 highlights Provincial This post contains videos

Scholes shows his power, Connacht’s (almost) comeback and all your Pro12 highlights

Here’s how your favourite province is looking.

# provincial - Friday 15 May, 2015

An openside question for Munster and more talking points as the Pro12 comes down to the wire

Three Irish provinces have a lot to play for tomorrow.

# provincial - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Here’s where you can watch the gripping final weekend of the Pro12

The league has announced their plans for the semi-final weekend too.

# provincial - Monday 2 March, 2015

Connacht’s half-century and the rest of the Pro12 action you missed because the Six Nations was on

There’s only so much rugby you can fit into a weekend. So here’s some bonus Monday footage.

# provincial - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Connacht and Leinster fans, here’s the highlights of your New Year inter-pro victories

There is no finer way to spend your Saturday night than watching your province beat another province.

# provincial - Sunday 28 December, 2014

Half term report: Leinster doing just enough to stay in the hunt

It’s function over fashion around the RDS these days.

Half term report: Ulster must escape Champions Cup cloud

2014 wasn’t the finest year around Ravenhill.

# provincial - Thursday 25 December, 2014

Why you should spend your St Stephen’s Day watching inter-provincial rugby

Get yourself out of the house and into some of sport’s great rivalries.

# provincial - Monday 22 December, 2014

Connacht ‘monitoring’ McKeon after knee ligament sprain, Ulster do likewise with Pienaar

The western province hope to have Andrew Browne fit and available for Friday’s trip to Belfast.

# provincial - Monday 15 December, 2014

4 winners and 5 losers after the crucial back-to-back European rugby fixtures

Rounds three and four of the Champions Cup weren’t great for the Irish sides, were they?

# provincial - Monday 8 December, 2014

# provincial - Sunday 12 October, 2014

Here’s all you need to know before rugby’s new look Champions Cup kicks off

There haven’t been many changes after the kerfuffle of the ERC breakaway, but here’s how the new competition will play out.

# provincial - Saturday 11 October, 2014

As it happened: Ulster v Glasgow Warriors, Guinness Pro12

Neil Doak’s first official game in charge of the province is tough one, so we went minute-by-minute.

# provincial - Monday 6 October, 2014

Here’s what European rugby’s new Champions Cup looks like Eyes On The Prize This post contains videos

Here’s what European rugby’s new Champions Cup looks like

Now, can anyone keep it from ending up in the south of France?

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