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November 2023
'If Munster could beat them twice in a row, that's a serious achievement'
Leinster will be out for revenge at the Aviva Stadium this weekend.
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Scrum-half Nick McCarthy set to re-join Leinster from Munster
The 25-year-old moved to the southern province in 2019 but is now set for a return.
Ben Healy and Scott Penny lead Munster and Leinster for A fixture
Sean French will miss out on the inter-pro due to an exam.
Ulster unafraid ahead of daunting semi-final clash with Leinster
‘There’s nothing they did that we couldn’t have a response to,’ says Beth Cregan after looking back on the loss to Leinster in the round robin stage.
McCarthy's inter-provincial move from Leinster to Munster makes sense
The 23-year-old will shift to Limerick next season on a two-year contract.
Byrne at 10 and Carbery at 15 as Leinster look to spoil Muldoon's party
The Connacht captain will make his final appearance for the province before retirement tomorrow.
The reality is that the IRFU can't force Carbery, Byrne or anyone to move
Ulster are looking to sign an out-half in the wake of Paddy Jackson’s contract being revoked.
Leinster withstand late Connacht onslaught to sneak New Year's inter-pro honours
Kieran Keane’s side mounted an almighty siege in search of a first win in Dublin since 2002.
McGrath 'absolutely convinced' Fermanagh are ready to win first Ulster title
The Erne County boss also opens up on his lingering frustration over the Aidan O’Shea penalty incident.
Ulster v Munster, Guinness Pro12
We went minute-by-minute for the first of this weekend’s inter-pros.
'He's gassing past us in training!' Healy backs fired-up Mike Ross to see more Ireland action
“He was accepting, but pretty pissed off,” Cian Healy said of his long-term front row partner.
Henshaw: 'I’ve been saying to myself that I’ve let people down in Connacht'
The 22-year-old centre discusses his decision to move east next season.
'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.
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.
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.
Foley says Munster 'haven't heard anything' about Madigan moving south
The Munster head coach is hoping Conor Murray and Francis Saili will be fit this weekend.
Aki's non-try and more talking points after Connacht lose to Ulster
International quality, Ulster’s ruthlessness, Connacht’s errors and the losing bonus point.
Clinical Ulster dent Connacht's Champions Cup hopes in Galway
Pat Lam’s men fought back in the second half for a losing bonus point but will rue their errors in the opening 40 minutes.
Connacht bring back Aki as Ulster name strong team for Galway derby
With Nigel Owens refereeing, this should be a hugely entertaining inter-provincial clash.
It's the great big Leinster v Munster quiz
How well do you know the rivalry?
Marmion happy to lead Connacht's young backline after first Ireland caps
June’s tour to Argentina saw the scrum-half getting up to speed with Joe Schmidt’s heavy demands.
Roux and Cooney join Connacht on loan deal from Leinster
The IRFU were involved in brokering the deal between the two provinces.
'The rivalry is the rivalry and everyone needed to win' - Leinster's O'Connor content
The Australian head coach took great satisfaction in securing a derby win a week out from facing Toulon in the Heineken Cup
Confident lock Toner approaching Munster clash with focus on accuracy
Leinster’s second row says he knows Paul O’Connell’s game a little better following the Six Nations.
Rob Penney: We've a long way to go to be as respected as Leinster are
The Kiwi head coach has underlined the pride he has in his group of players.
Simon Zebo: Playing Leinster is like a Heineken Cup final every time
The Munster wing is excited about the chance to continue his good provincial form on Saturday.
5 central issues in the build-up to the Leinster v Munster inter-provincial clash
Matt O’Connor’s impact on Leinster, Rob Penney operating with freedom and the benefits of Ireland’s success.
Leinster v Munster confirmed for the Aviva
Matt O’Connor’s side will get their chance for revenge at the national stadium in March.
Munster always play with real intensity in Thomond – Leo Cullen
The Leinster lock will miss the game through injury but will be a keen spectator.
9 of the best Munster v Leinster derbies
Here are some of the most memorable games in the greatest Irish inter-provincial derby.
Munster is another step up - Ian Madigan
The Leinster out-half is hoping to help his side to another win in Thomond Park.
Downey ready to make a statement at 12 against Leinster
The centre says he and his Munster teammates are set to “unleash” this weekend at Thomond Park.
Pro12: Team of the Week
Ulster and Munster dominate the line-up after their inter-pro victories.
Pro12: Coughlan leads Munster and Stringer at 9 for Connacht clash
The veteran scrum-half will partner Ian Keatley while Felix Jones misses out through injury.
Leinster looking to laugh off defeat as attention turns north
“What’s done is done”, say Eoin Reddan as he focuses on the imminent Pro12 clash with ulster.
Inter-pro: Elwood relishing derby season
The western province will have their ranks bolstered for the visit of Munster this weekend
McCarthy is not the only Connacht player to express an interest to come to Leinster – Schmidt
The row over Mike McCarthy’s switch to Leinster shows no signs of going away.
Opinion: McCarthy exit hard for Connacht, but fair
Mike McCarthy should be grateful to the western province, but not to the detriment of his career.
Pro12 Cheat Sheet: Your guide to this weekend's inter-provincial rugby action
Ulster look to make it eight in a row against the Dragons, while Munster will target a hefty win over Zebre.