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Dublin: 21 °C Sunday 21 April, 2019


# pro14 - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Marshall starts as Ulster name strong team for Glasgow assignment

The northern province make five changes from last week’s agonising European defeat to Leinster.

# pro14 - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

On-loan Nagle enjoying a new lease of life at Ulster

The second row has enjoyed consistent game time since moving north on loan in November.

Earls knows Munster are underdogs for Sarries but first focuses on Pro14

The wing scored two excellent tries in last weekend’s Champions Cup quarter-final.

Huge boost for Connacht's play-off hopes as Carty passed fit after injury scare

The out-half is available to face Zebre this weekend.

# pro14 - Monday 1 April, 2019

Dan Leavy ruled out of World Cup with 'complex knee ligament injury'

The flanker sustained the injury against Ulster on Saturday.

# pro14 - Monday 25 March, 2019

Ulster rearing to go for 'brilliant challenge' of Leinster despite injuries and errors

Head coach Dan McFarland admitted ‘it looked like’ Ulster had three weeks off before their win over the Kings.

Carty happy to 'fit back in' with Connacht while he moves behind Elwood on all-time chart

The recently-capped international returned to Connacht colours in style.

# pro14 - Saturday 23 March, 2019

Ulster tune up for Champions Cup derby with bonus-point win over Kings

Ulster go second in Conference B with victory at Ravenhill.

Jack Carty's late try could be a pivotal score in Connacht's play-off push

Bonus point keeps Connacht just ahead of Cardiff in Pro14 Conference A.

'We stuck in there well, guys fought and defended bravely, but the pressure told in the end'

Leo Cullen found enough positives in Leinster’s Pro14 defeat against Edinburgh on Friday night.

# pro14 - Friday 22 March, 2019

Jack Carty emerges from the bench to help steer Connacht to victory against Benetton

Carty’s late converted try made him become Connacht’s all-time top scorer, surpassing Ian Keatley’s record.

Gloucester sign up Munster hooker Sherry on loan

The southern province have also given the green light for Stephen Fitzgerald to remain with Connacht until the end of the season.

Coetzee back from injury as Ulster bid to ramp up for Europe against Kings

John Cooney is set to feature as a replacement after performing well off the bench during Ireland’s Six Nations.

Ciaran Frawley takes over 10 shirt for Leinster as Ross Byrne is withdrawn

The knock-on effect means Jimmy O’Brien will start at fullback in Edinburgh this evening.

'I have eight minutes, I'd better not screw up': Shanahan powering through pivotal season

The scrum-half had to bide his time for his breakthrough season at his adoptive province.

Injury comebacks timely as Leinster face tricky task in Edinburgh

The Scots have named a strong team including a superb back row trio.

Hanrahan grateful for Mathewson influence as he channels energy in positive direction

‘I was more worried about week-to-week stuff, ‘am I in, am I out?’ for too long and my energy was wasted.’

Connacht clash with one of the other most-improved teams in the Pro14

Italian side Benetton are the visitors to Galway this evening.

# pro14 - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Boost for Leinster as McGrath, Leavy and Tomane make injury returns

Nick McCarthy has also recovered to take a spot on the bench against Edinburgh.

Tom Farrell senses noticeable improvement after Ireland camp

The Connacht centre remains uncapped, but already feels his reaction time and decision-making improved in Carton House.

Van Graan sees bright future for Grand Slam-winners, but won't rush them into action

The head coach preached patience as he hinted last year’s U20s still lead the queue for first team honours.

# pro14 - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Carty, Marmion and Dillane back to boost Connacht for Italian job

Andy Friend will have three of his Ireland internationals back in harness for Friday’s visit of Benetton.

# pro14 - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Lancaster: 'Returning players will have no shortage of motivation for Leinster'

The province’s season resumes against Edinburgh this weekend, but it’s all eyes on Ulster on Saturday week.

Carbery facing fitness battle to be fit for Munster's Champions Cup quarter

The 24-year-old’s hamstring injury has not fully healed.

# pro14 - Monday 18 March, 2019

McGrath and Leavy set for Leinster return as Pro14 action resumes

Leo Cullen’s side face Edinburgh this weekend, and will be boosted by the return of two of their Ireland internationals.

# pro14 - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Next season's Pro14 to kick off late, with break to fall on World Cup quarter-final weekend

With the time difference, you could find yourself watching Ireland play in Japan over breakfast and go watch your province in the evening.

# pro14 - Thursday 7 March, 2019

'I got perspective on my priorities, how I want to try to live and what's important to me'

Nasi Manu of Pro14 side Benetton has come through testicular cancer and chemotherapy.

Cheetahs prop handed eight-week ban for head hit on Fergus McFadden

Disciplinary committee rules that Ox Nche’s reckless tackle deserved a red card.

# pro14 - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Scarlets confirm merger 'off the table' after sudden Ospreys change of heart

The Scarlets claim they were originally approached by the Ospreys to consider a merger as far back as December.

Leinster's Deegan benefits from starting opportunities in a 'seven-and-a-half role'

The 22-year-old was excellent during the province’s Pro14 victory over the Cheetahs last weekend.

# pro14 - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

'This must stop now' - Ospreys deny they're on verge of Scarlets merger in scathing statement

The Professional Rugby Board in Wales has since responded to the Ospreys’ takedown of their approach to ‘Project Reset’.

Ospreys chairman resigns over WRU's 'catastrophic mismanagement' as Owens voices deep concern

Ken Owens described Welsh rugby’s proposed restructure as ‘the most challenging situation that arguably any player has faced’ during their careers.

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Cheetahs prop Nche cited for wild shoulder hit on Fergus McFadden

The loosehead was given a yellow card for the offence by Nigel Owens.

Marmion ready to run with Ireland after stint on the sidelines

The Connacht scrum-half required surgery on his ankle after helping Ireland beat the All Blacks in November.

# pro14 - Sunday 3 March, 2019

Ulster continue push for play-off spot with bonus-point victory at Dragons

In horrendous conditions, the northern province ran in four tries in what was a comfortable but crucial win.

Van Graan insists Munster 'still in a brilliant place' despite Scarlets defeat

The province failed to muster a try during 10-6 defeat in Wales.

# pro14 - Saturday 2 March, 2019

Cullen happy to avoid 'stressful moments' as Leinster secure home semi-final

The defending champions assured themselves of top spot in Conference B with victory over the Cheetahs last night.

# pro14 - Friday 1 March, 2019

Leinster fail to fire but do more than enough to tame the Cheetahs

Leo Cullen’s side huffed and puffed through a disjointed game but made it seven straight wins.

Connacht boosted by return of Ireland quartet for Ospreys visit

Ultan Dillane, Quinn Roux and Tom Farrell all start at the Sportsground on Saturday, while Caolin Blade is among the replacements.

Ryan back in red as Munster make seven changes for Scarlets trip

Leigh Halfpenny, Wyn Jones and Ryan Elias all named to start for the hosts on Saturday evening.