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# pro14 - Thursday 18 June, 2020

Pro14 set to resume in August

The format has changed too, with two rounds of local derbies prefacing the semi-finals.

# pro14 - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Ian McKinley among 8 players ready for Benetton exit

The Italian club may well field some of the players released again if the 2019/20 season is to resume.

# pro14 - Thursday 28 May, 2020

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'I think as a coach, you'd prefer this way' - Would you be in favour of an orange-card rule in rugby?

The rule would see players effectively sin-binned for 15 minutes while an independent review into their illegal challenge takes place as play continues.

# pro14 - Friday 22 May, 2020

CVC buys 28% stake in Pro14 Rugby in €140 million deal

Along with the deal, the Italian federation will become a member of Celtic Rugby DAC.

# pro14 - Monday 18 May, 2020

World Cup-winning ex-All Black Franks joins Scarlets coaching team

The 36-year-old will hang up his boots to move into coaching full-time.

# pro14 - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Ospreys announce multi-million pound takeover by Asian marketing firm

Y11 Sports & Media have taken a 75.1% stake in the Welsh region.

# pro14 - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

Pro14 season could still be restarted but will definitely be curtailed, say Scottish Rugby Union

An update from SRU chief operating officer Dominic McKay, who is a Pro14 board member.

# pro14 - Sunday 5 April, 2020

McKinley bunkered but buoyant with new skills on his mind more than new contract

The Italian international is holed up in Treviso and keeping his mind and body as busy as possible.

# pro14 - Saturday 28 March, 2020

Leinster's unbeaten bid now carries an asterisk, whatever way the season unfolds

Leo Cullen’s side were in sensational form as they amassed an incredible 21 straight wins. But the postponed season means the achievement will be a qualified success.

# pro14 - Thursday 26 March, 2020

How Cullen and Lancaster's Leinster have used 51 players this season

Max Deegan, James Lowe, and Scott Fardy have racked up the most minutes in the squad.

# pro14 - Friday 13 March, 2020

Training set to be suspended for Leinster, Ulster, Connacht, and Munster

The provinces have no certainty around when they will next play.

# pro14 - Thursday 12 March, 2020

Scarlets lock Lousi gets five-week ban for punching against Munster

An initial 10-week suspension was halved due to Lousi’s clean disciplinary record and show of remorse.

# pro14 - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

'There's literally police patrolling the streets... Rugby is irrelevant at this point'

Irish players Ian Nagle and Mick Kearney were lucky to get out of Italy before the lockdown.

# pro14 - Monday 9 March, 2020

Pro14 facing cancelled games as Italy gets set to suspend all sport

Munster could lose out on crucial match points as a result.

# pro14 - Thursday 5 March, 2020

Andy Farrell's Ireland training against Ulster to keep sharp for Six Nations

Dan McFarland’s side will provide opposition at today’s session.

# pro14 - Monday 2 March, 2020

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Friend hails Carty's class after 14-man Connacht come through Kings test

The Roscommon man showed astute game management and also scored eight crucial points after the Kings had pulled level.

'There's no patience or waiting, it's just go': Ryan Baird is in business

The 20-year-old powerhouse was grateful for the influence of Peter O’Mahony when he got to experience the senior Ireland setup.

# pro14 - Saturday 29 February, 2020

Coombes double helps Munster ease past 14-man Scarlets

The visitors saw Sam Lousi red-carded in the first half at Thomond Park.

# pro14 - Friday 28 February, 2020

20-year-old powerhouse Baird stars as 9-try Leinster wallop Warriors

Dave Kearney also completed a hat-trick late on as Leinster laid down a statement against their title rivals.

Pro14 matches not played because of coronavirus will be ruled a 0-0 draw

Efforts are underway to reschedule Benetton v Ulster and Zebre v Ospreys.

Farrell starts as Munster make five changes for Scarlets' Thomond visit

Jack O’Donoghue has been ruled out after aggravating an existing neck injury.

Adaptability key on and off the field as Leinster welcome Glasgow

20 straight wins and a 22-point lead over tonight’s opponents means Leinster must find their determination from within.

# pro14 - Thursday 27 February, 2020

Cullen invests faith in two players from Leinster's academy for Glasgow test

Out-half Harry Byrne and second-row Ryan Baird are the latest to come off the conveyor belt and stake a claim for permanent slot in Leinster side.

# pro14 - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Pro14 writing up action plan to deal with potential fixture mayhem

Concern over Covid-19 is already having impact on sport as rugby body plans for crunch talks.

Connacht hold emergency meeting about coronavirus concerns ahead of South Africa trip

The Irish province fly out today for this weekend’s clash with the Southern Kings.

'The joy went out of it for a while': Leinster prop Dooley rediscovers his happy place

‘I went back to what I love doing; carrying the ball, running around and just playing rugby.’

# pro14 - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Connacht hope Bealham's season isn't over following surgery on fractured ankle

The prop suffered the injury in last Friday’s defeat to Edinburgh.

# pro14 - Monday 24 February, 2020

Ulster trip among Pro14 games postponed due to Coronavirus outbreak in Italy

This weekend’s fixture between Zebre and Ospreys is also off.

# pro14 - Saturday 22 February, 2020

No winning Belfast return for Pienaar as Ulster claim victory over Cheetahs

Tries from Ireland prop Tom O’Toole and winger Robert Baloucoune sent Ulster ten points clear of the Cheetahs.

'We are chasing now' - Friend admits Connacht face uphill battle after Edinburgh loss

The head coach also provided an update on prop Finlay Bealham, who was taken off on a stretcher in the opening minutes.

# pro14 - Friday 21 February, 2020

O'Halloran double not nearly enough as Edinburgh power to win over Connacht

Jack Carty was one of three Connacht players sin-binned as Edinburgh forced a five-try win.

Sweetnam seals late bonus for Munster against 14-man Zebre

Calvin Nash, Rory Scannell and JJ Hanrahan also crossed in a hard-fought win for the southern province.

Hume and Lowry return as Ulster make five changes for Cheetahs

Bill Johnston starts at 10 for the hosts, while Nick Timoney and Jordi Murphy also return to the starting line-up.

# pro14 - Thursday 20 February, 2020

Ruddock moves to 8 as Leinster make eight changes for trip to Neath

Leo Cullen has rung the changes for tomorrow’s clash with the Ospreys.

# pro14 - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

'We do miss everyone here, we miss Belfast' - Pienaar speaks out ahead of return with Cheetahs

The scrum-half speaks to The42 ahead of the Pro14 clash between sides old and new.

# pro14 - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

'If you're winning it doesn't matter what anybody thinks'

Robin McBryde felt the barbs for Warrenball long enough to know they had to be ignored.

# pro14 - Monday 17 February, 2020

Friend aiming for Pro14 knockouts as Connacht end losing streak

The western province defeated Cardiff 29-0 on Saturday, their first shut-out since 2001.

'With five minutes to go it was our game': McFarland rues naive finish against lowly Ospreys

The Welsh side grabbed just their second win of the season with a late penalty.

# pro14 - Saturday 15 February, 2020

Connacht get back to winning ways with comfortable defeat of Cardiff

The Blues sat just one point behind the province in the Conference B table before the game.

Ulster fall to PRO14 defeat against lowly Ospreys

It finished 26-24 to the hosts at the Liberty Stadium.