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# pro14 - Saturday 15 February, 2020

Welcome break gives Connacht a chance to prove they're a force again

Andy Friend’s side were in beleaguered shape over Christmas and now meet close rivals in Conference B.

Shanahan hopes to step out of Cooney's shadow

Reserve scrum-half finally gets his shot after patiently waiting for his chance all season.

Cullen wary of Pienaar-powered Cheetahs as Leinster get back in gear

The reigning champions can extend their winning run, but that is no motivating factor for Leo Cullen.

# pro14 - Friday 14 February, 2020

Hodnett scores on debut as 10-try Munster crush Kings

Arno Botha claimed a hat-trick as Munster ran up their biggest ever win in the Pro14.

Ludik returns from injury for Ulster, McCloskey given chance to shine

Jordi Murphy, Jack McGrath and Craig Gilroy left on the bench for the trip to Wales.

Kelleher, Deegan and Kearney back in Leinster side to play Cheetahs

Leo Cullen has named a strong team to play the South African side in tomorrow’s Pro14 game.

# pro14 - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

No snow days or viral videos as McFarland revs Ulster up for Pro14

The Ulster head coach is pushing for growth rather than targets as his side ramp up a challenge in two tournaments.

Friend and Connacht on the lookout to fill void to be left by 'immense' Fainga'a

The Australian openside proved a shrewd signing for the Westerners.

# pro14 - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Ex-Ireland player Bradley commits to Italian side Zebre for two more years

The former Connacht coach has been at the helm of Zebre since July 2017.

# pro14 - Saturday 25 January, 2020

Ruan Pienaar comes on to kick winning points as Cheetahs stage remarkable comeback

Rhyno Smith scored twice in the closing stages against Southern Kings to again secure the bragging rights for the Cheetahs.

# pro14 - Monday 20 January, 2020

European campaign long gone for Munster and the future starts now

Without a Champions Cup quarter-final ahead, Munster have room to prime their squad to chase the Pro14 title.

# pro14 - Sunday 5 January, 2020

'We don't need four young fellas doing it, we need 23 blokes doing it'

The effort from unheralded prospects was one of very few positives Andy Friend could take from last night’s loss to Leinster.

# pro14 - Saturday 4 January, 2020

Inter-pro woe for Connacht as Deegan drives Leinster to victory

Connacht were forced to dig deep just to avoid a shut-out and it took 71 minutes for them to post their opening score against a rampant Leinster.

Connacht go to RDS believing they can break Leinster streak

‘Generally when results go against us it’s…us shooting ourselves in the foot.’

Competition breeds contentment for Leinster

The eastern province’s winning streak is based on intense competition for places.

# pro14 - Friday 3 January, 2020

Cooney's sparkling form continues as Ulster run five past Munster

The scrum-half and centre Stuart McCloskey held sway in a dominant Ulster performance.

Sexton 'progressing well' on return from knee injury

The out-half went for a second visit to his specialist over the Christmas period and appears on course to feature for Ireland in February.

Ulster and Munster meet again after paths diverged for Europe

The performance of the scrum-halves will undoubtedly draw the eye during tonight’s inter-pro.

# pro14 - Thursday 2 January, 2020

Ulster's Henderson and Stockdale return for Munster clash

Ulster make three changes ahead of tomorrow’s showdown with Munster.

# pro14 - Monday 30 December, 2019

Munster left bruised after brush with Leinster

Joey Carbery’s return was a rare positive on the fitness front in Johann van Graan’s ranks.

Hard-hitting Will Connors ready for 'that next step'

The Kildare openside has yet to feature in Europe for Leinster, but has already caught they eye of Andy Farrell.

# pro14 - Sunday 29 December, 2019

Cronin glad to be back in thick of it as Leinster 'stick to their guns' to thwart Munster

The hooker made an impact in Thomond Park last night after working his way back from a neck injury.

# pro14 - Saturday 28 December, 2019

Leinster's winning streak rumbles on thanks to dominant defence against Munster

Ross Byrne was instrumental as Leinster opened up a 13-0 lead which Munster could not reel in.

Recap: Munster v Leinster, Pro14

Follow all the action live as Munster welcome Leinster to Thomond Park.

'We burnt a lot of fuel there for no reward' - Friend rues Connacht's missed opportunities

Ulster came out on top in the interpro showdown.

Dan McFarland takes home comfort as Ulster reflect on unbeaten 2019 in Belfast

The northern province have not lost a game at Kingspan Stadium since October 2018.

# pro14 - Friday 27 December, 2019

5 tries for Ulster as they storm past Connacht to claim impressive win

The home side bounced back superbly from their defeat to Leinster last weekend.

JGP and Byrne to lead the attack in reshuffled Leinster side

Head coach Leo Cullen has made 10 changes to the side which beat Ulster.

Munster and Ireland boost as Joey Carbery set for comeback against Leinster

The out-half is on the bench for tomorrow evening’s Thomond sell-out.

'Last year was tough at times, especially with the injury I had'

Craig Gilroy is glad to have shaken off injury and is enjoying his new role as the elder statesman of Ulster’s back-line.

# pro14 - Thursday 26 December, 2019

Ulster name much-changed team for visit of Connacht

The Westerners have made five changes of their own.

'Sometimes you don't know what's going on until it's over' - Tracy ready for Thomond battle

Leinster travel to take on rivals Munster on Saturday.

# pro14 - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

Resting of stars won't dilute 'one of the biggest derbies in world rugby' - Contempomi

‘Munster won’t change the way they play because of the way Joey does or doesn’t play…’

'He will be looking at footage of Faf de Klerk and seeing a small guy make big hits'

Craig Casey made a superb start in his side’s win over Connacht.

# pro14 - Monday 23 December, 2019

Carbery poised to return for Munster if he can sustain progress through Christmas week

The out-half has not played for his province this season due to the ankle injury sustained on international duty.

# pro14 - Saturday 21 December, 2019

McFarland gutted for Curtis, but sees progress in high-scoring loss to Leinster

Ulster’s strong finish left Leo Cullen disappointed with how the 14-try match ended.

# pro14 - Friday 20 December, 2019

Ins and outs make for a week of mixed emotions in Connacht dressing room

The Sportsground had lamentations and celebration in equal measure.

# pro14 - Thursday 19 December, 2019

O'Connor brothers fill Ulster's second row for RDS clash with Leinster

Alan will make his 100th appearance for his adopted province while younger brother David earns his first start.

# pro14 - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Leinster keep finding motivating factors as they mount mighty winning run

The eastern province turn their attentions to Ulster after sealing an early qualification for the Champions Cup quarters.

# pro14 - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Competition enabling Leinster to 'rotate without a dent in performance'

The Champions Cup favourites made wholesale changes in between rounds two and three, but kept their winning streak going.