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John Cooney makes first start of season as Ulster seek to follow up Lions win in Glasgow
Out-half Billy Burns set to make 100th appearance for the province.
Irish-qualified Sean Jansen to debut for Connacht against Bulls
The number eight joined from Leicester Tigers over the summer.
Henshaw and Conan return for Leinster as Munster welcome back World Cup winner Kleyn
The two provinces meet at Aviva Stadium tomorrow.
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O'Mahony's intriguing decision leaves Munster with a big call to make
O’Mahony’s future is still unclear as Graham Rowntree faces a tough decision.
Shortlists revealed for Ireland rugby men's and women's player of the year awards
Sexton, Caelan Doris, Hugo Keenan and Andrew Porter are the nominees from Champions Cup finalists Leinster.
'He’s not just this messer who doesn’t care. He couldn’t be further from that'
Paul Boyle explains how Mack Hansen has been an important figure behind the scenes as the pair look to make their URC return.
Quiet leader Ringrose settling into new co-captain role
The Leinster centre is sharing captaincy duties with James Ryan this season.
'We're both obsessed with rugby' - Casey on close relationship with Crowley
Craig Casey and Jack Crowley go back a long way together.
Sheehan leads the way as Irish rugby's depth at hooker looks promising
With the likes of Rónan Kelleher, Rob Herring, and Tom Stewart in the mix, Ireland are in good shape.
Peter O'Mahony steps down as Munster captain after 10 years
O’Mahony took over as Munster captain following the departure of Doug Howlett.
'Joe Schmidt would be an intriguing appointment for the Wallabies'
Ex-Ireland and Melbourne Rebels analyst Eoin Toolan believes Schmidt would be a good fit.
Porter's importance clear but how are Irish rugby's loosehead stocks?
In a new series, The 42 details the options in each position across the Irish provinces.
England flanker Curry ruled out of Six Nations, Earl to be available after injury
The 25-year-old Curry will undergo the operation the week after next.
Leinster committed to 'shared effort' to fill Sexton void - Doris
Caelan Doris explains how Leinster are looking to fill the leadership void left by the retired Johnny Sexton.
France captain Dupont to make 'sacrifices' for Olympics bid
The 27-year-old is set to join France’s sevens squad in January.
Leinster's Osborne continues to show why Andy Farrell rates him
The uncapped 22-year-old has had a good start to the season in midfield.
Munster duo set for scans
Jack O’Donoghue and Peter O’Mahony are in the process of recovering from respective injuries.
'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.
Fifth member of 1995 World Cup winning Springboks side passes away
Second-row Hannes Strydom in a fatal car accident near Pretoria, former club confirms.
Player-of-the-match Keenan delighted to be back in the saddle with Leinster
A handful of his international colleagues were reintegrated for the previous weekend’s trip to Dragons.
Ronan O'Gara's struggling La Rochelle edge Bordeaux-Begles
Elsewhere, Montpellier appointed controversial former France head coach Bernard Laporte as director of rugby hours after the 23-16 loss to Perpignan.
'We won little moments to stay in the fight' - Wilkins hails Connacht effort in Sharks win
Pete Wilkins says his side showed dogged resilience to keep a determined Sharks team at bay in Durban.
Osborne and Deegan to the fore in emphatic win for Leinster over Scarlets
Six different try-scorers help eastern province to summit of URC table.
Munster made to dig deep to overcome Stormers
First-half try from Edwin Edogbo proves crucial at Thomond Park.
Tenacious Connacht grind out statement victory against Sharks
Western province hold on for one-point win in Durban.
'It's been a tough road for Marty' - Ulster's Moore stars after 11-month layoff with knee issue
The tighthead made a huge impact in his province’s come-from-behind victory against the Lions.
'In Brazil, it’s different. Some of our squad have come from incredibly tough backgrounds'
Ex-Wanderers player and Sligo director of rugby Josh Reeves is now driving Brazilian rugby.
'An unbelievable opportunity' - Meath star on switch to Ireland Sevens rugby
Vikki Wall on switching codes ahead of next summer’s Olympics in Paris.
Ulster hold on for victory over Lions with unconvincing display
A fourth win from five league games so far for Dan McFarland’s men.
A big step for Sam Prendergast, and what makes an Ireland wing
Murray Kinsella joins Gavan Casey to look ahead to the provinces’ URC fixtures this weekend.
Prendergast gets out-half nod as Ireland internationals return to Leinster duty
Leinster’s new co-captains Garry Ringrose and James Ryan are set to make their first appearances of the season.
Peter O'Mahony and Tadhg Beirne return to Munster side for Stormers clash
Southern province meet South African rivals for the first time since last season’s URC final.
Bealham returns to give Connacht new dimension for Sharks clash
Province have named their starting XV for Saturday’s URC game in Durban.
'The first moment settled me down... Johnny told me the call and to just kind of get into it'
Jimmy O’Brien on his Rugby World Cup experience, the injury that nearly cost him his place, and the competition at Leinster.
New Munster signing Jager has taken the road less travelled
The 28-year-old impressed for the Crusaders but now returns to Irish rugby.
Eoin Toolan: Connacht's star man Blade can play his way into Six Nations contention
The former Ireland performance analyst has loved what he’s seen from the Connacht scrum-half so far this season.
Munster confirm signing of Oli Jager and two short-term deals
Colm Hogan and Eoghan Clarke have also joined Graham Rowntree’s squad.