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Dublin: 13 °C Wednesday 23 April, 2014

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# rabodirect-pro12 - Yesterday’s News

‘We took a guy off the bar to play 10 minutes for Connacht, that’s where we’re at’

Connacht coach Pat Lam lamented his squad’s injury crisis after another heavy defeat all but ended his side’s European Cup hopes.

Liam Williams cited for Payne-like mid-air tackle on Alex Cuthbert

The Scarlets fullback was sin binned for his challenge, but may face harsher consequences.

# rabodirect-pro12 - Monday 21 April, 2014

‘Some Munster players will have to go beyond where they have been before to beat Toulon’

Head coach Rob Penney is calling on his team to play the best game in their history to knock off the reigning champions.

# rabodirect-pro12 - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Munster-bound Robin Copeland sent off for stamping on Liam Williams’ head

The Cardiff Blues No.8 may have played his last game for the Welsh club.

‘We’ll need to be at our very best, and then some, to beat Toulon’ – Rob Penney

The Munster coach was pleased that his side picked up a bonus point win, and no injuries, in Galway.

# rabodirect-pro12 - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Munster on verge of home semi final after bonus point win over Connacht

Robbie Henshaw and Eoin McKeon errors have been well and truly punished by their interprovincial rivals.

‘Yellow card the catalyst’ for Glasgow win while Ulster injury toll rises again

The northern province will be nursing six front row injuries during the upcoming bye-week.

O’Connor excited by playmaking potential of Leinster centre Noel Reid

The 23-year-old delivered an excellent attacking display in the nine-try hammering of Treviso yesterday.

Adrian Flavin: Connacht backlash brewing but Munster desperate to get back on track

The former Connacht hooker believes his former teammates can beat Rob Penney’s men in Galway if they take their scoring chances.

# rabodirect-pro12 - Friday 18 April, 2014

Impressive Glasgow mark Pro12 title credentials by out muscling Ulster

Mark Ansombe’s men will rue their lapses just before half time after defeat to the Warriors.

Nine-try rout of Treviso gets O’Connor’s Leinster back to winning ways

Noel Reid spearheaded an impressive attacking performance by the Pro12 leaders.

As it happened: Leinster v Treviso, Pro12

We went minute-by-minute as Matt O’Connor’s side looked to get back to winning ways at a sunny RDS.

19-year-old Connacht hooker seeking to put a dent in Munster’s Pro12 ambitions

Jack Dinneen has been drafted into the senior squad following an injury crisis in the front row.

Sky Sports land five-year deal to show Top 14 rugby from next season

The British broadcaster previously tied up a deal to show the Pro12 from September onwards.

Cup rugby from here on in for Ruddock and Leinster

After two consecutive losses, nothing but a win will do for Leinster tonight.

# rabodirect-pro12 - Thursday 17 April, 2014

O’Driscoll returns at 13 for Leinster as Ulster bring back Cave

Jimmy Gopperth continues at out-half for Matt O’Connor’s side, while Mark Anscombe has recalled Tom Court and Sean Doyle.

Connacht secure signing of Blues front row McCartney on three-year deal

The 28-year-old known as ‘Freak’ by his Super Rugby teammates will move to Galway next season.

‘It’s only taken me seven months!’ – Nick Williams hitting form for Ulster

The explosive No. 8 believes the northern province can make up for Heineken Cup disappointment in the Pro12.

# rabodirect-pro12 - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

‘I don’t think we’re in dire straits’ – Leinster’s Isaac Boss

The defeats against Toulon and the Ospreys were partly down to inaccuracy and indiscipline, says the scrum-half

# rabodirect-pro12 - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

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Munster stars visit sick kids in Limerick Hospital

CJ Stander, Simon Zebo and Donncha O’Callaghan were just some of those in attendance.

Pro12 title and Argentina tour now the targets for Leinster’s Mike McCarthy

The Ireland international lock is enjoying working under Matt O’Connor with his province.

# rabodirect-pro12 - Monday 14 April, 2014

New Connacht signing Bundee Aki is forthright in targeting Irish caps

‘Hopefully when the time is right and if I’m playing good footy, I can play for the Ireland international team.’

Munster’s JJ Hanrahan ruled out of Connacht clash with groin tear

The province may be without the 21-year-old out-half for some time after he underwent an MRI scan today.

VIDEO: Carlin Isles shows off his blistering pace in Glasgow colours

The American wing was in action for the Scottish club at the Melrose 7s over the weekend.

Leinster point out the importance of recruiting ‘top quality international players’

Meanwhile, team manager Guy Easterby explains how Luke Fitzgerald’s fitness is being managed at present.

# rabodirect-pro12 - Saturday 12 April, 2014

Glasgow beat abject Munster by 17 points in Thomond Park

Three first half tries have put the hosts to the sword.

# rabodirect-pro12 - Friday 11 April, 2014

Clinical eight-try Ulster dismantle Connacht to return to winning ways

Andrew Trimble scored a hat-trick for the northern province with Ireland coach Joe Schmidt watching on at Ravenhill.

Leinster edged out by the Ospreys as Biggar’s kicking makes the difference

Cian Healy led the fightback for Matt O’Connor’s side, but they came up short due to a lack of precision.

Hanrahan, van den Heever among seven Munster changes for Warriors visit

Rob Penney has made five changes to his pack, including resting Paul O’Connell.

9 reasons to get PUMPED about this weekend’s Pro12 action

Three provinces are done with the Heineken Cup for good, but domestic league coming to the boil nicely.

# rabodirect-pro12 - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Tommy Bowe to start at 13 for Ulster’s inter-pro clash with Connacht

Meanwhile, Pat Lam has named an unchanged side for the fourth week in-a-row ahead of the visit to Ravenhill.

Seven changes for Leinster as they look to bounce back against Ospreys

Head coach Matt O’Connor has shifted Gordon D’Arcy out to the 13 shirt as Noel Reid comes into the team.

# rabodirect-pro12 - Monday 31 March, 2014

Madigan hoping to hang onto Leinster 10 jersey for Toulon quarter final

The out-half played from start to finish in the Blues’ top-of-the-table triumph over Munster.

# rabodirect-pro12 - Sunday 30 March, 2014

Courageous Connacht salvage pride and points in breath-taking Scarlets clash

The man who replaced Brian O’Driscoll in the third Lions Test put Scarlets ahead after just three minutes.

‘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

McKeon: Connacht ready to go it alone as Heineken Cup dream looms large

The back row forward believes the westerners have what it takes to defeat Scarlets in Wales today.

Munster ‘not in a happy place’ but focus shifts immediately to Toulouse

Head coach Rob Penney was disappointed by the manner in which Leinster enjoyed long periods of possession.

# rabodirect-pro12 - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Munster hooker Varley: ‘I think we deserved a lot more reward from the scrum’

The stand-in captain of the southern province didn’t agree with Alain Rolland’s refereeing in the tight.

O’Driscoll proves the matchwinner as Leinster survive Munster storm

The veteran centre scored a crucial try and Ian Madigan was impressive from the kicking tee.

This is the Brian O’Driscoll try that gave Leinster victory over Munster

The legendary centre has a habit of popping up at the right time and place.

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