Munster’s Simon Zebo scores a try during the Guinness Pro 12 game against Edinburgh. Photograph:   Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 27 Edinburgh 19 The faithful turned up and Munster’s bravery was rewarded. Playing with more ambition and cutting edge, Munster were full val(...)

Leinster flanker  Josh van der Flier stretches over to touch down for try in the Guinness Pro 12 game against Edinburgh at the RDS. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster 30 Edinburgh 23 Leinster will be disappointed with a couple of the tries Edinburgh scored against them but they always had another gear in a(...)

Connacht’s Eoghan Masterson stretches to score his side’s  third try during the Guinness Pro 12 game at Rodney Parade. Photograph:  Craig Thomas/Inpho

Newport Gwent Dragons 21 Connacht Rugby 26 Connacht have returned to the Guinness Pro 12 summit after a hard-earned try-bonus victory over the Newpor(...)

Connacht’s Danie Poolman scores his side’s second try despite Nick Scott of Dragons at the Galway Sportsground last evening. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht 29 Dragons 23 Connacht opened their Guinness Pro 12 season with a valuable home win, edging a lively encounter against the Newport Gwe(...)

Munster’s Paul O’Connell scores a try during the  Guinness Pro 12 game against the Newport Gwent Dragons at Musgrave park. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 50 Dragons 27 As Super Saturdays go, this wasn’t quite on the scale of the Six Nations finale, although of all the final day games of t(...)

  Leinster’s Jimmy Gopperth breaks through against Newport Gwent Dragons. The outhalf scored a try but came out on the losing side. Photograph: Simon King/Inpho

Dragons 25 Leinster 22Matt O’Connor has six days to salvage Leinster’s season from suffering the ignominy of being effectively over by mid-April.Their(...)

Tommy O’Donnell returns to the Munster starting line up for Saturday’s Pro 12 fixture against Scarlets. (Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer)

Anthony Foley has named eight changes to his Munster side for Saturday’s game away at Scarlets, with the some of the province’s international cohort r(...)

 Ben Te’o gets a long overdue fourth appearance for Leinster against the Dragons on Sunday, having so far only played 87 minutes of rugby union. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

A non-televised Pro 12 game in Dublin sneaks under the radar but there’s plenty of external interest in those involved.There are rumours that Wallab(...)

Connacht’s Danie Poolman scores his side’s second try against the Dragons. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho
Connacht hit the ground running
  • Pro12
  • September 6, 2014, 19:20

Connacht 16 Newport Gwent Dragons 11Connacht opened the new Guinness Pro12 campaign with an encouraging victory over the Newport Gwent Dragons in Galw(...)

Connacht’s Kieran Marmion in action against Newport atRodney Parade on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

Dragons 8Connacht 24 Connacht’s Pro 12 momentum continued in Rodney Parade on Sunday when th(...)