Guinness Pro12

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Rassie Erasmus at Munster training in Limerick on Monday. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Rassie Erasmus is confident that captain Peter O’Mahony can shake off a back injury to lead his side against Leicester Tigers in the Champions Cup on(...)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

With round three of the Guinness Pro12 already upon us there are trends that are evident to this observer. But with an eye on the gargantuan task lyin(...)

Leinster coach Leo Cullen: “It is a long season. We need to manage our squad as best we can.” Photograph: Donal Farmer/Inpho

It says plenty about Leinster’s strength in depth, and their need for same, that despite using close on 40 players in their three warm-up games a furt(...)

Connacht’s Ultan Dillane and Sean O’Brien celebrate reaching the Pro12 decider. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Guinness Pro12 will yet again have its most fitting final after Connacht preserved the 100 per cent record of all home sides in the semi-finals wi(...)

Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw and Bundee Aki: among nine players Pat Lam has brought back in to the side for the crucial meeting with Gregor Townsend’s in-form Glasgow at the sold-out Sportsground. Photograph: James crombie/Inpho.

And so it has all gone down to the wire. They might not quite have everything to play for, but each of the Irish provinces has something on the line i(...)

Munster coach Anhony Foley: “We need to make sure we win the game this week, otherwise we’re reliant on other people not getting results.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Different home venue, different away team, but same deal as last week. Despite last Friday’s welcome win over Edinburgh at Musgrave Park, Munster agai(...)

Rory Scannell: one of the young playes who has come to the fore with Munster during a tough campaign for the province. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Let’s hear it for the Guinness Pro12 then. Never before has there been so much at stake for the 22nd and last full round of fixtures which kick-off si(...)

Ulster head coach Les Kiss during training ahead of their Pro12 clash with Leinster. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Heading into the penultimate round of matches in the Guinness Pro12, the Ulster director of rugby, Les Kiss, described it as the toughest league campa(...)

Connacht’s Bundee Aki scores his side’s second try despite Andrew Conway of Munster Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster 12 Connacht 18 Connacht bridged a 29-year gap (1986) to the last time they won a game against Munster in Limerick in recording a(...)

Lesinter’s Isaac Boss returns from Ireland duty to line out for Leo Cullen’s side in their opening Pro12 match against Leinster tomorrow night. Photo: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Leinster’s head coach Leo Cullen is able to call upon returning Ireland squad members Michael Bent, Jack Conan, Fergus McFadden, Noel Reid and Isaac B(...)

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