Guinness Pro12

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Samoan international Mike Stanley makes his first start for Ulster at inside centre. Photograph: Inpho.

  Newport-Gwent Dragons v Ulster Rodney Parade, Sunday, 4.0, BBC 2 Momentum is such a key component during the Six Nations window a(...)

Munster’s Andrew Conway scores against his former province Leinster at Thomond Park on St Stephen’s Day. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

At the midway point in the Guinness Pro12, the first half of the festive derbies finds reigning champions Leinster outside the top four play-off posit(...)

Connacht’s Kieran Marmion breaks free to score his sides opening try against Leinster at the Showgrounds last September. Photo: ©INPHO/James Crombie

Over the next fortnight Irish rugby’s internecine rivalries won’t be for the squeamish as provincial bloodletting is disputed ferociously, in pursuit(...)

Luke Marshall  runs with the ball during the RBS Six Nations match against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium in February. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

As Luke Marshall trudged from the pitch following a European Champions Cup match at Parc y Scarlets he shared Ulster’s acute communal disappointment,(...)

Ben Te’o has been relearning rugby union at Leinster training after converting from league to join the province. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

  Leinster v Edinburgh RDS Arena, 7.35pm TG4 Ben Te’o will be the centre of attention in every respect for tonight’s Guinness Pro12(...)

 Anthony Foley: ill-timed and unwanted episode for Anthony Foley and his newly assembled, indigenous coaching staff. Photograph: James Crombie

An Irish four-timer gives the embryonic Guinness Pro12 table a more positive perspective, after Connacht had been the only winners of the quartet on t(...)

Rob Kearney of Leinster and Andrew Trimble of Ulster contest a high ball during last season’s Pro12 semi-final at the RDS. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Maybe, just maybe, the Celtic League/Magners League/Rabo Pro12/ Guinness Pro12 has come of age. As its various incarnations ably testify, the league h(...)

Connacht captain John Muldoon: “Our squad depth is the best it’s ever been”. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

The flip side of Connacht completing marquee signings in Mils Muliaina, Bundee Aki and Tom McCartney, along with enhanced financial backing from the (...)

Johnny Sexton’s mooted return from France to play for Leinster next season has been welcomed even by rival provinces. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The great and the good of Celtic and Italian rugby assembled for the launch of the Guinness Pro12 yesterday, ironically in Londo,n at Diageo’s HQ in P(...)

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