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#Inter-pro

# inter-pro - Saturday 15 April, 2017

As it happened: Connacht v Leinster, Pro12

We went minute-by-minute as Leinster looked to re-take the summit of the Pro12 against a Connacht side celebrating John Muldoon’s 300th cap.

Munster move top of Pro12 as Ulster miss prime chance to boost play-off hopes

Tries from Keith Earls, Dave O’Callaghan and Angus Lloyd powered the southern province to victory.

As it happened: Munster v Ulster, Pro12

Time is running out for Ulster to claim a place in the Pro12 semi-finals. We went minute-by-minute to see if they can match up to a Munster side with one eye on Saracens.

# inter-pro - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

Belfast win a turning point in Munster season, says Kilcoyne as return inter-pro looms

‘There is no point is saying that Saracens is not at the forefront of our minds,” admits the prop.

# inter-pro - Monday 2 January, 2017

'We definitely lacked composure': Leinster look for rhythm in final rounds of Champions Cup pool

Leo Cullen will lose a chunk of his squad for the first half of this week.

# inter-pro - Saturday 31 December, 2016

O'Loughlin shines to beat Ulster, but Leinster leave bonus point behind

Leo Cullen’s men led 22 – 0 for much of the second half, but were unable to claim a fourth try.

# inter-pro - Saturday 17 December, 2016

Charlie Vernon inspires Ulster to reclaim inter-pro title against Connacht

Ciaran Murtagh’s first-half exploits was not enough for Connacht.

# inter-pro - Friday 28 October, 2016

Scannell's dramatic drop goal seals superb win for Munster in Belfast

Ulster had their own late chance to steal it with a drop-goal at Kingspan Stadium.

As it happened: Ulster v Munster, Guinness Pro12

We went minute-by-minute for the first of this weekend’s inter-pros.

'He's gassing past us in training!' Healy backs fired-up Mike Ross to see more Ireland action

“He was accepting, but pretty pissed off,” Cian Healy said of his long-term front row partner.

'We all have to try and pick up the slack together and try and fill the void that Axel has left'

Hooker Niall Scannell views tonight’s inter-pro clash with Ulster as a welcome distraction after a tough two weeks.

# inter-pro - Thursday 27 October, 2016

Taute vows to 'serve the jersey with the pride and passion it deserves' during short Munster stay

The Springbok was signed on a short-term deal to cover Francis Saili’s absence and has already made his presence felt.

# inter-pro - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

'We are missing Axel at training, at meetings, in the office': Munster still beset with grief

Director of rugby Erasmus is trying to prepare a side to face Ulster after the intensely emotional win over Glasgow Warriors.

# inter-pro - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

'Johnny Sexton will be 100% fit to face the All Blacks' - Leinster coach Lancaster

The out-half only played 40 minutes of Leinster’s loss to Montpellier and had taken a back seat on goal-kicking.

# inter-pro - Monday 10 October, 2016

Munster's James Cronin cited for stamping incident in loss to Leinster

A disciplinary committee will convene on Wednesday to judge the incident involving the prop and Leinster scrum-half Jamison Gibson-Park.

# inter-pro - Friday 7 October, 2016

Heffernan makes his mark as Connacht sizzle in win over Ulster

That and more points to ponder after Pat Lam defeated Ulster for the first time.

Connacht bridge 4-year wait to beat Ulster in inter-pro thriller

Ulster went to Galway with five wins from five this season, but came well and truly unstuck.

Lessons from a winter of discontent pushed Connacht back on path to their peak

Pat Lam is plotting Ulster’s downfall tonight, but he says there’s no point in comparing Connacht’s form now with how they looked in May.

# inter-pro - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Peter O'Mahony willing to be patient to return to peak of his powers

‘Speaking to a lot of fellas about the ACL, it can take two years to feel normal again’.

# inter-pro - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

'You try and have the same intensity every week, but there's something special about these games'

The hard-fought win in Cardiff has strengthened Leinster’s confidence, but nothing compares to the prospect of taking on Munster.

# inter-pro - Monday 3 October, 2016

Stuart Lancaster leans on 6 Nations experience in preparation for first taste of Leinster v Munster

The ex-England boss believes fixtures like these are the closest thing to international rugby.

Henshaw in line for Leinster debut v Munster, McFadden and Kearney ruled out

The Kildare and Louthman will sit out the Aviva Stadium meeting with quad and ankle issues respectively.

# inter-pro - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

Pride, not revenge, focusing Heaslip for semi-final showdown with Ulster

‘When you live it the way we live it, you have to wear your heart on your sleeve.’

# inter-pro - Monday 4 April, 2016

'It's two feet in front of the touch judge': Sexton baffled by non-decisions from officials

However, the out-half seemed to benefit from weak officiating after the interval.

# inter-pro - Saturday 2 April, 2016

As it happened: Leinster v Munster, Guinness Pro12

We went minute-by-minute as Ireland’s traditional leading provinces both tried to keep the pressure on Connacht.

# inter-pro - Friday 1 April, 2016

‘Axel sat us down and he said, ‘Remember this feeling’ and walked out’

CJ Stander has returned from Ireland camp eager to help Munster end their season on a high.

# inter-pro - Thursday 24 March, 2016

Weight of history still threatens Connacht’s best ever season

It’s a tough run-in for the league leaders and their inter-pro record is poor.

# inter-pro - Sunday 3 January, 2016

‘You can’t play victim the whole time’: Foley heartened by Munster grind

The Munster head coach believed in his approach even in the midst of the five-game losing run.

# inter-pro - Saturday 2 January, 2016

Keatley ‘refocused and recharged’ thanks to winter break

Munster head coach called his out-half superb after pulling the strings of a hard-fought away win today.

Keatley keeps his cool to arrest Munster slide with win away to Ulster

The under-fire out-half ensured his team avoided a sixth straight loss.

# inter-pro - Friday 25 December, 2015

Something has to give as Connacht patch themselves up for Ulster clash

Connacht have won seven straight on home turf, but have managed just one win in 18 against the northern province.

# inter-pro - Thursday 24 December, 2015

‘Contract issues don’t concern me right now’ – Foley

A much-needed win the priority for coach who is close to penning a new deal.

‘Losing to Leinster would be unacceptable’ – Zebo

Munster back desperate to stop the rot against their arch rivals.

# inter-pro - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

Speedy recovery puts O’Donnell in contention to face Leinster

Munster flanker was expected to be out until February after dislocating his hip on international duty.

# inter-pro - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Foley says Munster ‘haven’t heard anything’ about Madigan moving south

Foley says Munster ‘haven’t heard anything’ about Madigan moving south

The Munster head coach is hoping Conor Murray and Francis Saili will be fit this weekend.

# inter-pro - Saturday 9 May, 2015

Ulster and Munster share the spoils after Pro12 thriller in Belfast

Paddy Jackson held his nerve with a last-gasp conversion to earn two points for Neil Doak’s men.

Pressure rising for Ulster v Munster as play-off squeeze takes hold

Provinces south and north go head to head today with a crucial home Pro12 semi-final on the line.

# inter-pro - Saturday 25 April, 2015

Composure key to Ulster’s quick turnaround against Leinster — Rory Best

The hooker praised the attitude and belief built between the province’s players and coaching staff.

‘Credit to Ulster, they wore us down’ – Leinster coach O’Connor

Ulster’s home fuelled motivation combined with Leinster fatigue made it a rough night for the champions.

# inter-pro - Friday 24 April, 2015

Curtain closing on Leinster’s season and more talking points from Ravenhill

Along with man of the match Iain Henderson, Paddy Jackson was critical to putting Ulster top of the table.

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