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# pro14 - Yesterday’s News

50 up for JVDF as Kiwi pair return for Leinster after South African visa issue

A foot injury will keep James Ryan out of action this week and also for the province’s return to the RDS.

Henderson back for impact role as Timoney earns first Ulster start

Les Kiss and Bernard Jackman have both made a raft of changes to winning teams.

Henshaw set to return against Edinburgh ahead of crunch month for Leinster

The centre hasn’t played since tearing his pectoral muscle on Lions duty back in June.

Holland heaps praise on 'Bakkies Botha type' Kleyn

Munster’s second row stalwart can feel the makings of an effective partnership with the South African.

# pro14 - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Freedom breeding confidence for Munster's Sweetnam

The wing is looking sharp again after making giant leaps forward last term.

# pro14 - Monday 18 September, 2017

Cian Healy apologises after he was asked to leave Leinster's flight to Cape Town

Leinster have released a statement this evening.

Leinster unfazed by altitude challenge as they prepare for the Cheetahs

Leo Cullen’s squad arrived in Cape Town yesterday and will train there ahead of Friday’s Pro14 clash in Bloemfontein.

# pro14 - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Leinster win in SA and Ulster edge thriller - all the weekend's Pro14 highlights

Catch up with all seven games that were played over the weekend.

# pro14 - Saturday 16 September, 2017

Leinster power past Southern Kings in first-ever Pro14 clash on South African soil

Leo Cullen’s charges ran in five tries at a disappointingly empty Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

# pro14 - Friday 15 September, 2017

Late Andrew try seals stunning victory for Ulster over champions Scarlets

With the sides level after 77 minutes, the replacement hooker crossed after brilliant work from Bowe and Marshall.

Connacht fall flat as Bernard Jackman picks up first win in charge of Dragons

Kieran Keane’s side were well beaten in Wales, and failed to leave Rodney Parade with even a losing bonus point.

Taute and Farrell's muscular midfield partnership gives Munster an added dimension

The pair are named to start again in tomorrow’s Pro14 trip to Ospreys.

Cullen: 'Disruption to group is minimal as neither player was due to start'

The Leinster head coach says he had already picked his starting XV for tomorrow before the visa debacle.

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Bleyendaal returns to captain Munster for tomorrow's trip to face Ospreys

Just the one change after last weekend’s comprehensive win at Thomond Park.

# pro14 - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Connacht coach Keane makes seven changes for Pro14 trip to Dragons

There are first starts of the season for Quinn Roux and Jake Heenan, while Rory Scholes and Denis Coulson are set for debuts.

Luke Marhsall returns to bolster Ulster as Scarlets include three Lions for Belfast

Les Kiss has made four changes for tomorrow’s clash with the reigning Pro12 champions.

# pro14 - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Luke Marshall's focus solely on starting with Ulster as opposed to the green jersey

As his side face Scarlets on Friday, this week marks the fifth anniversary of the tragic death of Nevin Spence, his father and brother.

Carolan looking forward to battle of wits with former Connacht team-mate Jackman

The western province meet the Dragons at Rodney Parade on Friday evening.

# pro14 - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Fardy and Toner stay at home as Leinster announce 28-man squad for South Africa tour

Leo Cullen’s travelling party leave Dublin this evening.

Ulster without two key players for Friday's showdown with defending champions

Les Kiss’ side welcome Scarlets to Belfast on Friday.

'A question of when, not if': Pro14 already eyeing expansion to include American teams

Martin Anayi is keen to tap into the potentially lucrative US market.

Erasmus confident South African teams will come good despite disastrous start

“When six weeks are gone people can make a fair call on that and see, are they really competitive this year or not.”

# pro14 - Monday 11 September, 2017

'Have your bags packed and be ready is the message the players have been given'

Leinster will finalise their plans for the two-week trip to South Africa today when Leo Cullen selects his 28-man squad.

Pro14's South African additions desperately seek home comforts after disastrous start

It’s only fair to reserve judgement until the Cheetahs and Kings play at home, but there are already questions over how competitive they can be in the Pro14.

# pro14 - Sunday 10 September, 2017

All the highlights from the second round of the new Pro14 season

There were bonus point wins for Leinster and Munster, while Kieran Keane recorded his first victory as Connacht manager.

'I was really nervous before this game': Keane relieved to get first Connacht win

The new head coach says his side are making ‘small steps’ in the right direction.

# pro14 - Saturday 9 September, 2017

'It's nice to have 10 points but the reality check will come if you think you're pretty good'

Rassie Erasmus isn’t getting carried away with Munster’s fast start to the season.

Four-try Wootton takes centre stage as Munster ruthlessly tear Cheetahs apart

The young winger helped the southern province to a second bonus point victory of the season.

'I know them really, really well. Some of them were my best men and organised the wedding'

Rassie Erasmus welcomes old friends to Thomond Park later as Munster look to tame the Cheetahs.

# pro14 - Friday 8 September, 2017

Leinster huff and puff but eventually put Cardiff away to seal unlikely bonus point win

Three late tries maintains Leo Cullen’s side’s perfect start to the side.

Hamstring issue means Rob Kearney 'unlikely' to be on the plane to South Africa

The fullback picked up the issue in tonight’s win over Cardiff, while Dan Leavy could also be a doubt for the trip.

O'Halloran makes Connacht comeback as the Southern Kings visit Galway

After undergoing a knee operation, the fullback comes in for tomorrow’s Pro14 clash.

Irish international trio return to Ulster squad for Saturday's trip to Treviso

Jacob Stockdale and Kieran Treadwell both start, while Luke Marshall is among the replacements.

# pro14 - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

"I'm not sure it was about selling it': Why Jono Gibbes left the French champions for Ulster

Jono Gibbes is ready to mould Ulster into a force to be reckoned with.

# pro14 - Saturday 2 September, 2017

Keane's reign gets off to a miserable start as Connacht beaten by Glasgow

Ali Price and Lee Jones scored second-half tries for the visitors as they inflicted a first defeat on Connacht’s new coach.

Larmour the latest exciting prospect off Leinster's remarkable conveyor belt

“He definitely has something a bit special,” says Leo Cullen.

# pro14 - Friday 1 September, 2017

Henson starts at 10 and Kirchner at fullback as Jackman names team for Leinster

The pair will make their competitive debuts for the Welsh region against Leinster tomorrow.

A new chapter begins as Ulster get first shot at taming the Cheetahs

The restructured Guinness Pro14 gets underway this evening, with all eyes on Belfast as the Cheetahs become the first South African side to go up against an Irish province.

# pro14 - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Blow for Ulster and Ireland as Craig Gilroy is ruled out for three months

Wing has developed a stress fracture in his lower back.

Exciting half-back partnership for Ulster's historic opener against Cheetahs

Debutants John Cooney and Christian Lealiifano team up at nine and 10.

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