Pro 12

The Irish Provinces Have Been Handed A Huge Champions Cup Boost

It has been confirmed the IRFU will provide all four provinces an extra €500k this year, and the same again in 2017. And for Munster in particular, more help is coming. “The union are very understanding of our problems,” a senior source there said to us on Friday. An IRFU spokesman confirmed the same day that Munster have been asked for …

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Welsh Legend Shane Williams Wants Radical Overhaul Of Club Rugby

A radical overhaul of the PRO12 could be required if Celtic sides are to challenge in Europe once again, says Wales great Shane Williams. The European Champions and Challenge Cup semifinals get underway this weekend with the PRO12 fielding just one side in the last four of either competition — the Newport Gwent Dragons take on Montpellier on Saturday in …

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Somehow This Horror Tackle Was Only Deemed Worthy Of A Penalty

Somehow this horror tackle during the Pro12 game between Leinster and Edinburgh only resulted in the visitors being awarded a penalty… [adsenseyu2] Seriously? This is not a red card?!?!? @SCRUMMAGAZINE @TheBlack_n_Red #GUINNESSPRO12 #LEINvEDIN pic.twitter.com/6uGn2Ajvxn — The Pen (@thepenGW) April 15, 2016 [adsenseyu4]

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The Pro12 Could Be Set For A Radical Overhaul

Proposals are on the table for a radical shake-up of the Guinness Pro12 which could see the competition expanded and split into two conferences. There is a growing feeling among the powers-that-be that matches need to be moved out of international windows so that the star names are absent less of the time. To achieve that, there would either have …

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Paul O’Connell Could Be Set For A Major Coaching Role

Munster coach Anthony Foley wouldn’t rule Paul O’Connell in or out as a possible contender for the new Director of Rugby post in the province. Asked if  O’Connell be a runner for the new Director of Rugby role, he said: “That is something you would need to talk to Paul about. It is not something I would talk about.” Foley …

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Ireland Centre Robbie Henshaw To Leave Connacht At The End Of The Season

Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw is to leave PRO12 outfit Connacht at the end of the season, the province have confirmed. The 22-year-old, who has become a key man in Joe Schmidt’s Ireland set-up, has opted not to renew his contract at the province beyond the end of the current season. [adsenseyu2] Henshaw said: “I would like to thank everyone involved …

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