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01 AugRory Best named new Ulster captain
Ireland hooker Rory Best will take over from Johann Muller as the new captain of Ulster.
31 JulConnacht players on target for timely return
A number of Connacht Rugby's senior players are on track to return to action in the coming weeks following different surgical procedures over the summer months.
31 JulMurray ready to soak up pressure for Munster
Munster scrum-half Conor Murray insists he thrives on pressure and is relishing the prospect of playing in the big matches during the upcoming GUINNESS PRO12 season.
31 JulNew Ulster Rugby kit for 2014/15 unveiled
The new Ulster Rugby kit for the 2014/15 season has been officially unveiled at a launch event at Kingspan Stadium.
31 JulWelsh International Byrne to captain Dragons
Newport Gwent Dragons fullback and Welsh International Lee Byrne will lead by example as he takes over the captaincy of the regional side for the coming season.
30 JulO'Connell relishes Munster's fresh start
Changes in the Munster makeup have veteran lock Paul O'Connell counting down the days until the start of the new GUINNESS PRO12 season.
30 JulKris Burton leaves Newport Gwent Dragons
Newport Gwent Dragons can confirm that fly half Kris Burton has left the Welsh Region.
29 JulBeck wants Ospreys to break Irish dominance
Ospreys centre Ashley Beck has called on his side to end the Irish dominance of the GUINNESS PRO12 and secure their spot in this season's top four.
28 JulSmith wants Cardiff Blues' young guns to seize chance to shine
Cardiff Blues' 7s skipper Richard Smith believes the club's young stars have got an unprecedented opportunity to stake their claim for a place in the GUINNESS PRO12 side's starting line-up ahead of the new season.
28 JulShoulder surgery for Welsh
Warriors prop Jon Welsh has undergone shoulder surgery and is expected to be out of action for the first few months of the season.
27 JulFranco is enjoying Belfast's sunny side
New Ulster lock Franco van der Merwe hopes his sunny start to life at the Kingspan Stadium can continue as he attempts to break in to interim boss Les Kiss's starting lineup.
26 JulHogg targeting historic season for Warriors
Glasgow Warriors full-back Stuart Hogg insists he and his teammates are capable of going one better than last season to become the first Scottish side to win the GUINNESS PRO12.
25 JulBeck keen not to rush back into action
Patience is a virtue for Ashley Beck with the Ospreys centre adamant he will not rush himself into GUINNESS PRO12 action.
24 JulThomas: Coombs advice helped with Dragons setback
James Thomas has made his Newport Gwent Dragons return three years on from being let go - and the back-row admits he owes a lot to encouraging words from captain Andrew Coombs.
24 JulSuper Rugby star Anscombe joins Blues
Cardiff Blues are today delighted to announce the major signing of Super Rugby superstar Gareth Anscombe from current champions Waikato Chiefs on a long-term deal.
23 JulReidy targets lengthy stay at Ulster
New Ulster back-row signing Sean Reidy has set himself the challenge of securing a long-term contract with the province after joining from New Zealand side Manukau Steelers.
23 JulZebre Rugby announces its roster for 2014/15 season
With the latest signings from the southern hemisphere Super Rugby tournament announced last weekend, the italian franchise of Zebre Rugby has completed the 2014/15 squad for the third PRO12 campaign of its history. With 12 new player additions for the upcoming season, the white & black roster will be formed by 39 players; 22 of them with at least one international cap and other young players who, thanks to the high level of the european international competitions, can aspire to become future Italian internationals as happened during Italy's tour last June in the southern pacific with Chistolini, De Marchi and Palazzani gaining their first caps.
23 JulWarriors swoop for de Klerk
Glasgow Warriors have signed South African prop Rossouw de Klerk from Super 15 side the Cheetahs, subject to a visa and medical.
22 JulNations Cup can be springboard for Munster success
Winger Johne Murphy believes Emerging Ireland's Nations Cup success can set Munster up for a strong domestic season in the GUINNESS Pro12.
21 JulBowe hoping injury problems are behind him
Ulster winger Tommy Bowe is hoping the injury problems which plagued him last season are a thing of a past as he targets domestic silverware and a return to the Ireland squad.