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02 SepOwens confident King can replace Davies at Scarlets
Scarlets hooker Ken Owens is backing new signing Regan King to fill the huge shoes left by the departure of Wales international Jonathan Davies.
02 SepComan to captain capital club
Experienced back row, Mike Coman, will captain Edinburgh this season, with Scotland international lock, Grant Gilchrist as vice captain.
02 SepScarlets centre Maule to leave region to pursue new opportunity
The Scarlets have today announced that centre Gareth Maule will leave the region to pursue a fresh career opportunity with Bristol Rugby.
02 SepLam backs Muliaina to help Connacht make history
Mils Muliaina may not be getting any younger, but Connacht head coach Pat Lam believes his new signing can help propel the province's raw talent to European Rugby Champions Cup qualification this season.
02 SepTownsend welcomes high expectations at Warriors
Gregor Townsend admits expectations are high for Glasgow Warriors in this year's GUINNESS PRO12 but the head coach is confident his team's hard-working ethos will see them thrive under the added pressure.
02 SepPreview: Zebre v Cardiff Blues
Zebre face the same opposition who were victims of the franchise's first ever victory when they beat Cardiff Blues at the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park 30-25 in round 3 last year.
02 SepPreview: Glasgow Warriors v Leinster
This game sees a meeting of the same protagonists who met in last season's final in Dublin when Leinster stopped Glasgow Warriors' record nine game winning run in the tournament.
02 SepPreview: Connacht v Newport Gwent Dragons
Connacht concluded last season with an unwanted run of five successive defeats since the beat Dragons at Rodney Parade at the end of March.
02 SepPreview: Scarlets v Ulster
Scarlets begin their campaign with a home game at Parc y Scarlets for a fourth successive year, but will not want a repeat of last season's opening fixture when Leinster won 42-19.
02 SepPreview: Ospreys v Benetton Treviso
Ospreys have lost just one of their last four Guinness PRO12 encounters: 27-30 to Zebre at Parma on 1st May, whilst their only home defeat in the competition in 2014 came at the hands of Munster on 23rd February.
02 SepPreview: Munster v Edinburgh
Munster's only defeat in round 1 of the Guinness PRO12 since 2006 came on a trip to Glasgow in 2009.
01 SepByrne ready to take Newport Gwent Dragons to the next level
Newport Gwent Dragons skipper Lee Byrne wants to take his side to new heights in this season's GUINNESS PRO12.
01 SepMuldoon: Connacht squad in best shape ever
Connacht's squad is in the best shape it has ever been ahead of the new GUINNESS PRO12 season, according to skipper John Muldoon.
31 AugPivac eyes play-off spot in first season with Scarlets
New Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac wants his side to better last season's sixth place finish and break into the top four during this year's GUINNESS PRO12.
31 AugHard to beat: Bortolami calls for Zebre resilience
Zebre lock Marco Bortolami believes his side need to be hard to beat if they are going to make their mark on this season's GUINNESS PRO12.
30 AugRees raring to go
Having been given the all-clear by doctors after his battle with testicular cancer at the back end of last season, Matthew Rees is determined to make the most of the new GUINNESS PRO12 campaign.
30 AugSolomons eyeing up his vision for Edinburgh
With a season under his belt at Murrayfield, Alan Solomons is ready to start leaning on home-grown talent as Edinburgh go in pursuit of a coveted top-six finish in the GUINNESS PRO12.
29 AugFoley craves consistency as Munster target title
Winning is the name of the game at Munster according to head coach Anthony Foley who wants his side to bully their way to victory during this season's GUINNESS PRO12.
29 AugKellock's rallying cry to ever-improving Glasgow Warriors
Each season has been better than the last for Glasgow Warriors and captain Al Kellock will not be taking his foot off the pedal in pursuit of a maiden GUINNESS PRO12 title.
28 AugTandy doesn't fear change with new-look Ospreys
Steve Tandy is ready to usher in a new generation of Ospreys as the Welsh region head into the GUINNESS PRO12 season packed full of fresh faces.