Munster’s Andrew Conway fails to stop Bundee Aki scoring a late try forConnacht at Thomond Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connolly, making his first start in the Pro12, was outstanding in that period, ably backed up by 21-year(...)

 A Turkish Air Force plane used to transport the remains of late Russian pilot Oleg Peshkov  at Hatay airport,  Hatay, Turkey, November 29th, 2015. Photograph: EPA

(...) operates in rebel-held areas. The bodies of 31 had been identified, with 12 more awaiting identification(...)

Connacht’s Bundee Aki scores his side’s second try despite Andrew Conway of Munster Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

(...) famous night for the province and Pro12 leaders. Scoring sequence: 11 mins: Ronaldson penalty, 0(...)

Kevin McLaughlin playing for Ireland for the last time, against New Zealand in 2013. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

(...) suffered concussive incidents, but not many, prior to a Guinness Pro12 game against Benetton Treviso in(...)

Protective rugby eye goggles

(...) played for Zebre as a permit player in Italy against the Scarlets in the Guinness Pro 12. But a fortnight(...)

The former Ireland Under-20 captain Niall Scannell  will make his fourth appearance of the season for Connacht. Photogaph: Ashley Western/Inpho

Australian captain and hooker Stephen Moore is a topical aside to this evening’s Guinness Pro12 clash in(...)

Connacht’s progress is highlighted by their scrumhalf Kieran Marmion signing a new two-year deal with the province. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

(...), driving the organisation, and we’ve got a local guy [Muldoon] that’s played the most games in Pro12(...)

Leinster’s Devin Toner attempts to win the ball from Dan Tuohy and Iain Henderson of Ulster during their Pro12 clash. Photo: Billy Stickland/Ipnho

Seán Cronin’s lone first half try was enough to separate the sides in their Pro12 clash (...)

Rob Kearney has been ruled out of Leinster’s clash with Ulster at the RDS. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster’s Rob Kearney has been ruled out of Friday night’s Pro 12 clash with Ulster at(...)

Robbie Henshaw will start at fullback for Connacht against Muster on Saturday. Photograph: Inpho

(...)-of-the-table clash, with both sides having won six of their opening fixtures and Connacht sitting top of the Pro 12(...)