Kieran Marmion dives over the line to score a try for Connacht against Leinster last Friday. Photoraph: James Crombie/Inpho.

In front of the watching Joe Schmidt, Friday night’s head-to-head subplots in the Sportsground would have focussed mostly around midfield, and the you(...)

Bundee Aki of the Chiefs in action against the Brumbies in Canberra. Photograph: Stefan Postles/Getty Images

The ACT Brumbies held off a Waikato Chiefs fightback to bring an end to the New Zealanders’ quest for a third straight Super Rugby title with a 32-30 (...)

Former Wellington coach Andre Bell will be joining Connacht as backs coach with responsibility for the backline and kicking. Photograph: Teaukura Moetaua/Getty Images

Connacht coach Pat Lam has personally thanked Joe Schmidt for ensuring the province recruited what the the provincial coach believes is the best possi(...)

Willie Ruane (left), the new Connacht CEO, in his playing days with the province. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The IRFU have nnounced Willie Ruane as the new CEO for Connacht Rugb. Ruane will take up the post this summer.The Mayo native played rugby for Connach(...)

Munster coach Rob Penney (right): questioned the value for Irish rugby of Connacht signing major international stars. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Munster coach Rob Penney has claimed that Connacht have an unfair advantage in signing big foreign imports because they do not face the same restricti(...)

 The signing of Mils Muliaina from the Waikato Chiefs is a clear statement of intent, not only by Connacht  themselves, but by the IRFU. Photograph:  Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images

Ever since the IRFU proposed shutting them down as a professional entity 11 years ago, Connacht have been a tad paranoid about the governing body’s in(...)

Mils Muliaina: “I have a good understanding about my role and what is expected of me at Connacht. I’ve heard a lot about the talented young backs at the club — guys like Robbie Henshaw — and I’m keen to help anywhere I can, both on and off the field.”

Connacht have confirmed that the former New Zealand fullback Mils Muliaina will join the province on a one-year deal this summer. Having already captu(...)

Auckland Blues hooker  Tom McCartney has signed for Connacht on a three-year deal. Photograph:  Joseph Johnson/Getty Images

Connacht have raided the Super XV ranks for the second time in a week and followed up the signing of centre Bundee Aki with the acquisition of(...)

Robbie Henshaw staying with  Connacht, says Pat Lam. Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

Connacht coach pat Lam has insisted Robbie Henshaw is not leaving the province despite the arrival of former Chiefs centre Bundee Aki from New (...)

Bundee Aki has agreed a three-year deal with Connacht.

Connacht have secured the services of Bundee Aki on a three-year deal with the Chiefs inside centre due to arrive at the Sportsground this summ(...)