Scarlets 32 Connacht 14Connacht’s top six qualification hopes were give a sobering shake-up when they were comprehensively outgunned by fellow hopeful(...)

Mils Muliaina, confronted here by Phil Burleigh of Edinburgh, will captain Connacht against La Rochelle. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

One of the abiding memories from the Sportsground last week was the performance of 25-year-old Connacht wing Matt Healy. He was quite simply exceptio(...)

Connacht head coach Pat Lam says he wouldn’t be working in Galway if the province didn’t match his ambition. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“We’re pretty blessed to be in quite a special place,” says Pat Lam. In a sense, he has made it that way for his family, for the Connacht team, for t(...)

Robbie Henshaw will miss Connacht’s vital European Chellenge Cup game at La Rochelle with an ankle injury he picked up in last weekend’s defeat to Exeter. (Photograph:  INPHO/Dan Sheridan)

Connacht head to play La Rochelle on Saturday needing a win to keep their hopes of progression into the quarter finals of the European Challenge Cup (...)

Connacht centre  Bundee Aki will undergo surgery on an ankle injury and is expected to be out for between eight and 10 weeks. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht have been dealt a blow after a MRI scan revealed Bundee Aki’s ankle injury requires surgery that will keep the centre out for between eight a(...)

Tighthead Nathan White was in the wars for the Connacht Eagles in an A match against Leinster on Wednesday. Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

Connacht centre Bundee Aki will play no part in the team’s push for quarter-final qualification in the Challenge Cup against Exeter on Sunday. The New(...)

Connacht’s Bundee Aki in action against Munster. Pat Lam will be looking for another big performance from the Kiwi against Edinburgh. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A Connacht-Edinburgh game has never carried so much importance. While a second win in 42 attempts over Munster will take some beating, this fixture c(...)

Connacht’s Mils Muliaina, Miah Nikora and Kieran Marmion enjoy victory over Munster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There was no contest when it came to picking out the best thing about the rugby over Christmas. The derbies in the Pro12 – and not just in Ireland – (...)

Robbie Henshaw has been in excellent form for Connacht this season.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Things are good in Robbie Henshaw’s world. His native province, Connacht, are flying high after the rarity of a home win over Munster at a Sportsgroun(...)

Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw gets past JJ Hanrahan, Ian Keatley and Tommy O’Donnell of Munster during the Guinness Pro 12 clash at the Sportsground.    Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 24 Munster 16“Typical Sportsground weather,” ventured one of the car park attendants, and if ever there was a clichéd picture of an interpro (...)