Backs and skills coach Dave Ellis tries his hand at hurling at a Connacht training session at Central Stadium, Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Photograph: Inpho

For a nation that loves talking about the weather, the Irish are having a field day in Krasnoyarsk. Not a rain drop in sight, but here in Siber(...)

Connacht will travel to play Gloucester in their Champions Cup play-off without the injured Kieran Marmion. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht’s pursuit of a Champions Cup spot for next season continues on Sunday as they travel to Kingsholm to play Gloucester in a European play-off.P(...)

Connacht’s Bundee Aki tackled by Justin Tipuric of Ospreys. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht coach Pat Lam will need to address the dichotomy of his team’s performance as they head to Gloucester on Sunday for another opportunity to p(...)

MIchael Swift is on the bench for his final home game before Connacht retirement. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht boss Pat Lam has made three changes to his side ahead of Saturday’s fixture against table-toppers the Ospreys at the Sportsground.The game pr(...)

Mauro Bergamasco will play his last game for Zebre against Connacht. Photo: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Sport

Italian rugby icon Mauro Bergamasco will make his last appearance on home soil against Connacht this Saturday as the Irish province travel to the Stad(...)

Connacht’s Aly Muldowney tries to evade  Adam Ashe of Glasgow Warriors at the Showgrounds.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Connacht 13 Glasgow 31 Pat Lam promises his under-pressure Connacht will finish the Guinness Pro 12 season with their pride intact as they seek(...)

Connacht centre Bundee Aki is tackled by Glasgow’s  Finn Russell and Peter Horne during the Guinness Pro 12 game  at the Sportsground in Galway. Photo:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Connacht 13 Glasgow Warriors 31Connacht’s hopes of claiming a top six position in the Guinness Pro 12 suffered a blow at the Sportsground on Saturday (...)

Pat Lam is expecting the toughest test of the season against Glasgow. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Head Coach Pat Lam has called up academy lock Academy lock Ultan Dillane to partner Aly Muldowney in the second row for Saturday’s visit of Glasgow Wa(...)

Jared Payne will line up against international centre partner Robbie Henshaw in Ulster’s game against Connacht at The Sportsground. Photograph: Inpho

Bundee Aki returns for Connacht for their Pro 12 clash against Ulster on Saturday while Neil Doak welcomes back Ireland Six Nations winning trio Rory (...)

Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw is tackled by Gloucester’s James Hook during their European Rugby Challenge Cup match at Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester, England. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Gloucester 14 Connacht 7 Connacht paid the price for a poor first half when the English favourites Gloucester sealed the first semi-final berth(...)