Aly Muldowney will leave Connacht at the end of the season. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht have confirmed secondrow Aly Muldowney will join French side Grenoble at the end of the season. Muldowney is one of seven players set to be (...)

Munster coach Anthony Foley retains faith in the relatively inexperienced Johnny Holland at outhalf. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht v Munster, The Sportsground, Galway, Saturday 7.15pm (Live on Sky Sports and TG4)   How times have changed. Connacht host Munste(...)

Grenoble’s head coach Bernard Jackman arriving for  the club’s home European Rugby Challenge Cup quarter-final clash with Connacht last weekend. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

More Irish coaches are cutting their teeth abroad than ever before, and with Anthony Foley and Leo Cullen heading largely indigenous tickets at Munste(...)

 Grenoble head coach Bernard Jackman: “Connacht themselves are viable candidates for a trophy. Okay, the Challenge Cup is gone for them this year but no-one will want to play against them in the knock-out stages. I wouldn’t like to play against them anyway.”

No less than Pat Lam at Connacht, Bernard Jackman is building something special at Grenoble, and after these two kindred spirits and their like-minded(...)

Grenoble’s  Chris Farrell: “I guess I see it as a challenge and maybe an opportunity to put my name in people’s minds in Ireland.” Photograph: Jean Pierre Clarot/AFP/Getty

As one of three Irish players on the Grenoble squad with James Harte and Denis Coulson, living in the Alps can sometimes be home away from home for Ch(...)

John Muldoon: “If we finish the season on May 7th, it will be a disappointment,” said the Connacht captain. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Paupers can’t be choosers and, given Connacht’s historically slim pickings, the western province will seek to put their best foot forward in their Eu(...)

Connacht play Grenoble in their Challenge Cup quarter final on April 9th. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

As the Six Nations takes centre stage in the coming weeks, fans of the European club game will be able to look forward to even more world-class actio(...)

Leinster’s Johnny Sexton gets treatment before leaving the the Ricoh Arena. Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

The IRFU will issue a statement today with an update on Johnny Sexton’s well-being after his latest bout of concussion forced him out of Leinster’s re(...)

Eddie O’Sullivan: Foreign coaches tend not to flourish in French club rugby.  Photograph: Alan Betson

News of Eddie O’Sullivan’s apparent dismissal as head coach of Biarritz Olympique will have understandably disappointed the many pundits, coaches a(...)

The 33-year-old Mark Chisholm has 58 caps for Australia. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

With Paul O’Connell joining Toulon in November, Munster have announced the arrival of former Wallaby lock Mark Chisholm on a two-year contract. (...)