David Nucifora during his time as Australian assiatnt coach. Photograph:  Andrew Cornaga/Inpho

The IRFU will formally announce David Nucifora as the union’s new Performance Director at a press conference in the Aviva stadium on Thursday. (...)

Donnacha Ryan will start in the Munster secondrow against the Ospreys in Swansea. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster have been boosted by the return of Donnacha Ryan, Tommy O’Donnell and Felix Jones from Ireland camp and all three will start Sunday’s t(...)

A view of a line out during the first half of today’s match at the Sportsground. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 11 Edinburgh 7 Connacht claimed a precious 11-7 home win over Edinburgh as they lifted themselves off the bottom of the RaboDir(...)

Connacht’s Craig Ronaldson in action against Glasgow  Warriors’ Ruaridh Jackson  Mark Bennett last week. Photo: Russell Cheyne/Inpho

Connacht’s kicking let them down last week in Glasgow, a losing bonus point cold comfort from a match they could have won. It was an opportunity mi(...)

Donnacha Ryan in Munster training at  UL Limerick  during the week. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland lock Donnacha Ryan will make his first appearance since the middle of December in Munster’s RaboDirect Pro12 clash at home to Zebre at (...)

Connacht’s Craig Ronaldson tackles Warriors’ Ruaridh Jackson at Scotstoun. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Inpho

Glasgow Warriors 8 Connacht 6 Connacht came desperately close to achieving what would have been their first ever win at Scotstoun but in the end failu(...)

Connacht head coach Pat Lam: has some players returning from injury. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Connacht coach Pat Lam is hopeful that fullback Gavin Duffy, who last weekend left the field during the second half at Thomond Park with a shoulder in(...)

Connacht scrumhalf Frank Murphy  suffered a concussion against Munster at the weekend. Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

Connacht scrumhalf Frank Murphy has been ruled out of Saturday’s Pro 12 match against Leinster after suffering a concussion against Munster at the wee(...)

Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw and head coach Pat Lam share a joke during the week. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Pat Lam is hopeful that his players will be back firing on all cylinders tomorrow evening (6pm) as they welcome a Toulouse side hell bent on revenge t(...)

Gareth Davies scores a try for the Scarlets despite the efforts of Aly Muldowney of Connacht. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 21 Scarlets 24:Connacht are still searching for their second win since the opening weekend of the Rabo Pro12 season, a frantic finish not eno(...)