Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw and Bundee Aki after their side’s win over Leinster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Nose-bleed territory, as John Muldoon described Connacht’s atypical perch atop the Pro12 table before they hosted Saturday’s summit meeting with Lein(...)

Connacht head coach Pat Lam during training ahead of their Pro12 clash with Leinster. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Never in their history has there been a game quite like it. Sure, Connacht have played Leinster in front of full houses at the Sportsground before, bu(...)

Bundee Akee goes airborne as he scores a try in Connacht’s victory over Ediinburgh at Murrayfield. Photograph:    Russell Cheyne/Inpho

Edinburgh 23 Connacht 28 Connacht showed why they have reached such stratospheric heights in the Guinness Pro 12 this season by extending their unbro(...)

Pat Lam has made four changes for Connacht’s trip to play Edinburgh on Friday night. Photograph: Inpho

Pat Lam has named four changes to his side for Friday night’s Pro 12 fixture against Edinburgh as Connacht look to extend their lead at the top of the(...)

 Connacht’s Matt Healy scores their third try. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Connacht 30 Ospreys 22 Connacht took a pivotal victory in the Guinness Pro 12 to maintain their momentum at the top of the table. In a high-octane f(...)

Pat Lam has made four changes to his Connacht side for Saturday’s visit of the Ospreys. Photograph: Inpho

Pat Lam has made four changes to his Connacht side for Saturday’s Pro 12 clash with the Ospreys. With the teams below them not playing until Sunday, (...)

Connacht winger  Niyi Adeolokun stretches over the line to score one of his two tries in the Guinness Pro 12 game against Zebre at  Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi. Photograph: Francesca Soli/Inpho

Zebre 34 Connacht 51 Connacht’s Pro12 roadshow continued in Italy with a six-try bonus-point win over Zebre to regain top spot in the table and maint(...)

Kieran Marmion: returns to partner AJ MacGinty at halfback. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Zebre v Connacht, Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, Saturday, 4.30pm Irish time (TG4) Zebre may offer thanks for small mercies as they are able to field fou(...)

Connacht’s Eoghan Masterson stretches to score his side’s  third try during the Guinness Pro 12 game at Rodney Parade. Photograph:  Craig Thomas/Inpho

Newport Gwent Dragons 21 Connacht Rugby 26 Connacht have returned to the Guinness Pro 12 summit after a hard-earned try-bonus victory over the Newpor(...)

Connacht coach Pat Lam: “It would be a massive credit if we can get out of this 16 games in the top four.”Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Connacht wrap up a tough run of 16 games on the trot on Saturday with high hopes of remaining in the Guinness Pro 12 top four. “We can see light at (...)