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 (...)

Robbie Henshaw during training at the  Sportsground today. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw is set for a return to action this week in Connacht’s final European pool fixture. Henshaw is back training at the Spor(...)

Connacht’s  Robbie Henshaw  goes through a stretching session  at  Kingfisher Sports Club in Galway. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland international Robbie Henshaw will miss Connacht’s crunch European Challenge Cup fixture away to Brive on Saturday. The Ireland centre had bee(...)

Connacht’s Matt Healy runs in their first try against Scarlets in their Pro12 match at  Parc y Scarlets, Wales. Photograph: Inpho

Scarlets 21 Connacht 19 Connacht head coach Pat Lam reckons his side shot themselves in the foot after Steve Shingler’s dead-eye penalty at the last(...)

A late Steve Shingler penalty gave the Scarlets a 21-19 win over Connacht. Photograph: Inpho

Scarlets 21 Connacht 19 Connacht head coach Pat Lam reckons his side shot themselves in the foot after Steve Shingler’s dead-eye penalty at the last (...)

Rob Kearney is tackled by Tiernan O’Halloran during Leinster’s 13-0 win at a sodden RDS on Friday. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster 13 Connacht 0 Leave this as a solid win in atrocious conditions. The relentless wind and sideways downpour demanded a specific approach so(...)

Leinster’s Garry Ringrose in action against Munster at Thomond Park. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The real shame is Robbie Henshaw will not be running this last time for Connacht against Leinster (or just the latest time if you believe in western m(...)

Newcastle’s Belisario Agulla scores a try in the left corner during the second half. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Newcastle 29 - 5 Connacht It was simply an injury too far for Connacht. Robbed of 19 European squad members and fielding a host of Academy players,(...)

Pat Lam has 22 fit players for Sunday’s Challenge Cup tie against Newcastle. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht boss Pat Lam has named 22 players, including all nine fit backs at his disposal, for Sunday’s Challenge Cup trip to play Newcastle. Lam has (...)

Connacht coach Pat Lam is juggling resources ahead of the return match against Newcastle. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

European rugby’s governing body has turned down an appeal from Connacht coach Pat Lam to add two extra backs to his injury-torn squad ahead of Sunday(...)