Former Scotland fly-half Dan Parks has announced his retirement from rugby. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

Former Scotland fly-half Dan Parks has announced his retirement from rugby. Parks won 67 caps during an eight-year international career that ended wh(...)

Pat Lam: “We all have a job to do and I will do mine to the best of my ability.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

JOHN FALLONConnacht coach Pat Lam has refused to get involved in a war of words with Rob Penney after the Munster coach claimed that the signing this(...)

 The signing of Mils Muliaina from the Waikato Chiefs is a clear statement of intent, not only by Connacht  themselves, but by the IRFU. Photograph:  Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images

Ever since the IRFU proposed shutting them down as a professional entity 11 years ago, Connacht have been a tad paranoid about the governing body’s in(...)

 Eoin Griffin celebrates with Connacht’s first try scorer Matt Healy during the RaboDirect Pro12 game against Cardiff Blues at the Sportsground in Galway.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 15 Cardiff 22: Cardiff won in Ireland for the first time in 16 months as they came from behind to beat Connacht 22-15 at the Sportsground.The(...)

Andrew Conway breaks clear to score Munster’s first try in the  RaboDirect Pro12 game against Connacht at  The Sportsground in Galway. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Connacht 23 Munster 32: Munster warmed up for their Heineken Cup semi-final again(...)

Scrumhalf Kieran Marmion scored one of Connacht’s four tries against in the RaboDirect Pro 12 defeat to the Scarlets  at Parc y Scarlets. Photograph: Huw Evans/Inpho

Scarlets 32 Connacht 30: Scarlets had to endure a Connacht comeback late in the s(...)

Connacht’s Rodney Ah You  tackles Elliot Dee of Newport Gwent Dragons during the RaboDirect Pro 12 game at Rodney Parade. Photograph:  Huw Evans/Inpho

Newport Gwent Dragons 8 Connacht 24: John Muldoon scored two tries as Connacht be(...)

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(...)

Denis Buckley receives his man of the match award from Connacht president Eamonn Feely after the win over Edinburgh at the Sportsground. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

at the Sportsground Connacht have received a much-needed and massive fillip as they lifted themselves off the bottom of the Pro 12 pr(...)

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(...)