Connacht head coach Pat Lam: “We have reviewed the game (Grenoble) and came out with clear answers. So that is a great learning, you couldn’t have asked for a better game to follow up than playing Munster here at home.”

Connacht head into Saturday’s vital Pro 12 fixture with Munster in a “great space”, according to head coach Pat Lam Despite their exit from Europe at(...)

Connacht head coach Pat Lam speaks to his Grenoble counterpart Bernard Jackman. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Once more into the breach then for Connacht, in an end-of-season run-in that doesn’t stop giving or taking. Saturday’s wonderfully wild and wacky r(...)

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 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’s Robbie Henshaw goes over for a try in the  Challenge Cup game against Enisei-STM at the Sportsground in Galway. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Connacht 47 Enisei-STM 5 Job done, an eighth European Challenge Cup quarter-final secured, and a date in France in April is something coach Pat Lam (...)

Munster Head Coach Anthony Foley has made three changes to his side to play Stade Francais at Thomond Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

A curious quirk of the ill-judged fixture planning for the penultimate round of pool games in the two European competitions is that all four Irish sid(...)

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,(...)

Connacht’s Caolin Blade dejected after the defeat. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Newcastle Falcons 29 Connacht Rugby 5 It was simply an injury too far for Connacht. Robbed of 20 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 head coach Pat Lam: “You want a full complement to select from, but the thing that I’m pleased with is the way that we have trained as a squad.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Pat Lam yesterday insisted it is just another game, with another four points on the line. But in travelling to Thomond Park on Saturday atop the Guin(...)