Mils Muliaina keeps a close eye on his teammates during a Connacht training session last week. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Sportsground was in party mood last Saturday evening when Mils Muliaina engaged in a race with the ball after charging down a harassed Bayonne cl(...)

Connacht’s Bundee Aki fends off the attempted challenge of Bayonne’s with Lalakai Foketi during the European Rugby Challenge Cup match at The Sportsground. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Connacht 42 Bayonne 19A blistering closing passage by Connacht preserved their immaculate record at the Sportsground this season and set them up for w(...)

Fans must wait to see Bundee Aki alongside Henshaw in the centre as Dave McSharry partners him for Saturday’s match. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

This looks like a dud Bayonne side. No Joe Rokocoko or Santiago Fernandez with Mark Chisholm on the bench. That’s 158 test caps missing from the star(...)

Connacht’s Mils Muliaina is tackled by Andries Ferreira and Luca Redolfini of Zebre during the Guinness Pro 12 game at the  Sportsground in  Galway. Photogrph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 43 Zebre 3Not the most auspicious occasion on a wet Galway evening for an All Black centurion to make his debut, but Mils Muliaina made his p(...)

Former Ireland international Geordan Murphy is  regarded as favourite to succeed Paul Burke. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Former Ireland international Paul Burke has stepped down as backs’ coach at the Leicester Tigers. Geordan Murphy would be regarded as favourite to suc(...)

Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs) takes on Fionn Carr (Connacht) during the European Rugby Challenge Cup match at Sandy Park. Both players were try scorers. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Exeter Chiefs 33 Connacht 13A disappointing defeat, but still alive in Europe, Connacht coach Pat Lam described his side’s 33-13 loss at Sandy Park i(...)

 Shane Delahunt  will start for Connacht against Treviso. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In the same week that he signed a Connacht Academy contract, 20-year-old Shane Delahunt has been handed his first Pro 12 start at hooker after coming (...)

Connacht’s Craig Ronaldson: recalled to the backline for Cardiff Blues’  visit  to the Sportsground. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

To be beaten by 2014 league finalists Glasgow is no reason to be despondent. Still, the first defeat of the season last week brings Connacht back to (...)

Jared Payne returns from injury for Ulster’s Guinness Pro12 clash against Edinburgh at Ravenhill on Friday night.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ulster have made 10 changes to the side that lost away to Zebre last weekend for Friday night’s Guinness Pro12 home game against Edinburgh at Ravenhil(...)

 Connacht’s Eoin McKeon is brought down by the Glasgow defence at  Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow. Photograph: Inpho

  Glasgow 39 Connacht 21 In-form Glasgow maintained their title credentials, winning the battle at Scotstoun to post their fourth suc(...)