Scarlets’ Aled Davies gets his kick away as Kieran Marmion of Connacht attempts to block during the Guinness Pro 12 gameat   The Sportsground in Galway. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 14 Scarlets 8Connacht equalled last season’s winning tally when they overcame the Scarlets at the Sportsground to maintain the vital sixth pl(...)

UCD celebrate promotion to Div 1A last May. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

UCD began their rugby scholarship programme in September 1997. Brian O’Driscoll was an inaugural recipient (cutting short a sojourn in Ibiza to emb(...)

Rory Best will captain Ireland on the tour. Photograph: Inpho

Les Kiss, Ireland’s interim head coach, will be part of Joe Schmidt’s management team on a three year contrac(...)