Connacht prop Rodney Ah You gets over for his side’s fourth try against Scarlets in the Guinness Pro 12 game at The Sportsground. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 30 Scarlets 17 Connacht produced a bonus-point victory to jump back up to the top of the Pro 12 table alongside their visitors Scarlets at t(...)

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 (...)

Connacht Rugby squad training at Kingfisher Sports Club in Galway. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Connacht head coach Pat Lam has made 10 changes to the starting fifteen that faced Scarlets five days ago, for Saturday’s European Challenge Cup game (...)

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 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(...)

Connacht loosehead Denis Buckley: his workrate continues to be off the charts, but with outrageous added value to the ball. Photograph: Ian Cook/Inpho

So last week’s “success is failure turned inside out” on Connacht’s 29 years “of doubt”, with Pat Lam’s losing streak in 2013, where “it’s when thing(...)

Connacht’s Tiernan O’Halloran breaks free to score his sides opening try Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

Connacht 14-9 Edinburgh Connacht remain second on the Guinness Pro 12 table after a dogged display against Edinburgh at the Galway Sportsground. In a(...)

Cian Healy training at Carton House on Thursday. The Ireland loosehead  will be given until the opening World Cup game against Canada to prove his fitness. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Cian Healy will not be required to play in any of Ireland’s four warm-up matches to make Joe Schmidt’s 31-man World Cup squad. Schmidt is comfortable (...)

Rhys Ruddock will captain Emerging Ireland in their Tbilisi Cup opener against Emerging Italy. Photograph: Inpho

Emerging Ireland coaches Allen Clarke and Girvan Dempsey have named their side for the opening game of the Tbilsi Cup on Saturday. Rhys Ruddock will l(...)

Connacht’s Eoghan Masterson is shown a yellow card and sinbinned by referee Romain Poite during the European Champions Cup play-off at Kingsholm Stadium. Photograph: Simon Cooper/PA Wire

As one Connacht player put it, when you’re at the bottom of the food chain you get dry bread. It’s often said in team sports that the perceived ‘bigge(...)