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(...)

Ulster director of rugby Les Kiss: It’s getting tougher with English clubs getting salary cap rises. It’s going to be like a shark pool for talent so we want to have an environment that people want to stay in.” Photograph: Inpho

Les Kiss, just his second day in the job and he still can’t shake off Argentina. As he adjusts from life at international level and the World Cup vall(...)

Gloucester’s James Hook is tackled during Connacht’s agonising extra time defeat at Kingsholm. Photograph: Getty

Gloucester 40 Connacht 32 Connacht’s dream of playing Champions Cup rugby is over for another season. In a thrilling contest that went went(...)

Connacht will travel to play Gloucester in their Champions Cup play-off without the injured Kieran Marmion. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht’s pursuit of a Champions Cup spot for next season continues on Sunday as they travel to Kingsholm to play Gloucester in a European play-off.P(...)

MIchael Swift is on the bench for his final home game before Connacht retirement. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht boss Pat Lam has made three changes to his side ahead of Saturday’s fixture against table-toppers the Ospreys at the Sportsground.The game pr(...)

Robbie Henshaw is expected to return to the Connacht team against Munster. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Connacht have enjoyed their best season to date but two defeats in December have seen them losing sight of teams boasting genuine aspirations of wi(...)

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(...)

Robbie Henshaw comes into the Connacght side for his first start of the 2014-15 season. Photograph: ©INPHO/James Crombie

Robbie Henshaw and Kieran Marmion, who were resting under the IRFU player welfare policy come into the Connacht lineup this week for their visit to Ed(...)

Connacht head coach Pat Lam during the game against Ulster at Ravenhill.

JOHN FALLON It has been a debut season of mixed fortunes for Pat Lam in Connacht but the former Samoan international believes (...)

Gareth Davies of Scarlets skips clear of Kieron Marmion of Connacht in a game marked by the province’s remarkable revival. Photograph: Huw Evans/Inpho

Connacht were left to pay the price for a poor start against the Scarlets in this fixture, despite claimin(...)