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(...)

Scrumhalf Kieran Marmion scored one of Connacht’s four tries against in the RaboDirect Pro 12 defeat to the Scarlets  at Parc y Scarlets. Photograph: Huw Evans/Inpho

Scarlets 32 Connacht 30: Scarlets had to endure a Connacht comeback late in the s(...)

Connacht’s Kieran Marmion (left) and  Eoghan Masterson are set to start against Dragons. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht coach Pat Lam has decided against making any changes to his starting XV ahead of the PRO12 match against Newport-Gwent Dragons at Rod(...)

Connacht’s Eoin McKeon scores his the fifth try at the Sportsground. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 38 Benetton Treviso 6 Kieran Marmion marked his 50th provincial cap with a try as Connacht ran out comfortable (...)

Ulster forwards Rory Best, Callum Black and Dan Tuohy arrive for training at  Pirrie Park in Belfast on Thursday. Photograph: Brian Little/Inpho/Presseye

Ireland hooker Rory Best will make his 150th appearance for Ulster in Saturday’s Heineken Cup Pool 5 decider away to Leicester Tigers at Welford Road (...)

Connacht’s Matt Healy scored the opening try against Zebre. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 20 Zebre 3 Connacht got the required victory to keep themselves in the hunt for a Heineken Cup quarter-final place, as they ran out 17(...)

 Connacht’s Dan Parks: could join an elite ERC club. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht coach Pat Lam will expect another Heineken Cup triumph this afternoon. And deep in the Connacht team psyche will be the thought that with a l(...)