Dave Kearney will start on the left wing for Leinster for the Pro12 game against Connacht at the RDS. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor has made seven changes, including five in the pack, for their return to the Guinness Pro12 for Friday night’s interpro cl(...)

 Robbie Henshaw not available to Connacht this weekend. Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw will not make the starting line-up for the European Challenge Cup clash with French Top 14 side Bayonne at the Sportsground (...)

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(...)

 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 (...)

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 Quinn Roux: “Quinn Roux is available to play this weekend, John Cooney is not. It is in their contracts,” said a Leinster official. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster have ensured only one of their two players on loan to Connacht will be available to play against them on Friday in Galway. South African lock(...)

Connacht’s Danie Poolman scores his side’s second try against the Dragons. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho
Connacht hit the ground running
  • Pro12
  • September 6, 2014, 19:20

Connacht 16 Newport Gwent Dragons 11Connacht opened the new Guinness Pro12 campaign with an encouraging victory over the Newport Gwent Dragons in Galw(...)

Leinster secondrow Quinn Roux will join Connacht on loan until December 31st initially. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Leinster are to loan secondrow Quinn Roux and scrumhalf John Cooney to Connacht next season.South African Roux, who will join on an initial deal up to(...)

Thieves have made off with $15,000 worth of Lego from a toy store in two robberies police say have the hallmarks of an organised syndicate.Toyworld in(...)

Andrew Smith in action for the Brumbies in the Super 15 match against the Bulls earlier last month. Photograph: Stefan Postles/Getty Images

Munster have confirmed the signing of Australian centre Andrew Smith, who will join on a one-year deal this summer to replace the outgoing Casey Laula(...)