Andrew Conway breaks clear to score Munster’s first try in the  RaboDirect Pro12 game against Connacht at  The Sportsground in Galway. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Connacht 23 Munster 32: Munster warmed up for their Heineken Cup semi-final again(...)

Donnacha Ryan in Munster training at  UL Limerick  during the week. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland lock Donnacha Ryan will make his first appearance since the middle of December in Munster’s RaboDirect Pro12 clash at home to Zebre at (...)

Connacht’s Craig Ronaldson tackles Warriors’ Ruaridh Jackson at Scotstoun. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Inpho

Glasgow Warriors 8 Connacht 6 Connacht came desperately close to achieving what would have been their first ever win at Scotstoun but in the end failu(...)

Connacht’s Dan Parks kicks.  ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The Pro 12 table may not make pretty reading for Pat Lam’s Connacht, but the Kiwi coach is adamant perseverance is the key for his injury-hit squad. W(...)

Ruan Pienaar. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Presseye/Inpho

Mark Anscombe has made two changes to the Ulster side for their Heineken Cup clash with Montpellier tomorrow (3.40). Ruan Pienaar, who came on as a re(...)

Munster's Paul O'Connell scores the opening try

Munster 22 Connacht 0: This wasn’t just a welcome return to action f(...)