Connacht’s Craig Ronaldson scores his side’s first try against Newport Gwent Dragons during their  Pro12 clash at Rodney Parade. Photograph: Ian Cook/CameraSport/Inpho

Connacht secured the vital four points to maintain their grip on the sixth place in the Pro12 when edging 14-man Dragons at Rodney Parade. Connacht w(...)

Craig Ronaldson scored Connacht’s first try in their 30-25 Pro 12 win over the Dragons at Rodney Parade. (Photograph: INPHO/CameraSport/Ian Cook)

Newport Gwent Dragons 25 Connacht 30Connacht secured the vital four points to maintain their grip on the sixth place in the Pro 12 when edging 14-man (...)

Tommy O’Donnell returns to the Munster starting line up for Saturday’s Pro 12 fixture against Scarlets. (Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer)

Anthony Foley has named eight changes to his Munster side for Saturday’s game away at Scarlets, with the some of the province’s international cohort r(...)

Scarlets 32 Connacht 14Connacht’s top six qualification hopes were give a sobering shake-up when they were comprehensively outgunned by fellow hopeful(...)

Scrumhalf Nick McCarthy was chosen by his teammates to lead the side this year

Tuesday, January 6th, a day of reckoning.It’s a little before 10am in the Lansdowne pavilion, a bright, crisp morning, but one where the mercury barel(...)

England centre Kyle Eastmond picked up a shoulder injury during Bath’s Champions Cup match  against Glasgow Warriors. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

England’s preparations for their Six Nations opener against Wales have been thrown into disarray after a further four players were all but ruled out o(...)

 Niyi Adeolokun grabs Connacht’s  third try in the  Challenge Cup match against La Rochelle at  Stade Marcel Deflandre. Photograph:   James Crombie/Inpho

La Rochelle 20 Connacht 30Connacht secured the last quarter-final place in this season’s European Challenge Cup with a dramatic finish at Stade Marcel(...)

Mils Muliaina, confronted here by Phil Burleigh of Edinburgh, will captain Connacht against La Rochelle. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

One of the abiding memories from the Sportsground last week was the performance of 25-year-old Connacht wing Matt Healy. He was quite simply exceptio(...)

All Black centurion fullback Mils Muliaina will captainConnacht at the weekend. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Connacht’s All Black centurion fullback Mils Muliaina will captain the province in their vital European Challenge Cup game with La Rochelle in France.(...)

Connacht tighthead Rodney Ah You is driven upwards by the power of the Exeter scrum during the European Rugby Challenge Cup game at The Sportsground in Galway. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Connacht 24 Exeter Chiefs 33Connacht’s disappointment in defeat will be tinged with anger and frustration because there was more than a dollop of self(...)