Kieran Marmion returns from duty with the Irewland squad to bolster Connacht’s challenge against Scarlets. Photograph: Inpho

  Connacht face another benchmarking test of their development this season as they host the Scarlets, opponents against whom they last won(...)

The return of Jason Harris-Wright at hooker for his debut this season is a welcome respite in a problem position for Connacht. Photograph: Dan Sheridan / Inpho

Challenge Cup Pool Two: Connacht v La Rochelle Sportsground, Saturday 5pm Pat Lam’s side have made an outstanding start to the season, displayi(...)

 Connacht’s Jake Heenan clutches his shoulder in the Dragons match. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Two games and two wins into the season, and Connacht are once again struggling with injuries ahead of Friday’s first interprovincial against Leinster(...)

Pat Lam: on a run of four defeats

Connacht’s season has petered out rather anti-climactically, a run of four defeats following a four-match winning sequence which in turn has seen them(...)

Connacht’s Rodney Ah You  tackles Elliot Dee of Newport Gwent Dragons during the RaboDirect Pro 12 game at Rodney Parade. Photograph:  Huw Evans/Inpho

Newport Gwent Dragons 8 Connacht 24: John Muldoon scored two tries as Connacht be(...)

Connacht’s Jake Heenan will be back in action against Zebre. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht coach Pat Lam has made just two personnel changes to his side ahead of their Heineken Cup clash with Zebre in Galway on Saturday (3.40pm).Bot(...)

Seán Dougall is the meat in the sandwich as the Munster man is tackled by Connacht’s Craig Clarke and Dan Parks in last night’s game at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

MUNSTER 22, CONNACHT 16Munster scorers: Try: Hanrahan; Con: Hanrahan; Pens: Hanrahan (5)Connacht scorers: Try: Heffernan; Con: Parks; Pens: Parks (3)T(...)

Gareth Davies scores a try for the Scarlets despite the efforts of Aly Muldowney of Connacht. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 21 Scarlets 24:Connacht are still searching for their second win since the opening weekend of the Rabo Pro12 season, a frantic finish not eno(...)

Felix Jones returns at fullback for Munster’s top of the table clash with Ospreys at Thomond Park on Saturday night. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Munster coach Rob Penney has made eight changes to the side that beat Glasgow last week for Saturday night’s top of the table Pro 12 clash meeting aga(...)

Connacht coach Pat Lam is struggling with an escalation of injury problems. Photograph: Dan Sheridan

Sport has an uncanny knack of reuniting people. On Friday night at the RDS Leinster outhalf Ian Madigan shifted to inside centre for the last nine min(...)