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(...)

Leinster’s Dave Kearney scores a try during the Guinness Pro 12 match against Newport Gwent Dragons at the RDS. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Leinster 14 Dragons 16Three more concussions at the RDS as Leinster went down to the Dragons in the Guinness Pro 12, the most worrying of all for Rich(...)

Ian Keatley has been named in the Munster side to play Cardiff Clues in the Pro 12 tomorrow evening. (Photograph: INPHO/Marcus Sheridan)

Ian Keatley returns to the Munster team for tomorrow’s Pro 12 fixture against Cardiff Blues at the newly developed Musgrave Park.Keatley, fresh from a(...)

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(...)

Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw gets past JJ Hanrahan, Ian Keatley and Tommy O’Donnell of Munster during the Guinness Pro 12 clash at the Sportsground.    Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 24 Munster 16“Typical Sportsground weather,” ventured one of the car park attendants, and if ever there was a clichéd picture of an interpro (...)

Paddy Jackson returns from a shoulder injury for Ulster’s Guinness Pro 12 clash with Connacht on St Stephen’s Day. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye/

Ireland international outhalf Paddy Jackson returns from a shoulder injury to take his place in the Ulster side for the sold-out Guinness Pro 12 fixtu(...)

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(...)

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(...)