Connacht head coach Pat Lam: “You want a full complement to select from, but the thing that I’m pleased with is the way that we have trained as a squad.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Pat Lam yesterday insisted it is just another game, with another four points on the line. But in travelling to Thomond Park on Saturday atop the Guin(...)

 Josh van der Flier runs in for his side’s try during the European Champions Cup game against Bath at The Recreation Ground. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Bath 19 Leinster 16 Rejuvenated by their Kiwi contingent, there was no shame in losing this game to a 77th minute penalty. Mentally and physica(...)

Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw on his way to scoring a try in the Guinness Pro 12, game against Benetton Treviso at The Sportsground. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Connacht 33 Treviso 19 Connacht continued their remarkable start to the season, grabbing a fifth win on the trot at the Galway Sportsground and takin(...)

Ulster director of rugby Les Kiss: It’s getting tougher with English clubs getting salary cap rises. It’s going to be like a shark pool for talent so we want to have an environment that people want to stay in.” Photograph: Inpho

Les Kiss, just his second day in the job and he still can’t shake off Argentina. As he adjusts from life at international level and the World Cup vall(...)

Robbie Henshaw is set to return for Connacht against Treviso on Friday night. Photograph: Inpho

Irish centre Robbie Henshaw is set to return for the province this weekend as Connacht face into their home game against Bennetton Treviso on Friday n(...)

 John Muldoon will line out for Connacht for the 250th time against Glasgow at Scotstoun. Photograph: Getty Images.

Glasgow have, like Leinster, lost a sizable chunk of playing power to the World Cup and fell in their opening match to Scarlets. Connacht coach Pat L(...)

Andrew Conway makes a break for Emerging Ireland against Georia in Tbilisi. Photo: GRU/Inpho

Georgia 12 Emerging Ireland 45 Joe Schmidt watched Emerging Ireland win the Tbilisi Cup in emphatic style with a six-try win over hosts Georgia(...)

 Rhys Ruddock could miss the World Cup after suffering an arm injury at the Tbilisi Cup.

Emerging Ireland 33 Uruguay 7 Rhys Ruddock’s hopes of taking part in the World Cup rest upon the results of an x-ray after damaging his right arm just(...)

Rhys Ruddock will captain Emerging Ireland in their Tbilisi Cup opener against Emerging Italy. Photograph: Inpho

Emerging Ireland coaches Allen Clarke and Girvan Dempsey have named their side for the opening game of the Tbilsi Cup on Saturday. Rhys Ruddock will l(...)

Gloucester’s James Hook is tackled during Connacht’s agonising extra time defeat at Kingsholm. Photograph: Getty

Gloucester 40 Connacht 32 Connacht’s dream of playing Champions Cup rugby is over for another season. In a thrilling contest that went went(...)