Tom McCartney captain’s Pat Lam’s Connacht side on Friday. Photograph: Inpho

Pat Lam has made wholesale changes to his Connacht side for Friday night’s trip to play Bennetton Trevison. In total there are 10 new faces from the (...)

Munster coach Anthony Foley retains faith in the relatively inexperienced Johnny Holland at outhalf. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht v Munster, The Sportsground, Galway, Saturday 7.15pm (Live on Sky Sports and TG4)   How times have changed. Connacht host Munste(...)

Connacht head coach Pat Lam speaks to his Grenoble counterpart Bernard Jackman. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Once more into the breach then for Connacht, in an end-of-season run-in that doesn’t stop giving or taking. Saturday’s wonderfully wild and wacky r(...)

Connacht’s Tom McCartney. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Rugby is a small world alright, and smaller still in New Zealand. As if to prove the point, when the Connacht hooker Tom McCartney first sampled senio(...)

Thankfully for both FC Grenoble and Connacht this weekend, Field Marshal Haig’s blunt tactics have little relevance.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Recently we commemorated the hundredth anniversary of the 1916 Rising. What Field Marshal Douglas Haig would have thought of it all is another matter(...)

Connacht captain John Muldoon has become an integral part of his side’s running game. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

More than any other Irish player this season perhaps, John Muldoon’s performances give the lie to the notion that you cannot teach an old dog new tric(...)

John Muldoon: “If we finish the season on May 7th, it will be a disappointment,” said the Connacht captain. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Paupers can’t be choosers and, given Connacht’s historically slim pickings, the western province will seek to put their best foot forward in their Eu(...)

Robbie Henshaw starts at fullback for Connacht against Ulster on Friday night. Photograph: Inpho

Ulster and Connacht welcome back their international heavyweights for Friday night’s Pro 12 fixture at Ravenhill. Les Kiss’s side are currently fifth(...)

Niyi Adeolokun and James Connolly celebrate after the Connacht’s win over Leinster. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Connacht 7 Leinster 6 Connacht’s slim 7-0 lead turning into the fierce wind whipping in off the Bohermore end looked an even flimsier buffer when Ian(...)

Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw and Bundee Aki after their side’s win over Leinster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Nose-bleed territory, as John Muldoon described Connacht’s atypical perch atop the Pro12 table before they hosted Saturday’s summit meeting with Lein(...)