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(...)

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 boss Pat Lam has made four changes to the side which were beaten by Edinburgh last Friday for Sunday’s Challenge Cup fixture against Exeter.D(...)

Connacht’s players celebrate their defeat of Munster on New Year’s Day. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

For Connacht devotees, these must be strange times. Somewhere Monty Hall’s old gem – “I became an overnight success after 20 years” – must be rattling(...)

Connacht’s Bundee Aki in action against Munster. Pat Lam will be looking for another big performance from the Kiwi against Edinburgh. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A Connacht-Edinburgh game has never carried so much importance. While a second win in 42 attempts over Munster will take some beating, this fixture c(...)

 John Muldoon celebrates after Connacht’s defeat of Munster at the Sportsgrounds. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Thursday night in the Sportsground looked and sounded like something different. It felt almost like a mission statement, confirmation that Connacht ha(...)

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 (...)

Robbie Henshaw returns to partner Bundee Aki in the Connacht midfield for their New Year’s Day fixture against Munster in Galway (Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer)

Connacht welcome Munster to the Sportsground on New Year’s Day needing a win to keep in touch with the Pro12’s top sides, and coach Pat Lam has named (...)