Ian Madigan and Shane Jennings in training. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor has opted to freshen up the team for tomorrow’s visit of Connacht to the RDS (6.45) for the RaboDirect Pro12 clash.Luke F(...)

 George Naoupu stretches for the line to score his side’s opening try against Zebre at the Stadio XXV Aprile in Parma. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Zebre 6 Connacht 33Head coach Pat Lam is hoping Connacht are coming into form at just the right time. Having negotiated a tricky assignment to preserv(...)

Robbie Henshaw’s play today against Zebre at 13 could have ramifications for Ireland. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In stark contrast in particular to Leinster, when Connacht are hit by a wave of injuries it quickly becomes a crisis. It’s a numbers thing. And it is (...)

Ruan Pienaar. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Presseye/Inpho

Mark Anscombe has made two changes to the Ulster side for their Heineken Cup clash with Montpellier tomorrow (3.40). Ruan Pienaar, who came on as a re(...)