On Saturday morning April 12th, 2014, I sat on my couch armed with a bowl of porridge flicking between BBC’s Saturday Kitchen and Super Rugby. Between(...)

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(...)

Kieran Marmion returns from duty with the Irewland squad to bolster Connacht’s challenge against Scarlets. Photograph: Inpho

  Connacht face another benchmarking test of their development this season as they host the Scarlets, opponents against whom they last won(...)

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(...)

Connacht prop Rodney Ah You: trained with the Ireland squad during the week. Photo: Robert Perry/Inpho

Nathan White’s misfortune in sustaining a tendon injury in his arm that will keep him sidelined for up to 16 weeks brings sharply into focus the perf(...)

 Bundee Aki will debut for Connacht against Ospreys. Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

Connacht coach Pat Lam has been forced into nine changes ahead of Friday night’s meeting with Ospreys (7.35pm), with Bundee Aki set to debut at Libert(...)

Former Ireland international Geordan Murphy is  regarded as favourite to succeed Paul Burke. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Former Ireland international Paul Burke has stepped down as backs’ coach at the Leicester Tigers. Geordan Murphy would be regarded as favourite to suc(...)

 Connacht’s Jack Carty scores the first try against La Rochelle at the Sportsground.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne / Inpho

Connacht Rugby 48 La Rochelle 12 Connacht romped to victory in their opening European Challenge Cup fixture against first-time French visitors (...)

 Shane Delahunt  will start for Connacht against Treviso. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In the same week that he signed a Connacht Academy contract, 20-year-old Shane Delahunt has been handed his first Pro 12 start at hooker after coming (...)

Jared Payne returns from injury for Ulster’s Guinness Pro12 clash against Edinburgh at Ravenhill on Friday night.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ulster have made 10 changes to the side that lost away to Zebre last weekend for Friday night’s Guinness Pro12 home game against Edinburgh at Ravenhil(...)