Munster’s Keith Earls celebrates scoring his side’s sixth try in the win against Connacht at Thomond Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster 42 Connacht 20Munster ended up with six tries and a bonus-point victory, skewed slightly by scoring three in the final eight minutes, although(...)

Craig Ronaldson converts Connacht’s first try. Photograph: INPHO/Craig Thomas

Cardiff Blues 18 Connacht 17Connacht were forced to swallow the most bitter pill of defeat last evening when the Cardiff Blues stole this Pro 12 fixtu(...)

Connacht vs Benetton Treviso - Try scorer Tiernan O’Halloran of Connacht and Meyer Swanepoel of Benetton Treviso. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

Connacht 53 Benetton Treviso 5On a day when Connacht celebrated Robbie Henshaw’s first try and man of the match display in an Ireland shirt, Pat Lam’s(...)

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(...)

 Niyi Adeolokun grabs Connacht’s  third try in the  Challenge Cup match against La Rochelle at  Stade Marcel Deflandre. Photograph:   James Crombie/Inpho

La Rochelle 20 Connacht 30Connacht secured the last quarter-final place in this season’s European Challenge Cup with a dramatic finish at Stade Marcel(...)

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(...)

Exeter’s scrum dominance provides unwelcome lift-off for Connacht’s Rodney Ah You at the Sportsground. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Connacht’s disappointment in defeat will be tinged with anger and frustration because there was more than a dollop of self-inflicted calamity in their(...)

Connacht tighthead Rodney Ah You is driven upwards by the power of the Exeter scrum during the European Rugby Challenge Cup game at The Sportsground in Galway. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Connacht 24 Exeter Chiefs 33Connacht’s disappointment in defeat will be tinged with anger and frustration because there was more than a dollop of self(...)

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(...)