Leinster prop Marty Moore is close to a return from injury. Photograph: Inpho

Pretty much in a good place, says Girvan Dempsey about his squad’s recovering bodies. A little light shines on Leinster then this week. Dempsey’s s(...)

Connacht head coach Pat Lam: “We have reviewed the game (Grenoble) and came out with clear answers. So that is a great learning, you couldn’t have asked for a better game to follow up than playing Munster here at home.”

Connacht head into Saturday’s vital Pro 12 fixture with Munster in a “great space”, according to head coach Pat Lam Despite their exit from Europe at(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Connacht and Ireland secondrow Ultan Dillane, who missed  the game against Leinster  through injury, has recovered and  will be available for selection this  weekend against Ulster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A lot of tackles and no shortage of collisions for Leinster against a Connacht side that was intent on retaining ball possession ensures a wait- and-(...)

Connacht’s Nathan White goes off injured against Leinster. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Table-toppers Connacht could be without Irish prop Nathan White for Friday night’s Pro12 trip to Ulster after he suffered a concussion in the first ha(...)

Kieran Marmion touches down to score Connacht’s try during the Guinness Pro 12 game against Leinster at the  Sportsground in Galway. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 7 Leinster 6 The Sportsground has possibly never heard a roar like the one which greeted Caolin Blade kicking the ball dead from his own i(...)

Connacht head coach Pat Lam during training ahead of their Pro12 clash with Leinster. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Never in their history has there been a game quite like it. Sure, Connacht have played Leinster in front of full houses at the Sportsground before, bu(...)

Connacht and Ireland’s Kieran Marmion, Nathan White, Finlay Bealham, Ultan Dillane and Robbie Henshaw celebrate after the game at the Aviva. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The familiarity of the environment, the training, the gameplan and his teammates provided a soothing balm for any nerves Finlay Bealham may have felt (...)

Connacht prop Finlay Bealham (left) has been added to the Ireland bench for Saturday’s Six Nations match against Italy   after Cian Healy was ruled out through injury. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Cian Healy’s “mild hamstring strain” is the same muscle that the injury-prone 28-year-old tore off the bone just over a year ago. It means uncapped Au(...)