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(...)

Jack Conan has been rewarded for a series of standout  displays for Leinster with a place in an extended 46-man Ireland and Wolfhounds squad. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Jack Conan’s standout season with Leinster has been rewarded with a place in Joe Schmidt’s extended 46-man Ireland squad for the opening Six Nations g(...)

Ireland and Leinster prop Cian Healy is nearing a return. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cian Healy is poised to feature for the Ireland Wolfhounds against the England Saxons at Musgrave Park on Friday week.Despite a shortage of loosehead(...)

Robbie Henshaw will miss Connacht’s vital European Chellenge Cup game at La Rochelle with an ankle injury he picked up in last weekend’s defeat to Exeter. (Photograph:  INPHO/Dan Sheridan)

Connacht head to play La Rochelle on Saturday needing a win to keep their hopes of progression into the quarter finals of the European Challenge Cup (...)

Leinster’s Tadhg Furlong, who scored one of Leinster’s seven tries against Castres at the RDS. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The tighthead conundrum. The previous Irish management hoped aloud in November 2010 that John Hayes would pack down at the 2011 World Cup in New Zeal(...)

Tighthead Nathan White was in the wars for the Connacht Eagles in an A match against Leinster on Wednesday. Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

Connacht centre Bundee Aki will play no part in the team’s push for quarter-final qualification in the Challenge Cup against Exeter on Sunday. The New(...)

Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw makes a break against Munster during their Pro12 game at the Sportsground. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Connacht coach Pat Lam says the ongoing talk of Robbie Henshaw leaving the Sportsground before the end of his current contract is not a distraction fo(...)

Jason Harris-Wright to miss six months with knee injury. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht coach Pat Lam has confirmed the loss of starting hooker Jason Harris-Wright, following an injury to his right knee during the weekend’s 43-3(...)

New Zealander Mils Muliaina takes part in a Connacht squad training session at The Sportsground, Galway. Photpgraph: James Crombie/Inpho

All Black centurion Mils Muliaini is available to make his debut for Connacht in Friday’s Guinness Pro 12 fixture against Zebre. The former All Black (...)