Connacht coach Pat Lam: “We cannot afford to be carrying niggles going into Ospreys, which is our bread and butter.” Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Fresh from Connacht’s bonus point European Challenge Cup win over La Rochelle, coach Pat Lam’s focus is already returning to the Pro 12.“The next pri(...)

Jordan Coghlan will start at inside centre for Leinster in their opening pre-season game against the Northampton Saints at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor has named a youthful selection for the opening game of the pre-season away to Northampton Saints at Franklin’s Gardens on(...)

Pat Lam: “We all have a job to do and I will do mine to the best of my ability.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

JOHN FALLONConnacht coach Pat Lam has refused to get involved in a war of words with Rob Penney after the Munster coach claimed that the signing this(...)

Munster coach Rob Penney (right): questioned the value for Irish rugby of Connacht signing major international stars. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Munster coach Rob Penney has claimed that Connacht have an unfair advantage in signing big foreign imports because they do not face the same restricti(...)

Auckland Blues hooker  Tom McCartney has signed for Connacht on a three-year deal. Photograph:  Joseph Johnson/Getty Images

Connacht have raided the Super XV ranks for the second time in a week and followed up the signing of centre Bundee Aki with the acquisition of(...)

 Connacht head coach Pat Lam (centre) happy with the his Academy players. Photogrpah: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Connacht have announced the the contract extensions of five of its current crop of players. The Academy set-up has produced another crop(...)

Bundee Aki has agreed a three-year deal with Connacht.

Connacht have secured the services of Bundee Aki on a three-year deal with the Chiefs inside centre due to arrive at the Sportsground this summ(...)

Connacht head coach Pat Lam: wants  consistency and accountability.

Connacht coach Pat Lam has demanded a radical overhaul of the structure and quality of refereeing in the RaboDirect Pro12. Lam was fuming(...)

Connacht’s Brett Wilkinson has retired from the game. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Connacht Rugby has been shocked by the sudden retirement of long-serving prop Brett Wilkinson. The popular 30-year-old has been forced to ret(...)

Connacht’s Kieran Marmion (left) and  Eoghan Masterson are set to start against Dragons. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht coach Pat Lam has decided against making any changes to his starting XV ahead of the PRO12 match against Newport-Gwent Dragons at Rod(...)