Tiernan O’Halloran will make his first Connacht start of the season against Bennetton Treviso on Sunday. Photograph:INPHO

Connacht boss Pat Lam has made two changes from the side which beat Newport Gwent Dragons at Rodney Parade last Sunday for this weekend’s visit of Ben(...)

Stuart McCloskey has been banned for four weeks following his red card in Ulster’s 20-17 win over Edinburgh last Friday. (Photograph: ©INPHO/Presseye/Ian MacNicol)

Ulster’s Stuart McCloskey has been given a four week suspension following his red card in last Friday’s 20-17 Pro 12 win over Edinburgh at Murrayfield(...)

Robbie Henshaw in action during Ireland’s open training session with Connacht at the Sportsground  in Galway. Photo: Bily Stickland/Inpho

For Robbie Henshaw this must have been slightly odd. There he was, this modest, grounded 20-year-old, training against his Connacht team-mates on his (...)

 Nathan White: back in the Connacht line-up for the visit to Scarlets. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Sunday’s match in west Wales has huge ramifications for this season’s Guinness Pro12. The Scarlets, who trail their visitors by five points, know t(...)

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(...)

Matt Healy scored two tries for Connacht against Exeter but it was not enough and now the province’s Challenge Cup hopes hang by a thread. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Pat Lam was honest in his post-match appraisal, preferring to focus on Connacht’s performance shortcomings rather than dwell on the vagaries of fortu(...)

Connacht’s Quinn Roux in action against La Rochelle in the Challenge Cup. The South African lock has settled into life on the western seaboard. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In Connacht, there is a double benefit to Tuesday’s confirmation that Quinn Roux has signed for the province for a further two seasons. The main benef(...)

Connacht centre Dave McSharry has signed a new deal keeping him at the Sportsground until 2017. (Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie)

Connacht have announced centre Dave McSharry has signed a new deal with the province that will keep him at the Sportsground until 2017.The 24-year-old(...)

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 duo Quinn Roux and Ultan Dillane have both signed new two-year deals at the Sportsground. (Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie)

Quinn Roux and Ultan Dillane have signed two year contracts with Connacht. The South African born Roux initially arrived on a four-month loan deal fro(...)