Connacht video analyst Conor McPhillips videos scrum training on an iPad. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

What was performance analysis like in Pat Lam’s playing days? “We’d probably just sit in the bar talking about the game,” the Connacht coach told an R(...)

Connacht’s Finlay Bealham, Bundee Aki, Shane Delahunt, Ian Porter, John Muldoon, Denis Buckley and Aly Muldowney wrap up well in the icy cold of Krasneyarsk. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Enisei STM 14 Connacht 31 Connacht can tick off more than a trek to Siberia after their successful bonus-point win over newcomers Enisei-STM in Satu(...)

Connacht lock Andrew Browne in action against Edinburgh during their Pro12 encounter at the Sportsground, Galway. “We want to finish this block on a high and stay up at the top of the table,” he says. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht lock Andrew Browne has called on his team-mates to make sure they put a sixth victory of the season in the bank against Treviso on Friday bef(...)

 Samoa’s Viliamu Afatia is tackled by South Africa’s Lodewyk De Jager and Frans Malherbe during the Rugby World Cup  Pool B match at  Villa Park in Birmingham. Photograph:  David Jonjes/EPA

Laager – definition: an encampment formed by a circle of wagons; an entrenched position or viewpoint that is defended against opponents. “I see you ar(...)

Rugby’s uncanny knack to organise a singalong brought a boozy, knees up atmosphere to Twickenham. With 82,000 fans breaking into ‘Sweet Caroline’ and (...)

Nepia Fox-Matamua will make his Connacht debut against Newport Gwent Dragons on Friday. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht v Newport Gwent Dragons, Sportsground (Friday 7.30) Summer signing Nepia Fox-Matamua will earn his first cap for Connacht while 21-year-old a(...)

Connacht scrumhalf Kieran Marmion still has a chance of making Ireland’s World Cup squad. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Interprovincial Friendly Munster v Connacht Thomond Park, Friday, 7.45pm Kieran Marmion, if the theory holds, will make the breakthrough at interna(...)

 Irish qualified Api Pewhairangi has signed for Connacht . The 23-year-old utility back played in the  Rugby League World Cup for Ireland  in 2013. Photo:   Simon Watts/Getty Images

Connacht have signed Ireland qualified Api Pewhairangi. The 23-year-old utility back played rugby union as a youth in Manawatu but switched to rugby l(...)

Gloucester’s Jonny May  celebrates scoring the winning try against Connacht at Kingsholm. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Connacht’s sense of injustice will last through the summer months and into next season. Two highly contentious decisions by French referee Romain Poit(...)

Connacht coach Pat Lam had set his sights on a top-six finish from very start. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Guinness Pro12 Connacht v Ospreys Sportsground, Galway, 3pm Live S4C Presume for a moment that Connacht beat the Ospreys – a far superior (...)