Jared Payne will line up against international centre partner Robbie Henshaw in Ulster’s game against Connacht at The Sportsground. Photograph: Inpho

Bundee Aki returns for Connacht for their Pro 12 clash against Ulster on Saturday while Neil Doak welcomes back Ireland Six Nations winning trio Rory (...)

Robbie Hanshaw starts for Connacht against Gloucester in their Challenge Cup quarter-final. Photograph: Inpho

Mils Muliaina has been named in Connacht’s starting line up for their Challenge Cup quarter-final away to Gloucester just a day after it was announced(...)

Tommy O’Donnell returns to the Munster starting line up for Saturday’s Pro 12 fixture against Scarlets. (Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer)

Anthony Foley has named eight changes to his Munster side for Saturday’s game away at Scarlets, with the some of the province’s international cohort r(...)

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 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(...)

Shane Jennings suffered recurrence of his hamstring injury. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpjo

Rob Kearney, Eoin Reddan, Dominic Ryan, Shane Jennings and Marty Moore – each of whom has been sidelined of late – were all reported to have come thr(...)

Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw celebrates with head coach Pat Lam after beating Munster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Pat Lam hailed Connacht’s best performance of the season and most important win of a burgeoning season to date. This win revived their aspirations of(...)

Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw gets past JJ Hanrahan, Ian Keatley and Tommy O’Donnell of Munster during the Guinness Pro 12 clash at the Sportsground.    Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 24 Munster 16“Typical Sportsground weather,” ventured one of the car park attendants, and if ever there was a clichéd picture of an interpro (...)

Robbie Henshaw is expected to return to the Connacht team against Munster. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Connacht have enjoyed their best season to date but two defeats in December have seen them losing sight of teams boasting genuine aspirations of wi(...)

Connacht captain John Muldoon and  coach Pat Lam during the Ulster v Connacht Pro12  game at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast, on St Stephen’s Day. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht coach Pat Lam has expressed disappointment at this season’s annual St Stephen’s Day fixture being rearranged to take place against Ulster in (...)