Kieran Marmion touches down to score Connacht’s try during the Guinness Pro 12 game against Leinster at the  Sportsground in Galway. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 7 Leinster 6 The Sportsground has possibly never heard a roar like the one which greeted Caolin Blade kicking the ball dead from his own i(...)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt smiles at a press conference after the Six Nations win over Scotland at Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Joe Schmidt is the sort of guy who could take positives from an elephant stampede though a mud hut village. Then when things go well for Ireland, the(...)

 Ultan Dillane: has played just 21 times for Connacht since making his debut against Leinster at the RDS last season. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Connacht’s latest debutant for Ireland, Ultan Dillane, could be back wearing the green of Connacht in this weekend’s Pro12 fixture against Edinburgh(...)

Connacht’s  Robbie Henshaw  goes through a stretching session  at  Kingfisher Sports Club in Galway. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland international Robbie Henshaw will miss Connacht’s crunch European Challenge Cup fixture away to Brive on Saturday. The Ireland centre had bee(...)

Connacht’s Ian Porter scores his side’s first try during the Guinness Pro 12 match  at  Cardiff Arms Park. Photograph:  Ashley Crowden/Inpho

Cardiff Blues 20 Connacht 16 Connacht’s poor record at the Arms Park continued on Friday night as their six-game winning run in the Pro 12 league was(...)

 Jack Carty and Robbie Henshaw celebrate in Thomond Park after Connacht beat Munster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht have suffered a major blow with the news that Robbie Henshaw will be out of action for up to six weeks with a fractured hand. Ha(...)

Connacht head coach Pat Lam: “You want a full complement to select from, but the thing that I’m pleased with is the way that we have trained as a squad.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Pat Lam yesterday insisted it is just another game, with another four points on the line. But in travelling to Thomond Park on Saturday atop the Guin(...)

Ulster director of rugby Les Kiss: It’s getting tougher with English clubs getting salary cap rises. It’s going to be like a shark pool for talent so we want to have an environment that people want to stay in.” Photograph: Inpho

Les Kiss, just his second day in the job and he still can’t shake off Argentina. As he adjusts from life at international level and the World Cup vall(...)

Robbie Henshaw is set to return for Connacht against Treviso on Friday night. Photograph: Inpho

Irish centre Robbie Henshaw is set to return for the province this weekend as Connacht face into their home game against Bennetton Treviso on Friday n(...)

Connacht number eight Eoghan Masterson during squad training. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht v Edinburgh The Sportsground, Saturday, October 31st, 7.45pm Connacht may not be swaggering, but there is reason for optimism (...)