Dave Kearney will start on the left wing for Leinster for the Pro12 game against Connacht at the RDS. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor has made seven changes, including five in the pack, for their return to the Guinness Pro12 for Friday night’s interpro cl(...)

Connacht’s Bundee Aki fends off the attempted challenge of Bayonne’s with Lalakai Foketi during the European Rugby Challenge Cup match at The Sportsground. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Connacht 42 Bayonne 19A blistering closing passage by Connacht preserved their immaculate record at the Sportsground this season and set them up for w(...)

Robbie Henshaw: still recuperating from the hip pointer strain he picked up during Ireland’s autumn series. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Connacht coach Pat Lam is targeting the visit to Leinster in the Guinness Pro 12 on December 19th to reintroduce centre Robbie Henshaw to the side, as(...)

 Robbie Henshaw not available to Connacht this weekend. Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw will not make the starting line-up for the European Challenge Cup clash with French Top 14 side Bayonne at the Sportsground (...)

Scarlets’ Aled Davies gets his kick away as Kieran Marmion of Connacht attempts to block during the Guinness Pro 12 gameat   The Sportsground in Galway. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 14 Scarlets 8Connacht equalled last season’s winning tally when they overcame the Scarlets at the Sportsground to maintain the vital sixth pl(...)

Pat Lam has welcomed Rodney Ah You, Kieran Marmion and Darragh Leader back into the Connacht squad for Saturday’s game at home to Scarlets but Robbie Henshaw has been ruled out

Connacht v Scarlets, Sportsground (7.30, live on Sky Sports, TG4)Connacht face another benchmarking test of their development this season as they host(...)

Guinness Series, Aviva Stadium, Dublin   Ireland vs Georgia, Stuart Olding runs in for a try. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Darren Cave, Craig Gilroy and Stuart Olding, have all been released by Ireland and will start for Ulster against Ospreys at Kingspan Stadium tomorr(...)

Connacht prop Rodney Ah You: trained with the Ireland squad during the week. Photo: Robert Perry/Inpho

Nathan White’s misfortune in sustaining a tendon injury in his arm that will keep him sidelined for up to 16 weeks brings sharply into focus the perf(...)

 Bundee Aki will debut for Connacht against Ospreys. Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

Connacht coach Pat Lam has been forced into nine changes ahead of Friday night’s meeting with Ospreys (7.35pm), with Bundee Aki set to debut at Libert(...)

Connacht’s Denis Buckley in action against Newport Gwent Dragons. Buckley returns to the pack for the visit to Treviso. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Watching Connacht turn certain victory into a draw against Cardiff in Galway last Friday felt like the western team Irish rugby had grown accustomed (...)