Munster Head Coach Anthony Foley has made three changes to his side to play Stade Francais at Thomond Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

A curious quirk of the ill-judged fixture planning for the penultimate round of pool games in the two European competitions is that all four Irish sid(...)

Leinster’s Garry Ringrose in action against Munster at Thomond Park. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The real shame is Robbie Henshaw will not be running this last time for Connacht against Leinster (or just the latest time if you believe in western m(...)

The law is indeed an ass in this case as Connacht travel to Newcastle for this European Challenge Cup fixture one man short in terms of their match-d(...)

Connacht coach Pat Lam is juggling resources ahead of the return match against Newcastle. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

European rugby’s governing body has turned down an appeal from Connacht coach Pat Lam to add two extra backs to his injury-torn squad ahead of Sunday(...)

 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(...)

Backs and skills coach Dave Ellis tries his hand at hurling at a Connacht training session at Central Stadium, Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Photograph: Inpho

For a nation that loves talking about the weather, the Irish are having a field day in Krasnoyarsk. Not a rain drop in sight, but here in Siber(...)

US Eagle AJ MacGinty is expected to start his first game for Connacht against Enisei in the European Challenge Cup. Photograph: Getty.

Connacht’s European campaign gets under way on Saturday in the most unlikely of venues in the Challenge Cup’s history. Pat Lam’s men take on newcom(...)

Connacht’s Eoghan Masterson is shown a yellow card and sinbinned by referee Romain Poite during the European Champions Cup play-off at Kingsholm Stadium. Photograph: Simon Cooper/PA Wire

As one Connacht player put it, when you’re at the bottom of the food chain you get dry bread. It’s often said in team sports that the perceived ‘bigge(...)

Connacht head coach Pat Lam: “If we get the win, then we’ll see what happens. But it’s like anything. We said top six and we know it’s not in our full control.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Pat Lam is hoping Connacht’s Lotto numbers come up this weekend as they continue to drive towards attaining their goal of finishing in the top six of (...)

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 (...)