Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw goes over for a try in the  Challenge Cup game against Enisei-STM at the Sportsground in Galway. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Connacht 47 Enisei-STM 5 Job done, an eighth European Challenge Cup quarter-final secured, and a date in France in April is something coach Pat Lam (...)

Niyi Adeolokun, Ultan Dillane and Eoghan McKeon ahead of this weekend’s trip to Scarlets. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht head coach Pat Lam has made just one change to his side to face league leaders Scarlets in Wales on Sunday - second row Ultan Dillane, fresh (...)

Rob Kearney is tackled by Tiernan O’Halloran during Leinster’s 13-0 win at a sodden RDS on Friday. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster 13 Connacht 0 Leave this as a solid win in atrocious conditions. The relentless wind and sideways downpour demanded a specific approach so(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Connacht coach Pat Lam: “We don’t want to bring in anyone from overseas, we understand the rules we –just want to bring in someone from our squad.” Photograph: Inpho

Connacht coach Pat Lam is to appeal to the European tournament organisers to permit the addition of another back player to his squad. With the second(...)

James Connolly starts for Connacht against Newcastle Falcons on Friday night after signing a senior contract with the province on Wednesday. Photograph: Inpho

Ulster’s injury problems have been well reported but Connacht have major issues of their own, with 18 players unavailable for Friday night’s Challenge(...)

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(...)

Munster’s Andrew Conway fails to stop Bundee Aki scoring a late try forConnacht at Thomond Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The reaction underlined the poignancy of the occasion. Connacht players who had trudged slowly, and even limped, from the pitch when substitu(...)

Robbie Henshaw: will start at fullback for Connacht against Treviso at the Sportsground. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The poverty of imagination and subtlety, in creative terms, of Benetton Treviso’s performance in defeat to Leinster at the Stadio Comunale di Monigo (...)