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(...)

The Central Stadium in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, where Connacht will take on Yenisey-STM in the Challenge Cup. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Sending Connacht to Siberia this week has become less a gift trip than an onerous expedition. Next week the province face into one of the harshest (...)

Connacht coach Pat Lam doth protest but Mils Muliaina’s sojourn in Ireland is currently bound for the cabinet labelled “foreign disappointments”. Neat(...)

Brad Barritt and Charlie Hodgson of Saracens square up with Connacht’s Kieran Marmion (number nine) during the Heineken Cup round six match at Allianz Park. Photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

Connacht’s Nathan White has been suspended for three matches after being found to have stamped on Brad Barritt of Saracens during the Heineken Cup Poo(...)