Pat Lam: on a run of four defeats

Connacht’s season has petered out rather anti-climactically, a run of four defeats following a four-match winning sequence which in turn has seen them(...)

Munster’s David Kilcoyne is tackled by James King of Ospreys. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster coach Rob Penney said that this was the sort of game which his side would have lost last year and he praised the manner in which they saw off (...)

Munster’s Ian Keatley kicks a penalty against Ospreys at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster 12 Ospreys 6Munster recorded their first win in six meetings with the Ospreys as they maintained their lead at the top of the RaboDirect PRO12(...)

Eli Walker of the Ospreys scores a try against Connacht during the  RaboDirect Pro12 at the Sportsground in  Galway. Photograph:   Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Connacht 26 Ospreys 43: Dan Biggar claimed an 18-point haul in a six-try Ospreys performance as the power-packed visitors overcame Connacht in the Rab(...)