Former Munster centre James Downey will play for Wasps for the remainder of the season. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Former Munster centre James Downey has joined Aviva Premiership side Wasps on loan for the remainder of the season, just eight months after leaving th(...)

Connacht tighthead Rodney Ah You is driven upwards by the power of the Exeter scrum during the European Rugby Challenge Cup game at The Sportsground in Galway. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Connacht 24 Exeter Chiefs 33Connacht’s disappointment in defeat will be tinged with anger and frustration because there was more than a dollop of self(...)

Connacht boss Pat Lam has made four changes to the side which were beaten by Edinburgh last Friday for Sunday’s Challenge Cup fixture against Exeter.D(...)

Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw gets past JJ Hanrahan, Ian Keatley and Tommy O’Donnell of Munster during the Guinness Pro 12 clash at the Sportsground.    Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 24 Munster 16“Typical Sportsground weather,” ventured one of the car park attendants, and if ever there was a clichéd picture of an interpro (...)

Paddy Jackson returns from a shoulder injury for Ulster’s Guinness Pro 12 clash with Connacht on St Stephen’s Day. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye/

Ireland international outhalf Paddy Jackson returns from a shoulder injury to take his place in the Ulster side for the sold-out Guinness Pro 12 fixtu(...)

 Shane Delahunt  will start for Connacht against Treviso. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In the same week that he signed a Connacht Academy contract, 20-year-old Shane Delahunt has been handed his first Pro 12 start at hooker after coming (...)

Connacht scrumhalf  Kieran Marmion avoids the Cardiff defence to score his side’s second try in the Guinness Pro12, game at The Sportsground in Galway. Photograph: Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 24 Cardiff 24 A frustrating evening for Connacht. Although they preserved their unbeaten record at the Sportground this season, this Guinness(...)

Connacht’s Craig Ronaldson: recalled to the backline for Cardiff Blues’  visit  to the Sportsground. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

To be beaten by 2014 league finalists Glasgow is no reason to be despondent. Still, the first defeat of the season last week brings Connacht back to (...)

Jared Payne returns from injury for Ulster’s Guinness Pro12 clash against Edinburgh at Ravenhill on Friday night.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ulster have made 10 changes to the side that lost away to Zebre last weekend for Friday night’s Guinness Pro12 home game against Edinburgh at Ravenhil(...)

 Tiernan O’Halloran of Connacht (green) is set to undergo knee surgery. Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

Connacht’s Tiernan O’Halloran will undergo knee surgery on Wednesday and miss another three to four weeks of rugby. The wing has what the province de(...)