Connacht boss Pat Lam has announced New Zealand openside Nepia Fox-Matamua will join his side next season. Photograph: Getty

They may be down their two senior openside flankers for the remainder of the season, but Pat Lam has already put plans in place for next year with cap(...)

Ian Madigan and Sean Cronin are set to return for Leinster in the Pro12. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster will review the fitness of the returning players from Ireland duty but would expect to be able to pick the majority, if not all, of those pla(...)

Connacht’s head coach Pat Lam has been fined by the Pro12’s disciplinary committee. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht head coach Pat Lam has been fined by the Pro12 disciplinary committee after being deemed to have “publicly criticised and/or questioned the i(...)

Munster prop BJ Botha has signed a contract extension. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

BJ Botha has signed a six-month contract extension to remain at Munster until at least December 2015. Munster’s South African prop first joined the p(...)

Cardiff Blue’s  Joaquin Tuculet scored well past the 80 minute mark to consign Connacht to a crushing late defeat. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht coach Pat Lam is to complain to the Pro 12 independent referee commissioner Ed Morrison on the calls of touch judge Leighton Hodges in las(...)

Connacht coach Pat Lam: “That is a massive call and it [the game] should be over and finished.” Photograph: Craig Thomas/Inpho.

Connacht coach Pat Lam is to complain to the Pro12 independent referee commissioner Ed Morrison on the calls of touch judge Leighton Hodges in the 18-(...)

Craig Ronaldson converts Connacht’s first try. Photograph: INPHO/Craig Thomas

Cardiff Blues 18 Connacht 17Connacht were forced to swallow the most bitter pill of defeat last evening when the Cardiff Blues stole this Pro 12 fixtu(...)

Connacht have made three teams to the team to face Cardiff on Friday night. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Last week’s try scorer Tiernan O’Halloran has retained his place for Connacht’s trip to Cardiff on Friday night, moving out to the wing to make space (...)

Ireland’s Robbie Hensaw: the try scorer and man of the match in Sunday’s Six Nations match with England will see out his contract with Connacht. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Robbie Henshaw, it has already been confirmed, will see out his current Connacht contract that runs until the summer of 2016. Then it gets very int(...)

Connacht vs Benetton Treviso - Try scorer Tiernan O’Halloran of Connacht and Meyer Swanepoel of Benetton Treviso. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

Connacht 53 Benetton Treviso 5On a day when Connacht celebrated Robbie Henshaw’s first try and man of the match display in an Ireland shirt, Pat Lam’s(...)