Connacht hooker Tom McCartney: “When we get our game right, we can put any team under pressure in this league.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht are already preparing for a pivotal fixture against the Scarlets this week to halt their run of three consecutive Pro12 defeats. Connacht h(...)

Glasgow’s Taqele Naiyaravoro celebrates on his way to scoring their third try of the game Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Glasgow Warriors 43 Scarlets 6 Following a postponement in Paris and a home defeat to Northampton, Glasgow scored six tries to win a European game (...)

Ian Madigan: “I’ll weigh up the pros and cons of staying here, the pros and cons of going elsewhere, the ambitions of the other clubs.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ian Madigan’s rugby future could be in France if he decides to turn down a contract extension with Leinster. The 26-year-old is being pursued by Frenc(...)

Jasa Veremalua scores a try for Fiji against England in the final of the Dubai Rugby Sevens on Saturday. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images.

It was a weekend of the same game played in different ways and also one that wasn’t played at all. Rugby sevens is the new kid on the block. Although (...)

Cian Healy is  Recalled to frontrow for Leinster’s clash with Glasgow Warriors. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/ Inpho

This meeting of the last two champions in a reprise of the final two seasons ago, with World Cup final referee Nigel Owens in charge, should have the(...)

Dave Kearney comes in to the Leinster team to play Glasgow Warriors in the Pro12 tomorrow. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leo Cullen has made eight changes to his Leinster team to face Glasgow Warriors in their Pro12 clash at Scotsrun tomorrow. Rob Kearney is again selec(...)

Leinster’s Jordi Murphy in action against Benetton Treviso: “I have to up my game at the moment and get to the standard I know I can play at.” Photograph: Maurilio Boldrini/Inpho

If attitude is a barometer of intent than Jordi Murphy inhabits a pretty good place mentally as he seeks to recapture his best form. The acknowledg(...)

 Ulster Director of Rugby Les Kiss, his team’s game against Oyonnax has been postponed. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Due to the tragic events last night in Paris and ‘the current period of national mourning in France’, EPCR and the Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR) have(...)

Rory Best: Ulster’s poor away form “sometimes just needs to be mentioned and addressed”. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ulster will hope that Sunday’s Guinness Pro12 victory over the Newport Gwent Dragons represents a watershed moment, specifically in relation to their (...)

Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino is tackled by Australia’s Bernard Foley during their Rugby World Cup semi-final clash at Twickenham. Photo: David Davies/PA

Argetina outside back Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino is on the verge of joining Munster on a short-term deal after confirming the news to ESPN South America(...)