“You could say this is our toughest game of the season,” said Connacht coach Pat Lam. “It’s up to us to go out and perform as a team.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht’s most compelling league campaign ever has arguably been the story of the Pro12 season, although the wheels appear to have come off their au(...)

Pat Lam is expecting the toughest test of the season against Glasgow. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Head Coach Pat Lam has called up academy lock Academy lock Ultan Dillane to partner Aly Muldowney in the second row for Saturday’s visit of Glasgow Wa(...)

Isaac Boss stretches to score his second try to secure a bonus point for Leinster in their Guinness Pro 12 clash against Glasgow Warriors at the RDS. Photograph:   James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster 34 Glasgow Warriors 34 A blazing match, the only way to fight fire is with fire. Leinster know that better than most. This thrilling r(...)

Ian Madigan: will assume the place-kicing duties for Leinster against Glasgow. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Glasgow Warriors may not be at full strength either, but Gregor Townsend’s men journey to Dublin with a real chance of overturning last season’s Gran(...)

Cian Healy and Luke Fitzgerald start on the bench for Leinster against Glasgow on Friday night. Photograph: Inpho

A number of Leinster’s Ireland Six Nations winners have been named in Matt O’Connor’s 23-man squad to play Glasgow Warriors at the RDS on Friday night(...)

This try against the Dragons was one of five in Craig Gilroy’s last four games for Ulster. Photograph: Ian Cook/Inpho.

Craig Gilroy is normally a chilled spectator but during the course of last Saturday’s Six Nations three-game box set, his demeanour was a great deal m(...)

Seán O’Brien is back in the Leinster squad for the Champions Cup campaign. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/PA Wire

There has been an upsurge in ticket sales for Ireland’s World Cup warm-up home matches against Scotland and Wales at the Aviva Stadium following on f(...)

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(...)

Finn Russell returns to Scotland team to face England. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

David Denton, Jim Hamilton, Matt Scott and Dougie Fife will all start for Scotland against England on Saturday after Vern Cotter made five changes to (...)

Donnacha Ryan returns to the Munster matchday squad. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Irish international Donnacha Ryan has been included in a matchday Munster squad for the first time this season.Head Coach Anthony Foley has made just (...)