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Simon Zebo gets swallowed up by Ulster’s Stuart Olding, Paddy Jackson and Andrew Trimble at Thomond Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

No underdogs here. Not even in the face of Saracens. “Listen, whatever I say here we are up against it next week,” said the always composed Rassie Er(...)

Connacht’s Marnitz Boshoff has suffered bereavement in his family. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Connacht Rugby must cope with another spate of injuries ahead of their next block of four Guinness Pro12 fixtures, while they have also lost Marnitz (...)

Connacht forwards coach Jimmy Duffy: “Everyone is coming off the injury list  and competition is getting better and better, and we are seeing the benefits on the field.” Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

An improving injury list is helping to drive Connacht’s hopes of Champions Cup qualification heading into the end of the regular season. As Connacht (...)

John Muldoon: “I am conscious that I’ve been around for a long time, and for me it’s an honour to play on.” Photograph: Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

No coincidence evergreen and captain John Muldoon has announced another year in his tenure at Galway Sportsground on the week Connacht fight for a fi(...)

Johnny Sexton will make his season bow for Leinster against table-topping Ospreys at the RDS this weekend. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster v Ospreys, RDS, Friday, 7.35pm (Live on TG4 and BBC Wales) The sense that the season is being cranked up a notch is palpable. In the teet(...)

Mike Ford at the RDS last January where his side Bath lost to Leinster in the Champions Cup. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Mike Ford is among several coaches to hold discussions with Leinster as the province looks for a defence coach to replace Kurt McQuilkin, who has dec(...)

IRFU chief executive Philip Browne during Friday’s agm at Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

With IRFU chief executive Philip Browne admitting “radical” change is needed for Irish provinces to remain competitive in Europe, the Guinness Pro12 i(...)

The Connacht rugby team during their homecoming in Galway. Photograph:  ©INPHO/James Crombie

The Connacht rugby squad and management were given a heroes’ welcome in Galway city centre on Sunday following their victory in the Pro 12 tournament.(...)

Even by All Black standards, Dan Carter is special. Photograph: Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images

Two years after the power struggle to rule European rugby, where the English and French clubs so obviously prevailed, what are we left with? This. Th(...)

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(...)

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