Robin Copeland (R) with debutants Conor Fitzgerald (L)  Colm De Buitlear after Connacht’s win over Bordeaux. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Connacht 22 Bordeaux-Begles 10 Not the “prettiest performance” for an opening European fixture, but Connacht are up and running in the Challenge Cup (...)

Connacht’s Kyle Godwin scores a try during the Challenge Cup  match against Bordeaux-Begles at the Sportsground. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Connacht 22 Bordeaux-Begles 10 Conditions dictated this was no show-stopper, but Connacht will be relieved to have secured victory in this season’s E(...)