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Ireland scrumhalf Kieran Marmion is ready to return for Connacht after recovering from a back injury. Photograph:  Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Connacht will return to France for the second time this season to complete their Champions Cup campaign, but with their focus firmly fixed on the Pro (...)

Andy Friend: “We have 80 minutes coming up against a quality side so we know we have to be on our game.” Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Connacht are preparing for a possible defining Champions Cup fixture when Toulouse visit the Sportsground on Saturday. Toulouse return to Galway as F(...)

Jordan Larmour has played a key role in Leinster’s unbeaten start to the season, including their 19-point haul in four Champions Cup games. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

The lights are coming down, the skies are grey and dreary and the Christmas holidays are fading quickly out of view. But fear not - the Champions Cup(...)

Connacht’s Quinn Roux: underwent surgery for a hand injury, and is not expected to return to training until February. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Quinn Roux’s hopes of returning to the Irish side for the start of the Six Nations have been dashed, with the 29-year old having to undergo surgery fo(...)

Bundee Aki will be rested again as Connacht take on Leinster. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

Connacht coach Andy Friend says he was unable to recall Jack Carty and Bundee Aki to solve their injury crisis, but he thinks Connacht will see the be(...)

Connacht’s David Heffernan gave a typically energetic display against  Gloucester at the Sportstground. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

These are good days for Dave Heffernan. The late developing 28-year-old is becoming more and more established as Connacht’s first-choice hooker, and t(...)

 Jack Carty of Connacht kicks clear during the Champions Cup  defeat to   Gloucester  at Kingsholm Stadium last week. Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Champions Cup Pool 5: Connacht v Gloucester Kick-off: 12.45pm. Venue: Sportsground. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog will begin at 12.15pm. On(...)

 Gloucester’s Danny Cipriani intercepts in the lead-up to his team’s second try in their win against Connacht at Kingsholm Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Connacht have it all to do and more when Gloucester travel to the Sportsground for Saturday’s return Champions Cup fixture. Having lost the opportuni(...)

 Connacht’s John Porch scores a try against Southern Kings last month at the Sportsground. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

Gloucester v Connacht, Kingsholm, Sunday, 1.0 - Live BT Sport In this first of the back-to-back pre-Christmas Champions Cup fixtures, already there i(...)

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