Connacht head coach Andy Friend: ‘We have the talent to improve, so it’s 100 per cent a mental thing.’ Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht Rugby has set its seasonal goal as a top-two finish in its Guinness Pro14 Conference, which coach Andy Friend says will require a 90 per cent(...)

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’s Danie Poolman scores their second try of the game on Saturday evening. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Connacht Rugby 47 Benetton Treviso 8 Champions Connacht found their scoring form with a seven-try blitz to see off Treviso with ease at the Galway Sp(...)

 Pearse Stadium in Salthill, which has a capacity of 26,000 – some 18,000 more than the Sportsground. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The GAA has poured cold water on the notion that some of Connacht’s marquee Champions Cup games next season might be played at Pearse Stadium in Salth(...)

Connacht Rubgy Academy manager Nigel Carolan, head coach Pat Lam, chief executive Willie Ruane and domestic rugby manager Eric Elwood at the launch of Connacht Rugby Vision & Strategy 2016-2020 at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht have not only arrived but quite clearly intend to stay. The province’s launch of their Vision & Strategy (2016-2020) document in the Aviv(...)

Backs and skills coach Dave Ellis tries his hand at hurling at a Connacht training session at Central Stadium, Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Photograph: Inpho

For a nation that loves talking about the weather, the Irish are having a field day in Krasnoyarsk. Not a rain drop in sight, but here in Siber(...)

 Connacht’s Eoin McKeon is brought down by the Glasgow defence at  Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow. Photograph: Inpho

  Glasgow 39 Connacht 21 In-form Glasgow maintained their title credentials, winning the battle at Scotstoun to post their fourth suc(...)