Connacht’s Abraham Papali’i makes a high tackle on Munster’s Conor Murray which he was later red-carded for at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Farce or fiasco. Hard words maybe, but it’s not easy to find softer ones to describe the goings-on in South Africa, where the Lions’ moral compass poi(...)

Abraham Papali’i: Connacht’s  New Zealand-born backrow  received a red card  against Zebre. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Connacht are grappling with two major blows ahead of the Ospreys’ visit to the Sportsground this weekend. Centre Tom Farrell has been ruled out for a(...)

Connacht’s Abraham Papali’i is red carded by referee Frank Murphy. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Welcome to Ireland, Abraham Papali’i. This is not the last we shall see of Connacht’s marauding Aucklander, who took the old ‘swing from the hip’ phil(...)