Aki Dillane

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Munster’s Rory Scannell: played 1,159 minutes for Munster this season so far. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

What achievement do Munster centre Rory Scannell, Leinster number eight Jack Conan and Connacht pair Bundee Aki and Ultan Dillane share this season? T(...)

Connacht head coach Kieran Keane.  The side will be freshened up for the clash against Munster. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Connacht are preparing for an “emotional battle” when they head to Thomond Park for Saturday’s final festive interprovincial against Munster. With bo(...)

 Connacht’s Tiernan O’Halloran could move to Munster next summer. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The ripple effect caused by Simon Zebo leaving Munster this summer could see Tiernan O’Halloran switching from Galway to Limerick next season. Irelan(...)

Connacht head coach Pat Lam will depart for Bristol in the summer. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

When the news that Pat Lam was leaving Connacht on Monday morning, the reaction of Connacht fans swayed between deep dismay and a rising disbelief tha(...)

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen: “When we sat off them in the final last year, we found it difficult defending against them.” Photograph: Donall FarmerDonall Farmer

And so they meet again. A reprise of last year’s unlikely final and Connacht’s stylish and memorable coronation as champions both still rankles wit(...)

 Leinster’s Garry Ringrose in acton against Montpellier. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Harnessing emotion into an accurate performance has long been a fundamental pillar of any successful Irish rugby side. Even in the modern game it sti(...)

 Bundee Aki And Ultan Dillane:  their contrct extensions reaffirms the status of Connacht as a seriously ambitious province. Photograph: Inpho

Hot property Connacht players Bundee Aki and Ultan Dillane have spurned offers elsewhere in Ireland and Europe to remain at the Galway Sportsground w(...)

 Munster’s CJ Stander was tackled early and often by the Leinster defence. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Aviva stadium last Saturday allowed us examine the current state of both Leinster and Munster. It proved a very educational 80 minutes. The for(...)