Aki Farrell

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A Connacht  training session in the Sportsground, Galway, before the trip to Glasgow. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Glasgow Warriors v Connacht, Scotstoun (7.35pm, live on Free Sports) It’s the clash of the second and third placed sides in Conference A table – ther(...)

Kieran Marmion will start for Connacht on Friday night. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht scrumhalf Kieran Marmion has returned from injury to take his place in the Connacht side to play Glasgow Warriors in Scotstoun on Friday nigh(...)

Ireland’s Rob Kearney celebrates after beating Scotland in the Six Nations at Murrayfield. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

1. Ringrose-less Ireland lack creativity It was a great win said Shane Jennings. ‘Jenno’ knows the value of realigning a team towards a positive fram(...)

Ultan Dillane and Finlay Bealham both start for Connacht on Saturday. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Mayo native Dave Heffernan will captain a strong looking Connacht XV as they host Pro14 champions Leinster in the first interpro of the season at the (...)

 Jacob Stockdale scores the clinching try in overtime. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland 37 Wales 27 Ireland and Wales don’t tend to do dull but even by their standards this was a bizarre, rip-roaring, riotous rollercoaster of a g(...)

The Irish team during a training session at Carton House this week. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

State of play Ireland’s eagerly-anticipated Six Nations third round encounter against Wales is at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 2.15pm). I(...)

Any potential assumption by Wales that Chris Farrell and Bundee Aki are a smash and bash partnership  will play nicely into their hands. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Might Wales see a weakness in Ireland’s centre partnership? They will note six caps between Bundee Aki and Chris Farrell and a Six Nations debut for t(...)

Conor Murray poses for photos with fans during Ireland’s training session at Buccaneers RFC in Atholone. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Like a bad dream, or witnessing a car crash, Joe Schmidt feared he could see Robbie Henshaw being injured before he grounded the ball and quietly impl(...)

Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw pictured at Carton House. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Responsibility sits snugly on Robbie Henshaw’s broad shoulders, comfort drawn from a variety of sources, from his innate talent to the forensic detail(...)

Home-grown talent Tiernan O’Halloran in action for Connacht against Ulster at the  Sportsground as team-mate Niyi Adeleokun, who was born in Nigeria, looks on. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There may have been a few gasps at the breadth of Connacht’s win over Ulster in their Christmas meeting in Galway. That scalp and the possibilities fo(...)

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