If the proposed redevelopment of the Sportsground is approved its maximum capacity would double in size to 12,000. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When historians come to write about Connacht Rugby in decades, or even longer, from now, they’ll assuredly cite the late 2010s as a major crossroads i(...)

Dejected Leicester Tigers players after their 38-0 defeat to Munster at Thomond Park on Saturday. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images.

A week can indeed be a long time in rugby. Almost uniquely in the rugby calendar, rounds three and four of the European Champions Cup offers vanquishe(...)

Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw will want a big game in his farewell to the Sportsground. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Connacht v Glasgow Guinness Pro12 semi-final The Sportsground, Saturday, 6.30pm TG4/Sky Sports 1 In outlining their vision and strategy for the n(...)

Pushing on: “Head down, slightly sidewards and gone like a hare. That was the ultimate Ultan.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Ultan Dillane turned 18 in November 2011, he begged his coaches at Tralee RFC for a game with their first team. The squad travelled to Waterford (...)

Robbie Hanshaw starts for Connacht against Gloucester in their Challenge Cup quarter-final. Photograph: Inpho

Mils Muliaina has been named in Connacht’s starting line up for their Challenge Cup quarter-final away to Gloucester just a day after it was announced(...)

Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw gets past JJ Hanrahan, Ian Keatley and Tommy O’Donnell of Munster during the Guinness Pro 12 clash at the Sportsground.    Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 24 Munster 16“Typical Sportsground weather,” ventured one of the car park attendants, and if ever there was a clichéd picture of an interpro (...)

Connacht’s Rodney Ah You  tackles Elliot Dee of Newport Gwent Dragons during the RaboDirect Pro 12 game at Rodney Parade. Photograph:  Huw Evans/Inpho

Newport Gwent Dragons 8 Connacht 24: John Muldoon scored two tries as Connacht be(...)