Andy Friend

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Conor Dean is one of six academy players moved to full contracts at Connacht. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

After upgrading six of their academy players to full contracts, Connacht remain on the look-out for a couple more additional acquisitions to the four (...)

Niyi Adeolokun dives to score for Conacht during the 2012 Pro12 final. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Connacht have announced the departure of a number of first team players including Niyi Adeolokun, a try-scorer in the province’s 2016 Pro12 final win (...)

Robin Copeland is to leave Connacht for French ProD2 club Soyaux Angoulême XV Charente on a three-year deal. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Robin Copeland has confirmed he is leaving Connacht to join the French ProD2 club Soyaux Angoulême XV Charente on a three-year deal. This looks like(...)

Ireland international centre Sammy Arnold has joined Connacht from Munster. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Connacht have announced the signings of four new players, including the acquisition of Ireland international centre Sammy Arnold from Munster. Arnold(...)

Bernard Laporte is running for the role of World Rugby’s vice-chairman. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

Fiji, Laporte and rugby politics That it requires fresh allegations to stop World Rugby glossing over the fact that a convicted killer sits at their (...)

Andy Friend camping out his back garden.

Andy Friend is taking a very philosophical approach to this whole lockdown business. He describes having time, for the first time in however long, as (...)

Connacht’s  Kieran Marmion offloads during the Guinness Pro 14 match against  Southern Kings at the  Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth. Photograph: Michael Sheehan/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Southern Kings 19 Connacht 29 Connacht can take a bow. Reduced to 14 players for most of the match, they bagged maximum points from their visit to Po(...)

Andy Friend has named his Connacht  team for Sunday’s Pro14 match. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Irish internationals Ultan Dillane and Dave Heffernan have both been included in Connacht’s squad to face the Southern Kings on Sunday in Port Elizabe(...)

Connacht are without injured tighthead Finlay Bealham for Sunday’s match against Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s “business as usual” for Connacht Rugby has they head to South Africa on Wednesday evening with their Pro14 ambitions on the line. Andy Friend’s (...)

Connacht’s Shane Delahunt will be in action against Edinburgh on Friday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Edinburgh v Connacht, Murrayfield, Friday, 7.35pm - Live on Eir Sports Xtra & Premier Sports Connacht are facing a challenging task when they fac(...)

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