Andy Friend

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Bundee Aki scores Connacht’s try againast Munster. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Connacht 10 Munster 8 The New Year honours went Connacht’s way at the Galway Sportsground as they ground out a deserved win over visitors Munster. I(...)

Flanker Alex Kendellen will make his first start for Munster in Saturday evening’s URC game against Connacht at the Sportsground. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Connacht v Munster, Sportsground, Saturday, 5.15pm – Live TG4 & Premier Sports 1 Doubtlessly Connacht will endeavour to feed off their record of (...)

John Cooney: he’s been back to his best for Ulster in recent times and the way he plays the game should be tailor-made for Farrell’s blueprint with Ireland. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

I’m sure Robert Burns may have smiled had he lived to see the world we live in today. His observation about ‘the best laid plans of mice and men’ an a(...)

Luke McGrath in training at Donnybrook for Leinster’s weekend URC  clash against Ulster. Photograph: Dan Sheridanin/Inpho

While Leinster continue to prepare for their game against Ulster in the United Rugby Championship at the weekend, they are hoping the organisers of th(...)

 Connacht’s Jack Carty has been in excellent form this season. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht are facing an anxious wait for news of Jack Carty’s availability for Saturday’s New Year’s Day meeting with Munster at the Sportsground in Ga(...)

Ultan Dillane has confirmed his departure from Connacht. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Seven years since making his competitive Connacht debut aged 21, Ultan Dillane has announced he is leaving the western province. There is speculation(...)

Star turn: Ulster centre James Hume breaks past wing Courtnall Skosan during the Heineken Champions Cup match against Northampton Saints. Photograph: Getty

With so much uncertainty surrounding the ever-changing landscape due to Covid-19’s tightening grip, it was diverting to hear about on-pitch matters ah(...)

Munster and Castres players shake hands after the final whistle during the Heineken Champions Cup match at Thomond Park, Limerick. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The organisers of the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup, EPCR, will this morning wake up to an unenviable headache, with both tournaments probably needi(...)

Bundee Aki returns to the Connacht side for the first time in over two months for Sunday’s Champions Cup clash away to Leicester. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Heineken Champions Cup: Leicester v Connacht, Welford Road, Sunday, 1pm – Live on BT Sport Connacht will be hoping history is not repeated when they (...)

Connacht’s Eoghan Masterson scores the bonus point try. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 36 Stade Francais 9 Connacht produced the ideal result to open their European Champions Cup campaign, and in the end it was a comfortable v(...)

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