Andy Friend

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Connacht have announced that Peter Wilkins will switch from defence to attack coach. File photograph: Inpho

Connacht have begun filling the impending voids by the departure of attack coach Nigel Carolan and forwards’ coach Jimmy Duffy with the announcement t(...)

Jimmy Duffy will end his 25-year involvement with Connacht when he steps down as forwards coach at the end of the season. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The news that Jimmy Duffy is to leave Connacht at the end of the season in addition to Nigel Carolan means that the province will no longer have any o(...)

Andy Friend believes Connacht must avoid an arm wrestle against Leicester in Saturday night’s Challenge Cup Round of 16 clash at Welford Road. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Connacht’s poor run of results against English Premiership sides in European rugby is just one more “hoodoo” Andy Friend’s squad must break when they (...)

Munster head coach Johann van Graan and senior coach Stephen Larkham. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

I do not like Munster. This is my politically correct opinion. Always liked the people, love the south west coast, but not the club. The only reason (...)

Nigel Carolan is to leave his role with Connacht in the summer. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Nigel Carolan is to end his virtually unbroken 26-year association with Connacht by opting to step down as the backs coach of his native province at t(...)

Connacht’s Kieran Marmion scores a try during the Guinness Pro 14 game against the Scarlets at  Parc y Scarlets. Photograph: Andy Watts/Inpho

Scarlets 41 Connacht 36 Connacht signed off their Guinness Pro 14 season with a loss to Scarlets, but with Champions Cup rugby achieved and a second (...)

Edinburgh celebrate their late winning try against Connacht. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 14 Edinburgh 15 Edinburgh gave themselves a much-needed Champions Cup lifeline when they snatched victory with an injury-time try at the Gal(...)

Cian Prendergast is in the Connacht team for this weekend’s Pro14 clash. Photograph: Getty Images

With Champions Cup rugby already secured Connacht have opted for a much-changed squad to face Edinburgh at The Sportsground on Saturday night (kick-of(...)

Ultan Dillane and Finlay Bealham ara among 21 players to sign new contracts with Connacht. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ireland internationals Dave Heffernan, Ultan Dillane, Finlay Bealham and Jack Carty are among 21 players to have agreed contract extensions with Conna(...)

Craig Casey during Munster rugby squad training at UL in Limerick on Tuesday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

MUNSTER v CONNACHT Thomond Park (7.35, live on Eir Sport, Premier Sports) A victory on Friday night will guarantee Munster a place in the Guinness P(...)

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