Andy Friend

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Former Connacht head coach Pat Lam with Bundee Aki after the match. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht 18 Bristol 27 Former Connacht head coach Pat Lam made a triumphant return to the Sportsground with his Bristol Bears on Sunday afternoon. (...)

John Muldoon, Pat Lam and Conor McPhillips will return to the Sportsground with the Bristol Bears on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht v Bristol Bears, The Sportsground, Sunday, 5.30pm – Live on BT Sport Bristol Bears’ Pat Lam is not expecting to receive the warmest of welco(...)

Connacht’s Jack Carty in action against Racing 92 in the Champions Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Racing 26 Connacht 22 European rugby continues to compel and confound as Connacht once again stepped onto the big stage and came within a score of p(...)

Racing’s Finn Russell takes on  Sam Simmonds and Harry Williams of Exeter during the Champions Cup final at  Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Racing 92 v Connacht Rugby, Sunday, Kick-Off: (4.15pm local time/3.15pm Irish). Venue: Paris La Defense Arena. On TV: Live on BT Sport. Connacht’s pr(...)

Exeter Chiefs are the defending European champions. Photograph: Inpho

Against the most disconcerting backdrop the sport has ever known, the Heineken Champions Cup is back with a new, one-off, complex format which is both(...)

Bundee Aki is one of the Connacht players returning after being away on Ireland duty. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

None come as big for Connacht as Racing 92 – not in the 135 years which the Irish province celebrated this week. Toulouse probably come closest. And (...)

Connacht’s   Caolin Blade: set to play at  scrumhalf against Benetton. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht v Benetton The Sportsground, 7.35pm - Live TG4, eir sport This rescheduled fixture might not quicken the pulse but it matters to Connacht(...)

Abraham Papali’i: Connacht’s  New Zealand-born backrow  received a red card  against Zebre. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Connacht are grappling with two major blows ahead of the Ospreys’ visit to the Sportsground this weekend. Centre Tom Farrell has been ruled out for a(...)

Colm Reilly makes his first start for Connacht this evening against Scarlets. Photograph:  Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Connacht v Scarlets Sportsground (Saturday, 7.35, live on TG4) Connacht coach Andy Friend is able to call upon scrumhalf Kieran Marmion and secondrow(...)

Connacht attack coach Nigel Carolan and Stephen Fitzgerald during training on Tuesday. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Connacht welcome a return to Pro14 play this weekend after two weeks of inaction due to Covid-19 cases in opposition clubs. Welsh side Scarlets are (...)

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