Ben O Donnell

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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(...)

Dragons’ Jonah Holmes celebrates scoring a try against Connacht. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Connacht 22 Dragons 35 Connacht, needing to make a home run count, were beaten by a physically superior Dragons team at the Galway Sportsground on S(...)

Ben O’Donnell starts on the wing for Connacht against the Dragons at The Sportsground on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Matthew Burke, Paul Boyle and Ben O’Donnell have been drafted into the starting XV for Saturday’s URC meeting with the Dragons at The Sportsground (ki(...)

Connacht’s Peter Sullivan scores a try during the Guinness Pro 14 Rainbow Cup game against the Ospreys at the Sportsground in Galway. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Connacht 26 Ospreys 19 Connacht signed off their season with a home victory to end Ospreys’ hopes of advancing to the Guinness Pro 14 Rainbow Cup fin(...)

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has brought Hugo Keenan, Tommy O’Brien, Rory O’Lough lin, Ed Byrne, Rónan Kelleher, Michael Bent and Ross Molony into the team for this weekend’s clash. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leo Cullen has made seven changes to Leinster’s starting XV from the 21-17 win over Ulster a fortnight ago for Saturday night’s Pro14 Rainbow Cup game(...)

Scott Fardy: played 76 times over four seasons for Leinster. “Fards is a competitive animal, he doesn’t like losing,” says Guy Easterby. “He’s added so much in terms of mindset and not taking a backward step.” Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

CJ Stander and Scott Fardy will ride off into the sunset with their legacies assured; Marcel Coetzee will leave some big shoes to fill at Ulster and t(...)

Will Addison: the 28-year-old Irish international making his last appearance for Ulster in a Heineken Champions Cup pool match against Bath in  January  2020 in Belfast. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ulster v Connacht, Kingspan Stadium (8.15, live on Eir Sport 2 and Premier Sports) Will Addison’s patience and character received a gruelling examin(...)

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(...)

John Porch has shone for Connacht. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Not having the budgets of their competitors in the Guinness Pro14, never mind the Premiership and Top 14, Connacht have always had to shop for bargain(...)

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