Abraham Papali’i: the 28-year-old Aucklander’s ball-carrying could prove a potent weapon for Connacht. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Prospects Realistically, this looks like being a tough season for Connacht. In addition to a radical overhaul of the coaching ticket, Andy Friend ha(...)

Connacht coach Andy Friend is not underestimating Edinburgh despite the side’s injury losses. Photograph:   James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht have been forced to overcome unexpected hurdles this week as they prepare to take on Edinburgh in Murrayfield on Sunday. The province had it(...)

Bundee Aki at Connacht Rugby Squad training in the Sportsground, Galway. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The forecast for Galway on Sunday afternoon is dry and sunny but on Wednesday afternoon, as the Connacht squad returned to the dressing-room following(...)

Bundee Aki starts for Connacht against Montpellier on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Champions Cup Pool 5: Connacht v Montpellier, Sunday November 17th, The Sportsground (kick-off 1pm, BT Sport) Bundee Aki is back for Connacht as they(...)

Connacht’s Kieran Marmion: he  has been linked with a move to Saracens.  Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Connacht v Cheetahs, Sportsground (5.15, live on TG4, Premier Sports) Injuries to fullback Tiernan O’Halloran and prop Paddy McAllister, both of w(...)

Connacht’s  John Porch in action for Australia during a Sevens Rugby tournament in Canada last year. Porch has been included in Connacht’s squad for their clash with Dragons. Photograph:  Inpho/Photosport/Icon Sportswire

Dragons v Connacht, Rodney Parade, Friday, 7.35pm - Live on TG4, Premier Sports Connacht make a second trip to Wales this season and will be hoping n(...)

Jack Carty (left) in action for Ireland against   France in Dublin on March 10th.   Photograph: Billy Sticklan/Inpho

Connacht welcome back a trio of Ireland internationals ahead of Friday evening’s crunch Pro14 meeting with Benetton. Having won his third cap against(...)

Kieran Marmion will start for Connacht on Friday night. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht scrumhalf Kieran Marmion has returned from injury to take his place in the Connacht side to play Glasgow Warriors in Scotstoun on Friday nigh(...)

Connacht take on the Toyota Cheetahs at the Sportsground on Saturday, kick-off is at 5.30pm. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ultan Dillane, Caolin Blade, Jack Carty and Tom Farrell have all been named in the Connacht team for Saturday’s Pro14 visit of the Cheetahs to the Spo(...)

Connacht’s Paul Boyle in action during the Guinness Pro 14 game against  Cardiff at the  Arms Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cardiff 8 Connacht 7 Connacht’s miserable record against Cardiff at Arms Park continues and this latest defeat on Saturday night left Connacht coach (...)

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