Leinster’s Scott Fardy played two of their interpro derbies over the festive period. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ireland’s National Player Management Programme is much admired outside the country, or certainly appears to be given how often it gets an airing from (...)

James Lowe’s Leinster are already through to the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

January gets a terrible press but it’s really not all bad - especially as the new year brings with it the business end of the Champions Cup pool stage(...)

Leinster’s Garry Ringrose is tackled by Robin Copeland of Connacht during their  Pro 14 match at the RDS. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leinster 54 Connacht 7 Not four years ago these teams faced off in a Pro 12 final at Murrayfield. Connacht deservedly and joyously prevailed. On(...)

Leinster’s Garry Ringrose scores his team’s seventh try against Connacht. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster 54 Connacht 7 “James, come off now!” commanded doctor to limping lock. James Ryan damaged his calf - and possibly exacerbated it with two t(...)

Munster’s Keynan Knox celebrates winning a penalty against Connacht at the Sportsground, Galway. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connact 14 Munster 19 The Sportsground has become a special place in recent times, practically unrecognisable from times past. Connacht have engender(...)

Munster’s Jack O’Donoghue in action against  Connacht’s Quinn Roux during the Guinness Pro 14 game at  the Sportsground in  Galway. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Connacht 14 Munster 19 Munster will be top of the tree at Christmas after successfully quelling the fervour of the home team and the home crowd alike(...)

 Connacht’s Tiernan O’Halloran in action for Benetton in October. The player returns from injury to face Munster at the Sportsground. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht v Munster, Sportsground, Saturday, 5.15pm - Live on TG4, Free Sports The obvious impact of the national player management programme notwiths(...)

Connacht’s  Conor Fitzgerald and Jack Carty  in action against Gloucester’s  Billy Twelvetrees at the Sportsground: Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht will welcome the return of three key players for the first of the festive interprovincials when Munster visit the Sportsground on Saturday. (...)

 Connacht’s Robin Copeland celebrates after scoring the winning try. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 27 Gloucester 24 Robin Copeland’s last-gasp try rescued a 27-24 win from the jaws of defeat as Connacht pipped Gloucester in a dramatic Hein(...)

Connacht’s Conor Fitzgerald and Jack Carty will both start this weekend. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland international Jack Carty is set to start at fullback for Connacht in their Heineken Champions Cup clash with Gloucester on Saturday (Kick-off:(...)

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