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(...)

Connacht’s Cian Prendergast in action against Benetton during the Guinness Pro14 Rainbow Cup clash at the Stadio Comunale Monigo, Treviso. Photograph: Elena Barbini/Inpho

Benetton 20 Connacht 12 Connacht left Treviso chastened after a first defeat at the venue since 2016 as Kieran Crowley’s Benetton made it four Rainb(...)

Connacht coach Andy Friend with Gavin Thornbury at the Sportsground, Galway. The   attitude of not to “die wondering” has firmly penetrated his squad. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

At some point in the future when the Irish coaching job comes up, I believe the IRFU would be amiss if they didn’t take a drive to Galway and have a c(...)

Referee Frank Murphy and  assistant referee Andrew Brace review a decision during the Connacht v Leinster   Guinness Pro 14 Rainbow Cup game at  The Sportsground. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The trial which permits a red-carded player to be replaced by a team-mate after 20 minutes is an absolute crock. Effectively, it makes a sending-off a(...)

Leinster’s Hugo Keenan scores one of his three tries during the Guinness Pro 14 Rainbow Cup game against Connacht at the  Sportsground. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Connacht 21 Leinster 50 A “chaotic” start, but eight tries later Leinster departed the Sportsground having succeeded in applying some salve to their(...)

Leinster’s James Tracy scores a try against Connacht. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Connacht 21 Leinster 50 Leinster were back to their best at the Galway Sportsground this evening. On the back of two defeats, including their exit fr(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

Billy Holland is among the provincial players yet to discover his contract fate. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The vast majority of the estimated 90 or so players out of contract across the four provinces at the end of the season have still to be resolved, amid(...)

Rhys Webb dives to score a try during the Ospreys’ win over Connacht. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 20 Ospreys 26 Connacht’s woeful home record continued in the Galway Sportsground after failing to account for visitors Ospreys who grabbed a(...)

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