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Connacht’s Paul Boyle and Conor Oliver celebrate after winning a penalty during the United Rugby Championship game against Ulster at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Andy Friend hailed a vital and vibrant Connacht performance which not only ended Ulster’s unbeaten start to the URC campaign but justified their decis(...)

Connacht’s John Porch celebrates after scoring a try with Conor Fitzgerald  during the United Rugby Championship match against Ulster at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 36 Ulster 11 Connacht varnished their historic occasion in some style, an utterly compelling, inventive and increasingly dominant display yi(...)

Connacht head coach Andy Friend at squad training at The Sportsground, Galway on Tuesday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

To put the importance of the interpro derbies into context, had Connacht beaten Munster at Thomond Park last Saturday they’d have moved to within seve(...)

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(...)

Cardiff’s Jarrod Evans competes in the air with John Porch of Connacht during the United Rugby Championship game at Cardiff Arms Park. Photograph: Ashley Crowden/Inpho

Cardiff 33 Connacht 21 It was a case of opening day blues for Connacht as Cardiff Arms Park remains an unhappy hunting ground for the Irish province.(...)

Connacht  head coach Andy Friend during training ahead of his side’s clash with Leicester. Photograph:  Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Challenge Cup Round of 16 preview: Leicester Tigers v Connacht Rugby  Saturday 8pm, Mattioli Woods Welford Road Statistics do not lie. Connacht’(...)

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(...)

Munster head coach Johann van Graan and Joey Carbery in training ahead of Friday night’s Pro14 clash. Photograph: Inpho

Peter O’Mahony supplied an unusually bountiful sprinkle of crumbs in his contract acceptance speech on Thursday morning. “There’s a huge amount of re(...)

Craig Casey during Munster rugby squad training at UL in Limerick on Tuesday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

MUNSTER v CONNACHT Thomond Park (7.35, live on Eir Sport, Premier Sports) A victory on Friday night will guarantee Munster a place in the Guinness P(...)

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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