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Nic Groom scores Northampton’s second try in their Champions Cup play-off win over Connacht. Photograph: james Crombie/Inpho

Northampton Saints 21 Connacht 15 It was the last hurrah for Connacht’s bid for Champions Cup rugby, and true to their history, they went down fighti(...)

Connacht’s John Muldoon with his teammates after their defeat to Munster earlier this month. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Champions Cup Playoff semi-final: Northampton Saints v Connacht, Franklin's Gardens, 4pm (TG4) Pat Lam has long advocated for the top seven Pro12 tea(...)

Prop Ronan Loughney will leave Connacht at the end of the season. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Prop Ronan Loughney is among a group of players leaving Connacht at the end of the season. The 32-year-old spent 12 years at the Sportsground and pla(...)

Leinster’s Cian Healy blocks Dave Heffernan’s path at the Sportsground.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Connacht 24 Leinster 37 Nearing the hour mark, and trailing 27-24, Connacht outhalf Jack Carty retrieved possession under his own posts and his team-(...)

Leinster’s Adam Byrne takes flight on his way to scoring a try in the Guinness Pro 12 game against Connacht at the Sportsground in Galway. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Connacht 24 Leinster 37 A wild, wild night out west, but not in what was once the old, traditional sense. On a lovely spring night in Galway, this wa(...)

Ireland squad member Ultan Dillane forms part of an experienced core to the Connacht pack. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

GUINNESS PRO-12 Benetton Treviso v Connacht Stadio Comunale di Monigo, Sunday 12.30pm (Irish time) Bundee Aki’s return to the Connacht team f(...)

Toulouse players celebrate as referee Wayne Barnes blows the full-time whistle in the Champions Cup game against Connacht at Stade Ernest-Wallon. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Toulouse 19 Connacht 10 Brave, as ever, but no cigar. Regrets, Connacht will have many, after coming within a drop goal or penalty of reaching the qu(...)

Pat Lam faces another patch-up job ahead of Connacht’s Champions Cup fixtures with Zebre and Toulouse. Photograph: Inpho/Ian Cook

Connacht coach Pat Lam has urged his injury-ravaged squad to defy a host of potential absentees and make history by qualifying for the last eight of t(...)

Francis Saili’s return has come at a good time for a depleted Munster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Pro12 preview: Connacht v Munster Venue: Sportsground, 5.30pm TV: Live TG4 An unwritten rule of print journalism is to avoid lists. People trail(...)

Bundee Aki is facing surgery on his injured ankle. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Connacht head coach Pat Lam has made four personnel changes to his side ahead of Friday’s Pro12 clash with Ulster at Kingspan Stadium . Bundee Aki wi(...)

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