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Connacht centre Bundee Aki has been sidelined with a knee injury. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Connacht will continue to monitor Bundee Aki’s knee injury which sidelined their Irish centre for the festive derbies against Ulster and Leinster prio(...)

Connacht’s Jack Carty in action against Racing 92 in the Champions Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Racing 26 Connacht 22 European rugby continues to compel and confound as Connacht once again stepped onto the big stage and came within a score of p(...)

Head coach Andy Farrell during Ireland rugby squad training at the  IRFU High Performance Centre in   Blanchardstown, Dublin.   Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Andy Farrell is likely to delve more deeply into the Irish squad for Sunday’s Guinness Series/Autumn Nations Cup game against Georgia when he announce(...)

 Caelan Doris, n action against Wales, will again start in the Irish backrow against England this weekend. File photograph: Inpho

Back in April 2015, Ireland played Wales in the European Under-18 Championship in Toulouse. During an injury break, the Irish forwards went into a hud(...)

Connacht’s  Quinn Roux during  Ireland squad training at Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A second successive call-up to the Ireland squad for Quinn Roux is a deserved recognition for taking control of his personal development, according to(...)

Ireland’s Johnny Sexton was replaced during the Six Nations match against France in Paris. Photo: Dave Winter/Inpho

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton has apologised to Ireland coach Andy Farrell for the manner he reacted to being replaced by Ross Byrne in the Six Nation(...)

Connacht’s John Porch and Tom Farrell celebrate with Caolin Blade after the victory over Edinburgh at Murrayfield. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Connacht expect to welcome back some of their international players for Saturday’s Pro 14 fixture against the Dragons at Rodney Parade. The Connacht(...)

 France’s scrumhalf Antoine Dupont makes a break   during the Six Nations  clash against Ireland at the Stade de France, in Saint Denis,  Paris. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP via Getty Images

France 35 Ireland 27 This was an odd, fluctuating affair which was both encouraging from an Irish perspective but also a little sobering. They went (...)

Jamison Gibson-Park is a doubt for Ireland’s Six Nations game against France in Paris  next Saturday with a hamstring injury. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Jamison Gibson-Park, Keith Earls and Rónan Kelleher will all be closely monitored over the next two days before Andy Farrell and his assistants name t(...)

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(...)

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