Denis Buckley

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Ulster have pulled out of a deal for former Racing 92 forward Leone Nakarawa. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The timing of Ulster’s decision to call off their proposed signing of Leone Nakarawa is likely to make it difficult for the province to find a replace(...)

James Cronin has played 142 games for Munster, including 13 starts this season, more than the other four loose-heads in the squad combined. File photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Connacht are endeavouring to sign James Cronin after Munster’s decision to release the three-times capped 30-year-old loose-head at the end of this mo(...)

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’s Bundee Aki celebrates scoring the winning try late in the game against Benetton during the Guinness Pro 14 game at Stadio di Monigo in February. Photograph: Elena Barbini/Inpho

Benetton v Connacht, Stadio Monigo, Treviso, Saturday, 5.15pm Irish time – Live on Eir Sport 1, Premier Sports 1 Against all expectations when starti(...)

 Connacht’s Denis Buckley: ‘Connacht has shown a lot of loyalty to me and I have been loyal.’ Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Prop Denis Buckley is set to join the elite 200 club when he lines out for Connacht against Benetton in Italy on Saturday. The 30-year-old loosehead (...)

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(...)

Jack Carty celebrates scoring one of his two tries in the opening half against Leinster. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster 24 Connacht 35 Connacht brought an end to Leinster’s 26-match winning sequence in the Pro14 with a memorable and thoroughly deserved victory(...)

Connacht’s   Caolin Blade: set to play at  scrumhalf against Benetton. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht v Benetton The Sportsground, 7.35pm - Live TG4, eir sport This rescheduled fixture might not quicken the pulse but it matters to Connacht(...)

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