Eric Elwood

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 Connacht’s Mils Muliaina celebrates after last week’s win over Munster  at the Sportsground in Galway. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There is a heightened sense of ambition and enthusiasm around the Sportsground, the Connacht Branch and the province. You can sense the buzz as soon a(...)

On Saturday morning April 12th, 2014, I sat on my couch armed with a bowl of porridge flicking between BBC’s Saturday Kitchen and Super Rugby. Between(...)

Eric Elwood is to return to Connacht as domestic rugby manager. Photograph:   Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Eric Elwood is to return to Connacht after the the former player and coach was appointed as domestic rugby manager for the province.The 45-year-old (...)

Predicting the likely composition of the Clermont Auvergne team for Saturday’s European Champions Cup against Munster at Thomond Park is a fraught (...)

 Munster outhalf Ian Keatley  looks up after kicking the match-winning drop-goal against Sale Sharks during the European  Champions Cup clash at the  AJ Bell Stadium in Salford, England. Photo:  Gareth Copley/Getty Images

A goal-kicker’s lot is different. His job spec affords him even more responsibility than a striker in football. Nor is it quite as unique as, say, a g(...)

Rodney Ah You relaxs in Resistancia ahead of today’s Test against Argentina. It would be a dereliction of duty on Joe Schmidt’s part not to avail of Irish-qualified players. Photograph: Inpho

Something sucks about IRB Regulation 8. Governing international eligibility, it stipulates a player may represent a country in three ways, namely by d(...)

Connacht’s Brett Wilkinson has retired from the game. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Connacht Rugby has been shocked by the sudden retirement of long-serving prop Brett Wilkinson. The popular 30-year-old has been forced to ret(...)

Connacht’s captain Craig Clarke after last week’s victory over Toulouse in the Heineken Cup. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

When Connacht announced they had signed Craig Clarke, the eyes of their supporters must have lit up. It was a statement of intent. Here was a co-capta(...)

Connacht’s head coach Pat Lam shows his delight after his side’s unlikely victory over Toulouse at their Stade Ernest Wallon stronghold in southwestern France. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It must be hailed as one of rugby’s greatest upsets. Connacht defeated Toulouse in their own back yard to become Heineken Cup giant-killers.Against al(...)

Ronan O’Gara and his wife Jessica  in Cork last night for the testimonial dinner.  Photograph: Brian McEvoy

  Former Munster, Ireland and Lions outhalf Ronan O’Gara last night said he was thrilled to be honoured in his home town when 900 gu(...)

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