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Munster’s chances of reaching the knockout stages are improbable, but just about possible. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The 2020 Six Nations Championship is creeping ever close, and with it the dawn of a new era for Irish rugby. But before Ireland can take centre stage,(...)

Connacht host Toulouse in Saturday’s crucial Champions Cup clash at the Sportsground. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Connacht head coach Andy Friend has recalled a host of Irish internationals for Saturday’s crucial Champions Cup clash with Toulouse at the Sportsgrou(...)

Andy Friend: “We have 80 minutes coming up against a quality side so we know we have to be on our game.” Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Connacht are preparing for a possible defining Champions Cup fixture when Toulouse visit the Sportsground on Saturday. Toulouse return to Galway as F(...)

 Connacht’s Tiernan O’Halloran in action for Benetton in October. The player returns from injury to face Munster at the Sportsground. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht v Munster, Sportsground, Saturday, 5.15pm - Live on TG4, Free Sports The obvious impact of the national player management programme notwiths(...)

Connacht’s Conor Fitzgerald and Jack Carty will both start this weekend. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland international Jack Carty is set to start at fullback for Connacht in their Heineken Champions Cup clash with Gloucester on Saturday (Kick-off:(...)

Jarrad Butler (L) returns to captain Connacht against Gloucester. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Champions Cup Pool Five: Gloucester v Connacht, Sunday December 8th, Kingsholm (kick-off 1pm, BT Sport) Connacht captain Jarrad Butler returns from a(...)

Andy Friend: “Not perfect, frustrating, a lot of errors . . .  but we have the five points and we’ll take it and make sure we are better next week.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 24 Southern Kings 12 Preparations for this week’s defining back-to-back Champions Cup fixtures against Gloucester begin in earnest tomorrow (...)

 Connacht’s Bundee Aki scores the first  try. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Connacht 24 Southern Kings 12 Bundee Aki celebrated his three-year IRFU contract extension with the opening try in Connacht’s 24-12 Pro14 win over th(...)

Connacht  squad training at the  Sportsground in Galway this week ahead of the game away to  Toulouse. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Heineken Champions Cup: Toulouse v Connacht Kick-off: 1pm (Irish time), Saturday. Venue: Stade Ernest-Wallon. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog(...)

 Connacht’s Sean O’Brien picked up an injury during his province’s significant defeat to Leinster at the  Sportsground. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Connacht are anxiously waiting for positive news on the injury front ahead of their return to Champions Cup rugby, while coming to terms with their “r(...)

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