Gregor Townsend

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Warren Gatland with Neil Jenkins during the successful Lions tour of 2013. Photograph: Getty

The selection of a British and Irish Lions coach seldom involves a trip into the less trodden grass of left field. For years it was largely a matter o(...)

Cian Kelleher: to  make his competitive debut for Connacht. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

At Connacht’s celebratory homecoming last May, John Muldoon declared: “We will see you all in September. We have a title to defend!” Well, the champi(...)

Players at the launch of the 2016/17 Guinness Pro12 season at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

In what should be an additional incentive to the four Irish sides this season, it has been confirmed that next year’s Guinness Pro12 final will be hel(...)

Glasgow’s Finn Russell leaves the field injured last May. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Finn Russell has highlighted the “amazing” treatment he received from Connacht after being stretchered from the field with a head injury in last May’s(...)

Glasgow’s Finn Russell goes down injured at the Sportsground.

Stand-off Finn Russell has been ruled out of Scotland’s summer tour of Japan as he continues his stay in hospital in Ireland. The 23-year-old remai(...)

Connacht captain John Muldoon raises his arm in celebration as winger Niyi Adeolokun runs in for a try at the Sportsground in the province’s Pro12 playoff against Glasgow. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Connacht 16 Glasgow Warriors 11 This was a helluva way to sign off what has been a helluva season at the Sportsground. A 14th win in 15 competitive m(...)

Connacht’s Niyi Adeolokun goes clear to score a try. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 16 Glasgow 11 They’ve never had it so good, but now they could have it even better next Saturday. Connacht tore up the history book and all (...)

Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw will want a big game in his farewell to the Sportsground. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Connacht v Glasgow Guinness Pro12 semi-final The Sportsground, Saturday, 6.30pm TG4/Sky Sports 1 In outlining their vision and strategy for the n(...)

Glasgow’s Gordon Reid celebrates scoring his side’s try against Connacht. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

And then there were four. And in a fairly remarkable sequence of groundbreaking firsts, three of them are Irish, two of the trio have earned home adva(...)

Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw and Bundee Aki: among nine players Pat Lam has brought back in to the side for the crucial meeting with Gregor Townsend’s in-form Glasgow at the sold-out Sportsground. Photograph: James crombie/Inpho.

And so it has all gone down to the wire. They might not quite have everything to play for, but each of the Irish provinces has something on the line i(...)

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