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Ireland Under-20  coach Noel McNamara:. “The boys are aware of the opportunity that’s there. That’s come about by backing themselves. and doing all the right things in the previous rounds.”  Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Wales Under-20 v Ireland Under-20, Parc Eirias (Friday, 7.05pm, live on RTÉ 2) Two years ago Noel McNamara, the then Ireland Under-18 coach, spoke t(...)

 Connacht’s head coach Andy Friend: “We face a big challenge in Murrayfield.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Edinburgh v Connacht Venue: Murrayfield. Kick off: 7.35pm. On TV: eirSport and Premier Sports. Paul Boyle is used to confounding convention. He shru(...)

Connacht’s Craig Ronaldson kicks a late penalty to win the game that narrowly missed. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 26, Glasgow 27 Agonisingly close, but for a third successive season, Connacht succumbed to Glasgow Warriors on opening day of the Guinness P(...)

 Glasgow Warriors’ Stuart Hogg kicks the winning  drop goal at the Sportsground. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 26 Glasgow 27 For a third successive season, Connacht succumbed to Glasgow Warriors on opening day of the Guinness Pro14 Championship, but (...)

Tadhg Furlong: in the Leinster line-up to face Zebre at the RDS. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster v Zebre, RDS, Saturday, 2pm – Live TG4 If Leinster are ever short a few euro they could charge entry to the various Seán O’Brien comeback se(...)

James Davies: the Scarlets flanker has been released from the Welsh national squad and will line out against Ulster.  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Scarlets v Ulster, Parc y Scarlets (7.35, live on BBC2) Given the Scarlets double-digit personnel commitment to the Wales squad for the Six Nations (...)

Munster’s James Hart in action during  the pre-eason friendly against Worcester Warriors at the  Sixways Stadium, Worcester. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster v Benetton Treviso, Musgrave Park (7.35, live on TG4) Munster’s director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has picked a youthful side for the province(...)

Marnitz Boshoff starts in the 10 jersey for Connacht this weekend. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht v Benetton Treviso, Sportsground (3.0) Connacht’s South African Marnitz Boshoff gets a first start for the province, Matt Healy is back af(...)

Outhalf Paddy Jackson will captain Ulster against the Scarlets. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Press Eye

Ulster v Scarlets, Kingspan Stadium, Sunday, 3pm (BBC) Stuart Olding continues to display his versatility by once again lining out at fullback in (...)

Robbie Henshaw’s play today against Zebre at 13 could have ramifications for Ireland. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In stark contrast in particular to Leinster, when Connacht are hit by a wave of injuries it quickly becomes a crisis. It’s a numbers thing. And it is (...)