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Ireland’s Ultan Dillane takes on France’s  Mathieu Bastareaud during the recent clash at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht v Benetton, Sportsground (7.35, live on TG4, Eir Sport) Connacht coach Andy Friend has elected to include three internationals for an import(...)

A Connacht  training session in the Sportsground, Galway, before the trip to Glasgow. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Glasgow Warriors v Connacht, Scotstoun (7.35pm, live on Free Sports) It’s the clash of the second and third placed sides in Conference A table – ther(...)

  James Mitchell attempts to evade the Sale defence. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Connacht 20 Sale 18 Connacht have given themselves a real chance of qualifying for the European Challenge Cup quarter-finals with a first win over En(...)

The Connacht squad in a huddle during training at Wynberg Boys High School, Cape Town, as they prepare for the game against the Cheetahs. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Pro14, Cheetahs v Connacht, Saturday December 1st, Bloemfontein (kick-off 3.0pm Irish time, live on eirSport 1) Connacht have made five changes from (...)

Connacht’s Colby Fainga’a breaks free to score his side’s third try during the Guinness Pro 14 game against te Dragons at the  Sportsground. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 33 Dragons 12 Connacht secured a valuable bonus-point win over the Dragons to keep the pressure on the top four in the Pro 14 Conference A.(...)

Seán O’Brien, Peter McCabe, Bundee Aki and Eoin Griffin at a Connacht squad training sesion at Sportsground, Galway. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Robin Copeland will make his Connacht debut, Tom Farrell has recovered from illness, Bundee Aki makes his first start of the season alongside him in m(...)

 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(...)

 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 (...)

Sean O’Brien and Ultan Dillane of Connacht  training in  Bloemfontein, South Africa. Photograph: Frikkie Kapp/Inpho

Cheetahs v Connacht Toyota Stadium (5.35pm, Irish time, live on Sky Sports) Connacht demonstrated character in eking out a late victory away to Zebr(...)

 Connacht’s Bundee Aki and Perry Humphreys of Worcester Warriors during their  European Rugby Challenge Cup round two encounter.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 15 Worcester 8 Connacht flattered to deceive in their victory over Worcester Warriors. Although ultimately grabbing control of Pool five in (...)

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