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Colm Reilly makes his first start for Connacht this evening against Scarlets. Photograph:  Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Connacht v Scarlets Sportsground (Saturday, 7.35, live on TG4) Connacht coach Andy Friend is able to call upon scrumhalf Kieran Marmion and secondrow(...)

Tadhg Beirne returns from injury to partner Fineen Wycherley in the Munster  secondrow for the game against Connacht on Sunday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Munster v Connacht, Aviva stadium, Sunday, 3.0 – Live on Eir Sport, deferred coverage on TG4 Munster will require a couple of points from Sunday’s ga(...)

Jacob Stockdale is relishing the opportunity to play fullback with Ulster. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ulster v Leinster, Aviva stadium, Saturday, 7.35 – Live on Eir Sport, deferred coverage TG4 Jacob Stockdale, one of seven players retained by Ulster (...)

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland says his side are taking nothing for granted against Connacht as they look to qualify for the Pro 14 semi-finals. Photograph:   Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Connacht v Ulster, Aviva Stadium, Sunday, 4.30pm – Live on TG4 and Eir Sport The clock has finally ticked down to this weekend’s return of Pro14 rugb(...)

 Connacht’s Peter Robb  is tackled at Murrayfield. Photo: Craig Watson/Inpho

Edinburgh 41 Connacht 14 Connacht ’s hope of jumping into the top three after this weekend were dashed after the Galway side came away from Murrayfie(...)

Clermont’s French winger Alivereti Raka  scores a try against Ulster during the European Champions Cup clash at Stade Marcel  Michelin stadium in Clermont-Ferrand. Photograph: Thierry Zoccolan/AFP/ Getty

Knowing their quarter-final destiny remained in their own hands was of little comfort to Ulster head coach Dan McFarland in the Stade Marcel Michelin(...)

Clermont’s Isaia Toeava   is tackled by Robert Baloucoune. Photo: Getty Images

Clermont 29 Ulster 13 Ulster surrendered the lead of Pool 3 to Clermont after the hosts fought back in the second-half at the Stade Marcel Michelin t(...)

Longford manager Padraig Davis. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Longford 1-13 Carlow 0-10 Longford booked their place in the O’Byrne Cup semi-final for the fourth year in a row with six points to spare over Carlow(...)

Leinster players celebrate the victory over Glasgow Warriors at  Scotstoun Stadium. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Six months on from defeating Glasgow Warriors in the final of the Pro14 at Celtic Park, Leinster again achieved a successful outcome against the Scott(...)

Devin Toner and Tadhg Furlong training at Donnybrook. Furlong returns to the starting line-up in France while Toner must settle for a place on the bench. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Heineken Champions Cup: Lyon v Leinster Kick-off: 3.15pm (Irish time), Saturday. Venue: Stade de Gerland. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblo(...)

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