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Jack Conan in action against  Pierre Bourgarit of La Rochelle during the Heineken Champions Cup semi-final. The Lions squad member will start for Leinster at the Sportsground. Photograph: Dave Winter/Inpho

Connacht v Leinster, Sportsground (7.35, live on Eir Sport, TG4) Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has included three players selected for the British(...)

Scott Fardy: played 76 times over four seasons for Leinster. “Fards is a competitive animal, he doesn’t like losing,” says Guy Easterby. “He’s added so much in terms of mindset and not taking a backward step.” Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

CJ Stander and Scott Fardy will ride off into the sunset with their legacies assured; Marcel Coetzee will leave some big shoes to fill at Ulster and t(...)

Connacht head coach Andy Friend at Connacht Rugby squad training in the Sportsground, Galway on Monday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Connacht look to address their lack of consistency this season when they head to Ravenhill to face familiar foes Ulster in the new Rainbow Cup. After(...)

Connacht  head coach Andy Friend during training ahead of his side’s clash with Leicester. Photograph:  Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Challenge Cup Round of 16 preview: Leicester Tigers v Connacht Rugby  Saturday 8pm, Mattioli Woods Welford Road Statistics do not lie. Connacht’(...)

Andy Friend believes Connacht must avoid an arm wrestle against Leicester in Saturday night’s Challenge Cup Round of 16 clash at Welford Road. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Connacht’s poor run of results against English Premiership sides in European rugby is just one more “hoodoo” Andy Friend’s squad must break when they (...)

Cian Prendergast is in the Connacht team for this weekend’s Pro14 clash. Photograph: Getty Images

With Champions Cup rugby already secured Connacht have opted for a much-changed squad to face Edinburgh at The Sportsground on Saturday night (kick-of(...)

Craig Casey during Munster rugby squad training at UL in Limerick on Tuesday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

MUNSTER v CONNACHT Thomond Park (7.35, live on Eir Sport, Premier Sports) A victory on Friday night will guarantee Munster a place in the Guinness P(...)

John Porch has shone for Connacht. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Not having the budgets of their competitors in the Guinness Pro14, never mind the Premiership and Top 14, Connacht have always had to shop for bargain(...)

Connacht’s Jack Carty in action against Racing 92 in the Champions Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Racing 26 Connacht 22 European rugby continues to compel and confound as Connacht once again stepped onto the big stage and came within a score of p(...)

Connacht’s   Caolin Blade: set to play at  scrumhalf against Benetton. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht v Benetton The Sportsground, 7.35pm - Live TG4, eir sport This rescheduled fixture might not quicken the pulse but it matters to Connacht(...)

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