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Joey Carbery: moved from Leinster to Munster

The memories remain vivid but professional sport permits but the briefest pause to enjoy success. Leinster’s record breaking double of Champions Cup a(...)

Connacht’s Rory Parata in action against Wasps last weekend. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Connacht Rugby v Wasps, European Champions Cup, The Sportsground, Saturday December 17th (kick off: 5.30pm) – follow the action on our liveblog from (...)

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(...)

Connacht’s Bundee Aki: switches to outside centre for clash with Zebre. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Zebre v Connacht. Stadio Lanfranchi, 5:05pm (Irish time) There is a touch of second season syndrome affecting last season’s champions Connacht. While(...)

  Pat Lam: “You’ve got a pretty good attacking team versus a quality defensive team. I said it before the last time we played them. The weather forecast is great, but the biggest thing is around making sure that you make the most of the day. You can’t come off with regrets.”

On the eve of the first final in the province’s 131 year history, Pat Lam has declared no fresh injury concerns arising out of their semi-final win ov(...)

Hooker Mike Sherry will make his first start for Munster since November 2013 in the pre-season game against Connacht at Thomond Park. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland international hooker Mike Sherry will make his first appearance for Munster in almost two years in Friday night’s pre-season game against Conn(...)

The Pro12 fixtures have been announced for next season. Photo: Inpho

There will be six rounds of next season’s Pro12 action played before the Rugby World Cup has concluded at the end of October. The first round will coi(...)

Connacht will travel to play Gloucester in their Champions Cup play-off without the injured Kieran Marmion. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht’s pursuit of a Champions Cup spot for next season continues on Sunday as they travel to Kingsholm to play Gloucester in a European play-off.P(...)

MIchael Swift is on the bench for his final home game before Connacht retirement. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht boss Pat Lam has made three changes to his side ahead of Saturday’s fixture against table-toppers the Ospreys at the Sportsground.The game pr(...)

Robbie Hanshaw starts for Connacht against Gloucester in their Challenge Cup quarter-final. Photograph: Inpho

Mils Muliaina has been named in Connacht’s starting line up for their Challenge Cup quarter-final away to Gloucester just a day after it was announced(...)

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