Kieran Crowley

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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(...)

Jack Carty (left) in action for Ireland against   France in Dublin on March 10th.   Photograph: Billy Sticklan/Inpho

Connacht welcome back a trio of Ireland internationals ahead of Friday evening’s crunch Pro14 meeting with Benetton. Having won his third cap against(...)

Barry Daly:  recognised as the championship’s top try scorer for last season after scoring a dozen tries in just 11 starts and four appearances off the bench. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Reflecting the season that was in it, Irish players and in particular those from Leinster, along with their head coach Leo Cullen, dominated Tuesday n(...)

Leinster’s Ian Nagle and his team-mates during the shock home defeat to Benetton Treviso at the RDS. The visitors were 18-1 to register a victory.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster 15 Benetton 17 There will be no refuge from such a blatant performance malfunction, the imperfections of which in the glare of the post-mat(...)

Connacht’s Eoin Griffin scores a  try in the Guinness Pro14 fixture against Benetton Treviso in Stadio Monigo, Italy. Photograph: Luca Sighinolfi/Inpho

Benetton 19 Connacht 22 Connacht arrive in South Africa on Sunday armed with some much-needed momentum after claiming their first away win of th(...)

Tiernan O’Halloran: returns to the Connacht side for the game against Benetton  Treviso. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Benetton v Connacht, Stadio Comunale di Monigo (12.0, Irish time) In theory there isn’t a better time for Connacht to be making a trip to Treviso giv(...)

 Iain Henderson (Ulster), Dean Budd (Bennetton Treviso), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Isa Nacewa (Leinster), CJ Velleman (Southern Kings), Mark Bennett (Edinburgh) and Cory Hill (Newport Gwent Dragons) at the launch of the Guinness PRO14 season at the Aviva. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

From a Pro14 press release: “It promises to be a sensational season . . . ” Guinness and Sky Sports certainly hope so. The good folk behind Europe’s (...)

Ireland squad member Ultan Dillane forms part of an experienced core to the Connacht pack. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

GUINNESS PRO-12 Benetton Treviso v Connacht Stadio Comunale di Monigo, Sunday 12.30pm (Irish time) Bundee Aki’s return to the Connacht team f(...)

Luke Fitzgerald challenges for a high ball with Matt Evans during Ireland’s opening World Cup match against Canada. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

The odds on Ireland winning Pool D shortened from 4/6 to 4/7 in the aftermath of beating Canada, and while that may seem a little premature, it tak(...)

Iain Henderson, supported by Luke Fitzgerald, run at the Canadian defence during the  Rugby World Cup Group D encounter at the Milennium Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Joe Schmidt caught everyone at unawares with this team selection for Canada. Despite, seemingly, bringing inside centre cover to the World Cup in the (...)

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